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The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Keen & Peachy.” It comes off the new album by Ian Siegal, The Picnic Sessions, which is available now from Nugene Records. For the album, Ian traveled back to Mississippi to meet up with friends Jimbo Mathus, Alvin “Youngblood” Hart, Luther Dickinson, and Cody Dickinson. Cody also produced the album, and the group successfully captured the front porch feel that they set out to create.

You can find out more about Ian Siegal, The Picnic Sessions, and tour dates on his official website, Scroll down and check out the video of Ian performing “Gallo del Cielo,” another song off this CD, courtesy of the Beverley Blues Festival.

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1. Tad Robinson – Lonely Talking – Day Into Night
2. The Cash Box Kings – Download Blues – Holding Court
3. Nancy Wright – Funkin’ It Up – Putting Down Roots
4. Original Legends of the Blues – Royal & St. Pete – Still Carrying The Flame
5. Tweed Funk – Blues In My Soul – First Name Lucky
6. Steve Earle – Terraplane Blues – Terraplane Blues Vinyl Single
7. Robert Johnson – Terraplane Blues – Terraplane Blues Vinyl Single
8. Randy Volin and the Hard Ones – Brand New Day – Detroit Thang
9. Michael Burks – Got a Way With Women – The Best Of Michael “Iron Man” Burks
10. Gaye Adegbalola & The Wild Rutz – Fireballin’ – Is It Still Good To Ya?
11. JD Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers – Apples and Oranges – Wild Moon
12. JD McPherson – It Shook Me Up – Let The Good Times Roll
13. Ian Siegal – Keen and Peachy – The Picnic Sessions

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The Vinyl Report: Big Mama Thornton

Two classic albums from one of the greatest Blues shouters of all time will be re-released April 21, 2015 on limited edition vinyl LP. Arhoolie Records is reissuing Big Mama Thornton’s In Europe and The Queen At Monterey, and each album will be pressed on their own distinct colored vinyl.

thornton-ineuropeIn Europe, originally released in 1966, was recorded on October 20, 1965 as a part of the Folk Blues Festival tour that crossed Europe that year. Thornton was backed by a legendary band that consisted of Buddy Guy (guitar,) Big Walter “Shakey” Horton (harmonica,) Fred Below (drums,) Eddie Boyd (keys,) and Jimmie Lee Robinson (bass.)

This new LP of In Europe comes in full mono, with the platter pressed in red vinyl limited to 500 copies.

thornton-montereyBig Mama: The Queen At Monterey, also known as Big Mama Thornton With Muddy Waters Blues Band and Big Mama And The Chicago Blues Band was also originally released in 1966. As you may have guessed, Willie Mae Thornton is backed by Muddy Waters and his knockout lineup of Blues heavyweights that include Otis Spann (keys,) James Cotton (harmonica,) Sammy Lawhorn (guitar,) Luther Johnson (bass,) and Fracis Clay (drums.)

This record was cut from Big Mama’s performance at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1966, and the new LP release is pressed in a translucent gold platter that is limited to 500 copies.

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This shift on Full-Time Blues Radio features a dozen songs, and every one of them comes off an album that has never been featured on the show before! It’s a part of our continued commitment to bring you the widest variety of new Blues music. In the midst of all of this great new music, you’ll see there are three international releases, this week, from the UK, Finland and Australia!

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The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Whiskey Train,” a fantastic track off the album Electric Field Holler by Anthony Gomes. This CD was released March 17, 2015, and it debuted at number 3 on the Billboard Top 10 Blues chart. It’s a terrific album of straight ahead Blues Rock. Purists will likely shy away from this release if they can’t handle the heavy stuff; but the folks out there who like their Blues loud are going to eat this up!

Make sure to check out the video located below this week’s playlist. It comes to us from Anthony Gomes’ official YouTube channel, and it takes you behind the scenes of the recording sessions for Electric Field Holler. Anthony wrote or co-wrote all of the songs from this album. You can find complete details on the CD, his tour schedule, and much more, on his official website

Courtesy Red House Records

This week, “The Vinyl Report” has information and a track from Charlie Parr’s upcoming release, Stumpjumper. This is the 13th album overall for this songwriter/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist, but it marks Charlie Parr’s label debut with Red House Records.

Stumpjumper is scheduled for release on April 28, 2015. It will be available on vinyl-LP, as well as in digital formats and CD. Out of the 12 tracks on the disc, 11 are original compositions; but the song chosen for this week’s show is an original interpretation of a song that has been around for over a century: “Delia.”

1. NMO (North Mississippi Osborne) – Lonely Love – Freedom & Dreams
2. Debbie Davies – It’s All Blues – Love Spin
3. Barbara Blue – Love Is After Me – Memphis Blue – Sweet, Strong & Tight
4. Rusty Wright Band – Ain’t That the Blues – Wonder Man
5. T Belly – Respectable Man – Dead Men Don’t Pray (UK)
6. Sidney Green Street Band – Bama Bounce – SGSB
7. Charlie Parr – Delia – Stumpjumper **Vinyl**
8. Ray Cashman – Let the Good Times Roll – Desolation
9. Clayton Doley – Crooked Crawl – Bayou Billabong (Australia)
10. Slam Allen – All Because of You – Feel These Blues
11. Turn On – Find Another Fool – Diamond In The Rough (Finland)
12. Anthony Gomes – Whiskey Train – Electric Field Holler

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Listen: Spiritual Side 2015

Listen: Episode 1515

Following an incredible run of special episodes focused on the Spiritual Side of the Blues (Listen HereAnd Here), Full-Time Blues Radio gets back to work on the best in new and independent Blues music.

