Ghosts of Record Stores Past and Present

Much of my youth was spent hunting for and playing vinyl. I have created this site to remember many of the stores I've visited. Don't try and visit them without calling first, as many of them are no longer with us. If I've posted a picture of a store that you want me to delete please let me know and I'll take it down. To see a particular store just open the photo album with its name on it or click on the green (open) or red (closed) marker in the map below. Expanding the map will reveal more stores in the same city.

The site also contains links to interesting articles and information on record shops and record collecting and fine musical suggestions and playlists for your listening pleasure (with You Tube links so you can check them out for yourself). The Playlists can be found by scrolling to a separate section of the index under the heading musical resources. And our latest addition, Song of the Day, a glimpse at what's playing on my stereo today, appears there as well.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Blues Playlist 1

Blues Playlist 1

I've always liked the blues and like all of the British 60s bands that covered their tunes, went back to the originals to see how they were interpreted by their originators.  Here's a collection of some of my favorite blues songs, none of which should come as surprise, but all of which are worthy.   Make sure you listen to the Hooker/Van Morrison version of Gloria.  With You Tube links as always.

Willie Mabon - Seventh Son
Little Walter - Juke
Muddy Waters - I'm A Man
Albert King - Laundromat Blues
Big Mama Thornton - They Call Me Big Mama
Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning
Muddy Waters - Hoochie Coochie Man
John Lee Hooker & Ry Cooder - Big Legs Tight Skirt
Etta James - Ball & Chain
Sonny Boy Willamson - Ninety Nine
Paul Butterfield - Get Out My Life, Woman
Little Walter - My Babe
Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog
Big Bill Broonzy - Guitar Rag
Paul Butterfield - Baby Please Don't Go
Van Morrison & John Lee Hooker - Gloria

If you want to listen to this as a continuous playlist, simply click on this link.  <iframe width="560" height="315" src=";hl=en_US" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
I couldn't find the John Lee Hooker/Ry Cooder collaboration on line yet.  So you'll just have to look for it yourself.

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