Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Amos Lee - Last Days at the Lodge 2008

1. "Listen"
2. "Won't Let Me Go"
3. "Baby I Want You"
4. "Truth"
5. "What's Been Going On"
6. "Street Corner Preacher"
7. "It Started to Rain"
8. "Jails and Bombs"
9. "Kid"
10. "Ease Back"
11. "Better Days"

A nice sound - folksy/jazz

Monday, November 29, 2010

Black Country Communion


Black Country Communion (originally Black Country) is a band with both American and British rock influences. The seed for BCC was planted when frontman and bass guitarist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Trapeze, Iommi) and blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa combined on stage in Los Angeles in November 2009 for an explosive performance at Guitar Center’s King of the Blues event.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Francine Reed - Wild women don't get the blues

Francine has appeared with Miles Davis, Stanley Jordan, Smokey Robinson, Etta James, and The Crusaders, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band. She has also appeared on recordings by Delbert McClinton, Willie Nelson and Roy Orbison.

Francine is perhaps best known for her performances of the classic blues song "Wild Women (Don't Get the Blues)," written in 1924 by Ida Cox

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women


They are indeed the torchbearers for the original classic uppity blues women like Bessie Smith, Sippie Wallace and Victoria Spivey.

From Web Site
On November 7, 2009, Saffire played its final concert. This concert celebrated 25 years of creating and sharing the music we love. We want to thank our fans, media, and our extended family for the love and support over the years. While Saffire, the group, has retired, please note that the individual members (Ann, Andra, & Gaye) will continue performing solo and with other groups.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Oli Brown - Heads I Win Tails You Lose 2010

Male Vocalist Of The Year 2010
Young Artist Of The Year 2010

One for my Christmas stocking and a New Year resolution to see him

Blues in the North West - an informative and comprehensive review

.... the legendary Mike Vernon, who has produced this album for Ruf Records. The excellent backing band comprises Dave Lennox on keys, Jamie Little on drums and Gary Rackham on bass. Ten of the twelve tracks on the CD are original compositions by Oli Brown (two in acknowledged collaboration with Mike Vernon).
Heads I Win Tails You Lose features that unique Oli Brown sound; clean guitar, great riffs and a vocal honed by two years of touring that squeezes every emotion from the lyrics. This album shows the quality of Oli’s song writing with tracks tracks like Evil Soul and Speechless, yet he refuses to shy away from adapting his own favourite classics such as Fever and No Diggity.

Cassandra Wilson - Silver Pony 2010


Silver Pony has an autobiographical spin, mixes the singer's familiar fascination for the blues with Lennon/McCartney, Stevie Wonder and three originals, and includes a duet with John Legend as the finale.
Wilson’s vein of excellent form continues with this fine live set.

I haven't found any videos yet but her voice is sublime

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mel Brown —Love Lost & Found

Remembering Mel

Monday, November 22, 2010

Electric Blues Duo

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee - I Shall not be Moved

Any excuse to play this

Latest Album,

Sweet Marc

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Klezmer Trio

Monday, November 15, 2010

Spider John Koerner - American guitar

an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is best known as a guitarist and vocalist for the blues trio Koerner, Ray & Glover, which included Dave Ray and Tony Glover. He has also made albums as a solo performer and with collaborator Willie Murphy.

Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen

On The Road

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Albert King - In Session 2010

I look forward to this - being released at the end of November

Disc: 1
1. Call It Stormy Monday
2. Old Times
3. Pride and Joy
4. Ask Me No Questions
5. Pep Talk
6. Blues At Sunrise
7. Turn It Over
8. Overall Junction
9. Match Box Blues
10. Who Is Stevie?
11. Don't Lie To Me
Disc: 2
1. Introduction
2. Texas Flood
3. Call It Stormy Monday
4. Matchbox Blues
5. Pep Talk
6. Don't Lie To Me
7. Who Is Stevie?
8. Pride and Joy
9. I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts of Town
10. Outro

Stevie Ray Vaughan Albert King
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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

