A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: August 25, 2014

BakersDozenWe are back but not for long! After some time at home and for an unexpected root canal for yours truly, we are off to The European Blues Cruise. This is a cruise out of Marseilles and features some of the finest Blues musicians from Chicago and Delmark Records. Including Toronzo Cannon, John Primer, Omar Coleman, Mike Wheeler, Demetria Taylor, Peaches Staten – how cool is that! There will be stopovers at Ibiza, Minorque and Mallorca…can’t wait! ! ! !

reakSo one thing from this trip is that this weeks show will REPEAT next week, and with that being so we have a couple of interesting events to hear/see. Jarekus Singleton, who was a two time #1 place holder here, has returned to the chart and is now ensconced at the #1 spot, and since this show will play again next week, I guess he’s at #1 again for 2 weeks.

With that in mind we chose our Amuse Bouche segment to feature artists who are ‘flying under the radar‘. These are musicians from around the globe that ya might not be hip to and we want you to take notice of them. So by running this show for two weeks we can give them all some extra love and PR.

Within that Amuse Bouche we are honored to have two world premieres, one from my favorite lady singer from Nashville Markey Blue and her release Hey Hey, this baby won’t hit the streets till September so get those ears tuned to it now, right here.

The other world debut is a cool cat from Canada, who I met at the IBC’s several years ago. We gave it back and forth to each other earning each others respect and I am proud to be debuting his new release ‘Girl With A New Tattoo’, I know you will dig the track we are featuring from The Kirby Sewell Band.

One other band who caught my ear when we were driving to Jackson, was the band called House of Dues. A damn sure funky and syncopated band that writes songs about real life situations – the feature track is called ‘Addiction’, we leave it at that.

Two new additions to the play chart – Fo’ Reel with their new release Heavy Water, and Legendary Rod Piazza‘s new release Emergency Situation. You know it’s gonna be good if Rod & Honey are involved.

A Baker’s Dozen of Blues, on MojoWax Radio presented by Blues MusicMagazine at LIVE365.com.

bcradioBroadcast times are as follows:
Monday - 1pm EST ALWAYS A NEW SHOW
Tuesday
 10pm EST
Wednesday - Noon EST
Thursday
  11pm EST
Friday
  4pm EST
Saturday – 2pm EST

 

A Baker’s Dozen:

CW LW CD TITLE Artist/ Web Site Track#/Title
1 1 Refuse To Lose Jarekus Singleton 1 I Refuse To Lose
2 4 The Beautiful Bones Kelly Hunt 9 I’ve Got A Good Feeling
3 5 Anthology Too Slim & The Taildragges 13 Throw Me A Rope
4 6 Jigsaw Heart Eden Brent 1 Better This Way
5 7 Nobody But Me Rip Lee Pryor 7 Keep Our Business To Yourself
6 8 Love is The Devil Pork Chop Willie 13 Black Heart
7 9 Michissippi Mick Mick Kolassa 3 The Letter
8 10 Sunshine Davina & The Vagabonds 7 Red Shoes
9 11 Meet Me In Houston John McVey 5 Blue Guitar
10 12 Don’t Call No Ambulance Selwyn Birchwood 12 Hoodoo Stew
11 13 Bad Taboo Carolyn Fe’ 3 Bad Taboo
12 ~ Heavy Water Fo’ Reel 3 Leave Your Love Alone
13 ~ Emergency Situation Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers 3 Milk & Water

 

Chef’s Suggestions:

Hollywood Blvd. Raoul &The Big Time 5 Amphetamine
Livin It Up Andy T & Nick Nixon Band 1 Baby Right Now
The Best Of The Stony Plain Years Long John Baldry 2 I’m Shakin’
Forever In Blue Bridget Kelly Band 2 Blues In The Kitchen
Goin’ Home Kenny Wayne Shepard 12 Born Under A Bad Sign
The Hustle Is Really On Mark Hummel 3 The Hustle Is On
Havin’ Nothn’ Don’t Bother Me Harmonica Shah 8 Honey I Ran Out Of Lies
Hard As It Gets Larry Griffith 2 Help I Don’t Need
Real People Music Lady Bianca 1 Missing You
Restless Mind Murali Coryell 2 Kiss Me First
Wide Open Jimi Thackery & The Drivers 3 Coffee & Chicken

 

