Mon, 20 November 2006
This week's playlist:
• Please Let Me Explain by Rev. Raven and the Chain-Smoking Altar Boys, featuring Madison Slim, from Live At Blues On Grand (2004), available from CD Baby and the iTunes Music Store. The iTMS also has the Rev's albums Slow Burn (2004) and Big Bee (2006).
• How Many Times by Eric Coslop, from a single first released in 2001. Eric has a page at Garageband.com, as does his current band The Curbfinders. In the early '90s, Eric also contributed to a series of CDs by the Home At Last Band.
• Go Tell It on the Mountain by Jimmie Bratcher, from Man! It's Christmas (2006), available Nov. 24th from Jimmie's online store. Jimmie's other albums are available from his site, as well as the iTMS and Amazon.com. For more information, visit JimmieBratcher.com and his MySpace page.
• Rollin' by Maria Daines, a single obtained from the Podsafe Music Network. Two albums of Maria's music are available from the iTMS: Treebone and Brother of the Road (both 2005). For more information about Maria, and her partner (and guitarist) Paul Killington, visit Maria-Daines.com.
• Too Late to Try to Do Right by Root Doctor and The Sofa King Horns, from Been A Long Time Coming (2006), available from CD Baby, Amazon.com, CD Universe and Barnes & Noble. For more information, visit RootDoctorBand.com.
• No Time for Singing the Blues by Detroit Women, a pre-release podcasting exclusive to Murphy's Saloon from their forthcoming album Sassitude. The Detroit Women CD Rattle Your Cage (2005) is available from CD Baby, Silk City Records, the iTunes Music Store and Amazon.com. Be sure to check out their site at DetroitWomen.org.
Mentioned sometime during this show: The MTA Song, Ubercaster, foie gras, GourmetCruelty.com and the Chicago City Council's decision to ban the sale of foie gras in the city. And don't forget to send Detroit Women some love with an email to Peggy Blue, their publicist, at pblue(at)detroitwomen(dot)org.
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 #49 courtesy of these independent artists and the Podsafe Music Network, where I obtained many of these tracks)