Anders Osborne “Three Free Amigos” (Alligator 2013)Buy it!
David Egan “The Outside” from David Egan (David Egan/Rhonda Sue Records 2013) —David is one of the finest songwriters around...as is Anders Osborne!Buy it!
Billie Holiday “Rocky Mountain Blues” from Billie's Blues (Blue Note 1988) —this cut was recorded back in 1951 in NYC for Aladdin Records; features Tiny Grimes on guitar.Buy it!
Cassandra Wilson “You Gotta Move” from Belly of the Sun (Blue Note 2002) —with Richard Johnston on guitarBuy it!
Hoosegow “Later” from Mighty (Homestead Records 1996) —Hoosegow is/was Queen Esther and Elliott SharpBuy it!
Jesse Thomas “Gumbo” from Lookin' For That Woman (Black Top 1996) —Jesse's famous "Blue Goose Blues" was originally recorded back in 1929, and is included as a bonus on this album.Buy it!
The Racky Thomas Band “Standing On A Corner” from Last of the Big Spenders (RT Records 1999) —very fine artist from the Boston, Mass. areaBuy it!
The Chambers Brothers “Pretty Girls” from Shout (Collector's Choice/Warner Bros. 2007) —originally released in 1968.Buy it!
Don Cavalli “Here Sat I (Off Jumps the Don)” from Cryland (A Rag / Because Music 2008) —a quirky and heartfelt bluesman from France!Buy it!
Pee Wee Crayton “But On The Other Hand” from Things I Used to Do (Vanguard Records vanguardrecords.com 1991) —originally released in 1971. Connie Crayton was one of the originators of the West Coast blues sound (most following in the footsteps of T-Bone Walker, of course).Buy it!
Joe Price “Too Little Too Late” from Rain or Shine (Blues Acres Productions 2008) —Joe Price, from Decorah, Iowa. New music is rumoured to be on the way, and Joe and wife Vicki are playing in St. Louis TONIGHT!Buy it!
Sonny Boy Williamson II “Mighty Long Time” from King Biscuit Time (Arhoolie 1989) —recorded for Trumpet Records out of Jackson, Mississippi in 1951.Buy it!
Carlos Del Junco “B Thing - Intro” from Just Your Fool (Big Reed Records 1995) —here's something special for all my harp playin' friends out there! Carlos is a monster!Buy it!
Mark DuFresne “Lyin' Train” from Northwest Harmonica Showcase (Bluestown Records 1997) —one of my favorite singers AND harmonica players. How about that?! This CD is jam-packed with outstanding performances. I don't know where you'd find a copy anymore, but it's a good 'un.Buy it!
Slim Dunlap “Chrome Lipstick” from Times Like This (Medium Cool Records 1996) —this one goes out to all those dangerous women out there...you know who you are!Buy it!
Izzy Stradlin “Up Jumped The Devil” from 117º (Geffen 1998) —TIME TO WAKE UP, PEOPLE!Buy it!
Treat Her Right “MARIE” from Tied To The Tracks (BMG 1989)Buy it!
Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders “WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN” from What You Gonna Do? (self 2013) —Alex "Crankshaft" Larson, out of Minnesota. Nice stuff! This came out early ni 2013.Buy it!
Roy Milton “Night and Day (I Miss You So)” from Roy Milton and His Solid Senders - The Legends of Specialty Series (Specialty 1990) —Roy was a singing drummer and great bandleader, Camille Howard is the fine pianist in his bands. This cut is on Vol. 1, there are 3 volumes of this seriesBuy it!
Jack McVea & His Orchestra “The Surch” from Fortissimo! The Combo Recordings 1954-57 (Ace Records 2012) —this "search" is for bed bugs....that's not a problem you want to have!!!Buy it!
Chuck Higgins “Special Tea” from Pachuko Hop (Specialty 2007) —From 1954, out of L.A.Buy it!
Jake Porter & His Combo “Corn Pone Boogie” from Cool Daddy: The Central Avenue Scene 1951-1957 Vol 3 (Ace Records 2006) —Porter was a trumpet player, bandleader, arranger in Los Angeles.Buy it!
Moon Mullican “Moonshine Blues” from The EP Collection (See For Miles 2000) —from 1951. Moon was trapped by his age a bit, just a little too old to be a rock 'n roller when that broke in the early '50s. But Moon was an original roadhouse pianist, rolling C&W, blues, pop, etc...into his own roadhouse - stylings.Buy it!
Memphis Slim “Got To Find My Baby” from Memphis Slim U.S.A. (Delmark 1998) —Matt Murphy on guitar, originally recorded for United Records in Sept 1954.Buy it!
Julian Fauth “Sorry Don't Cut No Ice” from Electro-Fi Records Presents Blues Piano-Rama (Electro-fi 2010) —Julian is a force of nature; this cd also features Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne, Curley Bridges and Bobby Dean Blackburn.Buy it!
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