Post War Blues, Soul & Rock. 1945 - 1975

Discussion in 'Radio' started by majormajor, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

    Messages:
    5,200
    Location:
    South of Nashville
    Ahh, ain't nothing like it. Any idea who the harp player is? Sounds as though Red says something like, "Alright Short," when he calls for the harp solo. Don't know any harp players with that nickname, either back then or now, and I thought I knew them all.
     
  2. majormajor

    majormajor One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,713
    Location:
    UK
    Hi PC.

    It is my understanding that James Wayne & the Nighthawks provided the backing on the track. Unfortunately, I don't have the names of the guys in the band.

    It certainly does sound like he says "Alright Short" - like you, I know of no harp players with that name[huh]
     
  3. majormajor

    majormajor One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,713
    Location:
    UK
    Here's a nice slab of earlyish Motown. I first heard this in 1965, on the "Going To A Go-Go" album, although it also got a single release, as the follow-up to "Tracks Of My Tears". She'd stopped appearing with them by then, but Claudette's (Smokey's wife) vocals are very evident on this track.

    [video=youtube;_2Bpj8GtnPw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2Bpj8GtnPw&feature=youtu.be[/video]
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2013
  4. majormajor

    majormajor One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,713
    Location:
    UK
    Here's a typical Junior Walker sound, but a tune you rarely hear. When "Cleo's Mood" was originally released on Harvey Records in August 1962, the B-side was "Brainwasher Pt 1" - but when Motown got round to releasing it, on their Soul imprint in December 1965, the B-side had changed to this one. It was a sign of things to come......

    [video=youtube;mLuNPAqGKew]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLuNPAqGKew[/video]
     
  5. majormajor

    majormajor One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,713
    Location:
    UK
    Duplicate post. My apologies
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2013
  6. majormajor

    majormajor One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,713
    Location:
    UK
    Duplicate post. My apologies
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2013
  7. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

    Messages:
    5,200
    Location:
    South of Nashville
    Now that one goes back a bit. Same tempo, changes and key as Shotgun, which was released about that time, maybe a month or so later.
     
  8. majormajor

    majormajor One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,713
    Location:
    UK
    Hi PC

    I just think Motown wanted to put out everything they had by Mr Autry DeWalt Mixon. He really took off in 1965. Roadrunner, Shotgun, Shoot Your Shot, Shake & Fingerpop - all basically the same tune, but excellent stuff!

    Incidentally, the first copies of "Shotgun" were credited to Jnr Walker & All The Stars - if you have a copy like that, it is worth a good few bucks:D;)
     
  9. DesertDan

    DesertDan One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,573
    Location:
    Arizona
    Yeah, I always thought "Shotgun" was Jr Walker & The Allstars.
     
  10. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

    Messages:
    5,200
    Location:
    South of Nashville
    So did I. I remember when it got airplay, Jr. Walker and the Allstars were credited. I didn't realize his real name was Mixon. Just goes to show that there is always something to be learned. And I thought I knew it all!

    Thanks for the lesson in early R&B, Major.
     
  11. majormajor

    majormajor One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,713
    Location:
    UK
    Jnr Walker & All The Stars
    Jnr Walker & The All Stars

    A subtle difference:D;)
     
  12. majormajor

    majormajor One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,713
    Location:
    UK
    Here's a live performance of "Shotgun".....

    I was lucky enough to see these guys in around 1968. Fabulous!

    [video=youtube;YnhI_ECOAK4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnhI_ECOAK4[/video]

    :D;)
     
  13. majormajor

    majormajor One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,713
    Location:
    UK
    Here's a couple of sounds that will be familiar to any fan of Motown - but we rarely saw the group on stage.

    Here's a couple of neat videos from 1966:

    [video=youtube;jhumAMG7ZPk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhumAMG7ZPk[/video]

    [video=youtube;HbTgd4fQo5c]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbTgd4fQo5c[/video]

    :D;)
     
  14. Alistar79

    Alistar79 Familiar Face

    Messages:
    70
    Location:
    Yorkshire Uk
    Last edited: May 16, 2013
  15. Cricket

    Cricket Practically Family

    Messages:
    520
    Location:
    Mississippi
    I am a huge fan of Lead Belly's music. Although he passed in 1949, many of his later recordings are some of my favorites. His version of The Pines (or Where Did You Sleep Last Night) is one that I really like to listen to during a night on the porch with friends. The song made more a appearance I think when Nirvana covered it during their Unplugged session. I enjoy their version as well, but I love Lead Belly's voice and style.

    [video=youtube;PsfcUZBMSSg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsfcUZBMSSg[/video]
     
  16. majormajor

    majormajor One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,713
    Location:
    UK
    Here's the two vids that Alistar posted:

    [video=youtube;oSljhuydJtc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSljhuydJtc[/video]

    [video=youtube;ub72eylahJg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub72eylahJg[/video]

    and here's one showing them on stage in England in 1967:

    [video=youtube;sb_eVMpJUwo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb_eVMpJUwo[/video]

    Happy days:D;)
     
  17. majormajor

    majormajor One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,713
    Location:
    UK
    We've all heard of Levi Stubbs, lead singer of the Four Tops - but we don't hear so much of his brother Joe, even though he was around in a number of groups - the Falcons, the Contours, the Originals, and 100 Proof Aged In Soul.

    Here he is from back in 1962, on a Detroit solo outing on Lu-pine Records.

    [video=youtube;M1Z5YLk9pB0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1Z5YLk9pB0&feature=youtu.be[/video]

    :D;)
     
  18. Alistar79

    Alistar79 Familiar Face

    Messages:
    70
    Location:
    Yorkshire Uk
    Your last post got me thinking major.
    Now everyone knows about George Clinton, funkadelic and all their crazy ways but here's george back in '59 with his do-wop band the parliments.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1r__xVuodk
    I hope the youtube clip shows up if not i think i need to take some lessons.
     
  19. majormajor

    majormajor One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,713
    Location:
    UK
    Hi Alistar. I've sent you a PM re upping the YTs

    Here's the clip you posted - it was actually recorded in 1967 for Revilot - wasn't released on single in the UK, but got a release on the LP "Backtrack 6". Had to lug the album around with me in order to DJ the bloody thing!

    [video=youtube;O1r__xVuodk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1r__xVuodk[/video]
     
  20. Alistar79

    Alistar79 Familiar Face

    Messages:
    70
    Location:
    Yorkshire Uk
    [video=youtube;h6JG-yE8UTw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6JG-yE8UTw[/video]

    Is a little country from the era permitted mr major?
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.