Check out Time for the Blues this week (9/30/12) for Muddy Water's London Sessions and some new stuff! OK--the deal with the picture of the lovely Yvette Mimieux as "Weena" from the 1960 sci-fi The Time Machine is that it's supposed to be 800,000 years in the future! REALLY? Look at her! There were no HAIR SALONS! Who did her makeup??!! She lived in the woods and she looks perfect!
As you know by now, John and I LOVE finding anachronisms and little things wrong in films--even pretty good ones! I thought The Time Machine was one of the best sci-fis of the late 50's/early '60s and I've seen it about 45 times! However, with more sceenings, I start seeing things that don't make sense--and with time-travel movies there's ALWAYS something wrong! Why? See if you can guess? Anwyay, we'll check out some other interesting things about Time Machine and other time-travel flicks this week--along with killer blues!
Over the years John Porter and I have featured tracks from The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions from 1971 where Howilin' Wolf and Hubert Sumlin (g) recorded with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood and three Rolling Stones: Ketih Richards, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman! An amazing set this was and we highly recommend the re-issued CD on Chess/MCA. Well, it turned out that Chess had Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry hop the pond and record their own sessions as well! I fnally got hold of the Muddy Sessions and you'll get to hear some tracks with Muddy brininging along Carey Bell on harp to join with guitarist Rory Gallagher, Steve Winwood (we think on Hammond organ), George Fame on piano (remember "The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde"?) and Mitch Mitchell (The Jimi Hendrix Experience) on drums.
Reviews on these sessions are mixed, but I love Muddy's enthusiasm for these tunes and while Rory isn't EC, he was a great player in his own right and I think he really did a great job here and we hope you will as well! We'll feature some tracks this week and some more on next week's show (10/7/12) to give you enough to judge for yourself! Plus, we'll hunt down the Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley sessions for future shows!
For new stuff, how 'bout tracks from "Blues on Solid Ground" the latest from guitarist John Primer--it's a real return to the roots for John that we had to include this week! Also new--tracks from Magic Slim & the Teardrops' "Bad Boy"--Slim tears it up with his guys on this Blind Pig release! And add in a set from the ladies--Shemekia Copeland ("33 1/3"), Deanna Bogart (a real Diana Krall-sounding CD "Pianoland") and EllerSoul's own Marion James ("Northside Soul")! How do we pack so much cool stuff in one show and still have time to make fun of time-travel movies? We talk very fast! Actually, you'll have to listen to find out!
So grap your nap Saturday, stay up late (don't forget to wash your jammies), get your popcorn ready and enjoy some quality bluestime with us! Time for the Blues with John Porter and Henry Cook airs Sundays at 1:00 AM.
Got a sci-fi movie mistake that made you laugh out loud? Tell us about it here and we'll feature it in a future show (because we'll dig deeper and find out more mistakes, anyway)!