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This week’s shift features new releases, as well as a new segment: The Vinyl Report. This occasional segment will provide information on new Blues music available for vinyl record enthusiasts. Vinyl record sales hit roughly 20 year highs in 2014, and artists from all genres are once again seeing the format as a viable option for releasing music to fans eager to get their hands on a great physical album.


This week, The Vinyl Report looks at Record Store Day, an annual event designed to promote community and support independent record stores across the world. One of the special edition releases that will be available exclusively on Record Store Day is A Little Something From The Road, Vol. 1 by The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. The EP features live performances recorded in 2014 at the KWS Band’s show in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Complete details on the release, and a link to find out the participating Record Store Day shops in your area are available on the official website at

Courtesy Arlen Roth

Courtesy Arlen Roth

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is a very special track. This new take on “Rocket 88″ is taken from Arlen Roth’s brand new album, Slide Guitar Summit, and it marks the very last recording session for the great Johnny Winter, who performs on this song with Roth. It’s an emotional honor for Arlen Roth, who admits that being a 16-year-old attending Woodstock, he was inspired seeing Johnny Winter perform.

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You can also purchase the album’s track, “Steel Guitar Rag” on Arlen’s online store. Click Here To Purchase

Be sure to scroll below the playlist, and watch the trailer for Brass, Glass & Steel: The Making Of Arlen Roth’s Slide Guitar Summit, a documentary about the album sessions.

1. Pokey LaFarge – Knocking the Dust Off the Rust Belt Tonight – Something In The Water
2. Peter Novelli – Je Ne Sais Quoi – St. Amant Sessions
3. Monkeyjunk – Je Nah Say Kwah – All Frequencies
4. Blues Engine – Tumbledown – Blues Engine
5. Deb Ryder – Money Monsoon – Let It Rain
6. Magnus Berg – One Way To Please You – Cut Me Loose
7. Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band – Looking Back – A Little Something From The Road, Vol. 1
8. AJ Ghent Band – Can’t Be Your Dog – Live At Terminal West CD/DVD
9. Steve Krase – Jolene – Buckle Up
10. Reno Jack the Bear – Blue Ball Boil – Lightning Fried
11. Albert Bashor – Put Me On Like You Do – Cotton Field Of Dreams
12. Steve Earle & The Dukes – Gamblin’ Blues – Terraplane
13. Arlen Roth – Rocket 88 ft Johnny Winter – Slide Guitar Summit

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Listen: Gary Burnett Interview (Episode 1514)

In this episode of Full-Time Blues Radio, Johnny Full-Time and Gary Burnett discuss The Gospel According To The Blues and many of its themes, exploring concepts of faith, music, justice, civil rights, poverty, and much, much more. There are also spiritual Blues tunes from Eric Bibb, Rory Block, Lurrie Bell, and others.

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As a part of our expanded Spiritual Side of the Blues programming in 2015, Johnny Full-Time had the wonderful opportunity to sit down for conversation with Dr. Gary Burnett. Gary lectures in The School of Theology at Queens University, Belfast. He also operates the blog, Down At The Crossroads. In October, 2014, Dr. Burnett released his book, The Gospel According To The Blues with publisher Cascade Books.

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The Gospel According to the Blues dares us to read Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount in conversation with Robert Johnson, Son House, and Muddy Waters. It suggests that thinking about the blues-the history, the artists, the songs-provides good stimulation for thinking about the Christian gospel. Both are about a world gone wrong, about injustice, about the human condition, and both are about hope for a better world. In this book, Gary Burnett probes both the gospel and the history of the blues as we find it in the Sermon on the Mount, to help us understand better the nature of the good news which Jesus preached, and its relevance and challenge to us.

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Programming Note: There was some material that just couldn’t fit into this week’s show, due to time constraints. You can listen to the entire, unedited interview in its entirety here.

1. Kelly Joe Phelps – Brother Pilgrim – Brother Sinner & The Whale
2. Eric Bibb – In My Father’s House (Live) – An Evening With Eric Bibb
3. Harrison Kennedy – Judgment Day – This Is From Here
4. Lurrie Bell – I’ll Get To Heaven On My Own w/Joe Louis Walker
The Devil Ain’t Got No Music
5. Irma Thomas – River Is Waiting
The Soul Queen Of New Orleans: 50th Anniversary Celebration
6. Sleepy John Estes – Holy Spirit, Don’t You Leave Me
Live In Japan ’74 With Hammie Nixon
7. Rory Block – Worried Mind – Shake ‘Em On Down: A Tribute To Mississippi Fred McDowell

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