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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Dave Ray - Legacy (Rare & Unreleased 1962-2002) (3 CDs)

Styles ; Country Blues, Folk Blues
Released : 2014
Label : Red House Records

CD 1
01 - Alabama Women
02 - Go Down Old Hannah
03 - Wildwood Flower
04 - Hot Rod Terraplane
05 - Fannin Street
06 - Frankie And Albert
07 - Keep What Makes You Feel Nice
08 - Lonesome Road
09 - Old Country Rock
10 - Beeky Dean
11 - Devil Got My Woman
12 - New Someday Baby
13 - Louisiana Blues > Meet Me In The Bottom
14 - Walking The Dog
15 - Fighting That Jug
16 - Somebody Loan Me A Dime

CD 2
01 - If It Ain't Me
02 - Long Distance Call
03 - Take Out Some Insurance
04 - Going Down Slow
05 - Be My Chauffeur
06 - Last Fair Deal
07 - Lawton OK
08 - Uncertain Blues
09 - Catfish Blues
10 - Gravel Road
11 - Ashes In My Whiskey
12 - Long Hair Doney
13 - Big Road
14 - Temple's Cure
15 - Can't Be Satisfied
16 - Statesboro Blues
17 - Mother Earth
18 - Fort Worth And Dallas
19 - Going Away
20 - You Got To Move
21 - I Made A Mistake

CD 3
01 - Shake 'Em On Down
02 - Coal Man
03 - My Mind Is Trying To Leave Me
04 - Wild About Her
05 - With Body And Soul
06 - Trust In Me
07 - It Should Have Been Me
08 - Radio Spot
09 - Take Time To Know Her
10 - Got Loving If You Want It
11 - Fare Thee Well
12 - That Will Never Happen No More
13 - Rowdy Blues
14 - It's All Over Now
15 - Key To The Highway
16 - Almost As If
17 - So Glad I'm Living
18 - If It's Really Got To Be This Way

Red House Records delivers a defining document for Minneapolis guitarist, singer, and songwriter Dave "Snaker" Ray (of the pioneering blues and folk trio Koerner, Ray and Glover). Conceived, curated, produced, and painstakingly annotated by Tony "Little Sun" Glover, this set compiles 55 tracks recorded over 40 years. 3-CD retrospective from this influential folk/blues revivalist; produced, compiled, mostly unreleased or out-of-print recordings, from his early days to collaborations and solo work. With 32-page booklet. "Devil Got My Woman," "Can't Be Satisfied," "Shake 'Em On Down," "It Should've Been Me," more.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Johnny Shines - Live 1970 - Acoustic & Electric

Styles : Delta Blues, Acoustic Blues
Released : 2014
Label : Rockbeat Records

01 - Rollin' & Tumblin'
02 - No Name Blues
03 - Pony Blues
04 - Little Girl
05 - Shelby County Blues
06 - Vicksburg Blues
07 - Sweet Home Chicago
08 - Worried Blues
09 - Shake 'Em On Down
10 - Steady Rollin' Man
11 - I Love The World
12 - What's The Matter Now
13 - Terraplane Blues
14 - Hello Central
15 - My Rat
16 - To Lazy
17 - High Road
18 - Hoo Doo Snake Doctor Blues
19 - You Don't Have To Go
20 - Crossroads Blues
21 - Milk Cow Blues
22 - Tell Me Baby
23 - Dust My Broom

 Johnny died in 1992 leaving behind a memorable musical legacy and many friends around the world. This previously unissued concert from 1970 is part of that legacy.
It's the earliest live recording of Shines and finds him in peak from shouting the blues as only he could and playing stellar guitar. His performances are powerful and commanding with forceful vocals and his melodic bottleneck playing. He does half of dozen Robert Johnson songs but these are totally original interpretations by Johnny and, just as his 1952 recording of 'Rambling' did, clearly showed he was the best interpreter of Johnson's music.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Warner Williams & Jay Summerour with Eric Selby - The Best of Little Bit a Blues Live B.B. King's

Styles : Acoustic Blues, Piedmont Blues
Released : 2013
Label : Soul Stew Records

