Saturday, December 30, 2006

David Maxwell: Maximum Blues Piano

"For virtuosity, it's David Maxwell's Maximum Blues Piano. No vocals (actually just one) - just 10 fingers singing their way through jump, boogie, New Orleans, funky, Chicago and plain old badass blues" - Pulse, 1997
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Little Rachel: There's a new Miss Rhythm in town

If you like Etta James, Wynona Carr, Little Richard, Little Willie John, Big Mama Thornton, Ruth Brown, Lavern Baker, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Roy Brown, Wynonie Harris, Ann Cole... this is your CD for 2007
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Friday, December 29, 2006

Valentino and the Piedmont Sheiks: Swingin' In the Groove

K.M. Williams: Here Comes The Preacher Man

Hard Rockin, Texas/Mississippi Hill Country/Delta Blues infused with Psychedelic Blues, Funk,Fife & Drums, and Modern Beats
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Paul Michael Meredith: Smooth Blues

Like it says...Smooth Blues. It's up and lively. It's smooth
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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Jo Jo Blues: Somewhere in Long Beach

Contemporary electric blues at its finest
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Sarah LeMieux: Superbleu

Acoustic delta blues/roots/jazz vocal
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Friday, December 22, 2006

Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Festival

Recorded Live in 2006, downtown Minneapolis at Famous Dave's BBQ Blues Festival
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The Tequila Mockingbirds: Live at Thirteen

High falutin' acoustic blues, jazz, classic rock and R&B
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King Biscuit Revue: Jumpin' at Midnight

A synthesis of Rhythm and Blues, Swing, Soul, Jazz, Jump Blues, Funk, and Motown
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Doug Duffey: Changin' Times

Original rhythm & blues, blues & soul. Louisiana Americana
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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Blue Merlot

Call it Gumbo Funk. With a sound based in the blues, Blue Merlot goes far beyond the "Blue" that’s in their name. R & B grooves mix with harmonic vocals, distinctive New Orleans style keyboard virtuosity, intelligent songwriting, and reinterpretations of cover songs. Their "gumbo funk" sound is a blend of Blues, South Louisiana R & B, Rock, Jazz, Gospel, and Swamp Pop
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Blue Cotton: Nublooze

Modern blues, blues ballads, electric blues/rock with strong story lines
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E: Five Long Years, A Tribute to Carey Bell

This no-frills production makes it sound like you're sitting next to E as he performs for the sheer love of music. Stripped of any pretense or excess baggage, this is undiluted, straight- forward, and magnificent blues performed with grace and dignity by a man with his heart in the Misissippi Delta
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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Willie Dixon - Rock me baby

Piano Bob's 88s featuring Lou Abbott: Big Beat Blues

Blues, New Orleans, Rock 'n' Roll designed for Swing dancers and those that appreciate Blues history
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James Hinkle: Blues Now Jazz Later

Thirteen new songs with that unmistakible Texas blues and swinging jazz feel Hinkle has become known for around the world. Blues critics say this is his best to date
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Osgood & Blaque Blues Band: Re-Birth of the Blues

Reflects a soulful sound that incorporates a combination of funky, hard-hitting, raw, piano and harmonica blues, reminiscent of the post-war era
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R & B Blues: Together Again... For The First Time

Life experience acoustic/electric R & B/Blues/Folk Rock or BlueZic
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David Wells: Blue Groove

Twisted blues & tender ballads, hot guitar and cool jazz fusion, great lyrics, vocals and all-star performances
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Will Ray: Mojo Blues Jam Trax - Instrumental Backing Tracks

Blues Instrumental Backing Tracks for Practicing and Learning, with different blues feels, tempos and keys
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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Blues Therapy Band: The Doctor Is In

Classic Rock/Funk Jams/Uptempo Blues
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MOTU: One Peace For The Road

Any Fan of the Blues will enjoy MOTU's guitar versatility, and skill, as he performs classic blues, rock, and acoustic standards along with some of his own great originals on this "Live" CD from his 2006 tour
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Tracy Conover: Retrospective 1991-2006

This CD is a mixture of Texas Blues/Rock, Funk and Soul Music from a great singer-songwriter/guitar player from Austin Texas
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Lady Love: Cherry Ride

Soulful, jazzy blues
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Just Got Lucky: Live at the Howling Coyote

Texas Guitar Slingers doin it LIVE no dubs. All Original material done Gulf Coast Roadhouse Style. JGL the way it should be heard
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Chet Lott: Erased It

Blues with a country twist. Proceeds go to the Southeast Mississippi Chapter of the American Red Cross
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Jimmy Voegeli: "F" is for Blues

A mix of Pine Top Perkins, Santana, and Dr. John
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Monday, December 18, 2006

