Last night on Blues Breakers our Artist of the Week was [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Howlin’ Wolf[/lastfm], born 6-10-10. We also played songs from a couple of the artists that will be appearing this coming weekend at Chicagoland’s next blues festival. Be sure to join us next Monday at 9PM when our feature will be [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jimmy Vaughan[/lastfm].
Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers for 6-11-12
Artist of the Week: Howlin’ Wolf
6/10/10 – 7/10/76
HOWLIN’ WOLF – TAILDRAGGER
1962 with [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Hubert Sumlin[/lastfm] on guitar.
SHEMEKIA COPELAND – CIRCUMSTANCES
Shemekia will be performing at the Blues on the Fox Festival this Saturday in Aurora along with The Chicago Blues: A Living History Group, The Lee Boys, and The Neville Brothers. This song is from her 2009 release, Never Going Back.
BILLY BRANCH, BILLY FLYNN, FELTON CREWS, KENNY SMITH – HOODOO MAN BLUES – CHICAGO BLUES: A LIVING HISTORY.
Key players in this project will be performing together at the Blues on the Fox Festival this Saturday in Aurora. That includes Billy Branch, Billy Boy Arnold, Lurrie Bell, John Primer and Carlos Johnson.
HOWLIN’ WOLF – NEW CRAWLIN’ KING SNAKE
Recorded in Chicago in 1966 featuring Eddie Shaw on sax.
LIL’ED AND THE BLUES IMPERIALS – IF YOU WERE MINE
From their brand new album, Jump Start. After a very busy weekend, Lil’ Ed and the band are off doing some out of town gigs. They’ll be back around in mid July.
HOWLIN’ WOLF – I ASKED FOR WATER
Recorded in Chicago in 1956.
OTIS TAYLOR – LITTLE WILLIE
Otis Taylor and his band will be appearing at FitzGerald’s 32nd Annual American Music Festival on Sunday, July 2. This song is from the 2010 album, Clovis People, Vol. 3.
HOWLIN’ WOLF – ROCKIN’ DADDY
A 1954 recording featuring Otis Spann on piano.
HOWLIN’ WOLF – DOG ME AROUND
Recorded in Memphis at Sun Studios.
PINETOP PERKINS AND WILLIE “BIG EYES” SMITH – GROWN UP TO BE A MAN
From the Grammy winnig 2012 album, Joined at the Hip, featuring, among others, Little Frank on guitar, Kenny Smith on drums, and Bob Stroger on bass, all of whom played at the Blues Fest in a tribute to Willie, Pinetop and Mojo Buford.
JOE LOUIS WALKER – TOO DRUNK TO DRIVE DRUNK
From Joe’s new record, Hellfire.
SHARON LEWIS AND THE TEXAS FIRE – WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON
Sharon and the band will be performing at the Harlem Avenue Lounge this Saturday night. This song is from Sharon’s latest album, The Real Deal.