Another gem from the kitchen recordings – Ma Hodge singing “Help Me Make It Through The Night” with Pa on guitar. While Kris Kristofferson was the creator of this song (1969), it was also recorded by greats Joan Baez, Gladys Knight & Pips, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sammi Smith and of course Elvis Presley in 1971. […]
ThrowBackThursday From 1970, here’s a vicious live recording of Holiday.
Catfish Radio – Brownie McGhee playing the soulful Don’t Pity Me. Filmed from Pete Seeger’s Ranbow Quest show in the 1960’s. In a great little aside at the end, Pete explains to the audience exactly how Sonny Terry takes a different approach to playing the harp.
Catfish Hodge doing a live performance of Oscar Teo with band accompaniment. Song starts at the 3:00 minute mark, but man there’s a powerful story there if you start from the beginning.
Check out this 1966 clip from CBS of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee playing Hooray, Hooray, These Women Is Killin Me. It’s amazing the musical history you can find on the internet.
Check out this baby, Tongue In The Mud from the album Bare Necessities. Also available on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.
This is a track from Ma and Pa Hodge singing in the kitchen. Recording pulled from a stack of cassettes in the basement. They singing the old gospel “I’ll Fly Away”, just like they’ve always done in places like Kentucky or across Appalachia. Some fuzz in the feedback, but touching to hear their voices.
Check out Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee killing it on “Red River Blues” and “Crow Jane,” two of the oldest known pieces in the Piedmont blues repetoire.
Check out this classic performance of Pete Seeger, Sonny Terry, and Brownie McGhee doing Rock Island Line
What’s good Fish Heads. Here is some more of that acoustic blues – 20 Years.