Struttin My Stuff # 16 - A House Is Not A Home

Home Sweet Home

It´s Monday already...
so I hope all of you had a nice weekend.
I had a very good time with my family. Home Sweet Home indeed.
All those nice homely feelings make me start this weeks Struttin My Stuff show with some houses and homes songs. Needless to say they all fit perfectly in our usual mix of knowns and unknowns from Blues, R´n B, (Afro) Funk, Soul, Gospel and Much Much More.

Two of all these beauties stand out, at least for the little story behind them:
Guess who the organ player is on Doug Brown and the Omens Thank Goodness It´s Friday? Yes, it´s Bob Seger himself! Boss Doug later on became Seger´s producer. The man certainly knew his place.

A real unknown is Edward Ross, whose alter ego Little Buck didn´t get famous either.  Ross was a member of New Orleans greats Huey Piano Smith and the Clowns though.  His great Whisper My Name was backed with Little Boy Blue, which is actually the instrumental track of  Eddie Bo´s Lover And A Friend. Producer and Seven B label owner Joe Banashak just added Ross´/Buck´s vocals.
Anyway, the record wasn´t what you can call a hit, but nowadays you pay a loooot of money for a copy. Strange world we´re living in.

Have fun with the show!

TB Turpentine

Playlist Struttin My Stuff # 16 – A House Is Not A Home

Intro:  ´There´s No Place Like Home´
01    The Solitaires  -  Mary´s House  (Old Town, 1958)
02    The Davis Sisters  When I Get Home  (Gotham, 1950)
03    Otis Spann – My Home Is In The Delta (live)  (Bluesway, 1968)
04    Marvin Gaye – I´m Going Home (1972 Mix) (Motown, 1968)
05    Junior Wells – Come On In This House  (Profile, 1959)
06    Homesick James – Homesick´s Shuffle  (Prestige, 1964)
07    Bantous de La Capitale Casino -  Kumbele Kumbele  (Vogue, 1964)
08    The Cadillacs – Holy Smoke Baby (Josie, 1958)
09    The Tune Blenders - Shoo Shoo  (Federal, 1954)
10    Doug Brown and the Omens – TGIF (Thank Goodness It´s Friday) (Punch, 1965)
11    Little Buck – Whisper My Name (Seven B, 1966?)
12    E.C. Ball – Pretty Polly (Rounder, 1965)
13    Willie Bobo- Fried Neck Bones And Some Home Fries (Verve, 1966)
14    Byron Lee & The Dragonaires – Je T´aime (Love At First Sight) (Trojan, 1970)
15    Count Prince Miller – Bewildered (Bread, 1972)
16    The Semi Colon - Nekwaha Semi Colon (EMI, 1973)
17    Larry Holloway – Going Up (Parkway, 19??)
18    Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Mary Knight – My Journey To The Sky  (Decca, 1947)
19    Rockin Tex Mex Band – Squeeze Box Man  (Waterfront, 1986)
20    Wynona Carr – Jump Jack Jump  (Specialty, 1956)
21    Young Jessie  - Don´t Happen No More  (Modern, 1956)
22    Gene Philips – Snuff Dippin Mama (Modern, 1956)
23    Mabel John – No Love (Tamla, 1961)
24    The Monks – Blockhead (??, 1969?)
25    Little Johnny Taylor – I Know  You Hear Me Calling  (Galaxy 1967)
26    Christine Quaite – Mr Stuck Up  ( World Artists, 1964)
Outro:  Magic Dick – Magic´s Mood  (Atlantic, 1976)

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