Ron Edwards “St. Louis Blues” from na (KDHX 2014) L —Here's in a tune in the style of Willie McTell, performed "live" by Ron in the broadcast studio during the 2013 KDHX Fall Membership Drive (October 2013)Buy it!
David Bromberg “$50 Wig” from Live at KDHX 20Sep2013 (KDHX 2013) —one of the finest sets of live performance recordings conducted at KDHX; this was made for Jeff Corbin's show, The Back Country. David Bromberg is something else, and there's video to prove it!Buy it!
Pokey LaFarge “Central Time” from Live at KDHX 5/29/13 (KDHX 2013) L —Pokey with his 5-piece band, performing my favorite Pokey tune right here at KDHX studios. Good stuff!Buy it!
Loot Rock Gang “Let Your Love Watch Over Me” from Live at KDHX 12-18-13 SINGLE (KDHX 2013) L —Live recordings made at KDHX in December of 2013, featuring Little Rachel and Mat Wilson teaming up on this great Lula Reed/Freddie King number. Keep an eye out for expanded live dates from The Loot Rock Gang in coming months.Buy it!
Jeremiah Johnson “King And Queen” from na (KDHX 2014) L —this was performed during an interview segment on Chicken Shack Alley (with Rich Bart) just a few weeks back. Jeremiah's new band album "Grind" is being featured on KDHX as we speak.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 artists. I just dig his musicial sensibilities, and his one-of-a-kind rhythmic sense. If you don't recognized the name, here's a little help - Mat is the guitar player with Rum Drum Ramblers.Buy it!
John Mooney “Heaven Sittin' Down” from Live at KDHX 8-19-10 (KDHX 2010) —Mooney's recording session was made the day of his concert performance at The Gramophone here in St. Louis. John laid down a tough solo set at the KDHX studios, and a great band performance later that evening (with KDXH's own Andy Coco playing bass.)Buy it!
Watermelon Slim “Blue Freightliner” from Live at KDHX 20Oct2010 (KDHX 2010) —This was part of a interview session from Slim, tied in with Art Dwyer's Blues In The Night program. This tune was erroneously called Blue Plate Line on the Live Performance pages.Buy it!
Rum Drum Ramblers “Good Gamblin' Blues” from The Space Parlour: Live in St. Louis Series 2009 (KDHX 2010) L —This is from a live session made for The Space Parlour program here at KDHX. Rum Drum Ramblers are Joey Glynn, Ryan Koenig and Mat Wilson.Buy it!
Ron Edwards “Fred McDowell Medley” from na (KDHX 2014) L —this is from a program Ron aired in March 2011 featuring live cuts from his archive. This performance was originally performed live on KDHX in May of 1988.Buy it!
Don Curtis And Paul Jarvis “Don't Get In a Hurry” from Live At KDHX 5/28/2009 (KDHX 2009) L —Don and Paul, 2 St. Louis greats. Don is no longer with us, but Paul still have 3-5 bands running, as he usually does.Buy it!
Leroy Jodie Pierson “Illinois Blues #2” from country blues (Gravel Road Recording 2007) —A very fine and welcome CD from Leroy. The great picture of Fred McDowell and a very young Leroy on the back cover is alone worth the price of admission.Buy it!
Henry Townsend “Cairo Is My Baby's Home” from The Blues In St. Louis, Vol. 3: Henry Townsend (Folkways Records www.folkways.si.edu 1984) —This album was recorded in 1961, with Henry on electric guitar and piano, and a young Tommy Bankhead on bass guitar accompaniment.Buy it!
Johnnie Johnson “Son's Dream” from BLUE HAND JOHNNIE (Evidence 1993) —Originally released on Pulsar Records (and on blue vinyl, too!) This cut is Johnnie, Gus Thornton, Kenny Rice and Tommy Maloney. Not bad at all, eh? Other St. Louis musicians perform on the other 11 tracks, including Oliver Sain and Herb Sadler.Buy it!
Clara McDaniel “Subject: Men and Boys” from Unwanted Child (HMG/Hightone 1997) L —I really dig Clara's delivery; I know I would NOT mess with her, it would be yes m'am and no m'am. Ha! This is all St. Louis, feat Johnnie Johnson, Arthur Williams, Erskine Oglesby, Tom Maloney, Gus Thornton, Kenny Rice and Charles Jones.Buy it!
Ron Edwards “Dust My Broom” from na (KDHX 2014) L —recorded live in the broadcast studio during the 2014 KDHX Spring Membership Drive - our 1st at the Larry J. Weir Center for Independent Media, by the way.Buy it!
Jimmy Vaughn “Ripple Wine Dream” from Rockin' Eighty-Eights (Modern Blues Recordings 1991) L —This album featured tunes from Jimmy Vaughn, as well as from Clayton Love and Johnnie Johnson, all recorded with the Johnnie Johnson Band & other special guests. It's St. Louis thru and thru!Buy it!
James Crutchfield “U.S.-Russian Blues” from James Crutchfield - St. Louis Blues Piano (Swingmaster 2001) L —Recorded during October 1983, and originally released late that year by the Dutch Swingmaster company.Buy it!
The Bottoms Up Blues Gang “Stop Tellin' Me What to Do” from Handle It (The Bottoms Up Blues Gang 2010) L —The Bottoms Up Blues Gang will be celebrating their 13th anniversary this August. Honestly, I think they're working harder, sounding better, and having more fun than ever. Congrats to Kari Liston and Jeremy Segel-Moss - and to the rest of "The Gang".Buy it!
Little Hatch “I Believe I'll Go Back Home” from Rock With Me Baby CD ALBUM (APO 2002) —Provine "Little" Hatch, from Kansas City, MO. Our own Ron Edwards is all over this album, laying down that tasty slide guitar that he's noted for. Beautiful work, Ron.Buy it!
Brian Curran “Louis Collins” from Live at off Broadway (Wildstone 2012) L —This is a Mississippi John Hurt tune, which allows Brian to show off those finger-pickin' skills just a lttle bit.Buy it!
Larry Griffin & Eric McSpadden “Spanish Fandango” from Trouble No More (BigWillie 2005) L —A pretty little instrumental from a couple of well-known and talented St. Louis musicians.Buy it!
T&A (Tom Hall and Alice Spencer) “Rainbow Dreams” from T And A (self-released 2014) N L —a Eddie Lang tune, played here by Tom Hall. Alice Spencer is the "A" of the acronym.Buy it!
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