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A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: April 27,2015

Jeff JensenExciting news, Jeff Jensen remains in the top slot this week. We are spinning a new track – thisone featuring Ms. Anne Harris, hope you enjoy this track as well as the release which is one of the better ones this year.

We have 2 new debuts, tho’ not in succession on our BDOB chart. At number 13 this week is Bernard Allison with his new release ‘In The Mix’, we just saw Bernard and he was off the hook. At #10 is Ms. Debbie Davies, one of the tasiest guitar players out there. Her new release ‘Love Spin’ captures Debbie’s view of life and shines a light on her writing skills and variety of styles and sounds (tho’ all with true blues blood in them veins). I know you will enjoy these two solid releases.

Our Amuse Bouche this week is a tongue in check look at my ‘Wonky Left Knee’ and it’s farewell tour which begins this weekend with a visit to Atlanta to see Too Slim & The Taildraggers. It then continues to Memphis (and who knows where in between) for the Blues Music Awards.
Upon returning I will have total replacement of ‘leftie’ so it is our tribute to all that it has done for me over the years, and quite possible the only means left for me to ease the pain of departure. Give me ‘Combustible Consumables for $100 Alex‘ . . .

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 1 Morose Elephant Jeff Jensen 6. Ash & Bone*
2 4 Terraplane Steve Earle & The Dukes 11. King of The Blues
3 5 Live & Extended Brandon Santini 7. Got Love If Ya Want It*
4 7 Tough Love Tinsley Ellis 4. Hard Work*
5 6 Memphis Blue Sweet, Strong & Tight Barbara Blue 9. Sweet, Strong & Tight
6 11 Too Many Men Eight O’Five Jive 9. Kissing In The Dark*
7 8 Brother Sun Sister Moon Brother Sun Sister Moon 12. Soul Slayer
8 11 Double EP Dave Muskett 2. She Can’t Give Me The Blues
9 10 Hard Road To Hoe Ghost Town Blues Band 7. Tied My Worries To A Stone
10 ~ Love Spin Debbie Davies 1. Life Of The Party*
11 12 Let It Rain Deb Ryder 9. Let It Rain
12 13 Electric Field Holler Anthony Gomes 7. The Blues Ain’t The Blues
No More
13 ~ In The Mix Bernard Allison 7. I Had It All The Time*

*new track

Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

Where Evil Grows 23th Street Wailers 1.Just Wait
Shaman Lover Mary Hott 2. Shaman Lover
Can of Gas & A Match The Bush League 10 Death of Robert
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
Heavy Breathing Mark Telesca 2.Paint It Blue
Whisky, Wine & Water Stacy Jones 1. Can’t Do Nothin’ Right

Amuse Bouche: Combustible Consumables for $100 Alex

Song Artist
Drinkin’ Straight Tequilla Chris Cain
Drink Drank Drunk Andy T & Nick Nixon
Stoned, Drunk & Naked Anders Osborne
Drink, Party & Dance Albert Cummings
Don’t Touch My Liquor The Bush League
I Got Loaded Joakim Tinderholt
Thinkin’ & Drinkin’ Peter Novelli
Sweet Tea & Bourbon Austin Walkin’ Cane
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer John Lee Hooker
Bad Bad Whisky Amos Milburn
Drinkin’ Bad Whisky Deacon Jones
No Workin’ During Drinkin’ Hours Laurie Morvan Band
You Got Me Drinkin’ Ladee Bianca
Drinkin’ Wine The Chicago Blues Reunion

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

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

A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: August 4, 2014

This week we actually find ourselves at home, fancy that! We are enjoying our time home and getting ready for our trip to the Jackson R&B Festival August 15, 16 in Jackson, Mississippi. Hope to see ya there cause there is a fantastic line up of Blues and R&B artists. Check the line-up out by clicking name link above.

We are proud to announce that we have added the Daytona Blues Festival to our Festival Media Partner Roster, it’s October 10-12, so get yourself down to Florida and hang with the crowds and listen to some excellent blues.

