A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: May 25, 2015

Well, we are at the two week point for the knee replacement, and I must say it’s going better than I expected. Thanks to my private nurse and dancer Leslie things are starting to look like i will be almost normal soon. Well even she can’t make miracles happen, but then again what is ‘normal’ for me?

Thanks to all the folks out there who are sending good vibes and well wishes to help me along this re-hab road, I cannot say what it has meant to me to have your support.

I am still a little druggy from the meds so I am (thankfully) short on words and having hard time piecing thought trains together.

MCB+Square+200With that in mind, lets say congrats to Matt Isbell & The Ghost town Blues Band for taking charge of the number one spot this week. Their music is certainly a great addition to anyone’s collection, and if you are looking into Cigar Box Guitars, check out Matt’s company (link on left side of page) they are splendid indeed, as I own myself one of those babies.

The band Low Society makes their debut on our chart, high energy vocals and screaming guitars fill up this cup!

Our Amuse Bouche is all about new CD’s, or as we calls them here, Brand Spankin’ New. Lots to choose from and these are some of the best out there. We get tons so if yours ain’t here hang loose cos we try to do this every so often to help spread the love.

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

Broadcast times are as follows:
bcradioMonday  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 Hard Road To Hoe Ghost Town Blues Band 1. Hard Road To Hoe*
2 3 Let It Rain Deb Ryder 3. You Won’t Be True
3 4 Love Spin Debbie Davies 5. It’s All Blues*
4 5 Electric Field Holler Anthony Gomes 8. Junk In The Trunk
5 6 Exactly Like This Doug MacLeod 1. Rock It Till The Cows Come Home
6 8 Heavy Breathing Mark Telesca 6. If You Got Enough Jack*
7 7 In The Mix Bernard Allison 10. Moving On Up*
8 9 Shaman Lover Mary Hott 1. Possibilities
9 10 St. Amant Sessions Peter Novelli 4. Spirit Passing By*
10 10 Low Down Delta Moon 8. Spark In The Dark
11 12 Where Evil Grows 24th Street Wailers 1.Just Wait
12 13 Destination Clarksdale Ben Rice & Lucy Hammond 3.Wants Me Back Again
13 ~ You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down Low Society 9. No Money Down*

Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

JeConte Down By The Bayou 1. Down By The Bayou
Voodoo Walters Cakewalk 3. Girl On A Scooter
Reno Jack Lightin’ Fried 20th Century Song
Whisky, Wine & Water Stacy Jones 1. Can’t Do Nothin’ Right
Hans Theessink & Terry Evans True & Blues 2. Mother Earth
Spencer Bohren Seven Birds 2 Blues on The Ceiling
Ken Valdez The Hang 2. Far From Gone
Ian Siegal The Picnic Sessions 12. Hard Times
(Come Again No More)
SugarRay Rayford Southside 6. Call Off The Mission

Amuse Bouche: Brand Spankin’ New

SugarRay Rayford Call Off The Mission
Spencer Bohren Blues On The Ceiling
Gaye Adegbalola & The Wild Rutz Giving You My Mojo
Reno Jack Gee Oggle It Baby
Toots Lorraine Satisfied
Ken Valdez Far From Gone
Slam Allen The Blues Is Back
Rusty Wright Band Wonder Man
Otis Taylor Hey Joe (A)
Ian Siegal Hard Times (Come Again No More)
Voodoo Walters The Swagger
Jackie Payne Full Moon Blues
Regina Bonelli Daddy I’m A Big Girl Now
Eliza Neils Jekyell And A Hound

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

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A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: May 18, 2015

A sad week, our Blues Ambassador has passed on. Riley B. King has left us for another world. The time for healing and moving forward is upon us. I will no go to legnths here let the others do that, just saying thank you good sir, and you will live inour hearts and our childrens childrens hearts with the music you have created and shared with us.

My knee is done, healing nicely, and almost walking like a human, amazing what modern medicine can do. You can always keep track on facebook….

Our #1 release this week is from Eight O’ Five Jive, and their “Too Many Men’ release featuring Lee Shropshire and the all male revue ! LOL Great stuff that you should get your ears into.

