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Blue Light Boogie: More Trains

Playlist #10 Saturday June 29, 2019

“Midnight Special Blues”, Sam Collins, Jailhouse Blues, Yazoo Records

“Yellow Dog Blues”, Sam Collins, Jailhouse Blues, Yazoo Records

“Too Too Train Blues”, Big Bill Broonzy, Good Time Tonight, Columbia Records,

“Kassie Jones pt. 1”, Furry Lewis, In His Prime 1927-1928, Yazoo Records,

“Kassie Jones pt. 2”, Furry Lewis, In His Prime 1927-1928, Yazoo Records,

“The Monkey And The Engineer”, Jesse Fuller, The Lone Cat, Good Time Jazz Records

“Rock Island Line”, Leadbelly, Alabama Bound, RCA Records,

“This Train”, Big Bill Broonzy, Sings Folk Songs, Smithsonian Folkways Records,

“Little Black Engine”, Brownie McGhee, Brownie’s Blues, Original Blues Classics

“Freight Train Blues”, Robert Lee McCoy (a.k.a. Robert Nighthawk), Prowling Nighthawk, Catfish Records,

“Train Fare Blues”, Sonny Boy (I) Williamson, Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order vol. 3, Document Records,

“Smokestack Lightning”, Howlin’ Wolf, The Chess Box, MCA/ Chess Records,

“Mean Old Frisco Blues”, Muddy Waters, King Bee, Blue Sky Records,

“Big Blue Train”, Whiteboy James And The Blues Express, Extreme Makeover, Rip Cat Records,

“Blues Train”, Elvin Bishop, What The Hell Is Goin’ On, Blue Mountain Artists,

“Blues Train”, Duke Robillard, Passport To The Blues, Stony Plain Records,

“Freight Train Boogie”, Little Elmo And The Mambo Kings, Never Pet A Burning Dog, Rigid Records,

“Streamline Train”, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Get Right Blues, Inside Sounds.

“Memphis Town”, Paul Rishell and Annie Raines, Goin’ Home, Tone-Cool Records,

“Last Train To Memphis”, Bryson Vancleve, Halfway To Homeless, self release,

“El Train”, Paul Delay, Delay Does Chicago, Evidence Records,

“Chicago Line”, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Chicago Line, Island Records,

“Evening Train”, Phil Gates, Live At The Hermosa Saloon, DCT Productions,

“Midnight Train”, James Cotton, Cotton Mouth Man, Alligator Records,

“Night Train”, Mighty Mojo Prophets, Mighty Mojo Prophets, Rip Cat Records,

“Night Train”, Jimmy Forrest, Night Train, Delmark Records,

“People Get Ready”, Hans Theessink, Jedermann Remixed The Soundtrack, Blue Groove,

“Freedom Train”, Toots And The Maytals, The Best Of Toots And The Maytals The Millenium Collection, Island Records,

“Death’s Black Train”, Marshall Lawrence, House Call, self release,

“Take The A Train”, Louis Jordan, I Believe In Music, Black And Blue Records

Art Hooker was born in Wisconsin and trained on tuba at Hortonville Union High School and Lawrence Conservatory. As a self-taught flutist he traveled throughout the western U.S. as a busker. He studied radio production technology at Mount Hood Community College in Oregon. He also ad libbed flute music beds for a locally produced poetry program on public radio. He currently plays tenor saxophone, flute, rhythm guitar, percussive devices and vocals. He has performed with the Siegal/Schwall Blues Band, Seafood Mama (later known as Quarterflash), Sweet Betty and Nathaniel Mayer, as a solo artist and as a member of the bands King Rat, The Bushwhackers, FM Band, Two Flat Blues Band, Mumblin’ Eddy, Art Hooker, Hot Tomato, and the Big Jones Blues Band. He has opened for John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy, Ben E. King, Luther ‘Guitar Jr.’ Johnson, Marshall Tucker, The Guess Who and Chris Duarte.