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New release CDs for the summer keep rolling in, so our playlists are staying filled with music never before featured. 10 out of the 14 tracks played this week come off those such albums. In amongst them, there are releases from Sweden and Scotland! Sweden’s Kee Man Hawk kicked off the program, and you can watch the official music video for their killer song “Delta DC” by scrolling below the playlist and checking out the YouTube video.

Courtesy Vizztone

Courtesy Vizztone

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Workin’ Mama Is Gone” by Andra Faye & Scott Ballantine. It comes off their brand new album Coulda Woulda Shoulda. It is available now through a partnership with the Vizztone Label Group, and follows up on their independently released 2013 record Laying Down Our Blues.

Andra and Scott have been performing together for a few years, now. Scott has a virtuosity to his guitar playing that spans multiple genres. Andra is a multi-instrumentalist, beautiful vocalist, and talented songwriter who plays bass, mandolin, guitar and more. She has been performing for decades, most notably as a member of Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women, until the group retired from performing together.

Coulda Woulda Shoulda features 13 tracks, including eight original songs. You can find out more about the album and hear samples from every song by clicking here. You can also visit the duo’s official Facebook page for additional information, performance schedules, and more.

1. Kee Man Hawk – Black Creek Blues – Headin’ For The Sun
2. Kee Man Hawk – Delta DC – Headin’ For The Sun
3. Jeff Healey – Hong Kong Blues – The Best Of The Stony Plain Years
4. Michael Jerome Brown – Broke Down Engine – Sliding Delta
5. Jeremy McEwan – Mississippi Free (Single)
6. Duffy Kane – Roadhouse Boogie Woogie – Dead Man Walkin’
7. Laura Tate – Counting Up the Ways – I Must Be Dreaming
8. Macy Blackman & The Mighty Fines – Don’t Roll Those Bloodshot Eyes At Me – Friskin’ The Whiskers
9. The Peterson Brothers – I Wouldn’t Treat A Dog (The Way You Treated Me) – The Peterson Brothers
10. Zoe Schwarz, Blue Commotion – I’ll Do Anything – I’ll Be Yours Tonight
11. Simon Kennedy Band – Show Them It’s True – Make Up Your Mind
12. Randy Volin and the Hard Ones – Mr. Johnson – Detroit Thang
13. Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King – Don’t Want To Be Alone – Fat Man’s Shine Parlor
14. Andra Faye & Scott Ballantine – Workin’ Mama Is Gone – Coulda Woulda Shoulda

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This week’s episode of Full-Time Blues Radio is a terrific showcase of just how broad the Blues genre really is. The show kicks off with the title cut from the brand new album by Buddy Guy. From there, you’ll hear songs with a little Rock, a little Soul, and much more – including a collaboration between John Ginty and rapper Redman.

Courtesy Raisin' Music Records

Courtesy Raisin’ Music Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Still A Fool.” The song is performed by John Primer and the Living History Band with special guest Derek Trucks! It appears on a new CD titled Muddy Waters 100, which is an officially authorized tribute that is anchored by Primer and the Living History Band, but also features appearances by Gary Clark, Jr. Keb Mo, the late Johnny Winter, James Cotton, Bob Margolin and more!

The album is a celebration of the centennial of McKinley Morganfield’s birth. The beautiful packaging for the CD is a hard bound book with nearly 50 pages of liner notes, rare photos, and additional information. You can find complete details on the record at the official website for this release, MuddyWaters100.com

Make sure to check out the video below this week’s playlist, so you can hear Shemekia Copeland perform “Got My Mojo Working”, and Click here to listen to samples of all of this album’s songs.

1. Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar – Born To Play Guitar
2. Albert Cummings – Up Your Sleeve – Someone Like You
3. Kern Pratt – Cotton Pickin’ – Broken Chains
4. Rick Vito – Easy Baby – Mojo On My Side
5. Charlie Parr – Falcon – Stumpjumper
6. John Ginty – Fredo, Remix ft. Redman – No Filter
7. Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen – RL Burnside (Sleight Return) – Love & Life
8. Greg Nagy – Been Such A Long Time – Stranded
9. Frank Bey & Anthony Paule Band – Next To My Heart – Not Goin’ Away
10. Jackie Payne – When the Blues Comes Knockin’ – I Saw The Blues
11. Slam Allen – When the Blues Come Around – Feel These Blues
12. John Primer – Still a Fool ft. Derek Trucks – Muddy Waters 100

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This week, our show sounds a little different. That’s because we are moving, and all of the home studio gear except for the computer and microphone is in storage. More importantly, though, is that there is a raft of new release Blues music with eight out of the 12 songs on this week’s program coming from albums never before featured on the show!

