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BLUES BEFORE SUNRISE FOR 3/17/19
LONNIE SIMMONS & THE BUDDY SYSTEM

This week on BBS – OMG two/too big features! Back in the 1970s/ &80s I used to go out to eat with Bob Koester and his wife Sue. We often ate at a local Italian restaurant Biasetti’s. There, each weekend a black senior sat behind the restaurant bar playing keyboards and leading the local dipsomaniacs in sing-alongs handing out party hats and noise-makers. I was surprised to learn that the keyboard player, Lonnie Simmons had recorded for Al Benson’s Parrot Label in the 1950s, double-tracking on both tenor and organ. It came as even more of a surprise to learn this same man had recorded as a respected reed man back in the late 1930s and 40s as Sammy Simmons with artists like Al Kooper’s Savoy Sultans, Hot Lips Page and Ella Fitzgerald. We’ll spin the Parrot sides and then dig to find the prewar Jazz sides. It’s only one of many footnotes to the music’s history but it’s what we do best. Don’t miss it! And then we spend Hour #3 with the Buddy System. We’ll listen to sides that used the word “Buddy” in the title, and sides by artists names “Buddy” and finally listen to sides by artists that recorded as “Fill-in-the-blank’s Buddy” – Leroy’s Buddy, Peetie’s Buddy, Dr Clayton’s Buddy, Blind Lemon’s Buddy, etc It’s our tribute to the Buddy System and just another way to listen to great and curious vintage recordings. Why not listen in? Only on BBS!

HOUR #1

DON’T DO ME WRONG

GENE AMMONS

ALL THE CATS JOIN IN

ROY ELDRIDGE

AIN’T THAT A SHAME

ROY ELDRIDGE

HI-HO TRAILUS BOOT WHIP

ROY ELDRIDGE

INK-SPLINK

MARION ABERNATHY

LONELY BLUES

MARION ABERNATHY

ROSES OF PICARDY

MARION ABERNATHY

BLACK ORCHID

LONNIE SIMMONS

LONNIE’S BLUES

LONNIE SIMMONS

JUMPING AT THE SAVOY

SAVOY SULTANS

‘AT’S IN THERE

SAVOY SULTANS

DOWN ON THE LEVEE

HOT LIPS PAGE

KEEP COOL FOOL

ELLA FITZGERALD

MORE RAIN – MORE REST

JABBO SMITH

DUKE OF DUBUQUE

FOUR VAGABONDS

MONDAY’S WASH

DERYXK SAMPSON

TEN LITTLE BOTTLES

BERT WILLIAMS

HOUR #2

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

DOC BAGBY

WALK THAT MESS

TINY BRADSHAW

WELL OH WELL

TINY BRADSHAW

SHARPE WHEN I HIT THE COAST

BIG JOE TURNER

MY GAL’S A JOCKEY

BIG JOE TURNER

RISING SUN

CHARLES BROWN

MY LAST AFFAIR

CHARLES BROWN

FOR YOU

DOC BAGBY

FOR YOU

RAVENS

COW COW BLUES

CHARLIE SEGAR

DOWN IN THE BOTTOM

OZZIE McPHERSON

SAND RAININ’ BLUES

CLARA SMITH II

SHAKE THAT THING

PAPA CHARLIE JACKSON

MY ROAD IS ROUGH & ROCKY

CRYIN’ SAM COLLINS

I’LL FLY AWAY

FIVE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA

LIVE SO GOD CAN USE YOU

REV J.M. GATES

PRAYER FOR THE DOOMED

CHOSE GOSPEL SINGERS

HOUR #3

BUDDY STAY OFF OF THAT WINE

BETTY HALL JONES

DO YOU CALL THAT A BUDDY

LOUIS JORDAN

GIVE IT UP BUDDY & GET GOIN’