01 - Step It Up & Go (Live)
02 - Hey Bartender, There's a Big Bug in My Beer (Live)
03 - Rocks Is My Pillow (Live)
04 - Greyhound Bus Blues (Live)
05 - I've Got a Woman (Live)
06 - Whiskey Headed Woman (Live)
07 - I've Had My Fun (Going Down Slow) [Live]
08 - Key to the Highway (Live)
09 - I Feel so Good (Live)
10 - Worried Life Blues (Live)
11 - I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town (Live)
12 - Ain't Gonna Pick No More Cotton (Live)
13 - Black Cat Bone Blues (Live)
14 - Good Mornin' Little School Girl (Live)
15 - C.C. Rider (Live)
16 - Little Bit a Blues Theme (Live)

 Warner Williams and Jay Summerour have been playing music together under the name of Little Bit A Blues for nearly 30 years. During their tenure together, they have recorded several albums, including one under the Smithsonian Folkways label. Eric Selby joined up with Warner and Jay several years ago, completing the current trio heard on this new and exciting release. Little Bit A Blues have played concert venues and blues festivals across the country?too many to name.

Icons in the genre of piedmont-style, acoustic blues, Little Bit A Blues has become a fan favorite nationwide. Often shying away from the media spotlight, they have continued their musical journey together while gaining a large and loyal following. Individually and as a group, they have received numerous awards and recognitions in honor of their commitment to delivering real-deal, acoustic blues. Just in 2012 alone, Eric Selby was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, Jay Summerour received a WAMMIE Lifetime Achievement Award and 83-year-old Warner Williams was inducted by the National Endowment of the Arts as a Lifetime Heritage Fellow for his contribution to American music.

From the coaxing of Bill Wax of B.B. King’s Bluesville, Little Bit A Blues got together and completed a live recording at SiriusXM Studios in the Fall of 2012. This amazing recording session has become the latest release from Soul Stew Records, 'The Best of Little Bit a Blues Live B.B. King's'.

This new release was recorded in a similar manner to how they perform their concerts: live, no musical edits and no overdubs. Whether it’s the beat-tapping of Warner’s boot or a much needed cough in between verses to belt out the blues, on this CD, you hear it all in its raw and honest form. Just like the real-deal acoustic blues they deliver.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Patricia Wilder - Lay Down Daddy

Styles : Blues-Rock, Funky, Soul Blues
Released : 2007
Label : Patricia Wilder

01 - Love Me Like You Say
02 - Be Your Fool
03 - Lay Down Daddy
04 - Ooh Pah Doo
05 - Rock Me Baby
06 - I'm Proud
07 - Change
09 - Heart of Mine

 Pat Wilder is the premiere performer of blues and gospel guitarist and singer in the entire Northern California music scene. Her live show exudes a raw magnetism
that draws her audience in to her inescapable rhythms and hues.

 She sings like an angel on some tunes and a hot howl'n woman on others in her recent cd Lay Down Daddy. Pat Wilder is a virtuoso guitarist who's skills will satisfy the most demanding listener.

 Ms Wilder is also a skilled composer who's compositions can be heard on the music samples. See and hear for yourself why Pat Wilder is a top draw act wherever she goes. Ms Wilder has been a guest performer
worldwide and continues to tour on a regular basis.

 Plans are in the makings for an upcoming tour of southern United States in the spring that includes stops in Louisianna, Mississippi and Arkansas. Our own local/national celebrity blues writer/critic, Ms Dorothy Hill, has written a first person accounting of last year's tour through the same area and reported it in "Blues Art" magazine.

 Patricia Wilder is LIVE every time she steps onstage. Catch up and listen to blues played by a modern master with her band, Serious Business.
Ms Wilder performs regularly in her home city of San Francisco where lucky bluesfans regularly get their fill of that special blend of Wilder magic.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Warner Williams - Christian Jubilee

Styles : Piedmont Blues, East Coast Blues
Released : 2008
Label : Patuxent Music

01 - Sign Me Up for the Christian Jubilee
02 - Amazing Grace
03 - Just a Little Talk with Jesus
04 - What a Friend we Have in Jesus
05 - Last Mile of the Way
06 - I Shall Get Home Some Day
07 - Farther Along
08 - I'll Fly Away
09 - Pass Me Not
10 - Precious Lord Take My Hand
11 - The Old Rugged Cross

 Warner Williams has been plying his musical wares in and around the Maryland-Washington, D.C. area for the past sixtyfive years. Over the last two decades he has partnered with harmonica player and percussionist Jay Summerour. They have established themselves as master musicians equally at home on the festival circuit or at a friend’s fish fry.

