Here are all of BluesCat's jams.
by Howlin' Wolf
One of the most famous Blues of them all - a standard covered by lots of people. For the history of this song see this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goin%27_Down_Slow .Other folks have jammed versions of this song recently so thanks to @jackietheripper and @bullfrog , but this is my favourite version of the song which is about the dying days of a high rollin' man.
Jammed: 22nd Sep 2015
by Jimmy & Walter
1953. Actually Jimmy DeBerry (guitar) and "Big Walter" Horton (harmonica). A classic of the Blues Harp. Instrumental adaptation of "I almost lost my mind" released by Ivory Joe Hunter in 1950 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKLbIn8yx-o .
Jammed: 17th Sep 2015
by Ornette Coleman
From his 1958 album "Something Else". Ornette Coleman (alto sax), Don Cherry (cornet), Charlie Haden (double bass) and either Ed Blackwell or Billy Higgins on drums.
Jammed: 14th Sep 2015
by Gene Ammons
From the 1956 album "The Happy Blues". Gene Ammons (tenor sax), Art Farmer (trumpet), Jackie McLean (alto sax), Duke Jordan (piano), Addison Farmer (bass), Art Taylor (drums) and Candido on congas.
Jammed: 11th Sep 2015
by Jimmy McGriff
From his 1970 album "A Thing To Come By". Jimmy McGriff on organ and piano, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Fats Theus on tenor sax and Larry Frazier on Guitar. I don't know who the rhythm section were.
Jammed: 9th Sep 2015
by Freddie Hubbard
Straight Life, from the 1970 album of the same name, is a masterpiece from the trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. This is a TV performance and part one lasts for 8 minutes which will give you a good taste. Then it extends further! I think that this is astounding playing which as in a lot of good things requires a bit of patience to see the full beauty. Good luck!
Jammed: 7th Sep 2015
by Sonny Stitt
From the 1972 album "Tune-Up". Sonny Stitt (tenor & alto sax), Barry Harris (piano), Sam Jones (bass), Alan Dawson (drums). It is about time that I posted some jazz - before it is too late!
Jammed: 5th Sep 2015
by Elvis Presley
Who says he wasn't a fine blues singer? A crackin' version of Lowell Fulson's classic. This is a live performance but his first studio version can be found on the 1960 album "Elvis Is Back" - recorded when he got out of the army.
Jammed: 4th Sep 2015
by Henry Thomas
1928. Bob Dylan, to his credit, put Henry Thomas as co-writer on his version of this song which is on the 1963 album "The FreeWheelin' Bob Dylan". Henry Thomas lived from 1878-1930.
Jammed: 31st Aug 2015
by Howlin' Wolf
Early version of Smoke Stack Lightning based on previous songs by The Mississippi Sheiks, Charley Patton & Tommy Johnson. See this link for details https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smokestack_Lightning
Jammed: 30th Aug 2015
by Bo Carter
Here is another one from good old Bo. He certainly could sing and play guitar and just when he has you convinced that he is actually singing about being good around the house ................................
Jammed: 27th Aug 2015
by Charley Patton
The Pea Vine was the railway branch line that joined Charley's plantation "Dockery" onto the main Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad "The Yellow Dog" or "Dog" - also celebrated in some other Blues songs. This song is from 1929.
Jammed: 23rd Aug 2015
by Blind Willie McTell
There is no such thing in my book as "The Best Bluesman" but people that channel the Blues and in my opinion the three that were best at it and have been preserved in some quantity, scratchy though that is at times, are Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton and this guy - at least until Robert Johnson came along. And then there are The Blueswomen and they are another, although entwined, story!
Jammed: 21st Aug 2015
by Houston Stackhouse
From his 1972 album "Cryin' Won't Help You". For more information see this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston_Stackhouse A nice version of the RJ song.
Jammed: 18th Aug 2015
by Little Axe
His version of the Son House classic. From his 2004 album "Champagne and Grits". Little Axe is the nom de guerre of Skip McDonald, rap music's favourite Bluesman. Now jamming daily the fruits of 3 years being on TIMJ as @Axol
Jammed: 14th Aug 2015
by Albert King
From his classic 1967 album "Born Under A Bad Sign" which compiled his Stax singles and some additional stuff from 1966 onwards. His backing band were Booker T and The MGs featuring the Memphis Horns! Oh yeah and he did stay in St. Louis for some years in the 1950s.
Jammed: 30th Jun 2015
by James Crutchfield
St. Louis Blues. The hard pounding piano style of St. Louis led to Johnnie Johnson's Sir John Trio which included a young Chuck Berry. They became Chuck's backing band when he started recording in Chicago.
Jammed: 24th Jun 2015
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