“Cocaine” by Dick Justice is a lighthearted account of the effects that drug addiction can have on life. Originally written and recorded by Luke Jordan in 1927, Justice re-made his own version of the song blending a little folk with some blues and speeding up the tempo.
Blind Willie Johnson, Texas blues man and virtuoso of the “bottleneck” or slide guitar, was born in Marlin, Texas, about 1902, and blinded at age seven. Johnson’s unique voice and his original compositions influenced musicians throughout the South, especially Texas bluesmen.
Biographical information on Papa Harvey Hull is elusive at best, but the sides he recored in the early 20th century stand the test of time. Listen here as Papa lays down a chant-rap about going to see the maker.
Butter Beans and Susie lay it down on this stellar old recording. Such a great duet, true to life in every way! Sit back and enjoy – this is the good stuff.
Albinia makes her case for more quality time.