Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Jay Geils: Jay Geils Plays Jazz
Rock superstar, Jay Geils , founder of the J.GEILS BAND returns on this CD to his original love, classic jazz and blues
Homeless Bluez Band: Smokin Bluez From The Heart
Blues Rock with fantastic harmony, great guitar licks and catchy tunes that will get you toes tapping
Ma Skillet & The Funky Fritters: Live in New York City June 25th 2004
A powerhouse 8-piece band with horns serving up a bowl of Funky Gumbo and a Hearty Helpin' of New Orleans Mardis Gras Music, blues, rock, R&B, jazz and gospel

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Alonzo Pennington: One Way Ticket
Thumbpicking and fingerstyle make up a big part of the style mixed with lead stylings of electric blues
Gus Stagg: Recipe For the Blues
Gus is a songwriter and harmonica player with tunes that cover modern blues themes but extend from blues to folk and rock. Original, eclectic, and often with a dose of humor, influences include Tom Waites, John Lennon, Sonny Boy Williamson and Little Walter. Gus has played his music in countless clubs in the Chicagoland area over the course of the last 20 years

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Dave Howard and the Highrollers: Sure Bet
Real American Roots Music; a whiskey drenched voice with one of the most accomplished bands in the Northeast.These guys cover a wide range of styles from classic Honky Tonk to down in the alley Blues

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Charlene Grant: That Would Be Me
Blues-flavored selections written with wit, grit and a unique equitable style that make you feel like you're rocking at your favorite club or just hanging out at the corner cafe

The Tablerockers: Shake Your Junk

The Tablerockers: Shake Your Junk
This is a blues, blues/rock CD. Tight rhythm section with an explosive guitar and great vocals

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

The Crossroads: Lost Nation
The Crossroads bring all the power needed to drive any Blues Lover into "nirvana." Strong gravel-mouthed vocals, screamin' lead and slide guitar, all backed by stompin' beats and poundin' bass: that's The Crossroads true Blues recipe. From the Chicago Shuffle of "The Boss," to the Bo Diddly-esque "Where You Gonna Be," the Blues drips off these guys like hot sauce at a BBQ

Monday, August 23, 2004

Leon: Hooked on You
Southern soul/blues. Add Sultry blues mixed with silky southern soul to old school R&B and you'll have LEON; who's style takes you from the dance floor to the bedroom without missing a beat. Definitely a must-have
The Mannish Boys: That Represent Man
One of the most exciting blues projects to come along in quite a while, featuring some of the most dynamic blues talent in the world today, assembled from the absolute cream of the crop of West Coast blues veterans and youngbloods. This is an "All-Star" undertaking in the true sense of the word - each member of The Mannish Boys is widely recognized in the blues field as a master of his craft, and an in-demand artist in his own right
Code Blue: Code Blue featuring Bobbie Lancaster
House-rockin', soulful vocal Blues and R&B. Bobbie Lancaster is an outstanding new vocalist backed by a tight rhythm section with exciting harmonica, keyboard and guitar solo work. Great original songwriting

Friday, August 20, 2004

Adam Zwig: Live And Unplugged
A blues-hip-hop party album. Recorded at Portland's Club Ohm last year to a capacity crowd, the album consists of wild, jam-oriented live versions of the songs on "Pictures of the Gone America" plus a few added blues gems
Jay Gordon: Broadcasting The Blues
Pure raw electric blues. A guitarist with a ton of attitude,and masterful stage presence. This cd is unique, timeless. Groundbreaking versions of blues classics

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Ronnie Ray and the Coolers: Live at Cactus Flats
Electrified Chicago style blues in a live record that makes hard-hitting an understatement
Paul Filipowicz: Chinatown
On this recording Paul Filipowicz and the music are one, original, just the facts, from the soul of a true blues man. You have a sample of Paul's feeling for the blues. A peak through the doorway of his live sweat drenched emotionally charged guitar workouts. He always lets it all out
Pete 'Big Dog' Fetters: DEEP
You could call this 'the naked blues'.... very little production, just stripped down good songs, good playing and lots of exposed emotion

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Jim Branca: Jim Branca LIVE
Jim Branca is a singer-songwriter-showman/shaman whose heated "In-the-moment" lyrics & guitar-work melt into Magical, Personal, Transformational Blues, that deeply embraces, as well as transcends, many genres of timeless roots music
Midwest: Nasty habits
Midwest play a blues tinted with funk, mostly influenced by modern Chicago Blues... Combo from Normandy, France: ready to go smoothly inside your ears
Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps: Oh Yeah
If Delbert McClinton had a sister...she might sound like this. With a funky, greasy band that's somewhere between New Orleans, Texas, Little Village & Little Feat

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Christina and the Whipping Boys
Original blues rock featuring the explosive soul of Christina Vierra
"Lanky" Frank Lynch: I Came A Long Way To Get Here
This is a collection of recordings of harmonica bluesman spanning a long career and several bands
The SuperTonics: Accident Waiting To Happen
Original Rockin' Electric Blues with a tongue in cheek attitude
The Boogiemen: A Little Trim
West Coast Boogie-Blues, Funk, Soul and Swing in the vein of Little Charlie and Nightcats, Rod Piazza and The Paladins

