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.
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|
|“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
|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|
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
Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411