Friday, January 27, 2006

The James Boys and Johnnie Johnson: A Dose of Rock & Roll/The Reason for the Blues

Hot classic "roots rock" and jazz blues both with the great Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Johnnie Johnson
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Shrimp City Slim: Dark Road Piano

Solo blues piano & vocal recorded live to CD. Brilliant original songs performed with honesty and a sense of humor by a mainstay of the Carolina blues tradition
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The MillionAires: Keep A Dollar In Your Pocket

Horn-Driven Jump Blues, Swing, and Roots R&B, in the style of T-Bone Walker, Big Joe Turner, Louis Prima and Buddy Johnson
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Keith Thompson's Strange Brew: Independence

The definitive album from Keith Thompson, a seasoned live performer and recording artist of exceptional talent, technical brilliance and creative depth. With BPL in the production seat and a hot new live band featuring members of the legendary Climax Blues Band, Keith Thompson is getting ready to preach the blues in 2006 with a commercially aware and compelling combination of expertly crafted songs, incisive lyrics, total commitment vocals punctuated with desperate, troubled guitar - all presented on a bed of super solid grooves. The band has been in existence now for 6 years and has completed 12 European tours. There are more tours planned for 2006 plus a new album release
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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Bo Roberts: Bo Roberts & The Port City Allstars LIVE

Bo Roberts has been playing piano, singing, and writing music for several years in the Delta region and backing many artists from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky and Louisiana. In these last few years Bo has been focusing his skills into a bluesy style that has defined his unique music. Bo has shared the stage with many artists including: Bo Diddley, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Delbert McClinton, John Prine, The Everly Brothers, Wet Willie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Drvin'-N-Cryin', Bob Margolin, Hubert Sumlin, and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith
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The MoFo Party Band: The Sound of the Mofo Party Band

Since 1989 The MoFo Party Band has been spreading the blues along Central California's Highwy 99 via their home of Fresno. Influenced by West Coast and old-school Chicago Blues, The MoFo Party Band provides a sound and show that is all about having a good time. "People tell us they like us because it always looks like we are having fun," says lead guitarist Bill Clifton, "that’s because we are and we love what we do."
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Mark Cook: Blue Voodoo

Mark has teamed up with some of the finest musicians in the Atlanta area and has produced one of the best rockin' blues CDs to come out for the new year. A must hear for all blues enthusiast - follow up CD to Cook's first 2 award winning blues albums
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Roland Chadwick: Native Tongue

Native Tongue is the brainchild of Aussie master guitarist, Roland Chadwick and the drumming legend, Barriemore Barlow, ex-member of Jethro Tull whose credits include work with Jimi Page and Robert Plant
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Jerry Forney Blues Band: Ice & Steel

"Jerry delivers his songs in a Texas blues vain, with vocals and guitar rifts that separates him from the rest," Jo Mamma of KKFI radio Kansas City. Guitar playing that is thick and sultry
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Rude Dog: Baptism In Blue

This album is a tribute to the many musicians that have influenced my playing over the years. These are the men that brought me down to the water and baptized me in the blues
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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Pat McJimsey: I Dig Girls

Shortly before his death and due to many requests from his fans, Pat McJimsey digitally re-mastered the "I Dig Girls" Album originally released in the 80's. He was very excited about this re-release and had plans to come out with a new, "all blues album", later in the year. Thanks to the magic of the internet, and the devotion of his family and friends, Pat's extrordinary talent lives on to be experienced here by old and new fans alike
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R&B Kingpins: This Road

Rockin' R&B with horns, harmony and a whole lot of soul
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Dukes of Dixieland & Luther Kent: New Orleans Mardi Gras

The 12 tunes and 54 minutes of Mardi Gras music set the mood for the return of the Greatest Party on Earth. Listen to this new CD, get into the mood and then come on down to New Orleans to a stupendous, astounding, humongous party with glittering beads, big brass bands, parades, doubloons, flambeaux, reeally fancy costumes, and giant horses. You can even dress up and wear your own crown with the DUKES (New Orleans Royalty of Jazz). New Orleans born Luther Kent (formerly Blood Sweat & Tears lead vocalist) joins the Dukes for a sound you've never heard before
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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Watermelon Slim and the Workers

