Bayou Road Blues

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Here's a list of interesting links and information about the stories and music in this week's show, "Bayou Road Blues":

Here's Ernie Vincent and the Top Notes performing at the club dba on Frenchmen Street in New Orleans: "Kickin' the Blues, Part 2"
 

Snooks Eaglin was a legendary blind guitarist in New Orleans known as the Human Jukebox, because he could remember thousands of songs. This video shows his amazing guitar playing, alongside George Porter Jr on bass and Jon Cleary on piano.  And it gives you a great look at his fingerwork, as well as some of his onstage antics:

Here's Eric Lindell performing a solo version of "Bayou Country" as part of the Bloody Sunday Sessions video series, in which musicians perform while drawn through the streets of New orleans in mule-drawn carriages.  "Bayou Country" was written in the 1960s by Luther Kent -- another New Orleans bluesman featured in this week's program. 

 

 

THIS WEEK'S TRACK LISTING:
(opening music bed: Carol Fran And Clarence Hollimon - "Booty Butt")
Carol Fran - "Emmitt Lee"
Henry Gray - "Cold Chills"
(music bed: Slim Harpo - "One More Day")
Ernie Vincent - "Bayou Road"
Little Freddie King - "Mean Little Woman" Live at Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival
Little Freddie King - "Boogie Chillen" Live at Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival
(music bed: Snooks Eaglin - "Kiss of Fire")
    
(music bed: Snooks Eaglin - "Malaguena")
Snooks Eaglin - "That Certain Door"
Betty Harris - "I Can't Last Much Longer"
(music bed: Guitar Slim - "New Arrival")
Guitar Slim - "The Things That I Used to Do"
Walter 'Wolfman' Washington - "It's Rainin' In My Life"
(music bed: Walter 'Wolfman' Washington - "One Way or Another")
(music bed: Ernie K-Doe - "There's A Will, There's A Way")
Bobby 'Blue' Bland - "I'll Take Care of You"
Luther Kent - "I'll Take Care of You"
(music bed: Dragon Smoke - "Cabbage Alley")
Eric Lindell - "Aretha Sing One For Me"
(music bed: Snooks Eaglin - "Funky Malaguena")

 

 

 

 

NEW ORLEANS CALLING is a production of WWOZ, listener-supported community radio in the Crescent City.
Host, writer, editor, interviewer, audio engineer, intrepid field recorder, and co-producer is George Ingmire.
Dave Ankers is the producer.
Melanie Merz is the supervising producer.
Vocal tracks produced by Jorge Fuentes.
National distribution managed by Russell Shelton and Carmen Connor Post.
Web support by David Stafford.
Live tracks mixed by George Ingmire and Khalid Hafiz.
Executive Producer is WWOZ’s General Manager David Freedman.

Special thanks to: 
Sally Young and Crystal Gross, for their voice talents;
WWOZ’s Dwayne Breashears, Scott Borne, Dee Lindsey, Lauren Del Rio, Leslie Molson, Beau Royster, and Maryse Dejean;
Rachel Lyons, Dolores Hooper, and the Archives of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & Foundation.

 

 

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