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A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: February 8, 2016

 

BakersDozen15IBC RECOVERY
NEW ADDITIONS TO BAKER’S DOZEN

BLACK HISTORY MONTH RADIO PROGRAM


Well we are nearly all recovered from our trip to Memphis and the International Blues Challenge. Quite the event,we have tons of photos on facebook page and have shared them around so if ya haven’t seen them – ya haven’t tried to find them.

 

Our new #1 this week is master soul singer Wee Willie Walker. His smooth delivery will make Saturday night’s perfect for getting together and getting it right, if ya know what I mean.

 

We have some new charters this week, Jonn Del Toro Richardson and his new release ‘Tengo Blues’ (check your Spanish/English dictionary if ya need to), and Guy Davis and his ‘Kokomo Kidd‘ release. Also not to be denied is Billy The Kid & The Regulators, an IBC finalist two years ago brings his straight forward soul infused brand of blues to ya. Hope ya be digging them all over the coming weeks.

 

Our Amuse Bouche this week features a bunch of HAPPY BIRTHDAYS to artists who celebrate February as their time to shine.

 

 

bhm2A copySpeaking of February, it is Black History Month. Funny how we don;t see a lot of praise or pomp from the Blues Community for this month, hmm, it makes me wonder.

 

But we at Blues411 Radio will broadcast a ninety minute musical tribute to Black History Month starting at Noon EST this Tuesday. It will feature a look back and a look forward in our own non-comprehensive way to salute the creators not imitators of the Blues, and yes they were Black.  See schedule below, and it will run all month.

 

The schedule is:
Tuesday Noon-1:30pm
Thursday 8:30 – 10:00pm
Saturday 6:00 – 7:30am

 

 

A Baker’s Dozen of Blues now on Blues411 Radio.

Broadcast times are as follows:

new logo with web address
Monday
  1pm & 11:00pm EST NEW SHOW
Tuesday
 – 10pm EST
Wednesday – Noon & 6:00pm ES
Thursday
 –  3:00am & 11pm EST
Friday
 –  4pm EST
Saturday – 2pm EST
Sunday – 9am EST

 

 

 

You can find Blues411Radio at:

This web site (player automatically comes on)
Blues411 Radio http://listen.samcloud.com/w/71723/Blues411
TuneIn Radio http://tunein.com/radio/Blues411-Radio-s261461/
VLC App (which works across platforms) insert this code into the ‘search bar once downloaded app.
http://samcloud.spacial.com/api/listen?sid=71723&rid=123087&f=aac,any&br=64000,any&m=m3u

 

 

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

CW LW Artist Release Track#/Song
1 2 Wee Willie Walker If Nothing Ever Changes 6. Is That It?
2 3 Mudcat & the Atlanta Horns While You Were Away 7. The Devil Is Real
3 4 Nikki Hill Heavy Hearts Hard Fists 10. Scratch Back*
4 5 Crooked Eye Tommy Butterflies & Snakes 5. Tide Pool
5 8 Cedric Burnside Project Descendants of the Hill Country 4. Don’t Shoot The Dice
6 9 Bob Margolin My Road 6. Low Life Blues
7 10 Benny Turner When She’s Gone 7. Have You Ever Been So Lonseome*
8 11 Mike Zito & The Wheel Keep Coming Back 10. Cross The Border*
9 12 Joe Louis Walker Everybody Wants A Piece 10. Young Girl Blues
10 13 Dudley Taft Skin & Bones 1. Skin & Bones
11 ~ Jonn Del Toro Richardson Tengo Blues 4. Triple Lindig*
12 ~ Billy The Kid & The Regulators I Can’t Change 2.Ain’t Gotta Prove Nuthin’*
13 ~ Guy Davis Kokomo Kidd 1.Kokomo Kidd*

 

 

Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

Artist Release Track#/Song
The Jimmys Hot Dish 1. Lose That Woman
D’Mar & Gill Take It Like That 3. Song For Honeyboy
Scottie Miller Band Reciprocation 8. Too Far Gone
Eric Bibb & JJ Milteau Lead Belly’s Gold 13. Chauffer’s Blues
Joyann Parker & Sweet Tea On The Rocks 04. What Happened To Me
Jimmi & The Band Of Souls The Graveyard Shift 3. I’m Blue
King Edward 50 Years of Blues 1. Bring Your Pretty Self Home
Dennis Jones Both Sides of The Track 1.Enjoy The Ride
RB Stone Some Call It Freedom
(some call it the blues)
5.Mind Your Bizzness
Toronzo Cannon The Chicago Way 1.The Pain Around Me

