Rhythm Highways (Music)
Thu Jun 12th 2014 5.00am–7.00am
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Robert Lucas “What Happened to My Shoes”
from Usin' Man Blues (audioquest 1990) —Ol' Robert partook of a few too many buffet lines...and now he can't see his own shoes. Robert Lucas is a longtime favorite of mine, and left this World much too soon.
Corey Harris “Underground”
from Fulton Blues (Njumba 2013) —I saw recently where this album is being re-released, to include 2 additional tracks. It flew completely under the radar the 1st time around, being released on Corey's own label. Here's to more success for a pretty phenomenal piece of work.
Brandon Isaak “Tell Me Why”
from Bluesman's Plea (self released 2011) —Mr. Isaak is from northern Canada, and is otherwise known as Yukon Slim. I'm always ready to give air time to a fellow Slim! Brandon's brother Chris runs a noted recording studio in Whitehorse, Yukon.
BOBBY BLUE BLAND “Members Only” (MALACO 1995) R —This one goes out to Long Tall Frank, per request. Members Only was the 1st release for Bobby Bland on Malaco, and it served to re-energize his career after some lackluster years spent with MCA.
Rockin' Jake “The World Is A Ghetto”
from Badmouth (Zuluzu Records 1999) —Rockin' Jake is back in St. Louis TONIGHT for a performance at Evangeline's Bistro and Music House, a new-ish venue located in the Central West End. The show is advertised as an 8pm start.
Long Tall Deb “Train to Tucson”
from Raise Your Hands (VizzTone Label Group 2012) —Deb Landolt has a really nice album on her hands here. I'm just sorry it took me so long to find it. It's great to see new-ish female artists singing blues, blues and more blues!
Larry Garner “Bull Rider”
from Here Gone Tomorow (Dixiefrog 2008) —Larry is from Baton Rouge, is a great artist and storyteller, and is scheduled to play BBs Jazz, Blues & Soups TONIGHT !!!!
Jarekus Singleton “Hero”
from Refuse To Lose (Alligator 2014) N —this song could be titled "Hero - You're No Such Thing". This is a strong tune about having the blinders removed from one's eyes.
Rum Drum Ramblers “Gonna Haunt You”
from Mean Scene (Big Muddy Records 2011) L —Mat, Joey and Ryan - the Rum Drum Ramblers - have a very rare local show TONIGHT at Blues City Deli. A night with the Rum Drum Ramblers is a good night indeed.
B.B. King “All You Ever Give Me Is the Blues”
from Here and There The Uncollected B.B. King (Universal Music 2001) —this nicely raw cut was previously unreleased in the U.S. prior to 2001. This and one other like it were from a session produced by Vernon Reid and Jon Tiven. It's as close to 1957 B.B. King as we've heard since, well, 1957! Tough stuff.
Beverly "Guitar" Watkins “My Baby Left Town”
from Back In Business Single (Cello 1999) —Watkins was one of the few women guitar slingers back in the day, playing with Piano Red's Dr. Feelgood and the Interns in Atlanta back in the 1960s. This comeback album is part of the Music Makers series.
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