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BLUES BEFORE SUNRISE FOR 1/21/18
INITIAL EFFORTS PT I

This week on BBS we present Initial Efforts Pt I. It’s an hour’s worth of the very first recordings by some of the music’s biggest names. This week we’ll be presenting the very first record by Louis Jordan, by Mahalia Jackson, by Willie Dixon, by Lowell Fulson, Sonny Boy Williamson I, Lonnie Johnson, Dr. Clayton, Butterbeans & Susie and many more. It’s a fascinating look at the earliest efforts by the biggest stars. And – it’s the first installment of a four-part series. We’ll present an hour’s worth of Initial Efforts each week for the next four weeks. Plus this week we’ll be listening to an incredible rehearsal tape as Ray Charles works out some of his classic recordings. It’s just Ray, his piano and pipes and - it’s killer! Also, we’ve got a set of Hep Harmony by The Jubilaires recorded for the King label. Great listening all the way around – Only on BBS!

HOUR #1

I CRIED THIS LAST TIME

BABY DEE

HEARTBREAKER SEQUENCE

RAY CHARLES

LOSING HAND SEQUENCE

RAY CHARLES

LET IT RAIN

JUBILAIRES

SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE

JUBILAIRES

ICKY YACKI

JUBILAIRES

MAKE A WONDERFUL SWEETHEART

JUBILAIRES

GET LOST

JUBILAIRES

HEAVYWEIGHT MAMA

BROTHER JOHN SELLERS

TURN THE LIGHTS DOWN LOW

BROTHER JOHN SELLERS

DON’T KNOCK AT MY DOOR

BROTHER JOHN SELLERS

WORRIED LIFE BLUES

RAY CHARLES

COME BACK BABY

RAY CHARLES

SINNER’S PRAYER

RAY CHARLES

HOUR #2

WHY DID YOU WASTE MY TIME

SCREAMIN’ JAY HAWKINS

NOBODY’S SWEETHEART

MILLS BROS

DOG BOTTOM

LOUIS JORDAN

I CAN’T DANCE I GOT ANTS IN MY PANTS

LOUIS JORDAN

HONEY IN THE BEE BALL

LOUIS JORDAN

GOLDEN GATE GOSPEL TRAIN

GOLDEN GATE QUARTET

GOD’S GONNA SEPARATE THE WHEAT

MAHALIA JACKSON

STATION HOUSE BLUES

DR. CLAYTON

WHEN MY MAN SHIMMIES

BUTTERBEANS & SUSIE

WON’T DO BLUES

LONNIE JOHNSON

BEGGIN’ MY BABY

LITTLE MILTON

I HAD TO LET HER GO

EDDIE BOYD

STREET WALKIN’ WOMAN

LOWELL FULSON

SWEET LOUISE (FOUR BREEZES)

