Harmonica Slim & Hosea Leavy “Cold Tacos And Warm Beer” from Cold Tacos and Warm Beer (Fedora 2000) —East Side Slim is in the house!Buy it!
The Bruce Katz Band “Wrecking Ball” from Three Feet Off The Ground (audioquest 2000) —Bruce is a master of the B-3 and piano, working the Boston-NYC corridor for years, as well as being a 1st call player.Buy it!
Shirley Scott “Stanley'S Time” from Legends Of Acid Jazz Shirley Scott (Fantasy 1998) —originally released on the Hip Soul lp; and, Shirley and Stanley Turrentine were spouses at one time.Buy it!
Don Cavalli “Birthday Suit” from Temperamental (A Rag 2013) —Don is a French artist, happily doing his own thing (happily for me, anyway, and for you as well)Buy it!
Hudson and the Hoodoo Cats “Flair It Up” from It's Hoodoo Time (Bjam Records 1994) L —lead guitar on this cut is credited to Jesse "Guitar" Taylor, with John Logan on rhythm guitar.Buy it!
Dutch Schultz “Overtime” from A Block Away (self 2013) N L —Dutch has called me several times to request a tune from his album, and I always had to respectively decline as I hadn't screened the songs yet - I won't play anything I'm not familiar with on-air. But, I finally got hold of the CD - so here's one for DuBuy it!
Johnny Adams “You Can Depend On Me” from Absolutely The Best (Fuel 2000 2002) —no body sings it like Johnny Adams. This CD contains the best of his SSS Intl recordings, made in the late '60s and early '70s.Buy it!
Roy Head “Pain” from Treat Her Right The Best Of Roy Head (Varese Sarabande 1995) —released by Roy Head and The Traits on Back Beat back in 1965.Buy it!
The Butanes Soul Revue “Without You” from One Night (Atomic Theory 1997) —released in 1997, but recorded in 1991 in Minneapolis.Buy it!
Eric Bibb “The Right Thing” from Jericho Road (Stony Plain Records 2013) N —Eric and Ruthie Foster are playing the 560 Music Center in U-City on Feb 15th. (the old COCA facility)Buy it!
HowellDevine “Shotgun Blues” from Jumps, Boogies & Wobbles (Arhoolie Records 2013) N —this is the 1st NEW blues release by Arhoolie since 1986. Yes, it's been that long.Buy it!
Leroy Jody Pierson “Mole's Moan” from Rusty Nail (nighthawk 1988) L —You can still catch Leroy down at BB's most every Friday night on the early set.Buy it!
Teddy Presberg “Beneath The Burnside” from Blueprint of Soul (Three Pin Records/Outright Music 2006)Buy it!
Billy Martin & Wil Blades “Brother Bru” from Shimmy ((RED) The Royal Potato Family 2012) —GOOD Stuff! Billy Martin from Medeski, Martin and Wood; with Wil Blades from Stanton Moore's band (as well as 1st call keyboard player in San Fran).Buy it!
Charles Earland “The Thang” from Organomically Correct (32 jazz7 2003) —song is actually over 7 minutes long, but I trimmed it back some to fit our spots. Sorry!Buy it!
Janiva Magness “Whistlin' In the Dark” from Live at KDHX 8/3/2012 (KDHX 2012) —recorded right here at the Magnolia Ave studios with Janiva's road band. This one goes out to Rich B. (he does enjoy his Janiva Magness)Buy it!
KINGERNEST “'Till the Day I Die” from BLUES GOT SOUL (Epitaph and Fat Possum 2000) —King Ernest Baker dies JUST after hearing the final mixes for the album (car accident). Sad, sad, sad...but what a voice the mad possessed!Buy it!
Shemekia Copeland “Lemon Pie” from 33 1/3 (Telarc 2012)Buy it!
