A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: April 21, 2014

A Baker's Dozen Of Blues

A Baker’s Dozen Of Blues

Well the taxman has been fed, the piggie bank is empty so there’s nothing left to do but look forward!
Our #1 Artist is Root Doctor,  led by vocalist Freddy Cunningham and a splendid band of musicians, they hold the top spot and we are featuring the song ‘Steppin’ In’.
Three new debuts on the Baker’s Dozen play list - Lisa Mann, wonderful vocalist and bad azz bass player from Portland. The simply amazing Holmes Brothers, bringing gospel and soul to our chart, and retro-swing blues band Blue Lunch Special. They all will thrill and fill your spirit with great music and show us the real diversity in the blues.

In the Chef Suggestion section we have three new additions. The Shane Dwight Band with a killer new release, IBC finalist Arthur Migliazza, who plays those keys with passion and skill. Our final addition is a new band to us Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers  bringing the funk and soul of the horn section to our ears. Great additions. I must say there has been so much great new music out these past fe weeks that it’s hard to choose who gets in now or waits till later. A good place to be.

Our Amuse Bouche section features #1′s from before the Baker’s Dozen Radio show. Back then it was called Chef Suggestions and we did not have any air-play. So we want to give them some love and we start with our very first Chef Suggestions title holder - Brandon Santini. Brandon is up for a Blues Music Award, as are many of our #1 artists. So enjoy!

uncle-sam3A Baker’s Dozen of Blues, on MojoWax Radio presented by Blues Music Magazine at LIVE365.com.

Broadcast times are as follows:
Monday - 1pm EST  ALWAYS A NEW SHOW STARTING MONDAY
Tuesday - 10pm EST
Wednesday - Noon EST
Thursday -  11pm EST
Friday -  4pm EST
Saturday – 2pm EST

 

A Baker’s Dozen:

1 3 “New Attitude” Root Doctor Self 9 Someone Else Is Steppin’ In
2 6 “Wicked” 24th Street Wailers Self 8 Solid Ground
3 5 “Panther Burn” Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat Underworld Records 2 I Declare
4 7 “Far As I Can See” Matt Schofield Provogue 9 Yellow Moon
5 8 “Sounds of Home” Damon Fowler Blind Pig 8 Alison
6 10 “Blue Yonder” Hard Garden Hard Garden Music 2 Depot Blues
7 9 “Baptized By The Mud” Kat Danser Independent 12 You Gotta Move
8 11 “Belle of The Blues” Lisa Biales Big Song Music 8 Peach Pickin’ Mama
9 12 “Guitar Angels” James Armstrong Catfood Records 8 Saturday Night Women
10 13 “He Digs Me” Sunday Wilde Self 9 Gimme One More
11 ~ Move On Lisa Mann Self 4 The Blues Is My Medicine
12 ~ “Brotherhood” The Holmes Brothers Alligator 1 Stayed At The Party
13 ~ “30th Anniversary Special Edition” Blue Lunch Special Rip Cat Records 10 Sixty Minute Man


Chef Suggestions:

“Blues With Friends” Dixie Peach Big Shew Records 1 Too Much Trouble
“Chunkabilly Blues” Chris Lord & Cheatin’ River Self 5 Jelly Bean
“Drivin Me Wild” Jonn Del Toro Richardson & Sean Carney Self 3 Lookin’ For My Baby
“Bad Attitude” Johnny Drummer Earwig Records 3 Bit Her In The Butt
“Troubles” John & Sylvia Embry Delmark Records 2 Troubles
“Five Finger Discount” Soulstack Self 7 Hangin’ in The Kitchen
“Betsy’s Kitchen” Back Pack Jones Self 6 Even God Sings The Blues
Hornet’s Nest Joe Louis Walker Alligator Records 4 Stick A Fork In Me
“Blue Soul” Norman Taylor Soul Stew Records 9 Grace Walking
“Compass” Polly O’Keary & The Rhythm Method Self 10 You Get Me High
“This House” Shane Dwight Blues Band Electro Groove Records 6 Devil’s Noose
“Laying It Down” Arthur Migliazza Hobemian Records 12 Professor Calling Me
“Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers” Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers Self 3 Illusions


Amuse Bouche:
Pre-Baker’s Dozen #1′s aka Chef Suggestions (former #1′s)

