A blues blog by Gerard Herzhaft
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dimanche 21 mai 2023
LOUISIANA RED: Complete Recordings 1952-1973
samedi 22 avril 2023
R&B and Gospel singer Cliff Butler is mainly known for a few tracks and only among hardcore R&B buffs. He has nevertheless recorded substantially through three decades and on several kinds of music.
Cliff Butler was born in
In 1947 he made his first records in
Cliff Butler band c. 1947. Courtesy of Lamont Butler and Blues & Rhythm magazine
When he suffered an heart attack,
Cliff Butler decided to drop the R&B to turn into church. He became a
esteemed bishop and recorded an excellent Gospel album in 1971. He died January
Most of those infos come from the Keith Clements's work published in the excellent British blues magazine Blues & Rhythm n°195.
Thanks to the friends who provided me some of the rarest tracks here. Several are still missing. If anyone who would own them would like to send a .mp3 copy, it'd fill those gapes.
Cliff Butler, vcl; Ben Holton, pno;
01. Benny's boogie
02. Please don't say we're through
03. She's really sweet to me
04. You bring happiness to me
Cliff Butler, vcl;t-sax; Ben Holton,
pno; John Woods, g; Ben Ingram, bs; dms.
05. Crying blues
06. Gold diggin' baby
07. When you love you'd love from the heart
08. Shame on you
09. I dream such foolish dreams
10. Hearts only ache
Cliff Butler, vcl; band.
I love so much it hurts
Can't get her off my mind
Boogie with Lou
Cliff Butler, vcl; Leon Washington,
t-sax; Ben Holton, pno; g; bs; Red Saunders, dms.
11. You're my honey but the bees don't know it
12. Adam's rib
Cliff Butler, vcl; Dick Davis, t-sax; Ben
Holton, pno; g; Jimmy Richardson, bs; The Doves, vcls; Red Saunders, dms.
13. People will talk
14. Jealous hearted woman
15. When you love
Cliff Butler, vcl; Ben Holton, pno; Dick
Davis, t-sax; Eggie Porter, g; bs; dms.
16. No faith in you
17. You name it
18. Bennies boogie
19. Listen to me
Cliff Butler, vcl; Don Q. Pullen, pno;
Stanley Hemphill, g; John Palmer, bs; Sid King, dms.
20. Rent's too high
Cliff Butler, vcl; Ben Holton, org/pno;
22. My mood
23. On my mind
Cliff Butler, vcl; Andy Jackson, t-sax;
24. Andy jumps
Beer mash blues
Cliff Butler, vcl; Ben Holton, pno; band.
25. Devoted to you
26. That's how I go for you
27. Love one another
28. Let us break bread together
Cliff Butler, vcl; Ben Holton, pno;
29. Lover's plea
30. Shame on you n°2
Cliff Butler, vcl; The Lovers, band.
31. Everybody needs somebody
32. I can't believe
Cliff Butler, vcl; The Sun-Rays, vcls;
33. No treason in my heart
Bishop Cliff Butler, vcl; Congregation
34. Love one another
35. He is God
36. Everybody's doing their thing
37. When I've done my best
38. Jesus on my mind
39. No one ever cared for me like Jesus
jeudi 6 avril 2023
LADIES SING THE BLUES/ Volumes 1-3 / New Links
LADIES SING THE BLUES
Volumes 1-3/ New Links
Beaucoup de problèmes désormais avec Zippy (qui n'est plus actif), Mediafire etc... Par demande de plusieurs lecteurs, voici les trois premiers volumes de la série
A lot of troubles nowadays with Zippy (which has stopped), Mediafire and such... To answer queries, here are new links of our series about Ladies. The links are in the comments section. Grab them while it lasts! The articles and the discographies on each volume are still on the initial place on this blog.
