Monday, May 31, 2004

Code Blue: Blue Millennium
Smokin', guitar- laden electric blues with an edge - this is the long awaited full length debut CD from CODE BLUE, southern California's Power Blues Trio - rockin' the blues tonight

Saturday, May 29, 2004

The Brothers Curtis: It's You Thats Got To Go
Good ensemble feel; very clean, melodic guitar; chromatic and diatonic harmonica performed by Curtis Blake
Tom Hunter: Tom Hunter And The Blue Frenzy, Live At The Narrows
Tom Hunter and his smokin' trio live at a a great club, great energy
John Nemeth: Come And Get It (featuring Junior Watson)
Masterful West Coast and Chicago Blues by two of the finest contemporary Blues Artist in the world today

Friday, May 28, 2004

Chance & the BluesDaddies: Deaf Dog Blues
This 3 piece band plays Rockin' Blues with wild abandon fusing styles of traditional blues vocals with powerful guitar
Felix Cabrera: For Green
Blues based with rock, r and b, Cuban influences
Robbie Smith: Workin' Like A Dog
This long awaited debut cd features the sassy, smooth, toe-tapping, soulful swing, jumpin blues and sexy latin music, written and performed by "trumpet extraordinaire" Robbie Smith
Cyril Lance: Live from the Outskirts
This LIVE album is a jamming, free-wheelin', blues-rock, New Orleans funky, soulful romp featuring extended solos and 10-plus minute versions of Lance's classic guitar/Hammond B3 sound. Featuring the master of American roots music Johnny Neel
Preston Smith: Christmas Blues and Other Standards
Preston does a bluesy, smokey, smouldering, folky Americana take on the Holidays .."you can almost hear the crackling of the fireplace it and it makes you wanna decorate somebody's tree....."

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Redd Aye: Really True
Mellow electric blues instrumentals featuring slow funky guitar-solid rocking blues with some new twists
Beverly "Guitar" Watkins: The Feelings of Beverly "Guitar" Watkins
Beverly "Guitar" Watkins is a fan of the low-down, hard-stompin', railroad-smokin' blues. Her feel- good sessions in the late 50s and early 60s may have ignited the spark that fueled the British Invasion. She'll tell you, "People are impressed to see a black woman play like a man." A guitar slinger from birth, she performs on the streets of Atlanta by blowing the crowds away with her unadulterated brand of blues
Willie Murphy & The Angel Headed Hipsters: Hustlin' Man Blues
Plays blues the way Willie likes to sing 'em - down & dirty. Think BB King, Albert Collins and Willie Dixon
Roger Ceresi's "All Starz": Reelin' and Rockin'
Jump Blues; No fancy studio stuff; just real music played by musicians who have been doing it long enough to know what it takes to get it right

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Tim Barfield: Free To Fly Away
Rockin' blues, influenced by the Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Hendrix
Thomas Don Harris: Weight-Loss Challenge Blues
It's the fun and inspiring song that Dr. Phil made famous for Weight-Loss Challenger Thomas Harris

Monday, May 24, 2004

Mark Nomad: Razor's Edge
Contemporary electric and acoustic blues - originals and classics
Kent Cooper: The Blues & Other Songs Vol. 2
The second release of collected songs from the noted songwriter/ lyricist Kent Cooper. A superb collection featuring new material by rising stars Deneen McEachern and Jemima James
John-Alex Mason & Gerry Hundt: Mason & Hundt
National Reso-Phonic endorser, John-Alex Mason and Harmonica Master, Gerry Hundt team up for an exploration of rare country blues gems
Jerry "Boogie" McCain: "Boogie" is my name
McCain is the last true master of the amplified blues harp, a good singer, and a crackerjack songwriter
Tom Hunter: Big Thunder
Tom Hunter covers the musical spectrum from smoky jazz to gutbucket Chicago blues with a mastery of piano and larger than life vocals
Henry Correy & The Correydors: Heat Of The Moment
Original tunes in a variety of Blues styles, such as shuffles, swings, slow blues etc
J. C. Burris: Long Way By Myself
Down home blues performed by an extrodinary harmonica player in the country blues traditions he learned from his uncle, Sonny Terry

Sunday, May 23, 2004

The Laurie Morvan Band: Find My Way Home
Steaming hot blues rock carved with the razor sharp edge of Laurie Morvan's lead guitar - served up on heaping platters of groove thumpin' rhythm

