Monday, February 25, 2013

Mose Allison "The Seventh Son"

My introduction to the silky vocal tones and piano grooves of Mose Allison was via this 45 from dad's brown record box.
"The Seventh Son" was written by Willie Dixon and Mose cut this swingin' version for Prestige Records in 1963.
Johnny Rivers had a hit with a live version of the song a couple years later.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dad's 76th Birthday Show on

Dad's 45 fans can tune in this Sunday, Feb. 24th for a special show celebrating what would have been dad's 76th birthday. I'll be playing a bunch of recent A/D transfers of more of the classic 45s from dad's old record boxes. Missed it live? Catch the showreel HERE!

The Ventures - Walk - Don't Run
Boots Brown & His Blockbusters - Juicy

Booker T & The MGs - Behave Yourself
Bill Doggett - Soft
Lionel Hampton and Orchestra - Sometimes I'm Happy
Bill Black's Combo - Smokie Parts 1 & 2
Clifton Chenier - Ay-Tete Fee
Sidney Maiden - Hand Me Down Baby
Mongo Santamaria Band - Don't Bother Me No More
Lee Allen - Promenade
Eddie Cano - Panchita
Cannonball Adderley Orchestra - African Waltz
Chuck Berry - No Money Down
Richard Berry and The Pharoahs - Louie Louie
The Cadillacs - Speedoo
The Sounds - So Unnecessary
Percy Mayfield - I Need Love So Bad
Dizzy Gillespie - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Tiny Bradshaw - The Gypsy
Mose Allison - The Seventh Son
Ramsey Lewis Trio - Iracy Blues
J.D. Nicholson - Typin' And Wonderin'
Gus Jenkins - Hit The Road
Sax Man Brown & The Broomdusters - Flaming Blues
Red Prysock - Fruit Boots
Joe Jones - Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
Ernie K-Doe - I Cried My Last Tear
The Drifters - Rat Race
Richard Hayes w/Eddie Sauter Orch. - Summertime
The Tritones - Sweet And Lovely
Eddie Harris - Alicia

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Chuck Berry And his Combo "No Money Down"

This is probably my favorite Chuck Berry song. Every time I hear it, I can see dad, rapping along with the lyrics. Growing up, I don't think I ever heard this song played anywhere outside our home like some of Berry's other, more famous tunes.
"No Money Down" was released on Chess Records in December 1955 as the A Side of "Down Bound Train." It was also Berry's first UK single, being released there in May 1956.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Joe Jones - "California Sun"

The Rivieras had a top 10 hit with "California Sun," but three years before that, New Orleans-born, Joe Jones released the first recorded version in the winter of 1961. You might remember Jones' hit "You Talk Too Much," from the year before.
The song has been covered many times over the years, but this is the version I grew up hearing and is still my favorite.
The song is credited to Henry Glover and Morris Levy. The latter was also the owner and founder of Roulette Records.