Michael Lee Ammons and The Water Street Hot Shots “I Know You Rider” from Live From Water Street (Perkatone Records 2011) —live from Sheboygan, Wisconsin - it's fun to say Sheboygan, go ahead, try it! this is an old-timey roots band, in the same ballpark as St. Louis' Pik'n Lik'n.Buy it!
Pokey LaFarge “Central Time” from Live at KDHX 5/29/13 (KDHX 2013) N L —my favorite versoin of this tune...joyously loose...the music is actually only 3 minutes long, as there's 1/2 a minute of talking at the end of the cut.Buy it!
Miss Jubilee “DINAH” from miss jubilee (self 2013) —St. Louis' own...one of the very hardest working bands around, and sounding mighty fine.Buy it!
Lynn August “Blind Man” from Creole Cruiser (Black Top 1992) —from the Bobby Bland songbook, written by Joe Scott (with half the writing credit scammed by Deadric Malone aka Don Robey)Buy it!
Lynn August “You Used To Call Me” from Sauce Piquante (Black Top 1993) —a Clifton Chenier tuneBuy it!
Lynn August “That's Where It's At” from Creole People (Aim Records & Tapes Pty Ltd 1998) —zydeco dancing with Lynn August & The Hot August Knights (I love that band name...very cool.)Buy it!
Bennie Smith “I'm Wondering” from Shook Up (Fedora 2001) —feautures a mostly-St. Louis band...Eric McSpadden, Harry Simon, Tom Maloney, Sharon Foehner, Chuck Walters and Rory Johnson.Buy it!
James Harman's Bamboo Porch “I Can't Stand No More” from Live At Little Village Volume One (Gulf Coast Records 2012) —this cut features James' acoustic trio...others feature acoustic duo, James Harman Band, bamboo porch trio, Bamboo Porch Quartet...you get the picture...FUN!Buy it!
Steve Cohen with Pete Roller “What Is It About Love” from Duo Personality (KANIE Records 1997) —Wisconsin artist; Steve sings and plays 2nd guitar on this cut, with Pete on 1st guitar. Steve is also a trememdous harmonica player.Buy it!
Short Stuff “I Made A Mistake” from What Time Is It (Made Ya Look Records 2001) —Wisconsin band, featuring Jim Liban and Junior BrantleyBuy it!
Milwaukee Slim “Miss R.J.” from Lemmon Avenue (Blue Loon Records 1995) —Angelo "Milwaukee Slim" Chambers wasn't from Wisconsin at all. Sonny Boy II gave him that nickname while on the road somewhere and it stuck. Mr. Chambers spent the last couple decades of his music career deeply embeddded into the Minneapolis blues sceneBuy it!
Rufus Thomas “Can't Ever Let You Go” from Just Because I'm Leavin'... (Segue Records 2005) —a batch of really nice tracks recorded in 1990-91, when Rufus was well into his 70s.Buy it!
Wilson Pickett “Mini-Skirt Minnie” from A Man And A Half: The Best Of Wilson Pickett (Rhino 1992) —this thing cooks! Recorded at FAME studios in 1968....Buy it!
Sam & Dave “Still Is The Night” from The Best of Sam & Dave (Atlantic 1987) —recorded in April of 1968Buy it!
Otis Redding “Tell The Truth” from Dreams to Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology (Rhino 1998) —Otis, along with pilot Richard Fraser, drummer Matthew Kelly, lead guitarist of the Bar-Kays Jimmy King, tenor saxophonist Phalon Jones, organist Ronnie Caldwell and drummer Carl Cunningham, died in Dec 1967 in a plane crash near Madison, Wisconsin. BenBuy it!
Booker T. & the MGs “Consumption” from Booker T. and The MGs/The Mar-Keys Stax Instrumentals (Fantasy 2003) —whoo!Buy it!
Paul Black “The Last Time” from King Dollar (House of Blues 1996) —a very cool Wisconsin artist, and one of the best single dollars I've ever spent on a CD!Buy it!
Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles “Open Up Your Back Door” from Diamonds In the Dark (Sugar Hill Records www.sugarhillrecords.com 2007) —here's some bluesy swagger for ya. Wake up!Buy it!
Matt Hill and the Deep Fryed 2 “Down The Line” from Tappin' that Thang (Deep Fryed/VizzTone 2012)Buy it!
Billy Flynn “Pickin 6-a Go-go” from Blues Drive, Vol. 2 (Land O' Blues 2009) —Billy's from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and is one of the deepest, most talented players you'll find - anywhere. My version of "Blues Drive" is a 2 CD release.Buy it!
The Jim Liban Blues Trio “I'm A Selfish Man” from Hot Tongue And Cold Shoulder (Romie Records/Jim Liban 2004) —a fine non-dairy Wisconsis product featuring the talents of Jim Liban, Perry Weber and Jimi Schutte.Buy it!
James Solberg “Bubba's Boogie” from L.A. Blues (Ruf www.rufrecords.de 1998) —yep, another Wisconsin artist (also non-dairy). L.A. in the album title referes to Luther Allison, who was a great friend of Solberg's. Solberg's band also served as Allison's band. The guys were tight.Buy it!
Roy Head “When I Marry Sunshine” from Treat Her Right The Best Of Roy Head (Varese Sarabande 1995) —Roy Head and The Traits, circa 1965-66. This cut was previously unrleased when the CD came out back in 1995.Buy it!
Clarence Carter “The Road Of Love” from Snatching It Back: The Best of Clarence Carter (Atlantic 2005) —This is what I'm talkin' about - good stuff! This was recorded in Muscle Shoals back in 1967, and rose to #2 R&B and #6 Pop. Also, Shreveport band The Bluebirds have recorded a very nice, if slighty swamified, version of this great track.Buy it!
Jr. Walker & The All Stars “Satan's Blues” from The Ultimate Collection (Motown 1997) —recorded for Motown subsidiary "Soul Records" in 1964Buy it!
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