Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday Morning Blues - Keb' Mo' (Keb' Mo')

Keeping with a blues theme for the early (or mid morning) Sunday hours, only single albums for a while.

Kevin Moore, known by his current stage name Keb' Mo', is a California born blues artist. He's been held up as a living link to the Delta Blues artists of old. Though his range is far wider and included pop and rock elements at times.

Label: OKeh / Epic Records
Released: 1994
Genre: Blues, Country Blues, Delta Blu

The debut album from Keb', considered his first solo effort after years of playing in various groups. It is, technically, his second solo album - the first being 'Rainmaker' released in 1980 under Kevin Moore (which is more R&B oriented from my understanding).

The self titled debut is a blues, with subtle hints of country, rock, and even a little R&B styling in various places, album. An almost completely acoustic album with a number of guitar-vocal only tracks, which goes all the way back to the early blues styles of the 1920s and 30s.

He does two Robert Johnson covers on the album, Come On In My Kitchen and Kindhearted Woman Blues. The first is with full band, though only providing a background rhythm. He's slowed it down from the original recordings, down to what is most likely the original speed and rhythm of the song. The same with the second cover, slower and a little quieter, no band backing though - just Keb and guitar.

The album ends with a track that can't decide if it's blues or a country ballad, which makes for a nice cap to it. The whole thing never really settles into a specific styling of blues for very long, and quite nicely shows off Keb's wide range of talent within the Blues world.

All in all, a really fantastic modern blues album that isn't worried about where it really belongs, doesn't try and fit a mold, and just plays on. A bit mellow, none of the tracks pick up past a moderate pace. Worth tracking down if you want something modern with older leanings.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Week Of 7/17 - Psychobilly, Reggae, Punk, Metal, Trad. Indian

Keeping it eclectic this week, and with little fanfare:

New Releases:
Jimmy Cliff
Label: Universal Music
Released: 7/17 2012
Genre: Reggae

The first album from this reggae master in seven years. I recently became a fan of Jimmy and I gotta say, this is a great album. His voice is awesome, a bit high pitched, but still amazing. It does contain a few of the tracks from the Record Store Day single, which is good. If you missed that you missed some awesome Clash and Rancid covers. It's quite a few tracks, all of them pretty short. Nothing rambles on, he cuts it short and quick - this is where punk got some of it's timing from. Definitely an album to go get, some great mellow reggae.

Adding To The Backcatalog:
No Holds Barred - Live In Europe
Label: Roadrunner Records
Released: 1997
Genre: Heavy Metal, Hardcore Punk

A straight off the board, unedited, live set from the hardcore-metal-punk band of the 90s. Pure thrash sitting right here, unrelenting. The early 80s attitude cut with a late 90s sensibility. Pulling from every album up to that point, it's a non-stop hour of hardcore. Caveat - it's pretty much just for fans of Biohazard. Some of the sound quality isn't great, no new tracks, or remixes or anything. Just a live show. What a live album should be really.

Dedashish Bhattacharya
O Shakuntala!
Label: Riverboat Records / World Music Network
Released: 2009
Genre: Traditional Indian, Modern Indian

Not content to just play classical music on traditional instruments, Debashish invented three new kinds of lap slide guitar and has mastered them. It shows on this recording, a slide guitar style to make any blues artist a little green with jealousy, playing classical Indian musics as well as some original recordings. This is pretty much a solo effort on his part but it's amazing. It's also very quiet and soft, and good for taking a nice nap to, or meditation. Very relaxing.

Hell Yea!
Label: Hellcat Records
Released: 2004
Genre: Psychobilly, Rockabilly

Back up the other side of the energy scale. HorrorPops deliver a knock out of an album here. Their first studio effort, it's good in its own right. But once you compare it to the later two albums you hear them not quite together yet. Still putting their sound under them this is a bit of stock-standard psychobilly. And, well, it's good, some real power is emerging here. Definitely a must have for psychobilly fans, or just plain rock and swing fans too. This is straight up enough to fit onto a whole range of dance floors.

