Mon, 23 March 2009
This week's playlist:
• Stay Here In Your Arms (3:17) by Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm, from 2 Man Wrecking Crew (2008); available from Delta Groove Productions and the iTunes Music Store. Visit LightninMalcolm.com and their MySpace page for more information.
• I Shall Not Be Moved (4:48) by Mississippi John Hurt, from a July 1st, 1964, live performance at the Ash Grove, the legendary Hollywood coffeehouse; by special arrangement with (and endless thanks to) Andrew Goodrich of Wolfgang's Vault, which will soon have available many, many live performances that were recorded at the Ash Grove during its heyday, 1958-1973.
• Gin House Blues (3:16) by Nicole Hart, from Treasure (2009). Treasure will be released April 14th, and orders can be placed at Blues Leaf Records' page at CD Universe. Visit Nicole's MySpace page for more information.
• Baby's Like A Train (4:53) by Robert Stanley, from Roadman's Hammer (2008); available from DigStation.com, CDConnection.com and the iTunes Music Store. Visit RoadmansHammer.com and Robert's MySpace page for more information.
• That Boy (3:40) and Dirtfloorcracker (3:37), both by JJ Grey & Mofro, and both from Lochloosa (2004); available from the band's online store and the iTMS. Visit Mofro.net and this page at the Alligator Records site for more information.
• Who (4:36) by Nappy Brown, from Long Time Coming (2007); available from Blind Pig Records and the iTMS. Visit this page at the Blind Pig Records site, and the Nappy Brown article at Wikipedia for more information.
Mentioned during this show: The Ash Grove; Music of the Ash Grove; Mississippi John Hurt; Wolfgang's Vault; The Great Northern Blues Society's Blues Cafe 2009.
To contact me: in addition to email - murphyssaloon(at)gmail(dot)com - you can contact me through the following social networking sites: Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. You are also welcome to write reviews in iTunes.
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.