January 29, 2014

Playlist Show 36

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Show number 36 is going to go from some old classic blues, a bit of R&B, some classic oldies, some way cool rockabilly, with a fine ending of soft melodic rock from Rick Nelson. I have some Elmore James, Eric Clapton, Ike and Tina Turner, The Woggles, Planet Rockers and even a great Johnny Cash classic. All these tunes have been re-mastered by me to fit this show and it is all there for your enjoyment.

 

So let’s get started!

 

First up is Elmore James with a cut from back in the 1920’s, that’s almost 100 years old. Elmore was a great blues guitarist and bandleader back then and was noted for his blazing loud electric guitar and incredible vocals. It always amazes me that this kind of rock and blues has been around so long. So I present to you,

 

Elmore James – Dust My Broom

 

I have a woman lined up next who is credited with bringing together R&B, blues and rock into one great sound. She died in 2012 but during that time she brought us a long list of hits as well as a legacy from her strong vocals. An amazing voice you will have to agree. I present to you,

 

Etta James – Shake Yo’Bootie

 

Many of the tracks I play come from CD’s I got many years ago direct from groups. Some of these groups never did anything again as they joined the straight working groups. This next act is one of these and there is little to find of this group but just listen to the amazing jazz licks as I present to you,

 

The Uber Cats – Blues For Rogetaurus

 

I don’t think I can do much to give you special information about the next artist since you will all know him. This is a rare track from the blues guitar and vocalist Eric Clapton. Here he takes a classic blues song and gives it the Clapton blues treatment. I present to you,

 

Eric Clapton – Have You Ever Loved A Woman

 

Well, now I have an amazing track I found in my collection. Here are the Detroit Spinners but with special guest singer. You can immediately hear the difference as they added Dionne Warwick as the lead singer. Amazing cut, I present to you,

 

Detroit Spinners – Then Came You – with Dionne Warwick

 

Yea, Ike Turner was a macho abusive idiot and we are all lucky Tina got away from the destructive relationship. But Ike was instrumental in putting Tina into the wall of sound that made the future of R&B music sing. I present to you,

 

Ike and Tina Turner – Nubush City Limits

 

Today I am not going to play any Beatles. Nope, but I will give you a Beatles song. This is a 1990’s cut of their incredible song Dear Prudence. I tell you, the Beatles were talented musical writers and this song shows it off. I present to you,

 

Souxie and The Banshees – Dear Prudence

 

Sex, drugs, and rock’n roll. The Mamas and Papas really had the corner on this market in the sixties. Their harmonies were the anchor for their success and while none of them were married to each other that did not stop them from boinking each other and their children. None of which made their music suffer so I present to you,

 

The Mamas and Papas – I Saw Him Again

 

Let’s revisit Eric Clapton once again. I have this great song that previously was never released. A live recording of the Robert Johnson classic Crossroads. I present to you,

 

Eric Clapton – Crossroads – (live and previously unreleased)

 

This next part of the show I am bringing you some great rockabilly. From the Texas panhandle comes a group of fast singing, short song rockers called The Woggles. I don’t think they have one song over 3 minutes. Of course that seems the course for great rockabilly. I present to you,

 

The Woggles – You Belong To Me

 

One of the greatest rockabilly bands was The Planet Rockers featuring the hard driving vocals of Sonny George. The band had Eddie Angel on lead guitar and the man was a real driving force in their sound. I was lucky enough to know Sonny and his band mates in the UK and can testify that this band rocks. I present to you some real rockabilly with,

 

Planet Rockers – Down And Out

Did you get that Sonny George vocal? He has that amazing deep baritone and guess who he sounds like? Well, I am going to give you a hint in this next song with one of the best from the country rock and rockabilly bands with none other than Johnny Cash. I present to you,

 

Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues

 

Yeah, let’s go back to the wild strumming of that Texas twister rockabilly band The Woggles. These guys are always touring the USA and bring their frantic songs to fans on a regular basis. I have a nice collection of their recordings and never found a bad one. I present to you,

 

The Woggles – Struttin’ in Style

 

Here is an artist who died to early. Not from the usual drugs and fast lane lifestyles but in an airplane crash in 1985. He lavished us all with his songs and his early demise robbed us of any further legacy. I present to you,

 

Rick Nelson – Travelln’ Man

Tune in next week when I bring you more great and special music. I am going to go back to more of our jazz roots, blues and root rock’n roll. Yep, that means some great songs from great artists and all of them will rock your socks off.

So remember to tune in, turn on and drop by for more great songs from histories greatest artists! Thanks again for tuning in and see you next week!

 

Bye all!