Iron Maiden
The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg (10")
Label: EMI Records
Released: 2006
Genre: Heavy Metal

Been sitting on this 10" single since it's release. It varies from the CD Single in that the b-side is two different tracks from the Radio-1 Sessions. The CD contained a massive rendition of Hollowed By Thy Name; this has The Trooper and Run To The Hills. The title track isn't the greatest cut from the album (A Matter Of Life And Death), and kind of drones on. The B-Sides are strictly for die-hard fans only. This is a fan item, I'm a huge fan so... of course I got it. Otherwise, it's just more Iron Maiden.

Hidden Tracks:
Unter Null
I Don't Belong Here
Label: Self-Released (
Unter Null is putting out a new album soon, and this was put out to subscribers of her mailing list as a teaser. An instrumental track that goes very dark and rhythmic. A perfect extension of her past her, this one slows things down just a little, and grinds into the air with the same kind of audio-perfection you get from Noise Unit's sound. A fantastic teaser and you should go visit the website and fund the new album. You can also pick up this track by backing her next album on SellABand.

Next Week:
Some music from Vietnam, a long lost soundtrack finds its way back into my collection, some more hardcore from Biohazard, and some brand new Synthpop, plus a few surprises.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The ABC Of The Blues Recap

This is late due to a small amount of trouble with my house taking up the whole last weekend, and a good chunk of last two weeks. So - an overview of the ABC Of The Blues...

A 52 CD box set covering almost every aspect of the blues from the early days through the sixties, it stops just short of the blues-revival of the early 80s.

Most of the songs are taken from other compilations, being a European release, some of the Copyright laws are a little different, most of the very early stuff is no longer under Copy Control there. I would guess around 50% or so of the songs are actually from WWII or earlier, to varying degrees of quality from excellent to moderately decent. Nothing is outright poor.

For the most part each disc was split into two artists with 10 songs each. There are a number of exceptions, with several discs containing only one artists, and a smaller few splitting between three artists. The artists getting their own disc are usually ones that are very popular, and whose recordings are easy to find and are continuously in print.

Not a lot of the songs here are hard to find, especially for a blues enthusiast who already knows everyone. For a beginner this box set is probably the best way to find a lot of names both big and small and gain a decent start to a collection to work from.

We do get a good cross section from early folk blues, country blues, going almost back to ragtime styles all the way to modern electric blues, funk, early R&B and even some cross into jazz. Below is a full list of artists in the box set, because I haven't seen many places provide one (and you won't have to go back through my blog if you don't want to), in the order they appear in the box set.

Kokomo Arnold
Billy Boy Arnold
Richard Berry
Barbecue Bob
Bobby "Blue" Bland
Charles Brown
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
Blue Lu Barker
Big Bill Broonzy
Scrapper Blackwell
Blind Blake
Champion Jack Dupree
Cousin Joe
Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell
Pee Wee Crayton
Bo Diddley
Willie Dixon
Floyd Dixon
Snooks Eaglin'
Sleepy John Estes
Lowell Fulson
The Four Blazers
Buddy Guy
Arthur Gunter
Slim Gaillard
John Lee Hooker
Wynonie Harris
Earl Hooker
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Lightnin' Hopkins
Howlin' Wolf
Alberta Hunter
Ivory Joe Hunter
Robert Johnson
Elmore James
Lonnie Johnson
Blind Willie Johnson
Tommy Johnson
Skip James
B.B. King
Little Walter
Lightnin' Slim
J.B. Lenoir
Little Willie John
Smiley Lewis
Furry Lewis
Robert Lockwood
Magic Sam
Jimmy McCracklin
Percy Mayfield
Johnny Moore's Three Blazers
Memphis Minnie
Big Maybelle
Roy Milton
Amos Milburn
Big Maceo
Blind Willie McTell
Memphis Slim
Tommy McClennan
Robert Nighthawk
Johnny Otis
Mississippi Fred McDowell
Mississippi John Hurt
Charlie Patton
Snooky Pryor
Professor Longhair
Junior Parker
Jimmy Reed
Otis Rush
Jimmy Rushing
Tampa Red
Bessie Smith
Huey "Piano" Smith
Frankie Lee Sims
Roosevelt Sykes
Son House
Sunnyland Slim
Johnny Shines
Big Mama Thornton
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Sonny Terry
Eddie Taylor
Big Joe Turner
Eddie Cleanhead Vinson
T. Bone Walker
Jimmy Whitherspoon
Muddy Waters
Junior Wells
Sippie Wallace
Peetie Wheatstraw
Johnny "Guitar" Watson
Big Joe Williams
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee)
Sonny Boy Williamson (Rice Miller)
Bukka White
Josh White
Jimmy Yancey

An extensive, if not exhaustive, list of blues greats and highly influential artists in the scene.

