Digging up some great blues from the Past tonight on R&R. Almost all of tonight's tracks feature blues artists who passed away sometime in October over the years... as a kind of Halloween warm-up. Please remember that Funding Drive begins this Friday! #SUPPORTCKCU Donate anytime by visiting the ckcufm.com homepage and clicking the 'donate now' button. Secure & easy... and thanks! Lloyd will be back tomorrow night with a special Halloween edition of Catch 23 on CKCU at 11pm. As always, THANKS FOR LISTENING!
|Sick Bed Blues|
Skip James - Hard Time Killing Floor Blues
|Up next, a cover of another Skip James song, 'Cypress Grove Blues'. Just because... why not?|
|Cypress Grove Blues|
Ali Farka Touré & Corey Harris - Mississippi to Mali
|Skip James died October 3rd, 1969 in Philadelphia, PA.|
|Any Kind a Man|
Victoria Spivey - Victoria Spivey Vol. 4 1936-1937
|Victoria Spivey also died on October 3rd, but in 1976 in New York, NY.
She was born on October 15th 1906 in Huston, TX.
|I Hear You Knocking|
Smiley Lewis - The Best of Smiley Lewis: I Hear You Knocking
|Smiley Lewis died on October 7th, 1966 in New Orleans, Louisiana.|
Scrapper Blackwell - The Virtuoso Guitar of...
|Francis "Scrapper" Blackwell also died on October 7th, four years earlier than Smiley Lewis, in 1962 in Indianapolis... Indiana. (Sorry for the confusion!)|
|Gonna Raise a Ruckus Tonight|
Gus Cannon - Walk Right In
|Gus Cannon passed away on October 15th, 1979 in Memphis, Tennessee.
The name of the group I was trying to remember (who popularized "Walk Right In" and was featured on the Forest Gump soundtrack, among others) was, in fact, The Rooftop Singers. Now you know!
|Fine and Mellow|
Alberta Hunter - Blues Classics
|Alberta Hunter died on October 17th, 1984 in New York, NY.|
|Levee Camp Moan|
Son House - The Original Delta Blues
|Son House died on October 19th, 1988 in Detroit, Michigan.|
|Pork Chop Blues|
Sam Collins - Complete Recorded Titles: 1927-1931
|Sam Collins died in Chicago, Illinois on October 20th, 1949.|
Jaydee Short - St. Louis Country Blues: 1929-1937
|Jaydee Short died on October 21st, 1962 in St. Louis, MO.|
|We Sure Got Hard Times|
Barbecue Bob - The Great Depression: American Music in the 30s
|Robert Hicks... or 'Barbecue Bob' also died on October 21st, but in 1931 in Lithonia, Georgia.|
|See That My Grave is Kept Clean|
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Anthology of American Folk Music vol. 3B: Songs
|Blind Lemon Jefferson died in late December... but he was BORN on OCtober 26th.
I chose this song because it was about a grave, which seemed to fit the theme.
There's a great Hattie McDaniel track I didn't have time to play tonight (she died on Blind Lemon Jefferson's birthday, in 1952), but I'll try to fit it into a future show. Stay tuned!