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.

60. Histoire du Blues en 100 chansons : Tupelo

Hooker’s recording career began in 1948 when his agent placed a demo, made by Hooker, with the Bihari brothers, owners of the Modern Records label.

The company initially released an up-tempo number, "Boogie Chillen’", which became Hooker’s first hit single.

59. Histoire du Blues en 100 chansons :- Pine Top’s Boogie Woogie

Pine Top received his nickname as a child from his liking for climbing trees. For a time he worked as accompanist for blues singer Ma Rainey

He was recommended by Cow Cow Davenport to J. Mayo Williams at Vocalion Records, and in 1928 he moved, with his wife and young son, to Chicago, Illinois to record.

58. Histoire du Blues en100 chansons : Big Boss Man

Big Boss Man
By the 1950s, Reed had established himself as a popular musician and joined the "Gary Kings" with John Brim, as well as playing on the street with Willie Joe Duncan.
Reed failed to gain a recording contract with Chess Records, but signed with Vee-Jay Records through Brim’s drummer, Albert King. At Vee-Jay, Reed began playing again with Eddie Taylor and soon released "You Don’t Have to Go", his first hit record.

57. Histoire du Blues en100 chansons : Terraplane Blues

Terraplane Blues
"Terraplane Blues" was Johnson’s first single and it became a moderate regional hit, selling 5,000 copies.Johnson used the car model Terraplane as a metaphor for sex.
In the lyrical narrative, the car will not start and Johnson suspects that his girlfriend let another man drive it when he was gone. In describing the various mechanical problems with his Terraplane, Johnson creates a setting of thinly veiled sexual innuendo.

56. Histoire du Blues en100 chansons : Maggie Campbell Blues

Maggie Campbell Blues
Johnson was born near Terry, Mississippi, and moved around 1910 to Crystal Springs where he lived for most of his life.[2] He learned to play the guitar and, by 1914, was supplementing his income by playing at local parties with his brothers Major and LeDell.
he had become an alcoholic and itinerant musician, based in Crystal Springs but traveling widely around the South, sometimes accompanied by Papa Charlie McCoy


55. Histoire du Blues en100 chansons : Mr Down Child

Mr Down Child
Beginning in the 1930s, Sonnyboy Williamson traveled around Mississippi and Arkansas and encountered Big Joe Williams, Elmore James and Robert Lockwood, Jr., also known as Robert Junior Lockwood, who would play guitar on his later Checker Records sides
Williamson’s first recording session took place in 1951 for Lillian McMurry of Jackson, Mississippi’s Trumpet Records, three years after the death of John Lee Williamson, which for the first time allowed some legitimacy to Miller’s carefully worded claim to being "the one and only Sonny Boy Williamson"


54. Histoire du Blues en100 chansons : Kassie Jones

Kassie Jones
By 1908, he was playing solo for parties, in taverns, and on the street. He was also invited to play several dates with W. C. Handy’s Orchestra
Furry Lewis tired of the road and took a permanent job in 1922. His position as a street sweeper for the City of Memphis, a job he would hold until his retirement in 1966, allowed him to remain active in the Memphis music scene


53. Histoire du Blues en100 chansons : Memory Pain

Memory Pain
A 1952 automobile accident left Percy Mayfield seriously injured, including a facial disfigurement that limited his performing
. However, that did not stop his prolific songwriting. Mayfield continued to write and record for Specialty until 1954, and then recorded for Chess Records and Imperial Records


52. Histoire du Blues en100 chansons : Canned Heat Blues

Canned Heat Blues
Johnson remained a popular performer in the Jackson area through the 1930s and 1940s, sometimes performing with Ishman Bracey
Tommy Johnson remained a popular performer in the Jackson area through the 1930s and 1940s, sometimes performing with Ishman Bracey


51. Histoire du Blues en100 chansons : Juke

"Juke" is a harmonica instrumental recorded by then 22-year-old Chicago bluesman Little Walter Jacobs in 1952..
The originally released recording of "Juke" was the first completed take of the first song attempted at the first Little Walter session for Leonard Chess ; the song was released at the end of July on Chess’s subsidiary label Checker Records as Checker single #758.