Wed, 11 February 2009
This week's playlist:
• Whole Lotta Trouble (6:14), Wanna Tell (3:45) and Looka Here (4:05). all by George Friend and all from Looka Here (2004); available from Blues Leaf Records' page at CD Universe and the iTMS. Visit George's MySpace page for more information.
• Spider In My Stew (4:37) by Magic Slim & The Teardrops, and all from Midnight Blues (2008); available from Blind Pig Records and the iTMS. Visit this page at the Blind Pig Records site for more information.
Excellent sources of 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.