A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: October 27, 2014

BakersDozenAnother beautiful week in sunny South Carolina, but that’s about to change. We are soon headed to Boulder, CO for Otis Taylor’s Trance Blues Festival. This is one thing we have wanted to be part of ever since it’s inception. This years it is on a good weekend for us so we are headed West on November 7th, and we will let ya know just how cool it really was.

I am so thrilled to say that Ladee Bianca sits at the top of our Baker’s Dozen Blues chart. This lady has a voice and style that is universal and real. The release is just that, ‘Real People Music‘ and BTW when you are in Memphis for the IBC’s be sure to see her perform in the solo/duo category.

We have one new debut, and it’s about time it got here. ‘Memphis Grease’ from John Nemeth. John is always so soulful and great sounding and this release is no let down at all, check it out. WE did just see John and his killer band at the Daytona Blues Festival and for photos see our smug mug site.

Our ‘Amuse Bouche’ feature was inspired by none other than Ms. Teeny Tucker. She wrote me a lil’ note and asked about playing some women in blues, and I am happy and proud, to say that I heeded her message and this week we will hear current women in the blues. Lots to choose from and all good so hope you diggin’ them as much as I do. Thanks Teeny, love ya.

Just a reminder that our new radio program is spinning on MojoWax Radio…Classic Blues, just head over to station (links below) and look for our air times.

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

 

Baker’s Dozen: Current Chart & Playlist on Radio Show

CW LW CD TITLE Artist/ Web Site Track#/Title
1 3 Real People Music Lady Bianca 7 Fryin’ Pan
2 2 Heavy Water Fo’ Reel 9 Shake N Bake
3 4 The Tattood Lady & The Alligator Man Marcia Ball 11 Get You A Woman
4 6 Honey Hole Catfish Keith 14 Poor Howard/Green Corn*
5 5 Hard As It Gets Larry Griffith 6 Somebody Better Call Somebody
6 8 Livin It Up Andy T & Nick Nixon Band 8 Last To Leave*
7 7 Cross That Line House of Dues 2 Treble & Bass
8 9 Restless Mind Murali Coryell 8 Tag Along*
9 10 Forever In Blue Bridget Kelly Band 4 I’ll Take The Blues*
10 11 Calling All Blues Duke Robillard 2 I’m Gonna Quit My Baby
11 12 Heart of Chicago Liz Mandeville 4 So Called Best Friend Feat. Billy Branch
12 13 All In Dave Fields 1 Changes In My Life
13 ~ Memphis Grease John Nemeth 12 Elbows on the Wheel*

Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

Soul Brothers Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls 2 Momma Didn’t Raise No Fool
Hey Hey Markey Blue 6 Play Me
Son & Moon John Mooney 1 Death Letter
Get Back In Davis Coen 5 Get Back In
Self Made Man Mike Wheeler 9 Get Your Mind Right
A New Day E.G. Kight 7 Bad Times w/Greg Nagy
Hard Luck Child: A Tribute To Skip James Rory Block 9 I’m So Glad
The John Weeks Band The John Weeks Band 5 I Want To Get Back Home
Life Happens Candi Staton 3 Commitment
Bluesamericana Keb’ Mo’ 9 More For Your Money
Live My Life Stacy Mitchhart 1 I Drink Whisky
Blues Scars Skyla Burrell 9 World Wide Blues
Between The Ditches The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band 1 Devils Look Like Angels
Love The Way You Roll The Alexis P. Suter Band 1 Nuthin’ In The World
The Rub Red Dirt Revelators 11 Pseudo Blues

Amuse Bouche: Women In The Blues

  SONG ARTIST
1 1 Voodoo Woman Teeny Tucker
2 2 Fine By Me Good Bayou Deanna Bogart
3 5 Even The Bad Times Are Good Candi Staton
4 9 World Wide Blues Skyla Burrell
5 1 Nuthin’ In The World Alexis P. Suter
6 Love Whip Blues Erin Harpe
7 6 Come To Mama Shaun Murphy
8 1 Rocks & Gravel Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley
9 5 Live My Life Sena Erhardt
10 2 Tongue Tied Vanessa Collier
11 1 Move On Lisa Mann
12 11 It Hurts Me To My Heart Annika Chambers
13 7 Bad Times w/Greg Nagy E.G. Kight
14 2 Ragtag Rag Mary Flower
15 8 Typical Chick Niecie
16 G Groove Annie Mack

HART_Cover_FinalQ: In what cookbook would you find 4 different recipes for Cornbread?

A: In the Cooking With Hart, a fundraising cookbook, available very very soon for holiday ordering.

This collection of 125 recipes from blues artists and fans will be available soon. 100% of all monies will go directly to The Blues Foundation’s HART Fund. Just in time for holiday gift giving and helping artists who might be in need. Order large quantities and give as gifts.
The order site will be available very soon, stick and stay with Blues411 on our various forms of social media to learn when it is ready to roll.

