Memphis Slim – “I Just Landed In Your Town”

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Artists, MP3 Download, Songs | No Comments

John Len Chatman, better known as Memphis Slim, started his life in (you guessed it) Memphis, Tennessee before emigrating to Paris, France in the 1960’s. He made over 500 recordings in his career, for Bluebird, Okeh, Miracle, and other original blues and folk labels, teaming up with Sonny Boy Williamson, Big Bill Broonzy, Willy Dixon Read more, Listen and learn

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Jack Kelly & His South Memphis Jug Band – “Highway No. 61″

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Artists, MP3 Download, Songs | No Comments

Several decades before Bob Dylan recorded his breakthrough “Highway 61 Revisited” album, the folk-blues song “Highway No. 61″ was interpreted by numerous blues singers including Charlie Pickett, Memphis Minnie and Joe McCoy, The Sparks Brothers and others. Jack Kelly & His South Memphis Jug Band recorded this classic version with fiddler Will Batts on vocal Read more, Listen and learn

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King David’s Jug Band – “Sweet Potato Blues”

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Artists, MP3 Download, Songs | No Comments

King David’s Jug Band was a popular attraction in Cincinnati, Ohio’s West End in the early 20’th century. Named for guitarist David Crockett, the group also featured Sam “Stovepipe” Jones on, well, just about everything. As a “one-man band” performing in speakeasies during prohibition and on the street, Jones played guitar, harmonica and kazoo (through Read more, Listen and learn

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Blind Blake – “Hookworm Blues”

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Artists, MP3 Download, Songs | No Comments

The “King Of Ragtime Guitar,” Blind Blake makes his 6-string sing on this swinging uptempo blues rag, “Hookworm Blues,” which also features the piano stylings of Alex Robinson. Blake’s vocal interlaces with the piano and guitar patterns to complete a whole much greater than the sum of its parts. This track really boogies, and it’s Read more, Listen and learn

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The Mississippi Sheiks – “Please Baby”

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Artists, MP3 Download, Songs | No Comments

The Mississippi Sheiks from Bolton, Mississippi were a popular band in their time, and their recorded songs have been covered by an impressive list of artists that includes Howlin’ Wolf, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Harry Belafonte and Bob Dylan. Three of the Sheiks were brothers Lonnie, Sam, and Armenter Chatmon, the latter of whom Read more, Listen and learn

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