Sounds of the Season and Birthdays-in-Blue for a trio of Country Music Greats: The ‘Father of Country Music’ JIMMIERODGERS—The Singing Brakeman; Country Songwriter HARLANHOWARD; and Two Time Governor of Louisiana JIMMIEDAVIS of ‘You Are My Sunshine’ Fame. Other Birthdays include OTISREDDING and DEEDEESHARP, blues Crooner CHARLESBROWN, Blues Shouter ROYBROWN, and that ‘Cow Cow Boogie Girl’ ELLAMAEMORSE.
As we usher in September, we pause to celebrate the birthdays of Little Milton Campbell and the Big O – Otis Redding. Also, there’s cool new stuff out by Flowering Inferno, south California rhythms by Sapo, and newly-issued material by Bo Diddley. The Motown singles project continues today with material released in 1970.
With Hurricane Gustav bringing rain to Louisiana, and a political convention bringing violence to Minnesota, it was a day dedicated to remembering we are one as a people. And we all get by with a little help from our friends.
SEPTEMBERSONGS Pt 1— A LABORDAYTRIBUTE to America’s Working Men and Women, Elephantine Tunes for the opening day of the Republican National Convention, and Remembering Hurricane Katrina three years later, along with Birthdays-in-Blue for CONWAYTWITTY, JOESIMON, and ARCHIEBELL.