Friday, August 13, 2004

Sweet Claudette: Sending You To Man School
Real life, witty lyrics, volumes of truth, smooth, easy listening, to funky, driving, and sometimes laid back urban style of blues with a unique edge, just the way you want it
Curtis Paul Campbell: Nature of the Beast
This album may be best heard in the venue of your own car, while driving down the highway. It will leave you in a euhporic state of mind
lloyd Thayer: Big Heart
25th century Delta blues played lap style on a 1929 national tricone guitar with some Tom Waits overtones and Son House undertones

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Reverend Raven: Live at Blues On Grand
A member of the Sam Lay Blues Band, The Legendary Blues Band and finally the Jimmy Rogers band, Richard Raven has lived and played hard all around the world. This night at Blues on Grand he was in fine form. This is really his CD showcasing his passion and commitment to playing his blues

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Russell Gulley: Back to the Swamp
With the release of his new CD, Back to the Swamp, Muscle Shoals music veteran, Russell Gulley revitalizes his recording career after a silence of more than two decades
Paul Oscher: Alone with the Blues
Legendary bluesman and multi-instrumentalist Paul Oscher presents an outstanding seventeen track collection of deep blues over a wide spectrum of blues styles in this highly acclaimed 2004 release

Friday, August 06, 2004

Jessie Payo: Jessie Payo Live At Harvelle's
Recorded live at the popular hot spot Harvelle's in Santa Monica in the spring of 2004

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Chris Lange: Back Door to Your Soul
Soul/Blues Guitar Instrumentals. Chris gets musical support by Switzerland's top blues harmonica players Dinu Logoz, one of his old band buddies from his seventies r&b-group "Driving Wheel"
Nicoll Bros. Band: Stickin' to the Blues
Harmonica Blues. First offering from the new Euphorbia Records label
Steve Edmonds: Medium Cool
This Australian Blues guitar legend's cleverly crafted, funky blues debut, featuring an awesome variety of grooves, cool songs and a monster Aussie SuperBand
Alberta Adams & The Rhythm Rockers: I'm On the Move
Detroit's Queen of the Blues. She has toured extensively with Louis Jordan, Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson, T-Bone Walker, James Moody and Duke Ellington and recorded extensively particularly in the jump type blues style that is her repertoire today
Lightnin' Rod & The Thunderbolts: All American Blues
Lightnin' Rod & The Thunderbolts are a three piece blues rock band located in the Toledo, OH area. They play unfettered blues / blues rock with a very original twist
Mike Bader: Clearcut Case of the Blues
Rooted in the blues and influenced by R & B, jazz, and reggae, with all original tunes
J.R. Clark: I Shoulda Listened to my Conscience
J.R. Clark, a protege of Blues great Lil' Ed Williams of "Lil Ed' and the Blues Imperials", shows his versatility on this CD. Not only has he mastered the slide guitar but is also a double threat on standard guitar, burning up the frets on the title cut
The Mark Perry Band: Think I'll Take a Ride
Modern, Alternative, Blues - Rock with a little touch of jazz and country
Bill Lordan Experiment: Here Comes The Storm
Bill played drums with Jimi Henrix, Sly Stone, Tina Turner, Jack Bruce and Robin Trower. So here is his current new effort! BLX is rooted in blues-rock, and is bound to please many ardent fans of his drumming technique

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

John Lee Hooker, George Thorogood, Louis Armstrong And More: "Chooch" The Original Soundtrack
The original soundtrack from the hit film "Chooch" is here. This great collection of music was compiled for the CD by the film's music supervisor, Kenneth Higney. Contains original recordings by John Lee Hooker, Louis Armstrong, Bo Diddly and more
Flatwound: Midlife Crisis
Another all original mixture of all types of blues in a cauldron of blues and rock with firey guitar riffs and strong bottom end encluding an acoustic number for something different
Granary Blues All-Stars: Again
Righteous Blues seeded with a hint of R&B
Ronny Lee: Texas Blues
Ronny Lee plays the blues like no other. Ripping guitar solos and soulful lyrics. Get ready to be blown away by the "Tropical Depression" of blues
E. Z. Street: Bluesman E. Z. Street Goin' Down To Memphis
Delta, classic, rockin, blues on acoustic guitar, harmonica, and vocal, with a groove you can dance to
Big Al & the Heavyweights: Nothin' But Good Lovin'
When you mix blues, zydeco, rock and jazz in a big pot and bring it to fierce boil, you get Big Al & the Heavyweights latest release, "Nothin But Good Lovin". Produced by one of blues music's most noted producers and the founder of Alligator Records, Bruce Iglauer, this is definitely the band's best effort
The Skyla Burrell Blues Band: Working Girl Blues
The Skyla Burrell Blues Band was formed in January of 2003. Skyla and Mark are the co-founders of the band and write all the material. They have been playing music for a combined total of 40 years. This band was formed to quench the desire both had to play straight Blues and original material