Saturday, January 31, 2004

Pam Kalson: The Great Unknown - Earth tones of American roots music. Blues, country and roots-rock
Clas Yngstrom Trio: Tribute To Hendrix - Recorded live in Stockholm, Sweden in March - 2003, "Tribute To Hendrix" features 10 trax of mind-bending, intense, breath taking, tremendously organic, retro-70's bluesy heavy guitar power trio riffage from one of the best "Hendrixy" guitarists in the world
The Bottoms Up Blues Gang: South Broadway Blues - St. Louis' Acoustic Blues Trio featuring vocalist Kari Liston, guitarist Jeremy Segel-Moss and a gang of outstanding St. Louis musicians. They play a unique blend of originals and covers in the styles of Delta Blues, R & B, Soul, Jazz, and Blues influence
Murali Coryell: 2120 - A new classic blues record; great guitar, voice and slammin' rhythm section
The Duffy Bishop Band: Back To The Bone - A gutsy blues voice from a woman who knows how to deliver a great song. Kicks it like the women you know and love, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, and Dinah Washington
The Duffy Bishop Band: Fly The Rocket - Great R&B vocals with a hot horn band
Duffy Bishop Band: Bottled Oddities - Passionate singing, modern roots and blues in the spirit of Janis Joplin, Susan Tedesci, and Big Maybelle
Duffy Bishop with her Palace of Culture: The Queen's Own Bootleg - Live Blues and R&B with killer vocals by the Queen - Duffy Bishop. A must for fans of Janis Joplin, Etta James and Big Maybelle
Chris Aaron Band: Freedom 5 Miles - the second studio disc by excellent blues/rock guitarist Chris Aaron features 12 songs (58 minutes) of outstanding, amazingly solid blues/rock

Friday, January 30, 2004

Dennis Dullea: Gwitar Player - Smooth and fluid Texas-style blues/Hendrix guitar gristle
Front Porch Swingin' Liquor Pigs: Halfcocked and Fully Loaded - Roots/blues, all pile-on acoustic ass kickin'rhythm w/ some crazed intstrumental turns by us and influential friends

Thursday, January 29, 2004

Blues Rush: Bring it on! - Classic and original blues instrumentals
Rollie Tussing: Blow Whistle Blow - Acoustic Blues/Slide Guitar with nods to Ry Cooder, Kelly Joe Phelps, and Leo Kottke
Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze: Back For More - A High Energy harmonica,guitar, driven boogie and blues band
Frank Fotusky: Teasin' the Frets - Acoustic Blues in the Eastcoast "Piedmont" Tradition

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

BC & The Blues Crew: Live & Unplugged - You'll feel like the band is "live" in your living room with Upright Bass, acoustic & electric guitars, brushes, sax and bluesin' flute. Old Blues, swingin' Blues, Funky Blues, Soulful Blues, Chicago Blues, New Orleans Blues, R&B Blues, it's all there...

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Still At Large - Eclectic all-original mix of Blues, Blues-rock and Funk styles in the spirit of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Walter Trout, and Eric Clapton
Rocky Zharp: The Best Of Rocky Zharp - A collection of the best songs from five different cd projects spaning from 1985-2000. featuring larry taylor, junior watson, and honey piazza on four songs. style rangs fom country blues, jump blues to jazzy blues and a litle of every thing else
Bluesball - A scorching blend of Texas Blues, Chicago Blues, and Southern Rock
The12th Annual Brisbane Blues Festival - Saturday, March 20 2004 - Australia

Saturday, January 24, 2004

Wes The Power Trio: First Born/Second Offering - Louisiana blues taking the blues into the 21st century with a completely interactive experience
Rocky Zharp & The Blues Crackers: Crackin' The Blues - Rockin' jazzy blues in the vein of Muddy Waters, Canned Heat and Joe Cocker
Stanley Milton's Mean Streak: The Feeling - Blues with elements of roots rock and roll, soul funk, and latin rock
Pat Pepin: I'm Ready - Big, bawdy barrelhouse blues with elements of jazz and R&B...Pat blows a mean sax combined with honest lyrics and her uniquely powerful voice gives blues fans a real treat
Don Haupt: Steady Rollin' Man - Oldtime screamin' and hollerin' for mercy at the crossroads Delta blues
Nighthawk: Barrelhouse Blues - Original barrelhouse and New Orleans piano with soulful vocals

Friday, January 23, 2004

Allison Thrash: Talking Thrash - Dance to ten originals of Texas roadhouse blues in the spirit of Koko Taylor, Big Mama Thornton and Bessie Smith
Elliot Dyson: Can't Stop Rockin' - You'll love the horn parts in this lively invigorating rendition of pop selections from several decades. Great old school rhythm and blues in the spirit of Sam Cooke and Al Green
Tenry Johns: In Here Tonight - Up tempo rockin blues in the spirit of Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, and Eddie Clearwater
Ben Mercadante: Swamp Angel - Acoustic and Boogie Blues, with roots and folk fusion. An ecletic mix of original singer song writer material along with some roots Dobro instrumentals, exelent traveling music
Dave Kellan Band: Truth of the Matter - A soulful blend of blues and jazz with an appealing pop edge

