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Aug 25, 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.
Catfish Keith Some of These Days
Land of the Sky Catfish Keith 2021
This album is another in the long line of terrific releases from Iowan Catfish Keith. Song goes way back, as it's an old one from Charley Patton.
Giuseppe & Rodrigo Black Coffee L
Met at the Mississippi Giuseppe & Rodrigo 2020
Guitarist Giuseppe D'Amelio and harp man Rodrigo Reis, neither native to St. Louis but meeting here and forming a fantastic and heartfelt acoustic blues duo.
The Blue Eyed Devils Buked' & Scorned
The Legend of Shorty Brown MountainView Records 2002
When this was recorded 20 years ago, the band were a bunch of young white guys crazy about the earthy raw blues I like so much. Produced by Jimbo Mathus, which gives you an idea about the riches contained within - good stuff!
Gospel Supremes Sinnerman
Local Customs: Downriver Revival Numero Group 2009
Revival in the album titles refers to one of the labels run by Felton Williams of Michigan, who recorded gospel, soul, funk and whatever else the musicians of Ecorse, MI were laying down. This is a great compilation.
Theotis Taylor Little Wooden Church
Something Within Me Big Legal Mess Records 2018
This album receives regular spins on Rhythm Highways, and will for a long time to come. It was just a hint of the great gospel things to come via Big Legal Mess Records.
The Shaw Singers My Time Ain't Long
Sacred Soul: The D-Vine Spirituals Records Story Volume Two Bible & Tire Recording Co. 2022
Lead by Opal and Johnny Shaw out of East Tennessee, the Shaw Singers sometimes incorporated pedal steel into their sound, a rarity for a black group outside the Holiness sacred steel world.
Elizabeth King What You Gonna Do N
I Got a Love Bible & Tire 2022
The brand new album from Sister King, now approaching 80 years young and still going strong. Backed by the Sacred Soul Sound Section - Bible and Tire's all star house band.
Muddy Waters County Jail (Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, 1972)
The Montreux Years (Live) BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd 2021
This new CD is comprised of tracks from 3 wonderful sessions at the Montreux Jazz Festival in the 1970s. Country Jail is from 1972, w/ Fred Below, the Myers brothers, Lafayette Leake and Mojo Buford. Deep blues for those that know.
Shemekia Copeland Done Come Too Far (feat. Cedric Burnside) N
Done Come Too Far Alligator 2022
The album is now officially released, as of 19Aug. This song is one of the deeper cuts on an album of songs of deep meaning. It's a heavy album, folks, and likely going to be seeing more than a few awards generated in the coming months.
Angel Face with Frank Motley's Crew What's That Stuff Joe's Got N
East Coast R&B Divas 1945-1956 Recordings Cadillac 2022
If Angel Face wasn't channeling Wynonie Harris then I'm a horned toad. And perhaps the original 'Motley Crew'? hahahaha Gem Records, 1953.
The Sheppards It's Crazy
1956-1969 Solid Gold 1986
A Chicago combo, many people consider the band as 3 or 4 separate units over the years, with James 'Brother' Isaac the only member original to all versions over the years.
Slim Gaillard And His Middle Europeans Yip Roc Heresy
Lux And Ivy Dig The Beatniks Righteous 2019
To say that Slim Gaillard had a way with words would be an understatement - fun stuff from the band, song actually titled YEP Roc Heresy, Atomic Records, 1945.
Todd Rhodes Orch Blues Blues For The Red Boy N
Your Mouth Got A Hole In It! 1947-1957 Jasmine 2022
Released in 1948 on the Sensation and the King labels, composed by pianist, arranger, bandleader Todd Rhodes.
The Dig 3 Every Drop N
The Dig 3 Self-Released 2022
I didn't have choice, I had to revisit this album for a 2nd week in a row as it's just that good! Andrew Duncanson (Kilborn Alley), Ronnie Shellist and Gerry Hundt - y'all all done well, fellas!
Hash Brown I Feel So Good N
Stop! Your Evil Ways Feffrey Records 2022
Dallas-based harp player, guitarist, singer and musical mentor Hash Brown with a classy new album - one much too long in the making but definitely worth the wait. Feel So Good is a Big Bill Broonzy tune.
The Hogtown Allstars Mr.Lucky N
Hog Wild Stony Plain Records 2022
Toronto blues 'super group' Hogtown Allstars, firmly in the feel of Downchild Blues Band -and that is a very good thing. Chuck Jackson on vocals and song composition.
Steve Dawson & The Telescope 3 That's How It Goes In the Relax Lounge N
Phantom Threshold Black Hen Music 2022
Canadian Steve Dawson (rather than Chicagoan SD) with an amazing all-instrumental album prominently featuring pedal steel guitar throughout. This is a beautiful album, folks; please don't miss out on this one.
Brad Absher & The Superials Should Be Prayin' N
Tulsa Tea Horton Records 2022
If you're not familiar with Absher's work, this is a good place to begin. You'll like what you hear, trust me, would I steer you wrong?
Brett Littlefair & Devil's Bend Girl Can Groove
Footstompin' StompBox Records/Brett Littlefair 2021
Advertised as genuine delta-style footstompin' boogie - now that's truth in advertising! BL&DB out of Adelaide, Australia.
Kirk Fletcher Way Back Home
My Turn Eclecto Groove Records 2010
Kirk has a new album I'm trying to get my hands on before I break down for the digital version, but here's a great look at what the man can do from his 2010 album 'My Turn'.
The Phantom Blues Band That's What Love Will Make You Do N
Blues for Breakfast Little Village 2022
One of the band's finest releases, no doubt about it, and featuring several top shelf guests, to include Bonnie Raitt and Curtis Salgado.
Junior Mance Trio Smokey Blues N
Deep: The Classic 1980 New York Studio Session Remixed, Remastered and Reimagined JSP ORIGINALS 2022
Perhaps THE bluesiest of the jazz piano players, Junior Mance was special artist, without a doubt.
Giant Quintet On the Humbug L N
Giant Quintet EP Dogtown Records 2022
New soulful funkiness from St Louis MO courtesy of Jonathan Taylor, KDHX's own Andy Coco, Nathan Hershey, Jim Peters, and Ben Reece.