Tue, 15 September 2009
This week's playlist:
• Brick (4:36)by Albert Collins, from Frostbite (1980); available from Alligator Records and the iTMS. Visit the Wikipedia's entry about Albert and Albert's page at Alligator.com for more information.
• Fill 'Er Up (9:23), Try To Treat You Right (8:05) and I Wanna Know (7:38), all by Nick Moss & The Flip Tops and all from Live At Chan's Combo Platter No. 2 (2009); available from Blue Bella Records, CD Baby and the iTMS. Visit this page at the Blue Bella site for more information.
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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.