One new addition – Ben Rice & Lucy Hammond – if you have been following us at al youy are familiar with them, check them out and see them live in your town or a near by spot that is hipper than where you live!

Yes, our Amuse Bouche features B.B. King and some of gthe many folks he has worked with over the years. I tried to keep it to the rock/blues world but the fact that he has worked woth Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, John Mayer Sheryl Crow and others just shows us how far reaching the blues can be.

Thank you B.B. For all that you gave and gave unendingly to us. Thank you Bill Wax for the conversations with B, on Bluesville. They were an intimate look into a great man and his life, I hope one day we can have these to access at will and share around.

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 Too Many Men Eight O’Five Jive 2. Have Mercy Baby*
2 3 Hard Road To Hoe Ghost Town Blues Band 6. Hate To See Her Go
3 4 Let It Rain Deb Ryder 3. You Won’t Be True
4 6 Love Spin Debbie Davies 7. I’m Not Cheatin’ Yet
5 5 Electric Field Holler Anthony Gomes 8. Junk In The Trunk*
6 7 Exactly Like This Doug MacLeod 1. Rock It TillThe Cows Come Home*
7 8 In The Mix Bernard Allison 1. Five Long Years
8 9 Heavy Breathing Mark Telesca 2.Paint It Blue
9 10 Shaman Lover Mary Hott 1. Possibilities
10 11 Low Down Delta Moon 8. Spark In The Dark
11 12 St. Amant Sessions Peter Novelli 10. I-10 Boogie
12 13 Where Evil Grows 24th Street Wailers 1.Just Wait*
13 ~ Destination Clarksdale Ben Rice & Lucy Hammond 3.Wants Me Back Again*

Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

Down By The Bayou JeConte 1. Down By The Bayou
Cakewalk Voodoo Walters 3. Girl On A Scooter
If You Think It’s Hot Here Mike Henderson Band 1. Wanta Know Why
You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down Low Society 9. No Money Down
Whisky, Wine & Water Stacy Jones 1. Can’t Do Nothin’ Right
True & Blues Hans Theessink & Terry Evans 2. Mother Earth
Seven Birds Spencer Bohren 2 Blues on The Ceiling
The Hang Ken Valdez 2. Far From Gone
Ian Siegal The Picnic Sessions 12. Hard Times
(Come Again No More)

Amuse Bouche: Ridin’ With The King
B.B. played with an amazing collection of other artists in his career, many were not blues artists, many were. What we meant to do here is hi light some of the artists he has worked with to show scope and influence he had had as the official ambassador of the Blues. Rest well our friend your job here is done.

Artist Song
B.B. King Why I Sing The Blues
Eric Clapton Ridin’ With The King
David Gilmour/Pauk Carrack Cryin’ Won’t Help You
Robert Cray Playin With My Friends
U2 When Loive Cines To Town
John Lee Hooker You Shook Me
Etta James There’s Something On Your Mind
Koko Taylor Something You Got
John Mayer Hummingbird
Van Morrison Early In The Morning
Bobby Blue Bland Let the Good Times Roll
Lowell Fulsom Little By Little
Buddy Guy I Pity The Fool

We have put together some of our favorite quotes from B.B., enjoy them for what they are….

  • “The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”
  •  “The blues was bleeding the same blood as me.”
  • “I liked blues from the time my mother used to take me to church. I started to listen to gospel music, so I liked that. But I had an aunt at that time, my mother’s aunt, who bought records by people like Lonnie Johnson, Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson and a few others.”
  • “I don’t have a favorite song that I’ve written. But I do have a favorite song: ‘Always on My Mind,’ the Willie Nelson version. If I could sing it like he do, I would sing I every night. I like the story it tells.”
  • “We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about, but try to be yourself while you’re doing it.”
  • “There are so many sounds I still want to make, so many things I haven’t yet done.”
  • “When I eventually drop, I pray to God that it’ll happen in one of three ways: Firstly, on stage or leaving the stage, then secondly in my sleep. And the third way? You’ll have to figure that out for yourself!”
  • “I don’t think it’s meant for man to know everything at once.”

