Last night on Blues Breakers our Artist of the Week was Albert King. Next week listen for Little Walter.
Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers for 4/23/12
Artist of the Week: Albert King
Born April 25, 1923 in Indianola, Mississippi
Died December 21, 1992 in Memphis, Tennessee
ALBERT KING – ANGEL OF MERCY
Recorded in Memphis in 1971.
JOHNNY WINTER – DONE SOMEBODY WRONG
This is from Johnny’s current record, Roots, and this song features Warren Haynes. Johny is doing XRT Blues Breakers shows tonight and tomorrow night at S.P.A.C.E.
ALBERT KING – DON’T THROW YOUR LOVE ON ME SO STRONG
Recorded in St. Louis in 1964 with Ike Turner on piano.
LURRIE BELL – DON’T LET THE DEVIL RIDE
This is the title track from Lurrie’s new record of Gospel music produced by Matthew Skoller and inspired by a quote from Mavis Staples. Wednesday night album release party at S.P.A.C.E.
ROCKIN’ JOHNNY – WINDOW TO YOUR SOUL
From a very new album by Chicago’s Rockin’ Johnny, an album called, Grim Reaper. This Sunday, April 29th go to B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted for Rockin’ Johnny’s album release party with special guest Eddie Shaw.
CANDYE KANE – DOWN WITH THE BLUES
Candye has been battling cancer for awhile now. At one point all the news was good, but then the cancer came back. Candye is now in round two of treatments and we all remain hopeful. She’s been playing some dates and has a big benefit concert coming up in California in her honor. If you’re anywhere nearby on April 30 consider attending. If you can’t make it you could always still send some $$ her way by following this link to info about the benefit. http://concertforcandye.com/
BILLY BRANCH – HATE TO SEE YOU GO
Billy does this Little Walter song on the 2009 release Chicago Blues: A Living History (volume I). This Sunday Billy will be performing at a tribute to Little Walter at The Old Town School of Folk Music.
PINETOP PERKINS – SINCE I FELL FOR YOU
Otis Clay handles the vocals on this song from the just released album of recordings by Pinetop Perkins called Heaven.
ALBERT KING – LAUNDROMAT BLUES
Recorded in Memphis in 1966 and produced by the “Stax Staff.”
ALBERT KING – CADILLAC ASSEMBLY LINE