For those who like the Blues

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    For those who like the Blues

    There was a series of  music festivals that ran from 1962 - 1972 and from 1980-1985 in Europe called "American Folk Blues festival" which included,oddly enough,many great blues artists.There's a 4 volume series available on DVD of some of the performances,each lasting approximately an hour or so.Rather than me babbling on about them,I'll just post some links and let the music speak for itself.I'll start with Volume 1 and list the rest in their glorious entirety:

    Volume 1:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYznztesRlM

    01. 0:00:01 T-Bone Walker — Call Me When You Need Me
    02. 0:04:10 Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee — Hootin' Blues
    03. 0:07:41 Memphis Slim — The Blues is Everywhere
    04. 0:10:13 Otis Rush — I Can't Quit You Baby
    05. 0:15:40 Lonnie Johnson — Another Night to Cry
    06. 0:20:38 Sippie Wallace — Women Be Wise
    07. 0:25:02 John Lee Hooker — Hobo Blues
    08. 0:27:45 Eddie Boyd — Five Long Years
    09. 0:31:09 Walter "Shakey" Horton
    10. 0:34:09 Junior Wells — Hoodoo Man Blues
    11. 0:37:37 Big Joe Williams — Mean Stepfather
    12. 0:40:36 Mississippi Fred McDowell — Going Down to the River
    13. 0:44:02 Willie Dixon — Weak Brain and Narrow Mind
    14. 0:48:53 Sonny Boy Williams — Nine Below Zero
    15. 0:55:07 Otis Spann — Spann's Blues
    16. 0:58:58 Muddy Waters — Got My Mojo Working
    17. 1:02:45 Finale: Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Memphis Slim, Willie Dixon — Bye Bye Blues
    Bonus: 
    18. Earl Hooker — Walking The Floor.Over You/Off The Hook

    Volume 2:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVO8bHVpdDc

    1. Sonny Boy Williamson: Bye Bye Bird (1964) [0:00:00]
    2. Sonny Boy Williamson: My Younger Days (1964) [0:01:21]
    3. Sunnyland Slim: Come On Home Baby (1964) [0:05:08]
    4. Willie Dixon: Nervous (1962) [0:09:30]
    5. Lightnin' Hopkins: Mojo Hand (1964) [0:12:57]
    6. Victoria Spivey: Black Snake Blues (1963) [0:17:14]
    7. Memphis Slim: Everyday I Have the Blues (1963) [0:20:52]
    8. T-Bone Walker: Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong (1962) [0:23:40]
    9. Roosevelt Sykes: Tall Heavy Mama (1966) [0:28:36]
    10. Willie Dixon: Sittin' and Cryin' the Blues (1963) [0:31:25]
    11. Matt "Guitar" Murphy: Murphy's Boogie (1963) [0:36:14]
    12. Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee: Stranger Blues (1962) [0:39:14]
    13. Howlin' Wolf: Shake for Me (1964) [0:43:22]
    14. Howlin' Wolf: I'll Be Back Someday (1964) [0:47:04]
    15. Howlin' Wolf: Love Me Darlin' (1964) [0:51:49]
    16. Big Mama Thornton: Down Home Shakedown (1965) [0:55:00]

    Volume 3

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftnX-kgvSyY

    1. "Hound Dog" by Big Mama Thornton (1965) [00:00]
    2. "Gulgport Boogie" by Roosevlet Sykes (1965) [02:35]
    3. "Out of Sight" by Buddy Guy (1965) [04:43]
    4. "Feel so Good" by Dr. Isaiah Ross (1965) [07:07]
    5. "Flip, Flop and Fly" by Big Joe Turner (1966) [10:58]
    6. "All Night Long" by Skip James" (1967) [15:40]
    7. "Crow Jane" by Skip James (1967) [18:30]
    8. "Got Sick and Tired" by Bukka White (1967) [20:29]
    9. "Death Letter Blues" by Son House (1967) [25:26]
    10. "Wild About You" by Hound Dog Taylor & Little Walter (1967) [31:16]
    11. "Wand Dang Doodle" by Koko Taylor & Little Walter (1967) [33:55]
    12. "Stranger Blues" (1967) [36:51]
    13. "Burnt Child (Afraid of Fire" by Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee (1967) [36:51]
    14. "Gonna Move Across the River" by Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee (1967) [41:00]
    15. "The Blues Ain't Nothin' But a Woman" by Helen Humes (1962) [47:05]

    Volume 4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQVWPpzuEJ8

    MUDDY WATERS - "You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had" (1964) 0:00:00 
    MUDDY WATERS - "Blow Wind Blow" (1964) 0:05:01
    SISTER ROSETTA THARPE - "Didn't It Rain" (1964) 0:07:54
    SISTER ROSETTA THARPE - "Trouble In Mind" (1964) 0:12:40
    SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON - Keep It To Yourself" (1963) 0:16:29
    MUDDY WATERS - "Got My Mojo Working" (1963) 0:21:21
    LONNIE JOHNSON - "Too Late To Cry" (1963) 0:25:05
    BIG JOE WILLIAMS - "Baby Please Don't Go" (1963) 0:30:10
    SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON "Bye Bye Bird" (1964) 0:33:23 
    SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON "Getting Out of Town (1964) 0:36:10 
    LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS "Come Go With Me" (1964) 0:42:00 
    LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS "Lightnin's Blues" (1964) 0:46:35 
    SUGAR PIE DESANTO "Baby What You Want Me To Do" (1964)0:50:15 
    HOWLIN' WOLF "Smokestack Lightning" (1964) 0:56:17 
    HOWLIN' WOLF "Don't Laugh At Me" (1964) 1:01:28 
    BIG JOE TURNER "Oh Well, Oh Well" (1966) 1:06:02 
    JUNIOR WELLS "What'd I Say" (1966) 1:10:06

     

    And a Bonus track because I like it:

    Muddy Waters "Champagne and Reefer"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHowqKYSXNI

     
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    Re: For those who like the Blues

    That's a heavyweight Blues lineup for sure!

     
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    One song I found really interesting was on Volume 2,song number 11,Matt "Guitar" Murphy doing "Murphy's Boogie".Although he was lead guitarist  for Howlin' Wolf among others,he's probably best known as the guitar player for Jake and Elwood in the "Blues Brothers" movie and albums.He played Aretha Franklin's husband in the movie ("Think").

     The 1963 song on Volume 2 is by far the earliest I've heard by him as a "headliner",for lack of a better term.It's a smoking little instumental number with some nice guitar work by Matt Murphy and piano playing by Memphis Slim.

    Here's a link to just that song if you want to check it out:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4lalFvaLmc

     
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    I've been watching and listening to this series and would highly recomend it to anyone interested in the blues.There's some really great live performances,although sometimes the recording quality isn't that good because they were done in the early 60's. 

     
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    Thanks mrmojo, that seems to be a terrific series that I'll be checking out in depth. I've got to agree with you on Murphy's Boogie, that number is off the hook. I've always loved Memphis Slim anyway. And Matt Murphy reminded me a lot of Roy Clark with his facial expressions and his eye movements. :-)

     
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    In response to carnie's comment:

    Thanks mrmojo, that seems to be a terrific series that I'll be checking out in depth. I've got to agree with you on Murphy's Boogie, that number is off the hook. I've always loved Memphis Slim anyway. And Matt Murphy reminded me a lot of Roy Clark with his facial expressions and his eye movements. :-)



    You know,I didn't notice that until you mentioned it.It's true though,both of them raise their eyebrows when they're hitting high notes.That's kind of odd but interesting

     

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