The box set also comes with a small Puck harmonica, should any fans be inclined to give their hand at the genre. Which is a nice bit of included extra. The booklet included is sadly, mediocre at best. Barely there biographies, and nothing on the music itself - recordings, when and where, or anything of that nature. It's the one part that a budding blues enthusiast would need, or want, the most.

Next Week... I'm keeping with the Sunday Blues theme, but scaling back to just single albums for now. If I ever pick up another box set I'll likely split it up again. I picked up a Keb' Mo' album I'll be giving a spin.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Week Of 7/10 - Darkwave, Rock, House, Classical

Despite the week being a minor disaster causing me to miss the Sunday post (it'll be a week late), I did manage to get to the normal musical load... Keeping it diverse this week, and two new releases.

New Releases:
Ego Likeness
Label: self released (
Released: Early July 2012
Genre: Darkwave

The new EP with a few new tracks, and a lot of remixes. The real gem here is the cover of Tea In The Sarah, an amazingly dark rendition of the song, putting a whole new spin on it. The two new tracks are good as well, hoping for a full length in a similar style soon. The remixes, which take up seven of the ten tracks, deconstruct Ego Likeness across a multitude of genres. From harsh electro to standard club cut. The CD copy is a limited edition EP, but the digital release is good high quality audio.

Serj Tankian
Label: Reprise Records / Serjical Strike
Released: 7/10 2012
Genre: Rock, Metal

Serj has always been an interesting force in music. With a wide vocal range, and a diversity of delivery from rapid to slow, he never fails to change it up. His third solo album since the hiatus of System Of A Down (now off hiatus) is even stranger. It's all over the place. From songs the remind me greatly of the last so SOAD albums, to stuff that's just really new and weird. He doesn't let rock'n'roll sit around doing the same old thing. He just takes it and runs and goes such awesome places with it. From political activism to irreverent whatevers, it's an amazing and sonically awesome album. Go get this immediately, you won't regret it.

Adding To The Archives:
Never Gonna Come Back Down - Remixes
Label: Nettwerk
Released: 2000
Genre: House, Techno

Five remixes of the title track off BTs 2001 album "Movement In Still Life". And that's where the interesting part stops. BT himself is a pretty solid producer, making some great late 90s house, and going into the 2000s some decent club albums. But this single, is pure hyped trash. All the boring parts of 90s House. With some big names behind it there's absolutely nothing imaginative about the remixes here. It was worth the whole dollar I paid for it as a curiosity of the age. Leaving me wondering why we tolerated a billion remixes of every big song.

Rough Guide To Classical: Beethoven
w/ Conductor Matthew Best "Mass In C Major"
Label: World Music Network
Released: 2011
Genre: Classical

Always curious to see what movements are placed in a collection, and that Beethoven wrote so much it's hard to duplicate your collection. Ten tracks, from a good wide range of compositions. Honestly, the opening piece of Bagatelle No. 6 on piano is both a good opener, and my favorite piece. A few symphonies, some string quartets, and several piano concerto's make it on. Like every rough guide, some serious (and good) thought went into this compilation and it's both a good start for newbies and a good addition to fans.

And the bonus disk, starts out with more piano. I like symphonies just fine, but classical piano is such an amazing art form, something about that instrument captures music so well. And we get all 6 movements  (they split movement 4 Sanctus into that and Benedictus). It's nice and chill, and well done. After that four more works are given, as chorus, but I have to say the recording quality was lacking. It's a little too quiet, I had to adjust the sound levels on the track because turning up the volume just made whatever I played next blast the speakers. Still, nice to have one of the lesser played works done.

