Deep South Soundscape: Mississippi Delta Blues

Deep South Soundscape

In terms of music in the Deep South, the Blues define the region. The sound emanates from the people of the Mississippi River Delta where the ghosts of slavery haunt the cotton fields. The blues were songs of enslaved Africans and gospel hymns expressed through heartfelt moan and guitar.

Delta Blues

Furry Lewis – “Billy Lyons and Stack O’Lee” (1927)
Furry Lewis – “Why Don’t You Come Home” (1927)
Tommy Johnson – “Canned Heat Blues” (1928)
Tommy Johnson – “Big Road Blues” (1928)
Furry Lewis – “Kassie Jones” (1928)
Cannon’s Jug Stompers – “Big Railroad Blues” (1928)
Cannon’s Jug Stompers – “Feather Bed” (1928)
Charley Patton – “A Spoonful Blues” (1929)
Charley Patton – “Screamin’ and Hollerin’ the Blues” (1929)
Skip James – “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues” (1931)
Cannon’s Jug Stompers – “Minglewood Blues” (1933)
Big Joe Williams –“Baby Please Don’t Go” (1935)
Robert Johnson – “Sweet Home Chicago” (1937)
Robert Johnson – “Cross Road Blues” (1937)
Robert Johnson – “Hell Hound Blues” (1937)
Gatemouth Moore – “I Ain’t Mad At You Pretty Baby” (1945)
John Lee Hooker – “Crawling King Snake” (1948)
John Lee Hooker – “Boogie Chillen’” (1948)
The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi – Jesus Gave Me Water (1950)
Muddy Waters – “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” (1950)
Muddy Waters – “Honey Bee” (1951)
Elmore James – “Dust My Broom” (1951)
Howlin’ Wolf – “I’m The Wolf” (1952)
Little Walter – “Last Night” (1954)
Elvis Presley – “That’s All Right” (1954)
Howlin’ Wolf – “Baby How Long” (1954)
Muddy Waters – “(I’m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man” (1954)
Muddy Waters – “I Just Want To Make Love To You” (1954)
B.B. King – “Everyday I Have The Blues” (1955)
Bo Diddley – “Bo Diddley” (1955)
Elvis Presley – “Mystery Train” (1955)
Muddy Waters – “Mannish Boy” (1955)
Little Walter – “My Babe” (1955)
John Lee Hooker – “Dimples” (1956)
Bo Diddley – “Who Do You Love?” (1956)
Howlin’ Wolf – “Smokestack Lightning” (1956)
Sam Cooke – “You Send Me” (1957)
Sam Cooke – “Summertime” (1957)
Bo Diddley – “I’m A Man” (1957)
Mose Allison – “Parchman Farm” (1957)
Muddy Waters – “Got My Mo-Jo Working” (1957)
Elvis Presley – “Crawfish” (1958)
Sam Cooke – “You Were Made For Me” (1958)
Howlin’ Wolf – “The Red Rooster” (1959)
Howlin’ Wolf – “Shake for Me” (1959)
Howlin’ Wolf – “Wang Dang Doodle” (1959)
Bukka White – “Fixin’ To Die” (1959)
Sam Cooke – “Only Sixteen” (1959)
Howlin’ Wolf – “Spoonful” (1960)
Elmore James – “The Sky is Crying” (1960)
Howlin’ Wolf – “Back Door Man” (1960)
Bo Diddley – “Road Runner” (1960)
Elvis Presley – “Are You Lonesome Tonight” (1960)
Sam Cooke – “Chaing Gang” (1960)
Sam Cooke – “Wonderful World” (1960)
Sam Cooke – “That’s It, I Quit, I’m Movin’ On” (1961)
Sam Cooke – “Cupid” (1961)
John Lee Hooker – “Boom Boom” (1962)
Muddy Waters – “You Shook Me” (1962)
Bo Diddley – “You Can’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover” (1962)
Sam Cooke – “Bring It On Home To Me” (1962)
Sam Cooke – “Having A Party” (1962)
Sonny Boy Williamson II – “Bring It On Home” (1963)
Sam Cooke – “Another Saturday Night” (1963)
B.B. King – “How Blue Can You Get” (1964)
Howlin’ Wolf – “I Walked From Dallas” (1965)
Albert King – “Laundromat Blues” (1966)
Albert King – “Born Under a Bad Sign” (1967)
Albert King – “Crosscut Saw” (1967)
Albert King – “Cold Feet” (1968)
Albert King – “Wrapped Up In Love Again” (1969)
Albert King, Pop Staples, and Steve Cropper – “Tupelo” (1969)
B.B. King – “The Thrill Is Gone” (1970)
R.L. Burnside – “Got Messed Up” (2000)
R.L. Burnside – “Wish I Was In Heave Sitting Down” (2000)
Robert Belfour – “Black Mattie” (2000)
Junior Kimbrough – “You Better Run” (2002)
R.L. Burnside – “Someday Baby” (2004)
R.L. Burnside – “Goin’ Down South” (2004)

