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April 23, 2013 Options
Mississippi burning
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Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
James Brown 
Cold Sweat (pt. 1)   Options b/w Cold Sweat (pt. 2)
(King 1967)

Walter Barnes & His Royal Creolians  If You're Thinking of Me (When I'm Thinking of You)   Options
(Brunswick 1929)
Walter Barnes & His Royal Creolians (Vocal: May Alex)  Birmingham Bertha   Options
(Brunswick 1929)
Walter Barnes & His Royal Creolians  Buffalo Rhythms   Options
(Brunswick 1928)
Walter Barnes & His Royal Creolians  How Long, How Long Blues   Options
(Brunswick 1928)
Walter Barnes & His Royal Creolians  It's Tight Like That   Options
(Brunswick 1928)
Louis Armstrong & the Mills Brothers  Marie   Options
( 1940)

Talkover Music:
Bee Houston 
Blues for Rupez   Options The Hustler
(Arhoolie 1968)

Gatemouth Moore  The Bible's Being Fulfilled Everyday   Options Le Gospel 1939-1952
Lewis Bronzeville Five  Mississippi Fire Blues   Options
( 1940)
Leonard "Baby Doo" Caston  The Death of Walter Barnes   Options
(Decca 1940)
Gene Gilmore  The Natchez Fire   Options
( 1940)
Lewis Bronzeville Five  Natchez Mississippi Blues   Options

Talkover Music:
Jimi Hendrix  
Born Under a Bad Sign   Options Blues
(MCA 1970)

Howling Wolf  The Natchez Burning   Options
John Lee Hooker  Natchez Fire (Burning)   Options
Elmo Williams & Hezekiah Early  The Natchez Burning   Options Takes One to Know One
(Fat Possum 1997)
Stompy Jones  That Night   Options
Specks Williams  We Gave the Drummer Some   Options b/w Specks' Blues
(Jax 196?)

Listener comments!

  Tue. 4/23/13 5:39pm Van in DC:

Have nice show Doug!
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 5:40pm Doug Schulkind:

Your command is my wish, Van!
  Tue. 4/23/13 5:43pm Van in DC:

Leaving some b-dubs wings for you guys, enjoy
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 5:46pm Doug Schulkind:

The hotter hot sauce the better.
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 5:50pm Holly in NC:

Miss you, Doug! Will try & check in if possible.
I'm really interested in the history behind your show today. Should I Wiki or is there a better get-up-to speed summary?
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 5:54pm Doug Schulkind:

@Holly
Hiya! Here is a good place to learn about Walter Barnes: www.oxfordamerican.org...
Avatar    Tue. 4/23/13 5:57pm ndbob:

evening Doug and everyone!
Avatar    Tue. 4/23/13 5:59pm ndbob:

@Doug heard an interview with Preston Lauterbach a few weeks ago about his book
Avatar    Tue. 4/23/13 6:02pm Parq:

Ears are here, but I'm not going to be able to hang around and play. Some dark topic tonight!
Avatar    Tue. 4/23/13 6:03pm Carmichael:

Doug! Can't believe I finally made it live.
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:05pm Doug Schulkind:

Hey ndbob! (What book are you referring to?) Hi Parq and Live Carmichael!
Avatar    Tue. 4/23/13 6:06pm listener james from westwood:

evening, all! what a nightmare that must have been for all parties, victims as well as rescuers. sounds like the cocoanut grove or station club fires.
Avatar    Tue. 4/23/13 6:06pm Carmichael:

I may have heard some of this in my Saturday morning cartoons!
Avatar    Tue. 4/23/13 6:07pm ndbob:

The Chitlin Circuit - referred to in the Oxford American Article - interview was on one of the New Books Network podcasts
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:10pm Doug Schulkind:

Ah so, ndbob!
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:11pm glenn:

greetings from toronto, where the whoopee cushion was invented lo these many years ago. torontoist.com...
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:11pm Artie:

Loving the tuba!
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:13pm Doug Schulkind:

The tuba would soon be replaced by the string bass. Walter Barnes' bass player and drummer were the only two from the band to survive. The drummer, Oscar Brown, said that he would give up music forever, and by all (slim) accounts, he did.
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:13pm Doug Schulkind:

Whoopee Glenn!
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:19pm fleep:

My takeaway: back in whoopie infancy, folks on a budget could still afford the cheap whoopie cushion, although the gentry in Newport and Palm Beach surely used the premium cushions for their fart jokes.
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:22pm Artie:

