Sun, 29 June 2008
This week's playlist:
• Hypnotized, by Eddy Clearwater and Ronnie Baker Brooks, from West Side Strut (2008), available from Alligator Records and the iTMS. Visit this page at the Alligator Records site and this page at the Blind Pig Records site for more information.
• Less And Less Of You, Wasn't That Enough and That's What Love Will Make You Do by Janiva Magness. Less And Less Of You and Wasn't That Enough are from Bury Him At The Crossroads (2004), available from the store at Janiva's site, NorthernBlues Music, and the iTMS. That's What Love Will Make You Do is from What Love Will Do (2008), available from the store at Janiva's site, Alligator Records, and the iTMS. Visit JanivaMagness.com for more information.
• Kokomo Blues by David Jacobs-Strain, from Ocean Or A Teardrop (2004), available through the discography page at David's site, and from NorthernBlues.com and the iTMS. Visit DavidJacobs-Strain.com for more information.
• Bogart Bounces Again by JW-Jones, from Bluelisted (2008); Available by mail (and autographed, if you ask) from the store at JW-Jones.com; also from NorthernBlues Music and the iTMS. Visit both JW-Jones.com and this bio page at NorthernBlues Music for more information.
Mentioned during this show: I neglected to mention two groups for which Janiva Magness is a tireless advocate: Casey Family Programs and Foster Care Month; also - a Youtube video of Alejandro Escovedo and Bruce Springsteen performing Alejandro's new single "Wasn't I Always A Friend" live in Houston.
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.