Ron Edwards and Bob Case “Nobody Knows St. Louis Like I Do” from na (KDHX) L —a live on-air performance by Ron and Bob during the 2014 Spring Membership Drive. My thanks to Ron and Bob!Buy it!
Mr. B “Wild Women (Don't Have The Blues) featuring Jeanne Carroll” from Shining the Pearls (blind pig www.blindpigrecords.com 1995) —one of the finest blues piano albums of the 1990s - seriously! Mr. B is Mark Braun.Buy it!
Billy Watson And His International Silver String Submarine Band “Allergy Blues” from Numero Cinco (Lil Snick 2005) —do you have itchy eyes, a runny nose, plugged up ears? Then this song is dedicated to you, fellow allergy sufferers.Buy it!
Damon Fowler “I Shall Not Be Moved” from Sounds Of Home (blind pig www.blindpigrecords.com 2014) N —Damon is scheduled to be performing TONIGHT at The Gramophone in St. Louis. Also, the Florida native has one very fine NEW album on his hands here.Buy it!
Luther Dickinson And Sons Of Mudboy “Back Back Train” from Onward And Upward (Memphis International 2009) —In memory of James Luther Dickinson (Luther's father.) This album was recorded in the days just after the Sr Dickinson's death. Sons of Mudboy consists of many of Jim Dickinson's ol' musical running partners.Buy it!
Pops Staples “Glory Glory” from Father Father (Pointblank 1994)Buy it!
Watermelon Slim and The Workers “Everybody's Down On Me” from No Paid Holidays (NorthernBlues Music Inc. 2008) —This one definitely slipped by the radar of KDHX's DJs back in the day. "The Workers" are a fine band, and really allowed Watermelon Slim to blossom and shine.Buy it!
Mark Lemhouse “One Hand Loose” from Big Lonesome Radio (Yellow Dog Records 2002) —I haven't heard anything from Mr. Lemhouse in awhile, but he's a fine roots musician just the same.Buy it!
Nathan James “My Last Nerve featuring James Harman” from I Don't Know It (Sacred Cat Recordings 2009) —James Harman is playing several gigs in St. Louis over the weekend of April 18th, and is bringing Nathan James into town with him. These are "can't miss" shows, folks.Buy it!
Marjorie Ingram “In The Heat Of Love” from Hall of FAME (Ace 2012) —Marjorie sang demos intended for full production by Candi Staton, but she tears this one up all by herself.Buy it!
Otis Clay “I'm Qualified” from Hall Of FAME (Ace 2012) —a Cotillion Records release in 1971 (B-side of "Is It Over), but was actually recorded during a 1968 session.Buy it!
James Fry “Tumbling Down” from Memphis Soul Greats (Cream/Hi Records 1995) —Johnny Frierson, who was the brother of recording artist Wendy Rene. This track was cut in 1967.Buy it!
Smokey Wilson “Blues For Big Town” from Round Like an Apple The Big Town Recordings 1977-1978 (Ace 2006) —Folks, THIS is the blues, and there's nothin' sad about that at all. A vintage slice of South Central L.A. circa the late 1970s.Buy it!
James Harman Band “Three-Way Party” from Cards On the Table (Hep Cat Records/Black Top Records 1994) —this album features Michael Cherry on drums, who is now a member of The Bel-Airs, the band backing James Harman at BB's Jazz Blues & Soups for Harman's gig there!Buy it!
Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters “I Cried My Eyes Out” from Peace Of Mind (Black top records 1990) —featuring Darrell Nulisch on vocals. Miss Vickie should be digging that.Buy it!
Guy Forsyth “105” from Love Songs: For and Against (Small and Nimble Records 2005) —this one goes out to the the United States Supreme Court and their recent judgement on campaign contribution limits, er almost no limits. At least I now know that everything truly is for sale.Buy it!
Matt Andersen “My Last Day” from Weightless (TRUE NORTH RECORDS 2014) N —While I'm still digesting this great new album, this song is my current favorite from a disc that has already earned a place on my 2014 Top 10 List.Buy it!
Damon Fowler “Spark” from Sounds Of Home (blind pig www.blindpigrecords.com 2014) N —Damon is one of the few blues players (although he's not strictly blues - which is fine and dandy) who utilizes a lap steel to a large degree.Buy it!
James Harman “Icepick's Pawnshop Blues” from Mo' Na'kins, Please Strictly The Blues Vol. 2 (Cannonball 2000) —this album was the 2nd helping from sessions recorded between 1984-87 (see Extra Napkins: Strictly the Blues Vol. 1 for the other volume.) This cut features Fred Kaplan playing that fine piano.Buy it!
Jimmy Reed “Down At The Corner Grocery Store” from Harp Legends II (Catfish Records 1997)Buy it!
Mike Morgan and The Crawl “I'm Blue” from The Road (Black Top unk 1998) —Lee McBee on vocals here, showing us all how it's supposed to be done.Buy it!
Clarence Carter “Take It All Off” from Hall of FAME Volume 2 SINGLE (Ace 2013) —an early version of this tune, which Carter recorded and released for a different label 1/2 dozen years later.Buy it!
McLemore Avenue “(The Last Of The) V-8 Interceptors” from 926 East (self-released 2003) —a band definitely influenced by Booker T. & the MG's...and in a very good way!Buy it!
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