Episode #133 – Down In The Root Cellar Beyond The Blues • Phase One

State Controlled Radio Episode #133
October 5-6, 2008
Down In The Root Cellar Beyond The Blues [Phase One]

1) St. Louis Blues/Bessie Smith (Columbia single) (01.14.25)
2
) The Debt (poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar)/read by Joshua Redman
(from Rhapsodies In Black box set) (08.10.99)
3
) Dust My Broom/Elmore James (Trumpet single) (08.05.51)
4
) Bumble Bee/Memphis Minnie (Vocalion single) (02.21.30)
5
) Milk Cow Blues/Kokomo Arnold (Decca single) (09.10.34)
6
) Billy Lyons And Stack O’ Lee/Furry Lewis (Vocalion single) (10.09.27)
7
) Crazy Blues/Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds (OKeh single) (09.20)
8
) Mama Talk To Your Daughter/Magic Sam (from Delmark LP West Side Soul) (07.12.67)
9
) Boom Boom/John Lee Hooker (Vee Jay single) (1961)
10
) Terraplane Blues/Robert Johnson (Vocalion single) (11.23.36)
11
) I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues/Billie Holiday (Commodore single) (04.20.39)
12
) Bright Lights, Big City/Jimmy Reed (Vee Jay single) (1961)
13
) Bring It On Home/Sonny Boy Williamson (Checker single) (01.11.63)
14
) Hound Dog/Big Mama Thornton (Peacock single) (08.12.52)
15
) Shake ‘Em On Down/Bukka White (Vocalion single) (09.02.37)
16
) The Weary Blues (poem by Langston Hughes)/read by Branford Marsalis
(from Rhapsodies In Black
box set) (08.12.99)
17
) I’m Blue/The Ikettes (Atlantic single) (10.12.61)
18
) Rhythim Blues/Amiri Baraka (from New Letters On The Air radio program) (1988)
19
) W-O-M-A-N/Etta James (Modern single) (1955)
20
) The Negro Speaks Of Rivers/Langston Hughes (from Anthology Of Negro Poets) (1954)
21
) Mannish Boy/Muddy Waters (from Electric Mud) (10.05.68)
22
) You Can’t Sit Down, Part 2/Phil Upchurch Trio (single) (1961)
23
) I Ain’t Got You/Jimmy Reed (Vee Jay single) (1960)
24
) Reconsider Baby/Lowell Fulsom (Checker single) (09.27.54)
25
) Look Who’s Blue/Etta James (from The Chess Box Set) (1962)
26
) Greenbacks/Ray Charles (Atlantic single) (11.18.54)
27
) Honey, I’m All Out And Down/Leadbelly (Banner single) (01.23.35)
28
) My Handy Man/Victoria Spivey (OKeh single) (09.12.28)
29
) Spoonful/Howlin’ Wolf (Chess single) (06.60)
30
) Ice Cream Man/John Brim (from Chess LP Whose Muddy Shoes) (1953)
31
) Speedo/The Cadillacs with Jesse Powell Orchestras (Josie single) (10.55)
32
) Men Are Like Street Cars/Rosetta Howard (Decca single) (06.14.39)
33
) Honey Hush/Big Joe Turner (Atlantic single) (05.12.53)
34
) Baby, Let Me Hold Your Hand/Professor Longhair (Ebb single) (11.57)
35
) Please Don’t Touch My Bowl/Gladys Hill (Peacock single) (1953)
36
) Wang Dang Doodle/Koko Taylor (Checker single) (12.07.65)
37
) Don’t Start Me To Talkin’/Sonny Boy Williamson (Checker single) (08.12.55)
38
) Evil/Howlin’ Wolf (Chess single) (05.25.54)
39
) Don’t You Make Me High/Blue Lu Barker (Decca single) (08.11.38)
40
) Lonesome Valley/The Fairfield Four (from O Brother, Where Art Thou?) (12.05.00)
41
) Ma Rainey/Sterling A. Brown (from Our Souls Have Grown Deep) (07.09.73)
42
) Mojo Queen/Ike & Tina Turner (single A-side) (1963)
43
) Got My Mojo Workin’/Muddy Waters (from Chess LP Newport 1960) (07.03.60)