Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday Soundings 8/14

Host - John Gaguine

In memoriam - Les Paul, great musician and inventor of the solid body electric guitar, and hence one of the most important figures in rock n roll (1914-2009)

Les Paul and Chet Atkins - Caravan (Duke Ellington)

Nnenna Freelon - All or Nothing at All, If I Had You

Led Zeppelin (whose lead guitarist, the legendary Jimmy Page, played a Les Paul guitar) - I Can't Quit You Baby (Willie Dixon)
Paul and Atkins - It Had to Be You

John Lee Hooker and Carlos Santana - Chill Out (Change Gonna Come), The Healer

Billy Taylor (piano) and Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax) - Stompin' at the Savoy (Benny Goodman), Just You Just Me

Irma Thomas - Breakaway (Jackie DeShannon), Hold Me While I Cry (Thomas/Dan Penn), Wish Someone Would Care (Thomas)

Paul and Atkins - Deed I Do
Hot Club of Cowtown - same song

Toots Thielemans, great jazz harmonica player - Ne Me Quitte Pas (Do Not Leave Me) (Jacques Brel), In Walked Bud (Thelonious Monk), Bluesette (Thielemans, probably his best known song, frequently covered by others)

Carey Bell (harmonica, vocals) and Lurrie Bell (guitar, vocals) - Baby Please Don't Go, Bell's Back (Carey Bell), Leaving in the Morning (Walter Jacobs)

Panama Francis (percussion) and the Savoy Sultans - Honeysuckle Rose (Fats Waller), Theme from New York, New York (Kanter/Ebb)

Corey Harris - Walking Blues (Robert Johnson)
Dave Van Ronk - Last Fair Deal's Gone Down (Robert Johnson)

Paul and Atkins - Avalon (Al Jolson)

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