Eric Bibb And Needed Time “Lonesome Valley” from Spirit and the Blues (Earthbeat records 1999) —released in the U.S. in 1999, but was 1st released in Europe in 1994. MORE IMPORTANTLY, Eric & Ruthie Foster will be at the 560 Music Center in U-City on Sat, Feb 15th!Buy it!
J.B. Lenoir “The Whale Swallowed Me” from Vietnam Blues The Complete L+R Recordings (Evidence 1995) —originally released on German LPs in 1966 & 1967. JB died in April 1967 at age 38, due to a heart attack brought on by injuries he suffered in car accident three weeks earlier.Buy it!
Brian Curran “Tribute To Bukka” from Straight Up Blues (Wildstone Audio 2001) L —"Bukka" is Bukka White, of course.Buy it!
Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee “Pawn Shop Blues” from Hometown Blues (Sony Music Entertainment 1993) —the tracks on this cd were recorded in 1948 and 1951 by Bob Shad for the Sittin' In With label.Buy it!
Reverend Robert Wilkins “Don't You Let Nobody Turn You 'Round” from Remember Me (GENES 1993) —all but 1 cut on this album were recorded in 1971, although his recording career goes back to 1929.Buy it!
Phoebe Snow w/ The Holmes Brothers “Beams Of Heaven” from Shout, Sister, Shout! (M.C. Records 2003) —Shout, Sister, Shout! is a tribute album to Sister Rosetta Tharpe. The Holmes Bros provide the band-backing for many of the artists on this CD.Buy it!
Campbell Brothers “A Change Is Gonna Come” from Can You Feel It ? (Ropeadope www.ropeadope.com 2005) —the Campbell Bros come out the "Sacred Steel" tradition.Buy it!
Erskine Oglesby “Caress Me Baby” from Blues Dancin' (Black and Tan Records 2000) L —the all St. Louis band here features Erskine, Bob Lohr, Brian Melching (Pennsylvania Slim), Kenny Lawrence and Nephew Davis.Buy it!
Blue City Band “I Wonder” from by invitation only (Azure Records 1990) L —Keith Doder's old band, this tune features Charles Skeets Rogers on vocals.Buy it!
Howlin' Wolf “Don't Laugh At Me” from His Best, Vol. 2 (MCA 1999) —a Chess single in 1965, featuring Hubert Sumlin & Buddy Guy on guitars.Buy it!
Junior Mance Trio “Gravy Waltz” from Junior's Blues (Fantasy 1998) —Julian Mance, Jr., with a Ray Brown composition.Buy it!
Oscar Brown, Jr. “It Ain't Necessarily So” from Tells It Like It Is/In A New Mood (Sony/Collectables 2002) —a George & Ira Gershwin compositionBuy it!
Ramsey Lewis “Spanish Grease” from Goin' Latin (Verve www.vervemusicgroup.com 1967) —a Willie Bobo/Melvin Lastie composition, and a fine one at that!Buy it!
Little Joe McLerran “Facebook Blues” from FaceBook Blues (Root Blues Reborn 2012) —a fine young bluesman from Oklahoma.Buy it!
Grand Marquis “Empire of Dirt” from Blues And Trouble (Grand Marquis 2013) —a fine young band from Kansas City.Buy it!
Hank Mowery “Put the Hammer Down” from Account to Me (Old Pal Records 2013) —all the cds in this set were finalists for Independent Blues CD of the year at the IBC awards in Jan 2014. Hanks' CD won out, against much very stiff competition. There is just SO MUCH great local & regional music out there!Buy it!
Barbara Pittman “I Need A Man” from Rockin' Bones 1950s Punk And Rockabilly (Rhino 2006) —nee Barbara Gutt; a Sun single in 1956Buy it!
Link Wray And His Wray Men “Rawhide” from Whistle Bait 25 Rockabilly Rave-Ups (Sony 2000) —an Epic Records release in 1960.Buy it!
Johnny Horton “Lover's Rock” from Ain't I'm a Dog!: 25 More Rockabilly Rave-Ups (Sony 2000) —a Columbia release in 1957.Buy it!
Peanuts Wilson “Cast Iron Arm” from Rockin' Bones 1950s Punk And Rockabilly (Rhino 2006) —Johnny "Peanuts" Wilson, the tune was co-written by Roy Orbinson (but not by Wilson himself.)Buy it!
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates “Shakin' All Over” from Rockin' Bones 1950s Punk And Rockabilly (Rhino 2006) —a #1 record in England in June 1962 by Frederick Heath, er, Johnny Kidd.Buy it!
William Clarke “I Know You're Fine” from Serious Intentions (Alligator Records 1992) —featuring Alex Schultz and Fred Kaplan, as well as mighty fine singin' by Bill Clarke.Buy it!
San Pedro Slim “I Ain't Never Cheated Nobody” from One Room Utilities Paid No Pets (Barroom Blues Music 2013) N —San PEEdro Slim (David Keifer) from San Pedro, California. Most of the disk features Nathan James & the Rhythm Scratchers.Buy it!
Egidio Juke Ingala & The Jackknives “Cool It” from Tired Of Beggin (Vintage Roots Records 2013) N —a tough blues band from Italy, can you dig it?Buy it!
Chuck Higgins “Long, Long Time featuring Frank Dunn” from Blows His Wig (Ace 2006) —Los Angeles R&B circa 1957, for Combo Records (Jake Porter's label).Buy it!
Hadda Brooks “Jump Back Honey” from Jump Back Honey - THe Complete Okeh Sessions (COLUMBIA/LEGACY 1997) —NYC R&B circa 1952, for OKeh Records.Buy it!
Floyd Turnham “Rocket Ride (Parts 1 & 2)” from Honk Honk Honk (Ace 2000) —Combo Records #27, from 1952.Buy it!
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