A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: May 19, 2014

A Baker's Dozen Of Blues

A Baker’s Dozen Of Blues

A week of catchup and sleep (yeh again) We managed to go through our photos from the BMA’s and have them posted here on site. We included snaps from the event, plus Clarksdale & Jackson, hope ya enjoy them.

A great new #1 this week – Hard Garden, and their song ‘Showtime!’ – this band is really at the forefront of the blues combining hip-hop tendencies, with Mississippi Hill Country stlye and strait ahead blues. We at Blues411  feel this band should get serious consideration at BMA nomination time for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year, let’s see what the ‘ex-perts’ think.

A major debut for Tweed Funk as they debut at #9 on the play list with their funked uo blues/soul sound of their ‘First name Lucky’ release. Two more new debuts we feature are Cathy Lemons, long time San Francisco blyes singer & writer and her ‘Black Crow’ release. ALso we have a most underrated artist Shane Dwight in what might be his best release to date ‘This House’. Hope ya dig them and give some love to them in the market place.

One addition toour Chef Suggestion group is —  Ron Tanski – Ron’s tune ‘Blues for Jimi’ has been played as part of the show since the beginning, and I know you are all familiar with it. Now he has released his latest ‘Never Pet A Burning Dog’ which features ‘Blues for Jimi’ as well as a wealth of great piano and songwriting selections, This week we are featuring ‘What’s Cooking’ which is the nephew of my theme song.

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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

Remember if ya want any of these tracks just click on the link for the song/CD title or track and it will take ya to the Amazon link for it, good way to fill out that blues collection.

Oh yeah don’t forget our other show “Double Entendre Blues“, now playing on LIVE365 Mojowax Radio seven days a week. We feature them ‘dirty songs’ that fly under some folks radar but not ours. Including ‘Sugar In My Bowl‘, ‘Dirty Mutha For Ya‘, ‘Shave ‘em Dry‘, and tons more of fun, slightly ribald tunes.
Mon. 11pm 
Tue.  3pm
Wed. 10am
Thu. 9pm
Fri. 6pm
Sat. 12pm
Sun. 10am

on to this weeks Baker’s Dozen….

A Baker’s Dozen:

CW LW CD TITLE Artist/ Web Site Record Label Track#/Title
1 2 “Blue Yonder” Hard Garden Hard Garden Music 10 Showtime!
2 3 “Belle of The Blues” Lisa Biales Big Song Music 10 Trouble
3 5 Move On Lisa Mann Self 1 Move On
4 8 “He Digs Me” Sunday Wilde Self 13 Walk With Me
5 7 “Brotherhood” The Holmes Brothers Alligator 9 My Word Is My Bond
6 11 Hornet’s Nest Joe Louis Walker Alligator Records 4 Stick A Fork In Me
7 9 “Drivin Me Wild” Jonn Del Toro Richardson & Sean Carney Self 8 Slow Down
8 10 “30th Anniversary Special Edition” Blue Lunch Rip Cat Records 7 Which Way To Go
9 ~ “First Name Lucky” Tweed Funk Self 1 Blues In My Soul
10 12 “Refuse To Lose” Jarekus Singleton Alligator Records 7 Hell
11 13 “Blues With Friends” Dixie Peach Big Shew Records 1 Too Much Trouble
12 ~ “This House” Shane Dwight Blues Band Electro Groove Records 6 Devil’s Noose
13 ~ “Black Crow” Cathy Lemons Vizztone 5 You’re In My Town Now


Chef Suggestions:

“Bad Attitude” Johnny Drummer Earwig Records 3 Bit Her In The Butt
“Chunkabilly Blues” Chris Lord & Cheatin’ River Self 5 Jelly Bean
“Betsy’s Kitchen” Back Pack Jones Self 6 Even God Sings The Blues
“Troubles” John & Sylvia Embry Delmark Records 2 Troubles
“Laying It Down” Arthur Migliazza Hobemian Records 12 Professor Calling Me
“Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers” Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers Self 3 Illusions
“Jigsaw Heart” Eden Brent Yellow Dog Records 8 Let’s Go Ahead and Fall In Love
“Mother Blues” Rachelle Coba Self 1 Never Been To Memphis
St. Louis Times Jim Byrnes Black Hen Music 6 The Ducks Yas Yas
Unfinished Business Lil’ Ronnie & the Blues Beats Ellersoul Records 11 You Don’t have To Go Home
“Blue Soul” Norman Taylor Soul Stew Records 9 Grace Walking
Never Pet A Burning Dog Ron Tanski Self 9 What’s Cookin’


