Sun, 24 June 2007
This week's playlist:
• Never Look Back by Andy Cowan, included on the compilation BAR, Vol, 4 (2007), available from BluesandRootsPromotions.com. This version of Never Look Back is from a forthcoming ABC/Warner Music Australia DVD entitled Sweet Release. Visit AndyCowan.com.au for more information.
• Talkin' To My Baby by Mississippi Shakedown, included on the compilation BAR, Vol, 4 (2007), available from BluesandRootsPromotions.com. Visit MississippiShakedown.com.au for more information and to buy their CD, Mississippi Shakedown.
• She's Leavin' by The Phantom Freeway Rhythm & Blues Revue, from Callin' In Rich. The band's page at the Podsafe Music network is here (where you can hear several more tracks). Poke Chop, their lead guitarist, moved to Portland, ME last year. Visit Poke-Chop.com to learn more about Poke Chop's current band, Poke Chop and the Other White Meats, and see pictures of the Phantom Freeway reunion held May 5, 2006, at Ziggie's in Denver.
• I'm Gonna Leave This Town by Howard "Guitar" Luedtke, from Bake Sale, Volume Four (2007), available by mail from the Great Northern Blues Society. Howard's album Face to Face with the Blues (1996), which also includes I'm Gonna Leave This Town, is available from CD Baby.com. Visit the GNBS site and HowardLuedtke.com for more information.
• Let It Be In Memphis by Watermelon Slim, from Big Shoes to Fill (2003), available from the store at Slim's site, NorthernBlues.com, and the iTMS. Special thanks to Chris "Wick" Hardwick of Southern Artist Management.
• Road House by Ed Stallman, one of three free downloads from Download.com. Visit Ed's SoundClick.com page for more information, or to listen and download (for $$) some of the dozens of tracks Ed has available there.
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. Be sure to read Today's Chicago Blues by Karen Hanson, an excellent guide to all things blues in present-day Chicago.