Soul Swingers “Brighter Tomorrow” from Wheedle's Groove Seattle's Finest In Funk and Soul 1965-75 (Light In The Attic 2004) —Miss Earnestine Wilkins on vocals, who was often billed as the #1 Soul Sister of the Pacific Northwest.Buy it!
Irma Thomas “What's So Wrong With You Loving Me” from In Between Tears (Remastered) (Alive Naturalsound 2013) —This album was masterminded by Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams out in Los Angeles in the early 1970s. Irma's definitely worked earthier territory than her norm on this one.Buy it!
Elmore James “Fine Little Mama” from Rollin And Tumblin The Best Of Elmore James (Relic Records 1992) —Relic released 2 very good discs full of Elmore's late-period recordings for the Fire/Fury labels, owned by Bobby Robinson.Buy it!
Fillmore Slim “The Legend of Fillmore Slim” from The Legend of Fillmore Slim: Blues Man / King of the Game (Mountain Top Productions 2007) —Fillmore Slim was a piece of work for sure - and a longtime pimp. Anyway, I hope you dug Rick Estrin's harp work on this one. He plays all the harp heard on this album.Buy it!
Doug Deming and Dennis Gruenling with The Jewel Tones “Let Me Be” from Live at KDHX 07Aug2014 (KDHX 2014) N —I've got one more tune left to play from this session...I'm thinking that might be spun during the upcoming Membership Drive - NEXT WEEK.Buy it!
Guy Forsyth Band “Red Headed Woman” from Red Dress (Live) (Lizard Discs 2014) N —These recordings are from 1994, from the same concert tapes as Forsyth's "High Temperature" album. By the way, be careful picking up women in bars...especially Red Headed Women. Ha!Buy it!
Jim Ford “Rising Sign” from Country Funk II 1967-1974 (Light In The Attic 2014) N —This new installment of "Country Funk" isn't quite as strong as Vol 1, but it's still a lot of fun. Can you believe it? Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson are both here on Vol 2.Buy it!
Port City Prophets “When the Lights Go Down in St. Louis” from Mule (Port City Prophets 2013) —Swampy blues from the Low-country...a band from South Carolina with gospel roots for sure. They opened the show for Nikki Hill at Beale on Broadway last Friday night here in St. Louis.Buy it!
Jb Lenoir “I Want My Baby” from 1951-1954 His JOB Recordings (Paula 1991) —JB is one of my favorite blues artists. He's woefully unrecognized...we need to change that somehow.Buy it!
LIttle Boogie Boy “I'll Overcome” from In Case You've Got The Blues (Firesweep 2002) —a rough and tumble album from The Netherlands' Hein "Little Boogie Boy" Meijer. Recorded in 2001.Buy it!
Elvin Bishop “Everybody's In The Same Boat” from Can't Even Do Wrong Right (Alligator 2014) N —OH HAPPY DAY - brand new music from Elvin Bishop. This album is a good one, too, folks. Dog gone good, and with loads of tasty slide guitar playin' to soothe your soul.Buy it!
O.V. Wright “Don't Let My Baby Ride” from The Soul of O.V. Wright (MCA 1992) —One of the best of the best of the deep soul singers...his Gospel roots were never far from the surface. That's great training for aspiring singers. If you can satisfy a church audience, you can satisfy anyone - they're tough!!!Buy it!
Lynwood Slim “Say It” from Last Call The Mellow Sounds Of Lynwood Slim (DELTA GROOVE PRODUCTIONS 2006) —Lynwood Slim just passed away a couple weeks back. His real name was Richard Duran, and his music was always classy.Buy it!
LaVern Baker “Saved” from Soul On Fire The Best of LaVerne Baker (Atlantic 1991) —What a singer; all us jocks need to play more Lavern Baker. She's a good one!Buy it!
Sue Foley “Bad Luck Woman” from Change (Ruf Records 2004) —I'd sure like the chance to help Sue change her luck....yeah, that's right, I've got a huge crush on Sue Foley!Buy it!
Mike Stevens & Matt Andersen “She Loves it All” from Push Record : The Banff Sessions (Borealis Records 2011) —Harp man Stevens and Guitarist and primary vocalist Andersen.Buy it!
Brandon Isaak “Ain't No Pleasin' You” from Bluesman's Plea (self released 2011) —aka Yukon Slim. He comes by the name honestly, too, as he's bone thin and is actually and truly from Yukon, Canada.Buy it!
The Stars Of Virginia “All These Things to Me” from Free At Last Gospel Quartets From Stax Records' Chalice Label (Specialty 1997)Buy it!
Brother Hugh Dent “I'm Going To Live Up In Glory” from In The Spirit The Gospel And Jubilee Recordings Of Trumpet Records (Alligator 1994) —Brother Dent has 4 tunes on this album, all recorded at Premier Radio Studio in St. Louis - back in 1952.Buy it!
Brother And Sister Walker “Help Me To Carry On” from Como Now The Voices Of Panola CO Mississippi (Daptone 2006) —A Cappella Gospel recorded LIVE at Mt. Mariah Church, July 22nd, 2006Buy it!
Brother Cecil Shaw “Jesus Be My Keeper” from I Want To Know (Acrobat Music Limited 2006) —Brother Shaw was one of the great vocalists of his age. He recorded for Imperial for a couple years in the early 1950s, then pretty much stepped back from the music industry and concentrated on his ministry.Buy it!
Guy Forsyth Band “Time To Move” from The Pleaser (Lizard Discs 2014) N —Brand new music from Guy Forsyth...I sure wish this disc had wider distribution in America. Patience...Patience...Buy it!
Marisa Anderson “Canaan's Land Medley” from Live At KDHX (May 2014) (KDHX 2014) N —Marisa is one of the preeminent blues and folk pickers working today. Yes, she's that good.Buy it!
Shari Kane & Dave Steele “Hey Hey Daddy Blues” from Four Hand Blues (Shari Kane and Dave Steele 2011) —The married music duo has much blues cred - Dave Steele ran the Ultrasonics for years, and Shari Kane spent a decade or so with Madcat Ruth.Buy it!
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