Deep South Soundscape: Mississippi Delta Blues

The Deep South Soundscape

Deep South Soundscape update

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The Deep South Soundscape

The selector explores the Deep South Soundscape. This collection of tracks puts on display the sounds of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. It is from these lands that gospel from the churches and work songs from the cotton fields and prison gangs gave birth to the blues. Soul, country, rockabilly, and rock and roll emerged from this milieu. The heart-felt music spills from the landscape and from its diverse people. Check out these playlists by clicking on the links below:

Volume 1: Texas Blues

Volume 2: Louisiana Rhythm and Blues

Volume 3: Mississippi Delta Blues

Volume 4: The Music of Alabama

           Part 1: The Muscle Shoals Story

           Part 2:Sweet Home Alabama

Volume 5: Georgia On My Mind

Volume 6: Deep South Country

Volume 7: The Dirty South

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Deep South Soundscape: Louisiana Rhythm and Blues

Louisiana Rhythm and Blues

In this edition of the Deep South Soundscape, the selector explores the Rhythm and Blues of Louisiana.

Fats Domino – “The Fat Man” (1949)
Dave Bartholomew – “Who Drank My Beer While I Was In The Rear” (1952)
Dave Bartholomew – “My Ding-A-Ling” (1952)
Smiley Lewis – “Blue Monday” (1954)
Fats Domino – “Ain’t That A Shame” (1955)
Dave Bartholomew – “Four Winds” (1955)
Smiley Lewis – “I Hear You Knocking” (1955)
Fats Domino – “Poor Me” (1955)
Shirley & Lee – “Let the Good Times Roll” (1956)
Fats Domino – “Blueberry Hill” (1956)
Fats Domino – “My Blue Heaven” (1956)
Clarence “Frogman” Henry – “Ain’t Got No Home” (1956)
Smiley Lewis – “One Night of Sin” (1956)
Jerry Lee Lewis – “Whole Lot of Shaking Going On” (1957)
Jerry Lee Lewis – “Great Balls of Fire” (1957)
Chris Kenner – “Sick and Tired” (1957)
Dave Bartholomew – “The Monkey” (1957)
Fats Domino – “I’m Walkin’” (1957)
Fats Domino – “Valley of Tears” (1957)
Fats Domino – “The Big Beat” (1957)
Huey “Piano” Smith and the Clowns – “Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu” (1957)
Fats Domino – “Whole Lotta Loving” (1958)
Huey “Piano” Smith and the Clowns – “Don’t You Just Know It” (1958)
Huey “Piano” Smith and the Clowns – “Little Chickee Wha Wha” (1958)
Al “Carnival Time” Johnson – “Carnival Time” (1959)
Lloyd Price – “Personality” (1959)
Fats Domino – “Be My Guest” (1959)
Fats Domino – “I Want To Walk You Home” (1959)
Fats Domino – “I’m In Love Again” (1959)
Fats Domino – “I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday” (1959)
Fats Domino – “I’m Ready” (1959)
Chris Kenner – “Rocket to the Moon” (1960)
Fats Domino – “Walking To New Orleans” (1960)
Fats Domino – “My Girl Josephine” (1960)
Jesse Hill – “Ooh Poo Pah Doo” (1960)
Lee Dorsey – “Ya Ya” (1961)
