Sun, 8 April 2007
This week's playlist:
• Gotta Make Some Changes by Sweet Alice Hoskins and the Unfinished Business Blues Band, from Eyes Full Of Tears (2007), reportedly available from Leg Up Live Records, a division of L'lezra Entertainment Group. Purchasing music on line is supposed to be easy. However, after upwards of 30 minutes spent clicking links in every direction, I was unable to find a link where Eyes Full Of Tears can be purchased. I like to do far better than this by the artists I play, and somebody somewhere needs a good hard kick in the pants. Visit Alice's pages at IODA/PROMONET and SummitArtists.com for more information about Alice and her band.
• Rollin' by Barry McCabe, From Beyond The Tears (2006), available from CD Baby and the iTunes Music Store. Visit BarryMcCabe.com for more information and a list of other online music distributors that sell Barry's music.
• I'm Looking For A Miracle by the Phantom Blues Band, from Out of Shadows (2006), available from DeltaGrooveProductions.com and the iTMS. Visit the Phantom Blues Band page at the Delta Groove site for more information.
Also mentioned during this episode: Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues by Elijah Wald; this week's Murphy's Saloon Joke of the Week was courtesy of Bluesman Tom Malafarina.
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.