JIMíS ACOUSTIC BLUES
Another new name and mo' womens' blues. Ruth plays a harp while Gary backs her on
guitar. Includes Delta-style and songs by the great Ma Rainey -"Mother of the
Blues". Have mercy!
A welcome debut at Jim's, this guy is one mean guitar man who can back it up
with similar vocals. Yeah!
- "JUMPIN' JUDY"
Yet more womens' blues and Judy does a ver' fine version of a Ma Rainey song
plus other early blues backed up by the tricky but cool keyboard from Rob.
REX & ROB
Guitar/Piano team will ease the Blues to your fine soul - "it's nice to be nice
when you can be nice!"
- "DAWTY BUTTA"
More fresh faces and they insisted on the phonetic
spelling of "Dirty Butter"; an old Minnie Wallace no. with the Memphis Jug Band.
With guitar and a `bull fiddle' (stand-up string bass) these guys give you blues
from the Piedmont area: Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller, etc.
Richie on a solo kick. If you dig classic boogie and steaming blues a la
Roosevelt Sykes, Leroy Carr, etc. then you is in for a treat, a real treat; good Blues-diggin'
people. Yes, yes!
4.30 - "BARBECUE BREN"
Passionate vocals and some really incisive guitar which includes some shivery
slide. Hey! Jim's gotta be THEE place.
Beautifully recreated guitar blues from the likes of Ramblin Thomas, Bo Carter,
Charley Jordan, Blind Blake, etc. If you missed this it was a low-down dirty
"SNAKEHIPS & ALLAN"
Richie and Allan keep up their very high standard of early blues from
ragtime to boogie, with great bottleneck a la Tampa Red etc., plus smokin' piano
blues - excellent!!
6.00 "CAFE CLOSED"
With thanks from Rex, Max, Alan and Steve to Loz Arkle for the 'loan' of the
Charlie Patton picture on a most exclusive t-shirt!
Photos Copyright © 2004
Alan White. All rights reserved.
Painting Copyright © 2004
Loz Arkle. All rights reserved.
Text Copyright © 2004 Max Haymes
and Alan White. All Rights Reserved.