Next Week:
Some Psychobilly, some Punk, some Reggae... all wildly different and yet all so connected to each other. Also, some Classical Indian and something up from my vinyl collection needing to be digitalized. Plus, a surprise!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Week Of 7/3 - Symphonic Metal, A Capella, Hip-Hop, Clasical (Modern)

Late this week, due to a number of factors, partially just got overly busy and behind. Without any more fanfare:

New & Recent Releases:
We Are The Others
Label: Sesnory (Laser's Edge)
Released: 7/3 2012
Genre: Metal, Symphonic Metal

Symphonic Metal likes to the toe the line between the heavy thrash/death metal sounds and light classical sounds. Both Classical and Metal can be extremely hard sounding, between the crunch of guitars and the power of a good string section the blending is basically made for each other. Yet, most symphonic metal bands like to waffle back and forth, which is why I don't listen to much of it. Delain found a nice middle ground here, it doesn't swoop back and forth between the two, it blends them into a pretty cool middle ground - guitars and violins I'd guess (though the symphonic part is entirely electronic, organic sound though. Charlotte's voice is good, she doesn't soar into highs that usually make me roll my eyes - a rock voice instead of operatic one. And they very sparingly use male death-metal singing, another bonus. So, solid album, solid sounding band, good composition, and very listenable. I recommend it for rock and metal fans alike.

Murs w/ Foundation
Yumiko: Curse Of The Merch Girl
Label: self-released (
Released: July / Late June 2012
Genre: Hip-Hop

The album is a tag along to go with the 124 page graphic novel, and aren't available separately to my knowledge. Which isn't so bad, the graphic novel is decent enough, and helps explain the story in the songs in more detail. The concept is pretty simple: jilted love. The execution, musically, is pretty standard hip-hop fair, some of the language was a little more vulgar than I go in for, but not overly so.  It's a solid piece of production, and some pretty decent story telling through music.

Adding To The Archives:
The Bobs
I Brow Club
Label: Rounder Records
Released: 1997
Genre: A Capella, Pop

The Bobs have always been an interesting group to me. I think they're usually at their best doing A Cappella covers honestly, the I Brow Club confirms that a little bit. Not quite funny enough to get a chuckle, not quite serious enough for me to enjoy the harmonies. It's kind of musical humor gone wrong honestly. They certainly have some serious talent, always have. It just feels like they kind of ran out of ideas here. They have many better albums to choose from.

The Bobs
Label: Rounder Records
Released: 1995
Genre: A Capella

Speaking of better albums, there's the previous release from them, Plugged. Which does include some accompaniment (in the form of toy drums) and voice effects (to get 'guitar' sounds). But the song selection is much better. This one sounds like a solid extension of the album before that, without retreading ground. This one is a genuinely fun album, and I definitely recommend finding it and picking it up if you like A Capella groups, or even if you don't this is a good place to start with on that front.

Hans Zimmer
Inception musical score
Label: Reprise Records
Released: 2010
Genre: modern classical, classical

Hans Zimmer knows soundscapes, and Inception is a movie built of big expansive ideas, and the music follows suit. I don't normally go in for musical scores to movies, if I want something ambient I know plenty of musicians who create ambient works not attached to specific imagery. But, we found this one on sale, and the sounds in the movie really are amazing. The soundtrack stands on its own quite nicely, everything here builds or works with tension of some kind. If you're a table top gamer (RPGs) then this is a great collection of sound to have on hand. It's good enough to put on and just listen through as well.

Next Week:
More classical (Beethoven), new music from Serj Tankian and Ego Likeness, and an old BT single I found in a bin looking for a home (ah, that old school rave music...)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunday Morning Blues - Bucka White, Josh White, Jimmy Yancey

Here we are, the final two volumes of the ABC Of The Blues: Volumes 51 and 52

Bukka White
Booker Washington White was a Delta Blues guitarist, born in 1909. He started his recording career in 1930, primarily recording country and gospel blues. Though he had been playing for the previous decade. An accomplished slide blues guitarist, he had an on and off career through the next several decades, one of his songs becoming a hit while he was serving time in jail. He died in 1977 of cancer.

The recordings are mostly early ones, but are very clean and clear. It includes his full range of blues styles as well, not just the delta he was known far, which is nice. Anther good artist to have to fill out the early slide and delta musicians roster.

