Sun, 1 July 2007
This week's playlist:
• Po' Boy by Paul Yates, included on the compilation Blues And Roots, Vol, 4 (2007), available from BluesandRootsPromotions.com. Po' Boy is from Paul's debut CD Mr. Bowman (release date unknown). Also available: But Of Course (2004) from Guitar 9 Records.
• Hot Wire (My Heart) by Blue Voodoo, also from Hot Wire (My Heart) (2007).
• Hoochie Coochie Man by Muddy Waters, from The Lost Tapes (1999), available from BlindPigRecords.com and the iTMS. Visit this page at the Blind Pig site, which provides excellent background information about The Lost Tapes and the players who appear on the album.
• Big Bee by Reverend Raven, from Bake Sale, Volume Four (2007), available from the Great Northern Blues Society. Big Bee is also the title track of the Rev.'s brand new CD, which is available from BlueslandRecords.com, CD Baby and the iTMS. Visit ReverendRaven.com for more information.
• Ballad of John Lee by Brad Wilson, from Rockin' The Blues (2007), available for sale at Brad's gigs. Brad has eight other albums for sale from CD Baby and the iTMS. He also has a long list of individual tracks for sale through Napster. Visit BradWilsonLive.com for more information.
Mentioned during this show: Fat Freddy's Cat.
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.