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BLUES BEFORE SUNRISE FOR 2/16/20
STARS OF THE APOLLO

This week on BBS we present Stars Of The Apollo Theater. I keep seeing these posts on FB with people posting their Top Ten records with a different album each day for ten consecutive days. One of my influences on my program was Stars of the Apollo Theater, originally a two-record set issued on the Columbia Label in 1972. Compiled by Chris Albertson, it’s an anthology, presenting 28-tracks by 28 different black artists, running the arc from Mamie Smith to Aretha Franklin. I first discovered this set when I was working as a shipping clerk at Delmark Records and drove all my co-workers insane playing it repeatedly, day-after-day and shaping my tastes in music. It was my introduction to Mamie Smith, The Mills Brothers, Butterbeans and Susie, Big Maybelle, Hot Lips Page, Moms Mabley, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Buck & Bubbles, Sarah Vaughan and many more. BBS runs on a three-year cycle. Every three years we start fresh and pretend that nobody has ever heard me play any records before – and every three-year cycle at some point I do this program, hoping to broaden listener’s tastes the way it broadened mine. Join this week for Stars of the Apollo Theater during Hours 2&3 –

Only on BBS!

HOUR 1

DROP ANOTHER NICKLE IN THE JUKEBOX

TIMMIE ROGERS

LONESOME LOVER BLUES

BILLY ECKSTINE

LONG LONG JOURNEY

BILLY ECKSTINE

THE RHYTHM IN A RIFF

BILLY ECKSTINE

OO BOP SH’BAM

BILLY ECKSTINE

BLACK MOONLIGHT

ERNESTINE ANDERSON

MOUND BAYOU

ERNESTINE ANDERSON

LAZY AFTERNOON

ERNESTINE ANDERSON

LAND OF DREAMS

ERNESTINE ANDERSON

I’M CHECKING OUT GOOM-BYR

IVY ANDERSON

IN A MIZZ

IVY ANDERSON

KILLING MYSELF

IVY ANDERSON

IF YOU WERE IN MY PLACE

IVY ANDERSON

ASK ANYONE WHO KNOWS

FOUR VAGABONDS

JUKEBOX BOOGIE

HADDA BROOKS

BREAKFAST IN HARLEM

BUCK & BUBBLES

THE BIG LEG MAMA’S FINE

HOLLYWOOD’S FOUR BLAZES

PREVUE

PAUL QUINICHETTE

HOUR 2

IT WAS WHEN MY BABY LEFT ME

EDDIE CLEANHEAD VINSON

GOT AN UNCLE IN HARLEM

HOT LIPS PAGE

SPLOGM

SLIM & SLAM

FOUR DAY CREEP

IDA COX

WHEREEVER YOU ARE

BILLIE HOLIDAY

LOSE THE BLACKOUT BLUES

JIMMY RUSHING/BASIE

STOP-YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART

MAXINE SULLIVAN

SATURDAY NIGHT FISHFRY

MOMS MABLEY & PEARL BAILEY

SATURDAY NIGHT FISHFRY(ALT)

MOMS MABLEY & PEARL BAILEY

GABBIN’ NLUES

BIG MAYBELLE

YOU’RE JUST AN OLD ANTIDISEST…

DUKE ELLINGTON

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’

SARAH VAUGHAN

VENUS VELVET

BOBBY BROWN QUARTET

I PUT A SPELL ON YOU

SCREAMIN’ JAY HAWKINS

EVIL GAL BLUES

ARETHA FRANKLIN

HOUR 3

GIMME A PIGFOOT

BESSIE SMITH

LONG GONE FROM BOWLING GREEN

BUCK & BUBBLES

LURE OF THE SOUTH

MAMIE SMITH

I WANNA HOTDOG FOR MY ROLL

BUTTERBEANS & SUSIE

SHAKE YOUR ASHES

CLAUDE HOPKINS

SWEET SUE – JUST YOU

MILLS BROS

FIFTEEN MINUTE INTERMISSION

CAB CALLOWAY

REEFER MAN

BARON LEE

HARLEM WOOGIE

JAMES P JOHNSON

DOIN’ THE NEW LOWDOWN

BILL “BOJANGLES” ROBINSON

RHYTM RHAPSODY

EARL HINES ORCHESTRA

BACKWATER BLUES

RUBY SMITH

ALL MY LIFE

ELLA FITZGERALD

FROM MONDAY ON

ELLA LOGAN

LONG GONE FROM BOWLING GREEN(ALT)