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
©Blues411.com 2014
Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411

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Photo Gallery /Recap Carolina Downhome Blues Festival

img_3940We are a little tardy on this recap but like all good things they take time. In early October we did our 35th Anniversary Tour, and visited Camden, SC for their Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, then scooted to Charleston for dinner and touristy things. A quick turnaround and we headed to Daytona Blues Festival.

Well we finally got to editing and putting together the album for our visit to Camden, SC and it’s a good one.  A super festival, very personal and up close, friendly and open – if y’all want to experience something different please put this baby on your calendar for next years festivals. Thanks to Gary Erwin a.k.a. Shrimp City Slim for al the work he does here in the lowcountry to keep them blues alive and thriving.

So check out our gallery of snaps and enjoy as we features the artists and town of Camden, SC right here LINK. Featuring The Soul Stew Records Review, Harper, Franc Robert, Robert Lighthouse, Shrimp City Slim, Bill Howlin’ Madd Perry, and more than I can mention here. Thanks y’all! 

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
©Blues411.com 2014
Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411

Bonus Question:

Q: In what cookbook would you find 4 different recipes for Cornbread?
A: In the Cooking With Hart fundraising cookbook, available very very soon for holiday ordering.

 

A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: October 20, 2014

BakersDozenWhat wonderful weather we have in Bluffton, on the sunny shore of SC. It’s been in the 80’s by day and 60’s by night. October is wonderful down in these parts, and we are glad to be home for a spell from our blues travels.

Jimmy Thackery Wide OpenThis week we have Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers in the top slot. Their release ‘Wide Open’ is another gem in the collection that these cats put out. We were fortunate to see him at The Daytona Blues Festival and they knocked out the crowd with their brand of blues as only Jimmy can play. He had with him Rick Knapp, formerly Walter Trout’s bass player, and George Sheppard on drums. Mr. Thackery and mates are always cordial and friendly and I am honored to call them friends. So congrats to them on reaching the pinnacle this week.

Our new debuts this week are two super but very different bands. First up we have Dave Fields, from NYC Dave is a guitar playing machine who approaches the blues with an open mind and furious fingers. His release is called ‘All In’ and if you love them blues with a rock edge then this one’s for you. Our other new addition is a dear lady who is intelligent, funny, and a wonderful musician – Liz Mandeville. Her new release is called ‘Heart of Chicago’ which includes appearances by some of Chicago’s finest blues folk.

Our ‘Amuse Bouche’ feature is tited ‘The Same Thang‘ cos it is just like that. We got same song done by different artists. Some may remember Bill Wax doing his ‘Wash Cycle’ well this is it but not as long. One thing about the ‘Wash Cycle’ was ya either loved or hated it! But it’s been in the radio business as long as I can remember in one form or another. So here is our newly monikered ‘The Same Thang’ for this week – look for it to pop up every so often as there are lots of these songs about.

COOLBLUESOne other new thing that we are doing on MojoWax Radio — we have a new show called ‘Classic Blues’. It features blues songs that are classic in nature and scope. Most will be familiar but not all are moldy oldies, some are contemporary versions of classics, while others may surprise you. It will run Friday starting at 3:00 am, Saturday at 10:00 am, Sunday at Noon, Monday 6:30pm (EST). It’s four hours of music to help satisfy your soul.

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

Baker’s Dozen: Current Chart & Playlist on Radio Show

CW LW CD TITLE Artist/ Web Site Track#/Title
1 2 Wide Open Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers 12 Pondok
2 3 Heavy Water Fo’ Reel 9 Shake N Bake
3 4 Real People Music Lady Bianca 7 Fryin’ Pan
4 7 The Tattood Lady & The Alligator Man Marcia Ball 11 Get You A Woman
5 6 Hard As It Gets Larry Griffith 6 Somebody Better Call Somebody*
6 9 Honey Hole Catfish Keith 2 Best Jelly In the Neighborhood
7 8 Cross That Line House of Dues 2 Treble & Bass
8 12 Livin It Up Andy T & Nick Nixon Band 1 Baby Right Now
9 10 Restless Mind Murali Coryell 8 Tag Along*
10 11 Forever In Blue Bridget Kelly Band 2 Blues In The Kitchen
11 13 Calling All Blues Duke Robillard 2 I’m Gonna Quit My Baby
12 ~ Heart of Chicago Liz Mandeville 4 So Called Best Friend Feat. Billy Branch*
13 ~ All In Dave Fields 1 Changes In My Life*
* new track

Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

Soul Brothers Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls 2 Momma Didn’t Raise No Fool
Hey Hey Markey Blue 6 Play Me
Son & Moon John Mooney 1 Death Letter
Get Back In Davis Coen 5 Get Back In
Memphis Grease John Nemeth 12 Elbows on the Wheel
Self Made Man Mike Wheeler 9 Get Your Mind Right
A New Day E.G. Kight 7 Bad Times w/Greg Nagy
Hard Luck Child: A Tribute To Skip James Rory Block 9 I’m So Glad
The John Weeks Band The John Weeks Band 5 I Want To Get Back Home
Life Happens Candi Staton 3 Commitment
Bluesamericana Keb’ Mo’ 9 More For Your Money
Live My Life Stacy Mitchhart 1 I Drink Whisky
Blues Scars Skyla Burrell 9 World Wide Blues
Between The Ditches The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band 1 Devils Look Like Angels