Amuse Bouche: Blues Music Award Winner’s Spotlight

 
SONG ARTIST ALBUM Award
1 Rosa Lee Doug MacLeod There’s A Time Acoustic Artist & Album
2 Daddy Told Me Shawn Holt &The Teardrops Daddy Told Me Best New Artist Debut
1 Bad Bad Feeling Trampled Under Foot Badlandds Contemporary Blues Album/Bassist
9 Sweet Jelly Donut Royal Southern Brotherhood Songs From The Road DVD
10 T-Bone Blues Special Lurrie Bell Blues In My Soul Lurrie Bell
6 Taking Chances Diunna Greenleaf Trying To Hold On Koko Taylor Award
11 Trouble In Mind Victor Wainwright Family Roots Pinetop Perkins Piano Player
6 She Did Not Show John Nemeth Magic Touch Soul Blues Artist
2 You Just Like A Dresser Bobby Rush Down In Louisiana Soul Blues Album
4 He Was There James Cotton Cotton Mouth Man Traditional Males Artist
12 Christo Redemptor Charlie Musselwhite Juke Joint Chapel Harmonica
2 Blues For Celie Ronnie Earl Just For Today Guitarist
1 RL Burnside Cedric Burnside 2 Man Wrecking Crew Drums
1 I Got To Go Hummel, Norcia, Musselwhite…. Remembering Little Walter Album of the Year, Traditional Album

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

A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: May 12, 2014

A Baker's Dozen Of Blues

A Baker’s Dozen Of Blues

Back from an exciting and busy week of Blues Music and schmoozing in Memphis at the Blues Music Awards. I personally want to thank the Blues Foundation for throwing such a wild party, and for doing what it does for the genre and artists. Please check them out at www.blues.org for information on joining and how you can make a difference.

Amazing night at the awards, we posted many photos live from the ceremony on facebook, also have collections of really great photos from Leslie on our page there. Must say was thrilled to see Ronnie Earl win, this man has amazing talent and soul and it is wonderful to see him recognized by the fans – kudos to y’all for excellent choice. Also to my good buddy Doug MacLeod for winning not one but 2 awards, another well deserved winner and great guy. But know that we congratulate every one who won, and each of you who were nominated cos that’s what matters everyone’s a winner.

Other big news from Memphis is that the Blues Foundation has collected enough monies to break ground on the Blues Hall of Fame. Big shout out to the blues fans who’s tireless donations and determination built the vast majority of  this suckah – look for grand opening May 2015.

Happy as can be to announce that Damon Fowler is our top of the pops leader this week. His Blind Pig release ‘Sounds of Home’ in a giant release and showcases his ability to sing, write and play music that reaches all of us.

New to the Baker’s Dozen play list is the band, Dixie Peach, fans of the Allman Brothers and ‘Southern Rock-Blues’ will be diggin’ on their work so give them a listen. On the Chef Suggestion portion our new addition is Rachelle Coba and her release, ‘Mother Blues’.

Our Amuse Bouche is part 2 of the Blues Roots of rock songs. We have had such a great response to last weeks that we decided to run a new one as a follow up and thank you to our readers & listeners.
So we take the original (as I define it – disclaimer for y’all who book knowledge to the max) play it then add a popular version after the original. It is fun, a learning experience and just damn good music.

bcradio_edited-1A 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

 

Remember if ya want any of these tracks just click on the link for the song/CD title or track and it will take ya to the Amazon link for it, good way to fill out that blues collection.