 Drawing on an endless repertory of blues, county, jazz, pop, gospel, rock, and even old-time classics, Williams imprints each piece with his own style, the mark of a true songster. Over the course of his life he’s picked up lots of songs and as long as it’s good music, he doesn’t discriminate between genres. He grew up in a profoundly musical family, performing as a youngster at home, church, and on the streets. When he was old enough, he played in jooks and taverns, at times working with various bands. But for the most part, music has been a pleasure and a hobby secondary to a day job and raising his own musical family. Recently retired from the Montgomery County Park and Planning Commission, he can now dedicate more time to playing and expanding his musical reputation.

 Three generations of family-based music provide context for his superb musicianship. His skills and musical choices provide a unique blend of rural and urban and black and white traditions. He admits a preference for older songs that date back as far as the country breakdown
his father once played, but most stem from blues, jazz, country, pop, and rhythm and blues of the late 1940’s and 1950’s. A musician’s musician, his playing and singing appear so effortless that it takes a moment or two to realize just how good he is. With his outsized cowboy hat, boots, jeans and shades, he’s hard to miss; and when he starts to play, whether it’s Blind Boy Fuller, Fats Waller, or Fats Domino, he’s impossible to ignore. Together with Jay Summerour, they are outstanding examples of the East Coast guitar/harmonica duet tradition, and their music reminds us that there are more blues highways than the Delta’s 61 or 49.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

George Mcconkey - Tin & Bone

lStyles : Acoustic Blues, Harmonica Blues
Released : 2008
Label : George McConkey

01 - West Dawson
02 - Mariposa
03 - Up On The Dempster
04 - Saint Anne's Reel
05 - Something Sent Me An Angel
06 - Mystery Train
07 - Trouble No More
08 - Summer People
09 - Swallow Tail Jig
10 - Sitting On Top Of The World
11 - Lost John
12 - Tin & Bone

George McConkey is a northern institution. Fondly nicknamed Harmonica George by his myriad of Yukon fans, he is a founding member of the Undertakin’ Daddies (Juno nominated for Post Atomic Hillbilly in 2002) (West Coast Music Awards nominee for Devil in the Rearview 2004) and has toured Europe, the US and across Canada.

Known as a musician’s musician, Harmonica George has let his lyrical style of improvisation bedazzle and amaze all who listen, performing with the likes of Calvin Vollrath, Lester Quitzau, Carolyn Mark, Hawk Walsh, Gordie Johnson, David Essig, Wyckham Porteous, Cardella De Milo, Dino Spells, Teresa Doyle, Rick Scott, Ray Condo, Gary Comeau, Rawlin’s Cross, Kenny Wayne, Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir, Phil Dwyer, and Phil Lloyd to name a few.

A sought after session musician in the Yukon, Harmonica George has played on many renowned Yukon projects including CDs for Jerry Alfred and The Medicine Beat (Juno winner Best Aboriginal Recording 1996 , Juno nominee 1997), The Pointer Brothers, Anne Louise Genest, Joe Bishop and Kendall Sullivan, Deering and Down. He has opened for John Hammond Jr., Blue Rodeo, Prairie Oyster and Tom Russell, performed by invitation for Prince Charles, and been an invited guest at Vancouver’s prestigious Harmonica Blast.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Philadelphia Jerry Ricks & Oscar Klein - Blues Session

Styles : Country Blues, Diatonic Harp
Released : 1979
Label : Mediaphon Records

01 - I Am Your Hoochie Coochie Man
02 - J & K Rag
03 - Pistol Slappin' Mama
04 - Johnny Mae
05 - One For Pee Wee
06 - Frankie
07 - Boogie In The Rough
08 - Trouble In Mind
09 - Mezz And Tommy
10 - Special Agent
11 - Stuttgart Rag
12 - Sittin' On The Top Of The World
13 - Ain't She Sweet

"Philadelphia" Jerry Ricks has taken the art of blues guitar to new levels with his two groundbreaking releases for the Rooster Blues label. Raised in the City of Brotherly Love, Ricks has been splitting his time between Philadelphia and parts north during summer and Mississippi during the winter in recent years. Ricks got his master's degree in acoustic blues by hanging out with the likes of Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James, and other 1960s blues revival folk-blues musicians when they came to coffeehouses and small bars in Philadelphia. These were artists who were both great names and great personalities: Son House, Jesse Fuller, Libba Cotten, Lightnin' Hopkins, Mance Lipscomb, and others who were around for the 1960s folk and blues revival. In his capacity as booking manager for the Second Fret Coffee House in Philadelphia from 1960 to 1966, he had the chance to learn and practice "hangout-ology" with all the above-mentioned bluesmen and Cotten and other blueswomen.

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