Sun, 12 November 2006
This week's playlist:
• No Time for Singing the Blues by Detroit Women, a pre-release podcasting exclusive to Murphy's Saloon from their forthcoming album Sassitude. Their CD Rattle Your Cage (2005) is available from CD Baby, Silk City Records, the iTunes Music Store and Amazon.com. The Detroit Women song Old Weakness is included in a compilation called iTunes Essentials: Detroit. Be sure to check out their site at DetroitWomen.org.
• She What? by Bad Influence, from Tastes Like Chicken (2001), available from CD Baby. CD Baby also carries their 1996 album Where We Been (1996). For more information, visit BadInfluenceBand.com or their MySpace page.
• Second Hand Man by Carey Bell and Junior Wells, from Harp Attack! (1990), which also includes James Cotton and/or Billy Branch on some tracks. Harp Attack! is available from Alligator Records, the iTunes Music Store and Amazon.com.
• Just A Fool by Big Hammer. For more information, visit their Garageband 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 #48 courtesy of the artists and the Podsafe Music Network, where I obtained many of these tracks)