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Views of the Blues

Jan 16, 2023 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Blues

With Sunnyland Steve

The best Blues music in its cultural and historical context.

Blues Music Award nominees

The just announced nominees for the 2023 Blues Music Awards given by the Blues Foundation; and a preview of the Santa Barbara Blues Society's Friday, Jan. 20, 2023 show featuring Tommy Castro and the Painkillers; and music appropriate for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Views of the Blues
12:00 PM
Rod Piazza - Con-Vo-Looted
Rod Piazza Con-Vo-Looted
Rod Piazza: His Instrumentals Rip Cat Records 2018 CD US3H81100779
12:03 PM
John Primer - Hard Times
John Primer Hard Times
Hard Times Blues House Productions LLC 2022 CD QZMEM2294326
This album is a Blues Music Award nominee for Album of the Year
12:08 PM
Shemekia Copeland - Done Come Too Far
Shemekia Copeland Done Come Too Far
Done Come Too Far Alligator Records 2022 MP3 USARL2201007
Another nominee for Album of the Year, and she is a BMA nominee for Vocalist of the Year; guitar and second vocal by Cedric Burnside
12:14 PM
Curtis Salgado - A Woman or the Blues
Curtis Salgado A Woman or the Blues
Soul Shot Alligator Records USA, www.alligator.com 2012 CD USARL1294711
BMA nominee for Vocalist and Soul Male Blues Artist of the Year; he has won many times in the past
12:20 PM
Ben Levin - Mr. Stroger's Strut (feat. Bob Stroger)
Ben Levin Mr. Stroger's Strut (feat. Bob Stroger)
Take Your Time VizzTone 2022 CD USA2B2203702
Levin is a nominee for Pianist of the Year and Stroger for Bassist of the Year
12:20 PM
Robert Cray - Labor of Love (feat. The Memphis Horns)
Robert Cray Labor of Love (feat. The Memphis Horns)
Midnight Stroll Island Mercury 1990 LP USIR20080112
Keyboards by Jim Pugh, 2023 BMA nominee for Piano Player of the Year, now with the Phantom Blues Band and founder of the Little Village Foundation label
12:30 PM
John Németh - The Last Time
John Németh The Last Time
May Be the Last Time Nola Blue Records 2022 CD QMEU32210163
BMA nominees for Vocalist and Album of the Year
12:34 PM
Rory Block - Big Road Blues
Rory Block Big Road Blues
Rory Block: Gone Woman Blues - The Country Blues Collection Rounder USA 1991 CD USRO29757501
Nominated for her recent acoustic album, "Ain't Nobody Worried,:" and as Acoustic Artist of the Year, a BMA she has won many times
12:37 PM
Harrison Kennedy - All I Need is You (feat. Ruthie Foster & Colin Linden)
Harrison Kennedy All I Need is You (feat. Ruthie Foster & Colin Linden)
Thanks for Tomorrow Electro-Fi Records 2022 CD CAE412101460
This album is a nominee for Acoustic Album of the Year, Kennedy for Acoustic Artist of the Year, and Ruthie Foster for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year
12:40 PM
Chris Cain - Can't Find a Good Reason
Chris Cain Can't Find a Good Reason
Raisin' Cain Alligator Records 2021 MP3 USARL2100306
Cain is a BMA nominee for Guitarist of the Year
12:43 PM
Tinsley Ellis - Loneliness Is Here to Stay
Tinsley Ellis Loneliness Is Here to Stay
Fanning the Flames Alligator Records 1989 LP USARL8977803
Georgia blues rocking guitarist Ellis is nominated for a BMA for his recent album "Devil May Care"
12:52 PM
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats - Don't Do It
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats Don't Do It
You Asked For It… Live! Alligator Records USA, www.alligator.com 2014 CD USARL1496212
Nominated as Band of the Year, which they have won before
12:56 PM
Diunna Greenleaf - I Don't Care
Diunna Greenleaf I Don't Care
I Ain't Playin' Little Village 2022 MP3 QZ3B22210008
BMA nominee for Vocalist of the Year: she is a dynamic singer from Texas
1:02 PM
Dave Keyes - Invisible Man (feat. Doug Macleod)
Dave Keyes Invisible Man (feat. Doug Macleod)
Rhythm Blues & Boogie Blue Heart Records 2022
