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Aug 11, 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.
9th Anniversary Show
Cephas & Wiggins Special Rider
Cool Down Alligator Records 1996
There's not many artists who could truly do justice to Skip James' song, but John Cephas certainly did...and in my mind possibly improving on the original. Strong words, but John Cephas was a master..and that voice!
Big Creek Slim & Rodrigo Mantovani Honey Badger N
Stone In My Heart Straight Shooter 2022
Two modern blues masters, Dane Big Creek Slim and Brazilian Rodrigo Mantovani. All songs by BCS, session recorded LIVE to tape, October 2019 in Denmark.
Andrew Alli AA Boogie
Hard Workin' Man EllerSoul 2021
You only get one guess as to who 'AA' is... that's right, you got it - Andrew Alli, who happens to be a rarity among young bluesmen in that his instrument of choice is NOT guitar.
Elizabeth King Everybody Needs Somebody N
I Got a Love Bible & Tire 2022
BRAND new music, new album actually, from the '70 something year old Sister King - bringing the love and the gospel to your ears once again thanks to Bible and Tire Recording Co.
Sarah Brown I'm on My Way N
Sarah Brown Sings Mahalia Jackson Live Records 2022
This is a beautiful new tribute to the one and only Mahalia Jackson. Nothing outrageous here, no running of scales and such, such wonderful, heartfelt singing and playing. Thank you for that, Sarah.
The Gospel Hummingbirds That Same Thing
Steppin' Out BLIND PIG RECORDS 1992
It's my 9th Anniversary with Rhythm Highways, and there are going t be more than a few personal favorites today - to include the Gospel Hummingbirds.
Satan and Adam Proud Mary
Living On the River Flying Fish 1996
Mr. Satan (Sterling McGee) and Adam (Gussow), raw and earthy and groovy - I totally dig how they arranged this number. It doesn't sound like CCR or Ike and Tina. Nice!
Hound Dog Taylor & The HouseRockers What'd I Say
Genuine Houserocking Music Alligator Records 1982
Sessions from the early '70s, fueled by Canadian Club no doubt. I'm not sure Ray Charles ever envisioned his song played quite this way...
Erika Johnson Top Shelf L
Raising Standards Top Shelf Entertainment Group 2021
I told you not all too long ago there'd be lots of personal favorites on the show today...and all of them deserving choices, babies. Top Shelf - be good to each other! Let's hope EJ writes and records more blues songs...she's really good at it.
Al Green I Can't Get Next to You
Hi and Mighty - The Story of Al Green (1969-78) Demon 1998
The song that truly broke Al Green's career wide open, a cover of The Temptations song.
Harold Burrage Things Ain't What They Used to Be (Since You've Been Gone)
The One-Derful! Collection: M-Pac! Records Secret Stash 2015
A giant 'what if' follows the name of Harold Burrage, who was creating killer soul smokers like this in the mid-60s before passing away all too young in his mid-30s.
The James Taylor Quartet In The Park
Hammond a go-go - The Best of Acid Jazz Not Bad Records 2014
If you love the B3 organ, you will definitely enjoy the work of Englishman James Taylor's Quartet. Groovy goodness abounds loyal listeners.
Billy Watson & The International Silverstring Submarine Band Sunshine Of Your Love
Absolutely Live At The Rhythm Cafe Lil Snick 2001
Much hi-jinks and shenanigans captured live, but also some serious musicianship. San Diego's Billy Watson and his ISSB !
The Mark Dufresne Band The Stalker (feat. Billy Stapleton)
Have Another Round Jeromed Records 1999
If there's been a better singer working in blues world the past 30 years (or more) than Mark DuFresne, I don't know who it would be. And, he's a terrific observational songwriter as well.
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats U B U
Twisted Alligator Records & Artist Mgmt., Inc. 2009
Rick and Kid and Lorenzo and J (the drum chair never has remained permanent in this band - Ha!). Song by one of the best in the biz, Rick Estrin.
Neil Young & the shocking pinks Wonderin'
Everybody's Rockin' Geffen 2000
I love this song...I just do. And I still remember the video (do they still make videos?), totally off the wall.
The Claudettes Time Won't Take Our Times Away N
Time Won't Take Our Times Away - Single Forty Below Records 2022
Wonderful new music from Johnny Iguana and The Claudettes, who have a new album completed and ready for pre-order as I speak. Friends of independent, non-commercial radio - The Claudettes!
John Lindberg Trio Wonderin'
Dig It! Enviken 2014
One of the finest rock AND roll bands working today, they just happen to be from Sweden. Second vocal on their version of Wonderin' is by former St. Louisan Marti Brom.
W.C. Clark I'm Hooked On You
Lover's Plea Black Top 1998
Native Austin, TX blues and soul man W.C. Clark, who has some of the sweetest pipes this side of Hershey, PA. He's a legend in Austin, and for good reason.
Miss Lavelle White Oh What A Feeling
It Haven't Been Easy Discovery 1996
Miss Lavelle composed this one, as well as many other songs on this fantastic album. She's always been a strong songwriter, going all the way back to the '60s and her tenure with Don Robey's labels.
Michael Burks Thank God for Fools
Make It Rain Alligator Records 2001
The one and only Michael Burks, adopted son of St. Louis. He was a force of nature performer and one of the kindest people you could hope to meet. Gone too soon, but he lives on through his music!
Greyhounds Big Bend N
Adobe - Single Nine Mile Records 2022
Adobe is actually a short EP, or 3 song single - your choice! Great stuff from the Texas duo
Raphael Wressnig Pilgrimage N
Organ Grinder - Single ZYX Music 2022
Organ grinder is actually a 2-song single, with Southern Fried Chicken also being on the menu. Wonderful stuff from Austrian B3 guru Raphael Wressing.