W.C. Clark “Got Me Where You Want Me” from From Austin With Soul (Alligator Records 2002) —there just isn't enough W.C. Clark played on the radio. Well, East Side Slim is aiming to remedy that!Buy it!
The Staple Singers “We'll Get Over” from The Best of the Staple Singers (Fantasy Records 1986) —What more can you say....it's THE STAPLE SINGERS !Buy it!
Syl Johnson with Hi Rhythm “I Can't Stop” from Back In The Game (Delmark 1994) —as the title says, Syl is working with the Hi Records band on this album, including Charles, Teenie, Leroy & Fred Hodges, adand Howard Grimes. There's other folks on here, as well, 'cause nobody wanted to miss out on the fun.Buy it!
Otis Clay “I Love You, I Need You” from The Best Of Otis Clay The Hi Records Years (THE RIGHT STUFF 1996) —...wow....that's all that needs be said. wowBuy it!
Alvin Jett & the Phat noiZ Blues Band “Wanna Go Home” from na (NA url) L —the album had been recorded but had to be shelved..it's finished, and if it sounds this good...well... Let Frank and Matt know what you think of this tune when you run into them.Buy it!
Big Daddy G “Spud's Groove” from Topless (Reggies Records 2000) —this is a B-3 workout for bandmember Tortoise Blue (also a fine harmonica player)Buy it!
Oscar Brown Jr. “Sleepy” from Sin & Soul and then some (Sony 1996) —Oscar was a master jazz lyricist and vocalistBuy it!
Tony Z “15 Years” from Kiss My Blues (Tone-Cool Records tonecool.com 1997) —This cat knows how to let the B-3 be free, and he's a talented vocalist as well. Cornell Dupree is on here playing guitar, along with Chuck Rainey (bass) and Bernard Purdie on drums.Buy it!
David Maxwell “Heart Attack featuring Darrell Nulisch” from Maximum Blues Piano (Tone Cool e 1997) —Miss Vickie, here's some Darrell for ya!Buy it!
Perry & the Pumpers “Roberta” from Movin' At Midnight (Sweetgrass Music 2012) —this is really a nice album, even if the small label release makes it tough to find. it's worth it, though. BTW, Perry is Perry Welsh.Buy it!
Julian Fauth “So Friggin' Happy” from Everybody Ought to Treat a Stranger Right (Electro-Fi Records 2012) —Henry Townsend heard Julian playing one time and said "that young has something". That is good enough for me. Julian is a Canadian artist, and is one of my favorite artist working today.Buy it!
Andy Kaulkin “Big Machine” from Six Foot Seven and Rising (Bong Load Custom Records 1996) —this is a quirky album, but I like it. Let's call it a replacement for News of the Weird this week.Buy it!
Albert Collins “69 Underpass Roadside Inn” from Albert Collins The Complete Imperial Recoardings (EMI Records 1991) —Albert was among the funkiest of blues guitar players.Buy it!
O.V. Wright “Everybody Knows (The River Song)” from The Soul of O.V. Wright (MCA 1992) —to paraprase my buddy Country Bill II...this one has Big Leggs (with 2 g's)Buy it!
Ann Peebles “Fill This World With Love” from U.S. R&B Hits '69-'79 (Cream/Hi Records 1995) L —East St. Louis' ownBuy it!
Jody Williams “Moanin' for Molasses” from Return of a Legend (evidence music 2001) —Return of a Legend was Jody's return to recording. He hung it up in the early 1960s, frustrated by perceived (and maybe very real) music industry shenanigans.Buy it!
Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King “Talkin' 'Bout Bad Luck” from Road Dog's Life (DELTA GROOVE PRODUCTIONS 2013) N —solid Texas roadhouse blues from Joe and Bnois. This is a very good album.Buy it!
Barry Levenson “Green Is Blue” from THE LATE SHOW (Rip Cat Records 2011) —Barry is a phenomenal guitarist out of the L.A. area, and he can play it all. He's a very tasteful cat.Buy it!
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