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This week, we begin with Etta Britt paying tribute to one of her heroes, Delbert McClinton. We move from there into music from second generation star Murali Coryell, and the playlist is filled with amazing tunes the rest of the way through – including a new release by the legendary Dr. John! The good doctor has just released an album in tribute to the great Louis Armstrong, and the selection featured on this show is a duet with Shemekia Copeland, “Sweet Hunk o Trash,” that Louis Armstrong recorded with Billie Holiday.

Courtesy Flaming Cheese Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Play My Song.” The track comes off the new EP, The Back On Track Recording Project, by The Jordan Patterson Band.

Jordan Patterson grew up listening to Blues greats, and was heavily influenced by harmonica players like James Cotton and Paul Butterfield. His debut, Give me A Chance was well received and featured guest appearances by Bobby Rush and Bobby Parker. Jordan Patterson then took several years off to forge a successful career behind the scenes of the music business. He was a tour manager and promoter for huge pop stars and venues.

The fire to perform grew hotter over the years, and Jordan has put together a new band. This EP is a preview of the upcoming full-length album they are preparing for release later this year. Make sure to scroll below this week’s playlist and watch a behind the scenes video with Jordan Patterson discussing these sessions, as well as a music video for “Heartbreaker,” another song off this EP! You can also find more information on his official website JordanPatterson.ca

1. Etta Britt – Somebody To Love You – Etta Does Delbert
2. Murali Coryell – Kiss Me First – Restless Mind
3. Albert Castiglia – Love One Another – Solid Ground
4. Fathead – Evil Eye – Fatter Than Ever
5. Vincent Hayes – The Grind – The Grind
6. Sena Ehrhardt – Slow Down – Live My Life
7. Candye Kane – You Ain’t All That – Coming Out Swingin’
8. Chris O’Leary Band – Louisiana Woman – Live At Blues Now!
9. Susan O’Neil – Sugar Daddy – Louisville Blues Compilation Vol II
10. Dr. John – Sweet Hunk o Trash ft Shemekia Copeland – Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit Of Satch
11. Honey Roy – Family – Family
12. Arthur Migliazza – Suitcase Blues – Laying It Down
13. Jordan Patterson Band – Play My Song – The Back On Track Recording Project EP

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The show kicks off this week with a brand new release from Elvin Bishop, and we never take our foot off the throttle. Episode 1431 is stacked and packed with great tunes, including that opening number from Elvin Bishop (which features Charlie Musselwhite on harmonica.) Make sure to scroll below this week’s playlist and watch a great video featuring behind the scenes footage with Elvin and friends in the studio during the production of his latest album Can’t Even Do Wrong Right.

In addition, there’s a set of live music, kicking off with new Coco Montoya. There is also several truly independent releases, such as Blue Moon Marquee, Kaye Bohler, and more!

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The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is the track “Big Mama.” It comes off the buzzworthy release from Alexis P Suter Band titled Love The Way You Roll.

This album is getting a lot of attention from the Blues community, and rightfully so. The music is top notch, and this track is the perfect example of why this album is blowing doors off. Alexis P Suter Band is on the road, working hard to promote the CD, and you can find out more about their tour stops, the album, and the band by visiting AlexisPSuter.com

1. Elvin Bishop – Old School – Can’t Even Do Wrong Right
2. Coco Montoya – I Got A Mind To Travel – Songs From The Road
3. Kelly Richey – Fast Drivin’ Mama – Live At The Blue Wisp
4. Chaz DePaolo – Chicago 101 – One Night Live In Iona
5. Billy Branch & Sons of the Blues – Back Alley Cat – Blues Shock
6. Missy Anderson – Whole Lotta Nuthin’ – In The Moment
7. Makuini – I Just Want to Make Love To You – Blues In My Bones
8. Kaye Bohler – Handle the Curves – Handle The Curves
9. Johnny Drummer – Another Rooster Is Pecking My Hen – Bad Attitude
10. Blue Moon Marquee – Pipeliner Blues – Lonesome Ghosts
11. Steve Dawson – Rattlesnake Cage – Rattlesnake Cage
12. Berdon Kirksaether – Another One Going Down – Latenighters Under A Full Moon
13. Alexis P. Suter Band – Big Mama – Love The Way You Roll

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It’s been a truly incredible summer for new Blues music, and this week’s shift inside the Home for New & Independent Blues Music strikes the perfect balance between big name new releases and truly independent artists. You’ll hear new tunes from Joe Bonamassa, JP Soars and Sugar Ray & the Bluetones; as well as listen to incredible songs off self released records from AC Myles, Doug Prescott Band and more!

