Sunday, November 30, 2003

Cora Mae Bryant: Born in Newton County - Cora Mae Bryant is a blues scholar. Her house is a blues museum. She can tell you everything one needs to know of the old blues. If you need a good lesson, make a trip to her door in Oxford, Georgia
Peg Leg Sam: Early In The Morning - Ten solo and duo tracks recorded in 1975 (with Louisiana Red on back-up guitar), giving testimony to the uniqueness and artistry of the great bluesman's harp and vocal style
Dennis M. Cooper: A Boy and His Harmonica - Whether it's blues, country, big band, bebop, reggae, rock or easy listening, The Harmaniac, Dennis M. Cooper, is there with the chops
Stuffy Shmitt: Other People's Stuff - This new release by New York based singer/songwriter Stuffy Shmitt, is a must have for any real music fan. With help from such diverse talents as Levon Helm (The Band), Willy DeVille (Mink Deville), David Johansen (The New York Dolls/Buster Poindexter) Jayotis Washington (The Persuasions), Gordon Gano (The Violent Fems) Stockard Channing (Grease/The West Wing) this album of classic songs, containing everything from doo-wop to swing to blues to country to rock, is absolutely brilliant
Billy Price: Sworn Testimony: The Billy Price Band Live - Former Roy Buchanan vocalist, "East Coast King of Blue-Eyed Soul." Two-CD live performance at the Ram's Head Tavern, Annapolis, MD, April 2002
Captain Luke and Cool John Ferguson: Outsider Lounge Music - A genre all his own...outsider lounge music
Steve Cohen: Duo Personality - Acoustic blues with traditional values and modern production values.Top notch blues harmonica,with a variety of expert fingerstyle and bottleneck accompaniment,puntuated by honest and expressive vocals
Grams & Krieger: Two Days - Good time acoustic blues and roots rock with upright bass and guitar/slide and two old pros locked up like a mother
AJ and the Two Tone Blues Band: Blues House - Delta Blues with a Chicago flavor. Playing a mixture of songs made famous by Jimmy Reed, Little Walter, Elmore James, Howlin Wolf, Otis Redding, Muddy Waters, Bobby Bland, B.B. King, Sonny Boy Williamson and Magic Slim
John Dee Holeman: Bull Durham Blues - bluest of the blues
Kent Cooper: The Blues & Other Songs - The full spectrum of Cooper's provocative blues and country songs with outstanding performances by a wide variety of talent that include Sonny Terry, Louisiana Red, Deneen McEachern, George Higgs, Peg Leg Sam, Willie Murphy, Jemima James, and Lefty Dizz
Grams & Krieger: That's The Way We Work - Good time acoustic blues and roots rock featuring upright bass, guitar and killer slide with one of Europe's leading boogie woogie piano players along for the ride
Pops Walker: Milepost 5 - A marvelous songwriter known for his acoustic blues adds a touch of jazz and a ballad or two
Measured Chaos: LIVE - Somewhere between Detroit and Chicago is Measured Chaos. Awesome guitar with equally impressive vocals. Tough, real and ready to go. From updated nuggets to soon to be classic original blues
Bobby Lindstrom: A Lick and a Promise - This is high energy blues and rock n roll music, featuring Bobby's killer guitar licks and emotive vocals. Kind of like Billy Gibbons playing with the Rolling Stones. "A Lick and a Promise" also features the outstanding sax work of Paul Biondi
Jawbone: dang blues - Jumper cables - An old car battery. A bent 6-common nail. A cat-clawed amp. A paint bucket. A discarded child's toy tambourine. Jawbone combines these garage floor leftovers with guitar, harp, and a chop-shop drum kit to create an original, raw blues
Jerry McCain: This Stuff Just Kills Me - No one plays a harp or sings the blues quite like Jerry "Boogie" McCain; backed by a stellar rythm section, Jerry's accompanied by a lineup of guest musicians including Johnnie Johnson, Anson Funderburgh and Jimmie Vaughn
Janet Ryan and Straight Up!: Passion and Fire - a showcase for Janet's great vocals. She and Ray (on guitar) are backed up by an ace rhythm section and really deliver the goods! Some rock, some funky blues, and a little touch of jazz make this release a pleasure to listen to

Friday, November 28, 2003

Just listed on ebay: John Mayall - London Blues 1964-1969 2-CD - A hard-to-find 2 CD set with 40 tracks