CD TITLE ARTIST TRACK #
This Time Another Year Brandon Santini 7 Things You Putting Down
Raise Your Hands Long Tall Deb 2 Hush Your Mouth
All In Sena Ehrhardt 2 Cry To Me
Cotton Mouth Man James Cotton 7 Saint On Sunday
Knockin’ Around These Blues John Primer & Bob Corritore 9 Man or Mouse
It Wasn’t Real Gina Sicilia 1 It Wasn’t Real
Tempered Steel Spencer Bohren 5 Hallelujah
Like You Mean It California Honeydrops 7 Down In Central Tennessee
Once It Gets Started Johnny Sansone 5 Sang With The Gypsies
Blue Heart Too Slim & The Taildraggers 9 Shape of Blues To Come
Mississippi Hill Country Homemdae Jamz Blues Band 9 So Many Tears
Before The Beginning Anthony Gomes 10 Blues In Technicolor
That’s When The Blues Began Ruff Kutt Blues Band 7 Blues Ain’t A Color
Great Day In The Morning Brad Vickers & His Vestopolitans 13 The Way It’s Got To Be
Remembering Little Walter Arnold, Musselwhite, Hummel, Norcia, Harman 4 It’s Too Late Brother
Bull Goose Rooster Watermelon Slim & The Workers 1 Tomorrow Night

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
chefjimi
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Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411

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Photo Gallery & Recap: The Tampa Bay Blues Festival

Tampa Bay Blues Festival

Tampa Bay Blues Festival

It was a great weekend at The Tampa Bay Blues Festival. Beautiful weather blessed us, not too hot nor too steamy just right for three full days of the blues at it’s finest. Including after show parties and jams at the historic Palladium Theater.

This year featured headliners, Buddy Guy, Michael McDonald & Irma Thomas – all splendid and captivating in their sets. But the full daily showcases were just as amazing in their depth of talent and abilities. It was great to see such bands as Nikki Hill, Tad Robinson, James Hunter, George Porter, Jr and others who we usually don’t get the chance to see at many fests. It was a great combination of blues & roots music that had something for everyone and by the crowd’s reaction everyone was sati-fied!

One interesting thing that TBBF did was to offer an upgraded VIP section. While this is not special to their fest – what they offered was for the three day package of roughly $400 you got  large shade tent areas off to the side of the stage. Premium seating in front of stage (great seats), and after show party tickets. Now besides that what was outside the box thinking was their food service for VIPs. They had several local area restaurants providing food at specific times throughout the day, and also special chef prepared appetizers of all sorts that were passed around for  our enjoyment. The food provided by these young chefs from the Cooks Club of Tampa Bay who are working toward their degree and entering the food and hospitality business. They will do just fine by the taste and presentation of their selections at the TBBF. Oh yeah all the beer & wine you could throw down yer gullet also was included.

Yummy Yum Yum

Yummy Yum Yum

So with that perceived ‘high-price’ for the VIP tickets I kept a tab on what I personally consumed, so as to compare with what I might have spent outside the lines.

Here we go:
30 beers over three days ($6 per beer outside)  $180
10 bottles of water ($2 per) $20
20 servings of appetizers for three days at say $5 per serving (based on what was available in the infield area to buy) $100
12 ‘dinners’ from food vendors who provided VIP food, trying different plates from each vender  (say $10 per ticket item) $120
3 Mimosas on Sunday $24
The food and beverage alone equals $444  - that’s not bad and I didn’t go out to maximize my consumption of anything just normal grazing and sit down at times with friends etc. Heck and I didn’t even have a glass of wine. Tickets were $40 for Friday & Sunday and $50 for Saturday, also single day VIP costs were $175 Fri/Sunday and $200 for Saturday. I must say the food, shade, beverages and seating combined well made it worth the cost of VIP tickets for three days of the event. I know some of you could make it even better with your ability to eat and drink, but remember we were working the festival also so some responsibility was involved in our decision making! HAHAHAHAH.

It was great to be in sunny Florida and hope to return next year, thanks to Chuck Ross, Diane and the legions of volunteers who made the festival a great one. To all the artists who were gracious and played their hearts out for us all. Special shout outs to Lisa ‘the hostess with the mostest‘, Eva-Marie for her culinary abilities, and to Maddog & Linda Brown for housing us at the Brown B&B for a few nights and putting up with our wacky schedules.

Tampa Bay Blues Festival

April 11, 12, 13 great weather and food and blues, on beautiful Tampa Bay. Thanks for the fun and music.

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
chefjimi
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Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411

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A Baker’s Dozen of Blues, April 14, 2014

A Baker's Dozen Of Blues

A Baker’s Dozen Of Blues

A great weekend of blues, R&B, food and friends at the Tampa Bay Blues Festival.  A big thank you to Chuck Ross and the mighty mighty crew who helped make this one helluva weekend.  The VIP section was amazing, the food and beverages were plentiful and the music was all outstanding. Those who missed it, missed one epic festival, so plan on being there next year.

We got ourselves one dynamic lady at the #1 spot, Ms. Shaun Murphy with her ‘Cry Of Love’ release. If ya haven’t given her music a serious listen, then where have ya been. Get it, own it and enjoy it!