 

happy-birthday-animated-2Amuse Bouche: 

February Birthdays

 

 

Artist Song
Antoine ‘Fats’ Domino Blue Monday
Bob ‘Bear’ Hite Goin’ Up The Country
Johnny Winter Third Degree
Francis ‘Scrapper’ Blackwell “E” Blues
Nina Simone A Little Sugar In My Bowl
Alexis P. Suter You Don’t Move Me No More
Josh White Careless Love
Otis Clay (with Johnny Rawls) Turn Back The Hands of Time
Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson Gangster of Love
Jason Ricci Nobody’s Fault But Mine
John Ginty Elevators
Phillip Walker The Blues and My Guitar

 

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
©Blues411.com 2016
Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411

A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: February 1, 2016

ibCInternational Blues Challenge
Memphis Fun
Blues411 Radio

 

The 2016 International Blues Challenge is in the books. What an amazing week it is, the talent level is amazing, the support these musicians show for each other reinvigorates me every year. They are the reason Blues411 exists and why we urge you to buy their music, see them in concert, and listen only to music shows that pay royalties.

 

Every one of them is a winner for accepting the challenge  and giving their best. They win on the networking level, being able to connect with each other as well as festival promotes, label owners, radio hosts and fans – that will last a lifetime. Congrats to each of them, and we salute you.

 

Please check our facebook page for tons of photos, from ‘live in the streets & clubs’ shots, to stunning professional images from Leslie K. Joseph. Just scroll to see them on our timeline.

 

The winners are…

Best Self-Produced CD Rob Lumbard  Blues in a Bottle Central Iowa Blues Society

 

Lee Oskar Harp AwardInnerVision Columbus Blues Alliance

 

Cigar Box Guitar Award Bing Futch Orange Blossom Blues Society


Custom Gibson Guitar & Category 5 Amp Joey Delgado (The Delgado Brothers) Ventura County Blues Society

 

soloSolo/Duo 1st Place Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons Washington Blues Society

 


Solo/Duo 2nd PlaceInnerVision Columbus Blues Alliance

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Band 1st Place – The Delgado Brothers Ventura County Blues Society

 

 

Band 2nd PlaceThe Paul DesLauriers Band  Montreal Blues Society

 

 

Band 3rd PlaceThe Norman Jackson Band Lake of the Ozarks Blues Society

 

BakersDozen15

 

 


 

 

 

 

On to the Baker’s Dozen, this week we see a band that we spent time with and Chef Jimi was fortunate enough to host their showcase in Memphis. The Andy T – Nick Nixon Band.

We have one new addition to the chart – Dudley Taft. 

 

Our Amuse Bouche this week features some of the bands who we saw at the this years IBC.

 

A Baker’s Dozen of Blues now on Blues411 Radio.

Broadcast times are as follows:
new logo with web addressMonday  1pm & 11:00pm EST NEW SHOW
Tuesday
 – 10pm EST
Wednesday – Noon & 6:00pm ES
Thursday
 –  3:00am & 11pm EST
Friday
 –  4pm EST
Saturday – 2pm EST
Sunday – 9am EST

 

 

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

CW LW Artist Release Track#/Song
1 2 Andy T. – Nick Nixon Band Numbers Man 13. Gates Salty Blues
2 3 Wee Willie Walker If Nothing Ever Changes 6. Is That It?
3 4 Mudcat & the Atlanta Horns While You Were Away 7. The Devil Is Real
4 8 Nikki Hill Heavy Hearts Hard Fists 1. Heavy Hearts Hard Fists
5 7 Crooked Eye Tommy Butterflies & Snakes 5. Tide Pool
6 6 Webb Wilder Mississippi Moderne 3. It Ain’t Broke (Don’t Fix It)
7 8 Hurricane Ruth Winds of Change 2. Built For Comfort
8 9 Cedric Burnside Project Descendants of the Hill Country 4. Don’t Shoot The Dice
9 10 Bob Margolin My Road 6. Low Life Blues
10 11 Benny Turner When She’s Gone 2. Pity On The Lovesick Fool
11 12 Mike Zito & The Wheel Keep Coming Back 8. Get Out Of Denver
12 13 Joe Louis Walker Everybody Wants A Piece 10. Young Girl Blues
13 ~ Dudley Taft Skin & Bones 1. Skin & Bones*

