Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sonny Boy Williamson — Polly Put Your Kettle On

Now oh little Susie
How I love you
Nothin' in the world
Gonna make me wor' you

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Sandi Thom — Merchants and Thieves 2010

Although not on the album this is worth a listen any time of the day

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mavis Staples — Last Train

The wonderful Mavis - I can and do listen to her time after time.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Luther Dickinson — Keep Your Lamp Trimmed & Burning

Luther Dickinson is the lead guitarist and vocalist for the North Mississippi Allstars as well as lead guitarist for The Black Crowes.

I was lost, I thought the losing dice were tossed
I didn't know where to go, I didn't have no one to turn to
I'm glad I found you just in time
Won't miss those things I left behind

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Carolina Chocolate Drops — Hit ‘Em Up Style

New Single due
1. Short Dressed Gal
2. Escoutas (Diga Diga)
3. Hit 'Em Up Style
4. Knockin'

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit


Billie Holiday's 1939 song about racist lynchings stunned audiences and redefined popular music. In an extract from 33 Revolutions Per Minute, his history of protest songs, Dorian Lynskey explores the chilling power of Strange Fruit

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band – Born with a Broken Heart

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pinetop Perkins and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith - Joined At The Hip


Joe Tex – A woman (can change a man)

Joe Tex, was an American Southern soul singer-songwriter, most popular during the 1960s and 1970s. His style of speaking over music, which he called 'rap', made him a predecessor of the modern style of music.

A man can say what he won't do
But if she really, really wants to
A woman can change a man
She can make him weak
Or make him strong
Make him do right
Or she can make him do wrong
'Cause everything a man does
He does it for a woman
Hmmm, mmm hmmm

Monday, February 14, 2011

Carolyn Wonderland – Miss Understood 2008


Caroline Wonderland's instrumental abilities include guitar, slide guitar, mandolin, trumpet and piano. Although primarily a blues artist, Wonderland likes to incorporate elements of country, swing, zydeco, surf, gospel, soul, and cumbia into her musical mix. She usually performs with Cole El-Saleh on keyboards and Robert Michael Hooper on drums.
Take a little Bonnie Raitt, throw in a heaping handful of Janis Joplin along with a dash of Wynonna Judd and you've got Carolyn Wonderland, the amazingly talented Austin, Texas-based singer who has created a country, rock, soul and blues masterpiece with "Miss Understood."

Miss Understood

Sunday, February 13, 2011

MEENA – Rather Be Blind

Born in Austria - currently signed with Ruf Records - backing current tour for Coco Montoya

A nice version of Etta's classic

Friday, February 11, 2011

Erja Lyytinen – Steamy Window - (Blues Caravan 2009)

A Finnish blueswoman who has a stormong live band - long live fun and glamour

Elmore James cover

Peter Green/Debbie Davies – Nature's Disappearing

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Monday, February 07, 2011

Van Morrison/John Lee Hooker-Gloria

How I love these two guys

Gloria - Van Morrison, John Lee Hooker

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Tuesday, February 01, 2011


LITTLE JENNY & THE BLUE BEANS - Move My Wings (2008)