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Ain’t I’m a dog!

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“Prairie Dog”  Duke Pearson with an octet featuing drummer Mickey Roker; Harold Vick on soprano; James Spaulding on flute and alto; bassist Bob Cranshaw; trumpeter Johnny Coles; tenor George Coleman; guitarist Gene Bertoncini; and Pearson on piano and celeste. Atlantic Records  (1966)    This is as fine as any date Pearson released for Atlantic, and grooves all the way through.

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Dusty’s grooves

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DUSTY  Springfield  Born today in 1939  (Died in 1999)   “Where Am I Going”  Philips Records (UK)  Dusty’s third LP from 1967.

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Be sure to wear flowers in your hair

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Here is a 10″ LP from Romania, mid sixties with Margareta Pislaru.  – via LP cover lover, Peter

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Hey big boy!

Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup  Delmark Records “Look On Yonder’s Wall, Hand Me Down My Walking Cane”  (1969).  The human voice has rarely been as movingly rich as that of Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup nor has the human experience been so thoroughly mirrored as in the simple blues poetry of this big and gentle man from Mississippi.  Some have commented that Crudup’s voice sounds similar to that of Elvis Presley but the truth is the other way around; Crudup wrote several of Presley’s hits and seems to have been an early Presley idol.  – Delmark Records  His last few gigs were with Bonnie Raitt.  He passed away in 1974.  You can see here in the design, the melding of blues legends into popular music and the youth culture of the sixties.

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All you need is dub

General Smilie and Papa Michigan  “Rub-A-Dub Style”   Studio One Records (Jamaica)  (1979)   The song flips the old Alton Ellis song “I’m Just A Guy” .

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Mandigo Brass

“Ultimate Mash Up”   (Puerto Rico)  (1979)

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“O” baby, baby!

Another great graphic cover from the Musart Record label in Mexico.  “Rock ‘n Roll”   Illustration looks to be by Alfonso Miquel.

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Drop, bop, and burn!

“Boppin’ & Burnin'”  Don Patterson, Howard McGhee, Charles McPherson, Pat Martino, Billy James  Prestige Records  (1968)

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Sugar Pie’s guys

American Folk Blues Festival 1964  Fontana Records (UK)   Recorded in the Musikhalle in Hamburg that year including Sonny Boy Williamson, Sugar Pie Desanto,  Howlin Wolf and others.  Courtesy of Chess Records.  GO Sugar go!

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Super Bad

“THE SUPER SUPER BLUES BAND”  Checker Records  HOWLIN WOLF!  MUDDY WATERS!  BO DIDDLEY!  A Mount Rushmore of Blues Legends!   In early 1967, Chess Records decided to shore up its fortunes by placing three of its aging stars in the studio to record together.  Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley and Little Walter played off each other on the session that would result in the Super Blues album which, in turn, would sell enough copies to keep the ball rolling and merit a second all-star session.

Later that year, Waters and Diddley were joined in the studio by the great Howlin’ Wolf who replaced the ailing Little Walter, for a similar blues jam session. With a top-notch band that included guitarists Hubert Sumlin and Buddy Guy (who also played bass), pianist Otis Spann, and drummer Clifton James, the trio of Chess legends laid down the songs that would become The Super Super Blues Band album.

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