WILLIE DIXON

GOOD MORNING SCHOOL GIRL

SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON I

HOUR #3

TAKE IT & MAKE MY GET AWAY

TAMPA RED

I’M GONNA GET HIGH

TAMPA RED

THE DIRTY DOZENS

SPECKLED RED

RIGHT STRING BUT THE WRONG YO-YO

SPECKLED RED

ROCKED FROM SIDE TIO SIDE

LITTLE HAT JONES

DREAMING BLUES

WILLIE REED

MAMA BLUES

WILLIAM McCOY

SUGAR BUES

DALLAS STRING BAND

HOT SPRINGS BLUES

BESSIE SMITH

SWEET MISTREATER

BESSIE SMITH

DEEP RIVER BLUES

ROSA HENDERSON

ETHEL MAE

BIG BOY CRUDDUP

KATIE MAE

BIG BOY CRUDDUP

ROBERTA

BIG BOY CRUDDUP

PEARLY LEE

BIG BOY CRUDDUP

NELVINA BLUES

BIG BOY CRUDDUP

CHINESE MAN BLUES

LITTLE BROTHER MONTGOMERY

SHREVEPORT FAREWELL

LITTLE BROTHER MONTGOMERY

HOUR #4

BREAK OF DAY

HOWLING WOLF

SHAKE DANCER

LITTLE WALTER

PLEASE HAVE MERCY

MUDDY WATERS

JUST TO BE WITH YOU

MUDDY WATERS

AIN’T TIMES HARD

FLOYD JONES

THE HARD WAY

OTIS SPANN

BLUES HIT BIG TOWN

JR. WELLS

LONESOME OLE TRAIN

HOMESICK JAMES

MUMBLIN’

BO DIDDLEY

ROAD RUNNER

BO DIDDLEY

THE TWISTER

BO DIDDLEY

I’M LOOKING FOR A WOMAN

BO DIDDLEY

THESE KIND OF BLUES

JR. PARKER

PRETTY BABY

JR. PARKER

ROAD OF BROKENHEARTED MEN

BOBBY BLAND

I AIN’T MYSELF ANYMORE

BOBBY BLAND

THAT DID IT

BOBBY BLAND

YOU’RE STILL MY WOMAN

B.B. KING

HOUR #5

SUFFER

THREE FLAMES

SENOIR PETER GUNN

HENRY MANCINI

CLOSE YOUR EYES

ARTHUR PRYSOCK

INTO EACH LIFE SOME RAIN MUST FALL

ELLA & THE INKSPOTS

ONE O’CLOCK JUMP

JIMMY SMITH

DREAM STREET

MILLIE BOSMAN

DON’ LIVE LIKE THAT NO MORE

BABY DEE

BLUES IN THE EVENING

DOLES DICKINS

HI-YO SILVER

HAROLD BURRAGE

MOJO & MY LODESTONE

QUINN KINBLE

HARD HEADED WOMAN

CLARENCE GREEN

TOO MUCH COMPETITION

TARHEEL SLIM

NUMBER 9 TRAIN

TARHEEL SLIM

WILDCAT TAMER

TARHEEL SLIM

I’M GONNA THROW YOU OUT

TARHEEL SLIM

MY FLIGHT

TARHEEL SLIM

SECURITY

TARHEEL SLIM & LITTLE ANNE

ALBATROSS

FLEETWOOD MAC

 

BLUES BEFORE SUNRISE FOR 1/14/18
THE PARROT & BLUE LAKE LABELS

This week on BBS we call on data archived by the Red Saunders Research Foundation to broadcast a profile on the Parrot/Blue Lake record label. This Chicago based record label was owned and operated by veteran black Chicago disc jockey Al Benson, known as The Old Swing Master. He started the label c. 1952 and ran it through the year 1956. He recorded Rhythm & Blues, Doowop, Gospel, Jazz, and the line-up for his Blues roster reads like a Postwar Hall of Fame – Willie Mabon, John Brim, Sunnyland Slim, Jody Williams, Henry Gray, L.C. McKinley, Little Willie Foster, J.B. Lenoir, and many more. We’ll spend the entire five hours sorting through the Parrot/Blue Lake files. Take the time to remember along with us – We’ll make it worth your while! Only on BBS!

HOUR #1

CALL MY BABY

JOJO ADAMS

TIME FOR MOVING

JOE WILLIAMS

IT’S RAINING AGAIN

JOE WILLIAMS

DETOUR AHEAD

JOE WILLIAMS

BLOW MR. LOW

JOE WILLIAMS

HARLEM NOCTURNE

HERBIE FIELDS

THINGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE

HERBIE FIELDS

MR. JUMP

HERBIE FIELDS

I LOVE YOU

HERBIE FIELDS

HEY BARTENDER

THE CHOCOLATEERS

PECKIN’