 

 

Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

Artist Release Track#/Song
Jonn Del Toro Richardson Tengo Blues 4. Triple Lindig
The Jimmys Hot Dish 1. Lose That Woman
D’Mar & Gill Take It Like That 3. Song For Honeyboy
Scottie Miller Band Reciprocation 8. Too Far Gone
Eric Bibb & JJ Milteau Lead Belly’s Gold 13. Chauffer’s Blues
Joyann Parker & Sweet Tea On The Rocks 04. What Happened To Me
Billy The Kid & The Regulators I Can’t Change 2.Ain’t Gitta rove Nuthin’
Guy Davis Kokomo Kidd 1.Kokomo Kidd
Jimmi & The Band Of Souls The Graveyard Shift 3. I’m Blue
King Edward 50 Years of Blues 1. Bring Your Pretty Self Home

 

 

Amuse Bouche: 2016 IBC Participants

Artist Song
David Julia Justa Matter of time
In Layman Terms Heartbroken
Markey Blues Play Me
Paul DesLauriers Steady Rollin’ Man
Chris Yakopcic Preachin’ Blues
Altered Five Blues Band I’m In Deep
Chris O Stocking Feet Blues
Eight O’ Five Jive Feed Them Monkeys
Bridget Kelly Band Goin’ To Memphis
Mark Telesca Cross The Dog
Franc Robert These Lowdown Blues
Bobby Blackhat Band Cock A Doodle Do
Forrest McDonald Band Turnaround Blues
April Mae & The June Bugs Mistaken Identity Blues
Micah Kesseling Preachin’ The Blues
Davis Coen Moonshine In The Morning

 

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
©Blues411.com 2016
Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411

A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: January 25, 2016

new logo with web addressBLUES411 RADIO IS ON THE AIR
IBC’s IN FULL SWING THIS WEEK
ANTHONY GERACI IS KING OF THE CHART

 

What a week for Blues411 Radio. The overwhelming positive response is better than we had ever expected. Hitting peak listener numbers much higher than we ever had on our other spot, the outlook for the station is bright and happy.

 

You can visit this page on our website for news and a schedule http://blues411.com/blues411-radio-carefully-curated-blues-music/
Thank you all for the love.

 

You can find Blues411Radio at:

radio_show

On this web site (player automatically comes on)

Blues411 Radio http://listen.samcloud.com/w/71723/Blues411

TuneIn Radio http://tunein.com/radio/Blues411-Radio-s261461/

VLC App (which works across platforms) insert this code into the ‘search bar once you have downloaded the app.
http://samcloud.spacial.com/api/listen?sid=71723&rid=123087&f=aac,any&br=64000,any&m=m3u


We are off to Memphis to become immersed in the IBC. Nothing quite like it anywhere else folks, and if you call yourself a blues fan then this is one event you should be part of.

 

Stay tuned to our Facebook page where we will be updating with ‘live from the venues and streets’ photos and comments, followed by a nightly upload of stunning photos taken by Leslie and posted around 3:00am every morning.

 

The number 1 spot this week is BMA nominated Anthony Geraci. His release “Fifty Shades of Blues” has stuck a chord in blues lovers hearts this year.

 

Our Amuse Bouche this week is about the bands who were at the IBC ‘s last year. Amazing how many of them have garnered great reviews and are playing out more andmore. So enjoy them as we are enjoying this years IBC event.

 

 

A Baker’s Dozen of Blues now on Blues411 Radio.

Broadcast times are as follows:
new logo with web addressMonday  1pm & 11:00pm EST NEW SHOW
Tuesday
 – 10pm EST
Wednesday – Noon & 6:00pm EST
Thursday
 –  3:00am & 11pm EST
Friday
 –  4pm EST
Saturday – 2pm & 8:00pm EST
Sunday – 9am EST

 

 

