Sun, 15 June 2008
This week's playlist:
• Everybody's Down On Me, The Bloody Burmese Blues and Gearzy's Boogie, all by Watermelon Slim and the Workers, and all from No Paid Holidays (2008); available for pre-release orders at NorthernBlues.com. The announced release date is for No Paid Holidays is June 24th, 2008. Visit WatermelonSlim.com for more information.
• Jealous by The Homemade Jamz Blues Band, from Pay Me No Mind (2008); available for pre-release orders at NorthernBlues.com. Visit HomemadeJamzBand.com and their MySpace page for more information. Visit CBS News to see a great video feature story.
• Worried Life Blues by Dr. Charlie, from their DVD Three Good Reasons. Visit Dr-Charlie.com for more information and to order the DVD by email.
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.