Thursday, March 20, 2008
Dippin' on a Soul-Blues Thursday!
Big Al Carson - Dip My Dipper
I know that this type of post is usually appropriate for "Soul-Blues Saturday," but I'm feeling this one today, and why wait when you got a goodie, right? I've just recently heard of New Orleans singer/brass band musician/actor Big Al Carson (check out his official website), but his version of the Cicero Blake classic salacious blues "Dip My Dipper," from his awesomely-titled 2002 album Take Your Drunken Ass Home, is really good and it's getting a lot of action in my personal playlist lately. (Blake's original was discussed in a prior "Soul-Blues Saturday" feature.) Carson's warm vocals capture the song's humor perfectly, and the song is a bit more "down-home" than the original, thanks to some very good harmonica work.