Today's Blues Playlist

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  1. bluestime

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    Ry Cooder doesn't always play blues but when he does it's outstanding. I have a huge amount of respect for Cooter's contribution to music.
     
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    What's this one all about?

    Now I'm Jonesin' to spin some Walter vinyl.
    All I have is Confessin' The Blues and a best of. One of them has a warp in it that looks like somebody rested it on a cue ball over top of a heat register, I forget which one.
    I usually reach for that Chess 50th Anniversary CD, but I think I'll pull out the vinyl.

    Speaking of Walter, the Oscher album I posted above has this story that he tells on it.
    Warning, though, it's rated R.



    I love how he pauses before dropping an F bomb and asks if they're any kids there. When I saw him at a bar a few years ago he told that story, complete with the swearing. When I saw him at a festival last summer he toned it down. You could tell he knew the story didn't work as well without the cussin', lol.
     
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    Big Mama Thornton
    Sassy Mama
    Just a Memory Just-in-time (live 1977 Montreal)

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    Big Mama Thornton
    Ball N' Chain
    Arhoolie
     
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    This album is a collection of songs he did in the mid 1950's on small labels long before he played in the Muddy Water Band. I like it a lot and find his harp playing to be hypnotic.
     
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    Sounds like a good one.
    Walter's harp playing is the blues version of Bird's sax playing in jazz, IMO. He was that much of a game changer.
    I've got Confessin' The Blues on the turntable right now.
     
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    Oh man, don't get me started on Ramos. By far one of my fav current players. Everything he touches is worth a listen.

    One of his best is an old James Harman album, Strictly Live In '85. He and Hollywood Fats(!) absolutely smoke on it.
     
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    Looks like James Cotton died today.
     
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    Damn.

    With all this Walter talk I was just thinking about the legacies of all those great Muddy harp players, and pondering where they "ranked".

    I guess going from some Walter to some Cotton for the playlist today is a pretty easy choice.
     
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    Dang...another legend lost.
     
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    This is such a great record.
    I bought it in 1969. Somehow in the early 70's it went missing.
     
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    Bummer
     
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    Well that ain't cool that it went missing. I've had a few disappear over the years as well.
    Looking through my Big Mama section I see two records with the title "Sassy Mama", the live one I posted above and a studio Vanguard release.
     
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    Little Walter - Confessin' The Blues
    Little Walter - Boss Blues Harmonica (a 2LP set)

    The good news is that all three of the LPs listed above don't have that warp I mentioned earlier, I was mistaken. The bad news is that now it's going to bug me exactly which blues album has that warp.

    I also realized last night that I don't have much Cotton in my collection, so I decided to just pull out Muddy's The Chess Box, instead.
    Man, did Muddy have a non-stop run of all-star harp players or what?
     
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    Fleetwood Mac ‎– The Original Fleetwood Mac, 1971
    1977 Reissue. Tracks B1 and B5 are mono.

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