Gulf Coast Blues and More: Barbara Lynn & Belton Richard


January 18th, 2012 ~ Tune in for the words and music of two storied artists of the Gulf South. First up, the Empress of Gulf Coast Soul, Barbara Lynn, of Beaumont, Texas. Ms. Lynn recalls her days as the Black Elvis, playing left-handed guitar and penning and recording her own first-person paeans of love lost. Accordion player, Belton Richard talks about bringing his mix of Cajun and country to dancehalls across the region and remembers his swamp pop days with the Musical Aces. Plus two hours of swampy blues, sultry country and more.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Lynn's Blues Barbara Lynn
    Hot Night Tonight, Antone's
  • Let the Four Winds Blow Snooks Eaglin
    The Sonet Blues Story, Verve
  • Blow Wind Blow Dr. John
    Gumbo, Atco
  • Lost Mind Mose Allison
    Greatest Hits, Prestige
  • The Voice Within Percy Mayfield
    Percy Mayfield, Vol. 2: Memory Pain, Specialty
  • I Almost Lost My Mind Cookie & the Cupcakes
    Kings of Swamp Pop, Ace
  • Instrumental: Burghers Beat John Hart with Lil' Bob & The Lollipops
    Lafayette Soul Show, Kent
  • SEGMENT: Barbara Lynn
  • Leavin' Blues Johnny Winter
    Winter Essentials: 1960 - 1967, Fuel 2000
  • Midnight Hour Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
    The Original Peacock Recordings, Peacock
  • Down on Me Janis Joplin
    Love, Janis, Columbia/ Legacy
  • Instrumental: Great Speckled Bird Mike Auldridge, Bob Brozman, David Grisman
    Tone Poems III, Acoustic Disc
  • Great Balls of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis
    Classic, Bear Family
  • Religious Discussion Jerry Lee Lewis
    Classic, Bear Family
  • You Ain't Got Nothing Fern Jones
    The Glory Road, Numero Uno
  • Just a Little While to Stay Here Irma Thomas
    Walk Around Heaven, Rounder
  • Wade in the River Dejan's Olympia Brass Band
    New Orleans: Rebuild, Restore, Rejoice, Mardi Gras
  • Bed: Public Belt Railroad along the New Orleans Riverfront
  • Waiting for a Train Jimmie Rodgers
    The Early Years, 1928-1929, Rounder
  • Blue Railroad Train Marty Stuart with Doc Watson
    Busy Bee Café, Sugar Hill
  • My Many Hurried Southern Trips Porter Wagoner
    Wagonmaster, Anti-
  • Down the Road a Piece Merrill Moore
    Boogie My Blues Away, Bear Family
  • Behind Closed Doors Little Milton
    The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 3: 1972 - 1975, Stax
  • Who Will the Next Fool Be Charlie Rich
    The Sun Years, Bear Family
  • Emmitt Lee Carol Fran
    The Excello Story: Vol. 3: 1957 - 1961, Hip-O
  • Instrumental: Jig Cajin Pine Leaf Boys
    Blues de Musicien, Arhoolie
  • Blues de Musicien Pine Leaf Boys
    Blues de Musicien, Arhoolie
  • One Night Stand Lucinda Williams
    Happy Woman Blues, Smithsonian Folkways
  • Those Lonely, Lonely Nights Earl King
    Earl's Pearls, West Side
  • Shine, Shave, Shower (It's Saturday) Lefty Frizzell
    Look What Thoughts Will Do, Columbia
  • SEGMENT: Belton Richard
  • Instrumental:When My Blues Moon Turns To Gold Again Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
    Blackjack, Sugar Hill
  • Born to Be Blue Chet Baker
    The Definitive Chet Baker, Blue Note
  • Blue Moon The Marcels
    The Only Doo-Wop Collection You'll Ever Need, Shout! Factory
  • When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again Elvis Presley
    The Complete 50's Masters, RCA
  • End Bed: Blue Moon Tuts Washington
    New Orleans Piano Professor, Rounder