Rhythm Highways (Music)
With East Side Slim
Thu Jul 17th 2014 5.00am–7.00am
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
Roy Tyler & New Directions “The Warning”
from Three Way Calling (Severn Records Inc. 2004) —Roy started this group after he departed from the Gospel Hummingbirds. That band was extremely traditional (and very good), and the new band allowed Roy to bring some other sounds and textures into his music.
Marisa Anderson “Deep Gap”
from Live At KDHX (May 2014) (KDHX www.kdhx.org 2014) N —I played "Sinks and Rises" from Marisa last week, and I'm so taken with her music that I felt compelled - yes, compelled - to spin another tune this week. There's 2 more from the live session remaining to play, then I can move into her own CDs.
Johnny Nicholas “Hey Hey”
from Future Blues (The Peoples Label 2011) —Nicholas released one of the finest blues albums of 2011 right here, but it went largely unnoticed due to the boutique label the CD was released on. What a shame...but that doesn't lessen the quality one iota. It's a good one!
John Watkins “Chained To Your Love”
from The New Bluebloods The Next Generation Of Chicago Blues (Alligator Records 1987) —I'm not sure whatever became of Mr. Watkins, but I love this tune. He has an impeccable pedigree, playing guitar in the bands of Willie Dixon, then James Cotton, and then his uncle Jimmy Johnson. Not too bad, eh?
Bob Stroger & Kenny Beedy Eyes Smith “Old Woman Sweetheart”
from Keepin' It Together (Big Eye Records 2014) N —Kenny is the son of Willie Big Eyes Smith (the label is named after his Pop), and Bob is one of Willie's closest friends and essentially family to Kenny. This album if full of all-star talent, although the tunes Stroger sings might have been better...
Patrick Sweany “Every Night Every Day”
from Close To the Floor (Nine Mile Records www.ninemilerecords.com 2013) —Here's a look at the "louder" side of Mr. Sweany. He's at Off Broadway this coming Wed, July 23rd. I sure wish I could make the show...but Rhythm Highways comes to early in the morning for Wed night shows. Somebody go to the show and report back to me!
Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado “Paradise”
from Many Roads (Ruf Records 2014) N —I'm a longtime fan of Thorbjorn. He's one of the most talented of the European blues/roots artists; he's from Denmark. If you say "Tor'-byahn Ree'-say-hya" (real soft G in that last name) you're gettin' pretty close.
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