Rhythm Highways (Music)
Thu Dec 5th 2013 5.00am–7.00am
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DougMacleod “Unmarked Road” (audioquest 1997) —sometimes in life you just have to follow that "unmarked road", but nothing guarantees that the changes will be easy.
The Racky Thomas Band “These Lowdown Blues”
from Last of the Big Spenders (RT Records 1999) —Racky is one of those outstanding artists working regionally, who hasn't been able to break out to a larger audience. He's from the Boston area, and plays harp and guitar in addition to singing and songwriting.
Annie Mack “Fool To Believe”
from Baptized in the Blues (Annie Mack Music 2013) N —I'm almost all the way through Annie's cd, 1 track per week. This album is refreshingly good; Annie and her band are a joy to listen to. It garnered a flattering review in the new issue of Living Blues.
Rue Boogaloo “Creeper”
from Rue Boogaloo (Artist 2012) —a pleasant surprise album from 2012, but unfortunately the band leader (Andy Cornett) passed away just after the release of the CD.
The Nighthawks “Love's So Hard”
from Side Pocket Shot (GENES 1997) —originally released on LP in 1977. This is the original Nighthawk combo, featuring Jimmy Thackery and Mark Wenner, along with Jan Zukowski and Pete Ragusa.
Richard Johnston “That's No Way To Get Along”
from Foot Hill Stomp (FTRC produkshuns 2002) —Richard rose to prominence as a street performer in Memphis, and totally immersed himself in the blues culture of the North Mississippi Hill Country - with a special attachment to Jessie Mae Hemphill.
Slick Ballinger “Mississippi Soul”
from Slick Ballinger Presents Mississippi Soul (Oh Boy Records 2006) —Daniel "Slick" Ballinger skyrocketed to blues fame at a young age, then gave it up to join the church. Not an uncommon story in blues history, eh? (Reminiscent of Rev. Robert Wilkins) Daniel has released at least 1 "gospel" cd under his given name of Da
Patrick Sweany “Corner Closet”
from That Old Southern Drag (Nine Mile Records 2011) —Sweany is unabashadley one of my favorite artists; I consider him a 4-hour artist, meaning it's worth a 4-hour drive to catch one of his shows (especially if he has his own band with him!)
Billy Boy Arnold “Oh! Me! Oh! My! Blues”
from The Walter Davis Project (Electro-fi 2013) —a tribute to a giant of 20th century blues music, Mr. Walter Davis. Davis, a St. Louis artist, recorded over 200 sides during his career. The piano man/mastermind of this project is Christian Rannenberg.
John Ginty “Trinity (feat. Cris Jacobs)”
from Bad News Travels (americanshowplace music 2013) N —John is a talented B-3 player from 'Jersey, and a heckuva good guy. Rich Barta of Chicken Shack Alley conducted an interesting & informative phone-in interview with Ginty a couple months back.
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