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

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A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: October 13, 2014

BakersDozenWell we are just plum exhausted from the Daytona Blues Festival. Three days of festival magic plus pre-party, post parties parties inside of rooms and stuff that even I can’t mention! ! ! The music was spectacular – each and every artist threw down their best and baddest stuff on us, and the crowd loved every moment of it. Please put this baby on your calendar for next year and come get your blues on with us.

Two great guitars were taken home by folks, a PRS SE-24, and a sweet custom made Delaney guitar. Also a very gracious Matt Isbell of Ghost Town Blues Band donated one of his hand made Memphis Cigar Box Guitars for silent auction to help with the cause – thanks Matt. . What a super time thanks to the Board and volunteers for allowing me to be part of this fabulous event, hope to do it again next year. A special shout out to Pam & Frank Carbiener, John Poage, Stoli Lazz, Robin, and ‘specially Doug who made my time on the stage easy -peezy, thanks for all the support.

CFBC_3CDOur top slot this week goes to Carolyn Fe’. Her release ‘Bad Taboo is making waves throughout the blues world and look to hear and see more of this talented lady from Canada.
The new addition to our playlist this week is none other than Duke Robillard, this man needs no introduction so therefore he won’t be getting one.

Our Amuse Bouche this week features artists and releases that were prior to our radio show. This way we can get them some air play and royalties, and maybe refresh your memory on who these fine artists are.

 

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

CD TITLE Artist/ Web Site Track#/Title
Bad Taboo Carolyn Fe’ 2 Kitty Cat
Wide Open Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers 12 Pondok
Heavy Water Fo’ Reel 9 Shake N Bake*
Real People Music Lady Bianca 7 Fryin’ Pan
A Day In Nashville Robben Ford 2 Midnight Comes To Soon
Hard As It Gets Larry Griffith 1 Hard As It Gets
The Tattood Lady & The Alligator Man Marcia Ball 11 Get You A Woman
Cross That Line House of Dues 2 Treble & Bass*
Honey Hole Catfish Keith 2 Best Jelly I the Neoghborhood*
Restless Mind Murali Coryell 2 Kiss Me First
Forever In Blue Bridget Kelly Band 2 Blues In The Kitchen
Livin It Up Andy T & Nick Nixon Band 1 Baby Right Now
Calling All Blues Duke Robillard 2 I’m Gonna Quit My Baby*
 *new track

Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

The Hustle Is Really On Mark Hummel 3 The Hustle Is On
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
Self Made Man Mike Wheeler 9 Get Your Mind Right
Heart of Chicago Liz Mandeville 4 So Called Best Friend Feat. Billy Branch
Memphis Grease John Nemeth 12 Elbows on the Wheel
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 Sol Glad
The John Weeks Band The John Weeks Band 5 I Want To Get Back Home
Warning Shot Mississippi Heat 7 Nowhere To Go

 

Amuse Bouche: Former #1’s Chef Suggestions (former name of top 13 list prior to Radio show)

SONG ARTIST Former #1’s
Raise Your Hands Long Tall Deb 07/15/2013 – 1 What Would A Good Woman Do?
All In Sena Ehrhardt 07/23/2013 – 7 Man Up
Knockin’ Around These Blues John Primer & Bob Corritore 08/05/2013 – 9 Man or Mouse
Like You Mean It California Honeydrops 08/26/2013 – 1 Here Comes Love
Blue Heart Too Slim & The Taildraggers 09/09/2013 – 3 Blue Heart
Tangled Road Again Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band 09/23/2013 – 8 You’re Going To Miss Me
Great Day In the Morning Brad Vickers & His Vestopolitans 10/14/2013 – 10 Frisco Town
Bull Goose Rooster Watermelon Slim 10/28/2013 – 4 Vigilante Man
A Sunshine State of Mind The Soul of John Black 11/04/2013 – 9 Lemonade
Juba Dance Guy Davis w/Fabrizio Poggi 11/25/2013 – 12 Prodigal Son
Roots & Vines Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges 12/02/2013 – 6 They Call The Wind Mariah
Moving Little G. Weevil 12/16/2013 – 1 Shook It and Broke It
There’s A Time Doug MacLeod 12/30/2013 – 12 Dubb’s Talking Religion Blues

 

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

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A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: October 6, 2014

img20140928_12340289_edited-1Well who woulda thunk it – today, October 6 thirty-five years ago Leslie and I got hitched and we still together. Now I ain’t getting all soft an’ sappy here just saying it’s been the best years of my life. So to my (current popular vernacular) ‘my bride’ “love ya, and thanks for putting up with me”.