Based in New York City, Keyes (appropriate name!) is BMA nominee for Pianist of the Year, and Doug MacLeod for Acoustic Artist
1:07 PM
Jimmy Carpenter - Rockin' At Cosimo's
Jimmy Carpenter Rockin' At Cosimo's
The Louisiana Record Gulf Coast Records under Exclusive License to The SoNo Recording Group 2022 CD QZR8T2200062
Based in Las Vegas, saxophonist Carpenter is a nominee for Horn Player of the Year
1:11 PM
JJ Appleton & Jason Ricci - Jason Solo
JJ Appleton & Jason Ricci Jason Solo
Dirty Memory Old Boy Network 2015 CD TCACF1593753
BMA nominee for Harmonica Player of the Year
1:20 PM
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers - Common Ground
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers Common Ground
Method To My Madness Alligator Records 2015 CD USARL1596701
2022 BMA winners as Band of the Year and B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, they will be playing for the Santa Barbara Blues Society on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at the Carrillo Rec. Center, 100 E. Carrillo St; sbblues.org; this song is appropriate for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1:25 PM
Chris Thomas King - Jena Louisiana
Chris Thomas King Jena Louisiana
Angola 21st Century Blues Records 2020 MP3 USTCB2000005
From Baton Rouge, Louisian, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and social activist King is son of the late bluesman Tabby Thomas; another song relevant to MLK Jr. Day
1:29 PM
Anthony Geraci - Song for Planet Earth
Anthony Geraci Song for Planet Earth
Blues Called My Name Blue Heart Records 2022 CD QZCUD2200010
Nominated for Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year and Band of the Year; Geraci is a renowned pianist from the Boston area
1:32 PM
Southern Avenue - Rumble
Southern Avenue Rumble
Southern Avenue Stax 2017 CD USC4R1605785
BMA nominee for Band of the Year
1:35 PM
Charlie Musselwhite - Blues Gave Me a Ride
Charlie Musselwhite Blues Gave Me a Ride
Mississippi Son Alligator Records 2022 MP3 USARL2200910
Nominated as Acoustic Album of the Year; Musselwhite has many BMAs for his harmonica playing, and is also a very good guitarist; after becoming famous in Chicago and living for years in CA, he now again lives in (Clarksdale) Mississippi
1:40 PM
Corey Harris - Insurrection Blues (Chickens Come Home To Roost)
Corey Harris Insurrection Blues (Chickens Come Home To Roost)
The Insurrection Blues Bloos Records 2021 MP3 QZMEQ2171057
Acoustic Album of the Year nominee; Harris is a blues historian as well as performer
1:43 PM
The Love Light Orchestra - Open Book
The Love Light Orchestra Open Book
The Love Light Orchestra (Live) [feat. John Németh] Nola Blue 2022 CD
John Nemeth is a BMA nominee for Vocalist of the Year and his band the Blue Dreamers for Band of the Year, and this album for Album of the Year
1:46 PM
Shemekia Copeland - Would You Take My Blood?
Shemekia Copeland Would You Take My Blood?
America's Child Alligator Records USA, www.alligator.com 2018 CD USARL1898403
A current BMA nominee for Vocalist of the Year, she has won many BMAs; many of her recent songs have been about racism
1:50 PM
Doug MacLeod - What You Got (Ain't Necessarily What You Own)
Doug MacLeod What You Got (Ain't Necessarily What You Own)
The Utrecht Sessions Black and Tan Records 2008 CD NLE930800011
Nominated for Acoustic Artist of the Year, an award he has won multiple times; a good singer, great songwriter, and fantastic guitarist, he has played many times for the Santa Barbara Blues Society
1:53 PM
Billy Branch - If Heartaches Were Nickels
Billy Branch If Heartaches Were Nickels
The Blues Keep Following Me Around Universal Music Division Decca Records France 1995 CD FRZ029404000
Based in Chicago and also a blues educator, he is nominated as Harmonica Player of the Year; nice guitar by Carl Weathersby
2:01 PM
Tommy Castro - Nasty Habits
