Harmonica Slim & Hosea Leavy “Cold Tacos and Warm Beer” (Fedora 2000) —must mean East Side Slim is piloting the KDHX mothership! Best look out below!Buy it!
SOULARD BLUES BAND “909” from The Soulard Blues Band (King Solomon Records 1981) L —the 1st album, featuring Rondo and also John McHenry?!?! They all look so young....Buy it!
Bobby Parker “Fast Train” from Bent Out of Shape (Black Top 1993) —Bobby passes away a few weeks ago...he was an unusual guitarist in that he composed all his songs on Bass Guitar...basically built his tunes around the rhythms. No wonder I like his stuff!Buy it!
FONTELLA BASS “Who You Gonna Blame” from Now That I Found A Good Thing (Jewel Records 1996) L —this is an Oliver Sain composition, as were many, many of Ms. Bass' tunes.Buy it!
William Bell “Eloise (Hang on in there)” from The Soul of a Bell (stax 1967) —this 1966 cut was written by Bell and Booker Jones. They wrote quite a few songs together in Stax's early period.Buy it!
The Four Sonics “It Takes Two” from Looking For My Baby Soul Treasures From The Vaults Of Amy Mala Bell (Sundazed 2003) —originally released as Sport 110 (out of Detroit) way back in 1967.Buy it!
The Holmes Brothers “Run Myself Out Of Town” from Simple Truths (Alligator Records 2004) —The band takes a whack at Bruce Channel's hit...and score a solid hit with it!Buy it!
The Bottoms Up Blues Gang “First Of May” from Handle It (The Bottoms Up Blues Gang 2010) L —a typical BUBG effort, whether live or in-studio, featuring loads of guest players.Buy it!
Tad Walters “Country Girl” from na (NA url 2012) —this is one from my private stash...I need to keep bugging Tad about writing more material so he has enough for an entire album. He's a talented young blues cat.Buy it!
Grand Marquis “Every Day's The Same” from Blues And Trouble (Grand Marquis 2013) —the Grand Marquis have that 'straight-from-the-Kansas City-speakeasy' sound while injecting a vibrant relevance into their brand of hot swinging jazz & jumping bluesBuy it!
The Superstions “Steady” from Leave All Blades And Pistols At The Door (Conjure Root Records 2005) —Steady is a semi-famous blues instrumental associated with Jerry McCain.Buy it!
Bill Jennings and Jack McDuff “Alexandria, Virginia” from Glide On Legends of Acid Jazz (Bill Jennings and Jack McDuff) (Prestige 1999) —Jennings was one of the swingingest guitarists from the 50s and 60s, working that area where blues and jazz blend and blur.Buy it!
Boogaloo Joe Jones “No Way” from Legends Of Acid Jazz (Fantasy 1998) —"No Way" is a Boogaloo Jones composition.Buy it!
Marion James & The Hypnotics “That's My Man” from Marion James & The Hypnotics (Appaloosa Records 1994) —Marion is the matriarch of Nashville rhythm and bluesBuy it!
John Primer and Bob Corritore “Cairo Blues” from Knockin' Around These Blues (Delta Groove Music www.deltagroovemusic.com 2013) N —this cut also features Billy Flynn and the cd features Barrelhouse Chuck on piano.Buy it!
SOULARD BLUES BAND “Stumble” from In The Soulyard (KING SOLOMON Self 1995) L —the cut is a feature for the fine guitar work of Tom Maloney.Buy it!
Bluesiana “Love's Parody” from bluesiana II (Windham Hill Records 1991) —Dr. John has the vocals on this tune composed by band drummer Will Calhoun.Buy it!
Clifton Chenier “Hungry Man Blues” from Clifton Chenier Sings the Blues (Arhoolie 1992) —this cut was recorded in 1977, and features Buckwheat Dural on organ and Paul Senegal on guitar.Buy it!
The Bluerunners “So Long Ago” from The Bluerunners (Island Records 1991) —what a nice swamp rock band these guys were. They may still be playing...I just don't know!Buy it!
Nick Curran and the Nitelifes “Lonesome Whistle Blues” from Doctor Velvet (Blind Pig Records. blindpigrecords.com 2003) —a fine take by Nick on my favorite Freddie King tune.Buy it!
Texas Cannonballs “One Slip” from Texas Cannonballs (self-released 2013) N —this cut was written by and sung by Chris Ruest. the band also features Hector Watt, Preston Hubbard and Jim Starboard.Buy it!
Mike Morgan And Jim Suhler “Objection Over-Ruled” from Let the Dogs Run (Black Top 1994) —Suhler is on vocals here...good ol' Texas blues 'n' roll.Buy it!
Ramsey Lewis and His Gentle Men of Jazz “Dee's New Blues” from Ramsey Lewis And His Gentle-Men Of Jazz (Fresh Sound Records 2008) —I really dig Ramsey Lewis' music...the blues root is strong. This cut was originally recorded for "Ramsey Lewis and His Gentlemen of Swing" LP for Argo in 1957. This cut was written by bass player Eldee Young.Buy it!
The Horace Silver Quintet “Horace-Scope” (Blue Note Records 2006) —recorded in 1960 at the Van Gelder studios...you know it's going to sound great, then.Buy it!
Rob Paparozzi “Strange Brew” from Etruscan Soul (Honeydrippers Records 2009) —Rob is one of the better harmonica players working today, and is based in the NYC area. He's also a top-shelf vocalist.Buy it!
Little Walter “Crazy Legs” from Confessin' the Blues (MCA 1996) —some Latin beat from Little Walter.Buy it!
Billy Watson And His International Silverstring Submarine Band “Big Black Train” from 9 Lives (Lil' Snick 2013) N —subtitled "Madcap Blues Harmonica". Yep, that pretty accurate...but all the same Watson is a talented player (he just likes to yuck it up a little bit.)Buy it!
SOULARD BLUES BAND “Pico” from Trickle Down Blues (self 2003) —Here's the band's take on a Lowell Fulson instrumental from Lowell's Chess days. John Mondin and Bob Kamoske on guitars..Kamoske is heading to the IBCs in January representing the St. Louis Blues Society in the solo/duo category.Buy it!
Bobby Womack “Come L'Amore” from Everything's Gonna Be Alright The American Singles 1967-76 (Charly 2013) N —a 1972 released recorded for the United Artists label.Buy it!
Tony Toni Toné “Thinking Of You” from House Of Music (Mercury 1996) —the guys are in full-on Al Green mode on this cut. Good stuff!Buy it!
Jr. Walker & The All Stars “Walk In The Night” from The Ultimate Collection: Junior Walker & The All Stars (Motown 1997) —released on Walker's 1972 LP "Moody Junior".Buy it!
Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets Featuring Sam Myers “I Want A Wife” from Tell Me What I want To Hear (Black Top 1991) —Sam's head is hard as a GOAT...yes, a goat.Buy it!
Johnnie Johnson “That'll Work” from Blues Live From The Mountain Stage (Blue Plate Music www.ohboy.com 1995) L —Steve Ferguson on guitarBuy it!
Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra “Walkin'” from Live At Dizzy's (Artist 2002) —partial play....a bunch of San Diego musicians having a good ol' time.Buy it!
Benjie Porecki “Baptism #2” from Servin' It Up (Severn Records Inc. 1998) —a fine organ and piano player, who has been part of the Severn Records house band in the past.Buy it!
Bernard Purdie “Purdie Good” from Legends of Acid Jazz (Prestige 1996) —recorded in 1971 by Rudy Van Gelder, and originally released on the "Purdie Good!" LP. Harold Wheeler is on the electric piano.Buy it!
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