TAMPA RED

GO AHEAD BUDDY

CASEY BILL WELDON

I WANNA GO BACK

BUDDY GRIFFIN

FINE BROWN DRAME

BUDDY JOHNSON

BLUE & SENTIMENTAL

BUDDY TATE

WHAT MORE CAN I DO

BUDDY ACE

I GOT MY EYE ON YOU

BUDDY GUY

HAM-FETCHED BLUES PT I

BUDDY BURTON

SHAGGY DOG BLUES

BUDDY BOY HAWKINS

GRIEF WILL KILL YOU

LITTLE BUDDY DOYLE

DEATH OF LEROY CARR

LEROY CARR’S BUDDY

PINS & NEEDLES

LEROY’S BUDDY

COME OVER & SEE ME

PEETIE’S BUDDY

ILLINOIS CENTRAL

DR CLAYTON’S BUDDY

MATCHBOX BLUES

BLIND LEMON’S BUDDY

HOUR #4

WEEPING WILLOW

L.C. McKINLEY

LOVE YOU BABY

B.B. KING

SNEAKING AROUND

B.B. KING

I’M CRACKING UP OVER YOU

B.B. KING

I NEED YOU SO BAD

B.B. KING

SUGAR MAMA

B.B. KING

HOT ROLLIN’

GEORGE HARMONICA SMITH

MISS O’MALLY’S RALLY

GEORGE HARMONICA SMITH

I DON’T KNOW

GEORGE HARMONICA SMITH

MR ENGINEER

JESSE FULLER

SHORT & FAT

ELMON MICKLE

GOT TO GET SOME MONEY

ELMON MICKLE

CENTRAL AVENUE BLUES

SLIM GREEN & R. TURNER

ALL MY MONEY GONE

GOLDRUSH

GONNA MISS YOU LIKE THE DEVIL

SLIM HARPO

STRANGE LOVE

SLIM HARPO

YEAH-YEAH BABY

SLIM HARPO

PLEASE DON’T TURN ME DOWN

SLIM HARPO

BUZZIN’

SLIM HARPO

LOVER’S CONFESSION

SLIM HARPO

HOUR #5

TOO LITTLE TIME

HENRY MANCINI

APRIL IN PARIS

CHARLIE PARKER

WHY MUST I BE TORMENTED

JOHNNY HARTMAN

MOONLIGHT MASQUERADE

UNA MAE CARLISLE

CARAVAN

SHIRLEY SCOTT

LONG SKIRT BABY

T-BONE WALKER

I KNOW YOUR WIG IS GONE

T-BONE WALKER

MEAN OLD WORLD

T-BONE WALKER

I GOT NEWS FOR YOU

GOREE CARTER

LOWTIDE

FREDDY KING

HAND READER BLUES

JAZZ GILLUM

RAMBLIN’ WITH THAT WOMAN

WASHBOARD SAM

TOMORROW NIGHT

JR WELLS

NEW VICKSBURG BLUES

LITTLE BROTHER MONTGOMERY

CHICAGO RENT PARTY

MEMPHIS SLIM

ALBATROSS

FLEETWOOD MAC

 

 

BLUES BEFORE SUNRISE FOR 3/10/19
MAMIE SMITH’S FINAL RECORDINGS

This week on Blues Before Sunrise BBS AMERICA catches up on their sleep as we spin the final recordings of Classic Blues Singer Mamie Smith. The woman who blazed the trail into the recording studio for African-American performers wraps up a recording career with a late pair of studio sessions augmented by a handful of film performances. OMG – the palpitations start at the simple mention of this adrenalin-laced feature! Actually when everybody else was trying to score Paramounts I was buying Mamie Smiths for $3 & $4. All the sides I’ll play this weekend are from her final volume on the Document series. Only on BBS!

HOUR #1

JACKIE’S DANCE

TINY GRIMES

YOU DIDN’T WANT ME THEN

DINAH WASHINGTON

STAIRWAY TO THE STARS

DINAH WASHINGTON

FOOL THAT I AM

DINAH WASHINGTON

SHUCKIN’ & JIVIN’

DINAH WASHINGTON

WILLA MAE WILLOWFOOT

HOT LIPS PAGE

I KEEP ROLLING ON

HOT LIPS PAGE

I WON’T BE HERE LONG

HOT LIPS PAGE

YOU PLAYED THE GAME UNFAIR

ARTHUR PRYSOCK

WHEN I FALL IN LOVE

ARTHUR PRYSOCK

I’LL BE AROUND

ARTHUR PRYSOCK

OLD JOE’S HITTIN’ THE JUDGE

INK SPOTS

HONKY TONK TRAIN (1940)