Josh White
Josh was one of the first folk blues, and plain folk, artists to sing protest songs, especially on a full time basis. Before him protest songs were limited to one off, or subtle lyrical content. Josh's were up front and paved the way for folk to follow as the chosen genre of protestors. His primary content was of the unfairness of Jim Crow and the way black people were treated. He started recording in the late 1920s, and eventually came to the attention of Roosevelt, and was the first black performer to make a command performance at the White House in 1941. His career took a downturn and never fully recovered when he was black listed during the 1950 Communist Scare and Committees.

Despite a significant portion of his body of work coming after the 1930s, and a lot of his coming in the 1940s, most of the songs here seem to be early versions. Many also are poorly recorded with plenty of hiss and pop. Despite that this is an excellent collection of early protest songs.

Jimmy Yancey
Jimmy Yancey was one of the early Boogie Woogie pianists, born in the 1890s (the exact year is in dispute), he began playing early. He wasn't recorded until the 1930s however. His left hand style became known as Yancey Bass and was used by other artists later on. He never gained wide spread fame, but his influence on blues and jazz piano is unmistakable. One of his signatures is that he always ends his songs in E-flat. He was also a baseball player for the negro-league during World War One and was a groundskeeper for the White Sox throughout his career and until his death in 1951.

Despite a large part of his solo work never being properly published, a lot of it has been dug up through the years and much of it makes its way onto this compilation. He's given a full disc, given he's one of the only boogie woogie artists represented and that we get a good wide range of his music, it's not much of an issue. If you like a lively piano with a dance rhythm then you'll want to find some Jimmy Yancey to add to your collection.

Next Week:
I'm actually going to over view the entire box set, take a look at the collection as a whole, and give a breakdown of the blues artists (and genres) it covers.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Week Of 6/26 - Rock, Moroccan music, New Wave, Industrial, Punk

A bunch of singles and compilations this week, plus a best of from Adam Ant...

New & Recent Releases
Pigtown Blues / Motherless Child (Acoustic)
Label: Weathermaker Music
Released: 6/19 2012
Genre: Rock, Blues Rock

This is a 2-track 7 inch picture disc, the first ever 7 inch single from Clutch. The A-Side is a solid piece of Clutch's blues-rock style, lyrics a little surreal, painting a vivid picture. the B-side is an 'acoustic' track from them, which really means slightly less distortion on the guitars mostly. Hopefully the a-side is a sign of more things to come, a solid, if short, entry into Clutch's sizable collection of solid rock.

Broken Heroes Vol. 2
Label: Self-Released ( )
Released: 6/26 2012
Genre: Industrial, Noise

The second in a summer long series from Sinsect. Even darker than the first volume. This one goes a little deep into the depths, a little harder, a little more drone - but not much. Definitely a good addition to some very deep industrial music, the style itself reminds me of Noise Unit, though a little fuzzier and more distorted. I'm definitely liking the direction Sinsect's music is going. It's only three tracks long, making it end too soon.

Rough Guide To Morocco
w/ Groupe Mazagan
Label: World Music Network
Released: Spring 2012
Genre: Moroccan traditional, modern

Native musicians from Morocco, and not just traditional music either. This Rough Guide does go a beyond what others do, which is good. It's both traditional and contemporary artists. A few Moroccan hip-hop artists make it on, some modern
artists make it on as well as several traditional regional musicians. It's nice to see both a showcase of a regions native music and their contemporary music scene. I hope more Rough Guides take this path.

Groupe Mazagan are a modern group, mixing traditional music with funk, rock, and other elements. A good inclusion to get a full taste of a modern band from Morocco. As a bonus disc this one really brings the region into focus as a modern music platform, not just a source of "world music" that so many US and European labels seem to pull out of Africa.

Up From The Archives:
Adam Ant
Antics In The Forbidden Zone
Label: Epic
Released: 1990
Genre: Pop, Punk, New Wave

This actually collects music from Adam & The Ants and Adam Ants solo career. The biggest difference is that the early stuff, before he went solo, sounds a little more vibrant, and a little weirder. Not that his solo stuff is bad, it's just a little flatter when you put the two eras side by side like this. If you need a best-of collection to capture all the good songs - this one actually does that. If you own everything already the only novelty here is that the two eras together really highlight how much better he was before the solo career. At least in my opinion.

