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Joey DeFrancesco The Tackle
Organic Vibes Concord Records 2006
Joey D with one of his own compositions, and using Jimmy Smith's 1959 B-3 organ throughout the album. Vibes by Bobby Hutcherson...vibes work especially well in conjunction with B3 organ. For further proof of that, check out Johnny Lytle's albums with Jimmy Foster on B3.
The Grooveliner Come to Me L
Join Me At The Bar The Grooveliner 2019
St. Louis' own NOLA groovecentric combo. Join you at the bar? Don't mind if I do!
San Pedro Slim You Must Think I'm a Fool
In Times Like These Mojo King Music LLC 2017
San PEEdro Slim, a harp player, singer, composer and graphic artist out of California, who possesses a deliciously twisted take on the world around him. Good stuff!
John Winkler Barbeque Boss
Juke's Blues John Winkler 2021
Juke Joint Johnny out of South Carolina, working here with Elliott and the Untouchables. If you're a fan of harmonica blues, I highly suggest you do not miss out on this album.
Greg "Fingers" Taylor 2 x's 9
Hi Fi Baby Warehouse Creek Recording Corp 2004
Subtitled 'Rockin' Blue Harmonica', and that description is pretty much spot on, although it means old-school rockin' as in Jerry Lee Lewis of Billy the Kid Emerson. Interestingly, Fingers came by his nickname early in his career when he was focused on being a keyboard player, rather than a harp player.
Soulard Blues Band 909 L
Soulard Blues Band King Solomon Records 1981
The debut album from SBB, featuring Rondo Leewright on lead vocals, Jim McClaren on harp, former Blursday boy John McHenry on drums, and so many other names you all would recognize. 909 composed by Rondo.
Muddy Waters Why Are People Like That?
The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album MCA 1995
Originally released in 1975, Pinetop and Margolin from his own band, augmented by Paul Butterfield, Levon Helm, Garth Brooks, Fred Carter and Howard Johnson.
Eddie C. Campbell You Make Me Feel All Right
That's When I Know BLIND PIG RECORDS 1994
One of my favorite blues albums ever, from the vastly under-recognized Eddie C. Campbell. The vibe of this one just smacks me right up side the head, in a good way, of course.
Mike Stevens Livin' In Sarnia N
Breathe In the World, Breathe Out Music Stony Plain Records 2022
Canadian roots and blues harpman extraordinaire Mike Stevens, who favors taste and tone over flash and bombast - meaning this is right up my alley!
Sean Wheeler Home Is Where the Hatred Is
Sand in My Blood Little Village Foundation 2017
This is a deep, soulful roots album from noted desert rocker Sean Wheeler. His choice of cover tunes here are brilliant, as are the arrangements.
Jim Alfredson's Dirty Fingers Good Juice
A Tribute to Big John Patton Big O Records 2013
It must not be prune juice the fellas are layin' down, as this is the good juice! Song composed by John Patton, the trio on-hand here is Jim Alfredson, Hammond organ; Randy Gelispie, drums; Ralph Tope, guitar; along with guest on vibes and horns.
John Patton Pinto
Soul Connection Just A Memory Records 2008
Originally released in 1983 on Nilva Records. Pinto composed by John Patton. Grachan Moncur III on trombone, Grant Reed, tenor sax, Melvin Sparks on guitar, Alvin Queen on drums and original album production.
Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames Mary Who (Extended Version) N
Nightwalk Delmark 2022
Hard blues for the not faint of heart, Dave Weld on slide and vocals, stretching out with a cautionary tale.
Ron Thompson Show Biz Blues
Son of Boogie Woogie Little Vilalge Foundation 2015
Ron Thompson was a master, and a great interview with stories to curl the toes... This cat was the real deal - Ron Thompson!
Sonny Boy Williamson I Can't Do Without You
Bummer Road MCA/Castle 1995
Album originally released in 1966., with this song being recorded in 1960. Rice Miller, Sonny Boy II, one of the blues finest composers possessing extremely sharp powers of observation and an ability to distill larger thoughts down to the core essence.
Elmore James Make My Dreams Come True
Dust My Broom The Best Of Elmore James Part 2 Relic Records 1992
The great Elmore James, possible the finest, toughest, most heart-breaking blues singer ever. Oh, that voice!!! This is one of his own songs.
Little Walter It Ain't Right
Confessin' the Blues MCA 1996
Album originally released in 1974, it was a compilation of many of his hard to find instrumentals along with a few vocal cuts. It Ain't Right is from 1955, Lockwood and Tucker on guitars.
Earl Hooker All Your Love
Play Your Guitar Mr. Hooker! Black Top Records 1993
This is a fantastic compilations of Earl's recordings for the tiny Cuca label out of Sauk City, WI.
Ann Peebles & Hi Rhythm Section Didn't We Do It L N
Live in Memphis David Less, under exclusive license to Memphis International Records 2022
A live recording from 1992, just seeing the light of day now. Ann Peebles of St. Louis, MO, who rose to fame with Memphis' Hi Records label.
Eli Paperboy Reed Somewhere Between N
Down Every Road Yep Roc Records 2022
This album is a soulful tribute to the music of Merle Haggard - Eli Paperboy Reed is one of the most soulful cats out there, and this album showcase that well.
Jay Geils Pyramid
Jay Geils Toe Tappin' Jazz North Star Records 2009
Yes, this is THAT Jay Geils, who in his heart was a blues and old-school jazz guitarist. Pyramid is a Ray Brown composition. Geils also plays vibes on this track.
Horace Silver I Got the Blues in Santa Cruz
Hard Bop Grandpop GRP 1996
Composition by Horace Silver, album recorded over the course of 2 days - TWO DAYS - in winter of '96. On 'blues in santa cruz', Michael Brecker on sax, Claudio Roditi on trumpet.
Charlie Musselwhite Just You, Just Blues
The Well Alligator Records & Artist Management, Inc. 2010
I think, no, I know this is my favorite Musselwhite tune ever, on one of my fav albums from Charlie. That said, dont' miss out on his stunning NEW mostly acoustic album on Alligator, Mississippi Son.
The Crawl Come Back On Home
Full Moon Over Dallas Black Top 1992
This is the only album by Mike Morgan and The Crawl that was released as by only 'The Crawl'. Featuring the great Lee McBee on vocals and harp. I'm hearing Mike Morgan as a new album ready for release in September, which is great news!
The Nighthawks Gas Station Chicken N
Established 1972 VizzTone 2022
The new album celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Nighthawks band. Yes, your heard right - 50 years. And, it celebrates the forbidden pleasures of gas station chicken, a southern phenomenon fo' sho'.
B.B. King I Know What You're Puttin' Down
Blues Is King MCA 2015
Recorded live At The International Club, Chicago, 1966 with BB's core small band - for my money, this is THE live album you NEED to have from BB King.
Albert King Honky Tonk Woman
The Best of Albert King (Remastered) Stax 1986
Albert King taking over Honky Tonk Woman. Great stuff originally released on his Lovejoy album. You know the one, the LP with the frontal view of his tour bus.
Freddie King Today I Sing the Blues
Freddie King Is a Blues Master Atlantic/Cotillion 1992
The LP was originally released in 1969, produced by King Curtis. Freddie King was indeed a blues master.
Melvin Sparks Conjunction Mars
Legends of Acid Jazz Prestige 1996
This song, composed by Melvin, was originally released on his 1971 Spark Plug album, engineered by the legendary Rudy van Gelder.