Watermelon Slim is one of the hottest and (coolest) new names in the blues — everywhere Slim goes he gets standing ovations. This is Watermelon Slim's third CD and first for NorthernBlues Music
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49th Street Blues Project: Live at Mayfaire

Electric blues
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The Alligators: 20 To Life

Blues from Detroit, from back in the alley to swing, just like the way it started, plus tributes to the originators
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Blue Onion Band: Live At The Garden (DVD)

Catch this live performance on this DVD as this power trio exibits raw energy, lightning licks, and old school grooves
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Etta Baker with Taj Mahal

"From Bob Dylan to Taj Mahal, Etta has influenced the best of American music for 50 years" -Tim Duffy
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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Blues bring joy to tiny Scots record label as US archive secures future

A small Scottish record label has managed to secure an archive of rarely heard pre-war recordings by the American Edison Company to help guarantee the future of the world's largest acoustic blues archive. Document Records, based in the village of Bladnoch, Wigtownshire, has secured the rights to release more than 360 hours of recordings made by the American inventor of the phonograph, Thomas Edison. In doing so it has helped to allow the label - which was set up 15 years ago to collate and archive thousands of shellac and vinyl 78rpm recordings and transfer them into digital format - to continue its work

Michael Katon: Bustin' Up The Joint Live!

Heavy guitar driven blues rock and boogie
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Blue Onion Band: Live At The Garden

Blue Onion, a rockin' power trio from Kalispell, MT was formed in 1998. The band has some blues roots, but the rest of this tree rocks. Blue Onion is not just another blues band. Their variety of original music and their creative arrangements on popular cover tunes will keep your appetite for genre diversity satisfied. The hard work ethics that all three members practice carries over into their musical performances
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Friday, January 20, 2006

John Garr: 331

If you like some traditional rhythm and blues or Rockin Pop check it out
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Chris Nole: Little Rum Boogie

Pianist/Singer/Songwriter, Chris Nole, with a little help from his friends, offers up an eclectic potpourri of original story and song
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Jimmy and the Sleepers

Alberta's best kept secret (so far) delivers gritty, no-nonsense, genuine house rockin' blues that's guaranteed to stir you soul
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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Bonnie Bramlett: Roots, Blues & Jazz

"Roots, Blues & Jazz" is the long-awaited comeback album by the legendary Southern Rock, Blues & Gospel vocalist Bonnie Bramlett
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Danny Rhodes: Cairo to Cottonwood

Folky and country soulful, poetic blues
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Catahoula Brown: cur dog blues

Catahoula Brown is the old blues spirit inside Nova Scotia musician Chris Weagle. His debut CD, "Cur Dog Blues", recorded at Redfish Audio in Lunenburg, is a collection of gritty songs about trains, frustration and love
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Rob Rio: Boogie Woogie GOLD

A 'must have' for boogie woogie piano aficianados. Rio's prodigious chops are on full display in this treasure chest of 16 classic boogie woogie piano instrumentals compiled from nearly 20 years of Rob Rio recordings
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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Blue Plate Special: Can You Dig It!

"Roadhouse vocals,power Fender guitar and sparkling compositions. Totally original material that will Knock You Out." - Big City Blues
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Scrappy Harris Blues Band: Live at the Horse You Came In On

The Scrappy Harris Blues Band played at the Horse You Came In On, a little dive bar in Baltimore, MD, in the early 1990s. This is their first and last CD. The band featured some incredible musicianship, and had a sense of humor, too. The sound has been described as Adam Sandler meets the early Stones at Stevie Ray's house
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Farlow-Kirch Band: Alligator Crawl

Great rockin blues by Billy C Farlow (Commander Cody)and Rich Kirch (John Lee Hooker's guitarist/bandleader)
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Twice As Good: Cover To Cover

Real Deal Blues, played with passion and authority, Twice As Good knocks out some Blues standards and Rock classics featuring excellent Harmonica, Guitar, Piano, Sax, and Vocal work
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Joe Blues and the Backseat Drivers: You Can't Be Too Old for the Blues

It's all about the good-time-and-feelin-so-good-gotta-get-up-and-get-it-on kinda blues with these guys
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The Catfish Brothers

Acoustic duo (guitar and dobro) interprets an eclectic blend of blues, country, and bluegrass
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Burley Maple: Waking Up!

