Category: blues

  • Shouting 8 track

    Shouting from dogpossum on 8tracks Radio. name artist bpm length album year Intro / Time’s Gettin’ Tougher Than Tough – Jimmy Witherspoon with Roy Eldridge, Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, Woody Herman, Earl Hines, Vernon Alley, Mel Lewis – 134 – 3:35 – The ‘Spoon Concerts – 1959 Splanky Count Basie and his Orchestra – 120 […]

  • Preservation Hall Hot 4 with Duke DeJan

    This is my favourite Preservation Hall Jazz Band album. It’s called Preservation Hall Hot 4 “with Duke DeJan” and I like it because it’s a smaller group, and while they’re definitely trucking along, it’s a calmer, quieter album. Their version of ‘Dinah’ is my most favourite, probably because I used to run to it every […]

  • soul serenade

    I’m looking forward to this new album by Solomon Douglas’ band. You can listen to it here.

  • Taking the piss, yo

    This is me: Al, Leon, woman-I-don’t-know in Spirit Moves No, srsly, this is me. And this is how all blues dancing should be done. SO SRS BLUES DANCERS.

  • Blues in place

    ‘Bessie Smith at the Office’ – Anne Emond (if you like this, you can buy a nice print: from Ann’s shop) Last night I dropped in at the Geoff Bull and the Finer Cuts gig at the Corridor in Newtown. The corridor is a skinny, two-story joint with a roof top garden and heaps of […]

  • want play music

    (John Lee Hooker, 1951, photo by Clemens Kalischer, found on Chasing Light) [I’m DJing at the Jook Joint on Thursday. It won’t be like this. Bedlam Bar, 2 Glebe Point Rd, social dancing starts 8.30.]