Friday, April 30, 2004

Marc Benno: Live from the Chi Chi Club
Live Rockin Blues That You Can Listen to All Night Long and Dance to on top the coffee table
Matt Schofield: The Trio, Live
Upbeat Blues/funk organ trio featuring "the finest new generation blues guitarist in Britain" (Blues in Britain magazine)
Billy Scott & The Prophets: Singers & Songwriters
Boogie, Blues oriented original material with a hint of rock, R&B and Country thrown in
Steve Copeland and Raging Sun: Blues On Fire
A rare treat of "Hot Blues from the West Coast", with powerful vocals, great lyrics plus a big sound of guitars, bass, drums, harp, horns and a big B3 Hammond organ. "Blues on Fire" is 13 cuts that grab you from the first songs...add this one to your list
Steve Copeland and Raging Sun: Highway Bound
If blues fans buy only one CD, they should consider making it "Highway Bound". This remarkable quintet explores a wide range of styles on the 14-track disc, reflecting the individual players' diverse backgrounds and sonic influences into a stunning release

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Lost Days: The Lost Days
British electric blues with the heavy groove you can sink into like an armchair
The Duke Street Kings: In With The In Crowd
Blues based rock and Rockabilly with crazy lyrics, The Rolling Stones meets Barenaked Ladies
Suzan-lori Parks: The Songs From The novel Getting Mother's Body
This Pulitzer prize-winning writer presents songs from her novel that explore the characters of her story
Dana Jordan & Sidewinder: By Request
Foot stomping, hand clapping, toe tapping, sing along, have a party time-- that's what this cd is all about. Love songs, blues, country, southern rock. A definite addition to your collection
Various Artists: Hobo Jungle:Independent Blues Artists
A compilation of Blues styles from around North America. Profits from the sale of this CD will be donated to The Blues Foundation
Smokin' hot Chicago Blues Harmonica.If you like Muddy Waters & Little Walter,Junior Wells,James Cotton,Jimmy Reed and William Clarke.You'll love LOADED.Its 'loaded' with 13 cuts. With styles ranging from Soul & Blues to BoogieWoogie, Jazz, Jump & Funk

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Jimmy Gordon: Come On Over
Fresh melodic fun rockin' mix of blues, country, and soul influences
Greg Barker: Greg Barker & Highway 61
Unmistakable, driving, sizzling, boiling-over, Chicago Style blues with nerve

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Jimmie Bratcher: LIVE on the 4th of July
Recorded July 4, 2003 to a capacity crowd of 2000, the live show captures the energy and passion of Jimmie and the band like nothing but a live concert could - unchained and cut loose with a full horn and vocal section. The DVD includes several special features, including an interview with Jimmie and the band and a rare acoustic recording of Jimmie jammin' on his Weissenborn

Monday, April 26, 2004

Mr.Boogie Woogie & the Firesweep Bluesband: Three Pound Fist
Hard driving Rhythm & Blues and killer boogie woogies by the fastest and flashiest piano-thumping boogie man from the Netherlands. The album title is more accurate than you can imagine
Big Smoo and The Trailer Park Kings: Its Good To Be King
Texas style, roadhouse rockin' blues
Brian Tingle and Blue Thunder: Tryin' to make a livin'
Brian Tingle is a seasoned guitarist from Baltimore , Md. Over the years this 40 year old bluesman has been the guitar player in many blues bands. He has also worked as a professional bass player for many bands, including RC Yetter and Riviera Paradise, a Stevie Ray Vaughn tribute band which plays all over the east coast
John Owens and C. Carlyle Chalk: Time After 'While...
A traditional acoustic blues duo based out of Santa Barbara CA., John and C. Carlyle focus specifically on country and delta style acoustic blues, but also mix in original acoustic blues, folk, and some other goodies too. In addition to composing original material, they continue to build an impressive list of standards and favorites by artists such as Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Robert Johnson, Mance Lipscomb, Lightnin' Hopkins, Muddy Waters, and many others

Friday, April 23, 2004

Valerie Reynolds: Good Woman Blues
From women's issues to songs of the heart, she takes her lyrics wraps them in Chicago Blues, Folk & AAA style and delivers them in a powerful and unique vocal style

