A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: September 22, 2014

 

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We like to be in America, Ok by me in America . . .That about sums it up as we have settled back into our ‘regular’ life back in the USA. Some great thunderstorms in our parts as summer moves slowly into Autumn, temps are in the mid to high 80’s all is well here

Speaking of home front, starting this Sunday September 21st, the Savannah Jazz Festival kicks off it’s 32+ years of bringing fine music to Savannah. Each year they offer a free night of Blues in Forsyth Park (the Forrest Gump park). This coming Thursday, they are featuring Shemekia Copeland, Bob Margolin, Eric Culberson and the Savannah State University Choir in concert – hope to see many of our local blues friends there.

Davina SunshineOur new #1 spot is held down by a big favorite of ours, Davina & The Vagabonds. Congratulations and Mazel Tov to Davina on her engagement, may you guys be together at least as long as we have (35 years in October). Sunshine features a super variety of sounds and moods, but all are in the Vagabondian style that we have come to know and love over the past few years.

The remainder of the top five is Mick Kolassa, Selwyn Birchwood, Carolyn Fe’ and John McVey.

Our Amuse Bouche this week features Living Harp Players. Yep, cats who you can go see and support as they tour and play for you around the world. Some will be familiar to you, others may not. The majority of these cats have studied the likes of Little Walter, Junior Wells, Sonny Boy and more to refine, their technique. So if ya like these living guys, take a second to check out their inspirations.
I can heartily recommend any and all of these cats to you ‘cos they all are THAT GOOD. Enjoy and hope ya find some new ones to add to your list of must haves.  Keep looking on your own, for there are more that we did not have room for this go round.

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: Current Chart & Playlist on Radio Show

CW LW CD TITLE Artist/ Web Site Track#/Title
1 3 Sunshine Davina & The Vagabonds 2 Flow
2 2 Michissippi Mick Mick Kolassa 1 New Beale Street Blues
3 4 Don’t Call No Ambulance Selwyn Birchwood 11 Falling From The Sky
4 5 Bad Taboo Carolyn Fe’ 2 Kitty Cat
5 6 Meet Me In Houston John McVey 5 Blue Guitar
6 7 Emergency Situation Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers 2 Emergency Situation
7 8 Heavy Water Fo’ Reel 3 Leave Your Love Alone
8 9 Wide Open Jimi Thackery & The Drivers 4 King Of Livin’ On My Own
9 10 Real People Music Lady Bianca 1 Missing You
10 11 A Day In Nashville Robben Ford 3 Ain’t Drinkin’ Beer No More
11 12 Hard As It Gets Larry Griffith 2 Help I Don’t Need
12 13 The Tattood Lady & The Alligator Man Marcia Ball 6 The Squeeze Is On
13 ~ Cross That Line House of Dues 1 Addicted

 

Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

Livin It Up Andy T & Nick Nixon Band 1 Baby Right Now
Forever In Blue Bridget Kelly Band 2 Blues In The Kitchen
Havin’ Nothn’ Don’t Bother Me Harmonica Shah 8 Honey I Ran Out Of Lies
Goin’ Home Kenny Wayne Shepard 12 Born Under A Bad Sign
The Hustle Is Really On Mark Hummel 3 The Hustle Is On
Restless Mind Murali Coryell 2 Kiss Me First
Son & Moon John Mooney 1 Death Letter
Get Back In Davis Coen 5 Get Back In
Soul Brothers Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls 2 Momma Didn’t Raise No Fool
Hey Hey Markey Blue 6 Play Me
All In Dave Fields 6 Black Dog
Honey Hole Catfish Keith 4 Weed Smoker’s Dream-Why Don’t You Do Right
Calling All Blues Duke Robillard 2 I’m Gonna Quit My Baby
Self Made Man Mike Wheeler 9 Get Your Mind Right

 

