Monday, June 01, 2009

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Big Road Blues has posted an interesting essay called "The Blues Ain't No Monkey Junk," part of their annual tribute to the legendary Son House: "Patton told Laibley about House and about two other musicians Willie Brown and Louise Johnson, setting the stage for one of the blues most legendary recording sessions. The group headed to the Paramount studios in Grafton, WI, where House recorded six songs at the session, three of which were long enough to fill both sides of a 78: “Dry Spell Blues,” “Preachin’ The Blues,” and “My Black Mama.”
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The Blues Blogger shines a light on another famous performer from the blues world, guitarist and vocalist Otis Rush: “I Can’t Quit You Baby” was originally released in 1956 and reached number 6 on the Billboard R&B charts… In Willie Dixon’s biography he explains that the song was written about a relationship that Otis was in at the time. Dixon drew from Rush’s experience and captured an emotional performance. The version of the song on 1966’s Chicago The Blues Today! was a little different than the original. However it ended up being the most covered version of the song…"
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