Grande Histoire du Blues en 100 chansons

Voici les 100 morceaux les plus célèbres de l’histoire du blues rassemblés par Gérald Aubepart dans l’émission "Closing Time" depuis 1983 sur Radio Primitive à Reims. Gérald Aubepart, notre canal historique nous a quittés le 13 septembre 2016. Toutes les semaines il postait un standard du blues. Voici ce qu’il vous offre, mise à jour en cours pour compléter ses nombreuses découvertes.

70. Histoire du Blues en 100 chansons :- Barrel House Blues

During a March 1924 visit to Atlanta, OKeh made the historic first-ever field recording of a male blues singer/guitarist, Ed Andrews, who was seen busking on the street.

Andrews accompanied himself with utilitarian pick-and-strum guitar.

69. Histoire du Blues en 100 chansons :- - Feel So Bad

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Willis was spotted at a talent contest by Atlanta radio disc jockey Zenas Sears, who became his manager and helped him to sign with Columbia Records in 1951

After one single, Willis began recording on a Columbia subsidiary, Okeh.

68. Histoire du Blues en 100 chansons :- Stealin’ Stealin

The song is particularly identified with the jug band tradition.

Gus Cannon claimed to have written the opening line, "Put your arms around me like a circle ’round the sun. However, this line doesn’t appear in any of his recorded songs.

67. Histoire du Blues en 100 chansons :- See See Rider Blues

The term "See See Rider" is usually taken as synonymous with "easy rider." In particular, in blues songs it often refers to a woman who had liberal sexual views, had been married more than once, or was skilled at sex.
Another incorrect theory is that the term "easy rider" sometimes originally referred to the guitar hung across the back of a travelling blues singer

66. Histoire du Blues en 100 chansons :-Sloppy Drunk Blues

Lucie Bogan a.k.a Bessie Jackson first recorded vaudeville songs for Okeh Records in New York in 1923, with pianist Henry Callens

By 1930 her recordings had begun to concentrate on drinking and sex. She also recorded the original version of "Black Angel Blues"

65. Histoire du Blues en 100 chansons : Guitar Blues

Sylvester Weaver recorded until 1927, sometimes accompanied by Sara Martin, about 50 additional songs.
He often used the bottleneck-style method, playing his guitar with a knife. His recordings were quite successful but in 1927 he retired and went back to Louisville until his death in 1960.

64. Histoire du Blues en 100 chansons :-Jock-A-Mo

Starting out on trombone, Crawford formed a band which local DJ Doctor Daddy-O named "The Chapaka Shawee" (Creole for "We Aren’t Raccoons"), the title of an instrumental that they played.
In 1969, he decided to limit his singing to in church only. In 2012 Crawford made a guest appearance singing gospel on an episode of the HBO series Treme.

63. Histoire du Blues en 100 chansons : Crazy Blues

Mamie Smith was an American vaudeville singer, dancer, pianist and actress, who appeared in several films late in her career. As a vaudeville singer she performed a number of styles, including jazz and blues.
She danced in Salem Tutt Whitney’s Smart Set. In 1913, she left the Tutt Brothers to sing in clubs in Harlem and married a singer named William "Smitty" Smith.

62. Histoire du Blues en 100 chansons : One Room Country Shack

Mercy Dee Walton started playing piano at age 13 and learned his style from many of the ten-cent party house pianists that played out in the country on weekends.

He made his first record for the small record label, Spire Records in Fresno.[4] The track was "Lonesome Cabin Blues"

61. Histoire du Blues en 100 chansons : What’s The Matter With The Mill ?

In 1929 Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe McCoy, her second husband, began to perform together.
They were discovered by a talent scout of Columbia Records in front of a barber shop where they were playing for dimes.[7] When she and McCoy went to record in New York, they were given the names Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie by a Columbia A&R man.