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Aug 4, 2022 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.
Charlie Musselwhite The Dark N
Mississippi Son Alligator Records 2022
Can you think of a much better song to play at Oh-Dark-Thirty? From the brand new Musselwhite album, song composed by Guy Clark and Robert Mondlock.
HowellDevine When the Levee Breaks N
Strange Time Blues DynaPhonic Records 2022
If you still haven't checked out the new HowellDevine album, I sure don't know what you've been waiting for. Great review keep pouring in, all deservedly so for this California trio.
Guy Davis Be Ready When I Call You
Be Ready When I Call You M.C. Records 2021
Always a man with a message of one type or another, Davis comes by his passions honestly as the son of actor/activists Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis.
Elder Jack Ward He's Got Great Things
Already Made Bible & Tire Recording Co. 2021
83 years young at the time the album was made last year, Elder Jack Ward is a gospel veteran of much cred, and with a terrific album on his hands right here.
The Pilgrim Travelers featuring Lou Rawls Sweet Chariot
The Soul Stirring Gospel Sounds of (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1962) EMI 2005
I think a lot of people forget that Lou Rawls began his career as a gospel singer - and for awhile be lived in both the sacred and secular worlds.
Big James Barrett & The Golden Jubilees Tell It
Sacred Soul of North Carolina Bible & Tire Recording Co. 2021
Big James Barrett started out in R&B, but switched to gospel as he didn't like the R&B World. This is pretty much the opposite path of many gospel singers, who typically begin in gospel but switch over to R&B.
Kid Ramos Ain't Gonna Holler
Greasy Kid Stuff EVIDENCE MUSIC 2001
This album is a party in a jewel case - great songs, amazing guitar from Kid, and a plethora of top-shelf guest singers/composers lending their talents - including Paul deLay on this one.
Bill Lupkin Fine Little Thing
Hard Pill to Swallow Blue Bella 2007
14 songs all composed by Bill, with a warning label stating may cause intense exhilaration and restless movement of the legs and feet. Seriously great harp-based blues from Bill Lupkin.
William Clarke The Work Song
Serious Intentions Alligator Records 1992
Bill Clarke tacking a Cannonball Adderley tune - a little jazzy bluesy goodness for your morning here on Rhythm Highway. Bill passed in 1995 at only 45 years of age...image the amazing recordings he would have made in the intervening years...
Earl Bostic What! No Pearls?
The Very Best Of Earl Bostic Collectables 2005
This album collects 25 cuts of King Records recordings by the great sax man Earl Bostic. 'Pears' is one of Earl's own compositions.
The "5" Royales Dedicated To The One I Love
Monkey Hips And Rice The "5" Royales Anthology Rhino 1994
Recorded at King Studios in Cincy in 1957, released in Dec of that year.
Nappy Brown I'm In The Mood
Night Time Is the Right Time Savoy 2000
Nappy Brown, owner of the most spidery hands in the biz, recorded in NYC in 1950. Nappy could have been Spiderman!
Bull Moose Jackson Bootsie
Bad Man Jackson A Proper Introduction To Bull Moose Jackson Proper 2004
It's Bootsie, baby! Ha! Composed by Lucky Millinder and Henry Glover, from 1952.
Larry Davis Funny Stuff
Funny Stuff Rooster Blues Records 2001
Originally released in 1982, Larry is backed on this project by and all St. Louis crew, including session leader Oliver Sain, who was instrumental in finally getting Larry recorded well.
Barbara Lynn You're the Man
Hot Night Tonight Antone's 2000
Song composed by singer, guitarist Barbara Lynn, an artist who hasn't received the recognition she truly deserves. So good!
Tito Jackson Big Leg Woman (feat. Kenny Neal)
Under Your Spell Gulf Coast Records 2021
Yes, THAT Tito Jackson, with help from Kenny Neal on this cut. Tito composed the song and sings and plays lead guitar, Kenny on rhythm guitar and bass.
Ron Addison Hoo Doo N
Ride On Ron Addison 2022
This is a band from up New England way. Ride On alludes to Ron having survived Covid but losing his wife of 44 years... but we must Ride On, as life doesn't end with our troubles.
Chickenbone Slim Laying in the Weeds
Serve It to Me Hot VizzTone 2021
Chickenbone Slim terms his band's music 'roots rock', an eclectic mix of short stories with danceable grooves. And, I might add, with deep blues roots as well.
Brett Littlefair Indian Pacific Line
Footstompin' Brett Littlefair 2021
This artist was a recent 'find' for me, and I'm thankful from running into the earthy swaggering blues and roots rock of Australian Brett Littlefair & Devil's Bend. Good stuff!
Vince Salerno & Gerald McClendon Do Drop In
Blues from All Points Pravda Records 2021
Sax/harp player Salerno and vocalist McClendon with an eclectic and righteous mix of blues, soul and groovy roots music.
The Lowdown Saints Can't Save A Dollar
Hit Me Hard Big T Entertainment 2021
TLSs are a raucous side-project of Trickbag's Tommy Moberg. Really cool, earthy stuff out of Sweden, here covering a song by noted American songwriter Jeff Turmes (who was a longtime member of James Harman's band back in the day).
Steve Marriner Honey Bee
Hope Dies Last Stony Plain Records 2021
Canadian multi-talent Steve Marriner covering a tune by Tom Petty, found on Petty's 'Wildflowers' album.
Wilson Pickett I Found A True Love
Wilson Pickett Sings Bobby Womack Ace Records 2017
Atlantic Records, 1968, 1st released on Pickett's album 'The Midnight Mover'.
Pete Yellin It's the Right Thing N
Mainstream Funk WeWantSounds 2021
Mainstream refers to Bob Shad's Mainstream Records label, and the funk is actually jazz artists is funky mode. Much goodness contained within, and most of it schtanky with funk.