Flammable ceiling treatments, just like the Station fire in New Jersey. How far we haven't come.
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:22pm fleep:

And the one in Rhode Island
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:23pm glenn:

ohh. how stunned am i? this is the fire that natchez burning by howlin' wolf is about, right?
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:24pm Artie:

@fleep: same fire, my bad. the glam metal connection always makes me recall that incorrectly.
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:28pm Doug Schulkind:

@Glenn
The very same. Howling Wolf coming up...
Avatar    Tue. 4/23/13 6:30pm ndbob:

a particularly great show tonight Doug!
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:31pm Doug Schulkind:

Here is an excellent site the covers Barnes, the fire and correct a bunch of mistakes made on Wikipedia and the Mississippi Blues Trail marker and elsewhere:

stackhouse-bluesoterica.blogspot.com...
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:33pm Doug Schulkind:

Baby Doo Caston was the pianist on the previous track. Robert Nighthawk is playing harmonica on this one.
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:35pm Doug Schulkind:

April 23 in 1940 was also a Tuesday. Creepy.
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:36pm glenn:

to be honest, it's not one of my fave wolf tunes, but i've got a new perspective on it now.
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:36pm Doug Schulkind:

GIVE THE DRUMMER RADIO PROGRAMMING ALERT...
Jesse Kaminsky and his show KAMINSKY KAMOUTSKY follows this show immediately at the top of the hour. His playlist page is here:

wfmu.org...
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:39pm Doug Schulkind:

All these songs get certain details wrong. The time, the number of dead, the state of the nightclub after the fire, etc. Everyone took liberties.
Avatar    Tue. 4/23/13 6:43pm listener james from westwood:

when it comes to historical facts evolving in song, i like the last line of lloyd alexander's prydain chronicles: "and, in time, only the bards knew the truth of it."
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:48pm Doug Schulkind:

I think all my extra yakking will make it impossible to fit in the Captain Beefheart track. Truth be told, it is almost entirely unlistenable. You are not missing anything.
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:49pm Doug Schulkind:

John Lee has the date WRONG. It was 1940, not 1937. I still love him.
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:52pm fleep:

Distortions: Sometimes intentional, for the sake of the rhythm or rhyme, sometimes the results of an oral history that morphs over time. Either way, it's been a great history lesson, Doug.
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:52pm northguineahills:

Got here for the last 9 minutes!
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:53pm glenn:

well, john lee's always a little bit behind the beat.
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:53pm Doug Schulkind:

I was all prepared to unleash some monstrous distortions upon ye. Just not in the cards tonight.

HELLO NGH. You betta go back and slurp up this archive. Go ahead and tell 'em why people.
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:54pm Doug Schulkind:

@glenn
The beat is a little bit overrated.

@glenn
Glad your Toronto trains didn't get blowed up!
Avatar    Tue. 4/23/13 6:54pm ndbob:

indeed Doug!
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:57pm Doug Schulkind:

I fuckin hate websites that automatically play music when you open them. Really fuckin hate them.
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:57pm glenn:

yeah, me too, but the timing is very weird, considering the rcmp knew about these guys for months and the government was supposed to be debating some anti terrorism law in the house of commons yesterday.
Avatar    Tue. 4/23/13 6:59pm listener james from westwood:

friends of mine set up a site for their upcoming wedding w/ autoplaying music. i adblocked it back to the stone age.
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 6:59pm Doug Schulkind:

OK, this song kinda sucks. Just think about the amazingly grating distortion you could be hearing instead. Sigh.
Avatar    Tue. 4/23/13 6:59pm listener james from westwood:

glenn, the expression "never waste a good crisis" comes to mind on that timing.
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 7:00pm northguineahills:

slurp!
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 7:00pm glenn:

yep. definitely a right wing characteristic.
Avatar    Tue. 4/23/13 7:00pm ndbob:

excellent show Doug!
Avatar Tue. 4/23/13 7:00pm northguineahills:

argghhh, hate autoply!
Avatar    Tue. 4/23/13 7:02pm listener james from westwood:

many thanks, doug!
Avatar    Wed. 4/24/13 8:24am Van in DC:

By catching up NOW, I save myself from having to catch up YEARS from now.

Oh, wait. I'll probably WANT to re-catch-catch up again years from now!

Let's go before we go again!
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:11am Doug Schulkind:

Just don't re-re-catch-catch up. You could pull a muscle.
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