A Baker’s Dozen:

CW LW CD TITLE Artist/ Web Site Record Label Track#/Title
1 2 “Sounds of Home” Damon Fowler Blind Pig 8 Alison
2 3 “Blue Yonder” Hard Garden Hard Garden Music 10 Showtime!
3 4 “Belle of The Blues” Lisa Biales Big Song Music 10 Trouble
4 5 “Guitar Angels” James Armstrong Catfood Records 9 Blues Ain’t Nothin’
5 7 Move On Lisa Mann Self 1 Move On
6 6 “Baptized By The Mud” Kat Danser Independent 12 You Gotta Move
7 8 “Brotherhood” The Holmes Brothers Alligator 1 Stayed At The Party
8 9 “He Digs Me” Sunday Wilde Self 5 Nobody’s Fault But Mine
9 10 “Drivin Me Wild” Jonn Del Toro Richardson & Sean Carney Self 3 Lookin’ For My Baby
10 11 “30th Anniversary Special Edition” Blue Lunch Rip Cat Records 7 Which Way To Go
11 12 Hornet’s Nest Joe Louis Walker Alligator Records 4 Stick A Fork In Me
12 13 “Refuse To Lose” Jarekus Singleton Alligator Records 7 Hell
13 ~ “Blues With Friends” Dixie Peach Big Shew Records 1 Too Much Trouble

Chef Suggestions:

“Bad Attitude” Johnny Drummer Earwig Records 3 Bit Her In The Butt
“Chunkabilly Blues” Chris Lord & Cheatin’ River Self 5 Jelly Bean
“This House” Shane Dwight Blues Band Electro Groove Records 6 Devil’s Noose
“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
“Laying It Down” Arthur Migliazza Hobemian Records 12 Professor Calling Me
“Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers” Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers Self 3 Illusions
“Black Crow” Cathy Lemons Vizztone 5 You’re In My Town Now
“First Name Lucky” Tweed Funk Self 1 Blues In My Soul
“Jigsaw Heart” Eden Brent Yellow Dog Records 8 Let’s Go Ahead and Fall In Love
“Compass” Polly O’Keary & The Rhythm Method Self 10 You Get Me High
“Mother Blues” Rachelle Coba Self 1 Never Been To Memphis

Amuse Bouche: Blues Roots of Rock Vol. 2

SONG ARTIST
Ball & Chain Big Mama Thorton
Ball & Chain Big Brother & The Holding Company
Back Door Man Willie Dixon
Back Door Man The Doors
(I’m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man Muddy Waters
(I’m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man Allman Brothers
It Hurts Me Too Elmore James
It Hurts Me Too Eric Clapton
The Train Kept A Rollin’ Tiny Bradshaw
The Train Kept A Rollin’ The Yardbirds (Jeff Beck)
Shake Rattle & Roll Big Joe Turner
Shake Rattle & Roll Bill Haley & His Comets
Bull Doze Blues Henry Thomas
Goin’ Up The Country Canned Heat
Boom Boom John Lee Hooker
Boom Boom Eric Burden & The Animals

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

A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: May 5, 2014

A Baker's Dozen Of Blues

A Baker’s Dozen Of Blues

The Blues Music Awards are almost here.  Starting Wednesday (and before) the Blues Framily will gather in Memphis, Tennessee to celebrate the best and brightest in our community. Once a year this event brings us all together to share, catch-up and meet each other in an open atmosphere. Nothing else quite like it for me.
Be sure to check our facebook page (Blues411 and/or my personal page for updates) they will not be broadcast this year (sigh) but will be recorded for use at another time. that’s all I gots to say about that…

This week we have a former BMA nominee, Jim Suhler, and his ‘Panther Burn ‘ release at the #1 spot. A great mix of ‘Texasissippi’ music that catches that elusive feel that so many folks try to achieve. Congrats Jim, – we first met at the BMA’s several years ago when he was nominated, at the Marriott bar & social club, Jim was there with keyboard player and facebook star, Shawn Phares, ever since then we been friends and I am honored to know him.

New to the Baker’s Dozen chart is Jarekus Singleton and his band. This young man is gonna make heads turn and rapidly rise up the ranks of blues artists. His music is original, heartfelt and real deal blues. I have big love for this cat, and I am amazed at the level his music is at, and how high his ceiling is.

Our Amuse Bouche is a fun one. It’s the Blues Roots of rock songs..many we may already know – but others we might not.
So we take the original (as I define it – disclaimer for y’all who book knowledge to the max) play it then add a popular version or two afterwards. It is fun, a learning experience and just damn good music.

MojoWax Radio

MojoWax Radio

We are already in Memphis, or at least on the way….we will be visiting with the Stax Music Academy folks for some deep time, and then it will be ‘party on Beale’. Wish you could join us, wish y’all could listen like ya have over the years, but remember we are on MojoWax Radio . . . just sayin’.
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

Don’t forget we have a new show on Euphemistic Blues (double entendre) blues now playing all month on Mojowax Radio.
Schedule is as follows.  Monday 11pm, Tuesday 3pm, Wednesday 10am, Thursday 9pm, Friday 6pm, Saturday Noon, Sunday 10am….Two hours of songs that might make ya blush, laugh and shake yo’ head …be sure to check us out.

