Sun, 26 April 2009
This week's playlist:
• The Other Side Of The World (5:39) by Nicole Hart, from Treasure (2009); available 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 is available through TheNRGBand.com and at all their performances. 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.
• Sweetness And Delight (5:10), Outrunning The Rain (4:31), and Chicago Blues (3:27), all by Jennifer Marriott & Odd Sheep Out, and all from Baa Baa Blue Sheep (2008); available from CD Baby and the iTMS. Visit JenniferMarriott.com for more information.
• Love's Lost and Found (4:47) by Mia Vermillion, from Alone Together With the Blues (2009); available from HipChickMusic.com, Rhapsody.com, Amazon MP3 and the iTMS. Visit MiaVermillion.com 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.
• She Know How to Love Me (4:26) 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.
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.