Holding on to #1 this week is none other than,  Janiva Magness, and her release ‘original’ . This release is on her Fathead record label  and is doing exceedingly well in the blues/roots and world charts.
With that happening it has caused a bit of a log jam – with Ronnie Earl, Ron Tanski, Jarekus Singleton and Bob Corritore pushing hard to move up, as they are all in the top five, we shall see what happens.

Be sure to check out the up and comers on the Chef Suggestions list right below the Baker’s Dozen. These are the artists who are positioning themselves for a spot on the play list and are well worth you time and effort to know.

If you are an artist you might want to get in on this, well artists and related blues peeps. We are gathering recipes for a HART FUND cookbook, all proceeds go to the HART Fund and we are looking at an August 31st end date for submissions. To learn more please email me at BLUESFOOD@BLUES411.COM – very easy to enter recipes our PDF will have all ya need to get there and get it done. It will be a hard cover book with various sections for recipes, and could be used by fans attending your shows and have you autograph yer own recipe – now how cool is that? 

Our Amuse Bouche features AUGUST birthdays, we hand picked a group of interesting artists and some very cool tunes for y’all, so enjoy and be sure to wish them that are still with us a happy birthday!

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

Bbluescat2Droadcast times are as follows:
Monday  1pm EST 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 1 original Janiva Magness 8 Who Am I
2 2 Good News Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters 4 In The Wee Hours
3 3 Never Pet A Burning Dog Ron Tanski 8 It Must Be Love
4 4 Refuse To Lose Jarekus Singleton 9 High Minded
5 5 Taboo Bob Corritore 1 Potato Stomp
6 7 The Beautiful Bones Kelly Hunt 1 This Time
7 8 Anthology Too Slim & The Taildragges 2 Little Gun Motel
8 10 Jigsaw Heart Eden Brent 2 Everybody Already Knows
9 11 Nobody But Me Rip Lee Pryor 4 Wake Up Baby
10 12 Love is The Devil Pork Chop Willie 1 Too Many Cuts
11 13 A Different World Carmen Grillo 2 A Real Mother For Ya
12 ~ Michissippi Mick Mick Kolassa 4 Reefer Man
13 ~ Sunshine Davina & The Vagabonds 6 You Better Start Praying

 

Chef’s Suggestions:

Bad Taboo Carolyn Fe’ 3 Bad Taboo
Meet Me In Houston John McVey 11 Freddie King Goes Surfing
All The Right Moves Little Mike & The Tornadoes 6 Fool Too Long
Hollywood Blvd. Raoul &The Big Time 5 Amphetamine
The Last Laugh The Asylum Street Spankers 2 Never Going Back
Don’t Call No Ambulance Selwyn Birchwood 12 Hoodoo Stew
The Best Of The Stony Plain Years Long John Baldry 2 I’m Shakin’
Emergency Situation Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers 3 Milk & Water
Forever In Blue Bridget Kelly Band 2 Blues In The Kitchen
Goin’ Home Kenny Wayne Shepard 12 Born Under A Bad Sign
The Hustle Is Really On Mark Hummel 3 The Hustle Is On
Livin It Up Andy T & Nick Nixon Band 1 Baby Right Now
Havin’ Nothn’ Don’t Bother Me Harmonica Shah 8 Honey I Ran Out Of Lies

 

Amuse Bouche: August Birthdays

SONG ARTIST BIRTHDATE
1 Forecast Calls For Pain Robert Cray 1st
2 Future Blues Willie Brown 6th
3 Give Me Back My Wig Magic Slim & The Teardrops 7th
12 Kansas City Jimmy Witherspoon 9th
6 Jail House Blues Cryin’ Sam Collins 11th
1 Memory Pain Percy Mayfield 12th
2 It’s Midnight Baby Roy Gaines 12th
2 Soul Fixin’ Man Luther Allison 17th
3 Lay Lady Lay Issac Hayes 20th
11 It Serves You Right To Suffer John Lee Hooker 22nd
6 Percolatin’ Debbie Davies 22nd
23 Long John Blues Dinah Washington 24th

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease

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

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

We are on the road home from another fabulous Pennsylvania Blues Festival. Each of the artists gave us their very best, and the groove was heavy with the blues and love for the extended framily. Great to see friends, and make new ones.