Amuse Bouche: The Same Thang, same song different version…

  SONG ARTIST
1 AC-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive Dr. John
2 AC-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive Lawrence Lebo
3 Let It Rock Chuck Berry
4 Let It Rock Davis Coen
5 Nobody’s Fault But Mine Robben Ford
6 Nobody’s Fault But Mine Robert Cray
7 My Pencil Won’t Write No More Bo Carter
8 My Pencil Won’t Write No More Fruteland Jackson
9 Ace of Spades Johnny Rawls
10 Ace of Spades Zora Young
11 Nadine Jim Byrnes
12 Nadine Dion
13 Nadine Billy Boy Arnold
14 Big Road Blues Tommy Johnson
15 Big Road Blues Canned Heat
16 Big Road Blues Eleanor Ellis

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
©Blues411.com 2014
Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411

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Photo Gallery/Recap: Daytona Blues Festival

img_4232The Daytona Blues Festival is in it’s fifth year and we have been meaning to get there every year. Well since we are now relocated in SC, it was an easy trek to the festival. We had made arrangements with some friends to meet-up there and chill in the nice weather that is seemingly always at the festival and groove to the cool sounds of the bands playing.

It did not disappoint at all.

With a stage schedule that ran Friday through Sunday, starting at 1:00pm there was more than enough music to test event he most die-hard fans.  Add to that a craft beer tasting, 2 guitar raffles (PRS and a custom made Delaney), open seating, standing/dancing room on the infield and a pre ParTay and 3 after parties, and multiple fly-overs from the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds – believe me the theme for this fest was, ‘too much is not enough’.

img_4565All proceeds from the fest went to two different charities, and we found out about new ones that are doing great work, such as Kids Rick The NationA shout out to Matt Isbell of Memphis Cigar Box for donating one of his to the silent auction – thank you. One other note I want to mention that I think other festivals should adhere to, is that all proceeds from sales of artist merch goes to artist 100%, jus’ sayin’.

A very well funded and supported festival the sponsors made it possible for the folks from the DBF to bring in top notch talent from all portions of the blues. A connection to the Blues Foundation was created as Mick Kolassa and I spoke about benefits of joining it, and gave a sneak preview of our forthcoming HART Fund Cookbook (more on that very soon).  The early bands for the three days were heavily weighted as IBC finalist bands. This is great because it exposes blues fans to new up and coming talent that they may not be aware of and gives hope for the future of the blues.

Afternoon and evening bands were some of the finest out there. Including a lifetime Blues Hall of Fame member, several BMA winners, and prodigal son, Victor Wainwright. How could anyone go wrong?

img_4584The vibe was one of the most laid back and friendly vibes at a festival this year. Folks were just cool doing their thing and participating in whatever way they wished. I think the come and go policy helped that somewhat as did the tone that was set by the volunteers and stage folks. I was thrilled to be part of the festival as Stage Announcer/MC and can attest that everyone behind the scenes were shiny happy people and it spread out to the fans too.
MCSome of the more unusual things I had happen during my stint were 2 sets of lost car keys, the first was Friday, someone turned them into me so after several hours of stage announcing the color, make, model and plate of the car no one claimed it. We had a hard stop at 10:30 which I told folks of, finally after closing shop a guy walks over and claims them saying he didn’t hear my announcements and realized he left the keys in the trunk lock. The other had a flask of police strength Pepper Spray, a nice mother claimed them. Add to that a camera (with which I took backstage fotos for the owner with just for fun) and the best was a ladies clutch with ID, CC, license and chap stick inside. Made announcements but she was gone. Found her on facebook, where we friended each other but she did not read my message. The poor wo,an musta thought I was a stalker, when I requested her phone number HAH – her daughter told her that I had some personal items for her. All’s well that ends well. Fun times!

Needless to say I was exhausted from the non-stop music and socializing that took place this past weekend. Yet I left on Monday with a big wide grin on my face. I want to thank all the sponsors for supporting the blues and this festival, the back stage crew from GoBackLine, who worked hard at keeping the rich sound that filled the air and made set changes easy peazy.
Also a shout out to Pam & Frank (you know who you are) and Stoli Lazz (so do you’se) for bringing us into the family.

img_5407Leslie took close to a zillion shots (it might have been half a zillion) and we have put up some of the best pn our Smug Mug page —>>> http://blues411.smugmug.com/Music-Pictures/Daytona-Blues-Festival-2014-/ <<<—- so please check it out. Lots of different shots of stage, fans, birds, backstage etc. Of course, there are facebook posts from us and others, please do scope them out too. Videos were shot by Stoli Lazz on facebook and also they can be found at Barking Dog Blues where you can see some excellent videos of the festival shortly and tons of other great footage.stoli lazz

So we are back and catching up on livin’ in the low country, I advise you to put this festival on your schedule for next year so you can share the fun that we shared this year.

 

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
©Blues411.com 2014
Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411 & Stoli Lazz