May202019

The Merced Blue Notes

Formed in 1956 in their mid-teens to back Roddy Jackson (but never on record), the band was sponsored by the local Civitan Club at the urging of Fire Chief George Coolures. A blues-loving harmonica player (heard on Do The Pig and Fragile), "Chief" Coolures guided his young charges toward more originals and R&B, even joining them onstage after Jackson left. By the summer of 1960, after some personnel and name changes, the band was set as the Merced Blue Notes Read more on Last.fm

Track: Sundown

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1Mama Rufus
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2Whole Lotta Something
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3Rufus Jr.
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4Head Bad
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5Bad, Bad Whiskey
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6Thompin'
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7Do The Pig
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8Whole Lotta Nothing
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9Sundown
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10Whole Lotta Nothin'
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