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Episode #2879

The Blues, Reinvented

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Listen to the blues, reinvented, for this New Sounds program. Hear chamber folk by Last Forever, some of America's oldest soul music in settings that combine spinet, harmonium, hammer dulcimer, violin, guitar, and banjo. Also, there are performances of classic blues by contemporary acts like North Carolina’s the Backsliders, New Orleans blues artist Chris Thomas King and others.

PROGRAM # 2879, Reinventing the Blues (First aired on Thurs., 12/18/08)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Paul Williams & Friends

In Memory of Robert Johnson

If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day, excerpt [1:30]

Black Sun #15017
www.harmonies.com
*

Backsliders

Leftfield Holler

Write Me A Few Lines [3:00]

BS #6
www.backsliders.com.au

Chris Thomas King

Dirty South Hip Hop Blues

Revelations [5:00]

21st Century Blues #2106 www.21CBrecords.com *

Backsliders

Leftfield Holler

Hard Time Killing Floor Blues [3:30]

See above.

Chris Thomas King

Dirty South Hip Hop Blues

Hard Time Killing Floor Blues [4:00]

See above.

Fred Frith & Henry Kaiser

With Enemies Like These, Who Needs Friends

Hard Time Killing Floor Blues [3:30]

SST #147
Out of print, but try Amazon.com

John Fahey

God, Time, and Causality

Portland Cement Factory/Requiem for Mississippi John Hurt [7:00]

Shanachie #97706 **
www.shanachie.com
OR download from Emusic.com

Last Forever

Trainfare Home

Spike Driver Blues [3:00]

Nonesuch #79604 **
www.nonesuch.com

Various Artists: Hearn Gadbois

Tellus, Vol. 12

GAHT MAYH MOH8JOH3 WOYKIHN [3:00]

Tellus audio cassette magazine, #12 www.ubu.com

Dave Soldier String Quartet

Sequence Girls

Excerpts from “Three Delta Blues"; S. James: 20-20 [3:00] C. Patton: Moon Goin' Down [3:00]

Rift #13 LP only, available at www.mulatta.org
OR MP3s for download at www.davesoldier.com

Elliot Sharp’s Terraplane

Music for Yellowman

Jungle Kids [2:00]

Zoar 021 www.sublingual.com

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