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Sometimes Good Guys Wear White – Song of the Day

the-standells
standells-sometimes good guys wear white.
this was the follow up hit to nuggets classic dirty water. the record was written and produced by ed cobb. singer/drummer dickie dodd was a mouseketeer and the drummer for the bel airs of mr moto fame. the group was in the movie riot on sunset strip . they also appeared on the munsters. gary walker and lowell george each passed through the group.

Future Blues – Song of the Day

willie brown, future blues. willie brown was the mysterious guitarist who played behind son house and charley patton. robert johnson called out for his friend willie johnson in crossroads blues. future blues is a great haunting delta slide classic.

Know That Isn’t Right – Song of the Day

obscure blues gem by the equally obscure thaddeus declouet. it was recorded by eddie shuler at goldband studios. the southwest louisiana creole influence is evident with the accordion thrown into the mix. Photo by pjchmiel

Someday You Will Understand – Song of the Day

obscure swamp pop song on the more raw side by cookie and the cupcakes. check out the braying saxophone and sea of love chord changes. cookie and the cupcakes cut the swamp pop national anthem mathilda for george khoury`s lyric label. they also provided the instrumental backing on phil phillips`s “sea of love.”

On the Wall – Song of the Day

louise johnson – on the wall louise johnson was a piano player/blues singer from the mississippi. in june 1930, charley patton took louise, willie brown and son house up to grafton , wisconsin to record for paramount records.charley had his designs on louise .when it came time to pass out the room keys, louise told … Continue reading On the Wall – Song of the Day