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
©Blues411.com 2015
Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411

A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: May 11, 2015

20150509_153219Well, well, well – the “farewell left knee tour” was better than expected.
An amazing time had in Memphis for the Blues Music Awards and associated events.The Blues Hall of Fame opening – a great place, must visit for any music fan.

The Rum Boogie events, Big Llou’s Hall of Fame Jam, Hard rocks Gen Blues event (which they allowed me to host) and more than I can say here. Here’s a link to pics from the actual award ceremony, I know you will enjoy them.
http://blues411.smugmug.com/Music-Pictures/2015-Blues-Music-Awards

If you are a fan of the blues you need to get to the Blues Music Awards at least one time in your life, it is an experience like no other. The friends, musicians, fans all rolled together into our patchwork framily, it’slike a family reunion but without too many crazy uncles – HAH.

This week we have at the top one of those musicians who gave generously of his time and heart at the top slot – Brandon Santini – thank you for all you do brother. Debuting this week are a band outta Atlanta Delta Moon, and one cat outta New Orleans Peter Novelli. Both have super releases just out so get your ears around them and see what they got to offer.

Our Amuse Bouche this week features bands that were in Memphis but not part of the BMA awards. So this shows ya what else is going on there and how large this event is. Hope ya enjoy, and know we just scratched the surface.

A shout out to all of you who have wished me well with the knee replacement this week. I am confident that with all the good vibes, prayers and chiding that the road to recovery will be just a bit easier as y’all have taken some of the load off me. Love each and every one of you’se.

 

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

Broadcast times are as follows:
bcradioMonday  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 Live & Extended Brandon Santini 8. No Matter What I Do
2 3 Tough Love Tinsley Ellis 3. Give It Away
3 4 Too Many Men Eight O’Five Jive 2. Have Mercy Baby*
4 5 Hard Road To Hoe Ghost Town Blues Band 6. Hate To See Her Go
5 9 Love Spin Debbie Davies 7. I’m Not Cheatin’ Yet*
6 8 Let It Rain Deb Ryder 3. You Won’t Be True*
7 9 Electric Field Holler Anthony Gomes 2. Back Door Scratchin’
8 10 Exactly Like This Doug MacLeod 9. Raylene
9 11 In The Mix Bernard Allison 1. Five Long Years*
10 12 Heavy Breathing Mark Telesca 2.Paint It Blue*
11 13 Shaman Lover Mary Hott 1. Possibilities*
12 ~ Low Down Delta Moon 8. Spark In The Dark*
13 ~ St. Amant Sessions Peter Novelli 10. I-10 Boogie*

Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

Where Evil Grows 23th Street Wailers 1.Just Wait
Down By The Bayou JeConte 1. Down By The Bayou
Cakewalk Voodoo Walters 3. Girl On A Scooter
If You Think It’s Hot Here Mike Henderson Band 1. Wanta Know Why
You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down Low Society 9. No Money Down
Destination Clarksdale Ben Rice & Lucy Hammond 4. Turn My Back On You
Whisky, Wine & Water Stacy Jones 1. Can’t Do Nothin’ Right
True & Blues Hans Theessink & Terry Evans 2. Mother Earth
Lightning Fried Reno Jack 1. Lightning Fried

Amuse Bouche: Bands We Saw at the BMA’s

Song Artist
Love Bender Sunday Wilde
Heart Trouble Tas Cru
Someone To Love Eden Brent
No Time To Cry Barbara Blue
Delta Queen Dave Keyes
Monkey See, Monkey Do Eddie Turner
Baby Right Now Andy T & Nick Nixon
Let Me Breathe Janiva Magness
Keep Pushin’ Jarekus Singleton
My Man Lisa Mann
I Got A Notion To Leave Diunna Greenleaf
Lightin’ Fried Reno Jack
He Lied To Me Bridget Kelly Band
Bad Times EG Kight & Greg Nagy
Married To The Blues Long Tall Deb & Big Llou

 

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
©Blues411.com 2015
Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411

A Baker’s Dozen Of Blues; May 4, 2015

BMAWe are on the road again. Just left The “ATL’ after experiencing Too Slim & The Taildraggers at Darwin’s. Was great to see them for the very first time, look for an interview with Slim coming up soon right here. Was also great to see so many friends in Atlanta.

