Posts Tagged ‘Sam Chatmon’

Saturday Matinee – Ronco’s Greatest Hits, Han Li, Sam Chatmon, Magic Slim & The Teardrops

Saturday, 14 December 2019

Just a few more shopping days left. Go for it [via].

“We found the happiest lady [Han Li] in China. We told her that you don’t need a real hula hoop to have fun. She agreed.”

Khruangbin made me smile [found here].

Sam Chatmon (1897-1983) sang his version of a classic cheatin’ song in 1978. Apparently the vid was filmed by Alan Lomax.


The origin of the song “Make Me A Pallet On The Floor” is fuzzy and dates to the 1800s. It appeared in sheet music in 1908 in “Blind Boone’s Southern Rag Medley No. One: Strains from the Alleys.

Now check out John William Blind Boone‘s amazing story…


Magic Slim, aka Morris Holt (1937-2013). Nice Chicago blues [via].

Magic Slim was forced to give up playing the piano when he lost his little finger in a cotton gin mishap. He first came to Chicago in 1955 with his friend and mentor Magic Sam. The elder (by six months) Magic (Sam) let the younger Magic (Slim) play bass with his band and gave him his nickname.


Have a great weekend folks. Be back here tomorrow for more stuff.

Saturday Matinee – Sam Chatmon, Rory Gallagher & Night Music

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Sam Chatmon (1897 – 1983) was a classic Mississippi Delta bluesman with a great voice and pure country pickin’.

Roots blues rocker Rory Gallagher jams William Harris’s 1928 song “Bullfrog Blues” in 1980.

From 1989’s “Night Music,” (produced by Lorne Michaels of SNL fame) this line up is pretty awesome. It’s a long vid, but I think I got the numbers right if you want to skip the intros.
Was (Not Was) – 04:22, 21:16
Sonny Rollins – 08:30, 30:16
Leonard Cohen – 13:45, 34:30
Ken Nordine – 26:07.

That should hold you for a while. Be back here tomorrow for more amazing and astounding inanity.

Saturday Matinee – Mean Mary James, Sam Chatmon, Boyd Rivers, Larry Carlton & Robben Ford

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Mean Mary James burns through the traditional banjo standard “Cripple Creek.” Her bio is a jaw-dropper.

I don’t usually post two in a row from the same musician, but here’s Mean Mary and husband brother Frank James with “Joy,” an original song she wrote (with snippets from “Ode To Joy”).

The great Sam Chatmon plays Big Road Blues, That’s All Right & Sam’s Rag.

Boyd Rivers at the Mississippi Blues Festival 1980, introduced by Willie Dixon.

Ah, bullpoop. They’re not the greatest guitar players ever, but this is pretty good. Larry Carlton & Robben Ford jam the blues 2007.

That should do you folks for a while. Have a great weekend, see you tomorrow.

[Correction: Frank James is Mean Mary’s brother, not her husband. h/t  Steven Brooke.]


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