Pete Anderson “Blue Hour” from Working Class (Little Dog Records 1994) —Grammy winning artist Pete Anderson is scheduled to play 2 shows in St. Louis - Fri Oct 18th at BBs Jazz Blues & Soups, then Sat Oct 19th at Blues City DeliBuy it!
Mississippi John Hurt “Stocktime (Buck Dance)” from The Immortal (Vanguard Records vanguardrecords.com 2006) —originally released in 1967Buy it!
Lightnin' Hopkins “My Little Kewpie Doll” from Mojo Hand: The Lightin' Hopkins Anthology (Rhino 1993)Buy it!
Little G. Weevil “Shake It And Break It” from Moving (Apic/VizzTone 2013) N —Hungarian-born blues man who has been based in Atlanta, GA for years - and a very talented cat.Buy it!
Ray Charles “What Am I Living For” from The Complete Country & Western Recordings 1959-1986 (Rhino 1998) —I enjoy Ray's excursions along the country-soul highway, but the amount of his own songwriting credits tailed off considerably coincident with this time frame.Buy it!
Nikka Costa “Love to Love You Less” from Pebble to a Pearl (stax url 2008) —I would LOVE to hear Nikka do more of this sort of thing....she owns this!Buy it!
Johnny Adams “You Can Depend On Me” from Absolutely The Best (Fuel 2000 2002) —this was an unreleased recording from the SSS International archives...why it's wasn't released at the time is a mystery to me. Recorded during Johnny's 2nd stint with SSS Intl which ran from '71-'73.Buy it!
Keith B. Brown “Bad Luck Child” from Delta Soul (Juna Music/Raisin Music 2005)Buy it!
North Mississippi Allstars “Meet Me In The City” from World Boogie Is Coming (Sounds of the South 2013) N —this disc is a heartfelt ode to their Dad (Jim) and to the North Mississippi Hill Country blues. World Boogie, indeed !Buy it!
Tee “Love Life ” from Lights On (Naked Productions 2004) —Tee (Mark T....Mark Thijs) is a talented cat from Belgium. I'll be playing more of this disc in the years to come! I'm hoping to acquire additional albums from Tee, but they are hard to come by in the States.Buy it!
Roy Milton “R.M. Blues” from Roy Milton And His Solid Senders The Legends Of Specialty Series Vol. 1 (Specialty 1990) —L.A.-based Milton was one of the finest bandleaders from the early R&B era, as well as a singing drummer. Camille Howard on piano.Buy it!
Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes “Far Too Late” from Baby Caught The Bus (Vanguard vanguardrecords.com 2013) —new-ish music, and I like it! This was released in Austrialia a couple years prior to being picked up for distribution in the States. Yes, the band is from Oz.Buy it!
Davina and The Vagabonds “Back To Memphis” from Live At the Times (self released 2008) —here's one for Ol' Sidejob. Enjoy!Buy it!
Robert Cray Band “Great Big Old House” from Live At KDHX 14Sep2012 (KDHX 2012) —a powerful performance....truly beautiful stuff right here.Buy it!
Annie Mack “Hey,Hey Mama” from Baptized in the Blues (Annie Mack Music 2013) N —East Side Slim can't recommend this disc highly enough...a wonderful album from a phenomenally inspirational and talented artist. We'll be hearing MUCH more from Annie Mack...this CD is going to get her noticed!Buy it!
JD McPherson “Wolf Teeth” from Signs & Signifiers (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 2012) —the album features Jimmy Sutton and Alex Hall. JD used to be with The Starkweather Boys...they released one CD, be sure to check it out....something about "Archer Street".Buy it!
Brophy Dale “Sittin' N' Rockin'” from Night Hawkin' (Brophy Dale 2008)Buy it!
Don Cavalli “Curtain Call” from Carmela (Lenox Records 2003) —a compilation of rockabilly inspired cuts recorded by this French artist from 1997 thru 1999.Buy it!
Los FabuLocos “Just Because” from Los Fabulocos (DELTA GROOVE PRODUCTIONS 2008) —this is a cover of a Lloyd Price tune...the band features Kid Ramos, as well as Jesus Cuevas, James Barrios and Mike Molina.Buy it!
ROUGH GROOVES featuring Rich McDonough “Sky Is Crying” from Live At KDHX 02Apr2007 (KDHX 2007) L —one of St. Louis' finest bands, featuring one of the country's finest blues guitarists in Rich McDonough.Buy it!
Rusty Roots “I've Grown” from Electrified (Naked Productions 2008) —another band from Belgium (Tee)... there's great blues and roots music coming out of Europe these days. The 2 bands played today only scratch the surface of all the cool music that's being made.Buy it!
BOBBY BLAND “36-22-36” from The Anthology (MCA 2001) —my favorite Bland cut of all time...and yes, the title refers to what you think it does. ;-)Buy it!
Mink Deville “Soul Twist” from Cadillac Walk The Mink DeVille Collection (CAPITOL 2001) —Willy DeVille, from his '78 album Return To MagentaBuy it!
Charles Earland “Organyk Groove” from The Mighty Burner The Best Of His Highnote Recordings (highnote 2004) —originally released on the Slammin' & Jammin' LP. Recorded by the man - I say, The Man - Mr. Rudy Van Gelder in 1997.Buy it!
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