Rip Lee Pryor “You Gotta Move” from Nobody But Me (Electro-Fi Records 2014) N —it's great to hear Rip Lee playing again after battling some major health issues. To say that he physically resembles his daddy, Snooky, would be an understatement.Buy it!
Mat Wilson “How Long Before I Change My Clothes” from Live at KDHX 03-July-2008 (KDHX 2008) L —Mat is one of my favorite local performers. His playing and singing styles are definitely his own; you know it's him the second you hear him.Buy it!
Rick Estrin and the Nightcats “Someone, Somewhere” from Twisted (Alligator 2009) —a pack porch number from Rick's 1st album as leader of the Nightcats (after Little Charlie had retired.) The band is playing the Old Rock House THIS Friday night!Buy it!
The Staples Singers “I Had A Dream” from Uncloudy Day (Koch Jazz/Rhino 2002) —A little something from the Staples' Vee-Jay years. They started recording for Vee Jay in 1955, well before they hooked up with Stax.Buy it!
Al Green “The Lord Will Make A Way” from Greatest Gospel Hits (THE RIGHT STUFF 2000) —the songs on this CD represent the cream of Green's 1980's gospel recordings. This cut comes from 1980.Buy it!
Annie Mack “Revolution” from Baptized in the Blues (Annie Mack Music 2013) —congratulation to my friend Annie and her husband, Paul, proud parents of a brand new baby boy! Hopefully we can get Annie to make a return trip to St. Louis in a few months.Buy it!
Big Maceo Merriweather “Bye Bye Baby” from The King of Chicago Blues Piano (Arhoolie Records 1992) —Big Maceo was one of the 1st giants of Chicago blues piano, until a stroke derailed his career in the late 1940s. He recorded on hundred of sides; literally, hundreds!Buy it!
Julian Fauth “Caving In” from Songs of Vice and Sorrow (Electro-Fi Records 2005) —Julian is one of favorite younger bluesmen. This guy is special - Henry Townsend once told him "Boy's got the idea". That's HIGH praise from a master such as Mr. Townsend.Buy it!
Lloyd Glenn “Lloyd And Lloyd Boogie” from Old Time Shuffle (Black And Blue 1974) —One Lloyd is Lloyd Glenn, and the other is Lloyd Grimes. Tiny Grimes. This disc was recorded in Paris in 1974, with Panama Francis on drums.Buy it!
Roy Milton and His Solid Senders “Keep A Dollar In Your Pocket” from Roy Milton The Legends Of Specialty Series Vol 1 (Specialty 1992) —a real nice cut released on December 31, 1947. And featured in Roy's bands of this era, the fantastic Camille Howard on piano.Buy it!
Tiny Bradshaw “Well Oh Well” from The EP Collection Plus (See For Miles Records 1999) —Myron "Tiny" Bradshaw, who's bands ALWAYS swung, harder than just about anyone's, as a rule. This song is from 1950.Buy it!
Leo's Five “Cookin' with Chezie Mae” from Direct From The Blue Note Club, East St Louis (Ace 2008) L —recorded live at East St. Louis' Blue Note club in 1963. Leo's Five was the house band of the club, owned by Leo Gooden.Buy it!
Little Mike and the Tornadoes “Henhouse” from Flynn's Place (Flying Fish Records 1995) —Little Mike Markowitz and his NYC blues band, although the band's tough sound is completely grounded in '50s-era Chess blues.Buy it!
Rick Estrin and the Nightcats “A Ton Of Money” from Twisted (Alligator 2009) —this cuts shows off how tough a band Estin has in his Nightcats: Kid Andersen, Lorenzo Farrell and J Hansen.Buy it!
Little Walter “Sad Hours” from The Essential Little Walter (MCA/Chess 1993) —Even after all these years, Little Walter remains far and away the KING of blues harmonica. That's testament to how ground-breaking his work was (and still is.)Buy it!
ZZ Top “Apologies To Pearly” from Rio Grande Mud (London Records 1972) —Whoo Wee this sounds good! Seeing as how these 2 cuts were designed to "run" together on the LP, we honored that here this morning.Buy it!
ZZ Top “Bar-B-Q” from Rio Grande Mud (London Records 1972)Buy it!
Creedence Clearwater Revival “Pagan Baby” from Chronicle, Vol. 2: Twenty Great CCR Classics (Fantasy Records 1991) —CCR just rockin' and groovin' - I don't know if anyone ever had a run of hit songwriting quite like John Fogerty. Most of those big CCR hits came in a span of about 4 years, maybe a little less than that, actually.Buy it!
Roy Buchanan “Mrs. Pressure” from Roy Buchanan: Deluxe Edition (Alligator Records 2001) —Roy had a great string of back-to-the blues albums on Alligator in the 1980s. This tune was originally released on "When A Guitar Plays The Blues".Buy it!
Jarekus Singleton “Blame Game” from Refuse To Lose (Alligator 2014) N —Juh-REE-kus is a hot property right now. He's getting lots of buzz among the jocks here at KDHX - this young man is the real deal, folks.Buy it!
Al Miller Chicago Blues Band “Blizzard” from In Between Time (Delmark 2012) —Al is a fine harp player, guitarist and songwriter out of Chicago. There's some pretty solid buddies on here, folks like John Primer, Billy Flynn and Dave Specter.Buy it!
Little Johnny Taylor “Make Love To Me Baby” from The Super Taylors Little Johnny and Ted (Paula Records 1991) —this disc is a good one, folks. Two great soul (and country soul) singers, 4 solo sides from each man, and 4 duets. Good stuff!Buy it!
Howard Tate “Kiss” from Rediscovered (Private Music 2003) —Howard Tate's comeback album, masterminded by his old production/songwriting guru Jerry Ragovoy.Buy it!
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