Lee Dorsey – “Do-Re-Mi” (1961)
Ernie K-Doe – “Mother-in-Law” (1961)
Clarence “Frogman” Henry – “(I Don’t Know Why) But I Do” (1961)
Chris Kenner – “I Like It Like That (Parts 1 & 2)” (1961)
Chris Kenner – “Land of 1000 Dances” (1962)
Louis Armstrong – “Hello Dolly” (1963)
The Dixie Cups – “Chapel of Love” (1964)
The Dixie Cups – “Iko Iko” (1964)
Irma Thomas – “Time Is On My Side” (1964)
Lee Dorsey – “Ride Your Pony” (1965)
Lee Dorsey – “Get Out of My Life” (1966)
Lee Dorsey – “Confusion” (1966)
Lee Dorsey – “Working in a Coalmine” (1966)
Lee Dorsey – “Holy Cow” (1966)
Aaron Neville – “Tell It Like It Is” (1966)
Aaron Neville – “She Took Me For a Ride” (1967)
Louis Armstrong – “What A Wonderful World” (1967)
Dr. John – “I Walk on Guilded Splinters” (1968)
Johnny Adams – “Reconsider Me” (1969)
The Meters – “Cissy Strut” (1969)
Lee Dorsey – “Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky From Now On” (1969)
Randy Newman – “Mama Told Me Not To Come” (1970)
The Meters – “Dry Spell” (1970)
The Meters – “Look-Ka-Py-Py” (1970)
The Meters – “Handclapping Song” (1970)
Lee Dorsey – “Yes We Can” (1970)
Randy Newman – “Sail Away” (1972)
Randy Newman – “Political Science” (1972)
Randy Newman – “You Can Leave Your Hat On” (1972)
Bobby Rush – “Bowlegged Woman, Knock-Kneed Man” (1972)
The Meters – “Soul Island” (1972)
Dr. John – “Right Place Wrong Time” (1973)
Dr. John – “Such A Night” (1973)
The Meters – “Hey Pocky Way” (1974)
The Meters – “Jungle Man” (1974)
The Meters – “Fire on the Bayou” (1975)
Randy Newman – “Louisiana 1927” (1975)
Randy Newman – “Every Man A King” (1975)
Randy Newman – “Kingfish” (1975)
Randy Newman – “Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man)” (1975)
Randy Newman – “Rednecks” (1975)
James Booker – “Junco Partner” (1976)
Randy Newman – “Short People” (1977)
Randy Newman – “It’s The Money That I Love” (1979)
The Neville Brothers – “Fire on the Bayou” (1981)
The Neville Brothers – “Hey Pocky Way” (1981)
Randy Newman – “I Love L.A.” (1983)
Randy Newman – “Dixie Flyer” (1988)
Randy Newman – “New Orleans Wins the War” (1988)
The Neville Brothers – “Yellow Moon” (1989)
The Rebirth Brass Band – “Feel Like Funkin’ It Up” (1989)
The Rebirth Brass Band – “Shake Your Body Down To The Ground” (1989)
Dirty Dozen Brass Band – “Use Your Brain” (1991)
Kermit Ruffins – “If You’re A Viper” (1994)
The Rebirth Brass Band – “Let’s Get It On” (1997)
Galactic – “Crazyhorse Mongoose” (1998)
Kermit Ruffins – “Hide the Reefer” (1999)
Galactic – “Villified” (2000)
Galactic – “Working in a Coal Mine” [Live at Tipitina’s] (2001)
Galactic – “Moog Marmalade” [Live at Tipitina’s] (2001)
Kermit Ruffins – “Skokian” (2002)
Deacon John – “Going Back to New Orleans” (2005)
Randy Newman – “Harps and Angels” (2008)
Randy Newman – “A Few Words In Defense Of Our Country” (2008)
Mystikal and Galactic – “Move Fast” (2012)

