Memphis Slim “Chicago, New Home Of The Blues” from Travelling With The Blues (Storyville 1992) —here's a little history lesson from Memphis Slim, both his own and that of early-period Chicago urban blues.Buy it!
CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE “Why Should I Be Blue feat Christian Rannenberg on piano” from The Walter Davis Project (Electro-fi 2013) N —a tribute to a giant of 20th century blues music - Walter DavisBuy it!
Sarah & the Tall Boys “Heart That You Stole” from Shiny And New (Artist 2008) —Sarah & The Tall Boys are playing in St. Louis TONIGHT (Sept 12th) at Blue City Deli - that's a 6:00pm start.Buy it!
Junior Brown “Almost to Tulsa” from Volume Ten - EP (Junior Brown 2012) —a little swingin' Western instrumental for early in the morning.Buy it!
Kenny Vaughan “Hot Like That” from V (SUGAR HILL 2011) —Marty Stuart and his Superlatives are the band...not too bad, eh?Buy it!
Joel Paterson “Flyin' Low” from Handful of Strings (Ventrella 2013) —multi-talented Chicago-based guitarist. Joel has wester swing bands, blues bands, rockabilly bands, pretty much does it all...and very well.Buy it!
The Obits “Trouble On My Mind” from Crazy Beat (Wildstone Audio 1998) L —St. Louis' own!Buy it!
Alvin Youngblood Hart “Motherless Children Have A Hard Time” from True Blues (Telarc 2013) N —a brand new disc of brand new live recordings by Alvin, Corey Harris, Guy Davis, Shemekia Copeland, Phil Wiggins and Taj MahalBuy it!
Cootie Stark “U-haul” from 10 Days Out Blue From The Backroads (Reprise 2006) —this version is on Kenny Wayne Sheppard's 10 Days Out release. Very much worth checking out, especially the DVD, which is part performance and part travelogue/history lesson.Buy it!
Rosco Gordon “Cheese and Crackers” from No Dark In America (Dualtone 2004) —this cd was put together just prior to Rosco's passing away in 2002. In fact, he didn't live to see it released.Buy it!
Tee “Double Fool” from Lights On (Naked Productions 2004) —Tee (Marc Thijs) is a fine roots and blues artist from Belgium.Buy it!
Nikki Hill “Right On The Brink” from Here's Nikki Hill (Deep Fryed 2013) LBuy it!
The Detroit Emeralds “Set It Out” from Greatest Hits (Westbound/Ace 1998)Buy it!
DAVE WELD & THE IMPERIAL FLAMES “Ramblin'” from BURNIN' LOVE (Delmark 2010) —Dave Weld was an original member of Lil' Ed and The Blues Imperials band, and is also an acolyte of J.B. Hutto. Dave laid low musically for several years while caring for his ailing mother, and is getting more active as of the last couple of years.Buy it!
Alvin Jett & the Phat noiZ Blues Band “Wanna Go Home” from na (NA url) L —unreleased but ready to go...let Frank and Matt know how much you dig this track!Buy it!
The Blasters “American Music” from Trouble Bound (Hightone 2002) —This tune tells you what my Rhythm Highways show is all about....it's about American Music, baby! This cd was recorded live in Los Angeles in 2002.Buy it!
James Mathus & His Knockdown Society “Take A Ride With Me” from National Antiseptic (Mammoth Records 2001)Buy it!
JD McPherson “North Side Gal” from Live At KDHX Volume 11 (KDHX 2013) N —the 1st track on the brand new, JUST completed, Live at KDHX Vol. 11, recorded live at the Magnolia St. studios.Buy it!
Milton Hopkins & Jewel Brown “Tater Tots” from Milton Hopkins & Jewel Brown (Dialtone Records 2012) —Texas blues, the way it's meant to be.Buy it!
Tinsley Ellis “Front Street Freeze” from Get It! (Heartfixer Music 2013) N —this one's an all-instrumental album.Buy it!
The Little Elmore Reed Blues Band “The G.P. Blues” from The Little Elmore Reed Blues Band (Comanche Records 2012) —G.P. is Gary Primich, who wrote this tune along with Steve James. This is most definitely and great homage to Gary!Buy it!
Solomon Burke “I Feel a Sin Coming On” from Home in Your Heart (Atlantic 1991) —2 disc best of set, Burke's classic era.Buy it!
Ruth Brown “I Don't Know” from Rockin' In Rhythm - The Best of Ruth Brown (Atlantic 1996) —Atlantic Records really was THE HOUSE THAT RUTH BUILT.Buy it!
Mary Gresham “Use Me” from Voice From The Shadows (Soulscape 2008) —"The story of a Muscle Shoals soul sister"Buy it!
Little Willie John “Heartbreak (It’s Hurtin’ Me)” from The Very Best Of Willie John (Collectables 2001)Buy it!
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