Thursday, January 22, 2004

The official release date for the new Giles CD Blood from a stone is 1 February 2004
The Paul Jones show on BBC radio 2 tonight features Delta Moon in session. 8:00pm UK time
George Terry: Guitar Drive - Blues Rock and Ballads from Eric Clapton's first band guitar pal George Terry
Bo Weevil: Come From Here - Gut Swampin', Foot Stompin', Finger Lickin', Chicken Pickin'. Acoustic country and contemporary blues. Great finger-style guitar and piano
Ron Blair: 601 Blues - Original hard edge blues, mixed with alternative and rock
John Marx: With A Feeling - Jump Blues, West Coast Blues, Jazzy Blues, Funky Blues, Guitar Blues
The Nu-Vines: Take To The Woods - A combination of traditional americana, delta blues, rockin blues, country & Appalachian sounds to create this aggressive eclectic blues sound
Chris Bergson: Blues - New York City based Guitarist/Vocalist Chris Bergson's music combines the raw emotional power of the Deep Blues with the soulful Jazz sound of the Hammond B-3 Organ

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Rooster Alley: The Gospel Truth (a documentary of a working blues band) - DVD Video- Documentary of Rooster Alley with live performances and interviews of MidWest's secret powerhouse Blues Rock band
Tweed: Too late to jump - Acoustic blues/jazz that keeps your foot pounding the floor and slide guitar that stirs the soul
Jumpin' Juba: Bumpity Bump - Roots-y, eclectic original blues-rock with a focus on the songs. Also featuring great piano and guitar work throughout

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Mark Scott LaMountain: Come To Me - A mix of blues, hip hop, and funk... Mark Scott LaMountain and The Blue Thunder Band bring the blues into the new millennium
Michael Louis: THE ROLL UP - Blues with a funky, soulful feeling
Zydeco Bon!: Rhythm Of Da Zydeco - "Big Fun Louisiana Style." music combining Blues, Jazz, Cajun & Zydeco done with a Louisiana Flavor
Colin John Band with Special Guest Michael Hill: Acousticland Lady - Acoustic blues-based guitar music that respects the past while looking towards the future

Friday, January 16, 2004

January Blues Extravaganza Giveaway from - Here is what you can win:
A DVD and a CD of the Legendary John Mayall's 70th Birthday Party, Featuring Eric Clapton
A Fleetwood Mac Vintage CD featuring Peter Green
Peter Green's Splinter Group Live In Concert DVD featuring "Black Magic Woman"

Thursday, January 15, 2004

Starlight Tyler: Our Beginnings - An inspirational blues sound soulfully sung and written by this idigenous songstresss
Lance & Donna: Long Gone - Live, dynamic delta country slide guitar and percussion with strong vocals from an amazing couple of "Blues Troubadours" 10+ 'years on the road'...

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Ron Levy: Assorted Special Guests - Limited edition 'Collectors' promotional anthology of Hammond B-3 Master Ron Levy, jammin' & playin' with star-studded group of guests including Albert Collins, BB King, Jimmie Vaughn, Smokin' Joe Kubeck, Lowell Fulson, Ronnie Earl, and others
RB Whale: Hand Made - Urban blues/rock with some country flavor
Voodoo Pilot: Sometimes - Original, rowdy, big city, guitar driven, Delta Country Blues Rock with deep roots
Kevin Wood: Stray Dog - Blues rock, heavily influanced by early blues, and hard rock; a subtle blend of country
Tim Gonzalez: Straight From The Heart - Blues harmonica..from the delta to groovin high energy blues...

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Dustbin Trolley: Lil' Blues Riff - flying fingers lead whistles...just the blues
Billy Price: Funky...Funky Soul!!! - a DVD of The Billy Price Band's 90-minute performance at the Belgium Rhythm & Blues Festival on July 19, 2003
Dennis McClung Blues Band: Prisoner Of The Blues - A great blues vocalist with a weeping blues guitar that will knock your socks off. A stylish mix of Chicago, Texas, and original blues that can't be beat
The WIYOS: Porcupine - Acoustic trio playing original and vintage country blues, ragtime, swing, and old time Americana

Sunday, January 11, 2004

Johnny Barbato & The Lucky Doggs: Lucky - New Orleans-style rocking blues
Slim: The 2nd Time Around - Chicago influenced blues with Slim's unique writing, playing and singing style. This 2nd CD is a major step forward

Saturday, January 10, 2004

46th GRAMMY Nominees in the Blues:

Best Traditional Blues Album (Vocal or Instrumental)

Rock 'N' Roll City - Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater Featuring Los Straitjackets - [Bullseye Blues and Jazz]
Blues Singer - Buddy Guy - [Silvertone Records]
Goin' To Kansas City - Jay McShann - [Stony Plain Records]
That's Right! - Roomful Of Blues - [Alligator Records]
Lookin' For Trouble! - Kim Wilson - [M.C. Records]

Best Contemporary Blues Album (Vocal or Instrumental)

So Many Rivers - Marcia Ball - [Alligator Records]
Let's Roll - Etta James - [Private Music]
The Road We're On - Sonny Landreth - [Sugar Hill Records]
Rediscovered - Howard Tate - [Private Music]
Wait For Me - Susan Tedeschi - [Tone-Cool/Artemis Records]
The Maynard Brothers Band: Nasty Packages - Hot, smokin' barroom electric blues with the rough edges of Country and zing of Classic rock
10th Annual Stevie Ray Vaughan Ride and Concert - October 3, 2004

Friday, January 02, 2004

On January 1 2004 the Paul Jones radio show on the BBC featured an Alexis Korner Special with contributions from Bill Wyman, Colin Hodgkinson, Jeff Griffin and Long John Baldry