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Daily Archives: January 22nd, 2012

DJ: David

Obits and songs related to Mississippi (inspired by Oxford American magazine’s 13th annual Southern music issue)

  1. “Blue Suede Shoes”Carl Perkins – Johnny Cash at Dan Quentin [Sony/Columbia/ Legacy: 2006]
    Story goes that Johnny Cash gave Perkins the idea for this song at a 1955 show in Mississippi
  2. “Harlem Nocture”The Johnny Otis Rythym and Blues Caravan – The Johnny Otis Rythym and Blues Caravan: The Savoy Recordings [Savoy Jazz: 1999]
    RIP Johnny
  3. “God’s Song (That’s Why I Love Mankind)”The Essential Etta James – The Essential Etta James [MCA: 1993]
    RIP Etta
  4. “Tour of Duty”Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Here We Rest [Lightning Rod: 2011]
    RIP freestyle skier Sarah Burke, Isbell is scheduled to appear at the 2012 Steamboat Musicfest
  5. “Get Rythym”NRBQ – At Yankee Stadium [Fontana Island: 1989]
    RIP Tom Ardolino
  6. “I Loves You Porgy”The Windmills of Your Mind – Paul Motian (vocal Petra Haden) [Winter & Winter: 2011]
    Some say Gershwin is rolling in his grave over new Broadway production of Porgy & Bess
  7. “I Shall be Free No: 10”Bob Dylan – Another Side of Bob Dylan [Columbia: 1964]
    Happy 70th birthday Muhammed Ali
  8. “Mississippi Goddam”Nina Simone – Anthlogy [BMG: 2003]
    in remembrance of what this country was like before MLK Birthday became a national holiday
  9. “Down in Mississippi”Mavis Staples – Live: Hope at the Hideout [Anti: 2008]
  10. “Uprising”Wadada Leo Smith and Ed Blackwell – The Blue Mountain’s Sun Drummer [Kabell: 2011]
  11. “Mississipi Delta Blues”Leon Redbone – Double Time [Warner Bros: 1976]
  12. “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl”Mississippi Fred McDowell – Good Morning Little Schoolgirl [Arhoolie: 1994]
  13. “Mississippi Waltz”Chris Thile & Michael Daves – Sleep with One Eye Open [Nonesuch: 2011]
  14. “Tallahatchie River Blues”Mattie Delaney – Mississippi Masters: Early American Blues Classics 1927-1935 [Yazoo: 1994]
  15. “Mississippi Mud”Bix Beiderbecke – The Very Best of Bix Beiderbecke [101: 2004]
  16. “Did You Hear John Hurt?”Dave Van Ronk – …And The Tin Pan Bended, And The Story Ended… [Smithsonian: 2004]
  17. “Trouble I Had All My Days”Mississippi John Hurt – Revisited [Fuel: 2011]
  18. “Heart-O-Matic Love”Bo Diddley – I’m a Man: The Chess Masters 1955-1958 [Hip-O-Select: 2007]
  19. “Howlin’ for My Darling”Howlin’ Wolf – Howlin’ Wolf: His Best [MCA: 1997]
  20. “Sitting on Top of The World”Carolina Chocolate Drops – Things About Comin’ My Way: a tribute to the music of the Mississippi Sheiks [Black Hen: 2009]

Listen to this show on the Tape Vault. It will be available for the next two weeks.

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