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Aug 2, 2019 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
With East Side Slim
Art Dwyer brings you blues, R&B, jazz and soul for your soul - "None of the hits, all of the time" since 88.1 KDHX's very first day on the air.
Joe Restivo People Make the World Go Around N
Where's Joe? Blue Barrel Records 2019
Greasy cool soul jazz out of Memphis, Tennessee, featuring guitarist Joe Restivo.
Chris Hazelton's Boogaloo 7 Turnin' Up the Burner
The Basement Beat Fat Beats Records 2018
Kansas City knows BBQ... and they know greasy soul jazz. I need to get over there and catch these cats live and in person.
Jon Cleary Dyna-Mite
Dyna-Mite BSMF Records 2018
This guys's a monster performer, and very smart, as he recruited St. Louis to New Orleans transplant Charlie Halloran for trombone duties on the album.
Hollywood Fats Band She Fooled Me This Time (Live) N
Blues by the Pound, Vol. 1 Topcat Records 2019
The great Michael Mann (Hollywood Fats) and band recorded live - cuts from the years 1979 to 1980.
Mark Hummel My Baby's So Sweet
Retro-Active Electro-Fi Records 2010
Hummel working a Jimmy Reed vibe. This is an album of covers, but done in a way that you almost don't notice. This is a good album.
Sonny Boy Williamson My Younger Days
His Best MCA/Chess 1997
The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection. The cut is from 1963, composed by Willie Dixon, Matt Guitar Murphy bending the strings.
Sly & The Family Stone Love City
The Essential Sly & the Family Stone Epic/Legacy 2003
Recorded in 1968, from the "Life" album.
Billy Preston Wide Stride
Ultimate Collection: Billy Preston Hip-O (UC) 2000
The great Billy Preston, who came up in the Gospel world as a child prodigy, recording a lot of gospel material for Chicago's Chess Records back in the 1960s.
The Sugarman Three &Co. Promised Land
Pure Cane Sugar Daptone Records 2002
This cut features Naomi Davis on vocals. Now, she might not have wanted folks to know that she was moonlighting, as this is Naomi Shelton, hard core gospel singer from the Daptone label (that came about a few years after these sessions).
McLemore Avenue The Indefatigable Jimmy Smits
926 East McLemore Avenue 2003
A great groove band out of Austin, TX, featuring Patrick Benfield on organs, Landis Armstrong on guitars, Chris Johnson on bass, Eric C. Hughes on drums.
Soulard Blues Band The Sky Is Crying L
Soulard Blues Band King Solomon Records 1981
Soulard's very first album, with Rondo and Ribtip holding up the road sign, and Artie a head taller than everyone.
Russ Green Believe in Love
City Soul Cleopatra Blues 2018
This cat, out of Chicago, is one of today's truly tough harp players and songwriters, and a heckuva a singer, too.
Bernard Fowler Dancing with Mr. D (Bonus Track) N
Inside Out Rhyme & Reason Records 2019
Fowler is a touring percussionist with the Rolling Stones, and the version of these songs began while horsing around during sound checks. I believe it's pretty cool stuff.
Doug Carn and his West Coast Organ Band Search For Peace N
Free For All Doodlin' Records 2019
A McCoy Tyner composition. Doug Carn on organ; Howard Wiley; tenor sax; Dr. Teodross Avery; tenor sax; Deszon Claiborne; drums.
Delbert McClinton And Self-Made Men + Dana Let's Get Down Like We Used To Do N
Tall, Dark, & Handsome Hot Shot Records 2019
Brand new Delbert, with an album that is exceptionally strong. This one's gonna have legs.
Sean Wheeler Hey Cowboy
Sand in My Blood Little Village Foundation 2017
Desert legend Sean Wheeler, captured in magnificent fashion by Kid Andersen. This is one of Wheeler's own compositions (along with Troy Van Leeuwen).
George Thorogood and the Destroyers Drifter's Escape
The Hard Stuff Eagle Rock Entertainment 2006
I think this is a very cool and extremely respectful version of this Bob Dylan tune. Actually, this entire album - almost completely overlooked - is excellent.
