Album of the Week 7-29-23

Afternoon folks!

Well, it's something of a grab bag this week. I didn't really have a plan and these are the records that were clean, ready and digitized this week.

So here we go, we've got a James Cotton Band album from the late disco/soul era followed by a very early Charley Musselwhite album with Harvey Mandel on the guitar. Then there's a Tony Joe White album with his big hit (Polk Salad Annie) followed by a later Roy Buchanan album from near the end of his career. After that there's a later period Flying Burrito Brothers album with Gene Parsons (Byrds) and Sneaky Pete Kleinow on steel guitar. Following that there's a Climax Blues Band album from the early part of their more mainstream success period. Then we've got some alt rock from The Beat Farmers and some rock and roll from Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends (including Keith Moon, Ritchie Blackmore and Noel Redding) with a terrible title track, but the rest of the album is good rock and roll. We finish up with Dr. John performing solo piano pieces.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Here 'tis:

The James Cotton Band - High Energy

Charley Musselwhite's South Side Band – Stand Back! Here Comes Charley Musselwhite's South Side Band

Tony Joe White - Black And White

Roy Buchanan - Dancing On The Edge

The Flying Burrito Bros. - Airborne

The Climax Blues Band - Gold Plated

The Beat Farmers - Tales of the New West

Lord Sutch And Heavy Friends - Hands Of Jack The Ripper

Dr. John - Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack

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tanks man!
gonna have some poke salad
mean and vicious
chum chum a mess of it
stealing watermelons
out of my truck back

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joe shikspack's picture


let me know how that polk salad is. i hear it's something of an acquired taste, best if you're really hungry.

have a great day!

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TheOtherMaven's picture

@joe shikspack

You can't eat pokeweed raw, or you'll wind up vomiting up your toenails and wishing you could die. It has to be cooked in several changes of water to leach out the nasty vomit-inducing stuff. (I'm told the end product is somewhat like spinach, and since I don't like spinach, I pass. Biggrin )

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There is no justice. There can be no peace.

usefewersyllables's picture


collard greens (and I'd bet that you wouldn't care for those, either). Definitely an acquired taste, and one you aren't likely to acquire after age 5...

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Twice bitten, permanently shy.

janis b's picture

from the first two albums I have been listening to on this Sunday afternoon.

Some strange and funky sounds coming from The James Cotton band, especially in I got a feeling.

The Beat Farmers remind me of Springsteen so far.

Thank you joe, and have a wonderful weekend.

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joe shikspack's picture

@janis b

or whatever time it is on your side of the world.

glad you're digging the mississippi saxophone music. have a great day!

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