Sun, 27 January 2008
This week's playlist:
• Harpin' On A Riff (instrumental) by Charlie Musselwhite, from The Harmonica According to Charlie Musselwhite (1994); available from BlindPigRecords.com and the iTunes Music Store. Visit CharlieMusselwhite.com for more information.
• Do Right by Juzzie Smith, from BAR, Volume 5 (2008); available from BluesAndRootsPromotions.com. Juzzie's CD, Happy Daze (2007), which also includes Do Right, is available from Vitamin Records. Visit JuzzieSmith.com for more information.
• If I Didn't Love You by Andrea Marr, from BAR, Volume 5 (2008); available from BluesAndRootsPromotions.com. Visit AndreaMarr.com for more information. Andrea's album Watch Me Work It (2006), which includes If I Didn't Love You, is available as downloads from the iTMS. The physical CD will be released next month in Australia and New Zealand. Andrea is also the only performer from outside the U.S. to be included on an American compilation called National Women in Blues (2007), available from JoMarRecords.com.
• Reference Tone by Jaimi Faulkner, from BAR, Volume 5 (2008); available from BluesAndRootsPromotions.com. Jaimi's latest release, Back To You (EP), is available from LastRecordStore.com Visit JaimiFaulkner.com for more information.
Mentioned during this show: the Harmonica Blowout at Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz, CA on Jan. 29th; Blues And Roots Promotions; BAR, Volume 4 - available from the iTMS; the International Blues Challenge.
Excellent online resources for more information about the blues: The Blues Foundation and the Delta Blues Museum; and be sure to download and listen to the DBM's top-notch (and free) podcast, the Uncensored History of the Blues. Be sure to read Today's Chicago Blues by Karen Hanson, an excellent guide to all things blues in present-day Chicago.