John Scofield & The Piety Street Band

Web Site

Since that time he has prominently led his own groups in the international Jazz scene, recorded over 30 albums as a leader (many already classics) including collaborations with contemporary favorites like Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Eddie Harris, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Bill Frisell, Brad Mehldau, Mavis Staples, Government Mule, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano and Phil Lesh. He’s played and recorded with Tony Williams, Jim Hall, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Dave Holland, Terumasa Hino among many jazz legends.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

John Fahey -

Recent issue

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pine Grove Blues

This bit of film is from rural Louisiana in the mid-70s. It features a great Cajun accordionist, Nathan Abshire playing Pine Grove Blues. Be patient for the first moment or so until they get into the tune...it's well worth it. We often hear blues the same way, with the same instrumentation, styles, looks and so on. Check out what Mr. Abshire does to the blues.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Fly Town Nose Blues

And Wow too.

Burglar - Freddie King 2001

Track listings

1. Pack It Up
2. My Credit Didn't Go Through
3. I Got The Same Old Blues
4. Only Getting Second Best
5. Texas Flyer
6. Pulp Wood
7. She's A Burglar
8. Sugar Sweet
9. I Had A Dream
10. Let The Good Times Roll

A very enjoyable album - originally recorded in 1974.

Monday, November 08, 2010

His Best 1947 To 1955 - Muddy Waters

Paraphrasing the Amazon introduction -

One of the best recordings in Chess Records' 50th Anniverary series. Probably when Muddy was at his peak. Lots of bottleneck slide guitar work and electric Chicago blues. Remasterings of "I Can't Be Satisfied", "Rollin' and Tumblin'," "I'm Ready", and "Mannish Boy". With simple bass accompaniment from Ernest "Big" Crawford, Waters's bottleneck tracks are spare and haunting

What is there not to like?

This is a version with Rory Gallagher

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Leonard & Phil Chess

The Wikipedia entry shows how important to Chicago Blues these guys were.  Arguably the two brothers were prototypical cigar-chomping old-fashioned record men who took a chance on music they didn't really understand.  (They were Jewish immigrants from Poland)

Powerhouse Of Blues (A Wagner Brothers Production) from Wagner Brothers on Vimeo.

James Cotton - Giant 2010

  1. Buried Alive In The Blues
  2. Heard You're Getting Married 
  3. Find Yourself Another Fool 
  4. Sad Sad Day
  5. Change 
  6. How Blue Can You Get? 
  7. With The Quickness 
  8. Since I Met You, Baby 
  9. Going Down Main Street 
  10. That's All Right 
  11. Let Yourself Go 
  12. Blues For Koko
If ever there was an Album worthy of my Highly Rating of 5*****, "Giant" is it. Highly Recommended for any fan of the Blues, especially those that love the good old Blues Harp...



Friday, November 05, 2010

Magic Slim and The Teardrops— Raising The Bar

Blind Pig Records

It's no wonder that Magic Slim and the Teardrops, considered by many to be "the last real Chicago blues band," have become one of the busiest and best-loved blues bands around. ... an outstanding collection of older and newer songs culled from Slim's vast repertoire. From R&B gems like "Breaking Up Somebody's Home" and Little Milton's "4:59 A.M." to Roosevelt Sykes' "Sunny Road Blues" and J.B. Lenoir's "Mama Talk To Your Daughter" to his own perennial crowd favorite, "Shame",

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Kevin Thorpe

Died in September - very well liked.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Hard Times Blues

Now it's hard time, baby, hard times everywhere I go

Hard times, baby, hard times everywhere I go
Now these people keep cryin' 'bout hard times, they comin' more and more

Now I don't even see what these poor people is going to do
Now I can't see what people, these poor people is going to do
Keep cryin' about these hard times and they coming more and more

Now I went to the factory this mornin' where I had worked ten years ago
And I went to the factory this mornin' where I had worked ten years ago
And the bossman told me that they ain't hirin' in here no more

Monday, November 01, 2010

Dani Wilde - Shine 2010

A good, young blues singer from the UK