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Nov 3, 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.
Harrison Kennedy Memphis Trippin' (feat. Colin Linden) N
Thanks for Tomorrow Electro-Fi Records 2022
Harrison Kennedy is now 8 decades into life and continues to sing wonderfully and create terrific albums.
James Cotton Worried Blues
Deep In The Blues Verve 1996
This was a back-porchy album recorded when James Cotton's throat problems had pretty much reached their zenith - surgery occurred not too long after this if my memory serves. That said, this was a great little album, featuring Joe Louis Walker on guitar and Charlie Haden on bass.
Louisiana Red & Bob Corritore Earline Who's Been Foolin' You N
Tell Me 'bout It SWMAF / VizzTone 2022
As you might expect from a Bob Corritore production, there are lot's of guest musicians on hand. However, the focus is squarely on Louisiana Red's vocals and guitar - this is an exceptional album.
The Violinaires I Want the World to Know
Violinaires Jewel Records 1978
Jewel Records released as much good gospel as any label, especially through the 1970s and into the 1980s. Robert Blair and his Violinaires !
The East St. Louis Gospelettes Where He Leads Me L
Watch Me Checker Records 1973
Released on Checker Records after the sale of the company to the GRT Corporation. That didn't affect the stunning gospel music of the EStL Gospelettes, tho - soul for your soul, babies.
Cliff Dubose I'm A Soldier N
My Soul Says Yes! The Sirens Records 2022
One of the busiest and most talented gospel musicians in Chicago with a brand new album - Mr. Dubose plays piano on all tracks and organ on 8 of 11, including this song.
Big Town Playboys No Place to Go
Hip Joint Blue Horizon / Ace Records 1995
Big Town Playboys were lead by Mike Sanchez on vox and guitar, covering the Howling Wolf on this one right here.
Imperial Crowns Big Boy
Imperial Crowns Black Olive 1997
This was a raucous blues band with punk rock n roll roots, lead by Jimmie Wood and J.J. Holiday. Big Boy is a groove ready ditty that will remain in the rotation of Rhythm Highways for years to come.
Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters I Want to Shout About It
Peace of Mind Black Top Records 1990
This is a Ronnie Earl, Steve Gomes composition, featuring the soulful pipes of Darrell Nulisch. 1990 Ronnie Earl's sound was a bit different that in the decades to follow, shorter songs as a rule and heavy blues shuffle quotients. Groovy stuff, indeed!
Lee Fields The Door N
Sentimental Fool Daptone Records 2022
Lee Fields have returned to the Dap-Tone family, which is a most natural fit as he's among the short-list for most emotive soul singer working today.
The Five Royales Faith
The Godfather's R&B James Brown's Productions 1962-67 Ace 2008
The "5" Royales w/ Lowmab Pauling on guitar, backed by the James Brown band, recorded in 1963 for release on Smash Records. James Brown is listed as playing both piano and organ on this recording.
Maxwell Davis Badd Check
The Bgp Sound Library Presents Batman and Other Themes Ace Records 2006
Subtitled 'Los Angeles Soundtrack Rarities from the Legendary R&B Producer', and Maxwell Davis was certainly that, as well as an in-demand sax player in his earlier days (he gave up sax to focus entirely on arranging and producing).
Nathan James Price To Pay N
I May Crawl Sacred Cat 2022
Success is only measured by how much you enjoy what you are doing in the process... wise words from Nathan James from his new album. Nathan composed all the songs, as well as played all the instruments all at once. Wonderful new music from Nathan James.
Gabe Stillman Moving up in Class
Flying High Gabe Stillman 2020
The young, talented Gabe Stillman backed by one of the longest lived and toughest roadhouse bands ever - The Nighthawks. Very cool music found within.
Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado Headed for the Stars N
Navigation Blues Provogue 2022
This is the 2nd tune I've shared with you from TR&TBT's new album. It's a good one, folks, great roots and blues from Denmark to the World.
Scottie Miller Ah, New York N
Carnival Cocoon Scottie Miller Music LLC 2022
This new beatnik inspired album is the companion album to Scottie's new book of poems by the same name. Over an hour of Scottie performing his poems on this album...it's exceptionally cool, babies!
Alexander Craig I Go N
Alexander Craig Self-Released 2022
Album written, arranged and produced by Alexander Craig Larson, still working the boogie of his Crankshaft and the Geargrinders days but with more personal lyrics - LET'S BOOGIE!
Heartbreak Hill Three Months N
Here Comes Heartbreak Deep Fryed Records 2022
Matt Hill right here, in the guise of HeartBreak Hill. This is an EP of bluesy country rock n roll - roadhouse music for the current day w/ deep, deep roots.
The Hoodoo Tones Too Wide Ocean N
Three Steps To Evil Rhythm Bomb Records 2022
This is one of my favorite rockabilly based albums of recent years, with the band being French and the label being German. Everyone loves great roots music, folks!
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux Indian Blues
Bloodstains & Teardrops Whiskey Bayou Records 2021
Joseph Pierre Boudreaux, composing all songs, with assistance of Johnny Sansone on about half the album, to include Indian Blues - Big Chief Monk is the oldest living Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief in New Orleans.
Dexter Allen If I Ain't Got You
Keep Moving On Endless Blues Records 2021
Dexter Allen on lead vox and guitars, as well as many other instruments and all song composition. There's much to like on this album.
Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal Loneliness N
Green Light Colossal Soul Music 2022
Nebraska's finest export in my opinion, featuring the incredibly soulful singing and songs of Josh Hoyer, who also plays keys and sometimes bari sax for the band.
The James Taylor Quartet Don't Let Money Be Your God
Hammond a go-go - The Best of Acid Jazz Not Bad Records 2014