Tommy Castro Nasty Habits
Exception to the Rule BLIND PIG RECORDS USA, www.blindpigrecords.com 1996 CD USBP10302903
Drums by Shad Harris, bass by Randy McDonald, sax by Keith Crossan
2:07 PM
Buddy Guy - Sweet Thing
Buddy Guy Sweet Thing
The Blues Don't Lie Silvertone 2022 MP3 USRC12201491
BMA nominee as Album and Contemporary Blues Album of the Year; legendary guitarist George Guy, a major influence on Jimi Hendrix and innumerable other guitarists, is now 86 years old; he had a long partnership with the late singer and harmonica ace Junior Wells
2:13 PM
Yates McKendree - No Reason
Yates McKendree No Reason
Buchanan Lane Qualified Records 2022 CD
Nominated for Best Emerging Artist Album, he is a son of the excellent session
2:16 PM
Sugaray Rayford - Please Take My Hand
Sugaray Rayford Please Take My Hand
In Too Deep Forty Below Records 2022 CD USP5V2000018
Nominee for Soul Blues Album of the Year, and Sugaray for B.B. King Entertainer of the Year
2:19 PM
The Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling - Get Right Before You Get Left
The Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling Get Right Before You Get Left R
The High Cost of Low Living Alligator 2018 CD
Gruenling is a BMA nominee for Harmonica Player of the Year; bandleader Moss is an outstanding guitarist based in Chicago, and his wife Kate is also a fine guitarist
2:24 PM
Bob Corritore - The World's in a Bad Situation (feat. Johnny Rawls)
Bob Corritore The World's in a Bad Situation (feat. Johnny Rawls) R
Bob Corritore & Friends: You Shocked Me VizzTone/SWMAF 2022 CD USA2B2201372
Corritore is a nominee for Harmonica Player and Rawls for Vocalist of the Year and Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year
2:27 PM
Vanessa Collier - The Run Around (Live)
Vanessa Collier The Run Around (Live)
Live at Power Station Phenix Fire Records 2022 CD QMEU32214297
Saxophonist and singer Collier is a nominee for Contemporary Blues Female Artist and Laura Chavez for Guitarist of the Year
2:36 PM
Bobby Rush - Catfish Stew
Bobby Rush Catfish Stew
Porcupine Meat New Rounder USA 2016 CD USRO21600684
Now in his late 80s, Rush is a BMA nominee for B.B. King Entertainer; he is a skilled guitarist and harmonica player and a dynamic and raunchy entertainer
2:40 PM
Janiva Magness - Workin' on Me Baby
Janiva Magness Workin' on Me Baby R L
Do I Move You? NorthernBlues Music USA 2006 CD USA2B0839102
Her recent album "Hard to Kill" is a nominee for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year; she has won many BMAs and is national spokesperson for foster children
2:44 PM
Guy Davis - Down South Blues
Guy Davis Down South Blues
Sweetheart Like You Red House Records USA 2009 CD USRHR0921107
Son of the actors Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee and an actor himself as well as excellent acoustic bluesman, he is a BMA nominee for Acoustic Artist of the Year; he will be in Santa Barbara the first week of Feb. 2023 to participate in the S.B. Blues Society's Blues for Youth program in public schools
2:47 PM
Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager - Long Train Blues
Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager Long Train Blues R
Rough Cut Alligator USA, www.alligator.com 2018 CD USALR1898011
2:50 PM
Tommy Castro - Method To My Madness
Tommy Castro Method To My Madness
Method To My Madness Alligator Records 2015 CD USARL1596703
2:53 PM
The Duke Robillard Band - Shoulda Coulda Woulda (feat. Susann Forrest)
The Duke Robillard Band Shoulda Coulda Woulda (feat. Susann Forrest)
Turn It Around (feat. Susann Forrest) New Rounder 1991 CD USRO29111606
BMA nominee for Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year, he has won myriad awards for his guitar playing
2:57 PM
Tinsley Ellis - Leavin' Here
Tinsley Ellis Leavin' Here
Fanning the Flames Alligator Records 1989 LP USARL8977801