Mon, 4 January 2010
This week's playlist:
• It's Never Too Hard To Be Humble (4:44) by Watermelon Slim, from Escape From The Chicken Coop (2009), available from NorthernBlues Music and the iTunes Music Store. Visit WatermelonSlim.com for more information.
• Homegrown (Radio Mix) (3:42) by The Kelly Bell Band, from Phat Blues Music (1998), available at the band's page at Garageband, the Phat store at their site, or from the iTMS. Visit PhatBlues.com for more information.
• You Let Me Down (6:46), Common Man (4:01) and Shoot 'Em Up (4:12), all by Ramblin Dawgs, and all from Shoot 'Em Up (2009); available from the store at their site and the iTMS. Visit RamblinDawgs.com for more information.
• Like The Bad Girls Do (2:47) by Jacks O' Diamonds, from Here There & Everywhere (2009). To buy Here There & Everywhere, send email to jdofjacksodiamonds (at) yahoo (dot) com. Visit JacksODiamonds.net for more information.
• Stone Cold Blues (5:27), Mississippi Mud (4:36) and Bad in a Good Way (5:21), all by Omar & the Howlers, and all from Boogie Man (2003); available from Amazon.com and the iTMS. Visit OmarAndTheHowlers.com and their MySpace page for more information.
• Foul Weather Blues (3:30) by Harpdog Brown. To buy Harpdog's most recent CD, Once in a Howlin' Moon, visit HarpdogBrown.com. Visit Harpdog's Garageband page or his MySpace page for more information.
Mentioned during this show: AirplayDirect.
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Primary 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; and BluesCritic.com.
For things to do in Chicago: The Local Tourist.
(Something noteworthy being done by a hard working and very talented friend of mine: Flamenco Chicago)
(The music you hear on Murphy's Saloon comes to you courtesy of the artists and their labels. One of the following may have provided assistance: IODA PROMONET, AirplayDirect, RadioSubmit.com, the Podsafe Music Network, Download.com or Garageband.com, )