Friday, October 31, 2003

Walter Waiters: Laid Back Kind Of Place - Contemporary rhythm and blues, based in the traditions of great artists
Tracy Lee Nelson & The Native Blues Band: Commodity Blues - Original Blues from a Native American perspective that ranges from traditional Delta style to upbeat Blues. A CD that all Blues lovers will love and should have in their collection
Pete Madsen: Good Time Music: Blues and Rags - Acoustic Blues and Ragtime guitar played with energy, passion and a sense of humor

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

The Blues 2004 Calendar by Ernest C. Withers (Photographer) is now available

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

The Blues on CBC Radio - A comprehensive chronicle of North America's most enduring music form, the series boasts two spectacular hosts, Grammy Award-winning Keb' Mo' and legendary Canadian Jackie Richardson. Each hour-long episode uses new and archival interviews, recordings and remotes from where blues history occurred, as well as where the music thrives today. The 14th episode offers an in-depth look at the blues in Canada and the influential artists who made the music. September 22 to December 22

Monday, October 27, 2003

Barbara Leoni: Human Needs - Passionate, bluesy, soulful guitar playing and singing with a funky edge
Gus Geeter: Bullet Bad Is Back - You can't label Gus Geeter as a Gospel, Blues, R&B, or a Jazz Artist, he is a little bit of everything
JP Stingray: Mister Blues Strikes Again - blues/rock, hard driving guitarmusic
Jesse Moore: The HooDooMan - Roots rock rhythm & blues spiced liberally with Mardi Gras second line rhythms, bayou funk and Creole magic
Wanda Johnson: Call Me Miss Wanda - Meet the new voice of South Carolina blues & soul. Miss Wanda Johnson is an intense and vivacious singer whose music is an intriguing blend of blues, gospel, soul, and Southern roots
LJ Lawrence and Don Evans: Heart Of The Tribe - The heart of the Sierra Blues Tribe revealed in this bluesy offering of fiery guitar and lyric oriented rock
Swamp Boogie: Food and Sex - In the context of the band's bayou-inflected blues-singing slide guitar, joyous and dirty rhythms, carnival-esque accordion-and ebullient, innuendo-laden vocals, food and sex seem pretty much the same thing
Jesse Giles: Where I've Been - Memorable, beautiful melodies; heartfelt words and music; bitter-sweet; probably lite FM or jazz/blues flavors on your radio dial; nice easy but thought-provoking listening; definitely for people with high 'EQs.'
Scott Miller: The Other Side - Original New Orleans/Delta/Barrelhouse piano with rich soulful vocals
Giles: Coming Home - 'happening' blues and crossover, original and fresh
Just Got Lucky: All Over Town - Texas Blues and Southern Rock

Saturday, October 25, 2003

New Guitar Summit: Gerry Beaudoin, Jay Geils, Duke Robillard: Retrospective - Three great guitarists join forces for a jazz, blues and swing guitar summit

Thursday, October 23, 2003

Mississippi Heat: Learned The Hard Way - A diverse, eclectic and stormy blues variety album for the blues lover in everyone

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Monday, October 20, 2003

Barbeque Bob and The Rhythm Aces have their new website up and running
The Stonecutters: secret handshake - Blues with a great groove
Steve Eaton: Out of The Blues - "This CD represents my Jazz/Blues roots. I have always been inspired by Ray Charles and his style of playing piano and vocal sound. If you like cool sounding keyboard mixed with great orginal songs this is your CD. It goes well with wine"
Toledo Kesch: For The Money - Blues based rock with some "Flavah"
Duffy Bishop: Ooh Wee! - Classic 50's-60's R&B delivered by a woman with a big, BIG voice
Blue Jeans: Come Back Home - "...they're wicked.." (Ron Wood). A power trio with a highly personal and unmistakable style, reminiscent of musicians such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Freddie King, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Junior Wells
Elmer Lee Thomas: Living with the blues - acoustic blues
JAG: Juke Joint Boogie - Acoustic Delta Blues
Chris Stevens: Bankshot - Featuring sizzling guitar, sax and B-3, Chris' debut album straddles the border between blues and jazz