A Baker’s Dozen:

CW LW CD TITLE Artist/ Web Site Record Label Track#/Title
1 2 “Panther Burn” Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat Underworld Records 2 I Declare
2 3 “Sounds of Home” Damon Fowler Blind Pig 8 Alison
3 4 “Blue Yonder” Hard Garden Hard Garden Music 10 Showtime!
4 7 “Belle of The Blues” Lisa Biales Big Song Music 10 Trouble
5 5 “Guitar Angels” James Armstrong Catfood Records 9 Blues Ain’t Nothin’
6 6 “Baptized By The Mud” Kat Danser Independent 12 You Gotta Move
7 8 Move On Lisa Mann Self 1 Move On
8 9 “Brotherhood” The Holmes Brothers Alligator 1 Stayed At The Party
9 10 “He Digs Me” Sunday Wilde Self 5 Nobody’s Fault But Mine
10 12 “Drivin Me Wild” Jonn Del Toro Richardson & Sean Carney Self 3 Lookin’ For My Baby
11 11 “30th Anniversary Special Edition” Blue Lunch Rip Cat Records 10 Sixty Minute Man
12 13 Hornet’s Nest Joe Louis Walker Alligator Records 4 Stick A Fork In Me
13 ~ “Refuse To Lose” Jarekus Singleton Alligator Records 7 Hell


Chef Suggestions:

“Blues With Friends” Dixie Peach Big Shew Records 1 Too Much Trouble
“Chunkabilly Blues” Chris Lord & Cheatin’ River Self 5 Jelly Bean
“Bad Attitude” Johnny Drummer Earwig Records 3 Bit Her In The Butt
“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
“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
“Black Crow” Cathy Lemons Vizztone 5 You’re In My Town Now
“First Name Lucky” Tweed Funk Self 1 Blues In My Soul
“Jigsaw Heart” Eden Brent Yellow Dog Records 8 Let’s Go Ahead and Fall In Love
“Compass” Polly O’Keary & The Rhythm Method Self 10 You Get Me High


Amuse Bouche: Blues Roots of Rock

  SONG ARTIST
1 One Scotch, One Bourbon One Beer Amos Milburn
2 One Scotch, One Bourbon One Beer John Lee Hooker
3 One Scotch, One Bourbon One Beer George Thorogood
4 When The Levee Breaks Memphis Minnie
5 When The Levee Breaks Led Zeppelin
6 Sitting On Top Of The World Mississippi Shieks
7 Sitting On Top Of The World Cream
8 Goin’ Down Slow St. Louis Jimmy Oden
9 Goin’ Down Slow Johnny Winter
10 I Put A Spell On You Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
11 I Put A Spell On You Tab Benoit
12 I Put A Spell On You Creedence Clearwater Revival
13 Statesboro Blues Blind Willie McTell
14 Statesboro Blues Allman Brothers Band
15 Walkin’ Blues Robert Johnson
16 Walkin’ Blues Dion

Some of you mentioned that you wanted to buy some of the music featured on our chart or in our sub categories, well just click the song name or CD Title link and you can directly download the song from Amazon. Easy as pie and twice as sweet. Thanks and remember support the artists in any way that you can.

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

A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: April 28, 2014

A Baker's Dozen Of Blues

A Baker’s Dozen Of Blues

Weddings are always a great time. And so it was just that this weekend in beautiful Point Pleasant, NJ (tho’ it was a tad chilly for our Southern Blood). My nephew Phillip married Nora, and threw one helluva party. Much dancing, drinking, and a surprise Friday night jam at the home of  Tommie Gannon, a guitar playing, harp busting cat who allowed me to channel Otis Redding via Mick Jagger for some R&B styled blues sangin’.

So on to the final Baker’s Dozen chart for the first quarter of 2014.
I could not be happier to announce that The 24th Street Wailers are at the top! I have followed this band since my first encounter with them at the IBC several years ago. They are dynamic, talented and worthy of the spot and your support. So check them out.