Amuse Bouche: Harp Happiness Alive & Well Harp Players

  SONG ARTIST Harp Happiness Alive & Well Harp Players
1 1. Scratch My Back Omar Coleman Louisiana Swamp Stomp
2 12 Crazy legs Mark Hummel The Hustle Is Really On
3 3 If You’d Help Me Please Jordan Patterson Back On Track Recording Project
4 3 Blues Overtook Me Charlie Musselwhite One Night In America
5 1 Krystalline Sugar Blue Code Blue
6 10 Help Me With The Blues Brandon Santini This Time Another Year
7 3 Needed Time Fabrizio Poggi & Chicken Mambo Spirit of Mercy
8 6 Harp Blast Bob Corritore Taboo
9 11 Keep The Love A Comin’ John Nemeth Memphis Grease
10 13 That’s It Dennis Gruenling I Just Keep Lovin’ Him – A Tribute to Little Walter
11 8 You Make Me Fly Chris Harper Four Aces and a Harp
12 5 Ptryptophan Pterodactyl Jason Ricci Done With The Devil
13 11 Blues Keep Rollin’ On Rob Stone Gotta Keep Rollin’
14 Tequilla The Blues Doctors Single

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease

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

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Photo Gallery: European Blues Cruise

European Blues Cruise Photo Gallery

bluescruiseWell the epic trip to France was a tour de force of blues. How’s that for mangling two languages together and still getting the message out! There was a lot of that by Chef Jimi, as he spoke no French, and tried Spanish (which worked with many) and then by day two of cruise he was busy hitting the internet for translation in order to speak the native tongue to the cruisers. Which went pretty well, they appreciated the effort, and not once was he corrected on pronunciation! Well, except by some cat from England, but what do they know HAHAHAHA. 

EBC1Lisa Panoyan decided to bring the blues to more people in Europe, especially France in a setting that they would be comfortable in. As many take their ‘holiday’ aboard cruise ships she thought it would be a perfect match.  She had no idea how well it would work. She sold out her allotted rooms and more, many of the cruisers who were just ‘plain cruisers’ were thrilled to have the Blues aboard. They attended the concerts/shows at the various venues aboard the ship. The bought CD’s, got autographs and partied til the wee hours all in the name of the blues.  Lisa books the cruise through her travel agency Voyages Byblos and she will be getting the next cruise in place very soon.  So bookmark her page and check them out on facebook also.

EBC3We are thankful to her and her 24 hour a day working staff, Hope  and Radjaa for allowing us to be part of their effort to keep the blues alive & thriving in Europe, and are thrilled to say that Blues411 will be back aboard next year, and providing the MC work, reporting, and photography. Since we are thanking Lisa, we would also like to thank the Delmark Records artists John Primer, Toronzo Cannon, Mike Wheeler, Demetria Taylor, Peaches Staten, Omar Coleman, Ronnie Hicks, Christopher Alexander, David Forte for adopting us into their family and making our Virgin European Blues Cruise a memorable one.

EBC2The collection of photos is a tad large, about 120 or so, give or take. But they are all unique – some are candid shots of the artists, others capture them performing. We had a bunch of dancers everywhere, children and the sight seeing at ports is included too.
Click title at top or group photo to access gallery.

There will be a separate gallery of Marseilles photos to follow in the very near future.

So until next year, keep the blues thriving – Jusqu’à l’année prochaine , garder le blues en plein essor

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
L’amour , la paix et la graisse de poulet

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

 

 

Baker’s Dozen of Blues: September 15, 2014

BakersDozenHola, hello, lots of new music here on our chart this week. We dug a little bit deeper into our featured artists repertoire and came up with some tasty tunes that should thrill ya a fill ya full of blues. Our top three artists all have new songs for your listening pleasure, then skip one and Carolyn Fe’ gives us a new Kitty Cat to pet…..

We also have three new additions to our Baker’s Dozen – two well known artists who have put out super releases. Marcia Ball & Robben Ford have debuted this week (Marcia’s track features Terrance Simien) and in the middle of these two is a very nice find Larry Griffith. Hope ya enjoy them and that they move up the charts.

Ahh but our #1 this week, is one of the most talented piano players around. Winner of The inaugural Pinetop Perkins Award, and fan favorite on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise – and a fav of mine – Ms. Eden Brent, congrats Lil’ Boogaloo!

Our Amuse Bouche is doubling down on September birthdays. There were so many great artists born this month that we decided to break them out into R&B and then Blues birthdays. Last week was R&B this week is the Blues. Have a listen at all these talented artists – some are still with us so if possible get to their shows and support them.

