He recorded about 80 tracks for Paramount Records, 1926 - 1932, and had a surprisingly diverse range of material. His complex and intricate fingerpicking inspired Rev. Gary Davis, Jorma Kaukonen, Ry Cooder, Ralph McTell and many others. He is most known for his distinct guitar sound, comparable to a ragtime piano. // Click on the Link above/ left, to view the original shellac single
Recorded at Othar Turner's farm in Tate County, Mississippi (1992-1997) / Othar Turner is also the grandfather of fife player Sharde Thomas // SOURCE of the TITLE: "Can't hardly have a picnic without goat," says Turner. "People don't want that pig meat you get now, got all them chemicals in it. It won't keep. Won't smell good when you cook it, like it used to. EVERYBODY HOLLERIN' GOAT." / Click on Link above, left, to view the CD
Canned Heat [John Lee Hooker] [Billed as 'Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker']
Folklorist, record producer, historian, photographer, forensic musicologist, writer (on Blues and Jazz music) and teacher Peter B. Lowry died June 29th, at age 81. He also founded Trix Records in the 1970s, the label this simngle is on - Click on the Link above, left to view it.
Nix was active in Memphis, Tennessee, in the 1940s and 1950s, and had 5 records released between 1951 and 1953 (also on the RPM, Checker, Sabre and Chance labels). / Click on the Link above, left, to view the original shellac record.
NOT on this track, but on other tracks there are "guest appearances" by former members of Mayall's band, such as: Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, Harvey Mandel and Jerry McGee on guitars / Larry Taylor on bass / Don "Sugarcane" Harris on violin.
In 2012, this LP was ranked #350 on the Rolling Stone "500 greatest albums of all time"/ Click on the Link above, left, to view the original US single, with a picture sleeve - IF you look closely, both Chris Dreja and Jim McCarty have their names mis-spelt on both sides!
Recorded in New Orleans, Nov 1949. / Real name: Roy Byrd / In 2012, this album was ranked number 220 on Rolling Stone's "The 500 Greatest albums of all time." // Click on the Link above, left, to view the original album
"SAHB" = The Sensational Alex Harvey Band / * - the group had been planning to record without Harvey for at least a year prior to the split; Harvey helped to select songs for the album and contributed some production assistance.
WHERE the original album's title came from: Dandelion Records's owner and executive producer, famed BBC DJ John Peel, asked the group to run through a song a second time in the studio, and the band members yelled "Bugger Off!, Peel", which gave rise to the album's title. The group refused to record any overdubs or second takes.