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

CW LW Artist Release Track#/Song
1 2 Anthony Geraci Fifty Shades of Blue 7. The Blues Never Sleeps
2 3 Andy T. – Nick Nixon Band Numbers Man 13. Gates Salty Blues
3 4 Wee Willie Walker If Nothing Ever Changes 6. Is That It?
4 8 Mudcat & the Atlanta Horns While You Were Away 7. The Devil Is Real
5 7 Nikki Hill Heavy Hearts Hard Fists 1. Heavy Hearts Hard Fists*
6 6 Crooked Eye Tommy Butterflies & Snakes 5. Tide Pool *
7 8 Webb Wilder Mississippi Moderne 3. It Ain’t Broke (Don’t Fix It)
8 9 Hurricane Ruth Winds of Change 2. Built For Comfort *
9 10 Cedric Burnside Project Descendants of the Hill Country 4. Don’t Shoot The DIce*
10 11 Bob Margolin My Road 6. Low Life Blues*
11 12 Benny Turner When She’s Gone 2. Pity On The Lovesick Fool
12 13 Mike Zito & The Wheel Keep Coming Back 8. Get Out Of Denver
13 ~ Joe Louis Walker Everybody Wants A Piece 10. Young Girl Blues*

 

 

Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

Artist Release Track#/Song
Jonn Del Toro Richardson Tengo Blues 4. Triple Lindig
Dudley Taft Skin & Bones 1. Skin & Bones
The Jimmys Hot Dish 1. Lose That Woman
D’Mar & Gill Take It Like That 3. Song For Honeyboy
Scottie Miller Band Reciprocation 8. Too Far Gone
Eric Bibb & JJ Milteau Lead Belly’s Gold 13. Chauffer’s Blues
Joyann Parker & Sweet Tea On The Rocks 04. What Happened To Me
Billy The Kid & The Regulators I Can’t Change 2.Ain’t Gitta rove Nuthin’
Guy Davis Kokomo Kidd 1.Kokomo Kidd
Jimmi & The Band Of Souls The Graveyard Shift 3. I’m Blue
King Edward 50 Years of Blues 1. Bring Your Pretty Self Home

 

 

Amuse Bouche: Past IBC Artists

Artist Song Society
Eddie Cotton Pay To Play Vicksburg Blues Society
Arthur James 292 Nashua Street Granite State Blues Society
The Blue Turtles Band Ain’t Gonna Cry Columbian Blues Society
The Jim Shaneberger Band Drinking Muddy Water Kalamazoo Valley Blues Association
Terrie Odabie I’ll Feed You Real Good The Golden Gate Blues Society
Lady Bianca Stealin’ The Golden Gate Blues Society
Red Dirt Revelators Hwy 49 Blue Ridge Blues Society
Jimmi & The Band of Souls Lord I Tremble Minnesota Blues Society
Angela Esmeralda/ Sebastiano Lillo I Don’t Belong DeltaBlues Society – Italy
Eef & The Blues Express I Need You To Leave Me Alone Colorado Blues Society
Michael Schatte Honey Doll Great Lakes Blues Society
Charlie Love & The Silky Smooth Band I Called Your Mama Windy City (Chicago) Blues Society
Blue Jay Slim & The Tone Blasters Memphis Blues Second Story Blues Alliance
Howlin’ Bill Bellboy John Brussels Blues Society

 

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
©Blues411.com 2016
Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411

A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: January 18, 2016 & Blues411 Radio

BLUES411 RADIO IS ON THE AIR
CAREFULLY CURATED BLUES THAT YOU CAN USE
KAREN LOVELY RULES THE ROOST THIS WEEK


2016 was shaping up to be a year of change according to horoscopes, Tarot throws, and a general feel of what’s goin’ on..

 

So we have embraced that feeling by starting our new Blues411 Radio station.

 

Yep, it is on air 24/7/365 available  here http://listen.samcloud.com/w/71723/Blues411-Radio  With the demise of our other radio resource we had to decide what to do next. Well to make the long (and tedious) story short, we decided to launch Blues411 Radio, a carefully curated Blues radio station.  We hope that you join us over there for blues music that is not just a playlist on a loop. Featuring our Baker’s Dozen of Blues, the only top 13 Blues countdown show out there as well as music covering the wide path that is Blues music. Shows like the Acoustic Parlor, Deep Dish Chicago Blues, Electric Jungle, Blues is a Woman, Fresh Bytes and many more.

 

 

We are in a soft opening stage, it is up and running. We will be tweaking it and constantly monitoring it. With ABDOB at the helm of the station we plan on making it one of the key resources for blues music around the world. So please tune in, check us out, share it and, if ya like, hit us up with email at Radio@Blues411.com .

 

BakersDozen15So back to A Baker’s Dozen of Blues for this week. At the number 1 spot this week is BMA nominated Karen Lovely. Her ‘Ten Miles of Bad Road‘ release has garnered amazing responses from all over the world. We will see her at the IBC this coming week in Memphis along with 5,000 or so of our closest Blues friends. Will you be there?