LADIES SING THE BLUES/ Vol. 1-3
Avec de nouveaux liens qui, espérons le, existeront un peu plus longtemps (cf la partie commentaires). Les textes et la disco de chacun de ces volumes demeure à sa place initiale sur ce blog.
vendredi 31 mars 2023
LADIES SING THE BLUES / Volume 6
LADIES SING THE BLUES Volume 6
Our 6th volume of our Ladies sing the blues series start with the (almost) complete work of Bea Booze (or Wea Bea Booze). Beatrice Booze was born 23 March
Ramona Hicks who recorded six nice
Although Little Tiny Kennedy is generally confused with Tiny Kennedy, the male blues shouter who recorded for Trumpet (and even so in Blues Discography!), she is a good female singer of her own who seems to have been for a short time Tiny Bradshaw band's vocalist. She recorded only two tracks that are featured there.At last we have the delicious Betty Lou DeMorrow. Her ten very bluesy tracks are witty double-entendre bawdy numbers that she recorded with Western Swing veteran and guitarist Dick Hartman under the band's name of Hartman's Heartbreakers. Betty was born Carrie Beatrice Clontz on 27 April
(Beatrice Booze aka Muriel Nichols),
vcl/g; Sammy Price, pno: bs; dms.
01. If I'm a fool
02. I love to Georgia Brown so slow
03. Uncle Sam come and get me
04. If I didn't love you
05. See see rider blues
06. Let's be friends
07. Catching as catch can
08. War rationing papa
Bea Booze, vcl; Sammy Price, pno; Abe Bolar, bs; Doc
09. Mr Freddie blues
11. So good
Bea Booze, vcl; Floyd Smith, g; Hank Jones, pno; Andy
13. Doggin' man blues
Bea Booze, vcl; Her Dixielanders, band.
14. See see rider
Wee Bea Booze, vcl; Larry Johnson, pno/og; George
Kelly, t-sax; Chris Powell, bs;
15. Don't tell me nothing about my man
16. Easy riding blues
17. I just ain't feeling right
18. I'm gonna put you down
HICKS (Lillie Mae
Kirkman), vcl; Buster Bennett,
a-sax; Jimmy Adams, vb; Aletha Dickerson, pno; Leroy Brown, bs.
19. Ramona blues
20. Where the eagle builds his nest
21. Evil and blue
22. Don't be like me
23. Tell my mama on you (vcl: Reavely Randall)
24. I must have it
TINY KENNEDY, vcl;
Leslie Ayres, tpt; Jimmy Coe, a-sax; Rufus Gore, t-sax; Alexander Nelson,
b-sax; Jimmy Robinson, pno; Willie Gaddy, g; Clarence Mack, bs; Calvin Shields,
25. Rippin' and runnin'
26. Newspaper boy blues
(This Tiny Kennedy is a female singer and absolutely not Jess "Tiny" Kennedy the male black shouter)
DEMORROW, vcl; Dick Hartman, g; Harry
Blair, g; Cecil Campbell, bjo; Elmer Warren, fdl; Fred "Happy"
Morris, bs; Pappy Wolfe, saw/wbd/perc.
27. Fetch it on down to my house
28. Give it to me daddy
29. Let me play with it
30. Oh sweet daddy oo pshaw!
31. Please Mr Moon don't tell on me
32. Grandma and Grandpa
33. Feels good
34. No hugging or kissing
Betty Lou De Morrow, vcl; Dick Hartman, g; Harry
Blair, g; Cecil Campbell, bjo; Garnett Warren, fdl; Fred "Happy"
Morris, bs; Pappy Wolfe, saw/wbd/perc.
36. My Southern movements
lundi 20 février 2023
TEXAS BLUES YESTERDAY/ Volume 11
This post brings to the fore the Texas piano blues school, a big amount of piano players generally labelled as "Santa Fe piano blues" because the pioneers of the genre were playing in the juke joints scattered along the railway stations of the ATSF (Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe), a line that starting in Kansas brought travellers and goods to Santa Fe in New Mexico through Texas.
the pioneer of this style is the enigmatic Andy
Boy (probably Anthony Boyd), born in
Earl Gilliam was born at
Connie Mack Booker is the pianist of
dozens of sessions throughout the years behind a big amount of artists (B.B.