MEADE LUX LEWIS

WONDERFUL MAMMY

MAMIE SMITH

MY SPORTIN’ MAN

MAMIE SMITH

LURE OF THE SOUTH

MAMIE SMITH

MAD MOON

JOE MORRIS

HOUR #2

LET’S JUMP TONIGHT

CHUCK WILLIS

DOWN THE ROAD APIECE

AMOS MILBURN

HOUSE PARTY

AMOS MILBURN

LUCKY LIPS

RUTH BROWN

THIS LITTLE GIRL’S GONE ROCKIN’

RUTH BROWN

GIRL IN DISTRESS

PIGMEAT MARKHAM

ARE YOU OUT THERE

PERCY MAYFIELD

THE BLUEST BLUES

PERCY MAYFIELD

DUCK’S YAS-YAS

STUMP JOHNSON

WEAKEYED BLUES

CHARLES McFADDEN

FORTY FOUR BLUES

JAMES WIGGINS

DON’T ADVERTISE YOUR MAN

MAMIE SMITH

GOLFING PAPA

MAMIE SMITH

JENNY’S BALL

MAMIE SMITH

KEEP A SONG IN YOUR SOUL

MAMIE SMITH

I’M PRAYING HUMBLE

MITCHELL’S CHRISTIAN SINGERS

RICH MAN & THE NEEDLE’S EYE

REV J.M. GATES

I’LL LIVE AGAIN

DIXIE HUMMINGBIRDS

HOUR #3

LOW DOWN DOG

LEROY CARR

PEACH ORCHARD MAMA

BLIND LEMON JEFFERSON

OIL WELL BLUES

BLIND LEMON JEFFERSON

TIN CUP BLUES

BLIND LEMON JEFFERSON

BIG NIGHT BLUES

BLIND LEMON JEFFERSON

JAILHOUSE BLUES

MAMIE SMITH

HARLEM BLUES

MAMIE SMITH

LORD LORD

MAMIE SMITH

VAMPIRE WOMAN BLUES

SPARK PLUG SMITH

CALIFORNIA DESERT BLUES

LANE HARDIN

BESSIE’S MOAN

BESSIE TUCKER

KEEP YOUR GOOD WOMAN HOME

BLIND MACK

CAN’T BE SATISFIED

MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT

MOJO HIDIN’ WOMAN

BLIND BOY FULLER

BLUE DAY BLUES

SCRAPPER BLACKWELL

JUNGLE MAN BLUES

BILL GAITHER

FAIRY TALE BLUES

BILL GAITHER

HOUR #4

JUST CAN’T STAY

WILLIE NIX

TOOL BAG BOOGIE

ELMORE JAMES

MADISON BLUES

ELMORE JAMES

WHEN YOU’RE DOING ALRIGHT

JIMMY REED

UPSIDE YOUR HEAD

JIMMY REED

CRAP SHOOTING BLUES

ONE-ARM SLIM

SHORT DRESS WOMAN

J.T. BROWN

WHAT A NIGHT

MEMPHIS MINNIE

KISSING IN THE DARK

MEMPHIS MINNIE

BLUE COAT MAN

EDDIE BOYD

FIVE LONG YEARS

EDDIE BOYD

HEARD SOMEBODY CALLING ME

MISSISSIPPI FRED McDOWELL

SLIDELL BLUES

BIG JOE DUSKIN

GONNA WAIT TIL MY CHANGE COMES

ELDER ROMA WILSON

MARY IS FINE

GATEMOUTH BROWN

I LIVE MY LIFE

GATEMOUTH BROWN

GATE WALKS TO BOARD

GATEMOUTH BROWN

TEXAS HOP

PEEWEE CRAYTON

HOUR #5

EAST OF THE SUN

DELTA RHYTHM BOYS

NIGHT & DAY

CHARLIE PARKER

NEVER MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE AGAIN

BILLY ECKSTINE

PRISONER OF LOVE

LENA HORNE

STORMY MONDAY BLUES

GENE AMMONS

ONE MORE TIME

SAM COOKE

FOOL’S PARADISE

SAM COOKE

CANADIAN SUNSET

SAM COOKE

KEEP WHAT YOU’VE GOT

SNOOKY & MOODY

ROLLIN’ & TUMBLIN’ PTS I&II

BABYFACE LEROY

HARD-HEADED WOMAN

EDDIE BOYD

T-N-T BLUES

ELIJAH JONES

NATURAL MAN BLUES

JOHNNY HOWARD

SUNNYLAND TRAIN

EDDIE BURNS

ALBATROSS

FLEETWOOD MAC

 


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