Last night (6-25-12) on Blues Breakers our Artist of the Week was Dr. John, but of course we played some other things, too, including some of the acts appearing beginning this weekend at the 93XRT Show The American Music Festival at FitzGerald’s. Be sure to join us next week on Blues Breakers as we play the best blues of the year, so far.
Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers for 6-25-12
Artist of the Week: Dr. John
DR. JOHN – MESS AROUND
From Dr. John’s Gumbo, a 1972 album.
OTIS TAYLOR – THE DEVIL’S GONNA LIE
Otis Taylor will be at the FitzGerald’s American Music Festival on Sunday at 6:30. This song is from the new album by Otis called Contraband.
C.J. CHENIER – WE GOTTA HAVE PEACE
From C.J.’s new album, Can’t Sit Down. CJ and The Red Hot Louisiana Band will be at the FitzGerald’s American Music Festival on Sunday at 10:30.
DR. JOHN – FOOD FOR THOT
From the 2001, pre-Katrina album, Creole Moon.
DR. JOHN – THE CITY THAT CARE FORGOT
Title track from a 2009 release. A post-Katrina record.
PAT BOYACK – AIN’T THAT A SHAME (HELP ME NOW)
Happy Birthday to Pat Boyack who wrote this song and plays guitar. From Pat’s 2004 album, Voices From The Street. Pat turns 45 tomorrow. We miss him every year at this time as he used to play with the Marcia Ball Band who plays the Fitz Fest nearly every year, including this Sunday. Sweatpea Atkinson handles the vocals on this track.
DAVE ALVIN – GARY, INDIANA 1959
This is from Dave’s latest album, Eleven Eleven, released last summer. Dave will be at FitzGerald’s American Music Festival this Friday and Sunday.
BIG BILL BROONZY – KEY TO THE HIGHWAY
This is a 1941 recording of Big Bill’s best known song. Bill was born June 26, 1893 in Scott, MS and died August 15, 1958 in Chicago, IL
DR. JOHN – BIG SHOT
From the current Dr. John record, Locked Down.
TORONZO CANNON – LEAVING MOOD
KOKO TAYLOR – WANG DANG DOODLE
Recorded at Chess in Chicago in 1955. Willie Dixon songwriter, producer, background vocals. Willie would have turned 97 years old this Sunday.