The Wilhelms “River Of Love” from Film at 11 (Perdition 2013) L —new music from the partnership of Rough Shop's Andy Ploof and John Wendland.Buy it!
ROBERT WILKINS “That's No Way To Get Along” from The Original Rolling Stone (Yazoo Records 1989) —this cd has been re-released, possibly per 2006. Robert became the Reverend Robert Wilkins, and his playing skills continued to hone themselves well into his 70s. He was one of the finest blues & gospel pickers, ever!Buy it!
John Mooney “Heaven Sittin' Down” from Live at KDHX 8-19-10 (KDHX www.kdhx.org 2010) —recorded live at the Magnolia studios...John played a show later that evening at The Gramophone, with KDHX's Andy Coco manning the bass guitar and Benet Schaeffer on drums - a fine show, too (I was lucky enough to have been there.).Buy it!
Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three “Walk Your Way Out of Town” from Live In Holland (Free Dirt Records 2012) LBuy it!
Tennessee Ernie Ford “I Don't Know” from The Best Of Tennessee Ernie Ford 16 Tons Of Boogie (Rhino 1990) —a cover of Willie Mabon tune, cut for Capitol Records in 1953.Buy it!
Asleep at The Wheel “How The West Was Swung” from The Wheel Keeps On Rollin' (CAPITOL 1995)Buy it!
Wayne Hancock “Flatland Boogie” from Swing Time (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2003) —a smokin' live cut from Wayne and band, culled from a couple live dates at The Continental Club in Austin, TX, per 2003.Buy it!
David Egan “Rootbeer Baby” from David Egan (David Egan/Rhonda Sue Records 2013) —David's fine "new-ish" album, he's a noted songwriter - you've heard more songs of his than you have any idea...just recorded by other artists.Buy it!
Eric Lindell “Lullaby for Mercy Ann” from Gulf Coast Highway (Alligator 2009)Buy it!
Marcia Ball “Everybody's Looking for the Same Thing” from Roadside Attractions (Alligator 2011) —Long Tall Marcia Ball....she just keeps getting better...what a great trick that is!!!Buy it!
Joe Liggins and His Honeydrippers “Caravan” from The Shuffle Boogie King (Proper Records 2002) —Joe's brother Jimmy was also a noted musician in post WWII Los Angeles, although a guitarist rather than a pianist like Joe.Buy it!
Brother Woodman And Candy Rivers “Hi Ho Silver” from Straight To Watts: The Central Avenue Scene 1951-54 Vol 1 (Ace 2003) —Something tells me this is NOT the typical Lone Ranger tale....Buy it!
Paul Preston & His Orchestra “THE CHASE” from Central Rocks! The Central Avenue Scene 1951-58, Vol. 2 (Ace Records 2005)Buy it!
Lil' Son Jackson “Gambling Blues” from Texas Blues The Gold Star Sessions (Arhoolie Records 1992) —recording made for Bill Quinn's Gold Star label from 1947 to 1951, all originally issued on 78 rpm discs.Buy it!
Frankie Lee Sims “Well Goodbye Baby” from 4th & Beale And Further South The Ace Blues Masters Volume 2 (Westside 1998) —the cuts on this CD were originally recorded for Jackson, Mississippi's Ace Records label in the 1950s.Buy it!
Mercy Baby “Marked Deck” from 4th & Beale And Further South The Ace Blues Masters Volume 2 (Westside 1998) —Mercy Baby was singer/drummer James (Jimmy) MullinBuy it!
Buddy Flett “Nothin Easy” from Rough Edges (Honeybee/ Fellowship Hall Sound 2013) N —this entire album is a "don't miss this" disc. Great stuff from Buddy, who has emerged from a near-deadly illness to become an artist to be reckoned with. In 2008, Shreveport slide guitarist Buddy Flett suffered a near-fatal bout of viral encephalitis tBuy it!
Imelda May “Psycho” from Mayhem (Decca 2010)Buy it!
Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders “Prayin' For Snow” from Junkyard Rhythm (SlabTown Music Productions 2011) —this boy definitely isn't from 'round these parts....prayin' for snow?!?! Crankshaft is Alex LarsonBuy it!
Deke Dickerson and The Ecco-Fonics “You're My Cadillace with Hadda Brooks” from More Million Sellers (Hightone 1997) R —per request!Buy it!
Annie Mack “Seems Like Sorrow” from Baptized in the Blues (Annie Mack Music 2013) N —here's a new tune from Rochester, Minnesota's Annie Mack - she doesn't like the snow as much as Crankshaft does, though.Buy it!
Little Charlie & The Nightcats “Sugar Daddy Sweet” from Nine Lives (Alligator Records 2005)Buy it!
Frank Muschalle Trio “Rhumba Boogie” from The Frank Muschalle Trio featuring Rusty Zinn (Styx 2002) —this is a fun one!Buy it!
Ted Hawkins “The Good And The Bad” from The Next Hundred Years (Geffen Records, Inc. 1994) —Ted was a pretty amazing cat...this CD is a great entry point to his music, as much of it features band accompaniment.Buy it!
Ike And Tina Turner “I'm Yours (Use Me Any Way You Wanna)” from The Ike and Tina Turner Story 1960-1975 (Time/Life Music 2007) —originally recorded for United Artist and released in 1971.Buy it!
Howlin' Wilf & The Vee-Jays “Wilf's Wobble” from Cry Wilf! (Ace 2006) —This is James Hunter's early band, originally released on the Big Beat label in 1986. James' vocals were in a bit of an embryonic state at this time, but you could hear where he'd be going. This cut is mostly an instrumental and is good fun.Buy it!
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