Here’s the entire playlist from the Blues Breakers program on Monday, December 6, 2016. And don’t miss Junior’s buddy Buddy Guy, live in the studio this coming Monday, December 12, for an hour of blues talk. We played a couple of songs last night with Buddy and Junior together from the late 60’s and early 70’s. We also had some earlier and some later recordings by Junior. he whole list of what we played with notes is all right here. Thanks for you interest in Blues Breakers.
Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers
December 5, 2016
Artist of the Week: Junior Wells
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TV MAMA – TAJ MAHAL WITH LOS LOBOS – MAESTRO Sunday of this coming week begins this Los Lobos four sold out nights at City Winery. Los Lobos will also be at S.P.A.C.E. on the 15th.
HELP ME (A TRIBUTE TO SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON) – JUNIOR WELLS – CHICAGO: THE BLUES TODAY, VOLUME 1 Released in 1966. #
SHADE TREE – NICK MOSS BAND – FROM THE ROOT TO THE FRUIT – BLUE BELLA Nick and the band apprear at FitzGerald’s in Berwyn tomorrow night. This is one of about half of the songs on this album with Michael Ledbetter on vocals. #
SHE WANTS TO SELL MY MONKEY – JUNIOR WELLS – COME ON IN THIS HOUSE On National steel guitar Alvin Youngblood Hart, on acoustic guitar Tab Benoit. Released in 1996. #
CAME UP THE HARD WAY – EDDY CLEARWATER – WEST SIDE STRUT Eddy appears Saturday night at Buddy Guy’s Legends. Ronnie Baker Brooks appears on this song on co-lead guitar and vocals. It has just been announced that Ronnie will be a special guest on the Shemekia Copeland shows at City Winery on December 18th. #
GET DOWN – JUNIOR WELLS – EVERYBODY’S GETTING’ SOME Released in 1995. Carlos Santana on guitar. #
SNATCH IT BACK AND HOLD IT – JUNIOR WELLS – HOODOO MAN BLUES Released in 1965. #
MY BABY SHE LEFT ME – BUDDY GUY AND JUNIOR WELLS – BUDDY GUY AND JUNIOR WELLS PLAY THE BLUES This is from a 1972 release for Atco/Atlantic Records produced by Eric Clapton, Ahmet Ertegun and Tom Dowd in Miami in 1970. Eric plays rhythm guitar on this track. The piano player is Mike Utley from Jimmy Buffet’s Band. #
IT DON’T MAKE SENSE YOU CAN’T MAKE PEACE – BIG HEAD BLUES CLUB FEATURING BILLY BRANCH Billy and the S.O.B.’s will be at Promontory in Hyde Park on Friday. *#
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Next week’s Artist Of The Week will be Buddy Guy live in studio.