Making their air play debuts are James Armstrong and Sunday Wilde, two extremely talented artists who deserve full attention. Our Chef Suggestions list we have a talented threesome of Norman Taylor, Polly O’Keary, and Joe Louis Walker. Look for rapid movement from these artists as the weeks go on. Tomorrow is April 15th…..we all know that’s the day we get held upside down and shaken till we have no change left in our pockets. Tax Day. So to help ease the pain we will feature songs about money and taxes in our Amuse Bouche portion, hope it helps. We dug deep here just to get a nice rounded sampling of tunes, ya might be surprised at some of them, at least we hope so.

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Remember to tune into the Radio version of A Baker’s Dozen of Blues, on MojoWax Radio presented by Blues Music Magazine at LIVE365.com.

Broadcast times are as follows:
Monday - 1pm EST  ALWAYS A NEW SHOW STARTING MONDAY Tuesday - 10pm EST
Wednesday - Noon EST
Thursday -  11pm EST
Friday -  4pm EST
Saturday – 2pm EST

 

A Baker’s Dozen:

CW LW CD TITLE Artist/ Web Site Record Label Track#/Title
1 2 “Cry Of Love” Shaun Murphy Vision Wall 8 Nickel and A Nail
2 3 “You Better Mind” Mudcat 30 Miles UP 2 Calamity Jane
3 5 “New Attitude” Root Doctor Self 9 Someone Else Is Steppin’ In
4 6 “It Feels Good” Randy Oxford Band Figgleblall Records 9 How Come You’re Never Here
5 7 “Panther Burn” Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat Underworld Records 8 Sky’s Full of Crows
6 9 “Wicked” 24th Street Wailers Self 10 Aw Baby
7 8 “Far As I Can See” Matt Schofield Provogue 9 Yellow Moon
8 10 “Sounds of Home” Damon Fowler Blind Pig 9 TV Mama
9 11 “Baptized By The Mud” Kat Danser Independent 10 Prove It On Me Blues
10 12 “Blue Yonder” Hard Garden Hard Garden Music 2 Depot Blues
11 13 “Belle of The Blues” Lisa Biales Big Song Music 8 Peach Pickin’ Mama
12 ~ “Guitar Angels” James Armstrong Catfood Records 8 Saturday Night Women
13 ~ “He Digs Me” Sunday Wilde Self 9 Gimme One More

Chef Suggestions:

“Brotherhood” The Holmes Brothers Alligator 1 Stayed At The Party
“Blues With Friends” Dixie Peach Big Shew Records 1 Too Much Trouble
“30th Anniversary Special Edition” Blue Lunch Special Rip Cat Records 10 Sixty Minute Man
“Chunkabilly Blues” Chris Lord & Cheatin’ River Self 5 Jelly Bean
“Drivin Me Wild” Jonn Del Toro Richardson & Sean Carney Self 3 Lookin’ For My Baby
“Goin’ To The Delta” Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown Ruf Records 2 Nothing Like The Blues
“Five Finger Discount” Soulstack Self 7 Hangin’ in The Kitchen
“Bad Attitude” Johnny Drummer Earwig Records 3 Bit Her In The Butt
Move On Lisa Mann Self 4 The Blues Is My Medicine
“Troubles” John & Sylvia Embry Delmark Records 2 Troubles
“Betsy’s Kitchen” Back Pack Jones Self 6 Even God Sings The Blues
“Blue Soul” Norman Taylor Soul Stew Records 9 Grace Walking
“Compass” Polly O’Keary & The Rhythm Method Self 10 You Get Me High
Hornet’s Nest Joe Louis Walker Alligator Records 4 Stick A Fork In Me

Amuse Bouche: Money & Taxes

CD TITLE ARTIST TRACK #
Greatest Hits Stevie Ray Vaughn 1 Taxman
Up From The Tracks Blinddog Smokin’ 1 Money
Clear Blue Flame Delta Moon 3 Money Changes Everything
Tempered Steel Spencer Bohren 2 Money Blues
Television Dr. John 9 Money (That’s What I Want)
Strong Suspicion Curtis Salgado 8 Money Must Think I’m Dead
Hard Dollar Hadden Sayers 13 Money Shot
Bad Blood In The City James Blood Ulmer 6 Dead Presidents
Jonesin’ For Money Deacon Jones w/Eddie Money 1 If The Blues was Money
Gonna Boogie Anyway Chris James & Patrick Rynn 1 Money Don’t Like Me
The Best of Ray Charles Ray Charles 6 Greenbacks
Blues With A Mood Big Bill Morgenfield 3 Money’s getting’ Cheaper
Greatest Hits Lovin’ Spoonfull 24 Money
Money Barrett Strong 4 Money
Impeach The Precedent Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings 8 What If We All Stopped Paying Taxes

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
chefjimi
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Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411

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