Sunday Morning Blues: May 22nd, 2016

A triumvirate of birthdays began our show this week. 1st up was Joe Cocker, the great R & B shouter from Sheffield, England who became a renowned interpreter of some of Classic Rock’s greatest hits and turned them into new creations. Joe was born on May 20, 1944 and passed away in 2014. While he was best known for his early works, in his later career in 1989, he recorded a well-received concert album at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium – “Joe Cocker Live” is worth searching out.

Dusty Hill, bassist for ZZ Top had a birthday party on May 19th and continues to tour with the band, even though he took a nasty tumble backstage in Texas recently which resulted in several rescheduled dates.

Finally, we honored the legendary singer Big Joe Turner, born May 18, 1911 and taken from us in 1985 after a long career loaded with R & B hits. We ended with a historic recording of Big Joe Turner just three years before his death, playing at Lupos in Providence with Roomful of Blues.

Thanks to Marc DePriest from beautiful downtown Malden for the fine CHOOSE YOUR BLUES list this week. Marc emailed in a long one, but we had to play all five songs because they were all so great! We’ve got a Sunday Morning Blues T-shirt heading his way!

The Letter
Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Joe Cocker

Dangerous Mood
Deuces Wild
BB King with Joe Cocker

Just Got Paid
Rio Grande Mud
ZZ Top

Roll ‘Em Pete
Atlantic Blues – Piano (Box set)
Big Joe Turner

Shake, Rattle and Roll
The Blues’ll Make You Happy Too!
Roomful of Blues with Big Joe Turner

Church
The Story of Sonny Boy Slim
Gary Clarke Jr.

Stormy Monday
Lee Michaels
Lee Michaels

Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues, Baby!
Janis Joplin

I Thank You
The Royal Sessions
Paul Rodgers

3 More Days, 2 More Nights
Soulbox
Soulbox

Tomorrow Seems So Far Away
Battle Scars
Walter Trout

I Shiver
Shame and a Sin
Robert Cray

Moanin’ at Midnight
Rides Again
Howlin’ Wolf

Serves You Right to Suffer
Live – Full House
The J. Geils Band

It Ain’t You
Wolf Den
Danielle Nicole

Nickel and a Nail
Respect Yourself
Otis Clay

Outside Woman Blues
Disraeli Gears
Cream

Bus Driver
Hard Again
Muddy Water

My Whole Life
My Road
Bob Margolin
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CHOOSE YOUR BLUES with Marc DePriest from Malden

Chains and Things
King of the Blues (Box set)
BB King

When My Baby She Left Me
BBC Sessions
Rory Gallagher

Sugar Boogie
Roadside Attraction
Marcia Ball

Back to You
Ragged & Dirty
Devon Allman

The Feeling That Music Brings
Wait For Me
Susan Tedeschi
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Let the Big Dog Eat
Big Dog
Albert Castiglia

Struttin’ My Stuff
The Blues Rolls On
Elvin Bishop with Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes

Big Boss Man
Bright Lights, Big City
Jimmy Reed

Deal
Dead Set
The Grateful Dead

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