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Apr 18, 2019 5:00 AM – 7:00 AM
With East Side Slim
East Side Slim takes you cruising on many musical roads, with all leading back to the crossroad - the blues. Come on along for the ride on Rhythm Highways. You'll hear American music - music that swings, rolls and comes from the soul. Tune in to hear blues, R&B, gospel, swing, soul, rock 'n' roll, jazz and roadhouse, even the occasional honky tonk or western swing song. Rhythm Highways - it's an East Side groove.
Big Daddy Wilson I Got Plenty N
Deep in My Soul Ruf Records GmbH 2019
This album was a very pleasant surprise for me, as Ruf Records has been focusing on heavy guitar music the past few years. This is not that: old school blues and soul from Big Daddy Wilson. Good stuff!
Mavis Staples Let's Do It Again (Live) N
Live in London Anti/Epitaph 2019
Giving you a little different, more "frisky" version of Mavis this morning than you may be used to - ha! The show featured her regular full-time band of Rick Holmstrom, Jeff Turmes, Stephen Hodges, Donny Gerrard and Vicki Randle.
The Holmes Brothers You're Good For Me
Promised Land Rounder 1997
You know, ya just can't go wrong with a Holmes Bros album. What a fantastic combo they made. This is a Horace Ott/Don Covay composition.
Eomot RaSun Poor Boy
Three Days Walkin' APO Records 1999
Eomot covering an old Howlin' Wolf tune here, capturing a wonderful feel and mood.
Jontavious Willis Liquor N
Spectacular Class Kind Of Blue Music 2019
I've been telling you this album ws coming - and it's here! This young cat right here, he's the real deal, make no mistake about it. I am looking forward to hearing Jon's music for decades to come, no matter the directions he takes.
Mary Lane Some People Say I'm Crazy N
Travelin' Woman Women of the Blues Records 2019
I can't tell you just how much I love this album - I just don't have the words. It's just so.....earthy! Yeahhhhhh.
Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's I've Learned To Lean R
Shoutin' Down The Aisles Time Life Music 2009
This one goes out to Bob. Lee Williams had a "monster" hit with this song in 1996, after working the gospel circuit for over 30 years, while driving truck for full-time support.
Leo "Bud" Welch Jesus Is on the Mainline N
The Angels in Heaven Done Signed My Name Easy Eye Sound 2019
This is probably the last we're going to hear from Leo, because he passed away last year. This is the 3rd album in a very late in life career surge for Bud Welch, mostly gospel with some blues snuck on in there. Ha!
The Stars Of Faith Dry Bones
In the Spirit: The Best of the Stars of Faith Nashboro 1995
Recorded in the mid-1970s, featuring the lead voice of Frances Steadman. Sister Frances spent time with many BIG combos prior to the Stars of Faith, including Clara Ward's outfits.
Matt Woods I Aint Leaving This Town N
Tired and Dirty Matt Woods 2018
The State of Iowa is blessed by many wonderful blues and roots artists, and Matt Woods is near the top of any lists. This one is done up in the style of one of my favorites, Mr. Joe Price. Check out Matt's new CD; you won't be disappointed.
Brian Curran & Adam Andrews Weary Mind Blues L N
St. Louis Blues Society Presents: 18 in 18 St. Louis Blues Society 2019
Composed by Brian, sharing his story of the dangers of using alcohol as a coping mechanism. The song is inspired by the styles of Big Bill Broonzy and Lonnie Johnson - not bad influences at all !
Mississippi John Hurt Talking Casey
Mississippi John Hurt: Complete Studio Recordings Vanguard Records 2000
This is a cool 3-CD set, gathering all of John Hurts albums released in the 1960s, during his quote "rediscovery" period. best thing is, his playing was essentially undiminished over the years.