Art Brut
Good Weekend
Label: Fierce Panda
Released: 2005
Genre: Punk

A three track single from this post-punk, or punk, or something, band. Punk without any pretension of trying to be anything but darn good music, as it should be. Art Brut always reminds me a little of early Clash for some reason - they sound nothing alike except in the most abstract of ways: both seem to be here for the music and the party. The single here is three different stories, one good, one bad and one nostalgic. Which pretty nicely sums up a lot of life right there. Good music for a good weekend.

Rebirth 2.0
Label: Metropolis Records
Released: 2009
Genre: Industrial

A label compilation put out in 09 for recent and upcoming release, it also has several exclusive tracks on it for the completionist. It's good, it showcases a lot of talent, but in the end it's a label compilation with very little theme beyond advertising label artists.

Next Week:
Several albums from The Bobs, the Inception score, some metal from Delain, and hip-hop artist Murs does an album based on a graphic novel.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sunday Morning Blues - Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Big Joe Williams, Sonny Boy Williamson I & II

Nearing the end of our journey through the Sunday Morning Blues we have both Sonny Boy Williamson's on one volume, a great comparison of the two.

Volumes 49 and 50:

Johnny "Guitar" Watson
Born in Texas. Johnny Watson started as a solid blues- guitar player. In the seventies he started to add heavy funky elements keeping his career going through the eighties. The first two decades he was straight up Texas guitar-blues. He had some moderate success through the 1950s and 60s, making a blues career when others were fading out due to rock'n'roll, and keeping one as the resurgence happened. By the 1970s he started to change his style with the times, keeping his career going, but never fully coming back to the blues.

All the songs here are from his early career and hits in the 1950s and 60s, straight blues guitar, with two versions of his greatest hit Gangster Of Love, one leading the set in and one closing it out. The cap like that shows his change wasn't entirely sudden, he'd been working some funk and non blues elements into his work through the late 1960s. Personally, I'd find his older stuff as the guitar work is a little more bluesy, the funk of his late stuff isn't bad though.

Big Joe Williams
Joseph Lee Williams began his career in the early 1920s, traveling the country and busking. He didn't start a recording career until the 1930s, first recording with jug bands. He didn't start his solo blues career until 1934. Williams played mostly delta blues, with some folk blues mixed in, and a style his own. He never hit stardom, but never fell out either. Continuing on with music through the decline of blues to the oncoming rock rise, playing festivals continuously. He also played an unusual 9-string guitar giving him a unique sound and style.

The songs here are mostly from post world-war 2 recordings, still all his classics though. The bulk of his recording career was done in the 1960s, where almost all the songs from here come from. They're clean and clear, and good examples of his work.

Sonny Boy Williamson I
John Lee Curtis Williamson was an early country blues harmonica player in the Chicago area. The first man to use the name Sonny Boy Williamson. He was a prolific player in the blues scene and a had some fame through the 1940s both as a band leader and a sideman for others. He was killed in a robbery on his way home from a gig in 1948. There was some dispute between him and Alex Miller, but since Miller didn't leave the Mississippi basin until after Williamson's death, the dispute was minor.

Some good clean recordings here, most of them from the WWII era and past it, until his passing. A good clean delta style. It's not strict Delta, a little bit of Chicago comes through with some Jump and other R&B elements coming in.

Sonny Boy Williamson II
Alex Rice Miller, another early delta blues artist. He claimed to have used the name Sonny Boy Williamson first, but the other musician was already famous, while Miller was still gaining a foothold in the music business. The dispute continues, and Miller is assumed to be the Second, or rarely Little Sonny Boy. From the 1950s onward Miller started to have a lot of influence in the music scene for his style of play and skill. A cousin to Howlin' Wolf he often played with him. His birth year is in dispute (reportedly he claimed 1899 to seem older than the first Sonny Boy), and hi gravestone has an incorrect date of death. His songs were covered when he was active, and continue to be covered today by blues musicians.

By contrast, Miller's harmonica is much more bold, and to the front of the song. His recordings are all from the 1950s onwards and are clean and loud. You can hear the delta behind it, but his style and the influence of Chicago and other contemporary blues artists shows through. Personally, I think Miller is the better of the two Sonny Boy's.

Next Week - the final two volumes in this large boxset, Bukka White, Josh White, and Jimmy Yancey.