Randy McAllister & The Scrappiest Band in the Motherland We Can't Be Friends (If You Don't Like Jimmy Reed)
Triggers Be Trippin Reaction Records 2017
A road-dog, roadhouse artist if there ever was one, who truly shines during live performance. This cat is great, and one of the good guys.
The Detroit Emeralds My Dreams Have Got the Best of Me
Greatest Hits Westbound/Ace 1998
Folks, I dig this band so much. The harmonies...the harmonies!!!
All St. Louis Revue (with Al Holliday & the East Side Rhythm) Play One More (ft Eugene Johnson) L N
All St. Louis Revue Vol. 1 Gaslight 2019
A cool project, all recorded live, over just a couple sessions. This one features the great St. Louis singing bassist Eugene Johnson.
Johnny Hernandez Ain't No Big Thing
Look at My Soul - The Latin Shade of Texas Soul Nacional Records 2018
This album, which went totally under that radar last year, is chock full of groovy goodness. Whew - it's drippin' groovy goodness!
Harmonica Shah Blues Band featuring Howard Glazer I Heard You Was At the Casino
Tell It to Your Landlord Electro-Fi Records 2003
This cat, Harmonica Shah, IS the real deal. Detroit blues in yo' face. I love this guy's music!
Lobster I Don't Need No Policeman L N
St. Louis Blues Society Presents: 18 in 18 St. Louis Blues Society 2019
Keesley Lobster, singing and groovin', and also with the composition credit. Rick McDonough, John May, Dean Minderman & Popcorn Louden as the band.
Tonina Nina L N
The Sound of St. Louis: Jazz Compilation, Vol. 1 Kranzberg Arts Foundation 2019
Composed by our own Tonina Saputo, who also plays bass (and is singing, of course). David Gomez, sax/ Joseph Ferber, guitar; Keith Bowman, drums.
Igor Prado & Justgroove Lay Around & Love On You N
Digital Single Chico Blues Records 2019
Brazil's Igor Prado with his new project, Justgroove.
T-Bone Walker Papa Ain't Salty
T-Bone Blues Atlantic Records 1989
This album is THE place to begin your T-Bone Walker collection, then work backward. Mean Old World was recorded in 1956, in L.A., by Atlantic's Nesuhi Ertegun.
Albert Collins Pushin'
The Complete Imperial Recordings EMI Records 1991
A great 2 cd set featuring fantastic tracks recorded in 1969 and 1970.
Jimmy McCracklin I Finally Got You
High On The Blues Fantasy/Stax 1992
Released by Stax but recorded at Willie Mitchell's Hi Records' studios because Stax knew Mitchell was perfect for capturing McCracklin's soul/blues sound. And they were right - originally released as the Yesterday Is Gone LP.
David Dee Going Fishing L
Going Fishing Ginos Records 1985
Produced by Gene Norman and the legend himself, Oliver Sain; recorded at Sain's Archway Studios.
T-Bone Walker T-Bone Blues Special
T-Bone Blues Atlantic Records 1989
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram Love Ain't My Favorite Word N
Kingfish Alligator Records 2019
Only 20 years old and already a powerful performer and composer. It's going to be so enjoyable watching this young man do his own thing.
Michael Burks Can You Read Between the Lines?
Show of Strength Alligator Records 2012
Composed by the wonderful soul team of Clarence Reid and Willie Clarke (out of Miami). Sadly, this was Burks' finest album and also his last. St. Louis was a 2nd home to Michael Burks, and I miss him.
Lee Moses California Dreamin'
Time and Place (Expanded Edition) Essential Media Group 2011
Lee Moses, singing and slinging his own lead guitar. Powerful music from a fantastic musical era, originally released in 1971.
Mavis Staples Let's Do It Again (Live) N
Live in London Anti/Epitaph 2019
Just a road-hardened road combo of 3 musicians, 2 vocalist, & Mavis. You just don't need any more than than when you have this crew doing it's thing...again and again.