A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: April 20, 2015

 

BakersDozen15Well a week at home was a nice thing, though our Photographer/Voice Talent got a bug of some sort. I think it was from eating salad at a blues festival – jus’ sayin’.

This week we are thrilled to have Jeff Jensen at the number 1 spot on theJeff Jensen BDOB chart. This is a superb release and showcases the many sides of Jeff and the band’s music and variety.They are currently touring the world (yep) and making new fans by the score, be sure to check them out live – wild night is calling!

New to our chart this week is a deep voiced blues lady fro California, Deb Ryder. Deb has a fantastic new release out ‘Let It Rain’ produced by our dear friend and drummer extraordinaire Tony Braunagel.
Also debuting this week is Anthony Gomes. His latest release is a a brilliant title ‘Electric Filed Holler’ and it captures all the emotion and force of AG’s live performances but encapsulated in a studio session. Anthony has a great book out on the history of blues – it was his dissertation from University and is worth picking, it’s called “The Black & White of the Blues”.

Our Amuse Bouche this week is focused on our International Blues artists. From jolly old England to down under Australia and all points between – it seems that the blues is alive and well around the world – as for here, sadly I am not so sure.

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 Morose Elephant Jeff Jensen 6. What’s the Matter
With The Mill
2 5 Stranded Greg Nagy 7. Still Doing Fine
3 4 LIVE from the Park Theatre Jimmi & The Band of Souls 3. Sweet Jesus Blues
4 6 Terraplane Steve Earle & The Dukes 11. King of The Blues*
5 8 Live & Extended Brandon Santini 5. Have A Good Time
6 7 Memphis Blue Sweet, Strong & Tight Barbara Blue 9. Sweet, Strong & Tight
7 9 Tough Love Tinsley Ellis 2. Midnight Ride
8 10 Brother Sun Sister Moon Brother Sun Sister Moon 12. Soul Slayer
9 11 Too Many Men Eight O’Five Jive 7. Feed The Monkeys
10 13 Hard Road To Hoe Ghost Town Blues Band 7. Tied My Worries To A Stone
11 12 Double EP Dave Muskett 2. She Can’t Give Me The Blues*
12 ~ Let It Rain Deb Ryder 9. Let It Rain*
13 ~ Electric Field Holler Anthony Gomes 7. The Blues Ain’t The Blues No More*

 *new track

Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

Love Spin Debbie Davies 1. Life Of The Party
Where Evil Grows 24th Street Wailers 2.Just Wait
Shaman Lover Mary Hott 2. Shaman Lover
Can of Gas & A Match The Bush League 10 Death of Robert
In The Mix Bernard Allison 7. I Had It All The Time
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
Exactly Like This Doug MacLeod 9. Raylene
Destination Clarksdale Ben Rice & Lucy Hammond 4. Turn My Back On You

 

Amuse Bouche: International Blues Artists

Artist Album Song  
24th Street Wailers Where Evil Grows* 2.Just Wait Canada
Dianna Braithewaite & Chris Whitely Blues Stories 6. Fried Fish Canada
Fathead Fatter Than Ever* 11. Shoot That Rooster Canada
Joakim Tinderholt & His Band You Gotta Do More* 1. Stumblin’ & Fumblin’ Norway
Ori Naftali Band Happy For Good 5.Happy For Good Israel
Fiona Boyes Blues Women 2.Howlin’ At Your Door Austrailia
Stevie Paige Welcome To The Big Time 4. Far From Here Austrailia
Hans Theessink & Terry Evans True & Blue* 3. The Glory Of Love Austria
Ian Siegal The Picnic Sessions* 15. Only Trying To Survive England
James Hunter The Hard Way 7. Hand It Over England
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Live in ’67* 9. I Can’t Quit You Baby England
Fabrizio Poggi & Chicken Mambo Spaghetti Juke Joint 2.King Bee Italy
Suitcase Brothers A Long Way From Home 3. Jelly & Roll Spain
The Blue Turtles Band The Blue Turtles 1 Ain’t Gonna Cry Columbia

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

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A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: April 13, 2015

 

BakersDozen15Roundin’ third and headed for home” is what Chuck Berry sang in “Brown-eyed Handsome Man” and a few decades later John Fogerty used that very same line in his big hit “Centerfield”

