The Geyer Street Sheiks “Dimming Of The Day” from Great Dream CD ALBUM (Bjam 1993) LBuy it!
The Geyer Street Sheiks “Payday” from Great Dream CD ALBUM (Bjam 1993) L —The Sheiks, who are punks, have a few shows in St. Louis this weekend. Thursday - Venice Cafe, Friday -Tap Room; Sunday - Focal Point.Buy it!
T&A (Tom Hall and Alice Spencer) “Black Cat Bone” from T&A - The Kitchen Record (self-released 2014) N L —Tom and Alice, tackling a Memphis Minnie tune. What a fine album this is.Buy it!
T&A (Tom Hall and Alice Spencer) “Some Of These Days” from T&A - The Kitchen Record (self-released 2014) N L —Sophie Tucker's theme song, written by one of the biggest of the early song-writers, Shelton Brooks.Buy it!
Mahalia Jackson “It Don't Cost Very Much” from The Essential Mahalia Jackson (Sony 2004) —this was recorded live at Newport in 1958, as was originally available on Mahalia's "Live at Newport 1958" LP.Buy it!
Alex Bradford “Right Now” from Too Close (Specialty 1993) —recorded with The Bradford Singers in 1954 with unknown personnel (and that's a shame.)Buy it!
The Reverend James Cleveland “Oh My King” from The Very Best Of The Reverend James Cleveland (Collectables 1998) —The Crown Prince of Gospel Music, and a close family friend of Rev C.L Franklin (Aretha's daddy.)Buy it!
Catfish Keith “Gonna Live That Life” from Jitterbug Swing (Fish Tail Records 1992) —A nice picker and singer from Iowa. There's a lot of that up there - probably the long, cold winters!Buy it!
Leroy Jodie Pierson “No Feeling's For Other Folk” from country blues (Gravel Road Recording 2007) —Leroy is playing LIVE at the Focal Point on Friday night. There's no shortage of great music to catch on Friday night, between Leroy's show and The Geyer Street Sheiks.Buy it!
CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE “Sorcerer's Dream” from THE WELL (Alligator 2010)Buy it!
Aretha Franklin “Do You Know” from Rare and Unreleased Recordings From the Golden Reign of The Queen of Soul (Rhino 2007) —recorded during the 1972 Los Angeles sessions for Aretha's LP "Hey Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky)".Buy it!
Otis Leavill “Baby (Why Can't You Hear Me)” from Brunswick Lost Soul, Vol. 2 (Brunswick Records 2011) —cut in 1967; Otis was a talent scout and artist who managed to attach himself to Brunswick/Dakar honcho Carl Davis.Buy it!
Sugar Pie DeSanto “Do the Whoopie” from Brunswick Lost Soul, Vol. 1 (Brunswick Records 2011)Buy it!
Rick Estrin and the Nightcats “One Wrong Turn” (Alligator 2012) —One of the finest swinging blues outfits working today, and appearing in St. Louis on Friday, May 23rd at Old Rock House.Buy it!
Perry Weber and the Devilles “International Man” from Savage Beauty (Artist 2007) —A real solid, real nice band out of Wisconsin; featuring Benny Rickun on harp.Buy it!
Tommy Castro “I'm Not Broken” from PainKiller (BLIND PIGRECORDS 2007) —Tommy and His Painkillers are playing a show in St. Louis TONIGHT, at Old Rock House, in support of their most recent album "The Devil You Know".Buy it!
The J. Geils Band “Wild Man” from Sanctuary. (CAPITOL CATALOG MKT (C92) 1978) —the J. Geils Band was a force of nature in a live setting, and Magic Dick is one heckuva harp player, as well as playing sax and trumpet (and who knows what else.)Buy it!
Delaney and Bonnie and Friends “Coming Home” from On Tour With Eric Clapton (Atco/Atlantic 1970) R —what a band, featuring Clapton, Dave Mason, Carl Radle, Jim Gordon, Bobby Whitlock, Rita Coolidge, and of course St. Louis' own former Ikette Bonnie O'Farrell (Bramlett at the time of this album's recording, of course.)Buy it!
Rick Estrin and the Nightcats “Callin' All Fools” from One Wrong Turn (Alligator 2012)Buy it!
Maria Muldaur “PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE” from Steady Love (stony plain 2011) —written by the one and only, Mr. Percy Mayfield.Buy it!
Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers “Til She's Lovin' Someone Else” from Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers (Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers 2014) N —a fine young bluesy, soulful, groovin' band out of Nebraska (Lincoln/Omaha).Buy it!
Mike Barfield “Ask My Baby” from Living Stereo (Tater Tot Recordings 2002) —Austin soul, with a twisted twang. Good stuff! This thing features Preston Hubbard on bass and Dave Biller and Chris Miller on lead guitars.Buy it!
Bill Jennings and Jack McDuff “Blue Jams” from Glide On Legends of Acid Jazz (Fantasy Records 1999) —this tune was recorded by Rudy Van Gelder back in 1959.Buy it!
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