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Get Your Groove Back

Get Your Groove Back

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Tuesday
11:00am - 1:00pm

GET YOUR GROOVE BACK (aka The Jobs & Growth Show)

Dare I use the “e” (ecl#$%tic) word to describe the wide-ranging styles of music that you will hear on Get Your Groove Back? You’ll hear Muddy Waters back to back with Ali Farka Toure, Sister Rosetta Tharpe with Johnny Winter, Dya Singh with Rory McLeod. Programs include featured albums, tracks to a theme, particular styles (from blues to world), guests (some of whom actually turn up, some of whom are interesting), film soundtracks and other stuff made up on the spur of the moment. Regular features include music I borrow from the library, instrumentals and music around a moment in history. If your life has a soundtrack, the chances are you’ll hear it on Get Your Groove Back.

PLAYLIST FOR 15/1/19 (PROGRAM 305) Roy Block’s new album, A Woman’s Soul: a Tribute to Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937) was an American blues singer. Nicknamed the Empress of the Blues, she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s.[1] She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and was a major influence on other jazz singers. To earn money for their impoverished household, Smith and her brother Andrew began busking on the streets of Chattanooga; she sang and danced, and he accompanied her on the guitar. Smith advocated for a wider vision of African-American womanhood beyond domesticity, piety, and conformity; she sought empowerment and happiness through independence, sassiness, and sexual freedom. In 1929, Smith made her only film appearance, starring in a two-reeler, St. Louis Blues, based on W. C. Handy‘s song of the same name. She died as a result of a car accident while touring; Smith’s grave was unmarked until a tombstone was erected on August 7, 1970, paid for by the singer Janis Joplin and Juanita Green, who as a child had done housework for Smith.

1. Meat-pricing in Portugal between the wars (CANCELLED) (Clarke) by Clarke & Dawe [2:41]
2. Do Your Duty (Wilson) by Rory Block (A Woman’s Soul: A Tribute to Bessie Smith, 2018) [4:19]
3. Whoa, Tillie, Take Your Time (Layton/ Caramar) by Bessie Smith (Empress of the Blues, 1992) [3:10]
4. Kitchen Man (Razaf/ Pinkard) by Rory Block (A Woman’s Soul: A Tribute to Bessie Smith, 2018) [4:01]
5.  Not Afraid (?) by Ukulele Death Squad (Not Afraid EP, 2018) [3:17]
6. Jazzbo Brown From Memphis Town (Brooks) by Rory Block (A Woman’s Soul: A Tribute to Bessie Smith, 2018) [3:36]
7. Gimme a Pig Foot &Bottle of Beer (Wilson) by Rory Block (A Woman’s Soul: A Tribute to Bessie Smith, 2018) [3:47]
8. No More Cheap Wine (Linden) by Colin Linden (Stony Plain 40 Years, 2016; orig on Rich In Love, 2015) [4:43]
9. Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl (Small/  Williams/ Brymn) by Rory Block (A Woman’s Soul: A Tribute to Bessie Smith, 2018) [3:20]
10. Begging Bowl (Acheson) by Geoff Achison {4:24]
11. I’m Down in the Dumps (Wilson/ Wilson) by Rory Block (A Woman’s Soul: A Tribute to Bessie Smith, 2018) [6:09]
12. Black Mountain Blues (Cole) by Rory Block (A Woman’s Soul: A Tribute to Bessie Smith, 2018) [4:15] “They uses gunpowder just to sweeten their tea…”
13. Harlan County by Jim Ford (Harlan County, 1969) [3:31]
14. Down Hearted Blues  (Hunter/ Austin) by Bessie Smith (Empress of the Blues, 1992)[3:25]
15. Weeping Willow Blues (Carter) by Rory Block (A Woman’s Soul: A Tribute to Bessie Smith, 2018) [4:11]
16. On Revival Day (Razaf) by Rory Block (A Woman’s Soul: A Tribute to Bessie Smith, 2018)[3:53]
17. Empty Bed Blues by Rory Block (A Woman’s Soul: A Tribute to Bessie Smith, 2018) [6:16]
18. Meet Me At The 10th Street Inn (Rhodes/ Smith) by Sonny Rhodes  (Stony Plain 40 Years, 2016, orig on Blue Diamond, 1999) [3:18]
19. I’ve Been Everywhere (?) by The Farelly Brothers [0:31]
20. Mourning Dove (Reddick/ Cripps) by Paul Reddick (Stony Plain 40 Years, 2016, orig on Ride The One, 2016) [4:55]
21. Good Citizens (Savage) by Cash Savage & The Last Drinks (Good Citizens, 2018) [5:33

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