A quick shout out to all folks at the Carolina Down Home Blues Festival – thanks for a fun time! Extra shout to Soul Stew Records family of artists for a great time spent together – let’s do it again real soon.

One new debut this week, but a familiar band to anyone who gets to Nashville or Memphis. Andy T & Nick Nixon Band, a powerful mix of blues and grease featuring vocal by Nick Nixon and guitar work by Andy T. A shout out to them and the cats who lay with them for the fine, fine music they be giving us day in and day out.

Congrats to Rod Piazza for his new release ‘Emergency Situation’ as they take hold of the #1 spot this week.

Coming up this weekend October 10,11, 12th is the Annual Daytona Blues Festival. It was founded in 2009 and is a qualified 501c3 corporation in Florida. All folks who work it, put it together etc., do it for the love of the music – no salaries, nuthin’. Proceeds go to various charities, and is held at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. This year they will feature a super line up, plus after parties and, dig this – the line up is so good that they will have me do the master of ceremonies all weekend…

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 Emergency Situation Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers 2 Emergency Situation
2 3 Bad Taboo Carolyn Fe’ 2 Kitty Cat
3 4 Wide Open Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers 12 Pondok
4 5 Heavy Water Fo’ Reel 7 What’s Going On In My Home
5 6 Real People Music Lady Bianca 7 Fryin’ Pan
6 7 A Day In Nashville Robben Ford 2 Midnight Comes To Soon*
7 8 Hard As It Gets Larry Griffith 1 Hard As It Gets
8 9 The Tattood Lady & The Alligator Man Marcia Ball 11 Get You A Woman*
9 10 Cross That Line House of Dues 1 Addicted
10 11 Honey Hole Catfish Keith 4 Weed Smoker’s Dream-Why Don’t You Do Right
11 12 Restless Mind Murali Coryell 2 Kiss Me First
12 13 Forever In Blue Bridget Kelly Band 2 Blues In The Kitchen
13 ~ Livin It Up Andy T & Nick Nixon Band 1 Baby Right Now*

 

Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

Calling All Blues Duke Robillard 2 I’m Gonna Quit My Baby
Havin’ Nothn’ Don’t Bother Me Harmonica Shah 8 Honey I Ran Out Of Lies
The Hustle Is Really On Mark Hummel 3 The Hustle Is On
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
Self Made Man Mike Wheeler 9 Get Your Mind Right
Heart of Chicago Liz Mandeville 4 So Called Best Friend Feat. Billy Branch
Memphis Grease John Nemeth 12 Elbows on the Wheel
A New Day E.G. Kight 7 Bad Times w/Greg Nagy

 

Amuse Bouche: October Birthdays

  SONG ARTIST
1 2 When The Welfare Lets You Down Albert Collins
2 4 Let Me Love You Baby Stevie Ray Vaughn
3 4 So Called Best Friend Billy Branch
4 3 Blind Crippled & Crazy O.V. Wright
5 Since I Met You Baby Ivory Joe Hunter
6 7 Who Nappy Brown
7 11 It Don’t Make Sense f You Can’t Make Peace Kenny Neal
8 8 Black Snake Blues Victoria Spivey
9 26 Nadine Chuck Berry
10 2 Georgia Swing Jelly Roll Morton
11 1 Can’t Even Do Right Wrong Elvin Bishop
12 2 Stranger Blues Sonny Terry
13 4 Seventh Son Willie Mabon
14 3 Call My Job Detroit Junior

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