The Blues Show 311: Birthday Blues

Bruce Pingree is playing blues this week by Shirley Johnson, Al Casey & Cousin Joe, Smiley Lewis, Wynonie Harris, Gatemouth Moore, Ruth Brown, Roscoe Chenier, Guitar Slim, Houston Guitar Slim, Louisiana Red with Little Victor, Hard Bargain, Paul Gayten, Roy Brown, Floyd Dixon, Lightning Slim, Alvin Robinson, Albert King, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and Little Walter.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Bruce Pingree, WUNH-FM, Durham, NH, August 20, 2017 [BPBS-0311]

Shirley Johnson: As The Years Go Passing By

Al Casey & Cousin Joe: The Old Age Blues

Smiley Lewis: Growing Old

Wynonie Harris: I Feel That Old Age Coming On

Gatemouth Moore: My Mother Thinks I’m Something

Ruth Brown: Can’t Get Excited

Roscoe Chneier: Lucky To Be Living

Guitar Slim: If I Had My Life To Live Over

Houston Guitar Slim: Things I Used To Do

Louisiana Red with Little Victor: Too Poor To Die

Hard Bargain: Birthday Blues

Paul Gayten: Happy Birthday To You

Roy Brown: A Tick of the Clock

Floyd Dixon: Till I Grow Old

Lightning Slim: You’re Old Enough To Understand

Alvin Robinson: Better Be Cool

Albert King: Born Under A Bad Sign

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: My Time Is Expensive

Little Walter: Hate to See You Go


Hosted by Bruce Pingree for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by Bruce Pingree at WUNH-FM, Durham, NH

Recorded by Joe McDonough

Editing, post-production, & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam

© 2017 Bruce Pingree. Used with permission.