Thursday, November 27, 2003

New on ebay: Nothing But The Blues (1923-1958) - 10 CD Box Set - 173 recordings by the greatest musicians of Blues. All digitally remastered original recordings
Roger Cotton and Alan Glen: Born in Black and White - Roger Cotton has been playing Blues and Soul all his life and has the scars to prove it! He has toured the world with "Peter Green's Splinter Group" and worked with James Carr, Larry Garner and Eric Bibb. Alan Glen is acknowledged as one of the UK's finest harmonica players. He, like Roger, has toured the world as a member of "The Yardbirds". He has also recorded with "Nine Below Zero", "Little Axe", and his own band "The Barcodes"
Chainsaw Dupont: Lake St. Lullaby - Former Junior Wells sideman, Chicago blues guitarist Chainsaw Dupont debuts with his first CD, containing 13 original songs
Mark Furman Band: Clap Along With MFB - Blues-based guitar trio with funk, r&b and reggae rhythms, with some of Philly's best singers as guest artists
Bronco Bob: Everything's Chicken But The Gravy - Hot rockin' blues...mouth watering hot gravy blues
Bronco Bob: The Birds, The Bees, The Blues - Big band sound full horn section featuring the famous uptown horns

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Davey Pattison: Pictures - Blues-Rock with superb vocals and great slide guitar

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Blues On First: Forever Blues - An incendiary mix of British blues, rock n' roll, and Chicago rhythm & blues
Steve Lott Band: If Licks Could Kill - Texas American Blues
Garland Burnette and the Cinders: Big Dog - Retro-rock stylings ranging from blues to rock to R&B, with the diverse background of each individual band member creating a melting pot of sound
Steve Lott: West Texas Refugee - Texas-Style Rhythm and Blues
Woodleg Odd's: Norwegian Wood - Groovin' and soulful Norwegian blues but with elements of rock and pop. All originals

Saturday, November 22, 2003

CNET Networks has announced that it has bought's assets from Vivendi Universal, and indicated that it plans to relaunch a retuned service
Billy Sheets: Please Tell Me Why - Vintage R&B nuggets, featuring soulful vocals, greasy horns, and stinging guitar
Carla Brownlee: Hurricane Carla - She's a tenor saxophonist with a big mouth-watering 50's rockin' blues style and a vocalist with a jazzy, bluesy swing
Burton Jespersen: The Ride - Rockin'Rhythm and Bluezeee Americana
Various: Texas Guitar Slingers - The best Texas guitarists ranging from classical and jazz to rock and blues
The 7th Annual Maple Blues Awards Nominations (2003) - The Maple Blues Awards are presented in association with CBC Radio's Saturday Night Blues, the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, the Montreal Blues Society, the Ottawa Blues Society, and the Thunder Bay Blues Society

Friday, November 21, 2003

Two CDs from Governor Davis & The Blues Ambassadors: I Am The Governor and Live - Davis and his three bandmates serve up thick, meaty slabs of the blues, steaming and funky like a BBQ picnic on the Fourth of July
Various: Blues For Kids' Sake - Multiple blues styles such as electric blues, folk blues, country blues, swing blues, Chicago blues and Texas blues

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Kathleen Cairns and Tattoo Blue: What's Left Don't Feel Right - Powerful vocals that range from soft and cool, to blast of furnace tempered blues
For sale at e-bay: 200 High Quality Sound Original Historical Early Blues Recordings. Digitally Demastered. Includes 40-page Booklet with extensive liner notes and historical photos. Featuring: Skip James, Bessie Smith, Mississippi John Hurt, Mary Johnson and many others

Monday, November 17, 2003

Doug Rott: Lasting Storm - Blues Rock compilation album
Strange Brew: Blues Cauldron - Cool modern blues with a rock edge
The Yanks: Deep Wood - Fresh blues based songs written and performed by three distinctively different guitarist/songwriters, combined with a rock and roll rhythm section. A refreshing blend of melody and lyric, weaving guitar work, and power rhythms

Sunday, November 16, 2003

Teeny Tucker: First Class Woman - The Real Deal Blues by a Bona Fide New Star

Saturday, November 15, 2003

Smokestack Lightnin' Blues Radio is currently web-casting for your listening pleasure its newest 3 hour Blues Special (#0439 -recorded 10/13/03). The internet version of Smokestack Lightnin' is now comprised of selected sets digitally recorded during our live broadcasts on WUCF 89.9FM in Orlando
There will be a remote broadcast of the great Coco Montoya from the PowerHouse Pub in Folsom, CA on Saturday November 15th. The show, OnTheRoadLIVE!, will air on community radio KVMR FM from 8-11 PM on the physical signal of 89.5 FM Nevada City in Central California and also on the internet at
Pack Your Bags & Head To Memphis! for The Blues Foundation's BluesFirst - January 29-31, 2004 - BluesFirst is dedicated to the men and women who always put the Blues First! The Conference for Blues Societies and Fans from around the world
Lello Panico & The Fritz Gang: Out of the Blue - Contemporary electric blues; paying homage to some of their favorite 'greats' from Albert Collins to the Beatles. More than half of the songs on the disc are original
Michael "Blind-Dog" Gatewood: I Hear The Blues Callin' And The Devil Is Near! - one man band, live direct to master, acoustic blues