B.B. King given highest U.S. honour

The King of Blues, B.B. King, has been given the highest civilian honour in the U.S. - the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In a ceremony at the White House on Friday, U.S. President George W. Bush described King and other honourees as "exceptional individuals who have gained great admiration and respect." B.B. King hit the Billboard charts 74 times between 1951 and 1985. The honour acknowledges achievement in the arts, science, public service, education and athletics

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Capricorn Rhythm Section: Alive at 2nd Street Music Hall

Capricorn Rhythm Section. Never heard of them? How about Capricorn Records? You remember, Duane Allman, the "Allman Brothers Band", Dickie Betts, Bonnie Bramlett, the "Marshall Tucker Band", "Wet Willie", and "Cowboy"? Well, the members of the Capricorn Rhythm Section are some of the ones responsible for producing their records, playing on them, and writing songs they recorded
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Willy Finlayson and the Hurters: Very Much Alive

Rhythm and Blues soul review by masters of the craft, featuring legendary UK musicians
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James Van Buren: From The Beginning

Original swinging Jazzy Blues
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Lucy Creek Blues Band: Public Rehearsal

The live, on-stage recording of this four piece blues band does not reveal the fact that the band has never had a rehearsal
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The 11th Annual Fargo Blues Festival: Bootleggin' the Blues

From Gweedo Records
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Friday, December 15, 2006

Earl Thomas: Unplugged At Caffe Calabria

Earl Thomas presents the second in his Coffeehouse Show series. Recorded live "in the roasting room" at San Diego’s Caffe Calabria, in front of an invitation only crowd, Earl Thomas once again displays his enormous talent and appeal
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The Carl Sonny Leyland Trio Meets Nathan James and Ben Hernandez

Good time boogie woogie piano trio meets down home torch bearing duo to take over the world
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Eric Deaton: Gonna Be Trouble Here

Authentic Mississippi Hill Country Juke Joint Blues
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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Microwave Dave & The Nukes: Down South Nukin'

This Alabama trio has everything a blues fan could want: impeccable taste; a steady, no-frills rhythm section; and in Microwave Dave Gallaher, a first-rate guitar individualist (Blues Revue, November 2003)
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Mo'Indigo: Are We There Yet?

The best of British R&B
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Toy Shop: Get Up Now

Best New Blues Artist - Birmingham Blues Society
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Frank Singer: Jam Along Blues CD

A fun learning tool that provides the opportunity to play along, or sing along, with clear, well-balanced backing tracks that have rock-steady time. With eleven instrumental blues progressions at your disposal, you can jam along any time you want to. These tracks can really help you get the feel of playing the blues, and make the time spent learning fun and easy
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Jimmy Hall: Rendezvous With the Blues

"Rendezvous With The Blues" is a must have in your collection as one of the most definitive records of the genre. Also features Clayton Ivey on piano, former Capricorn session drummer, Bill Stewart, and Dr. Dan Matrazzo on Hammond B-3 organ
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Monday, December 11, 2006

Bob Margolin: In North Carolina

Features Bob playing his Blues at home, both solo and on all the instruments, rather than in a studio or onstage. From 1973-1980, Bob played guitar in the band of Chicago Blues legend Muddy Waters, touring worldwide and recording, and learning to play Muddy's powerful music directly from him. In 1980, Bob started his own band, and he's still on the road and recording. He won the W.C. Handy award for guitar in 2005, and was nominated again in 2006.
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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Slawek Wierzcholski: Harmonijkowy as

Harmonica blues, singer-songwriter, sung in Polish, acoustic instruments only, blues violin in the band, low baritone voice
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Billy Blue: Blues in My Room

Killer combination of classic Chicago Blues, Swing Blues, and contemporary Rock and Funk Blues
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Friday, December 08, 2006

A.C. Myles: Up to the Neck with the Blues

Rural Blues with electric... pazazz
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The Original Delta Fireballs: Come On With It - Live

Recorded live during the "Two Reds Are Better Than One" concert held in McHenry, Illinois on June 14, 2006, this new CD features 10 of your favorite songs from the performance that evening including: I've Had My Fun, Blue and Lonesome, Bring It On Home, Born Under a Bad Sign, Don't Explain and more
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Bart Bryant: Feel Thing

A mixture of Music Americana, Roots Rock, Texas Blues, Country Rock, R&B Funk and Big Band Swing
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Terry Gillespie and The Granary Band: Brother of the Blues

Terry Gillespie is one of the most sincerely talented musicians in Canada. He's a bluesman to the core, but not in the traditional sense for he has range and influences that take blues to a whole new level. His blues is the truth and it comes through
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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Buckeye: Box Fetish

Playing cigar box guitars and drums, this two-man outfit is tearing through the Dirty South
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Michael Packer Blues Band: The Best Of The Michael Packer Blues Band

Featured here is Michael Packer's music at it's best. Blues, jazz, rock, country, and folk
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Fernando Jones: Stranded

Rockin', burnin', cutting edge blues guitar player with new ideas
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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

ORPLID Blues Band: From the Delta of Blues

Delta blues directly from the porch
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