Saturday, February 26, 2005

Yardbirds/Downliners Sect: Live In London/Burning Snow

A nifty 2fer. The Yardbirds recorded live in 1992 at the famed '100 Club' in London performing all the hits and a nice blues interlude with drummer Jim McCarty paying tribute to former Yardbird Eric Clapton with a rendering of 'Sitting On Top' of the world. 'Burning Snow' captures 'The Downliners Sect' in a blazing R&B set orignally heard broadcast over Radio Sweden
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Josh Rocha: Every Day Above Ground Is a Good One

A hip mix of blues, rock, r&b, country, jazz, pop & virtuosic guitar playing
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Drawing from their wide influences, ROUNDHOUSE presents a celebration of all things BLUES. Drawing from New Orleans funk and blues, Chicago blues, 1940's swing, and even country blues, ROUNDHOUSE provides a collection of tunes guaranteed to make you want to tap those feet and shake that tail feather
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Michelle Parsons: Uncover Me

This album is an upbeat, feisty blues/rock experience, guiding the listener through the trials and tribulations of relationships gone wrong, it also doesn't hurt that Parsons delivers an Etheridge-esk performance giving the album a very earthy feel
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The Matthew Skoller Band: These Kind Of Blues

Very original, emotional, harmonica driven, traditional electric Chicago blues dressed in a beautiful contemporary wardrobe
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Jimmy Carslake: Blues On The Rocks

This West Coast/Las Vegas production mingles the influences of traditional blues with British blues (Clapton, Stewart, Page etc.) Traditional blues shuffles, some good ole Rock & Roll, a couple of "Cry in your beer" and "what am I gonna do blues" tracks
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Jerry and The StageHogs

This exciting firt release by Jerry and The StageHogs is a CD that contains 7 Kick Ass original songs with extra featured hits by Lowell Fulson, and Howlin' Wolf. It's a mixture of Rock, Funk, Blues and Ballads
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Sugar Mama UK and Richard Hunter: All You Good People

Acoustic country blues, brilliant guitar and harmonica
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Lil' Davy Max: Livin' Drivin' & Playin' the blues!!

With over 35 years playing and singing the blues behind him Lil' Davy offers these original Chicago style blues with vocals that stir the soul, harp with such Holy Grail tone and feel and biting ass kickin' guitar licks
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Paul Mayasich with Benderheads: Times is Hard

Seven original songs supported by three covers by Lightning Hopkins, Ry Cooder and Alfred Reed. The full spectrum of blues is covered on this record from gospel-tinged works to gut-wrenching slow blues. A little reggae, ballads, jazz and funky blues. Slide guitar heaven!! Surely something for everyone
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Mary Flower: Honey From The Comb

Acoustic fingerstyle blues and ragtime, guitar and lap slide guitar, gutsy and strong with vocals
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Jordan Lee: Mississippi Delta Frog Pond Blues

Acoustic blues guitar flashback / Eric Clapton meets BB King style blues, 5-song collection. The Frog Song is here, an authentic perspective for living life in the green without any green. In memory of all our amphibian friends who recently croaked...
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Thursday, February 24, 2005

Chickenhouse: Wild Child

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Joey Love: Good Phone

Smooth, Texas Blues & Rock with a blend of Funk, R&B and Zydeco
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Mitch Kashmar With Jr. Watson: Nickels & Dimes

Powerfully soulful vocals, incendiary harp, and great original songwriting from one of the west coast blues scene's strongest performers
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The Hollywood Blue Flames: Soul Sanctuary

The legendary Hollywood Fats band is back; a tasty mix of Chicago blues grit and west coast sophistication from the originators of the style - now with guitarist Kirk Fletcher
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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Thom Palmer Band: Slip On Outta' Sight

Always looking to fill your soul with all the elements of great Blues, TPB mixes New Orleans Jazz, Memphis Soul, a bevy of Funk and a few parts Rock-N-Roll to give you a unique experience
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Hooker: Living in the blues

It's been 5 years since Hooker's full-length album "Blues Leave Me Alone". Out of the roughly 120 concerts per year Hooker has been playing since then, the best cuts have been chosen for this long awaited Live mini-album! The album that's gonna shake the Tokyo live blues scene
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Mark Searcy: Like Father, Like Son

Texas based Mark Searcy's debut features powerful slide & resonator guitar work with respect to, but not bounded by blues tradition
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Glen Pearson

The main dish is a good portion of upbeat blues with a hint of funk, followed with a slice of rock&roll and a smidgeon of country
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Geneva Red & The Roadsters: Gettin' Cocky

"Blues fans who like harp, solid vocals, and an original playlist that spans the history of the form will enjoy Geneva Red & The Roadsters." - Living Blues Magazine
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The Marvin Sewell Group: The Worker's Dance

A New York based group. A rootsy group that hits Jazz, Blues, World, Folk, and R&B without being all over the place
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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Angel Rissoff: Where Have You Been

A mix of classic and original Rhythm&Blues, Soul, Blues with a nod to the group Harmony sound
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Sunshine Hahn: Truth Be Told

This woman's rich voice and tasteful guitar work are on a level with peers twice her experience and often solicits admiration from many veterans of the Blues. Hahn shows the deepest respect for the tradition and heritage of the Blues, paying homage to artists such as Leadbelly, Son House, Skip James, Memphis Minnie, and Jesse Mae Hemphill, to name a few. Hahn holds a conviction to keep the integrity of these pioneers' art form intact, and prefers to accompany herself on acoustic guitar versus using a full electric band
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Li'l Ronnie and the Grand Dukes: do what'cha do

Hot 50's postwar traditional blues with a contemporary twist
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Stefan George: Songs from the Loser's Bar

Original Acoustic Blues and Folk Americana
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Doc Simons