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Midnight Rhythm Combo
Contemporary Blues with female power vocals and guitar oriented originals
Crosscut: Half Alive
This album proves to be their best work to date; from the very first song, you get grabbed by their tight and groovy rhythm section which gets accented by Tucker's vocals and "the harpinator" Nelson's sweet harp tone
Kenne "CannonBall" Cramer: Midnite Ride
Take some catchy original songs, add infectious grooves with top notch guitar playing, then throw in a band of groove meisters featuring Johnny Neel on keys and you end up with a debut CD that will be in your player more often than not
Larry Taylor Blues and Soul Band: They Were in This House
Larry sings the blues of his Chicago forefathers and soul with a West Side edge
Stevie Renner: Raining in My Heart
A Blues/Rock format, progressive and modern. a cross between Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Roger Bartlett: Fool for a Blonde
An eclectic mix of Blues, Rock and R&B with a little Jazz flavoring
Bleeding Harp: Gotta Have
If you love rock and dig the Blues, this one is for you. Driven by wicked harmonica, soulful lyrics, a powerful voice, insane guitar and rich drums to make your body move and your hips groove. CD launched at BB Kings, LA, CA
Eric Madis: Third Step - A Spectrum Of Acoustic Blues
Masterful guitar with fine vocals & all-acoustic instrumentation highlight this diverse array of blues styles, from rural blues to urban blues to jazz
Mr.Boogie Woogie & the Hot Wings: They're wings.... they're hot!
Brand new album from one of the hottest rhythm & blues bands on the planet
The Travelin' Bluesman: The Ballad of Gypsy Jack
Classic One Man Blues
John-Alex Mason: Time Will Come
Time Will Come, Mason's third album, sounds off with thirteen tracks including eleven new originals by Mason as well as covers of Blind Willie Johnson and Charlie Patton. Seven of the songs feature Mason alone and acoustic

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Big Buck: Out O' Pocket
Growling, groove-oriented, bluesy roots rock trio playing all original guitar-driven music
Rick Vito: Band Box Boogie
An exciting mix of jump blues, cool swing, and sensual rock & roll, all driven by the incredible guitar and vocal work of former Fleetwood Mac member and W.C. Handy Award winner, Rick Vito
Pamela & Friends: Caught In the Act
Diverse selections ranging from Big Island Blues to Easy Listening to Rock

Monday, May 17, 2004

The Robbie Ducey Band: Down Right Dirty Shame
Contemporary blues-boogie-RnB
Liberation Suite: Fight For The Light
Gospel soaked rockin' blues that'll lift your soul and move your shoes
Quality, original electric blues and blues-rock in a timeless style that will really move you
5th Blues & Boogie Piano Summit
The NEWEST edition of the "Highlights From The Blues & Boogie Piano Summit" series- the FIFTH Anniversary Edition-recorded LIVE at Newport, Kentucky's Historic Southgate House on Saturday, November 8th, 2003- this edition lays heavier on the blues, with outstanding contributions from ANN RABSON (a founding member of the group "Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women"), Chicago's son-of-piano blues, Chuck Goering (better known as BARRELHOUSE CHUCK), patriarch of Texas/Santa Fe-style piano pickin', the one & only CHARLIE BOOTY, and myself, Cincinnati Ohio's RICKY NYE- outstanding accompaniment from my partners in "The Swingin' Mudbugs", TONY FRANLKIN on drums & NICK LLOYD on upright bass- enjoy

Friday, May 14, 2004

Lucy Bonilla: The Big Picture
Fresh, new, interesting, young contemporary blues splashed with a bit of funk, reggae, R&B, soul and larger than life vocals that'll grab ya

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Melanie Mason: Bendin' the Blues
Powerful lead guitarist, vocalist and songwriter with an exciting blues-influenced style all her own
W.C. Spencer: Blues Explorer
If you like different styles of blues ranging from rural barrelhouse and jump to Chicago and urban styles, this CD with 8 live cuts is for you

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Dickey Betts: Instant Live
The Instant Live CD, Dickey's first, is a three CD set from one of the great guitarists of the rock generation, keeping fans happy for over 30 years
Uncle Albert: Workin'
A fine range of acoustic and electric Blues. Illinois-based Blues/Rock/Boogie
Albert Castiglia: Burn
Rockin' blues that combines the best of the old school and the new school
Pauline York Band: Muddy Water
What do you get when you mix the waters of the delta and the bayou with a little Chicago grit? The refreshing taste of blues - simple, yet with a twist of originality. Just be sure to wash your hands afterwards
Mark bird Stafford: Harpspace
A fiery mix of Chicago, West coast blues, chromatic and diatonic harmonica, jump guitar, piano, and sax
Bobby Nathan: I'm Ready
Guitar Blues ala SRV, Hendrix and Clapton with full horn section