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Apr 23, 2021 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
With East Side Slim
Art Dwyer brings you blues, R&B, jazz and soul for your soul - "None of the hits, all of the time" since 88.1 KDHX's very first day on the air.
B.B. King Ghetto Woman
B.B. King In London ABC Records 1971
Recorded at a couple different studios in London in 1971, with additional work in Los Angeles and New York Mac Rebennack on 2nd guitar here.
Lou Rawls Mean Black Snake
Carryin' On CAPITOL 1966
Composed by J.W. Alexander and Lou Rawls, with both gentlemen coming out of hard gospel backgrounds. For my money, Lou Rawls may have been the finest American singer of the 20th century. The man could do it all - well.
Bobby Bland Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City
The Anthology Geffen 2001
Bobby Blue Bland, BBB, with a song composed by Michael Price and Dan Walsh. If there was ever a male blues singer more popular with the ladies than Bobby Bland was, I don't know who it would have been.
Muddy Waters Long Distance Call
Live MCA 1992
Commonly referred to as Live at Mr. Kellly's, this just might be Waters' finest live document - featuring a young Paul Oscher playing harp on most of the album, with James Cotton guesting on a few tracks.
Eddie C. Campbell You Make Me Feel All Right
That's When I Know Blind Pig Records 1994
One of my favorite artists, with far and away my favorite album from him - West Side blues out of Chi-Town.
Big Bad Smitty Feel Like Love L
Mean Disposition GENES 1991
This one is all St. Louis, from the artists to the studio to the production - and of course, Big Bad Smitty.
Lobster I Don't Need No Policeman L
St. Louis Blues Society Presents: 18 in 18 St. Louis Blues Society 2019
Keesley Lobster, singing in front of John May, Chris Taylor, Rich McDonough, Dean Minderman and Popcorn Louden. Composed by Mr. Lobster.
Soulard Blues Band The Blues Is Alright L
On The Mississippi King Solomon 2015
The bulk of this album was recorded in 2003 at the venerated Blues On The Mississippi concert series once held each summer in Jefferson Barracks Park. Oh, man, so many good times and great bands there...and those bratwursts!!!
Roy Brown Love For Sale (Cheapest Price In Town)
Cheapest Price In Town Faith Records, Inc. 1978
Yes, this is the same blues shouter Roy Brown from the late '40 and '50s. He never stopped recording, even if he did fall out of the limelight.
Wilbert Harrison I Really Love You
Soul Food Man Chelsea 1976
This is a greasy, rootsy, funky record recorded with Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn in New Orleans.
Johnnie Johnson Baby What You Want Me to Do L
Blue Hand Johnnie PULSAR 1988
The blue vinyl has come out of the house - but only for Johnnie Johnson! This song features Barbara Carr, Stacy Johnson and The Bel Airs!
Wee Willie Walker & The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra Over and Over N
Over and Over - Single Blue Dot 2021
A single from the upcoming posthumous album release by Wee Willie Walker and the APSO.
Sil Austin & Red Prysock Kenny's Blues
Battle Royal - mono Mercury Records 1958
There are only 3 tracks on this album, released in both mono and stereo, and I happen to have original copies of both versions. Could you tell any difference, astute listeners? Kenny's Blues, composed by Kenny Burrell.
Sil Austin & Red Prysock Kenny's Blues
Battle Royal - stereo Mercury Records 1959
The stereo version of Mercury 60106 - Sil Austin and Red Prysock's Battle Royal.
Crystal Thomas The Blues Ain't Nothing but Some Pain (feat. Lucky Peterson, Chuck Rainey & The Moeller Brothers) N
Now Dig This (feat. Lucky Peterson, Chuck Rainey & the Moeller Brothers) Dialtone 2021
Composed by Shirley Scott. Crystal Thomas is a young blues woman from Louisiana who also plays a mean blues trombone - and was a member of Johnny Taylor's last touring band, just prior to his passing.
Renee Smith Sitting Here Waiting (feat. Keith Robinson, Eugean Johnson, Timothy TC Chandler, Dennis Brock, Brian John Casserly, Stuart Williams & Oliver Johnson) L
Sitting Here Waiting (feat. Keith Robinson, Eugean Johnson, Timothy TC Chandler, Dennis Brock, Brian John Casserly, Stuart Williams & Oliver Johnson) - Single self-released 2021
East St. Louis' own Ms Renee Smith ! Please continue to send out positive healing vibes to Renee - bless ya, baby!