Deep South Soundscape: Louisiana Rhythm and Blues

Deep South Soundscape: Sweet Home Alabama

DEEP SOUTH SOUNDSCAPE: THE MUSIC OF ALABAMA

PART II: SWEET HOME ALABAMA

Lynyd Skynyrd – “Sweet Home Alabama”
Alabama – “Tennessee River”
Pete Seeger – “Alabama Bound”
The Secret Sisters – “Why Don’t You Love Me”
The Grateful Dead – “Alabama Getaway”
Bob Dylan & the Grateful Dead – “Gotta Serve Somebody”
Nat “King” Cole – “Straighten Up and Fly Right”
Nat “King” Cole – “A Boy From Texas, A Girl From Tennessee”
Nat “King” Cole – “Hit That Jive Jack”
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – “Dancing in the Street”
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – “Jimmy Mack”
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – “Nowhere to Run”
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – “(Love Is Like A) Heatwave”
Eddie Floyd – “Big Bird”
Eddie Floyd – “Knock on Wood”
The Blind Boys of Alabama and Robert Randolph – “Wade in the Water”
Clarence Carter – “Snatching It Back”
The Commodores – “Sail On”
The Commodores – “Easy”
The Commodores – “Machine Gun”
The Commodores – “Fancy Dancer”
The Commodores – “Brick House”
Lionel Richie – “Deep River Woman”
Lionel Richie – “Stuck On You”
Randy Newman – “Birmingham”
Tracy Lawrence – “Paint Me A Birmingham”
Clarence Carter – “Strokin’”
Bob Dylan – “Stuck Inside of Mobile with Memphis Blues Again”
Billie Holliday – “Stars Fell on Alabama”

Deep South Soundscape: Sweet Home Alabama

Top Ranking Albums of November 2014

Bob Dylan and the Band The Basement Tapes Raw: The Bootleg Series, Volume 11 [Columbia 2014]
PressureAfrica Redemption [Yard Vybz 2014]
Various Artists The New Basement Tapes: Lost on the River [Electro Magnetic/Harvest Records 2014]
DubmatixDetonator [Renegade 2014]
TV on the RadioQuartz [Harvest Records 2014]
SamarisSilkidrangar [One Little Indian 2014]
Damien Rice My Favorite Faded Fantasy [Vector Records 2014]
GentlemanMTV Unplugged Live [Capitol 2014]
Foo FightersSonic Highways [RCA 2014]
Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review Originals [QDV Records 2013]
HorsemanDawn of the Dread [Mr. Bongo 2014]
Rick RossHood Billionaire [Def Jam 2014]
Various ArtistsThe Art of McCartney [Arctic Poppy 2014]
Various ArtistsBoardwalk Empire Volume 3: Music From The Original Series [ABKCO 2014]
Justin Townes Earle Single Mothers [Vagrant 2014]
Junius MeyvantColor Decay [Record Records 2014]
Hiss Golden MessengerLateness of Dancers [Merge Records 2014]
Various AristsIrievibrations: Solid Foundation [Irievibrations Records 2014]
She & HimClassics [Columbia 2014]

Top Ranking Albums of November 2014

World of Reggae Music Collection: Reggae Electronica Fusion

Exploring the intersection of Electronic Dance Music and Reggae!

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Electronica-Reggae Fusion

African Herbsman (King Kooba Remix)

In this edition of the World of Reggae Music Collection the selector explores the fusion of reggae and electronica music. From the hard driving Drum and Bass and Jungle rhythms to the house and dance remixes to the ambient and dubbed out versions, electronica and reggae have fused in interesting and vibrant new ways.

Super Hi-Fi – “Q Street (Subatomic Sound System Remix)”

U-Roy & Love Trio in Dub – “Rock The RhythmBob Marley & The Wailers – “Sun is Shining (Yes King Remix)

Horace Andy & Massive Attack – “Man Next DoorU-Brown & Gorillaz Vs. Spacemonkeyz – “Strictly Rubbadub (Slow Country)”Noiseshaper – “The Only Redeemer”

Thievery Corporation – “The Outernationalist (Rewound)”

Bob Marley & The Wailers – “Mr. Brown (DJ Spooky Remix)”

Dubmatix – “My Selecta

Rockers Hi-Fi – “Sexy Selecter”

Boozoo Bajou, Joe…

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Deep South Soundscape: Texas Blues

TEXAS BLUES

This is a selection of the top-ranking Texas blues songs in chronological order for the series on Deep South Soundscape. From the early blues of the jug bands and west Texas cowboys to the rural East Texas bluesmen to the urban Deep Ellum buskers, and down I-45 to the Houston R&B music scene and the post-WWII blues combos to the Psychadelic Blues of 1960s and the Blues revivalists in Austin, Fort Worth, and San Antonio, Texas, blues is a dominant thread throughout our state’s history.