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Jessie Mae Hemphill: Get Right Blues
These 15 previously unreleased tracks are from a period in her life when she was at her artistic peak. Get Right Blues captures Jessie Mae's early style and mostly traditional repertoire from 1979 as well as her more mature and experimental music from 1984 and 1985. About half of this CD consists of studio recordings and half from live performances
Silvan Zingg: Boogie Woogie Xmas
Swing, blues, boogie woogie Christmas Style. All played live in a studio by Swiss boogie woogie and blues pianist Silvan Zingg on grand piano and Valerio Felice on the drums. Enjoy a great CD not only for Christmas time!
The Smokin' 45s: Anywhere But Here...
Formed out of veterans of the Detroit music scene, the Smokin' 45s are bringing fans their special blend of Rock and Blues. Their live show takes the music up a notch, making for a night of lively entertainment including songs from artists like Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Little Charlie and the Nightcats as well as their own music which stands tall next to that of their well-established influences
Blue Haven: HIGH ROAD
An eclectic mix of original slow blues and fast boogie woogie tunes. This CD covers a lot of musical territory, featuring some fine slide guitar, harp and saxophone playing

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Eric Steckel Band: High Action
With a feeling and natural ability that can't be explained for someone so young, Eric delivers a powerful Blues Guitar performance with an intensity and skill that belies the fact that he is only 13 years old

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

inna Rude Mood: We're inna Rude Mood
An fun-loving power trio fronted by dual lead vocalists who channel the classic rock influences of Stevie Ray Vaughan, ZZ Top, George Thorogood and Sheryl Crow
Rock Bottom Blues: Standin' Dry
RockBottom Blues, a highly-energetic six-man band from Santa Cruz, has recently been bringing good old rock & roll and blues to audiences all over Northern California. Norton Buffalo has described RockBottom as, "one of the hottest young blues sensations to hit Santa Cruz in years"
Pamela G: Smooth
This smooth but deadly CD was made to ease your soul with smooth jazz sounds, and knocks you out with the rockin blues flavor
Barbara Healy: Mama Told Me Not to Look
Original R&B/Blues written and sung with soul by Barbara Healy accompanied by some of the Pacific Northwest's finest blues musicians
Mojo Watson: Black Beauty
Mojo Watson is a young Blues artist who is keeping the Blues flame burning. He is a unique Blues singer, and his guitar playing is easy to listen to. Mojo started seriously playing guitar in the latter part of his teenage years. He counts some of his main influences as: his father, KC Mojo Watson, Muddy Waters, B. B. King, Chuck Berry, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix, and most recently, Lightnin' Slim
Half Man: Complete Field Guide For Cynics
Highly critically-acclamed, never before heard mix of blues, swamp, stoner,psych, rock
Deja Blues: Killin' the Grass!
Deja Blues is not your typical Blues Band. They remake some of the great classic tunes that go back as far as the 1960s. Songs people recognize, remember and love; hence use of the word "deja". Deja Blues possesses a unique ability to mix music from different genres and timeframes into expressions that are both contemporary and timeless simply by adding their own blend of style, talent, and blues chords. Suddenly everything old is new again
Walter Robinson: Haze of Purple
Jimi Hendrix style blues and jams

Monday, April 19, 2004

Tom Lutz & Blue Tuna: Cryin'
This new CD by veteran blues club band BLUE TUNA are 'original' blues and the other half are tunes from the West Coast scene of the 1940s and 1950s by Charles Brown, T-Bone Walker, and the other innovators who laid the foundations for the L.A.-based blues-jazz fusion that is West Coast blues

Saturday, April 17, 2004

Sub Gringo: Comin' To You
A swingin' Caribbean rhythm and blues band featuring top notch players, original lyrics, and one good foot moving time. Many of the players are veteran road warriors and have played with bands such as Elvin Bishop and Gatemouth Brown
Jon Sarta: Boogie Woogie Salad
Piano blues, boogie woogie, barrelhouse piano, honky tonk piano

