June 15, 2009

Modcast #131: Get The Mod Blues

Welcome to Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World, modcast #131 if you can believe it. I don't know about you, but I've got the blues. The legendary queen of the blues Koko Taylor died a little more than a week ago, and that sparked me to dig out and revisit some my old blues, esepcially the British blues of the sixties, the early R&B. London's blues scene in the late 50s and early sixties spawned a number of bands and musicians that went on to great fame, many with very mod sounds - Rolling Stones, Georgie Fame, Them, the Animals, the Yardbirds and so on . And No doubt Ms. Koko Taylor was an inspiration to sixties mods who were blending the blues with rock, and jazz with soul, and creating radically new sorts of sounds. So, now it's time to get some mod blues.

Koko Taylor -- Wang Dang Doodle
David Bowie -- I Pity the Fool
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames -- Parker's Mood
Rolling Stones -- Confessin' the Blues
The Creation -- I'm A Man
Small Faces -- Wham, Bam, Thank You M'am
Yardbirds -- Smokestack Lightning
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells -- High Heel Sneakers
Ella Fitzgerald -- Sunshine of Your Love
The Who -- Young Man Blues
The Doors -- Roadhouse Blues

Koko Taylor -- Wang Dang Doodle

Ella Fitzgerald -- Sunshine of Your Love