Sun, 10 September 2006
This week's playlist:
• New Stagger Lee Blues by Ross Neilsen, from his CD Where I'm From (2005), available exclusively from Landwash Distribution. For more information and other tracks, visit Ross' site and his page at the PodSafe Music Network.
• Dance Away The Blues by The Vargas Blues Band, with guest vocalist Devon Allman, from Love, Union, Peace (2005). To purchase Love, Union, Peace or any of Jose Vargas' 14 other albums, visit VargasBlues.com. A schedule of upcoming shows by the VBB is here.
• Something Wonderful by Jon Dee Graham & The Fighting Cocks, from a July 2, 2006 live set at FitzGerald's, one of the very best live music clubs in the Chicago area. The studio version of Something Wonderful is on the album Full (2006), available from LoneStarMusic.com or the iTMS. For more information about Jon Dee and his music, visit JonDeeGraham.com.
• They Call Me Watermelon Slim by Watermelon Slim, from Big Shoes to Fill (2003), available from the store at Slim's site and NorthernBlues.com, as well as the iTMS and Amazon.com. Thanks also to Chris "Wick" Hardwick of Southern Artist Management.
The Blues Foundation and the Delta Blues Museum are excellent online resources for more information about the blues. Be sure to download and listen to the DBM's top-notch (and free) podcast, Uncensored History of the Blues.
Please note: If this is your first visit, please feel free to skip the first 10-12 episodes of Murphy's Saloon, which you may find are of sub-par quality, sound-wise. If you decide to listen, just know that while the music is great, my voice may seem muffled in many of those shows.
(Music on Murphy's Saloon #39 courtesy of the artists and the Podsafe Music Network, where I downloaded some of these tracks)