Last night on Blues Breakers our Artist of the Week was [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]R.L. Burnside[/lastfm]. We also heard from [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Janiva Magness[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Johnny Winter[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Mud Morganfield[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rufus Thomas[/lastfm] and others. You can listen to Blues Breakers on your mobile device with the free Radio.com app. Search for 93XRT then “star” it as a favorite.
Join us next Monday from 9p-10p CDT when our Artist of the Week will be [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Muddy Waters[/lastfm], born April 4, 1915.
Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers for 3-26-12
MUD MORGANFIELD – SHORT DRESS WOMAN
Larry “Mud” Morganfield is the first son of McKinley Morganfield, aka Muddy Waters, and he bears an eerie resemblance to his father both physically and vocally. Even though he is in his fifties, this is only his second album and the first with wide distribution. The players on the album are mostly local blues veterans. This song is from the new record, Son of the Seventh Son. Mud appears on Saturday at Buddy Guy’s Legends.
R.L. BURNSIDE – GOIN’ DOWN SOUTH
This is the basic song that morphed into R.L.’s hit, “It’s Bad, You Know.’ You may have heard one of several versions of this song recorded by The North Mississippi All Stars. This is a live recording from a club on Burnside St. in Portland, Oregon from the album, Burnside on Burnside.
R.L. BURNSIDE – IT’S BAD YOU KNOW
This is from R.L.’s 1998 album, Come On In. This album came out at a time when a lot more attention had suddenly come to blues artists of the North Mississippi Hill Country. The hypnotic,n groove based Delta Blues of R.L. was re-worked here with modern sampling and looping technics in collaboration with Tom Rothrock who had worked with Beck, and Alec Empire of Digital Hardcore.
JANIVA MAGNESS – THERE IT IS
This is from the new album by Janiva, Stronger For It. Janiva is in town this weekend at S.P.A.C.E. on Friday night.
WILLIAM CLARKE - MUST BE JELLY
William should be celebrating his 61st birthday this week, born on March 29, 1951 in Inglewood, California. William died much too early in the fall of 1996 due to complications from an earlier heart failure. His influences were Chicago Blues harmonica players but he played with just about everyone on the L.A. blues scene in the 70′s. He won the 1991 W.C. Handy Award for Blues Song of the year for “Must Be Jelly” from the album, Blowin’ Like Hell.
R.L. BURNSIDE – WISH I WAS IN HEAVEN SITTING DOWN
This is the title track from the 2000 release. R.L. on vocals, Kenny Brown on guitar.
RUFUS THOMAS – PUSH AND PULL, PART 1
Rufus was born a sharecropper’s son in Cayce, Mississippi on March 26, 1917, 95 years ago. In the 50′s he was a DJ on WDIA in Memphis, his first hit was “Walking the Dog” in 1963, one of the first hits for Stax Records. He had hits in the seventies with “Do the Push and Pull,” and “Do the Funky Chicken.” He recorded a straight blues album for Alligator Records in 1990 and was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001. “The World’s Oldest Teenager ” died of heart failure in 2001 at the age of 84. There is a street named for him just off Beale Street in Memphis.
JOHNNY WINTER w/ DEREK TRUCKS – DUST MY BROOM
BIG RAY AND CHICAGO’S MOST WANTED – 5AM BLUES
From Big Ray’s new album, Travelin’ Lite. Big Ray regularly plays B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted.
R.L. BURNSIDE – LET MY BABY RIDE
Another track from R.L.’s album, Come On In.