Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Preface To Melancholia: I'm On Vacation, Damn It!

Please remember that the wonderful Daryl Cookie will be hosting Self Help Radio this week instead of me.  I wish I could be there to listen to his show!  Instead, I'll be hanging out with a bunch of skunks.
You get to listen to it, though!  You're lucky!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Woke Up Early One Morning Blues, Episode Six

Jaybird Coleman

I won't be hosting Self Help Radio this week, as I'll be on the road tomorrow & in Dallas by Friday, but if you have the time & inclination, you can listen to last Friday's episode of my country blues show Woke Up Early One Morning Blues.  It's available for listening now at the Self Help Radio website.  This episode is all about harmonicas!  The artists I played are below.

Also: there won't be an episode of Woke Up Early One Morning Blues this week, but I'll be back on the Fourth of July!

"Whiskey & Gin Blues" South Street Trio _Bobby Leecan & Robert Cooksey: Complete Works in Chronological Order, Vol. 1 (1924-1927)_
"Police & High Sheriff Come Ridin' Down" Ollis Martin _Barrelhouse Blues_
"Man Trouble Blues" Jaybird Coleman _Blues Masters: Country Southern Blues_

"El Watson's Fox Chase" El Watson _The Great Harp Players (1927-1936)_
"Davidson County Blues" DeFord Bailey _When The Sun Goes Down, Vol. 1: Walk Right In_
"Touch Me Light Mama" George "Bullet" Williams _Alabama Harmonica Kings (1927-30)_
"Mean Low Blues" Blues Birdhead _American Primitive: Pre-War Revenants 1897-1939, Vol. 2_
"Sugar Pudding" Memphis Jug Band _Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1928-1929)_

"Wang Wang Harmonica Blues" The Carver Boys _Mountain Blues: Blues, Ballads & String Bands 1927-1938_
"Riding The Blinds" Eddie Mapp _Georgia Blues (1928-1933)_
"Medley Of Blues: All Out & Down, Old Time Blues, Hog In The Mountain" Freeman Stowers _Sinners & Saints (1926-1931)_
"Mr. Devil Blues" Jed Davenport _Broke, Black, & Blue, Vol. 2: Broke & Hungry Blues_
"Devil In The Wood Pile" Noah Lewis _Gus Cannon & Noah Lewis Vol. 2 (1929 - 1930)_

"The Spasm" Daddy Stovepipe & Mississippi Sarah _Good For What Ails You: Music Of The Medicine Shows, 1926-1937_
"Lost John" Sonny Terry _Complete Recorded Works 1938-1945_
"Poor Boy Blues" Jazz Gillum (as Bill McKinley) _Roots 'N' Blues: The Retrospective_

Monday, June 23, 2014

This Week

I'll be visiting Dallas this week.  Going to see the Mom & also eat at the city's amazing vegetarian & vegan restaurants.  Have I mentioned that there are no vegan or vegetarian restaurants in Lexington?  A barbecue place just closed nearby & this sign was up for a while:
There's a chalkboard behind the front door that says, "New restaurant coming soon!"  I don't imagine it'll be too vegetarian/vegan friendly.

There's a nice website - happy cow dot net - which has a helpful list of vegetarian, vegan, & veg-friendly restaurants in various places.  I used it to find places to eat when we were in Puerto Rico last year, & will use it when we go to Vietnam in a couple of months.  I keep meaning to write more reviews for it, but I tend to get shy of my own opinions from time to time.

Who'll be doing Self Help Radio this week if not me?  My buddy Daryl will.  You can look at the sorts of things he plays on the playlist at wrfl dot fm.  He says he'll do a show about "melancholia."  I believe him!

& I know I usually put up my blues show on Mondays but I've been trying to gather things to listen to for the drive.  So I'll do it tomorrow.  I promise.