Sun, 10 December 2006
This week's playlist:
• Howling At The Moon by Kenny Neal, from Bayou Blood (1992), available from the store at Kenny's site, Alligator Records and the iTunes Music Store. Kenny also has a new Christmas CD entitled I'll Be Home For Christmas available at his site. To get a sense of how much music means to the Neal family, go here to read bios of all the other members of the Neal family who are musicians, too. To read Kenny's message to his fans, go here; and to send Kenny your best wishes, go here.
• Sock It To Me Santa by Detroit Women, a special Christmas single. Their new album Sassitude, is due to drop soon. 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.
• 2 the 4 by Jimmie Bratcher, from Man, It's Christmas! (2006), available 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.
• Luck Runs Out by Blue Plate Special, from Can You Dig It (2006), available from CD Baby, the iTMS and Amazon.com. Also available from CD Baby: The Blues Ain't Pretty (2000) and No Place To Fade (1998). The Blues Ain't Pretty and No Place To Fade are also now available from the iTMS. For more information, visit BluePlateSpecialBand.com.
Mentioned during this show: B.B. King to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Dec. 15th; Google Analytics; the Murphy's Saloon Store and the Murphy's Saloon Frappr! map.
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 #52 courtesy of the artists, their record labels and the Podsafe Music Network, where I obtained many of these tracks)