Thu, 25 December 2008
This week's playlist:
• A Little Kissing (3:54) by Erna Ferry, from Harmonica Masters of New Zealand (2008); available from HarmonicaMasters.co.nz, Amplifier.co.nz and the iTMS. Visit HarmonicaMasters.co.nz for more information.
• Hard Luck Woman (3:26) by Sean Costello, from We Can Get Together (2008); available from Delta Groove Music and the iTMS. Visit SeanCostello.com and this page at the Delta Groove Productions site for more information.
• Tell It Like It Is (3:36), Blues Makes Me Feel So Good (3:54), and Why Me (3:07), all by Albert Cummings, and all from Feel So Good (2008); available from the store at Albert's site, BlindPigRecords.com and the iTMS. Visit AlbertCummings.com for more information.
• It Ain't Christmas Without You (3:55) by Tequila Mockingbirds, from Christmas Time of Year (2007); available from the store at GeorgeFletcher.com. Visit GeorgeFletcher.com and the Tequila Mockingbird's MySpace page for more information.
• Give Me A Second Chance For Christmas (3:17) by Mike Viola and the Candy Butchers, from Let's Get Christmas (1999); available from the store at Mike's site and the iTMS. Visit MikeViola.com for more information.
Mentioned during this show: Bob Margolin's story, which first appeared in Blues Revue Magazine #20, called Muddy Waters -- Can't Be Satisfied; and visit the Press Box section of AlbertCummings.com if you'd like to see videos, hear live audio clips and read some reviews. And if you want to read about Albert's other career as a fourth generation home builder in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, you can read this story from CNNMoney.com. You can find the IndieFeed Blues channel here and/or here.
Excellent resources for more information about the blues: The Blues Foundation and the Delta Blues Museum; be sure to download and listen to the DBM's top-notch (and free) podcast, the Uncensored History of the Blues; BluesRevue.com, the online home of Blues Revue magazine; BigCityBluesMag.com, the online home of Big City Blues magazine; BluesCritic.com.
Be sure to read Today's Chicago Blues by Karen Hanson, an excellent guide to all things blues in present-day Chicago.
For up-to-the-minute news about things to do in Chicago: TheLocalTourist.com.