[Fwd: [Bluesville] Today in Blues 8/13]

Walter Potter maxdog-blues-l@COMCAST.NET
Wed Aug 13 18:36:12 EDT 2008


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Subject: 	[Bluesville] Today in Blues 8/13
Date: 	Wed, 13 Aug 2008 02:50:10 -0000
From: 	hiway_61revisited <hiway_61revisited@yahoo.com>
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©2004 L.W. "Junior" Jackson

On this 13th day of August in 1919 bassist James "Billy"" Anderson was
born in East Orange, NJ.
Anderson played and recorded with John Lee Hooker.
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Blues and R&B pianist and songwriter Jimmy McCracklin was born
today in 1921 in Helena, AR.
McCracklin grew up in St. Louis, where he was heavily influenced by
pianist Walter Davis. Jimmy began his recording career in 1945 and is
still going at it. His songs have been covered by Otis Redding, Magic
Sam, Big Brother and The Holding Company, Elvin Bishop, and James
Cotton.
Check out "The Walk" on Razor and Tie, or "My Story" on Bullseye
Blues, and "Jimmy McCracklin and His Bluesblasters" on Ace.
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Blues guitarist Son Seals was born on this day in 1942 in Osceola, AR.
Seals grew up in Osceola, where his musician-father owned a juke
joint.
He was taught the rudiments of guitar by Albert King, and began his
career as Kings drummer. He was fronting his own band in Chicago at a
gig at The Flamingo when someone called Bruce Iglauer of Alligator
Records and thrust the phone toward the stage so that Iglauer could
hear Seals` uncompromising guitar and gruff vocals. It wasn`t long
before Seals was signed to Alligator. Seals has survived some bad
twists of fate during his career, including a train wreck off a
bridge while on tour in Europe, his (ex) wife shooting him in the
face, and losing a leg to diabetes.
His initial release on Alligator was "The Son Seals Blues Band" in
1973, followed by "Midnight Son" in 1976. Check out 1984`s "Bad
Axe" and 1994`s "Nothin But The Truth" and "Lettin`
Go" is on the Telarc label.
Seals died from complications of diabetes in 2004.
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Detroit Blues guitarist "Baby Boy" Warren was born today in 1919 in
Lake Providence, LA.
Warren was raised in Memphis, where he honed his Blues-guitar skills
before moving to Detroit in 1942 to work for General Motors and gig
on weekends.
He first recorded in 1949. In 1954 he recorded a memorable session
with Sonny Boy Williamson 2 (Rice Miller) that was picked up by
Excello Records and, later, JSP Records. Warren`s recorded output was
small because he remained in Detroit and retired from GM. His best
work is on one CD on the BBW label, "Baby Boy Warren".
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Blues, R&B, and Gospel vocalist Joe Hinton died on this day in 1968 in
Boston, MA at age 39.
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Soul saxophonist and producer King Curtis died on this day in 1971 in
NYC, NY at age 37.
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Soul vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Joe Tex died on this day in
1982 in Navasota, TX.
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On this day in 1952, Big Mama Thornton recorded the original version
of "Hound Dog" in Los Angeles for Peacock (#1612)
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On this day in 1955, due to the number of pop hits which were remakes
of black R&B records for white-only radio stations, Savoy Records
announced that those wanting to record "cover" versions of their
songs must obtain permission from the copyright office.
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