A Baker’s Dozen of Blues, April 14, 2014

A Baker's Dozen Of Blues

A Baker’s Dozen Of Blues

A great weekend of blues, R&B, food and friends at the Tampa Bay Blues Festival.  A big thank you to Chuck Ross and the mighty mighty crew who helped make this one helluva weekend.  The VIP section was amazing, the food and beverages were plentiful and the music was all outstanding. Those who missed it, missed one epic festival, so plan on being there next year.

We got ourselves one dynamic lady at the #1 spot, Ms. Shaun Murphy with her ‘Cry Of Love’ release. If ya haven’t given her music a serious listen, then where have ya been. Get it, own it and enjoy it!

Making their air play debuts are James Armstrong and Sunday Wilde, two extremely talented artists who deserve full attention. Our Chef Suggestions list we have a talented threesome of Norman Taylor, Polly O’Keary, and Joe Louis Walker. Look for rapid movement from these artists as the weeks go on. Tomorrow is April 15th…..we all know that’s the day we get held upside down and shaken till we have no change left in our pockets. Tax Day. So to help ease the pain we will feature songs about money and taxes in our Amuse Bouche portion, hope it helps. We dug deep here just to get a nice rounded sampling of tunes, ya might be surprised at some of them, at least we hope so.

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Remember to tune into the Radio version of A Baker’s Dozen of Blues, on MojoWax Radio presented by Blues Music Magazine at LIVE365.com.

Broadcast times are as follows:
Monday - 1pm EST  ALWAYS A NEW SHOW STARTING MONDAY 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 Record Label Track#/Title
1 2 “Cry Of Love” Shaun Murphy Vision Wall 8 Nickel and A Nail
2 3 “You Better Mind” Mudcat 30 Miles UP 2 Calamity Jane
3 5 “New Attitude” Root Doctor Self 9 Someone Else Is Steppin’ In
4 6 “It Feels Good” Randy Oxford Band Figgleblall Records 9 How Come You’re Never Here
5 7 “Panther Burn” Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat Underworld Records 8 Sky’s Full of Crows
6 9 “Wicked” 24th Street Wailers Self 10 Aw Baby
7 8 “Far As I Can See” Matt Schofield Provogue 9 Yellow Moon
8 10 “Sounds of Home” Damon Fowler Blind Pig 9 TV Mama
9 11 “Baptized By The Mud” Kat Danser Independent 10 Prove It On Me Blues
10 12 “Blue Yonder” Hard Garden Hard Garden Music 2 Depot Blues
11 13 “Belle of The Blues” Lisa Biales Big Song Music 8 Peach Pickin’ Mama
12 ~ “Guitar Angels” James Armstrong Catfood Records 8 Saturday Night Women
13 ~ “He Digs Me” Sunday Wilde Self 9 Gimme One More

Chef Suggestions:

“Brotherhood” The Holmes Brothers Alligator 1 Stayed At The Party
“Blues With Friends” Dixie Peach Big Shew Records 1 Too Much Trouble
“30th Anniversary Special Edition” Blue Lunch Special Rip Cat Records 10 Sixty Minute Man
“Chunkabilly Blues” Chris Lord & Cheatin’ River Self 5 Jelly Bean
“Drivin Me Wild” Jonn Del Toro Richardson & Sean Carney Self 3 Lookin’ For My Baby
“Goin’ To The Delta” Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown Ruf Records 2 Nothing Like The Blues
“Five Finger Discount” Soulstack Self 7 Hangin’ in The Kitchen
“Bad Attitude” Johnny Drummer Earwig Records 3 Bit Her In The Butt
Move On Lisa Mann Self 4 The Blues Is My Medicine
“Troubles” John & Sylvia Embry Delmark Records 2 Troubles
“Betsy’s Kitchen” Back Pack Jones Self 6 Even God Sings The Blues
“Blue Soul” Norman Taylor Soul Stew Records 9 Grace Walking
“Compass” Polly O’Keary & The Rhythm Method Self 10 You Get Me High
Hornet’s Nest Joe Louis Walker Alligator Records 4 Stick A Fork In Me