Well that just about captures all that is going on with us this week, we are ‘headed home’ after the glorious Tampa Bay Blues Festival, look for our Smugmug photo galleries from day 1 & day 2. now and day 3 is up and loading (a long night Sunday night) Also hope you were checking in on our facebook page to see live on the spot shots of all the action. A shout out to Ronnie Earl for his spirit and musicianship – yep again – he was jamming on Sunday and pleasing everyone in the crowd. Hey for all those new friends we made here is a link for the Blues411 store on Zazzle, enjoy shopping!

downloadIt also directly relates to our Amuse Bouche this week – Baseball. No not everyone is a baseball fan, but that don’t confront me. Bill Wax, Bob Sek, Watermelon Slim, George Thorogood. Jay Sieleman, Vinny Marini, Doug MacLeod, Sterling Koch, yeah I could go on (Ricky Stevens) all are big time fans of the National Pastime. So we are a week late, but our heart is in the right place at the right time as we salute baseball and the blues. It is our second hour of the show.

One woman who can throw the heater with her vocal arsenal is Shaun Murphy, and she holds the top slot on our chart this week. Her latest release ‘Loretta‘ is a classic in the rock-blues line-up of music.

2015GTBB-200-AD-1The Ghost Town Blues Band makes their rookie debut on the BDOB chart and air play list. Their brand spanking new release is garnering acclaim from around the world – so be sure you scout them out and draft them into your rotation for a sure winner. Our featured image shows GTBB’s drummer Preston McEwen tuning his sweep broom on the pitcher’s mound at Jackie Robinson field, in Daytona, FL. The other photos below, are also from Daytona. They feature Jeff Jensen, John Nemeth Matt Isbell hamming the mound a la Mount Rushmore. Billy Gibson Chefjimi discussing the uses of a harp on the mound. Finally the manager called for relief with Go-Go Ray taking on a serious pose to beat down the opposition with a key save.
To read an earlier examination of baseball & the blues featuring some of the folks mentioned here visit:
http://blues411.com/opinion-baseball-blues-bound-by-the-seams/

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

Broadcast times are as follows:
bcradio
Monday  1pm EST ALWAYS A NEW SHOW
Tuesday
 – 10pm EST
Wednesday – Noon EST
Thursday
 –  11pm EST
Friday
 –  4pm EST

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

CW LW CD TITLE Artist/ Web Site Track#/Title
1 2 Loretta Shaun Murphy 5. Strange Life
2 2 Fat Man’s Shine Palor Smokin’ Joe Kubek & B’Nois King 7. Brown Bomba Mojo*
3 5 Morose Elephant Jeff Jensen 6. What’s the Matter With The Mill*
4 4 LIVE from the Park Theatre Jimmi & The Band of Souls 3. Sweet Jesus Blues
5 5 Stranded Greg Nagy 7. Still Doing Fine*
6 6 Terraplane Steve Earle & The Dukes 4. Ain’t Nobody’s Daddy Now
7 8 Memphis Blue Sweet, Strong & Tight Barbara Blue 9. Sweet, Strong & Tight*
8 9 Live & Extended Brandon Santini 5. Have A Good Time*
9 10 Tough Love Tinsley Ellis 2. Midnight Ride*
10 11 Brother Sun Sister Moon Brother Sun Sister Moon 8. My Memphis Blues
11 12 Too Many Men Eight O’Five Jive 7. Feed The Monkeys
12 13 Double EP Dave Muskett 1. Pet That Thing
13 ~ Hard Road To Hoe Ghost Town Blues Band 7. Tied My Worries To A Stone*

*new track

Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

Lucky Dog Brad Absher & Swamp Royale 5. Miss Your Water
Let It Rain Deb Ryder 9. Let It Rain
Faded But Not Gone Big Dave MacLean 5. Sittin On A Fence
Shaman Lover Mary Hott 2. Shaman Lover
Can of Gas & A Match The Bush League 10 Death of Robert
In The Mix Bernard Allison 7. I Had It All The Time
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
Exactly Like This Doug MacLeod 9. Raylene
Electric Field Holler Anthony Gomes 7. The Blues Ain’t The Blues No More

Amuse Bouche: Baseball and the Blues

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ARTIST SONG
Dr. John Take Me Out To The Ball Game
Branford Marsalis Star Spangled Banner
Gary Allegretto Throwin’ Heat
Scat Springs You’ve Got To Hit The Right Lick
Mabel Scott Baseball Boogie
Dave Frishberg Van Lingle Mungo
Jerry Jeff Walker Nolan Ryan
Joe Cocker Catfish
Les Brown Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio
Treniers Say Hey
Buddy Johnson Did Ya See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball
Watermelon Slim Max The Baseball Clown
Sister Wynonna Carr The Ball Game
Chuck Berry Brown Eyed Handsome Man
John Fogerty Centerfield
Abbott & Costello Who’s on First

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

 

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A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: April 6, 2015

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Hot on the heels on the hottest trending April Fool’s Gag, we bring you a seriously stacked Baker’s Dozen of Blues top 13 this week. All middle of the line up poised to hit it out of the park.

