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This week, the Home for New & Independent Blues Music breaks new ground and features some truly amazing content. You’ll have to approach portions of this episode with an open mind, because in the second half of the show we’ll hear music from the crossroads of Blues and Hip-Hop, with a new collaboration between harmonica giant Sugar Blue, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rapper DMC, and producer Sonix the Mad Scientist.

Before we get to that, we explore the thread of music in different songs with the same title, and hear from a 59-year-old harp ace who has just released his debut album!

Courtesy Dr. Sam Records

Courtesy Dr. Sam Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “I’m the Reason (She Walks That Way)” by Stacy Mitchhart. It comes off his new album Live My Life, which is available everywhere September 9, 2014 on Dr. Sam Records. Mitchhart’s 12th album features a dozen songs that he says capture his life at its present.

Below this week’s playlist, you’ll find the music video for the album’s title track, “Live My Life.” You can also find tour dates, past releases, and more information on Stacy Mitchhart’s official website, StacyMitchhart.com

1. EG Kight – Don’t Give Up – A New Day
2. Whitey Johnson – House is Rockin’ – Whitey Johnson
3. Lee Roy Parnell – If the House Is Rockin’ – We All Get Lucky Sometimes
4. Kenny Wayne Shepherd – The House Is Rockin’ – Goin’ Home
5. Kenny Blues Boss Wayne – Leavin’ in the Morning – Rollin’ With The Blues Boss
6. Big Harp George – Hard Way – Chromaticism
7. Terry Hanck Band – Pins and Needles – Gotta Bring It On Home To You
8. Generation Blues Experience – Sugar Momma – Private Angel
9. Bryan Lee – It’s Too Bad (Things Are Going So Tough) – Play One For Me
10. Sonix ft. Sugar Blue & DMC – Next Level – Next Level (Single)
11. Cyril Neville – Running Water – Magic Honey
12. Fo’Reel – Shake N Bake – Heavy Water
13. Stacy Mitchhart – I’m the Reason (She Walks That Way) – Live My Life

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Enter & WIN! New Joe Bonamassa CD

winthisBonamassaFill out the form below and enter to win a drawing for the latest album by Joe Bonamassa, Different Shades Of Blue!

The album is available everywhere beginning September 23, 2014 from J&R Adventures.

After you’ve entered our contest, make sure to check out the official video for the title song, “Different Shades of Blue.”

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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.

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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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