We have some exciting additions to the Baker’s Dozen – Joe Louis Walker,   and the dynamic duo of Jonn Del Toro Richardson and Sean Carney – who are both getting airplay right now. Making their Chef Suggestion debut is a young man who will be packing in the crowds wherever he goes and is an amazing talent and humble young man, Jarekus Singleton. His debut release for Alligator Records, Refuse to Lose,  will be out shortly but you can order it thru Amazon now.
It does not end there, we have Tweed Funk, Eden Brent Cathy Lemons  all set and ready to start to climb onto the play list soon.

As mentioned earlier, we just got back from NJ, and are off to Memphis for the best blues blast ever, The Blues Music Awards!
It won’t be aired live this year, but it will be recorded and broadcast at a later date by SiriusXM’s Bluesville station. There may be shout outs live from the floor so stayed tuned to our page for details.
So to celebrate we will feature artists who are nominated for certain categories and give you a true sampler platter of the fine blues they give us. That’s our Amuse Bouche section for the week.

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 “Wicked” 24th Street Wailers Self 8 Solid Ground
2 3 “Panther Burn” Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat Underworld Records 2 I Declare
3 5 “Sounds of Home” Damon Fowler Blind Pig 8 Alison
4 6 “Blue Yonder” Hard Garden Hard Garden Music 10 Showtime!
5 9 “Guitar Angels” James Armstrong Catfood Records 8 Saturday Night Women
6 7 “Baptized By The Mud” Kat Danser Independent 12 You Gotta Move
7 8 “Belle of The Blues” Lisa Biales Big Song Music 10 Trouble
8 11 Move On Lisa Mann Self 1 Move On
9 12 “Brotherhood” The Holmes Brothers Alligator 1 Stayed At The Party
10 10 “He Digs Me” Sunday Wilde Self 5 Nobody’s Fault But Mine
11 13 “30th Anniversary Special Edition” Blue Lunch Special Rip Cat Records 10 Sixty Minute Man
12 ~ “Drivin Me Wild” Jonn Del Toro Richardson & Sean Carney Self 3 Lookin’ For My Baby
13 ~ Hornet’s Nest Joe Louis Walker Alligator Records 4 Stick A Fork In Me

Chef Suggestions:

“Refuse To Lose” Jarekus Singleton Alligator Records 7 Hell
“Blues With Friends” Dixie Peach Big Shew Records 1 Too Much Trouble
“Chunkabilly Blues” Chris Lord & Cheatin’ River Self 5 Jelly Bean
“Bad Attitude” Johnny Drummer Earwig Records 3 Bit Her In The Butt
“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
“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
“Black Crow” Cathy Lemons Vizztone 5 You’re In My Town Now
“First Name Lucky” Tweed Funk Self 1 Blues In My Soul
“Jigsaw Heart” Eden Brent Yellow Dog Records 8 Let’s Go Ahead and Fall In Love

Amuse Bouche:
Preview of some nominees from the Blues Music Awards

CD TITLE ARTIST TRACK # CATEGORY
Avalon Rory Block 9 Stagolee Acoustic Album
Juba Dance Guy Davis 6 Dance Juba Dance Acoustic Artist
Blues In My Soul Lurrie Bell 1 Hey Hey Baby Album
Down In Louisiana Bobby Rush 10 Bowlegged Woman B.B. King Entertainer
Double Dynamite Mannish Boys (featuring Finis Tasby) 1 Mean Old World Band
Proof of Love Gracie Curran & Hgh Falutin’ Band 3 Jack & Maryjane New Artist Debut
This Time Another Year Brandon Santini 9 Coin Operated Woman Contemporary Release
Coming Out Swingin’ Candye Kane 7 You Ain’t All That Contempoary Female
My World Is Gone Otis Taylor 11 Coming With Crosses Contempoary Male
The Original Honeydripper Roosevelt Sykes 10 Viper Song Historical Release
John The Conquer Root Toronzo Cannon 6 Shame Rock Blues Release
There’s A Time Doug MacLeod 5 The Entitled Few Song of the Year
Soul For Your Blues Frank Bey & Anthony Paulie 5 Buzzard Luck Soul Blues Release
Voodoo To Do You Teeny Tucker 1 Voodoo Woman Koko Taylor (Trad Female)
Knockin’ Around These Blues John Primer (feat. Bob Corritore) 9 Man or Mouse Traditional Male Artist

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