Sun, 12 April 2009
This week's playlist:
• Big Mary's (3:13) by The Hipnotics, a Kansas City-area blues band, that is unfortunately defunct, as far as I can tell from online searches. If you know otherwise, please contact me, and I will include a correction in a future episode.
• Can't Ever Let You Go (5:10), I Just Want To Cry (4:00) and The Other Side Of The World (5:39), all by Nicole Hart and all from Treasure (2009); available after April 14th from the Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores, as well as online through J&R Music World, Amazon.com, and the Blues Leaf Records' page at CD Universe. The CD will also be for sale through TheNRGBand.com and at every performance. Visit TheNRGBand.com for more information.
• Baby Please Don't Go (3:24) by Lightnin' Hopkins, recorded during a live performance at the Ash Grove, the legendary Hollywood coffeehouse; made available to Murphy's Saloon 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.
To contact me: in addition to email - murphyssaloon(at)gmail(dot)com - you can contact me through: Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. You are also welcome to write reviews in iTunes, as long as your review has to do with the show content.
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.