Sun, 22 October 2006
This week's playlist:
• Rich Man's War by Steve Earle, from Live at Montreux 2005, available from the iTunes Music Store and Amazon.com. For more information and all things Earle, visit The Original Unofficial Steve Earle Site, which is filling in while SteveEarle.com is under construction.
• 1, 2, Gone by Poppa Dawg & Dogskin Suit, from Same Dog, New Suit (2005), available from DogskinSuit.com and PacificBlues.com. For more information, check Poppa Dawg's pages at MySpace.com, Garageband.com and SoundClick.com.
• I Like It Like That by Blue Plate Special, from Can You Dig It (2006), available from CD Baby and Amazon.com. Also available from CD Baby: The Blues Ain't Pretty (2000) and No Place To Fade (1998). No Place To Fade is also available from the iTMS. For more information, visit BluePlateSpecialBand.com.
• I Need You by Ernie Van Veen and The Van Veen Band, from Drive (2005), available from CD Baby. A solo CD, One Tiny Life (2004) is also available from CD Baby. For more information, visit VanVeen.net.
• Better Get To Steppin' by The Mescal Sheiks, from their album The World Is Not My Home (2006), available from CD Baby and the iTMS. For more information, visit MescalSheiks.com or their MySpace page.
• Don't Know (Whose Life I'm Living) by The Hitman Blues Band, from Blooztown (2000), available at their online store, CD Baby and the iTMS. For more information about The Hitman Blues Band, visit HitmanBluesBand.com or their MySpace page.
Excellent online resources for more information about the blues: The Blues Foundation and the Delta Blues Museum; and be sure to download and listen to the DBM's top-notch (and free) podcast, the Uncensored History of the Blues.
(Music on Murphy's Saloon #45 courtesy of the artists and the Podsafe Music Network, where I obtained many of these tracks)