Sun, 20 July 2008
This week's playlist:
• A Woman Knows by Janiva Magness, from Bury Him At The Crossroads (2004), available from the store at Janiva's site, NorthernBlues Music and the iTunes Music Store. Visit JanivaMagness.com for more information.
• Don't Bother Me, Cotton Picking Blues and Funky Bitch (Live), all by Son Seals. Don't Bother Me is from Midnight Son (1976); Cotton Picking Blues is from The Son Seals Blues Band (1973); and Funky Bitch (Live) is from Son Seals - Deluxe Edition (2002). All three albums are available from Alligator Records and the iTunes Music Store. Visit this page at Wikipedia and this Alligator Records page for more information.
• Can't Play A Playboy by JW-Jones, from Bluelisted (2008); available 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: two YouTube videos of Son Seals playing live can be found here and here; the documentary Journey Through The Blues: The Son Seals Story can be purchased through SonSeals.com.
Excellent online resources for more information about the blues: The Blues Foundation and the Delta Blues Museum. Be sure to subscribe 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.