THE CHOCOLATEERS

DO THE THING

MABEL SCOTT

MABEL BLUES

MABEL SCOTT

MR. FINE

MABEL SCOTT

FOOL BURRO

MABEL SCOTT

WILLIAMS BLUES

KING FLEMMING QUINTET

HOUR #2

REBECCA

JOJO ADAMS

RIVERBOAT

RED SAUNDERS

SUMMERTIME

RED SAUNDERS

MR. 5 x 5

JIMMY RUSHING

LONESOME DADDY BLUES

JIMMY RUSHING

CLOTHES PIN BLUES

JIMMY RUSHING

WIGGLIN’ BLUES

JIMMY RUSHING

BLACK ORCHARD

LONNIE SIMMONS

LONNIE’S BLUES

LONNIE SIMMONS

I CAN’T GET STARTED

LONNIE SIMMONS

ONE O’CLOCK JUMP

KING FLEMMING QUINTET

JAN PTS I & II

PAUL BASCOMB

BEES EES

JOHNNY GRIFFIN

SATIN WRAP

JOHNNY GRIFFIN

HOUR #3

I DON’T KNOW

WILLIE MABON

WORRY BLUES

WILLIE MABON

ROSALIE BLUES

L.C. McKINLEY

ALL ALONE BLUES

L.C. McKINLEY

PAINS IN MY HEART

L.C. McKINLEY

WRONG BLUES

CURTIS JONES

COOL PLAYING BLUES

CURTIS JONES

UPSIDE DOWN BLUES

CURTIS JONES

FLAMING BLUES

CURTIS JONES

I’M WISE

NATURE BOY BROWN

LOOK OUT

NATURE BOY BROWN

BLUE BLUES BOOGIE

NATURE BOY BROWN

TOUGH TIMES

JOHN BRIM

GARY STOMP

JOHN BRIM

I’M IN KOREA

J.B. LENOIR

EISENHOWER BLUES

J.B. LENOIR

HOUR #4

GOING BACK TO MEMPHIS

SUNNYLAND SLIM

THE DEVIL IS A BUSY MAN

SUNNYLAND SLIM

SHAKE IT BABY

SUNNYLAND SLIM

BASSOLOGY

SUNNYLAND SLIM

MATTIE MAE

BABY BOY WARREN

SANTE FE

BABY BOY WARREN

CROSSTOWN BLUES

SNOOKY PRYOR

I WANT YOU FOR MYSELF

SNOOKY PRYOR

MAN WATCH YOUR WOMAN

J.B. LENOIR

MAMA TALK TO YOUR DAUGHTER

J.B. LENOIR

SITTIN’ DOWN THINKIN’

J.B. LENOIR

I’M GONNA DIE SOMEDAY

J.B. LENOIR

FINE GIRLS

J.B. LENOIR

I LOST MY BABY

J.B. LENOIR

HAND ME DOWN BLUES

ALBERT KING

LITTLE BOY BLUES

ALBERT KING

BE ON YOUR MERRY WAY

ALBERT KING

MURDER

ALBERT KING

HOUR #5

FALLIN’ RAIN BLUES

LITTLE WILLIE FOSTER

FOUR DAY JUMP

LITTLE WILLIE FOSTER

YES SHE’S GONE

DUSTY BROWN

HE DON’T LOVE YOU

DUSTY BROWN

HURRY HOME

DUSTY BROWN

RUSTY DUSTY

DUSTY BROWN

LOOKING FOR MY BABY

JODY WILLIAMS

EASY LOVIN’

JODY WILLIAMS

GROAN MY BLUES AWAY

JODY WILLIAMS

I FEEL SO ALL ALONE

JODY WILLIAMS

WATCH YOURSELF

HENRY GRAY

THAT AIN’T RIGHT

HENRY GRAY

GOOD BYE BABY

HENRY GRAY

MAMA YOUR DAUGHTER’S GONNA MISS ME

J.B. LENOIR

WHAT HAVE I DONE

J.B. LENOIR

WE CAN’T GO ON THIS WAY

J.B. LENOIR

ALBATROSS

FLEETWOOD MAC

 

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