There’s also a track that, at first glance, you’ll think we’ve played before. Duncan Street, following the amazing reception from Blues fans for their stripped down song “Watermelon, Barbecue & Beer,” went back into the studio and recorded a brand new mix featuring a full band, horns and backup singers. The song remains the same, but the recording is something completely new!

Courtesy Blue Corn Music

Courtesy Blue Corn Music

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Singing the Blues” by Ruthie Foster. Her new album, Promise Of A Brand New Day, is available beginning August 19, 2014 from Blue Corn Music. The record has a dozen songs and guest appearances by Doyle Bramhall II and Toshi Reagon. Promise Of A Brand New Day was produced by Meshell Ndegeocello. Ruthie Foster, the Blues Music Award winning and Grammy Nominated singer and songwriter, is touring in support of this new release. You can find her complete tour schedule, additional album information, and much more on her official website, RuthieFoster.com

1. AC Myles – Queen Bee – Reconsider Me
2. JP Soars – Back to Broke – Full Moon Night In Memphis
3. Damon Fowler – Sounds Of Home – Sounds Of Home
4. Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades of Blue – Different Shades Of Blue
5. Doug Prescott Band – A Month In Texas – Karma & The Big Caboose
6. Duncan Street – Watermelon, Barbecue & Beer (Remix) (Radio Single)
7. Morgan Davis – Now That Hubert Is Gone – I Got My Own
8. Too Slim & the Taildraggers – The Light – Anthology
9. Jim Byrnes – The Journey Home – St. Louis Times
10. Sugar Ray & the Bluetones – It’s Never As Bad As It Looks – Living Tear To Tear
11. Sunny Lowdown – Red Devil Blues – The Blues Volume Low
12. Laith Al-Saadi – Complete Disgrace – Real
13. Ruthie Foster – Singing the Blues – Promise Of A Brand New Day

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It’s another great shift inside the Home for New & Independent Blues Music, this week, with some stellar tracks composing this show’s playlist. There are a few big names, several truly independent artists, and a wide spectrum of Blues styles.

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This week’s featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Trouble No More.” The new version of the Muddy Waters classic comes from the brand new album For Pops: A Tribute To Muddy Waters. That album is by Mud Morganfield and Kim Wilson, and it is available from Severn Records beginning August 19, 2014.

In the liner notes to this CD, it is noted that following Severn releases individually by both Mud Morganfield and Kim Wilson’s Fabulous Thunderbirds, the label was overwhelmed with messages clamoring for Mud and Kim to collaborate. The two delightfully agreed, and the sessions were described a variety of ways, including magical, relaxed, and a true family affair. The top tier band assembled for these sessions all recorded live to tape in the same room, to capture the magic of the moment and the love of the music.

For Pops features 14 songs, mixing Muddy’s own compositions and songs from others that he recorded in his lifetime. There’s also a wide selection of tracks from his catalog, as opposed to running down his greatest hits. The album is highly anticipated, and will be regarded as one of the year’s best. Make sure to check out the video below this week’s playlist from Mud Morganfield’s official YouTube channel, featuring another song off this album.

You can find additional information about Mud Morganfield, Kim Wilson, and Severn Records at the following links:
MudMorganfieldSite.com
FabulousThunderbirds.com
SevernRecords.com

1. Ray Bonneville – Lone Freighter’s Wail – Easy Gone
2. Steve Freund with Gloria Hardiman – That’s All Right – Set Me Free
3. The MacKenzie Blues Band – Aint Tryin To Hide – Slam! Bam!
4. Laura Rain and the Caesars – Closer – Closer
5. Eddie Cotton – Leave Love Alone – Here I Come
6. Catl – Shakin’ House Blues – This Shkin’ House
7. Luther Dickinson – Bar Band – Rock ‘N Roll Blues
8. Jimmy Thackery – Coffee and Chicken – Wide Open
9. Ty Curtis – All It Took – Water Under The Bridge
10. Bob Stroger & Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith – Clever Mama – Keepin’ It Together
11. Keb’ Mo’ – Do It Right – BluesAmericana
12. Dave “Hurricane” Hoerl – Pure & Simple Blues – Un-Twisted
13. Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson – Trouble No More – For Pops: A Tribute To Muddy Waters

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