Saturday, October 18, 2003

The Savoy Truffle: Take To The Sky And Fly - Blues rock with southern feeling and 70's spice. It rocks
Susan Angeletti: Bittersweet - Susan Angeletti has a fiery and expressive powerhouse blues-steeped voice. Susan's soulful and sultry vocal stylings are reminiscent of Etta James, Janis Joplin and Nina Simone, she got soul. Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull said: "Susan is a ballsy blues chick and a sterling vocalist"

Friday, October 17, 2003

The Blues Singers: Ten Who Rocked the World by Julius Lester - The blues. It's that low-down feeling that makes you ache from your soul to the soles of your shoes. Here in the voice of a grandfather passing on a legacy to a younger generation, renowned author Julius Lester introduces ten of the hottest black blues singers of our time. The diva Aretha Franklin, the legendary Billie Holiday, and the fabulous B.B. King are just a taste of what's in store. On sale for $5.99
Blues and Trouble by Tom Piazza - Set in Memphis, Florida, New York, New Orleans, and elsewhere, these stories deliver a vision of an America where the social and emotional ground shifts constantly underfoot. Full of the restless imagery and force of the deepest blues and country music, it is a work of masterful craft and raw beauty. On sale for $4.99
The Big Book of Blues by Robert Santelli - This ultimate reference book for blues lovers is a comprehensive biographical encyclopedia with 600 entries profiling every known important blues artist from Bessie Smith, Charlie Patton, and Blind Willie McTell to Alberta Hunter, Robert Cray, and Stevie Ray Vaughan - On Sale for $6.99
Butch Taylor & The Penetrators: Don't Tell Me Nothin' - Hot funky blues with soulful singing, smokin' guitar, and pumpin' horns that will bring the dog out in you

Thursday, October 16, 2003

Marc Benno: Hit The Bottom - This cd rocks the house. If you like Stevie Ray you'll love this
James Hurley - Blues, Jazz, and Rock with an earthy, rootsy feel polished with memorable melodies

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

The Devil's Music Forum - online since April 2003
Mississippi Heat: Thunder In My Heart - Chicago blues with Pierre Lacocque on harp, James Wheeler and Billy Flynn on guitars, Allen Kirk and Bob Stroger on drums and bass and Deitra Farr on voicals. The Chicago Sun-Times called it "Quite simply the hottest band in Chicago today."

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Cliff Cliff: Sweet Loven Woman - Philadelphia's king of the blues
Rooster Alley: Cock Of The Walk - Well-seasoned, house Rockin' Blues that will leave an achy residue in your mind
Sol: Volume: Blue - While many young, white musicians attempt to replicate the blues masters' art, Sol steers clear of imitation in favor of excavation and transport. Sounds carry beyond genre, beyond origin and often beyond the grave
Slewfoot and the Angels: Grasshopper Pie - Known to few, Slew truly is a hero of Southern music, whose talent has been recognized by traditional blues artists in the South for decades
Zak Perry: Seven Years - Blues rock, Americana and a touch of Classic Rock stirred up with powerful vocals and signature guitar lines
Cool John Ferguson: Guitar Heaven - Brand new release. Taj Mahal tells, "He's up there with Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhart, people like that, he's an incredible player."
Cootie Stark: Raw Sugar - Cootie is one of the last great bluesmen from the Piedmont Tradition. Taj Mahal joins Cootie on hambone, piano, bass, harp, banjo and guitar. 72-minutes of the best blues and old-time music. Tremendous recording, a masterpiece
Kolam Ayer Blues Club (KABC) - provides updates, general information, and jam opportuities about the Blues scene in Singapore

Saturday, October 11, 2003

Mississippi Heat: Straight From The Heart - Chicago blues at its best with Sunnyland Slim's rhythm section (Bob Strger and Robert Covington on bass and drums; Covington on vocals as well), Billy Flynn and James Wheeler on guitars and Pierre Lacocque on harp. A great Chicago blues CD. For more albums from Mississippi Heat, check this website
Sisters of the South - The music covers a wide spectrum, from gospel and country blues in the Piedmont style, to the modern blues of Beverly "Guitar" Watkins. Orginal recordings

