Fri, 25 September 2009
This week's playlist:
• I Wanna Know (7:38) by Nick Moss & The Flip Tops, from Live At Chan's Combo Platter No. 2 (2009); available from Blue Bella Records, CD Baby and the iTunes Music Store. Visit this page at the Blue Bella site for more information.
• I Can't Go On This Way (4:05) by A.C. Reed, from I'm In The Wrong Business (1987), available from Alligator Records and the iTMS. Thanks also to AirplayDirect for helping make this track available. Visit this page at the Alligator site for more infomation.
• 18, 18 Wheeler (3:59), Should Have Done More (4:07) and Caterpillar Whine (Long Line Skinner) (4:14), all by Watermelon Slim and all from Escape From The Chicken Coop (2009), available from NorthernBlues Music and the iTMS. Visit for more information.
• I'll Find Someone Who Will (5:10) by by Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps, from Oh Yeah (2003), available from the music page of her Web site, CD Baby and the iTMS. Visit TeresaJames.com for more information.
• I Don't Believe (5:09) by David Herrero, from Austin To Chicago (2007); available from and the iTMS. Visit for more information.
• Built For Comfort (3:40) by Big Twits & The Mellow Fellows, from Live From Chicago! Bigger Than Life! (1987); available from Alligator Records and the iTMS. Thanks also to AirplayDirect for helping make this track available. Visit this page at the Alligator site for more information.
Mentioned during this show: Great Northern Blues Society's Blues ala Carte 2009.
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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.
(Something noteworthy being done by a remarkable long-ago friend of mine: Flamenco Chicago)