King, Jr Parker, Blues Boy Jones, Johnny Copeland etc...) he has not been very
well documented. Born on 2 May 1931 at
A lot of thanks to Tom Thumb and Jose Yraberra for their help, sharing some of the rarest tracks on this collection.
ANDY BOY, vcl/pno.
01. Evil blues
02. House raid blues
03. Too late blues
05. Out o'line blues
06. Lonesome with the blues
07. Jive blues
08. Yellow gal blues
EARL GILLIAM, vcl/pno;
Lucian Davis, a-sax; Gene Burke, t-sax; Russell Willis, g; Donald Cooks, bs;
Leo Hopkins, dms.
09. Don't make me late baby
10. Nobody's blues
11. Wrong doing woman
12. Petite baby
13. Just you and I
Earl Gilliam, vcl/pno;
14. Funky twist
15. Going back home
CONNIE MACK BOOKER, pno; Eddie Green, dms; L.C. Williams, vcl. Houston, Tx. june 1949
16. Shout baby boogie
17. Rich women blues
Connie Mack Booker, vcl/pno; Goree Carter, g; band. Houston, Tx. 1949
19. You're trying to bring me down
20. Rich woman blues
21. My baby left me
Connie Mack Booker, vcl/pno; Henry Hayes, a-sax; Ed Wiley, t-sax; Goree Carter, g; Donald Cooks, bs; Ben Turner, dms. Houston, Tx. 1950
22. Trouble making woman
Connie Mack Booker, vcl/pno; Cal Green, g; band. Houston, Tx. 8 december 1953
24. Love me pretty baby
25. All alone
26. Freight train rollings
mercredi 1 février 2023
CHARLES SHEFFIELD Voodoo is still working
En fait, grâce à la ténacité du regretté Eric Le Blanc, nous savons que Charles Richard Sheffield est né le 16 février 1931 à Houston (Tx). Mais c'est effectivement pour le producteur de Lake Charles, Eddie Shuler et son label Goldband, que Sheffield enregistre en 1955-56, accompagné de
To add to the mystery, Sheffield has been credited on several anthologies of titles in which he is not present at all! We have put those in the discography. Two titles are still missing to give a complete collection of Charles' works and any copy of it would be welcomed and fully credited.
Charles Sheffield, vcl; Lionel Torrence, t-sax; Boogie
Joe Joseph, pno; Clarence Garlow, g; James Williams, bs; Little Brother
01. Ooh! Wee baby! Ooh! Wee
Cry baby cry
Charles Sheffield, vcl; Lionel Torrence, t-sax; tpt;
tb; Boogie Joe Joseph, pno; Clarence Garlow, g; James Williams, bs; Little
Brother Griffin, dms.
03. Cool Cat
04. Mad dog (Goldband)
05. Mad dog (
06. Clear my nights of misery
07. I got a fever
08. Wicked old fever
09. You move me
10. Nights of misery
11. One hour thirty minutes too long
12. Ball game
Boogie Chidren (in fact by Tabby Thomas)
I love you so (in fact I love her so by Alonzo Smith)
Nothing can keep my love from you (by Alonzo Smith)
Charles Sheffield, vcl; Big Sambo's Swingsters, band.
13. Is it because I love you?
14. Never no more
I've gotta love
15. Shoo Shoo Chicken
Charles Sheffield, vcl; Lionel Torrence, t-sax; Harry
Simoneaux, t-sax; Peter Gosch, b-sax; Katie Webster, pno; Bobby Mc Bride, bs;
Warren Storm, dms.
16. It's your voodoo working
17. Rock'n'roll train
Charles Sheffield, vcl; same band.
18. I would be a sinner
19. The Kangaroo
Give it up (in fact by Vince Monroe/ Mr Calhoun)
20. You're gonna need somebody
Charles Sheffield, vcl; Doctor John, pno; Joey long,
21. Come on home
22. Only you
Charles Sheffield (as Prince Charles), vcl; band.
24. Get down on your knees and pray