Otis Redding

Album of the Week 7-1-23

Afternoon folks!

This week we're starting off with a late 60's album from James Cotton, when apparently his producer was going for a jazzier sound. After that there's a live album of Stax artists performing at the Apollo Theater (I think in 1964) including Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas and Ben E. King.

We've got a bunch of blues-rock with Delaney & Bonnie with Eric Clapton (I think that the gods of copyright blocked the last tune, a nice Little Richard medley), followed by Steppenwolf's first throwing in the towel album (Rest In Peace), followed by Dr. Feelgood's first album.

Then there's a hard to classify album by Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan, respectively a very talented harmonica player and a very talented acoustic guitarist.

We finish off this week's bounty with some Oakland soul from Tower of Power.


Album of the Week 6-17-23

Afternoon folks!

Well, another week, some more music... First up there's some blues - a live 1971 album from Taj Mahal, followed by a late 60's Otis Redding album. Then there's a bunch of blues-rock with Delaney & Bonnie, a live album from Rory Gallagher and yet some more Foghat. Then there's a change of pace with some bluegrass/americana from Tony Rice, some country-rock with The Flying Burrito Brothers (I'll probably post some more from this live album into the playlist next week sometime) and we finish off with an album from Tony Joe White.


Album of the Week - 4-29-23

Afternoon folks!

I cleaned up some really cool records this week. In the blues vein there's an early 60's Freddy King compilation that turned out quite well and a direct to disk recording of soul/blues singer Howard Tate in his later-life comeback period not to mention Otis Redding's performance at Monterey Pop festival. We've got a mess of blues-rock with albums from Roy Buchanan (a later period album), a double-live album from the J. Geils Band and Rita Coolidge's first album.

After that, we've got a fine double live bluegrass album from the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band. We finish up with a rock album from Be Bop Deluxe, a band that didn't get the attention that their talent deserved here in the states - check it out!

Have a great weekend!

Album of the Week - 12-24-22

Afternoon folks! I hope that you're all having a great xmas eve!

Well, I've got another pile of great stuff for you this week. There's a live recording of a bunch of great blues guys, Joe Turner, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Leon Thomas and T-Bone Walker to start off with. Otis Redding and Carla Thomas did an album together and most of it is next. After that we've got some great Chicago blues from Son Seals. After that there's an early John Mayall's Bluesbreakers (Mick Taylor period) album, a Michael Bloomfield album and a Doctor Feelgood album. In the diversity department, we've got Renaissance - after the Yardbirds broke up Keith Relf and Jim McCarty formed Renaissance, which is a completely different animal from the Yardbirds. There's a Richard and Linda Thompson album and finishing up there's an assortment of r&b vocal groups singles.


Album of the Week - 12-3-22

Afternoon folks!

There's a pile of blues for you guys this week. Chicago guitarist Son Seals has a live album, harmonica player Big Walter Horton has a studio album, there's an Otis Redding album in glorious original mono and New Orleans singer Johnny Adams weighs in with an album of Percy Mayfield tunes. Guitarist David Lindley has an album of cool blues-rock and reggae inflected tunes, Captain Beefheart's album delivers the weirdness and we finish up with Buffalo Springfield's (Neil Young, Steven Stills and Richie Furay) debut album (also in glorious mono).

I will be adding additional cuts to the Big Walter Horton album and Otis Redding's album on Saturday night sometime.

Have a great weekend and enjoy!

Album of the Week - 8-13-22

Afternoon folks!

Well, there's albums by Otis Redding and Chuck Berry. There's also a great album of Albert King and Otis Rush tunes that Youtube mysteriously split into 3 playlists - go figure! Rounding things out, there's another Savoy Brown album and a double live album by the Climax Blues Band.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the tunes!