Wed, 18 November 2009
This week's playlist:
• Built For Comfort (3:40) by Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows, from Live From Chicago! Bigger Than Life! (1987); available from Alligator Records and the iTunes Music Store. Thanks also to AirplayDirect for helping make this track available. Visit this page at the Alligator site for more information.
• A Woman Like That (4:00) by Jacks O' Diamonds, from Find Something New (2006). To buy Find Something New, send email to jdofjacksodiamonds (at) yahoo (dot) com. Visit JacksODiamonds.net for more information.
• You Don't Love Me (5:10), You Think I'd Know Better By Now (5:08) and Fear No Evil (3:51), all by Coco Montoya and all from The Essential Coco Montoya (2009); available from Blind Pig Records and the iTMS. Visit CocoMontoya.com for more information.
• It was Born in the 20's (7:52), Find Yourself Another Man (5:39) and Don't Take Too Long (4:39), all by Dave Gross and all from Crawling the Walls (2009); available from the store at Dave's site, from the VizzTone Label Group store and the iTMS. Visit DaveGross.net for more information.
• No Cuttin Loose (5:46) by Nicole Hart, from Treasure (2009); available from 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.
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Recommended 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.
For things to do in Chicago: The Local Tourist.
A very cool Chicago-centric site - Forgotten Chicago.
(Something noteworthy being done by a remarkable long-ago friend of mine: Flamenco Chicago)