Friday, October 10, 2003

The Dirty Pool: Blue Collar Blues - Homebrewed Rock'n/Blues album recorded live at 5 of the best venues for Blues in upstate New York

Thursday, October 09, 2003

Blues for Peace was established in Israel to honor the roots of blues music and promote peace and the understanding that ALL peoples have had their share of the blues
Willie Murphy: I Got A Secret - On this album, Willie lets his big R&B band take a rest while he shows off his legendary solo piano style; playing and singing blues and old R&B favorites as only a true master can
Garrett Easley: On the Loose - If you like various styles of blues, then this album is for you. Garrett Easley has put together some World-Renowned Blues artists, and has produced a project that spans several decades and covers many diverse styles

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

A Short History of Recorded Blues: Blue Box of Blues - This 3 CD set presents some of the blues' most significant artists, forms, and evolutions. From ethnic bluesmen Big Joe Turner, "Boss of Blues", to blues shouters like Eddie "CleanHead" Vinson and Jonny Otis
Robert Allen Parker - Memphis artist Robert Allen Parker's debut disc has blues as the central theme, but also crosses over into rock and funk territory with his earthshaking guitar
Aric Riley: Talk About Trouble - Traditional finger-style acoustic Blues delivered with passion, guts, and sincerity. Produced by renowned Blues artist / producer Terry Robb

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Summertime Blues Band: Picture Perfect - Driving blues and blues rock. Soaring harmonica, growling sax, blistering guitar, whiskey-soaked vocals
Ed Earley Band: Going On Blue - Rockin' Rhythm and Blues from a man who played with Albert King, Elvin Bishop, Joe Louis Walker, Buddy Ace and others
John Le Conqueroo - Original and vintage soul, rhythm and blues. Blending the sweet sounds of Memphis soul, rocking Chicago and Texas blues, Louisiana R&B, and classic jump blues
Mud-jam - ongoing documentary of blues music in Singapore. The project started with a review of Siva Choy's performance at the first Singapore Blues Festival
Robert Johnson and the Crossroads Curse - curse of the song Crossroads and it's possible inspiration from voodoo
John Lee Hooker - official site. Features history, discography, his music, the John Lee Hooker Foundation, and photos

Saturday, October 04, 2003

Ed Earley Band: Raggedy Old Car Blues - Rockin' Rhythm and Blues (Classic soultunes, gut bucket blues, classic r&b, a little rock 'n roll, smooth jazz) Mostly Blues

Friday, October 03, 2003

Stone Cold Soul: BLUE - Rockin' Blues and Classic rock for those weary of Pop culture
Yoshinobu Takeda: A Boy From Lion Street - Rhythm & blues, world, rock, .....soulful songs album
Jeff Scheetz Band: Beggars, Rogues & Thieves - Jeff Scheetz has long been critically acclaimed as a brilliant guitarist - now this new CD adds to the mix Soulful vocals, Singing Hammond B-3, and still plenty of guitar - in well written bluesy rock songs with more hooks than your favorite fishin' lure
The Reels: Bare-Bone - If you dig "Riding with the King," give The Reels a spin. The first release from the Southern California blues trio. It contains an array of blues and contemporary blues material with rock underpinnings

Thursday, October 02, 2003

Matt Hendricks: Ghetto Blues Hotel - A one man show of blues, folk, ragtime and jazz that is addictive down to the last note

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Shane Dwight Blues Band: Boogie King - Searing rockin', dancing, Chicago Blues so hot, it will singe your eyebrows
Microwave Dave: Wouldn't Lay My Guitar Down - Guitar-driven blues from Alabama with incandescent songs, featuring his incendiary style supported by members of the legendary Muscle Shoals rhythm section and special guests from the Amazing Rhythm Aces and the bands of Delbert Mcclinton
Clay Cotton: RoughStuff BoogieBlues Piano Party Hits - Foot Tappin', Honky-Tonkin' GoodTime Boogie Blues piano by America's Best-Kept Secret who played with Chuck Berry, Elvis, Jagger, Muddy Waters, Etta James, Hendrix, Joplin, Zappa, BB King, Boz, Musselwhite and so many others...