Amuse Bouche: Money & Taxes

CD TITLE ARTIST TRACK #
Greatest Hits Stevie Ray Vaughn 1 Taxman
Up From The Tracks Blinddog Smokin’ 1 Money
Clear Blue Flame Delta Moon 3 Money Changes Everything
Tempered Steel Spencer Bohren 2 Money Blues
Television Dr. John 9 Money (That’s What I Want)
Strong Suspicion Curtis Salgado 8 Money Must Think I’m Dead
Hard Dollar Hadden Sayers 13 Money Shot
Bad Blood In The City James Blood Ulmer 6 Dead Presidents
Jonesin’ For Money Deacon Jones w/Eddie Money 1 If The Blues was Money
Gonna Boogie Anyway Chris James & Patrick Rynn 1 Money Don’t Like Me
The Best of Ray Charles Ray Charles 6 Greenbacks
Blues With A Mood Big Bill Morgenfield 3 Money’s getting’ Cheaper
Greatest Hits Lovin’ Spoonfull 24 Money
Money Barrett Strong 4 Money
Impeach The Precedent Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings 8 What If We All Stopped Paying Taxes

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
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Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411

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A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: April 7, 2014

A Baker's Dozen Of Blues

A Baker’s Dozen Of Blues

A great week of ‘double entendre’ blues, we just wanna thank all of ya for tuning in repeatedly to the show. Guess it was so good ya had to have it twice. Remember that because of the depth and popularity of such songs we will be airing at least one two-hour special on the ‘dirty blues’ coming up shortly. Check the web page and Mojowax radio for details.

This week we say congrats to Niecie for taking the #1 spot on our list. Hard working lady gets it done day after day and look for her on the road and tell her ya heard her on A Baker’s Dozen of Blues.

We have two debuts on the play list, Hard Garden and Lisa Biales. So these two couldn’t be more different in terms of style and sound, and that’s what makes the blues so wonderful– that big tent I always refer too is alive and well.

Tampa Bay Blues Festival April 11, 12, 13, 2014

Tampa Bay Blues Festival
April 11, 12, 13, 2014

Our Amuse Bouche  section we feature the Tampa Bay Blues Festival, April 11, 12 & 13 join us there for a great time. The playlist is in order of appearance so ya get the feel of just how cool it will be. Don’t forget the after parties featuring festival artists in unrestrained jam mode! 

Remember to tune into the Radio version of A Baker’s Dozen of Blues,
on MojoWax Radio presented by Blues Music Magazine at LIVE365.com.

Broadcast times are as follows:

Monday - 1pm EST  ALWAYS A NEW SHOW STARTING MONDAY
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 Record Label Track#/Title
1 2 “Wanted Woman” Niecie Ride The Tiger Records 6 Blues Ain’t Nothing
2 4 “Cry Of Love” Shaun Murphy Vision Wall 8 Nickel and A Nail
3 6 “You Better Mind” Mudcat 30 Miles UP 2 Calamity Jane
4 5 “I Am The Blues” Michael Packer img 9 I’m In Love
5 7 “New Attitude” Root Doctor Self 9 Someone Else Is Steppin’ In
6 8 “It Feels Good” Randy Oxford Band Figgleblall Records 9 How Come You’re Never Here
7 10 “Panther Burn” Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat Underworld Records 8 Sky’s Full of Crows
8 9 “Far As I Can See” Matt Schofield Provogue 9 Yellow Moon
9 11 “Wicked” 24th Street Wailers Self 10 Aw Baby
10 12 “Sounds of Home” Damon Fowler Blind Pig 9 TV Mama
11 13 “Baptized By The Mud” Kat Danser Independent 10 Prove It On Me Blues
12 ~ “Blue Yonder” Hard Garden Hard Garden Music 2 Depot Blues
13 ~ “Belle of The Blues” Lisa Biales Big Song Music 8 Peach Pickin’ Mama

Chef Suggestions:

“Guitar Angels” James Armstrong Catfood Records 8 Saturday Night Women
“He Digs Me” Sunday Wilde Self 9 Gimme One More
“Brotherhood” The Holmes Brothers Alligator 1 Stayed At The Party
“Blues With Friends” Dixie Peach Big Shew Records 1 Too Much Trouble
“30th Anniversary Special Edition” Blue Lunch Special Rip Cat Records 10 Sixty Minute Man
“Chunkabilly Blues” Chris Lord & Cheatin’ River Self 5 Jelly Bean
“Drivin Me Wild” Jonn Del Toro Richardson & Sean Carney Self 3 Lookin’ For My Baby
“Goin’ To The Delta” Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown Ruf Records 2 Nothing Like The Blues
“Five Finger Discount” Soulstack Self 7 Hangin’ in The Kitchen
“Bad Attitude” Johnny Drummer Earwig Records 3 Bit Her In The Butt
Move On Lisa Mann Self 4 The Blues Is My Medicine
“Troubles” John & Sylvia Embry Delmark Records 2 Troubles
“Betsy’s Kitchen” Back Pack Jones Self 6 Even God Sings The Blues

Amuse Bouche:

Tampa Bay Blues Festival
in order of appearance from Fri—Sun

ARTIST TRACK 
Selwyn Birchwood 1 The Way You Wiggle
Matt Schofield 4 Breaking Up Somebody’s Home
Coco Montoya 6 Same Dog
Shemekia Copeland 5 The Truth Is the Light
Buddy Guy 4 She’s Nineteen Years Old
Nikki Hill 3 Struttin’
Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials 14 It’s Allright
Tommy Castro &The Painkillers 1 The Devil You Know
The Blind Boys of Alabama 2 Way Down In The Hole
Michael McDonald 7 Lonely Teardrops
George Porter, Jr. 8 Liver Splash
Tad Robinson 7 Sunday Morning Woman
Big Sam’s Funky Nation 2 Got It Going On
James Hunter 9 Class Act
Irma Thomas 3 Hip Shakin’ Mama


Love, Peace & Chicken Grease

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Photo Gallery/Commentary: George Thorogood & The Destroyers

Guess who?A few weeks ago we had the joy of seeing George Thorogood & The Destroyers in the wonderful Florida Theater in Jacksonville. It’s a great old theatre that has been painstakingly restored to much of its original splendor and beauty.

Much like George and the boys. Celebrating their 40th year of playing R&B influenced rock and roll they are tighter than a mosquito’s tweeter! Sometimes we can take bands that have achieved longevity for granted but these guys refuse to let us do that.
George is still as energetic and engaging as he ever was. Self-effacing – sometimes I think people mistake his ‘cheese’ for ego, and it;s just not right. He has none. We spent some time chatting with him backstage and he is as humble and fun as ever and maybe even more so. Its one of those things that come with age, he has adapted to it well, and it looks good on him.

IMG_5856_edited-1A big thanks to Jim Suhler who was a giant assist in getting us there, keeping us posted on what was going on and vouching for our status as press. We got to spend some precious time with Jim – who’s new release Panther Burn is on the Blues411 Baker’s Dozen of  Blues chart and is tracking very well. Check it out!

So here are some great snaps from the night. George had the foresight and generosity to have Selwyn Birchwood open for him thru Florida and that’s a great and cool thing for him to do. It exposes Selwyn to many new fans and he did not disappoint in the show we saw and we heard nothing but raves from the other venues.

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George Thorogood & The Destroyers

A great night of Blues based Rock & Roll in the beautiful Florida Theater in Jacksonville. celebrating 40 years of delivering the goods to fans all over the world George and the boys proved that they are still alive and well and kicking out the jams nightly!

PS: I got to thinking – that’s always scary – about when we see a band how we sometimes don’t pay enough attention to the other guys playing. The Destroyers are a perfect example of how we can overlook great talent by just focusing on the ‘name artist’. George is backed by one helluva drummer (even tho he only uses on cymbal) Jeff Simon. Jeff has been with the Destroyer since forever and is one of the most underrated rock drummers around. Buddy Leach has been blowing the sax long before it got re-discovered and re-introduced to the rock & blues fans. Billy Blough has been keeping the rhythm and holding the bottom down with style and aplomb with just enough class to make the band legit (LOL) and the aforementioned Jim Suhler is one of the finest rock guitarists around these days. His knowledge and ability of the fret board and how to shine and when to lay back is a lesson for learning for all the aspiring guitarist out there.
So next time you go see an ‘icon’ (his latest release title, hah a styled George plug for sure)  check out the band too, they might surprise ya, they are seemless but without them the experience would not be nearly as good.  Plus remember these cats are playing with the elite of music, and they can have anyone they want — jus’ sayin’!

 

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease

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Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411

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