A soulfully jazzy twist on the blues, ranging from just plain elegant to elegantly naughty
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Terry Garland: Out Where the Blue Begins

Terry Garland is widely known as a master slide and acoustic blues guitarist. Born in Johnson City, Tennessee, Garland traces his musical roots to such blues greats as Robert Johnson, Jimmy Reed, Blind Willie McTell, Howlin' Wolf and Lightin' Hopkins
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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Killer Kane & The Blue FO's: Done your time

All original compositions by the creative amplified blues that's flavored with Rock and Jazz
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Rob Ransom: Self-titled

Featuring the high energy, melodic and bluesy guitar work of singer/songwriter/lead guitarist Rob Ransom
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Bluesy acoustic power trio with powerful originals,dobro/slide guitar and great vocal harmonies
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Monday, January 16, 2006

Tracy Conover: Live! At The Cactus Moon

Tracy offers incredible depth and soul as a vocalist and songwriter and practically explodes with energy and sensuality on stage, manhandling her stratocaster with an intensity and abandon most players can only hint at
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Saturday, January 14, 2006

Strictly For Kicks: Love, Sex, and Romance

A blend of rock and blues to move your body and soul
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Friday, January 13, 2006

Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones: Double Down

Original blues, from west coast swing to Chicago electric to Louisianna swamp boogie
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Sharrie Williams: Hard Drivin' Woman

Sharrie Williams is producing a lot of attention in Europe. Her live shows are incredible. She's such an impressive performer, soulful, loud and quiet. She easily handles the whole spectrum, from a whisper to a scream. Within a couple of songs she's got the audience on their feet. Influenced by Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner and Etta James she loves to sing gospel, soul, blues, and rock. In the USA she's called the Princess of the Rockin' Gospel Blues and that title fits pretty well
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Indigenous: Long Way Home

Awesome new studio disc from Indigenous featuring premier Native American blues/rock axeslinger Mato Nanji. Classic, powerful, real, blues/rock power trio grooves excellently produced
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The Hellhounds: Halfway Between Somewhere And Nowhere

Fasten your seatbelts... The Hellhounds will take you for a lightnin' fast ride to where the 90 proof deltabilly blues lasts all night long, produced by Jeff Dunn and Donald "Duck" Dunn in Memphis, it is the genuine article
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Thursday, January 12, 2006

The Red Riders: Swing Baby!

Vintage sounds of the 40's and 50's along with hot new jump blues come to life with The Red Riders renditions of great classics, and red hot new numbers. They've played all over New England including some great dances, the Democratic National Convention, The National Harley Davidson Rally, numerous wine & food tasting events and countless other clubs and parties. They sure know how to make a party fun. Whether it's to dance or just enjoy the great music, listening to "Swing Baby!" will make you jump & swing!
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Blindside Blues Band: Long Hard Road

Killer hard & heavy new 5th studio disc from Mike Onesko & Co. featuring 11 trax (69 minutes) of bad-ass, straight-ahead, in-your-face, solid bluesy heavy guitar riffage with powerful rippin' leads that are guaranteed to rock your world
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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Earnest "Guitar" Roy: Ain't Going Down That Road by Myself

Energenic Blues with various styles and positive lyrics
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Blues Society of Central Pennsylvania - A Blues Compilation: In Our Backyard

This collection is a tribute to the working blues musicians of South Central PA who crisscross the Mason-Dixon Line on a regular basis playing the circut of bars, hotels, clubs, and showrooms that run from Harrisburg to Philly, straight south to Baltimore
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Monday, January 09, 2006

Incredible Blues Puppies: Puppy Fat

The Incredible Blues Puppies have a long and celebrated musical pedigree, having run with some of the best blues hounds around. Their performances have the kind of musical passion that leaves an audience howling for more
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Earl "The Duke" Williams: Blues My Way

Originally from the New Orleans, Louisiana area, DUKE has been active in the Los Angeles Rhythm and Blues scene for nearly two decades. His career started at Saint Mark Baptist Church in Clayton, Louisiana where he sang in the junior choir. DUKE'S Mother and Grandmother encouraged his singing and he was inspired by the legendary Sam Cooke. For many years DUKE was a member of the popular local gospel group The Sensational Sounds of Joy
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