BUCK & BUBBLES

IT’S A LONG WAY FROM TIPPERARY

ELLA LOGAN

HOUR 4

BOOGIE TWIST

SNOOKY PRYOR

STOP THAT TRAIN CONDUCTOR

SNOOKY PRYOR

NO PLACE TO GO

HOWLING WOLF

TELL ME

HOWLING WOLF

DOWN HOME CHILD

SUNNYLAND SLIM

EVERYTIME I GET TO DRINKING

SUNNYLAND SLIM

KIND OF LONESOME

JIMMY REED

BABY WHAT’S WRONG

JIMMY REED

YOU GOT ME WHERE YOU WANT ME

JOHN BRIM

DON’T HANG AROUND

LITTLE HUDSON

DUE RESPECTS TO YOU

WILLIE LONG-TIME SMITH

LET ME DIE WIT THE ONE I LOVE

J.B. LENOIR

WILL MY MAN BE HOME TONIGHT

LILLIAN OFFITT

I’M TORE DOWN

FREDDY KING

CATFISH BLUES

BIG JACK JOHNSON

HOUR 5

I WANT TO LOVE AND BE LOVED

CASIN STREET BOYS

BLUES IN MY HEART

TAB SMITH

MY HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER

TONI HARPER

SWEET GEORGIA BROWN

JIMMY SMITH

I’LLNEVER BE FREE

ANNIE LAURIE

YOU BELONG TO ME

ANNIE LAURIE

FORTY DAYS & FORTY NIGHTS

MUDDY WATERS

COME HOME BABY

MUDDY WATERS

OFF THE WALL

LITTLE WALTER

TEN TO ONE

EDDIE BOYD

NOTHING BUT TROUBLE

EDDIE BOYD

THAT OTHER WOMAN’S GOTTA GO

GERALDINE CARTER/LLOYD GLENN

COLD HEARTED MAMA

LOWELL FULSON

I CALLED MY BABY

BILLY BROOKS

ALBATROSS

FLEETWOOD MAC

 

 

 

BLUES BEFORE SUNRISE FOR 2/9/20      

ART SHERIDAN INTERVIEW      

This week on Blues Before Sunrise we’ll listen to an interview with Art Sheridan. Art owned and operated the Chance Label here in Chicago. Between 1950 and 1954 the Chance Label issued almost 300 recorded sides – including sides by John Lee Hooker, Sunnyland Slim, Little Walter, Big Boy Spires, J.B. Hutto and many more. We’ll listen to an extended conversation with Art as he discusses his label, his pressing plant and many other adventures. Plus we’ll listen to a great many of the records issued on his Chance Label.

It’s an interview with Art Sheridan - Only on BBS!

HOUR #1

ANNIE LAURIE

TINY GRIMES

HOW LONG MUST I WAIT FOR YOU

LOUIS JORDAN

TEXAS & PACIFIC

LOUIS JORDAN

ALL FOR THE LOVE OF LIL

LOUIS JORDAN

THE DRIPPY DRIPPERS

LOUIS JORDAN

CHICK-CHICK-CHICK-A-DEE

PAULA WATSON

STICK BY ME BABY

PAULA WATSON

OF ALL THINGS

PAULA WATSON

GONNA PAPER MY WALLS

PAULA WATSON

LOW DOWN DOG

BIG JOE TURNER

CHERRY RED

BIG JOE TURNER

ROLL ‘EM PETE

BIG JOE TURNER

I WANT A LITTLE GIRL

BIG JOE TURNER

LET IT RAIN

THE JUBILAIRES

CLIMBIN’ & SCREAMIN’

PETE JOHNSON

BREAKFAST IN HARLEM

BUCK & BUBBLES

JIVIN’ WITH JACK THE BELL BOY

ILLINOIS JACQUET

HOURS #2 & 3

ART SHERIDAN INTERVIEW

HOUR #4

ABOUT TO LOSE MY MIND

BIG BOY SPIRES

FAT MOUTH

JOHNNY WILLIAMS

NO MORE LOVE

WILLIE NIX

THAT’S ALRIGHT

LITTLE WALTER

I LOVE TO BOOGIE

JOHN LEE HOOKER

BABY PLEASE DON’T THROW ME DOWN

TAMPA RED

LONESOME OLD TRAIN

HOMESICK JAMES

ROLL, TUMBLE, AND SLIP

SUNNYLAND SLIM

JUST CAN’T STAY

WILLIE NIX

DIM LIGHTS

J.B. HUTTO

MY BABY’S GONE

LAZY BILL LUCAS

I JUST KEEP LOVIN’ HER

LITTLE WALTER

TALKING BOOGIE

JOHN LEE HOOKER

SOMETIMES I WONDER

BIG BOY SPIRES

THINGS ARE SO SLOW

J.B. HUTTO

THE WOMAN I LOVE

HOMESICK JAMES

NERVOUS WRECK

WILLIE NIX

SHE GOT ME WALKIN’

LAZY BILL LUCAS

HOUR #5

LaSALLE STREET AFTERHOURS

JOHN WRIGHT

YOU LEFT ME ALL ALONE

ILLINOIS JACQUET

IN THE WEE SMALL HOUR OF THE MORNING

JOHNNY HARTMAN

IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS OF THE MORNING

WES MONTGOMERY

MY HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER

TONI HARPER

IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU

JIMMY SMITH

RAMBLIN’ BLUES

BIG MAYBELLE

BLUES EARLY EARLY

BIG MAYBELLE

KING BEE

SLIM HARPO

CONGO MAMBO

GUITAR GABLE

BO’S GUITAR

BO DIDDLEY

LET’S PICK IT

EDDIE C. CAMPBELL

IT’S SO EASY

EDDIE C. CAMPBELL

SHE FOOLED ME

HARVEY HILL

LITTLE GIRL

SUGAR BOY WILLIAMS

ALBATROSS

FLEETWWOD MAC


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