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Larry and the Bluescasters: The Same Fifty - Guitar and piano-driven blues leaning toward the styles of the 50s and 60s, but with a modern twist

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Dave Bell: Feeling Blue - Guitar based blues instrumentals, various styles from slow, minor key blues to jazzy, uptempo shuffles
Travis & The FlameKats: Zoo Bar Blues - Dynamic Blues Live From The World Famous Zoo Bar
OK Sisters Band: The Girls Are Alright - This cd is a cross of blues and rock. Acoustic with a funk groove
Jennifer B & the Groove Kings: Checkin' In - Soul Drenched blend of Blues, R&B, and Roots Rock that makes you want to jump out of your chair and shout

Monday, November 10, 2003

Giles: Coming Home - 'happening' blues and crossover, original and fresh

Saturday, November 08, 2003

Leslie West: Blues To Die For - released October 7, 2003
Robben Ford: Keep On Running - personnel includes: Robben Ford (vocals, guitar); Mavis Staples (vocals); Edgar Winter (baritone saxophone); Ivan Neville (electric piano, organ, background vocals); Siedah Garret (background vocals).
Toni Price: Born To Be Blue - released Oct 21, 2003
Jonny Lang: Long Time Coming - this is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files
Billy Goodman: Blues - Essentially a solo CD of blues classics written in the late 1920s with Billy on vocals and lots of slide guitar on his old strat and fingerpicking on his old Gibson acoustic
Dave Hannon & Band: Blues Canon - Contemporary, laid back, all original East Coast blues with a jazz aesthetic, incorporating elements of Chicago, New Orleans, and Texas blues

Thursday, November 06, 2003

Ladell Mclin and the Lazy Americans: Live At The Bamboo Room - A hip hypnotic attact on rock & blues with soul & passion that is real & cries out to you. Ladell is the subject of the featured article in August 2003 Blues issue of JAZZIZ magazine

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Robin Kenyatta: Cool Blue - Funky Blues; hot and jazzy, featuring smart, proud saxophone lines that take the mind to another place

Tuesday, November 04, 2003

George Kelly: Lucid Intervals - Bluesy stuff, soulful stuff, jazzy stuff, funky stuff. American music, made in Detroit. All original
Tommy Shannon's new website is now online. It contains many previously unreleased photos of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tommy, Chris Layton and others from Tommy's personal collection, and much more...
Eileen Joyce: No More Blue Tears - You will be seduced by this singer, songwriter's velvet tones and ability to belt out funky blues as she takes you on a journey of blues based music with and energentic sense of soul, funk pop and jazz
Wrestlin' With Jimmy: Living in a Funny World - Blues based rock n' roll with a touch of our mountain trailer livin', dog-done-runaway roots

Monday, November 03, 2003

Grand Marquis: Le Chant Du Diable Bleu - It's old-school jump blues, rockabilly and fiery jazz balled up into one big hit of red hot Rhythm 'n' Roll. Original music that jumps and swings, while also venturing into moodier material. Recorded live in studio
Josh White Jr.: Live - a blues master with a totally unique style
Burton Gaar: Home Of The Blues - Contemporary Soul/Blues
Jerry Henry Band: Rockin' The Blues - Electric Blues with a hint of Texas twang, a pinch of rockabilly stomp. If you crave the sound of a Stratocaster played with authority, this CD will leave you wanting more
Mary Flower: Ragtime Gal - upbeat, bluesy, raggy instrumentals with tuba and washboard, swing with clarinet and string bass

Saturday, November 01, 2003

Sam Taylor: BluzMan - 1995 release
Sam Taylor: Blue Tears - Whether it's the devil's music or the Lord's. Sam's soul-drenched voice and guitar are honest and moving. It's the blues, and Sam is the "Bluzman"
Sam Taylor: Desert Soul - Down and dirty, hot, smoking blues album
Sam Taylor: Keep The Blues Alive - A down and dirty, smokin' blues album that drives that blues right into the soul