 

Our Amuse Bouche this week is about the bands who will be at the IBC partaking in the event. Solo/duo acts and bands from around the world will take up the challenge to shine on stage and mingle with fans, fellow artists, label executives promoters and (John Lee Hooker’s words) backbiters and syndicators (no offense, but if JLH can say it it’s worth repeating – boom boom).

 

We hope you can get a taste of what’s happening there with these selections, and look for more next week while we are there.

 

A Baker’s Dozen of Blues now on Blues411 Radio.

Broadcast times are as follows:
bcradio1
Monday  1pm & 11:00pm EST NEW SHOW
Tuesday
 – 10pm EST
Wednesday – Noon & 6:00pm ES
Thursday
 –  3:00am & 11pm EST
Friday
 –  4pm EST
Saturday – 2pm & 8:00pm EST
Sunday – 9am EST

 

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

CW LW Artist Release Track#/Song
1 2 Karen Lovely Ten Miles of Bad Road 11. Save Me*
2 3 Anthony Geraci Fifty Shades of Blue 7. The Blues Never Sleeps*
3 4 Andy T. – Nick Nixon Band Numbers Man 13. Gates Salty Blues*
4 8 Wee Willie Walker If Nothing Ever Changes 6. Is That It?
5 8 Mudcat & the Atlanta Horns While You Were Away 7. The Devil Is Real
6 7 Crooked Eye Tommy Butterflies & Snakes 8. After The Burn
7 9 Nikki Hill Heavy Hearts Hard Fists 8. Mama Wouldn’t Like It
8 13 Webb Wilder Mississippi Moderne 3. It Ain’t Broke (Don’t Fix It)*
9 11 Hurricane Ruth Winds of Change 4. Back To Louisiana
10 12 Cedric Burnside Project Descendants of the Hill Country 1. Born With It
11 13 Bob Margolin My Road 1. My Whole Life
12 ~ Benny Turner When She’s Gone 2. Pity On The Lovesick Fool
13 ~ Mike Zito & The Wheel Keep Coming Back 8. Get Out Of Denver

 

Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

Artist Release Track#/Song
Jonn Del Toro Richardson Tengo Blues 4. Triple Lindig
Dudley Taft Skin & Bones 1. Skin & Bones
The Jimmys Hot Dish 1. Lose That Woman
D’Mar & Gill Take It Like That 3. Song For Honeyboy
Scottie Miller Band Reciprocation 8. Too Far Gone
Eric Bibb & JJ Milteau Lead Belly’s Gold 13. Chauffer’s Blues
Joyann Parker & Sweet Tea On The Rocks 04. What Happened To Me
Billy The Kid & The Regulators I Can’t Change 2.Ain’t Gitta rove Nuthin’
Guy Dais Kokomo Kidd 1.Kokomo Kidd
Joe Louis Walker Everybody Wants A Piece 10. Young Girl Blues
Jimmi & The Band Of Souls The Graveyard Shift 3. I’m Blue
King Edward 50 Years of Blues 1. Bring Your Pretty Self Home

 

 

Amuse Bouche: IBC Artist Spotlight

Artist Song Blues Society
David Julia Justa Matter of time South Florida Blues Society Youth
In Layman Terms Heartbroken Blue Ridge Blues Society
Markey Blues Play Me Atlanta Blues Society
Paul DesLauriers Steady Rollin’ Man Montral Blues Society
Chris Yakopcic Preachin’ Blues Dayton Blues Society
Altered Five Blues Band I’m In Deep Grafton Blues Association
Chris O Stocking Feet Blues Sydney Blues Society
Eight O’ Five Jive Feed Them Monkeys Nashville Blues Society
Bridget Kelly Band Goin’ To Memphis North Central Florida Blues Society
Mark Telesca Cross The Dog South Florida Blues Society
Franc Robert These Lowdown Blues Suncoast Blues Society
Bobby Blackhat Band Cock A Doodle Do Natchel Blues Noetwork
Forrest McDonald Band Turnaround Blues River City Blues (VA) Society
April Mae & The June Bugs Mistaken Identity Blues Second Story Blues Alliance
Micah Kesseling Preachin’ The Blues Blues Jazz & Folk Music Society
Davis Coen Moonshine In The Morning West Tennesee Blues Society

 

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
©Blues411.com 2016
Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411