BLUES BEFORE SUNRISE FOR 2/18/24
TINY POWELL – SACRED & SECULAR

This week on BBS we feature Tiny Powell. Tiny came to the attention of Blues collectors with his classic 1964 recording Your Time Afterwhile. It was the earliest – and most successful – of his secular recordings – and it drew attention to his earlier career as a lead vocalist in various Gospel groups, including the Paramount Gospel Singers, the Golden Harp Singers, and the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi. We’ll mix genres, playing the sacred with the secular, as we sort through the records that include the vocals of Tiny Powell. We can thank Dick Shurman, who holds a doctorate in West Coast Blues and R&B for supplying many of the sides we’ll be broadcasting. If R.H. Harris popularized “shouting” in Gospel vocals, he cultivated a great disciple in Tiny Powell. It all happens during Hour #3. Also, sets and sides by Louis Jordan, Lionel Hampton, Buddy & Ella Johnson, Howling Wolf, Calvin Frazier, Jess Thomas, The Ravens, and Minnie Moore(a.k.a. many more). Our earliest recording this week 1923 – our latest 1960! Only on BBS!

HOUR #1

GO AHEAD WITH YOUR LUCKY SELF

EFFIE SMITH

DON’T BURN THE CANDLE AT BOTH ENDS

LOUIS JORDAN

CHOO CHOO CH’BOOGIE

LOUIS JORDAN

DADDY-O

LOUIS JORDAN

IT’S A GREAT GREAT PLEASURE

LOUIS JORDAN

HEY BA-BA-REBOP

LIONEL HAMPTON

BLUES AIN’T NEWS TO ME

LIONEL HAMPTON

SAD FEELING

LIONEL HAMPTON

THE HUCKLEBUCK

LIONEL HAMPTON

WALK THE CHALKLINE

BUDDY JOHNSON

I DON’T CARE WHO KNOWS

ELLA JOHNSON

WHEN MY MAN COMES HOME

ELLA JOHNSON

DOWN YONDER

BUDDY JOHNSON

I’LL NEVER BE WITHOUT A DREAM

MILLS BROS

CANAL STREET BOOGIE

DERYCK SAMPSON

CANOE SONG

PAUL ROBESON

WALK SOFTLY

EDDIE JOHNSON

HOUR #2

WORK BABY WORK

LARRY DARNELL

NO WINE NO WOMEN

MR GOOGLE EYES

DON’T MENTION THE BLUES

LITTLE CAESAR

BAD MORNING BLUES

WEE WILLIE WAYNE

I CAN’T UNDERSTAND

WILLIE EGAN

WEAR YOUR BLACK DRESS

WILLIE EGAN

K.C. LOVIN’

LITTLE WILLIE LITTLEFIELD

HAIR DRESSIN’ WOMEN

BIG MAYBELLE

ROCKING BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN

BOBBY MARCHAN

EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY

EDDIE BO

AIN’T IT THE TRUTH NOW

EDDIE BO

WHERE’S MY SHOES AT

CHARLIE TAYLOR

DOWNHEARTED BLUES

BESSIE SMITH

I AIN’T SCARED OF YOU

BUTTERBEANS & SUSIE

I CAN’T SLEEP

MONTANA TAYLOR

MOSES SMOTE THE WATER

GOLDEN GATE QUARTET

MOVING UP THE KING’S HIGHWAY

HEAVENLY GOSPEL SINGERS

I HAVE PLAYED THE FOOL

REV EMMETT DICKINSON

GOD SHALL WIPE AWAY ALL TEARS

MAHALIA JACKSON

HOUR #3

MY TIME AFTERWHILE

TINY POWELL

BREATH ON ME

PARAMOUNT GOSPEL SINGERS

DOES JESUS MEAN ANYTHING TO YOU

PARAMOUNT GOSPEL SINGERS

HEAVEN IN MY VIEW

PARAMOUNT GOSPEL SINGERS

JESUS IS A FRIEND OF MINE

TINY POWELL

I DONE MADE IT OVER

TINY POWELL

LET THE HEALING WATERS MOVE

PARAMOUNTS

PEACE IN THE VALLEY

PARAMOUNT GOSPEL SINGERS

NOAH

PARAMOUNT GOSPEL SINGERS

BOW DOWN BEFORE GOD

PARAMOUNT GOSPEL SINGERS

THAT WAS YESTERDAY

TINY POWELL

WORK & PRAY ON

PARAMOUNT GOSPEL SINGERS

MOTHER

PARAMOUNT GOSPEL SINGERS

MY RECORD WILL BE THERE

GOLDEN HARP SINGERS

MOVE IN THE ROOM WITH THE LORD

5 BLIND BOYS OF MISSISSIPPI

IN THE WILDERNESS

5 BLIND BOYS OF MISSISSIPPI

YOU GONNA NEED ME

TINY POWELL

BOSSY WOMAN

TINY POWELL

CHRISTMAS TIME AGAIN

TINY POWELL

HOUR #4

NO PLACE TO GO

HOWLING WOLF

RIDING IN THE MOONLIGHT

HOWLING WOLF

ROCK HOUSE

CALVIN FRAZIER

LILLIE MAE(1952)

CALVIN FRAZIER

MY SWEET WOMAN

DRIFTIN’ SLIM

IF I LOSE YOU WOMAN

ALEXANDER MOORE

TOMORROW I MAY BE GONE

JESSE THOMAS

AFTERHOURS PTS I&II

WASHBOARD WILLIE

DOWN TO BIG MARY’S

HELEN THOMPSON

EBONY CHANT

DANNY OVERBEA

RIDING WITH THE BLUES

NELDA DUPUY

IT’S YOU I LOVE

RUDY GREEN

I HAD A FEELING

RUDY GREEN

MEET ME BABY

RUDY GREEN

WALK HEAVY

JOHN SCHOOLBOY PORTER

THREE TIMES SEVEN

LARRY BIRDSONG

SIX DAYS A WEEK

THE KINGLETS

YOU GOTTA GO

THE KINGLETS

HOUR #5

IT’S TOO SOON TO KNOW

RAVENS

DANCING IN THE DARK

CHARLIE PARKER

YOU’VE CHANGED

ARTHUR PRYSOCK

LAND OF DREAMS

ERNESTINE ANDERSON

THREE MILES OUT

DON PATTERSON

TAKE OUT YOUR FALSE TEETH DADDY

MARGIE DAY

HOW BOUT THAT JIVE

TINY DAVIS

ROCK LITTLE BABY

CECIL GANT

I’VE GOT NEWS FOR YOU

GOREE CARTER

ROCK TIL MY ROCKER BREAKS DOWN

CONNIE JORDAN

HARD PILL TO SWALLOW

JOHN BRIM

DOWN HOME CHILD

SUNNYLAND SLIM

DARK ROAD(CHESS)

FLOYD JONES

GOIN’ UPSTAIRS

BIG JOHN WRENCHER

BOOM BOOM BOOM

JOHN LEE HOOKER

CHICK-A-BOO

LLOYD GLENN

ALBATROSS

FLEETWOOD MAC

JAZZ OASIS

DECEPTION

MILES DAVIS

BUDO

MILES DAVIS

ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET

MILES DAVIS

YOUNG & FOOLISH

BILL EVANS

SOLITUDE

RED GARLAND

IF I LOVE AGAIN

CARMELL JONES

WILLOW WEEP FOR ME

CARMELL JONES

BEWARE MY HEART

BETTY CARTER

BLUE AZURTE

RAY BRYANT

GROOVEYARD

HAROLD LAND


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