Harmonica Slim & Hosea Leavy “Cold Tacos and Warm Beer” (Fedora 2000) —You know that sound...East Side Slim is slippin' around!Buy it!
The Fieldstones “Saddle Up My Pony” from Memphis Blues Today! (Hightone 1997) —originally released on LP in 1983; longstanding band out of Memphis...held a place there not unlike the Soulard Blues Band does in St. Louis.Buy it!
Johnny Adams “Georgia Morning Dew” from Absolutely The Best (Fuel 2000 2002) —SSS International 797 from 1969 - or thereabouts. SSS was a label run by Shelby Singleton, noted for his work in the Country field. But, he recorded a lot of other material, much for labels on the smaller side.Buy it!
Honey Coleman “Daddy, Why Did You Leave Me?” from Cool Daddy: The Central Avenue Scene 1951-1957 Volume 3 (Ace Records 2006) —Combo Records release #3, 1951Buy it!
Betty Hall Jones “Goin' Back To Town (I'm Gonna Leave You On the Outskirts of Town)” from Cool Daddy: The Central Avenue Scene 1951-1957 Volume 3 (Ace Records 2006) —Combo Records 10, 1952.Buy it!
Jake Porter “Slowly Go Out of Your Mind featuring Dorothy Ellis” from Straight To Watts: The Central Avenue Scene 1951-54 Volume 1 (Ace 2003) —Combo Records #1; 1951. Combo Records was Jake Porter's label.Buy it!
Rising Sons “Corrin, Corrina” from Rising Sons featuring Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder (Columbia 1992) —this song is one of my favorite recordings of all-time. To me, it's one of those perfect tunes. And with Taj, Ry and Jessie Ed Davis, it ought to be!Buy it!
SOULARD BLUES BAND “Key To The Highway” from Alive at Joe's Cafe (King Solomon Records 2008) L —the band at the time consisted of Artie (of course), the welterweight R&B champion in Marty Abdullah, the drum doctor Kirk Grice, Tom Maloney and Bob Bumble Bee Kamoske. Brian Casserly's trumpet was added later-on in the studio.Buy it!
Trickbag “I Tried to Warn You” from Tailor-Made (Magic 2006) N —one of the top band's in Europe, happening to be from Sweden. Gene Taylor is guesting on piano on this cut, as well as a handful of others.Buy it!
Lee Sankey “I Don't Like My Way Of Living” from My Day Is Just Beginning (Artist 1997) —Lee isn't the singer, he is the harp player and wrote all the songs. David Midgen is the vocalist.Buy it!
Lloyd Glenn “Love For Sale” from The Chronological Lloyd Glenn 1954-1957 (Classics Records 2008) —one of my favorite pianists and artist, period. Mr. Glenn was a mainstay of the L.A. blues & jazz scenes for several decades.Buy it!
Gary Primich “Jenny Brown” from Mr. Freeze (Flying Fish 1995) —Gary was one of the greats of the modern era, who passed away much too soon. This was co-written with his ol' buddy John "Juke" Logan.Buy it!
Big Mike Aguirre and the Blu-City All-Stars “My Dog” from unreleased (Artist 2014) L —here's a new tune from Big Mike Aguirre's band. Stay tuned for another one just after 5:30.Buy it!
The Kokomo Kings “Weak Nerves, Dangerous Curves” from Artificial Natural (Grit Tone Records 2013) N —a rowdy young band of Scandinavians...maybe this is where the vikings ended up! The guys are from Sweden & Denmark.Buy it!
Wet Willie “Keep On Smilin'” (Capricorn Records 1974) —Jimmy Hall, one of the finest voices of the 1970's and he's still out there singin' and playin' harp & sax.Buy it!
Joe Krown “The Pump” from Buckle Up (STR Digital Records 2000) —once upon a time Joe was Gatemouth Brown's keyboard player. In fact, Gates plays guitar on this cut, as well as 3 others. I bet Joe Krown has some great stories!Buy it!