Led by Bobby Rush & Blinddog Smokin’ with their Grammy and BMA nominated release “Decisions’ we feature ‘Another Murder In New Orleans’ featuring Dr. John in the #1 slot.

Newly debuting this week are two solid artists, well it’s more of a double play combination for the cat in the lucky 13 slot. Dave Muskett, who was at the IBC, and is visiting Festivals around the USA this summer – from his Double EP we chose a tender love song ‘Pet That Thing’. Also new this week is the band Eight O’Five Jive and their release ‘Too Many Men’ (so is that like just one?) and the tune ‘Feed The Monkeys’. No joke here.

11041436_10153143896830139_3864247997485134566_nOur Amuse Bouche features the musicians of the Tampa Bay Blues Festival. A ‘Keeping The Blues Alive Award’ (KBA) winning festival always packs the talent and amenities for it’s attendees. It’s this weekend April 10, 11 & 12, at beautiful Vinoy Park St. Petersberg FL.
All those who purchased VIP tickets thru our recommendation are in store for a little treat, as long as y’all contacted me via email y’all are good as gold.

Back to that April’s Fool gag, here is the post I put up at about 9:20 on Facebook:
10258383_10152030392570779_2134924039224833723_nDamn do it get any better. Tonight I finalized a deal to write for Rolling Stone magazine as the monthly blues reporter.
I will continue to do my first love Blues411 and will combine efforts to make it easier.
This is freaking amazing, who thought any of this would come to pass those first few years of my live affair with the blues.
I am humbled, excited and just a little frightened. Thanks for all the love.
Well it went over like free beer at a St. Patty’s day parade, just enough probability and done later in the day (even folks on April 2nd were lured in). I had to fess up rather quickly as it spread like poison ivy in a nudist (errh clothing optional) camp. I expect to be recipient of a big payback next year from all my friends who I got this year. If ya gonna do it – do it well.

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 Decisions Bobby Rush/Blinddog Smokin’ 1. Another Murder in New Orleans
2 4 Loretta Shaun Murphy 5. Strange Life*
3 7 Fat Man’s Shine Palor Smokin’ Joe Kubek & B’Nois King 1. Got My Heart Broken
4 5 LIVE from the Park Theatre Jimmi & The Band of Souls 3. Sweet Jesus Blues*
5 6 Morose Elephant Jeff Jensen 11. Empty Bottle Blues
6 8 Stranded Greg Nagy 9. Sometimes
7 9 Terraplane Steve Earle & The Dukes 4. Ain’t Nobody’s Daddy Now
8 10 Memphis Blue Sweet,
Strong & Tight
Barbara Blue 1. Hands Off
9 11 Live & Extended Brandon Santini 12. Come On Everybody
10 12 Tough Love Tinsley Ellis 1. Seven Years
11 13 Brother Sun Sister Moon Brother Sun Sister Moon 8. My Memphis Blues
12 ~ Too Many Men Eight O’Five Jive 7. Feed The Monkeys*
13 ~ Double EP Dave Muskett 1. Pet That Thing*

*new track

 Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

Lucky Dog Brad Absher & Swamp Royale 5. Miss Your Water
Let It Rain Deb Ryder 9. Let It Rain
Faded But Not Gone Big Dave MacLean 5. Sittin On A Fencce
Shaman Lover Mary Hott 2. Shaman Lover
Can of Gas & A Match The Bush League 10 Death of Robert
Hard Road To Hoe Ghost Town Blues Band 7. Tied My Worries To A Stone
In The Mix Bernard Allison 7. I Had It All The Time
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
Exactly Like This Doug MacLeod 9. Raylene

Amuse Bouche: Tampa Bay Blues Festival

ARTIST SONG
Denise LaSalle I’m Still The Queen (Blues Mx)
John Nemeth Stop
Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers The Clock
Tower of Power Soul With a Capital S
Bernard Allison I Had It All The Time
Carolyn Wonderland Trouble In The City
Tab Benoit I’m Guilty of Lovin’ You
Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters Rush Hour
Boz Scaggs Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl
Betty Fox No Other Man (f/Selwyn Birchwood)
Albert Castiglia Hoodoo Man Blues
Bryan Lee Aretha (Sing One For Me)
The Lee Boys Joyfull Sounds
Southern Hospitality Shoestring Budget

Hey tune in tonight to Music On The Couch as host Vinny Marini chats with musicians and I get to sit in this week and give our Blues411 report.

