Cow Cow Davenport “I'm Gonna Tell You In Front So You Won't Feel Hurt Behind with Lovin' Sam Theard” from The Essential (Classic Blues 2002) —Comedian, blues singer and pianist...as well as composer of one of the most famous piano tunes in jazz & blues - Cow Cow Blues.Buy it!
Carl Sonny Leyland “Sunny Road” from I'm Wise (HMG / HighTone 1999) —This is a Roosevelt Sykes tune. Carl Sonny is one of the most entertaining bluesmen working today, and is originally from England but has lived in the States for a couple decades now.Buy it!
Gene Taylor “Santa Fe” from Gene Taylor (Pacific Blues 2003) —Gene has played with most everyone of note during his career, and here performs a beauty of a take on a Baby Boy Warren tune.Buy it!
Dinah Washington “Make The Man Love Me” from The Jazz Sides The EmArcy Jazz Series (Mercury 1976) —recorded in 1955 in NYC, with Clark Terry playing the trumpet.Buy it!
Bekah Williams “Turtle Blues” from Bekah Williams (self-released 2005) —a fine vocalist from Cincinnati, working with Ricky Nye & the Swingin' Mudbugs on this album.Buy it!
T.J. Sullivan “Baby I Know” from The Adventures of Thelonius James (T.J. Sullivan 2004) —a love song for his wife, Carol Ann. Awwwww.Buy it!
CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE “Casual Friend” from In My Time (Alligator Records 1993) —a Roosevelt Sykes tune, recorded here with Jr Watson, Gene Taylor, Larry Taylor and Stephen Hodges.Buy it!
Dennis Gruenling “Bluesin'” from Up All Night (BackBender Records 2000) —Dennis is playing a special show at Blues City Deli TONIGHT, Jan 30th. You can also check out Dennis' blues radio show on WFDU, broadcast every Thursday. (Fairleigh Dickinson U. in New Jersey)Buy it!
Roy Milton “If You Don't Know” from Roy Milton Vol. 3 Blowin' With Roy (Specialty 1994) —singing drummer and band leader Roy Milton recorded this tune in December 1947. Camille Howard was the band's real weapon on the piano.Buy it!
Nappy Brown “The Lock On the Door” from Night Time Is the Right Time (Savoy Jazz 2000) —The lemon-squeezin' daddy himself. This tune was recorded for Savoy Records, likely in 1961.Buy it!
Felix Gross “You're Great To Me” from Essential Rhythm & Blues (1947-1955) (Master Classics Records 2010) —I can't find much historical info on Felix, but the songs on this album were cut for the Down Beat/Swing Time labels.Buy it!
The James Harman Band “Kiss Of Fire” from Those Dangerous Gentlemens (Rhino 1987) —this album is the last that Hollywood Fats recorded with the Harman band, as he passed away about the time the LP was released. This is the classic line-up of Harman's band, with Kid Ramos and Hollywood Fats on guitars.Buy it!
MonkeyJunk “What I Got To Give” from All Frequencies (Stony Plain Records 2013) N —this Canadian trio features a monster player in Steve Marriner, who plays harp, organ, some guitar and does the singin'.Buy it!
Dennis Gruenling “Corbella” from I Just Keep Lovin' Him - a Tribute to Little Walter (BackBender Records 2008) —vocals by "Choice", which is actually Rick Estrin on lead, along with Kim Wilson, Steve Guyger and Dennis GruenlingBuy it!
The Faces “That's All You Need” from Five Guys Walk into a Bar...Box Set (Warner Bros. / Rhino 2004) —You can have your Beatles, you can have your 'Stones...I'll take the Faces, thank you very much. This 4 Disc box set includes all the important tunes, and most of the cool album track and many live cuts.Buy it!
Slim Dunlap “Not Yet / Ain't No Fair (In a Rock'N'Roll Love Affair)” from Times Like This (Medium Cool Records 1996) —Dunlap is showing his Faces influence here...as it should be. Slim Dunlap's a Minneapolis cat, and he's been battling tough health issues the past couple of years.Buy it!
Dan Baird And Homemade Sin “Baby This” from Circus Life (Jerkin Crocus Promotions Ltd 2013) N —all is right when new Dan Baird product is released, whether solo, with Homemade Sin or with The Yayhoos.Buy it!
Paul Linden “Coal Miner” from Harmonica Blow-Off New York State Rhythm And Blues Festival (New York State Rhythm And Blues Festival 2001) —Linden is a TOUGH harp player, the disc also features Sugar Ray Norcia, Dennis Gruenling and Tom Townsley.Buy it!
Dennis Gruenling “House Party” from History of the Blues Harmonica Concert (BackBender Records 2010) —Dennis is at the Blues City Deli this eve (Jan 30th) and you know it's going to be a house party fo' sho'. This cut features John Garcia on vocals, and Garcia and Rusty Zinn on guitars.Buy it!
Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers “Make Time For Love” from Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers (Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers 2014) N —A soul/blues/R&B band out of Lincoln, Nebraska. They played BBs couple weeks back, and to say the performance was a pleasant surprise would be an understatement.Buy it!
Syl Johnson “Different Strokes” from The Twilight & Twinight Masters Collection (Collectables 1996) —a top-20 R&B hit in the autumn of 1967.Buy it!
The Bo-Keys “I Need More Than One Lifetime (feat. Percy Wiggins)” from I Need More Than One Lifetime - Single (ELECTRAPHONIC Recording 2013) —one of the fine series of Bo-Keys singles released by Electraphonic over the past several years.Buy it!
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