Chicken Shack Alley (Music)
Sun Jan 15th 2012 6.00pm–8.00pm
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Johnny Mars “Cash Ain't Nothing” from Mighty Mars (JSP Records 1980) —re-released in 2000Buy it!
Darrell Nulisch “Stop Thinking Take (Start Thinking Give)” from The Whole Truth (Severn 1998)Buy it!
Gene Vincent “Be-Bop-A-Lula” from The Rock 'n' Roll Era - 1956 (Time/Life Music 1987) —For all the Rockabilly lovers out thereBuy it!
Barbara George “(I Know) You Don't Love Me No More” from The Rock 'n' Roll Era - 1962 (Time/Life Music 1987)Buy it!
Renee Austin “Little Bit of Texas” from Dancing With Mr. Blue (Rainbow Records 1997)Buy it!
Larry Garner “Slower Traffic Keep Right” from Once Upon the Blues (Ruf Records 2000)Buy it!
Ruthie Foster “Harder Than the Fall” from The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster (Blue Corn Music 2006)Buy it!
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup “So Glad You're Mine” from Mean Ole Frisco (Collectables 1992) —album was originally cut in 1962 for Bobby Robinson's Fire/Fury labelBuy it!
Willie Dixon “This Pain in My Heart” from The Original Wang Dang Doodle - The Chess Recordings & More (Chess MCA 1995)Buy it!
Eric Noden “River Town” from Midwest Blues (diving duck records 2004) —specializes in pre-war acoustic blues stylesBuy it!
Kenny Neal “Caught in the Jaws of Vice” from Deluxe Edition (Alligator Records 1997)Buy it!
Trent Romens “Material Blues” from Aware (Trent Romens/Raw Folk Records 2011) N Buy it!
Gary Moore “Moving On” from Still Got the Blues (Charisma 1990)Buy it!
Jake Austin & The City Limits “Mississippi” from Country Soul (Jake Austin & The City Limits 2011) N L —not local much longer, as the band is doing well and is moving to Nashville, TN soon.Buy it!
Cyndi Lauper “Shattered Dreams” from To Memphis With Love (Polsar Records 2011) N —cd/dvd set of live recordingsBuy it!
Cyndi Lauper “I Will Follow” from To Memphis With Love (Polsar Records 2011) N —2 from the new CD that is packaged along with the DVD which is very entertainingBuy it!
CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE “Just You, Just Blues” from THE WELL (Alligator Records 2010) —the Well could very well be the strongest release of Charlie's career, especially as he wrote 12 of 13 highly biographical tracks himself and co-wrote the 13th.Buy it!
Little Sonny “Hung Up” from Black & Blue (Enterprise 1992) —Little Sonny is Aaron Willis (out of Detroit), and he was about the only harp player ever to record for the Stax family of labels. This album was originally released in 1971 on Enterprise.Buy it!
Carey Bell “Jawbreaker” from Deep Down (Alligator Records 1995) —Carey was another king of tone, who studied at the should of the man who probably had the best tone ever - Walter Horton.Buy it!
George "Harmonica" Smith “Tight Dress” from Now You Can Talk About Me (BLIND PIG RECORDS blindpigrecords.com 1998) —This song was recorded in 1960, and originally released as a 45 rpm single as by George Allen. Ol' George used a lot of aliases back in the day, but he was the king of chromatic tone and the Godfather of West Coast blues harp.Buy it!
Morry Sochat & The Special 20s “Riot Up in Here” from Eatin' Dirt (Galaxie Records 2008) —Morry works out of Chicago, and is a fantastic younger harp player. His band is named for a line of harmonicas made by Hohner.Buy it!
Billy Watson And His International Silver String Submarine Band “Ice or Coal” from Secret 8 (Lil' Snick 2011) N —Billy is a harp wielding shaman out of San Diego who hasn't forgotten how much fun music is supposed to be - and has the chips to make sure you remember! This CD features the Nathan James Band supporting Billy.Buy it!
Jerry Portnoy “So Slow” from Down In the Mood Room (TinyTown Records 2001) —Jerry was Muddy Waters' harp player through most of the 1970s, but he's kept a low profile the last couple of decades. Jerry is a tone monster!Buy it!
Flávio Guimarães “Jamming with the Nightcats” from Flavio Guimaraes and Friends (Chico Blues Records 2011) N —Flavio is an Argentine player who is a William Clarke acolyte - as well as being one of the finest harp players in the world. This track features him working with rick Estrin & The Nightcats (yep, two harp players). The CD is a must have for all seriouBuy it!
The William Clarke Blues Band “I Had My Fun” from Rockin' the Boat! Recorded Live!! (Watch Dog Records 2011) N —William Clarke and his working band captured live in 1987 originally released on LP on the Rivera Records label. Bill Clarke may be the the most influential "modern day" harp player of them all.Buy it!
Joe Price “La Crosse Fever Blues” from Designated Driver (Trailer-Records 2000)Buy it!
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