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

A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: March 30, 2015

BakersDozen15Saying goodbye to March as we head into April and lots of activity on the calendar. The Tampa Bay Blues Festival  is April 10-12, always a great time there, with three full days of music and fun, including pre-show, after shows and show shows all located at the beautiful Vinoy Park. We will see you there so be sure to stop and say hi!

Our #1 spot this week is the “One Heart Walkin'”release by Austin Walkin’ Cane. A fantastic release that harkens back to a simpler form of blues, but as powerful  as any release you’re gonna hear at anytime. Austin has been nominated for a Blues Music Award for Best New Artist – congrats.

We have one new addition this week, it’s from Minnesota’s very own Brother Sun Sister Moon, who are Dave Lambert and Donna Dahl. We got to meet and see these two play at the IBC’s in January and damn they wuz good. So give a listen and hear for yourselves what these two fine artist bring to the table, or you could just ask Spike Stephen.

Our Amuse Bouche is one last look at Women in Blues. This time its current ladies time for the spotlight, these are just a few of the many ladies who can put some sugar in that bowl when it comes to the blues so do drop in and check them out.

a7bed4cf28734802ced8f02b218c23f8One last little bit of news that you can use – we welcome The Ghost Town Blues Band to Blues411’s  Tier1 Supporter family.  They have a new release just out “Hard Road To Hoe” and it’s worthy of your ear time and financial support (that means buy it). These cats are real deal born ‘n raised Memphians who cut a groove as wide as the Mississippi and are out doing festivals this year – so check them out, you won’t be disappointed.

 

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

Broadcast 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 3 One Heart Walkin’ Austin Walkin’ Cane 10. Living, Working Dying*
2 2 Decisions Bobby Rush/Blinddog Smokin’ 1. Another Murder in New Orleans*
3 4 Spaghetti Juke Joint Fabrizio Poggi 7. Checkin Up On My Baby*
4 5 Loretta Shaun Murphy 11. 24 Hours From Memphis
5 6 LIVE from the Park Theatre Jimmi & The Band of Souls 2. Pretty Sugar Mama
6 7 Morose Elephant Jeff Jensen 11. Empty Bottle Blues*
7 8 Fat Man’s Shine Palor Smokin’ Joe Kubek
& B’Nois King
1. Got My Heart Broken
8 9 Stranded Greg Nagy 9. Sometimes*
9 10 Terraplane Steve Earle & The Dukes 4. Ain’t Nobody’s Daddy Now*
10 11 Memphis Blue Sweet, Strong & Tight Barbara Blue 1. Hands Off*
11 12 Live & Extended Brandon Santini 12. Come On Everybody*
12 13 Tough Love Tinsley Ellis 1. Seven Years*
13 ~ Brother Sun Sister Moon Brother Sun Sister Moon 8. My Memphis Blues*

 * new track this week

Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

Lucky Dog Brad Absher & Swamp Royale 5. Miss Your Water
Double EP Dave Muskett 1. Pet That Thing
For A Change Brad Hatfield 2. Back Door Scratchin’
Faded But Not Gone Big Dave MacLean 5. Sittin On A Fencce
Shaman Lover Mary Hott 2. Shaman Lover
Too Many Men Eight O’Five Jive 7. Feed The Monkeys
Can of Gas & A Match The Bush League 10 Death of Robert
Hard Road To Hoe Ghost Town Blues Band 7. Tied My Worries To A Stone
In The Mix Bernard Allison 7. I Had It All The Time
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


Amuse Bouche:
 Current Women in Blues

ARTIST SONG
Shemekia Copeland Dirty Water
Lady Bianca Stealin’
Alexis P. Suter Gonna Love You
Barbara Carr I Got The Blues
Denise LaSalle Mississippi Woman
Annie Mack Baptized in the Blues
Bettye LaVette I’m Tired
Carolyn Fe Bad Taboo
Marion James Man Size Job
Maria Muldaur TB Blues
Annika Chambers Move
Ruthie Foster It Might Not Be Right
Rory Block Grinnin’ In Your Face
Janiva Magness Let Me Breathe
Liz Mandeville Life Sentence of The Blues

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