Album of the Week - 12-10-22

Afternoon folks!

Well, here we go again. New Orleans piano legend Professor Longhair starts us off with a live album, Percy Sledge follows up with a great soul album and then it's back to the piano again with Jay McShann, a staple of the Kansas City blues. There's a Fleetwood Mac compilation from back when they were a blues band and an album by another British group, Brian Auger's Oblivion Express and sticking with the British thing, there's a great Richard Thompson album. After that, there's a classic album by Gram Parsons and some Commander Cody finishes things up.


Here 'tis:

Professor Longhair - Live On The Queen Mary

Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman

Jay McShann - Last of the Blue Devils

Fleetwood Mac - The Pious Bird Of Good Omen

Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - Closer To It

Richard Thompson - Hand of Kindness

Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel

The New Commander Cody Band - Rock 'N Roll Again

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janis b's picture

The cruisey blues of Jay McShann are setting the tone nicely for the evening.

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orlbucfan's picture

This tunes diary of yours is fast becoming one of my c99 weekly staples along with Socialprogressive's/janis b's great Photo Diary. Smile
I'm familiar with most of the artists you list, but I'm getting an education in classic blues. LOL. My favorite musical genre is soul aka funk(y) dance songs, NOT hip-hop. I'm not really into country-western neither 'cept for some of the old greats like Patsy Cline. I do like bluegrass though. Are you putting together a Xmas program? Hope this finds you and yours staying warm, dry, sane and prepping for the Holidays. Rec'd!!

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joe shikspack's picture


heh, i haven't started on the xmas program yet, but i will soon. i will probably have a couple of evening's worth of xmas music. it'll probably cover several genres, but will be heavy on blues and r&b.

have a good one!

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through your musical selections for this weekend yet, but plan to listen as the week progresses. I still have holiday decorations to put up (which is not one of my preferred activities but it makes some people in the household happy) so your music will provide the enthusiasm for my task. Thanks!

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dystopian's picture

Hey Joe! Great sounds man!

Oblivion Express had a small cult following in L.A. and even a little bit of air time, late hours generally... Hadn't heard it in decades... stands the test of time well actually.

Professor Longhair was just plain awesome. Sure the playing is amazing, but I really like the singing immensely. It is an awesome style he used, floating back and forth between lows and highs... too cool!

Gram P. and the original Mac (F.M. v.1.0)speak for themselves...

GREAT sounds man! Thanks!

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joe shikspack's picture


oblivion express had a small following here, too. their albums were really hard to find but you could hear them sometimes on late night underground fm. there was one late night jock who was deep into jazz who played them some.

have a good one!

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