We are currently visiting Indianola, MS and the B.B. King Museum, what a great place. Y’all need to travel from them BMA’s to the home of BB and see what great things they gots for ya.

Speaking of themBMA’s, we are headed there Tuesday for the wrap up of “My Left Knee Farewell Tour”. Oh and the Blues Music Awards too. There’s so much going on this week from Anthony Gomes performing at Purple Haze and giving away a guitar, to Big Llou’s 3rd Annual Blues Hall of Fame Tribute Jam all on Wednesday.

Thursday feature Yellow Dog Records showcase with Fo’Reel & Eden Brent, a major party in a special place, and then the awards themselves, starting at 5:30 and running till, well it says 1:00am on schedule, we shall see. Remember SiriusXM is recording it and will be re-broadcasting it at some point so — but even better is that we will be updating it constantly on our facebook site Blues411 all day & night all week, so you really know where to be.

Friday is so jammed packed that even I will have a hard time getting to see all the stuff, but trust me I’m gonna try.

Our number 1 this week is all about Memphis. Ms. Barbara Blue, is getting her very own brass note on Beale Street -an amazing and very cool award. So she gets the #1 slot this week. Our new debuts are Mary Hott & Mark Telesca, two artists ya gonna want to get with trust me.

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

Broadcast times are as follows:
bcradioMonday  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 5 Memphis Blue Sweet,
Strong & Tight
Barbara Blue 10. I’m Gonna Tear Your
Playhouse Down*
2 3 Live & Extended Brandon Santini 8. No Matter What I Do*
3 4 Tough Love Tinsley Ellis 3. Give It Away *
4 6 Too Many Men Eight O’Five Jive 9. Kissing In The Dark
5 9 Hard Road To Hoe Ghost Town Blues Band 6. Hate To See Her Go*
6 8 Double EP Dave Muskett 3. Take A Look At This*
7 9 Love Spin Debbie Davies 1. Life Of The Party
8 11 Let It Rain Deb Ryder 9. Let It Rain
9 12 Electric Field Holler Anthony Gomes 2. Back Door Scratchin’*
10 ~ Exactly Like This Doug MacLeod 9. Raylene*
11 13 In The Mix Bernard Allison 7. I Had It All The Time
12 ~ Heavy Breathing Mark Telesca 2.Paint It Blue*
13 ~ Shaman Lover Mary Hott 2. Shaman Lover*

 

Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

Where Evil Grows 23th Street Wailers 1.Just Wait
Down By The Bayou JeConte 1. Down By The Bayou
Cakewalk Voodoo Walters 3. Girl On A Scooter
If You Think It’s Hot Here Mike Henderson Band 1. Wanta Know Why
You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down Low Society 9. No Money Down
Destination Clarksdale Ben Rice & Lucy Hammond 4. Turn My Back On You
Whisky, Wine & Water Stacy Jones 1. Can’t Do Nothin’ Right
Low Down Delta Moon 8. Spark In The Dark
True & Blues Hans Theessink & Terry Evans 2. Mother Earth
St. Amant Sessions Peter Novelli 10. I-10 Boogie

Amuse Bouche: Doctor, Doctor 

Artist Song
The Blues Doctors  Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Dr. Izzy Band Hang Tough
Drink Small (The Blues Doctor) Rub My Belly
Dr. Feelgood Potts All Blues Saturday
Dr. Ross Come Back Baby
Harmonica Shah Doctor Baker’s Blues
Omar & The Howlers Snake Oil Doctor
Tas Cru Swing Doctor
Homemade Jamz Band Love Doctor
Mark Robinson Rhythm Doctor
Steve Freund Guitar Doctor
Curtis Salgado Sweet Jesus, Buddah Doctor
Aretha Franklin Dr. Feelgood
John Scofield I Don’t Need No Doctor
Root Doctor Rear View Sight
Dr. John Goodnight Irene

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
©Blues411.com 2015
Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411