Sun, 31 May 2009
This week's playlist:
• Patron Saint of Pain (4:46) by Roy Rogers, from Split Decision (2009); available from this page at Roy's site, BlindPigRecords.com and the iTunes Music Store. Visit Roy-Rogers.com for more information.
• Power of the Pontchartrain (6:07) by Tab Benoit & Louisiana's LeRoux, from Power of the Pontchartrain (2007); available from the music page at Tab's site, ConcordMusicGroup.com and the iTMS. Visit TabBenoit.com for more information.
• Help (Somebody Please) (5:00), Right Here Right Now (4:27) and I Love 'Em (3:58), all from Right Here Right Now (2009) and all by Big James &The Chicago Playboys; available from BlindPigRecords.com. Earlier albums by the band are available from both CD Baby and the iTMS. But be careful - in both CD Baby and the iTMS, there is also a Hispanic rapper named Big James. Visit BigJames.com for more information.
• That's What Love Will Make You Do (3:22 )by Janiva Magness, from What Love Will Do (2008), available from the store at Janiva's site, Alligator Records, and the iTMS. Visit JanivaMagness.com for more information.
Mentioned during this show: Fat Possum Records.
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.