Buddy Rich Strait, No Chaser
The Driver Emarcy/Mercury 1967
A composition by Julian "Cannonball" Adderley. This album is from the beginning of Buddy Rich's 60s-70s groovy funk phase, and man, does it swing. Even the slow song (yes there are slow songs - ha) swing!
Johnny Lytle Just A Feelin' Good
Swingin' At The Gate Pacific Jazz Records 1967
I love the combination of Lytle's vibes with the organ work of the sublime Jimmy Foster. This is absolutely recorded live, from The Top of The Gate in New York City. Josell Carter, drums, Larry Gales, bass, Potato Valdes, coongas.
Sarp Keskiner & Kemal Begtas Nobody Has No Time (To Listen To Music Completely)
Nobody Has No Time (to Listen to Music Completely) - Single Bone Union Records 2020
Cool world blues out of Turkey - I totally dig this, babies!
Big Creek Slim Wrath of Grapes
Hope for My Soul Gateway Music 2015
World blues from Denmark, from one of the most powerful blues voices working today - Big Creek Slim.
Mason Casey Nine Times a Man
Sofa King Badass NorthernBlues Music 2007
The mysterious Mason Casey managed to reappear long enough to create one very strong record right here on NorthernBlues music.
Scone Cash Players Low Riders
The Mind Blower Flamingo Time/Mango Hill 2020
Adam Scone's groovy organ-based band. This version of the album updates the original 2008 debut release, re-worked and re-visioned as it's true intended version.
Garfeel Ruff The Hitter
The Hitter Music From The Motion Picture Capitol/EMI 1979
Composed by Alan Pearson of Garfeel Ruff. The band had 3 songs on the soundtrack, along with A Taste Of Honey, MAZE, Gloria Jones and Raul de Souza.
Oliver Nelson, King Curtis, Jimmy Forrest Blues At the Five Spot
Soul Battle Status/Prestige 1962
Oliver Nelson King Curtis and Jimmy Forrest all on tenor saxes, with Gene Casey, piano; George Duvivier, bass; and Roy Haynes, drums; engineered by Rudy Van Gelder.
Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite Help Me
100 Years of Blues Alligator Records 2020
Charlie on lead vocal of this old Sonny Boy II song. The title of the album refers to the number of years in sum that Charlie Musselwhite and Elvin Bishop have been playing the blues.
Marty Spikener's On Call Band Pill for That L
Marty Spikener's On Call Band Marty Spikener 2016
If you believe the ads you see on tv, magazines, etc...there's a pill for everything - but we all know better than that.
Mary Lane Blues Give Me a Feeling
Travelin' Woman Women of the Blues Records 2019
Blues give ME a feeling, and if you're listening to this show I know blues give YOU a feeling, and that's a Top Shelf feeling, baby.
Robert Cray Anything You Want
That's What I Heard Nozzle Records 2020
Interestingly, the last few Cray albums have been stunning in their quality, yet seemed to have all gone slightly under the radar. No matter, as Robert Cray is creating some of the most exciting music of his life and we're all blessed to be hearing it live, so to speak.
Mz Dee & Maurizio Pugno Large Band In Your Lovin' Arms (feat. Gio Rossi, Alberto Marsico, The Cape Horns & the Sublimes)
The Next Episode Mz Dee & Maurizio Pugno Large Band 2013
American Mz Dee, singing in front of one of Europe's finest blues bands - these cats are terrific!
Chris Cain Out of My Head N
Raisin' Cain Alligator Records 2021
Amazing new music from the outrageously gifted Chris Cain - this album is firmly entrenched in my year end Top 10 already.
Erika Johnson Mr. Magic L
Revealed Tino Records 2005
Now, I well may be biased when it comes to Erika, but there's very few vocalist who put the feel together with the love and the skills like she does - St. Louis is blessed to have her - y'all know that's right!
Dennis Taylor Back At The Teddy Bear Lounge
Steppin' Up Kizybosh Records 2011
Dennis was a gifted sax player and composer; this song is one of his own. Tragically, he passed much too young just as the final touches were still be put onto this album - completed with love by Kevin McKendree.