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:

CW LW CD TITLE Artist/ Web Site Track#/Title
1 2 Jigsaw Heart Eden Brent 11 Get The Hell Outta Dodge
2 4 Michissippi Mick Mick Kolassa 1 New Beale Street Blues
3 6 Sunshine Davina & The Vagabonds 2 Flow
4 8 Don’t Call No Ambulance Selwyn Birchwood 12 Hoodoo Stew
5 9 Bad Taboo Carolyn Fe’ 2 Kitty Cat
6 7 Meet Me In Houston John McVey 5 Blue Guitar
7 11 Emergency Situation Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers 3 Milk & Water
8 10 Heavy Water Fo’ Reel 3 Leave Your Love Alone
9 12 Wide Open Jimi Thackery & The Drivers 4 King Of Livin’ On My Own
10 13 Real People Music Lady Bianca 1 Missing You
11 ~ A Day In Nashville Robben Ford 3 Ain’t Drinkin’ Beer No More
12 ~ Hard As It Gets Larry Griffith 2 Help I Don’t Need
13 ~ The Tattood Lady & The Alligator Man Marcia Ball 6 The Squeeze Is On

 

Chef’s Suggestions: Tasty Up and Coming Releases That You Should Be Groovin’ To 

Hollywood Blvd. Raoul &The Big Time 5 Amphetamine
Livin It Up Andy T & Nick Nixon Band 1 Baby Right Now
Forever In Blue Bridget Kelly Band 2 Blues In The Kitchen
Havin’ Nothn’ Don’t Bother Me Harmonica Shah 8 Honey I Ran Out Of Lies
Goin’ Home Kenny Wayne Shepard 12 Born Under A Bad Sign
The Hustle Is Really On Mark Hummel 3 The Hustle Is On
Restless Mind Murali Coryell 2 Kiss Me First
Son & Moon John Mooney 1 Death Letter
Get Back In Davis Coen 5 Get Back In
Soul Brothers Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls 2 Momma Didn’t Raise No Fool
Hey Hey Markey Blue 6 Play Me
Cross That Line House of Dues 1 Addicted
All In Dave Fields 6 Black Dog
Honey Hole Catfish Keith 4 Weed Smoker’s Dream-Why Don’t You Do Right


Amuse Bouche:
 September Birthdays – The Blues!

  SONG ARTIST BIRTHDAYS Part II – THE BLUES
1 5 Everyday I Have The Blues Memphis Slim The American Folk Blues Festival
2 1 Walkin’ The Backstreets & Cryin Little Milton Walkin’ The Back Streets
3 3 Good Lover Jimmy Reed Just Jimmy Reed
4 7 Can’t Get Enough Guitar Shorty We The People
5 2 Rockin’ At Midnight Roy Brown Long ‘Bout Midnight
6 11 Things About Comin’ My Way Gus Cannon/Mississippi Sheiks Honey Babe Let The Deal Go Down
7 9 Big Legged Woman Charles Brown Blues Legends
8 9 Fever Joanna Connor The Joanna Connor Band
9 12 Boogy Fool Snooky Pryor Raisin’ Sand – Chicago Blues
10 4 Caldonia BB King The Best of . . .
11 3 You’re So Fine Billy Boy Arnold Remembering Little Walter
12 6 Next Woman I Marry Bobby Radcliff Dresses Too Short
13 12 So You’re Leaving Fenton Robinson The Incredible Electric Blues
14 7 The Hunter Koko Taylor Queen of the Blues

 

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease

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

Photo Gallery: European Blues Cruise, Press Conference

Title Slides for Smug Mug-MSo much happened on the inaugural European Blues Cruise that it would be impossible to document it all here in photos or words. So what we have decided to do is to start by sharing photos from the Press Conference (<- click link) that happened on the day before the cruise (Saturday). It was attended by the artists, the organizers and various press persons from Provence and other media outlets.

Set atop the roof of the swank Radisson Hotel, with wonderful views of the city of Marseilles behind us, we chatted with each other, took photos and were treated to a short but fun interactive performance by the artists from the Delmark Record label.

A super spread of indigenous foods excited many and no not so much for others, but drinks were flowing and music was essential in making new friends as we kicked off the European Blues Cruise.

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Again we would like to thank Lisa Panoyan and her crew of determined ladies for organizing this event and for having the vision to bring blues music to more people in Europe. Thanks to the artists – all y’all – who provided superior music and interactions with the audience at all times, and to the new fans of blues music. 

 See ya next year.
Merci à tous , et rendez-vous l’année prochaine.

Amour, la paix et la graisse de poulet –
Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
©Blues411.com 2014
Where Blues Thrive

Look for a full album of snaps encompassing the entire blues cruise trip (plus a tourist snaps edition) to be published very soon.