Spencer Bohren “Been 'round The World” from Solitaire (Valve Records 2002) —Spencer had a show at The Focal Point on 13Sep. This is a cover of a JOhnny Littlejohn tune.Buy it!
Cephas & Wiggins “Action Man” from Cool Down (Alligator Records 1995)Buy it!
The Charles Burton Blues Band “New York Jump” from Sweet Potato Pie (self 2013) N Buy it!
The Gospel Hummingbirds “I'm Going Home” from Taking Flight (blind pig 1995)Buy it!
Ben Harper and the Blind Boys of Alabama “Where Could I Go” from There Will Be A Light (Virgin Records America 2004) —what a beautiful melody...it gives me chills. This is really a Ben Harper cut, as the Blind Boys of Alabama do not perform on this one.Buy it!
Spencer Taylor & The Highway QC's “Oh How Wonderful” from The Legend (Marxan Records, Inc. 2001)Buy it!
Roy Book Binder “It Coulda Been Worse” from The Good Book (Pegleg Records 2013) N Buy it!
Roy Book Binder “Hacksaw” from The Good Book (Pegleg Records 2013) N —a couple of cuts from Roy's new album.Buy it!
Eric Bibb “If You Were Not My Woman” from Troubadour Live (feat. Staffan Astner) (Telarc 2011)Buy it!
Stringbean and the Stalkers “A Nice Way of Closing” from Little Monster (Blues Leaf) —Stringbean is Ken Sorensen..vocals, harmonica, acoustic guitar. He's a New Jersey cat.Buy it!
The Mannish Boys “Hey now” from Shake for Me (Delta Groove 2010) —this track features Kirk Fletcher, Fred Kaplan, Willie J. Campbell, Jimi Bott and the horns of Woody Woodford and Lee Thornburg.Buy it!
Don Cavalli “Garden of Love” from Temperamental (A Rag 2013) N —made in France! Don's a quirky, slightly eccentric artist who does he own thing...and it's a good thing he does.Buy it!
Lurrie Bell “Blues in my soul” from Blues In My Soul (Delmark 2013) N Buy it!
Titus Turner “People Sure Act Funny” from Soulville (Collectables 1989) —...a Bobby Robinson product...I think this is the original version from 1962 on Enjoy, rather than the 1968 Josie release. I think.Buy it!
Grandpa Elliott “Fannie Mae (feat. Playing for Change Band) [Live]” from Sugar Sweet (Playing for Change/Concord Music 2009) —Elliott Small..."discovered as a street performer in New Orleans, although he had been doing that for decades by the time the Playing For Changes folks got hold of him.Buy it!
Ruthie Foster “Stone Love” from Live At Antone's (Blue Corn Music 2011)Buy it!
Ike And Tina Turner “Nutbush City Limits” from The Ike and Tina Turner Story 1960-1975 (Time/Life Music 2007) —3 CD set, with the 3rd disc being live cutsBuy it!
Barrence Whitfield & the Savages “Bread” from Dig Thy Savage Soul (Bloodshot 2013) N Buy it!
Sarah Borges “Six feet Deep” from Silver City (Blue Corn Music 2005) —this woman has passion!Buy it!
Girls Guns & Glory “Sweet Nothings” (Lonesome Day www.lonesomeday.com 2011)Buy it!
Steve Guyger “Hey Little baby” from Radio Blues (Severn Records Inc. 2008)Buy it!
Robert Cray Band “Side Dish” from Live At KDHX Volume 11 (KDHX www.kdhx.org 2013) N —recorded live at the Magnolia St. studios on 14-Sep-2012Buy it!
Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials “Great Love” from na (Alligator 2012) —released as a bonus song to the Jump Start CD, available only via digital download.Buy it!
Wilson Pickett “I Found a Love - Part I” from The Very Best Of Wilson Pickett (Rhino 1993) —a throwback to his "Falcons" days, as Pickett re-recorded The Falcons tune in 1967...this has to be Robert Ward on guitar, and if it isn't it's someone doing their best to SOUND like Robert Ward and his magnatone sound.Buy it!
Otis Clay “I Love You, I Need You” from The Best Of Otis Clay The Hi Records Years (THE RIGHT STUFF 1996) —listen to Clay SING this thing, and also listen closely to the organ work.Buy it!
Lloyd Glenn “Ugh” from 1951-1952 (Classics)Buy it!
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