Rootsy, Bluesey, Country-Rockey, Memphis and Wood- stock from a guitar/harp/mandolin player who started as a sideman on Jerry Jeff Walker's "L.A.Freeway" in '72
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Saturday, February 19, 2005

Bigdez: Night after night

Recorded in Austin, Texas in November 2004. We'll find some pretty cool guests once again. Preston Hubbard (Fabulous Thunderbird), Mike Cross, "Sax" Gordon Beadle (Roomfull of Blues), Tommy Robinson (Killer Bees), Nico Leophonte (Chris Duarte Group). Check it out
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Carnes and The Heaters

Carnes & The Heaters probably could best be described as a variety/blues band . Their repertoire includes soul, rock, ballads, standards and of course Blues. Their versatility is a unique ability to mix music from different genres and timeframes into expressions that are both contemporary and timeless. And their fans and followers love it
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Mike Clark: Clarkology

A country-fied prairie hybrid of blues and jazz. Featuring Ian Tyson, Amos Garrett and Johnny V
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The John Earl Walker Band: Little Miss Perfect

"Walker has re-surfaced with a vengeance on "Little Miss Perfect".The band which includes a talented lineup of veterans really pumps up the energy on this one! Walkers guitar work is agressive and his tone nasty. This is definitely a recording that you will want to play at window shaking volume level. This is some execellent rockin blues and another recording that all you ax-aholics will want to own!" Tom Branson -
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Thursday, February 17, 2005

Chainsaw Dupont: Bourbon St. Breakdown

Souped-up blues with a traditional foundation but a modern, eclectic feel; this record has a Louisiana feel
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Emilio Garcia: Ultrablues

Emilio Garcia's hard driving electric guitar is on fire in this instrumental blues/rock album with a touch of Jazz and acoustic Latin influences
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Exeter Blues Groove: Let It Flow

Exeter Blues Groove are a duo playing deep blues with a sound forged from sonic slide guitar,fat and fuzzy harmonica and swampy drum grooves
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Hollywood Combo

Jump, Blues, early R&B and Rock'n'Roll served up hot and swingin'..... with special guests Hunter Hancock, Big Jay McNeely, Carl Sonny Leyland, and the Lonely Blue Boys. An all-star cast of the best of LA's roots scene
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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Texas Slim: I Have Arrived

His name says a lot "Texas" Slim. Born and raised in Dallas,TX Slim throws down a Texas Styled blues that gets right to the heart. Soulful, sweet and sometimes rockin' this disc is one to wear your CD player out
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Bill C Ireton: Credit Card Blues

Eclectic mixture of guitar-driven contemporary funk, blues, and jazz arrangements
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Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Hiromu: Radical Fable
Intense guitar sound from Japan
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United Jersey Blues Network: Red Hot Blues
The United Jersey Blues Network (UJBN) is a 501 C "not for profit" organization, focusing on advancement, education and promotion of Blues music in New Jersey. UJBN and Silk City Records have produced a compilation CD featuring 14 of the best artists from New Jersey and reflects the enormous depth and breath of the NJ area's Blues talent
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Johnny Williams: Volume 1
Blues Vocals with a couple of nice ballads with lush (real) string arrangement
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Saturday, February 12, 2005

Steve Gannon Band: 52 Ford
American blues n' roots music played by a British guitarist living in Oakland California
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Unckle Eddie: Party Tonight
This artist bring on a unique style with a mixture of blues, r&b, southern soul, pop and a sound just below hip hop with a touch of New Orleans
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Nate Myers & The Aces: The Lonesome Plowboy
Harmonica driven music based in blues and roots styles
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Chic Street Man: Sidewinder
Acoustic, urban and bluesy
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Friday, February 11, 2005

Steve Krase & The In Crowd: Easy Livin
Winners of the "Best Unsigned Blues Band" in Houston Texas in 2004. Steve Krase leads with powerful vocals and screaming harmonica! Guitar wizard James Henry lights a fire that just gets hotter! The CD also features the legendary keyboardist, Robert "Pee Wee" Stephens, guitarist Doug Black. The rhythm section of drummer Brian "Cannon" Kinnear, and Mr "Spare Time" Murray on Bass create a well defined pocket of rhythm that enables Krase and Henry to perform daring acts of musical heroism on their respective instruments
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Steve Gannon Band: Oaktown
American blues 'n' roots music by a British guitar-player living in Oakland, California
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Snapper: Born In The Ghetto
Snapper Mitchun is originally from Chicago. He has played bass behind blues and rock favorites such as Buddy Guy, Jr. Wells, Johnny Dollar, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Koko Taylor, and Muddy Waters. He has also performed with A.C. Reed, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert Collins, Paul Butterfield, John Mayall, Little Willie John, John Littlejohn and many others. He also played on the Grammy nominated album "Blues Deluxe"
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Whitey Johnson
The blues that we all could use
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Thursday, February 10, 2005

Juno Awards Blues Album of the Year

The nominees for this years Juno Awards Blues Album of the Year are:
Fresh Horses: Jim Byrnes
No One To Blame: Rita Chiarelli
Come On In: Downchild
Soap Bars & Dog Ears: The Jimmy Bowskill Band
I'm Just a Man: Garrett Mason
Winners announced April 3, 2005
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The Michael Barclay Blues Band: Soul Patch
Contemporary blues. Michael has shared the stage with Robben Ford; Delbert McClinton; Roy Rogers; Joe Louis Walker; John Mayall; Roy Buchanan; Nick Gravenites; Mark Naftalin; Etta James; Ronnie Earl; Elvin Bishop; Coco Montoya; James Armstrong; Johnnie Johnson; Norton Buffalo
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Steve Hall: Hallways
Electric blues, guitar based with keyboards & jazz and rock influences
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