Friday, April 16, 2004

Dennis Callanta: Still Bluzin' For You
Dennis is a San Francisco Bay Area based artist who has been on the band scene since the '60's. Young at heart but with plenty of experience in living the blues, he's come on to his own in style and presentation. He isn't a rubber stamp blues artist but genuine and unique. He'll take you through the gammut of recognizable type blues to a totally funky sound you may never have heard before. If you enjoy different types and sounds of the Blues you'll enjoy this album of recordings
Erick Hovey: What You Blue About?
Straight ahead blues and rock

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Downliners Sect: Burning Snow
One of the early pioneers of British R&B and house band at the famous Eel Pie Club where they often played alongside The Yardbirds, John Mayall and many others. Still rockin in 2004. 'Burning Snow' was recorded live in Sweden in 2000 showing that these old geezers still rock!
John Castro: John Castro's Sessions With The Legends
John Castro's sessions with the legends is just that; duets with Koko Talyor, queen of the blues, Billy Branch, just to name a few. Vocal blends are beautiful, musical performances are unbelievable

Monday, April 12, 2004

Marc Benno: I got it Bad
Benno's new CD I Got it Bad! is the bluesiest album of his career and is a must for anyone who loves 12-bar blues and great guitar playing. All 10 tracks are composed by Benno, a naturally prolific writer. A personal album, I Got it Bad! features standout cuts like "Chance with You" and "My Baby's a Gambler," which allude to Benno's tough times in the past and his joy at getting a shot at redemption
Bill McQuaid: Passing It On
Modern recordings of Country Blues classics primarily from the 1920s and 1930s
The West Coast Rollers: Fifty More Miles
Edgy roots, rockabilly twang, gut bucket jump blues trio with screamin' hollow body guitars, whammy bars, slappin' upright bass and big drum boom-whackin' rhythm that comes on like a ten ton gut bomb
Pete Special: Mozart Street
By far the Best R & B Band to come from Chicago Pete the Co-Founder of the 80"s R&B sensation Big Twist and The Mellow Fellows Special is a guitar-playing hipster who treads the territory somewhere between Dr. John and Tom Waits
Bluesville Station: Keep On Rollin
Harmonica playin Guitar rockin original Australian muddy boogie music,songs made from bourbon fuelled blues sessions..jump in the car throw it on and roll on down the highway...
Walker T Ryan: Underdog American Music
"Some Muddy Waters and even a little Bob Dylan creep into the shadows of Ryan's compositions, but he has definitely hammered out his own country blues style...." WOW Hall Notes Blues, Roots, and Originals
Big Gilson: Puro Feeling:
Eletric Blues-Rock guitar virtuoso with a molten slide. Contemporary Electric Blues Styles that incorporate Muddy Waters to Clapton and Stevie Ray

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Mike DiBari Swingtet: Jumpin' the Blues
Six-piece Jump Blues and Swing. Recorded LIVE at WJUL 91.5 FM (Lowell, MA) on "Blues Deluxe" hosted by John Guregian. "... they jump. An order of big-band blues couldn't get much hotter." -Ed Symkus, The TAB
Gus Lambros and Electric Mud: Bad Gamble
Gus Lambros and Electric Mud is a Mid-West USA throw back band with roots touching Hendrix to Freddy King, Trower to Muddy Waters. The band is driven by Guitarist front man Gus Lambros. This power trio captures the real deal. The band is in its 7th year and have honed the live tone to the vintage tone of the masters. Bad Gamble will rock you with the title track, but send you with the dreamy Downtime. If you've not seen the Mud keep a look out for they do upwards of 200 shows a year so make plans now to see this band

Friday, April 09, 2004

Brett Marvin And The Thunderbolts: Boot Leg
This collectors' item captures The Thunderbolts in full flight at one of north London's premier music venues of the 1980's. It's an essential archive addition for those who have appreciated their brand of British Electric Boogie Blues and Country RnB crossed with a nice dash of London Smart, and their considerable influence on the independent music scene over the last thirty years

Thursday, April 08, 2004

One Shot Johnny: Give Me A Reason
An eclectic collection of original blues-based music - hard-driving blues rock, soul/funk, searing slow blues and some fun stuff that swings