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Blue Light Boogie: Telephones

Playlist #022  Friday Aug. 30, 2019

“Telephoning The Blues”, Victoria Spivey, Better Boot That Thing Great Women Blues singers Of The 1920’s (various artists), RCA Victor Records

“Call Operator 210”, Floyd Dixon, Marshall Texas Is My Home, Specialty Records

“Operator”, Grateful Dead, American Beauty, Warner Brothers Records

“Operator”, Eddie Shaw, In The Land Of The Crossroads, Rooster Blues

“Telephone Blues”, John Mayall, London Blues 1964-1969, Polygram Records

“Telephone Song”, Melvin Taylor And The Slack Band, Dirty Pool, Evidence Records

“Telephone Blues”, Kim Wilson, Smokin’ Joint, M.C. Records

“Telephone”, Dave Hannon And Band, Blues Canon, Damasaca Records

“Buzz Me”, Victor Wainwright, Family Roots Extended Stay, self release

“Call Me”, Hans Theessink,  Call Me, Deluge Records

“634-5789”, Eddie Floyd, Wilson Pickett, Jonny Lang And The Blues Brothers, Blues Brothers 2000 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Universal Records

“Call The Law”, Tom Principato, Tip Of The Iceberg, Powerhouse Records

“You Used To Call Me”, C. J. Chenier And The Red Hot Louisiana Band, Too Much Fun, Alligator Records

“If The Phone Ain’t Ringin’, It’s Me Not Callin’”, Bobby Messano, Bad Movie, self release

“Ring Telephone Ring”, Curtis Salgado, The Beautiful Lowdown, Alligator Records

“Telephone King”, John Mooney, Telephone King, Powerhouse Records

“Telephone Bill”, Johnny ’Guitar’ Watson, Best Of The Funk Years, Shout Factory

“Phone Booth”, Albert King, I’m In A Phone Booth, Baby, Stax Records

“Wrong Number”, Allen Toussaint, Connected, NYNO Music

“You Got The Wrong Number”, E.C. Scott, Come And Get Your Love, Blind Pig Records

“Butt-Dial-Kyle”, Jon Spear Band, Hot Sauce, self release

“Telephone Answering Machine Blues”, ‘Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin, Chicago Blues, Powerhouse Records

“Answering Machine”, Kinsey Report, Edge Of The City, Alligator Records

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

“I’ve Got Love On The Line”, E.C. Scott, Come And Get Your Love, Blind Pig Records

“Facebook Woman”, Linsey Alexander,  Two Cats, Delmark Records

“If You Got A Jealous Woman Facebook Ain’t Your Friend”, Cash Box Kings, Royal Mint, Alligator Records

“Hang Up And Drive”, Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers, Trouble Man, Blind Pig Records

“Telephone Call From Istanbul”, Tom Waits, Frank’s Wild Years, Island 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.