Sun, 8 July 2007
This week's playlist:
• Funky Driveway by The Steve Cohen Blues Band w/Greg Koch, from Bake Sale, Volume Four (2007), available from the Great Northern Blues Society. Funky Driveway is also a track on Steve's own CD Mixed Feelings (2005), which is available from the store at his site, CD Baby and the iTunes Music Store. Visit Steve's site for more information.
• Let Me Down Easy by Bettye LaVette, obtained as a single for podcast play from the Podsafe Music Network; also available as a digital download on a 2006 album entitled Bettye LaVette Selected Hits, compiled by Charly Records and available from the iTMS. Visit BettyeLaVette.com to buy other CDs, read reviews and for much more information.
• Run Home To Mama by Danny Burton, included on the compilation Blues And Roots, Vol. 4 (2007), available from BluesandRootsPromotions.com in Australia. Run Home To Mama is from Danny's 2005 CD Take a Step Back. Visit Danny's MySpace page for more information and to hear several other tracks.
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.