Amuse Bouche: ‘Under the Radar’ Artists, get to know these folks

SONG ARTIST RELEASE
1 See If I Can Find Me A Woman Shrimp City Slim Highway 17
7 Turkey Leg Woman Robert Lighthouse Deep Down On The Mud
4 Hard As It Gets Larry Griffith Hard As It Gets
8 If You Come To Louisiana Larry Garner Blues For Sale
3 Needed Time Fabrizio Poggi & Chicken Mambo Spirit Of Mercy
6 Black Dog Dave Fields All In
6 Play Me Markey Blue Hey Hey
5 Dangerous Mood John Hartness Blues Deluxe
4 Weed Smoker’s Dream-Why Don’t You Do Right Catfish Keith Honey Hole
10 Blues In My Cabin Nuno Mindelis Angels & Clowns
1 The Devil’s In The Details Kirby Sewell Band Girl With A New Tattoo
1 Addicted House of Dues Cross That Line

 

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
chefjimi

©Blues411.com 2014
Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411

Photo Gallery: Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival

JAX

Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival, Jackson Mississippi

A fabulous weekend in Jackson, Mississippi centered around the Jackson R&B Festival. It was Rhythm and Blues music, not R&B an interesting take on the phrase. We had the Rhythm supported by such luminaries as Fantasia, Estelle and others while the Blues featured Janiva Magness, Bobby Rush, Joe Louis Walker, Denise Lasalle, Dorothy Moore, Curtis Salgado and many more.

Jax4We also had the chance to take in some sights courtesy of ‘Downtown’ Peggy Brown, Chris Gill Marcia Weaver & Dorothy Moore, thanks y’all. We go to attend the Blue Monday jam at world famous Hal & Mal’s where they cooked up some smokin’ blues that rivals any other city jams you can name. Thanks to all the musicians who turned out and to the folks who made us feel right at home in Jackson – we will be back!

Jax3So we have upwards of fifty snaps here for you to view and enjoy, as usual we appreciate you sharing and commenting on our stuff.  Next year I expect many more blues fans to be there right along with us, as we celebrate year three for this amazing collection of artists and folks. Mark your calendars!!!

Oh yeah, next stop for us is the European Blues Cruise out of Marseille France featuring some of Chicago’s finest blues players, look for on site updates and late night galleries on facebook.

 

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease

chefjimi
©Blues411.com 2014
Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411

 

 

A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: August 18, 2014

Well I just have to say the Jackson R&B Festival was off the hook. So much great music, and a wide variety of it also. It’s very refreshing to have such a wide scope pf music presented at one festival. It showed the roots and limbs and connected all the lineage back to the blues and the crowds were super fun to be with.

Thank you to all the sponsors. artists, volunteers and well, to Jackson, MS for having us. I know all y’all followed us on facebook and saw the pics that we posted at each nights end as well as the ‘on the spot shots’ that we are famous for. 

Ronnie Earl Good NewsThis week we have yet another returnee to the number #1 slot, none other than the remarkable Ronnie Earl. Congrats to a great artists and super sweet man, we are all happy that you are playing for us every day.

Filling out the top five this week are Jarekus Singleton, Bob Corritore, Kelley Hunt and Too Slim & The Taildraggers. That’s some mighty fine talent there.

We have just one new debut this week, it’s Carolyn Fe’ – her release Bad Taboo is truly an example of the International appeal of Blues music. Carolyn hails from the Philippines and currently lives in Canada - the song we are featuring, the title track, she has playing with her is none other than Shun Kikuta from Japan. Some of you folks may remember Shun from his days as the guitarist with Ms. Koko Taylor. Shun is doing well and bringing the blues to Asia countries where the blues are Still Alive & Well.

Our Amuse Bouche this week is a fun look at some cover versions of songs. We are thrilled to feature a new single from The Blues DoctorsTequilla. I have seen them do this live in concert and it’s a blast. We hope ya have as much fun with these covers as we did finding them. You know we don’t just settle for songs we actively search them out to bring ya some of the very best we can get our little hands on.

Thanks for all the positive comments on our new web site look, and the new photo gallery – it’s always hard to change something that works so well, like our last site plan. But I felt it needed refreshing and modernizing while still keeping the ease of use and typographic consistencies in place. I must say I am really happy with the way it looks and ‘feels’ on the computer, lap top and phone and it sounds like y’all do too.


A Baker’s Dozen of Blues
, on MojoWax Radio presented by Blues MusicMagazine at LIVE365.com.