Ransom Note “Baby Blue” from Big Soul Sampler (Tower Groove Records 2013) N LBuy it!
William Clarke “She's Dynamite” from Now That You're Gone (Watch Dog Records 2001) —the CD contains music recorded prior to his Alligator years, which had laid in storage for 15 years or so.Buy it!
Tomi Leino Trio “Here I Am” from Get On Down (Homework Records Finland 2013) N —Finland is full of truly tough and gifted blues bands, and Tomi's outfits are among the finest of them.Buy it!
Big Mike Aguirre and the Blu-City All-Stars “Free Yourself” from unreleased (Artist 2014) L —here's that 2nd new tune from Big Mike Aguirre. From all reports, the band "wow'd 'em" at the IBC in Memphis last week.Buy it!
Buckshot LeFonque “Some Cow Fonque (More Tea, Vicar?)” from Buckshot LeFonque (Sony 1994) —I checked the database...Artie hadn't played this for awhile....time to make up for that!Buy it!
Radio Citizen “Night Part II” from Berlin Serengeti (Ubiquity Records www.ubiquityrecords.com 2006) —My thanks to KDHX's own Kate of Beep Beep Boop Boop for turning me on to Radio Citizen.Buy it!
SOULARD BLUES BAND “Long Way from St. Louis” from Live At The Great Grizzly Bear (King Solomon Records 1998) L —SBB edition Mark 98 - Brian Casserly, Art, Jim McClaren, Rich McDonough and Benet Schaeffer. Recorded at the Great Grizzly Bear in Oct 1997.Buy it!
Johnny Copeland “Love Utopia” from Texas Twister (Rounder 1986) —Texas Twister is a compilation of Johnny's work for Rounder Records. "Love Utopia" was originally released on the "Make My Way Home" LP.Buy it!
W.C. Clark “Are You Here, Are You There?” from Lover's Plea (Black Top 1998) —Wesley Curley Clark is one of Austin, Texas' true homegrown blues/soul artists. W.C. really is from Austin!Buy it!
Little Richard “Don't Deceive Me” from Get Down With It: The OKeh Sessions (EPIC/LEGACY 2004) —A Chuck Willis tune, with Johnny Guitar Watson on guitar, and produced by Larry Williams. The CD contains OKeh recordings from 1966-67,Buy it!
Charles Barry “Time” from South Texas Rhythm 'n' Soul Revue (Ace 2013) —the B-side of a Jet Stream Records 45 from 1964, in conjuntion with the Crazy Cajun (Huey Meaux).Buy it!
Little Milton “Just A Little Bit” from Greatest Hits The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection (MCA 1997) —a Checker single back in 1969, with Donny Hathaway on keys, Cash McCall on guitar, Phil Upchurch on bass and Al Duncan on drums. If walls could talk, they'd say "well, well, well - now that's a band!"Buy it!
Lowell Fulson “I Wanna Make Love To You” from The Complete Chess Masters The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection (MCA 1997) —From Oklahoma to Los Angeles, Mr. Lowell Fulson. He was a very prolific recording artist, layin' it down from the 1940s into the 1990s.Buy it!
Ari Borger & Igor Prado “Newborn Shuffle (feat. Junior Watson)” from Lowdown Boogie (Ari Borger & Igor Prado 2013) N —some Brazilian cats having too much fun, and letting Jr. Watson get in on the game.Buy it!
Fenton Robinson “I've Changed” from Somebody Loan Me a Dime (Alligator 1974) —one of Fenton's own tunes, recorded for his now-classic debut Alligator Records LP. Folks, there is NO filler on this disc!Buy it!
Horace Silver “Que Pasa? (Trio Version)” from Song for My Father (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition Remastered) (Blue Note url 1999) —a Horace Silver composition, recorded in 1963.Buy it!
Al Basile “Are You My Love?” from Red Breath (Sweet Spot Records 2003)Buy it!
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