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Roots and Rhythms

Roots and Rhythms
Wednesday January 2nd, 2013 with Bruce Walton
Ray Davies/Emmett Miller/Willem Breuker/Fontella Bass

A mixed bag to kick off 2013 - not new recordings, but music newly come to my attention, as well as a brief tribute to soul singer Fontella Bass, who passed away last week
Set Me Free (orig May 65)
Ray Davies - The Storyteller (1998)
Autumn Almanac (orig Oct 67)
Ray Davies - The Storyteller
I was unaware of this recording until I heard parts of it on the Saturday Morning Show. Thanks Pat.
20th Century Man (orig Dec 71)
Ray Davies - The Storyteller
The Third Single
Ray Davies - The Storyteller
Your Really Got Me (Aug 64)
The Kinks - Kinks (1964)
Similarly, I had never heard of Emmett Miller until reading Country, The Twisted Roots Of Rock & Roll, by Nick Tosches
The Ghost Of The St. Louis Blues (w/Phil Pavey, vcl)
Emmett Miller's Georgia Crackers - The 1928-1929 Okeh Recordings
Lovesick Blues (w/Dan Fitch, vcl)
Emmett Miller's Georgia Crackers - The 1928-1929 Okeh Recordings
I Ain't Got Nobody (w/Dan Fitch, vcl)
Emmett Miller's Georgia Crackers - The 1928-1929 Okeh Recordings
The best concert I attended last year may well have been the Willem Breuker Kollektief at the NAC 4th stage last fall.
Homesickness
Willem Breuker Kollektief - At Ruta Maya Cafe (2005)
Tango Superior
Willem Breuker Kollektief - In Holland (1981)
La Santa Espina
Willem Breuker Kollektief - Bob's Gallery (1988)
You know you have too many cd's when you don't even know that the great Don Pullen played on one of your David Murray cd's.

RIP, Fontella Bass
1529 Gunn Street
David Murray - Shakill's II (1994)
This Little Light Of Mine
Fontella Bass - No Ways Tired (1995)
Rescue Me
Fontella Bass - Free (1972)