UPDATE: The Beat Daddys have a new official website. You can find it online at TheBeatDaddys.com – JFT

Courtesy Stony Plain Records

Courtesy Stony Plain Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Higher Love” by Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters. Ronnie and company have just released their new album Father’s Day through Stony Plain Records, and it is currently available in CD and digital formats. Later on this year, the album will also be available on vinyl LP! It features a total of 13 songs, with two original tracks that include the title cut and “Higher Love,” a great duet between Diane Blue and Michael Ledbetter.

Other songs from this album include covers of songs by Otis Rush, Magic Sam, and the great B.B. King, among others. Father’s Day is available now, and you can hear samples at this link.

You can also find out more information about Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, their tour, the new album and much more, on their official website RonnieEarl.com

1. The Beat Daddys – D.U.I. Love – Hoodoo That We Do
2. Hot Roux – Big Mama’s – Stranger’s Blues
3. The Mike Henderson Band – If You Think It’s Hot Here – If You Think It’s Hot Here
4. Slackjaw – It’s Always Something – It’s Always Something
5. Debbie Davies – A Darker Side of Me – Love Spin
6. Royal Southern Brotherhood – Come Hell Or High Water – Don’t Look Back
7. David Michael Miller – Doing Me In, Doing Me Wrong – Same Soil
8. Joey Gilmore – Brandon’s Blues – Brandon’s Blues
9. Eddie Cotton – Ego At Your Door One At A Time
10. Nancy Wright – Hush Little Darlin’ – Putting Down Roots
11. Mr. Sipp – Hold it in the Road – The Mississippi Blues Child
12. Ronnie Earl – Higher Love – Father’s Day

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This week, we celebrate Independence Day with a playlist honoring These United States of the Blues! Each song in the show features a different state in the title (although I did sneak in the “Star Spangled Banner.”) There’s no way we could fit 50 songs into this hour; but the selection of tunes is phenomenal, and it upholds our promise to bring you the widest variety of new Blues music.

Have a happy and safe Independence Day weekend! – Johnny Full-Time

1. Patrick Sweany – Leave Ohio – That Old Southern Drag
2. Shawn Holt and the Teardrops – Down In Virginia – Daddy Told Me
3. Mike Zito – Gone to Texas – Gone To Texas
4. RJ Mischo – Minnesota Woman – Make It Good
5. Nasty Ned – Star Spangled Banner – Roots 52
6. Wes Mackey – Thank You Carolina – Life Is A Journey
7. Evan Watson – Indiana – A Town Called Blue
8. Guy Davis – Georgia Rag – The Adventures Of Fishy Waters: In Bed With The Blues
9. Valerie June – Tennessee Time – Pushin’ Against A Stone
10. Microwave Dave & The Nukes – Alabama Saturday Night – Last Time I Saw You
11. Wanda Jackson – California Stars – Unfinished Business
12. Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar – Mississippi Sun – Send The Nightingale
13. AZ Kenny Tsak and 56 Deluxe – Down South Florida – Like We Do! Live
14. Eric Noden Band – Alaska – Solid Ground

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In this episode of Full-Time Blues Radio, you will hear not just a wide variety of Blues styles, but 10 of the 13 tracks come off albums that just showed up recently. All but one of the records receiving spins are 2015 releases, but even that lone 2014 disc is a new arrival, too. The show kicks off with Travis Bowlin’s new single, “See You Again.” Scroll below this week’s playlist and watch the official music video for the song.

Courtesy Music Road Records

Courtesy Music Road Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Hich-wyah Man” by Lance Canales. It comes off his new album, The Blessing And The Curse. That record will be released later this summer on Music Road Records. The best way to stay informed about everything regarding Lance Canales is by visiting his official website, LanceCanalesAndTheFlood.com

Lance and his band, The Flood, play Roots music influenced deeply by the Blues. That influence is evident in both the song arrangements and in the songwriting content. However, it goes beyond just being a fan. Despite being generations apart, Lance Canales grew up with a similar life experience to his Delta heroes, witnessing lives of hard work and the dream of something better.

1. Travis Bowlin – See You Again (Single)
2. John Cocuzzi – Kambucha Boogie – Ding Dong Daddy
3. Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers – Living By the Minute – Living By The Minute
4. Soul Suga & Diane Durrett – Butter’s in the Skillet – Soul Suga & Diane Durrett
5. Deb Ryder – Round and Around – Let It Rain
6. Mitch Mann – Tom Clark – Blackwater Creek
7. Arthur James – 292 Nashua St. – Me, Myself & I
8. The Betty Fox Band – Slow Burn – Slow Burn
9. Eric Lindell – It’s My Pleasure – The Best Of Eric Lindell
10. Lazer Lloyd – Love Yourself – Lazer Lloyd
11. My Own Holiday – Devil In Me – Reason To Bleed
12. Swampcandy – Hey Hey – Land
13. Lance Canales – Hich-wyah Man – The Blessing And The Curse

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