Ron Edwards “Write Me A Few Lines” from na (KDHX 2014) L —From my private stock.... Ron Edwards and Fred Gumaer, performing live on "Nothin' But The Blues" during the 2013 Fall Membership Drive. Thanks Ron & Fred!Buy it!
Big Al Blake and The Hollywood Fats Band “Shelby Ford Blues” from Mr. Blake's Blues (Blue Collar Music 1997) —Big Al's take on a theme by Buddy Moss. This tune features Al and Fred Kaplan, recorded back in 1996.Buy it!
Matt Hill “Poor Circle (Acoustic Version)” from On The Floor (Deep Fryed Records/VIZZTONE 2010) —this was Matt's break-out CD, with the majority of the cuts being engineered by Bob Margolin. Bob is a big supporter of young talent, a lesson learned from his days in Muddy Waters' band.Buy it!
Argo Gospel Singers with The Southern Sons “Jesus Will Make Things Allright” from In The Spirit The Gospel And Jubilee Recordings Of Trumpet Records (Alligator 1994) —Recorded in Chicago in 1951, the tune was written by "Argo" Willa Murphy.Buy it!
The Pilgrim Travelers featuring Lou Rawls “That's Heaven To Me” from The Soul Stirring Gospel Sounds of (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1962) (EMI 2005) —2 cuts by what was essentially a Lou Rawls feature, utilizing Sam Cooke's band, arrangers, and arrangements in many cases. Lou Rawls singin' TOUGH!Buy it!
The Pilgrim Travelers featuring Lou Rawls “Poor Pilgrim Of Sorrow” from The Soul Stirring Gospel Sounds of (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1962) (EMI 2005) —arranged by J.W. Alexander and Lou RawlsBuy it!
Reverend Cleophus Robinson “There's Only One Bridge” from I Shall Know Him Peacock Gospel Classics (MCA 1999) L —Rev Robinson pastored St. Louis' Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church from 1957 until his death in 1998. He recorded more than 80 albums and wrote at least 150 songs during his illustrious career.Buy it!
Paul Reddick “Villanelle” (NorthernBlues Music, Inc. 2004) —Paul is a poet, songwriter, harmonica player and singer out of Canada. He worked extensively with Colin Linden on this project.Buy it!
Vicki Price “I Need a Lot of Money” from A Brand New Place Feat. Joe Price (Blues Acres Productions 2008) —Vicki and Joe Price, out of Decorah, Iowa. Good luck meeting 2 nicer people, and keep your ears open as they tour through St. Louis several times a year.Buy it!
Rev. Matt “Muddy River” from Rev. Matt (self-released 2010) L —Matt is a fine acoustic guitar player and singer; count yourself as fortunate if you run into his gigs around the St. Louis area. I know I sure dig what he's doin'!Buy it!
Jim Suhler “Texassippi” from Panther Burn (Underworld Records 2014) N —this album features a little bit mellower side of Mr. Suhler, although there's still plenty of fire & brimstone on hand - wouldn't be Jim Suhler without it.Buy it!
Johnny Adams “I Can't Be All Bad” from Absolutely The Best (Fuel 2000 2002) —Johnny's late '60s & early '70s sides for SSS Intl Records.Buy it!
Otis Clay “That's How It Is” from This Time Around (Bullseye www.rounder.com 1998) —the album was produced in Memphis by Willie Mitchell, with guitarists Preston Shannon and Cash McCall along to help give it even more grease.Buy it!
Kid Ramos “Gratitude Is Riches (And Complaint Is Poverty) featuring James Harman” from Greasy Kid Stuff (Evidence 2001) —Kid and his old boss James Harman having a whooping good time. Harman will be playing several shows around St. Louis come mid-April.Buy it!
Iceman Robinson “I've Never Been Loved” (Fedora Records 2001) —Never been loved...that's bad, you know. Riler "Iceman" Robinson, along with Frank Goldwasser (Paris Slim) and Willie Kent.Buy it!
Tony Vega Band “Jimmie Lee” from Yeah You Right! (Blue Texas Records 2003) —the album was recorded live at The Big Easy, Houston, TX. Good stuff, especially if you dig TX shuffling as much as I do.Buy it!
Nazareth “Shot Me Down” from Expect No Mercy (Salvo 2010) —While I wasn't always crazy about their album covers, I sure did dig a lot of their tunes. Naz was always much more than just another hard rock band.Buy it!
Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders “Trail Of Tears (Live)” from Boogie Melt (Slab Town Music Productions 2013) N —Crankshaft (Alex Larsen) will have his Gear Grinders in St. Louis for a show at BBs Jazz Blues & Soups on Sunday, March 23rd.Buy it!
Cousin Harley “It's A Sin” (Little Pig Records 2010) —Cousin Harley is the rockin' alter-ego of Canadian Paul Pigat (who records blues and such under his real name.)Buy it!
Clarence Gatemouth Brown “Just Lippin'” from Pressure Cooker (Alligator Records 1985) —while later released by Alligator Records, the album was originally recorded in France for the Disques Black and Blue label in 1973. It's a French band behind him on this particular tune.Buy it!
Mitch Kashmar “New York Woman” from Nickels and Dimes (DELTA GROOVE PRODUCTIONS 2005) —Mitch was a friend and student of William Clarke. I can hear the influence, and I image you can as well. Thanks to Mitch for continuing the legacy!Buy it!
Leroy Jodie Pierson “Highway 61” from Rusty Nail (nighthawk 1988) L —St. Louis' own blues master. He's also a noted historian of blues and reggae musics, and a mischievous story teller!Buy it!
Jenni Muldaur “Just Ain't No Love” from Dearest Darlin' (Dandelion Music 2009) —yep, Maria Muldaur's daughter (Geoff's, too!) This album features just about the last sessions recorded by Sean Costello, as he is the primary guitarist here.Buy it!
Carla Thomas “B-A-B-Y” from Top Of The Stax Twenty Greatest Hits (Fantasy 1988) —Rufus Thomas' daughter right here. This compilation of Stax material is an easy place to start if you're looking to dip your toes into the Stax ocean.Buy it!
Grady Gaines and The Texas Upsetters “Looking for One Real Good Friend” from Horn of Plenty (Black Top 1992) —partial play. Grady is Earl Gaines' brother, and was the leader of the band that helped make Little Richard sound so good back in the day.Buy it!
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