Sun, 4 January 2009
This week's playlist:
• Ain't Nothin' But The Blues (5:35), (I Wanna Be A) Hoochie Mama (3:37) and Move On Blues (4:05), by The Snake Charmers, from Been Gone Too Long (2008), which is scheduled for release Jan. 18th, 2008. Visit TheSnakeCharmers.net and The Snake Charmers' MySpace page for more information.
• Bowin' to the Main Man (4:52 ) by Kate Hart, from Alone Again With Friends (2008); available as an individual track from Kate's MySpace page, and the album is available from the ITMS. Visit KateHart.com for more information.
• I'll Find Someone Who Will (5:10) by by Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps, from Oh Yeah (2003), available from the music page of her Web site, CD Baby and the iTMS. Visit TeresaJames.com for more information.
• Diamond Ring (6:08), by Moreland & Arbuckle, from 1861 (2008); available from the store at their site, NorthernBlues.com and the iTMS. Visit KingSnakesBlues.com and their MySpace page for more information.
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.