Blind Lemon Jefferson – “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean” (1927)
Blind Lemon Jefferson – “Match Box Blues” (1927)
Blind Lemon Jefferson – “Black Snake Moan” (1927)
Blind Willie Johnson – “Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground” (1927)
Blind Willie Johnson – “Motherless Children” (1927)
Henry Thomas – “Honey, Won’t You Allow Me On More Chance” (1927)
Henry Thomas – “Don’t Ease Me In” (1928)
Henry Thomas – “Bull Doze Blues” (1928)
Henry Thomas – “Fishing Blues” (1928)
Blind Willie Johnson – “John the Revelator” (1930)
Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys – “Never No More Blues” (1935)
Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys – “Basin Street Blues” (1936)
Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys – “Brain Cloudy Blues” (1946)
Amos Milburn – “Amos’s Blues” (1946)
T-Bone Walker – “Call It Stormy Monday Blues (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad)” (1947)
Pee Wee Crayton – “Texas Hop” (1948)
Amos Milburn – “Chicken Shack Boogie” (1948)
Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown – “Boogie Rambler” (1949)
Charles Brown – “In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down” (1949)
Goree Carter – “Rock Awhile” (1949)
Lightning Hopkins – “Baby Please Don’t Go” (1949)
Charles Brown – “Black Night” (1950)
Pee Wee Crayton – “Poppa Stoppa” (1951)
Zuzu Bollin – “Headlight Blues” (1951)
Pee Wee Crayton – “Telephone Is Ringing” (1956)
Big Walter Price & His Thunderbirds – “Pack Fair and Square” (1956)
Ivory Joe Hunter – “Since I Met You Baby” (1956)
Bobby “Blue” Bland – “Farther Up On The Road” (1957)
Johnny Copeland – “Rock and Roll Lilly” (1958)
Willie Nelson – “Man With The Blues” (1959)
King Curtis – “Heavenly Blues” (1959)
Mance Lipscomb – “Tom Moore’s Farm” (1960)
Mance Lipscomb – “Ella Speed” (1960)
Lightning Hopkins – “Katie Mae” (1960)
Ernest Tubb – “Kansas City Blues” (1960)
Willie Nelson – “Nite Life” (1960)
Freddie King – “Hide Away” (1961)
Lightning Hopkins – “Mojo Hand” (1961)
Albert Collins – “Defrost” (1963)
Albert Collins – “Frosty” (1964)
Floyd Dakill Combo – “Dance, Franny, Dance” (1964)
Roy Head & The Traits –“Treat Her Right” (1965)
The Bobby Fuller Four – “Let Her Dance” (1965)
The Bobby Fuller Four – “I Fought The Law” (1965)
13th Floor Elevators – “You’re Gonna Miss Me” (1966)
Archie Bell & The Drells – “Tighten Up” (1967)
King Curtis – “Memphis Soul Stew” (1967)
Big Brother & the Holding Company – “Down on Me” (1967)
Janis Joplin – “Piece of My Heart” (1968) Janis Joplin – “Me and Bobby McGee” (1971)
Janis Joplin – “Mercedez Benz” (1971)
Freddie King – “Going Down” (1971)
ZZ Top – “La Grange” (1973)
Edgar Winter Group – “Frankenstein” (1973)
Edgar Winter Group – “Free Ride” (1973)
ZZ Top – “Tush” (1975)
Waylon Jennings – “Waymore’s Blues” (1975)
Delbert McClinton – “Two More Bottles of Wine” (1978)
ZZ Top – “I Thank You” (1980)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – “Pride & Joy” (1983)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – “Texas Flood” (1983)
ZZ Top – “Got Me Under Pressure” (1983)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – “Cold Shot” (1984)
The Fabulous Thunderbirds – “Tuff Enuff” (1986)
The Fabulous Thunderbirds – “Wrap It Up” (1986)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – “Crossfire” (1989)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – “Tightrope” (1989)
ZZ Top – “My Head’s In Mississippi” (1990)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – “The Sky Is Crying” (1991)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – “Life By The Drop” (1991)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble  – “Little Wing) (1991)
Guy Forsyth – “Poor Boys” (2000)
Los Lonely Boys – “Heaven” (2004)
Los Lonely Boys – “Real Emotions” (2004)
Gary Clark, Jr. – “Bright Lights” (2012)
Lightning Hopkins – “Automobile Blues” (Unknown Date)

Deep South Soundscape: Texas Blues