A special shout out to Michael Cloeren and crew for putting it all together for us once again. If you haven’t been to this festival you are surely missing a great one. Put It on the bucket list.

Blues411_200x200We are giving y’all a listen to the artists who provided so much fun and music to us in our Amuse Bouche portion of the show (which occurs in the second hour).

Our new #1 this week is a personal favorite of mine, and many others – Janiva Magness, and her release ‘original’. This release is on her record label Fathead and has done exceedingly well in the blues/roots world and charts. We are proud to be able to bring you, yet, another track from her release this one is called ‘Who Am I’ this is the third track from the release we have featured.

New to the list this week is Carmen Grillo. This young artist worked with legendary funk R&B band Tower of Power for many years. This release shows those influences and more, and I hope you dig the grooves he is putting down.

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

Broadcast times are as follows:
Monday  1pm EST 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 original Janiva Magness 8 Who Am I
2 4 Good News Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters 4 In The Wee Hours
3 3 Never Pet A Burning Dog Ron Tanski 8 It Must Be Love
4 5 Refuse To Lose Jarekus Singleton 9 High Minded
5 6 Taboo Bob Corritore 12 Bob’s Late Hours
6 7 Happy Little Songs About Futility & Despair Bob Eike 4 Lucifer Jesus Jones
7 8 The Beautiful Bones Kelly Hunt 1 This Time
8 9 Anthology Too Slim & The Taildragges 2 Little Gun Motel
9 12 Bluez of My Soul Dexter Allen 3 Still Called The Bluez
10 11 Jigsaw Heart Eden Brent 8 Let’s Go Ahead and Fall In Love
11 12 Nobody But Me Rip Lee Pryor 4 Wake Up Baby
12 13 Love is The Devil Pork Chop Willie 3 Snake Drive
13 ~ A Different World Carmen Grillo 2 A Real Mother For Ya

 

Chef’s Suggestions:

Meet Me In Houston John McVey 11 Freddie King Goes Surfing
The Last Laugh The Asylum Street Spankers 2 Never Going Back
All The Right Moves Little Mike & The Tornadoes 6 Fool Too Long
Hollywood Blvd. Raoul &The Big Time 5 Amphetamine
Michissippi Mick Mick Kolassa 4 Reefer Man
Bad Taboo Carolyn Fe’ 3 Bad Taboo
Don’t Call No Ambulance Selwyn Birchwood 12 Hoodoo Stew
The Best Of The Stony Plain Years Long John Baldry 2 I’m Shakin’
Emergency Situation Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers 3 Milk & Water
Forever In Blue Bridget Kelly Band 2 Blues In The Kitchen
Goin’ Home Kenny Wayne Shepard 12 Born Under A Bad Sign
The Hustle Is Really On Mark Hummel 3 The Hustle Is On
Sunshine Davina & The Vagabonds 6 You Better Start Praying

 

Amuse Bouche: PA Blues Fest Artist Review

1 Turn To The Music Tad Robinson
2 Before You Accuse Me Shawn Holt & The Teardrops
3 Make Me Blue Ursula Ricks
4 A Woman Can Take It and She Can Dish It Out Barbara Carr
5 He Was There James Cotton
6 I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts of Town A Little Bit A Blues
7 Nobody’s Fault But Mine Como Mamas
8 Shoot That Thang – The Real Delta Version Super Chickan
9 Bad Situation Chris Cain
10 Clarksdale Moan Heritage Blues Orchestra
11 Man Smart, Woman Smarter CJ Chenier
12 In The Room With Jimi Murali Coryell
13 Shadow Boogie Dave Keyes

 

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease

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