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Nothin’ But the Blues [Playlist – 10/09/09]

As communications technology changes, things like exchanges, long distance operators and waiting at home by the phone become vestiges trapped in the amber of recorded music.

  1. “Long Distance Blues “T-Bone Walker  – The Complete Imperial Recordings: 1950-1954 [Disc 2]  [Imperial 5228: 1952 ]
  2. “Long Distance Call “Muddy Waters  – Fathers And Sons  [Chess LP 127: 1969 ]
  3. “Long Distance Love “Little Feat  – Hotcakes & Outtakes  [Rhino Box: 1975 ]
  4. “The Phone Company “Lenny Bruce  – Lenny Bruce: Let The Buyer Beware (Disc 2)  [Fantasy 7007: 1959 ]
  5. “Operator “Lloyd Price  – Lawdy!  [Specialty Unreleased: 1952 ]
  6. “Memphis “Chuck Berry  – His Best, Volume 1  [Chess 1729: 1958 ]
  7. “Long Distance “The Kinks  – Come Dancing with The Kinks  [Arista A2CD-8428: 1983 ]
  8. “Long Distance Operator “Bob Dylan & The Band  – The Basement Tapes [Disc 2]  [Columbia CD 8869 7347082: 1967 ]
  9. “On The Main Line (Take 4) “The Chosen Gospel Singers  – The Lifeboat  [Specialty Unreleased: 1954 ]
  10. “Jesus Is On The Main Line “Mavis Staples  – We’ll Never Turn Back  [Anti-CD: 2007 ]
  11. “I Just Telephone Upstairs “The Golden Gate Quartet  – Complete Recorded Works Vol. 6, (1949-1952)  [Okeh 6897: 1952 ]
  12. “Beechwood 4-5789 “The Marvelettes  – Hitsville U.S.A., The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971  [Tamla 54065 (Motown): 1962 ]
  13. “634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) “Wilson Pickett  – A Man & A Half: The Best Of Wilson Pickett [Disc 1]  [Atlantic 2320: 1965 ]
  14. “842-3089 (Call My Name) “Etta James  – The Essential Etta James (Disc 2)  [Cadet 5568 (Chess): 1966 ]
  15. “Call My Baby “Jimmy Witherspoon  – Spoon Sings The Blues 1946/1950  [Modern?: 1948 ]
  16. “The Chill Is On “Big Joe Turner  – Shout, Rattle & Roll – D4 – Jumpin’ At The Jubilee  [Atlantic 949: 1951 ]
  17. “Please Call Home “The Allman Brothers Band  – Beginnings  [Capricorn LP: 1970 ]
  18. “I’m Waiting For Your Call “T-Bone Walker  – The Complete Capitol/Black & White Recordings (D2)  [Black & White 126: 1947 ]
  19. “Telephone Blues “George Harmonica Smith  – The Modern Masters – Harmonica Ace  [RPM 434: 1955 ]
  20. “Lonsome “Albert King  – The Ultimate Collection – Albert King  [Coun-Tree 1007: 1964 ]
  21. “Call Me On The Phone “Lurrie Bell  – Cuttin’ Heads  [Vypyr VP-1001: 2002 ]
  22. “Call Me (Come Back Home) “Al Green  – Call Me  [Hi 2235: 1973 ]
  23. “My Man Called Me “Big Mama Thornton  – Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings  [Peacock 1681: 1957 ]
  24. “Telephone Is Ringing “William Clarke  – Groove Time  [Alligator ALCD 4827: 1994 ]
  25. “Phonecall From Leavenworth “Cafe R&B  – Black & White  [It Works Music CD: 1999 ]
  26. “A Apolitical Blues “Little Feat  – Sailin’ Shoes  [Warner Bros LP: 1972 ]
  27. “The Phone Conversation “Chuck E. Weiss  – 23rd & Stout  [Cooking Vinyl CD: 2006 ]
  28. “I Just Called To Say I Love You “Stevie Wonder  – Definitive Collection  [Tamla 1745 (Motown): 1984 ]