Elizabeth Cotten “Washington Blues” from Shake Sugaree (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings folkways.si.edu 2004) —Shake Sugaree are essential recording from Libba Cotten, recorded in 1965-66 when she was approximately 70 years old.Buy it!
Big Bill Broonzy “Ridin' On Down” from Treat Me Right (Rykodisc 1996) —these recordings were make in Europe, near the end of Bill's life.Buy it!
Billy Branch and Carlos Johnson “Summertime” from Don't Mess WithThe Bluesmen (P-Vine/blues interactions, inc 2004) —P-Vine is a Japanese record label, but the recording were madein Chi-town in 2003 and 2004.Buy it!
Sister Wynonna Carr “Nobody But Jesus” from Dragnet For Jesus (Specialty 1992) —Wynonna is singing and playing piano on this track.Buy it!
The Spirit of Memphis Quartet “I Believe In God” from Traveling On (High Water/HMG 1997) —originally released in 1985, and recorded in that time frame. But, the group has been in continuous operation since 1930!Buy it!
The Gospel Hummingbirds “Change” from Steppin' Out (BLIND PIGRECORDS 1991) —I love the interplay of the different singers on this song. Talk about Soul music...!Buy it!
Lightnin' Hopkins “I'm Wild About You Baby” from Mojo Hand: The Lightnin' Hopkins Anthology (Rhino 1993) —It's Lightnin' Hopkins...what more is there to say!Buy it!
Mat Wilson “From The Upper Mississippi” from Live at KDHX 03-July-2008 (KDHX 2008) L —from a live 4-song set Mat recorded at KDHX. It's on Soundcloud, but is mis-labeled as the Rum Drum Ramblers. This set featured only Mat playing and singing. Catch Mat around town with The Loot Rock Gang, featuring Little Rachel as primary vocalist.Buy it!
Precious Bryant “Sugar Hill Blues” from The Truth (Terminus Records 2005) —Precious was a fine roots/blues musian from Georgia, who left this World in Jan 2013.Buy it!
Super Chikan “Down In The Delta” from Blues Come Home To Roost (Rooster Blues 2000) —James "Super Chikan" Johnson, nephew of Big Jack Johnson.Buy it!
Cyrille Neville “I Found Joy” from Brand New Blues (MC Records 2009) —I had a nice request for some music by Cyrille, so here we go. This is an old Jimmy Reed tune with a funky little upgrade.Buy it!
James Harman “Lowdown Grown-up Jive” from Lonesome Moon Trance (Pacific Blues 2003) —this cut features Kirk Fletcher on guitar and Carl Sonny Leyland on piano.Buy it!
John "Juke" Logan “Twice Pipes” from Juke Rhythm (Mocombo 1998) —this harp duet features Juke on the right channel, and Gary Primich on the left. Gary is no longer with us, either.Buy it!
John "Juke" Logan “I Do AllRight” from The TRUTH Will ROCK YOU (Mocombo Records 2005) —this album was recorded in Austin, TX, with ALL the Austin cats.Buy it!
John "Juke" Logan “The Chill” from The Chill (Re-Chilled) (Mocombo 2007)Buy it!
Willie James Lyons & Willie Kent “GHETTO” from Ghetto (Storyville 1998) —this is a feature for Willie Kent, who was a singer/bassist in Chicago.Buy it!
Leroy Washington “Bow Legged, Knock Kneed And Big Eyed” from Genuine Excello R&B (Ace 1998) —sounds like a FINE ol' girl to me...the man knows what he likes!Buy it!
Lee Allen “Lee's Blues” from Walkin' With Mr. Lee (Collectable Records Corp. 1994) —one of my favorite sax players, who spent the later part of his career in The Blasters.Buy it!
Laura Lee “Wanted: Lover, No Experience Necessary” from The Chess Collection (Universal/Island Records 2006) —one of the fine soul singers of the '60s, who has been a bit neglected in recent years (in my humble opinion.)Buy it!
Otis Redding “Just One More Day” from Otis Redding in Person At the Whiskey A Go Go (Rhino 1992)Buy it!
Big Jeff Chapman “(Always Gonna Be) A Workin' Man” from Big Jeff's Blues Vol. 1 (Artist 2009) L —Big Jeff has such a great voice for blues...I wish I could sing like this guy!Buy it!
Gary Moore “Need Your Love So Bad” from Blues for Greeny (Virgin 1995) —Blues For Greeny is highly recommended...a tribute to Gary's primary influence as a guitar player - Peter Green.Buy it!
Lloyd Glenn “Shadow Land (02-15-54)” from 1954-1957 (Classics Blues & Rhythm Series 2007)Buy it!
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