Bbluescatroadcast times are as follows:

Monday - 1pm EST ALWAYS A NEW SHOW
Tuesday
 10pm EST
Wednesday - Noon EST
Thursday
  11pm EST
Friday
  4pm EST
Saturday – 2pm EST

 

Baker’s Dozen:

1 1 Good News Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters 4 In The Wee Hours
2 3 Refuse To Lose Jarekus Singleton 9 High Minded
3 4 Taboo Bob Corritore 1 Potato Stomp
4 5 The Beautiful Bones Kelly Hunt 9 I’ve Got A Good Feeling
5 6 Anthology Too Slim & The Taildragges 2 Little Gun Motel
6 7 Jigsaw Heart Eden Brent 1 Better This Way
7 8 Nobody But Me Rip Lee Pryor 7 Keep Our Business To Yourself
8 9 Love is The Devil Pork Chop Willie 1 Too Many Cuts
9 10 Michissippi Mick Mick Kolassa 4 Reefer Man
10 11 Sunshine Davina & The Vagabonds 6 You Better Start Praying
11 12 Meet Me In Houston John McVey 11 Freddie King Goes Surfing
12 13 Don’t Call No Ambulance Selwyn Birchwood 12 Hoodoo Stew
13 ~ Bad Taboo Carolyn Fe’ 3 Bad Taboo

 

Chef’s Suggestions:

All The Right Moves Little Mike & The Tornadoes 6 Fool Too Long
Hollywood Blvd. Raoul &The Big Time 5 Amphetamine
Livin It Up Andy T & Nick Nixon Band 1 Baby Right Now
The Best Of The Stony Plain Years Long John Baldry 2 I’m Shakin’
Emergency Situation Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers 3 Milk & Water
Forever In Blue Bridget Kelly Band 2 Blues In The Kitchen
Goin’ Home Kenny Wayne Shepard 12 Born Under A Bad Sign
The Hustle Is Really On Mark Hummel 3 The Hustle Is On
Havin’ Nothn’ Don’t Bother Me Harmonica Shah 8 Honey I Ran Out Of Lies
Hard As It Gets Larry Griffith 2 Help I Don’t Need
Heavy Water Fo’ Reel 3 Leave Your Love Alone
Real People Music Lady Bianca 1 Missing You

 

Amuse Bouche: Cover Songs

SONG ARTIST ALBUM ORIGINAL BY:
1 Tequilla The Blues Doctors NEW SINGLE The Champs
2 12 Born Under A Bad Sign Kenny Wayne Shepard Goin’ Home Walter Vinson & Lonnie Chapman
3 11 Keep Sittin’ On It Karen Lovely The Prohibition Blues Ruth Brown
4 8 Goin’ Down Slow Albert Castigila Solid Ground St. Louis Jimmy Oden
5 11 John The Revelator Alexis P Suter Band Two Sides Blind Willie Johnson – most familiar Son House
6 5 One Way Out Allman Brothers Band Eat A Peach Elmore james
7 4 Smokestack Lightin’ Boyes, Brill & DelGrosso Live From Bluesville Howlin’ Wolf
8 12 I Got A Woman Andy T & Nick Nixon Band Drink Drank Drunk Ray Charles
9 3 The Hustle Is On Mark Hummel THe Hustle Is Really On T-Bone Walker
10 6 Come To Mama Shaun Murphy Livin’ The Blues Etta James
11 10 Ya-Ya Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers Emergency Situation Lee Dorsey Tune
12 3 Hoodoo Man Blues Dion Son Of Skip James Jr. Wells
13 10 Ode To Billie Joe Dorothy Moore Blues Heart Bobby Gentry

 

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease

chefjimi
©Blues411.com 2014
Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411

Friday Photo Gallery: Chenango Blues Festival

Leslie is sporting a Chenango Blues Fest shirt to say we care and miss ya's.

Leslie is sporting a Chenango Blues Fest shirt to say we care and miss ya’s.

HELLO CHENANGO BLUES FESTIVAL FRIENDS !

Well what can we say about the very best one day festival around. The Chenango Blues Festival was our very first Blues Festival and has been a favorite for many years.

This year we cannot be there as we have commitments at the another festival, but we just want to say hi to everyone there and send out hugs to Eric & Pam Larsen and the crew of volunteers who keep it going in a natural and proper  way. We earned so much from these folks, as we were attending before we even thought of Blues411, so that says a ton about them and their festival.

So here are some photos from last years festival as our way of saying thanks and hope that there is a 100:1 ratio of folks going to take our spots there.

So click on her picture and see some great shots from last year, have fun y’all and hoist one for Marty’s birthday!
Or click the link here .

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
chefjimi

©Blues411.com 2014

Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph