The 2013 Blues Music Awards were held in Memphis, Tennessee by the Blues Foundation. The huge annual event features a long evening of amazing performances, once in a lifetime collaborations, and award presentations. It also gives fans an opportunity to spend time alongside their favorite artists.
This week’s episode of Full-Time Blues Radio features music by winners at the 2013 BMAs, as well as a complete rundown of the list of winners.
1. Michael “Iron Man” Burks – Storm Warning – Show Of Strength
2. Magic Slim & the Teardrops – Someone Else is Steppin’ In – Bad Boy
3. Mannish Boys – I Woke Up Screaming – Double Dynamite
4. Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones – Hoochie Coochie Man – Live At The Checkerboard Lounge
5. Tab Benoit – Sunrise – Medicine
6. Big Llou Johnson – They Call Me Big Llou – They Call Me Big Llou
7. Rick Estrin And The Nightcats – The Legend Of Taco Cobbler – One Wrong Turn
8. Eric Bibb – Movin’ Up – Deeper in the Well
9. Ann Rabson with Bob Margolin – Anywhere You Go – Not Alone
10. Southern Hospitality – Shoestring Budget – Easy Livin’
11. Tedeschi Trucks Band – Don’t Let Me Slide – Revelator Live EP
12. Irma Thomas – River Is Waiting – The Soul Queen Of New Orleans 50th Anniversary Celebration
13. Janiva Magness – I Won’t Cry – Stronger For It
14. Curtis Salgado – Love Man – Soul Shot
Full-Time Blues Radio returns to the best in New & Independent Blues Music, this week, with a huge selection of brand new arrivals! In addition there’s news about an honor for Carlos Santana by the folks at House of Blues, and the winners of the 2013 Slim Harpo Awards!
The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “My Babe” – the Little Walter classic, performed here by Charlie Musselwhite, Billy Boy Arnold, Sugar Ray Norcia, Mark Hummel and James Harman. It’s the closing track off the brand new live album Remembering Little Walter, which is available now on Blind Pig Records.
1. Linda Valori – Days Like This – Days Like This
2. Ruff Kutt Blues Band – Deep Elam Blues – That’s When the Blues Begins
3. Al “Carnival Time” Johnson – When it Rains, it Really Pours – Beyond Carnival
4. Scott Ramminger – Advice From a Father To a Son – Advice From a Father To a Son
5. Nick Waterhouse – Is That Clear – Time’s All Gone
6. James Cotton – Blues Is Good For You – Cotton Mouth Man
7. Ivan Appelrouth – Tribute To Magic Sam – Blues And Instrumental
8. Tom Jones – Soul Of A Man – Spirit In The Room
9. Austin Young & No Difference – That’s It – Blue As Can Be
10. Mitch Laddie – Changing Tides & Burning Bridges – Burning Bridges
11. Lara & the Bluz Dawgs – Your Stupid Friend – Devil Moon
12. Janet Ryan – Take Your Shoes Off – Mama Soul
13. Dani Wilde – Big Brown Eyes – Shine
14. Various Artists – My Babe – Remembering Little Walter
Willie Nelson transcends musical genres more than any other artist in history. In addition to being one of the greatest Country music artists of all time, Willie has recorded albums of American Standards, Reggae, and especially Blues!
He’s collaborated with men like B.B. King, Ray Charles, and others; performed live with Eric Clapton, Ben Harper, and countless more; and he’s been covered by acts that include, but certainly aren’t limited to: Aretha Franklin, Jimmie Vaughan, and The Spinners.
Willie Nelson turned 80-years-old on April 30, 2013. In honor of the milestone, Full-Time Blues Radio dedicated an entire hour to Willie’s Blues. There’s Blues songs by Willie himself, collaborations with and tributes from Blues artists, and tracks by friends of Willie who share his passion for the Great American Music! It’s an eye-opening hour of Blues from a man you may never have considered for your collection.
Courtesy Legacy Recordings
Inside “Johnny’s Mailbox,” this week, there’s even a brand new Willie Nelson song – his version of “Matchbox.” That song has a history dating back to the 1920′s. The song “Match Box Blues” was first recorded under that title by Blind Lemon Jefferson. In 1957, Carl Perkins recorded his version of the song for Sun Records. Carl opted to name the track simply “Matchbox,” and interpreted it in his own unique way, due to the simple fact that he did not know all of the lyrics to Jefferson’s original. Willie’s “Matchbox” is in the vein of Carl’s version, but maintains that link to the forefathers of Blues music. The song is available on Willie’s brand new album Let’s Face The Music And Dance, which is available now on Legacy Recordings. Click Here to listen to samples from every song on Let’s Face The Music And Dance Click Here to Visit WillieNelson.com
1. Willie Nelson – Midnight Run- Lawless OST
2. Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis – That’s All – Two Men with the Blues
3. Willie Nelson & Asleep at the Wheel – Hesitation Blues – Willie And The Wheel
4. Willie Nelson & Ray Charles – Seven Spanish Angels – Half Nelson
5. B.B. King & Joe Bonamassa – Night Life – Black Rock
6. The Holmes Brothers – Opportunity To Cry – Simple Truths
7. Eric Lindell – I Can Get Off On You – Gulf Coast Highway
8. Bob Dylan – Shake Shake Mama – Together Through Life
9. Waylon Jennings – Waymore’s Blues – The Essential Waylon Jennings
10. Willie Nelson & ZZ Top – She Loves My Automobile – Willie Nelson and Friends: Live and Kickin’
11. Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow & Lukas Nelson – Come On Up To The House – Heroes
12. Willie Nelson & Susan Tedeschi – Crazy – Milk Cow Blues
13. Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson, Hank Cochran, Merle Haggard & Kris Kristofferson -
Living For A Song – Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran
14. Willie Nelson – Matchbox – Let’s Face The Music And Dance
This week’s episode of Full-Time Blues Radio has a little bit of everything. We kick off with a great run of acoustic numbers, followed by a couple heavier selections. There’s some big, horn filled Blues and some Vintage R&B, as well. It all comes together as one fantastic hour of amazing music and news. In addition to all of the great tunes, Blues News features an announcement regarding the Smoke-Out Parkinson’s event we’ve been asked to be a part of, and details on B.B. King’s New Wine Brand.
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This week’s featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Sassy Strat” by Tinsley Ellis. It comes off Tinsley’s brand new CD Get It!, which is available now on Heartfixer Music. This is the first all instrumental Tinsley Ellis album recorded and features his great guitar work on 10 new songs, including eight original pieces. “Sassy Strat” is a Funked-Up piece and provided a great closer to this week’s show. You can purchase this album a variety of ways.
1. Larry Carlton & Robben Ford – Hand In Hand With The Blues – Unplugged
2. Corey Harris – Fulton Blues – Fulton Blues
3. Wooden Horse – CC Rider – What Comes Around
4. Ten Foot Polecats – Lost at Sea – Undertow
5. Alabama Shakes – Be Mine – Boys & Girls
6. Big Bill Morganfield – Tight Things – Blues With A Mood
7. Royal Southern Brotherhood – Brotherhood – Royal Southern Brotherhood
8. Andy Poxon – Don’t Come Home – Tomorrow
9. Rick Estrin And The Nightcats – You Ain’t The Boss Of Me – One Wrong Turn
10. Southern Hospitality – Mile After Mile – Easy Livin’
11. Jesse Dee – Stay Strong – On My Mind/In My Heart
12. The Fabulous Thunderbirds – Diamonds Won’t Kiss You Back – On the Verge
13. Frank Bey – Still Called the Blues – You Don’t Know Nothing
14. Tinsley Ellis – Sassy Strat – Get It!
Full-Time Blues Radio is back with a big time lineup of songs and big things on the horizon. This week’s show features highly anticipated new tunes from Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite, Anders Osborne, and a selection from “Johnny’s Mailbox” by Grady Champion. There’s also music by the late Pinetop Perkins, French group Loretta and the Bad Kings, and our good friends Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo! In Blues News, I’ve got the full rundown of this year’s inductees into the Blues Hall of Fame.
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As I mentioned, this week’s featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is by Grady Champion. “My Time Baby” comes off Grady’s brand new album Tough Times Don’t Last. That album is out now on his own Grady Shady Music label. The album is available through a variety of retailers, and wherever fine Blues music is sold.
1. The 44′s – Mr. Operator – Americana
2. Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite – I’m In I’m Out And I’m Gone – Get Up!
3. Brad Hatfield – Fit to be the Fool – Uphill From Anywhere
4. Dave Weld And The Imperial Flames – She’s Mine – Burnin’ Love
5. Pinetop Perkins – 4 O’Clock In the Morning – Heaven
6. Anders Osborne – Jealous Love – Three Free Amigos
7. The Mike Eldred Trio – Ruby’s Blues – 61 & 49
8. Loretta and The Bad Kings – Livin’ In a Rubbish Dump – Loretta and The Bad Kings
9. Davina and the Vagabonds – Bee Sting – Black Cloud
10. Hitman Blues Band – Fishing Where the Fish Are – Blues Enough
11. The John Pippus Band – Mean Hearted Woman – Howl At The Moon
12. Scott Ellison – No Way to Live – Walkin’ Through The Fire
13. Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo – My Turn – 10:49
14. Grady Champion – My Time Baby – Tough Times Don’t Last
Full-Time Blues Radio introduced listeners to The Delta Saints, a fantastic band based in Nashville, Tennessee that fuses many musical styles around Blues and Rock. The guys they just released their highly anticipated full-length album Death Letter Jubilee. They also released their first music video for the title track. Listen for music from the new album on next week’s episode!
Johnny Full-Time’s back to work with another hour of the best music in radio, packing the playlist with tons of new music and amazing albums and info! This week’s show has it all: big names, new arrivals, international artists, fan favorites, and exclusive material you can’t hear anywhere else. In addition, there’s news about a traveling exhibit in Marco Island, Florida examining the state’s Blues history – Click Here for Complete Information. There’s also news about a comprehensive boxed set of Taj Mahal music from his days at Columbia Records, a story we first brought you here on the website.
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This week’s featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Moving Forward” by Mike Wheeler. The song comes off his 2012 Delmark Records debut Self made Man, which is available now everywhere fine Blues music is sold. You can get complete information on Mike’s official website – Click Here to visit MikeWheelerBand.com
You can also find more information by visiting our friends at Delmark Records – Delmark.com
1. The Veldman Brothers – Boom Boom – Bringin’ It To You Live
2. Phoebe Snow – In My Girlish Days – …First Came Memphis Minnie
3. Mary Flower – Boogie Woogie Dance ft. Jesse Withers – Misery Loves Company
4. Janiva Magness – I’m Alive – Stronger Fo It
5. Jeff Black – All Right Now – B Sides And Confessions Vol. 2
6. FrontPorch Revival – Fixin’ to Die – Exclusive Live Recording
7. David Maxwell – Just The Blues – Blues In Other Colors
8. Heritage Blues Orchestra – Clarksdale Moan – And Still I Rise
9. Ann Rabson ft. Bob Margolin – Le’t Get Drunk and Truck – Not Alone
10. Tweed Funk – Fine Wine – Love Is
11. The Soul of John Black – Johnny Bear (Give It To Me) – A Sunshine State Of Mind
12. Gary Clark Jr. – Things Are Changin’ – Blak And Blu
13. Shemekia Copeland – Ain’t That Good News – 33 1/3
14. Mike Wheeler – Moving Forward – Self Made Man
The first Full-Time Blues Radio episode of 2013 features a long list of new releases played throughout the program. There’s also tunes from friends and fan favorites. There’s news about the passing of Blues legend Jimmy McCracklin and the rumored addition of Duke Robillard to Bob Dylan’s band!
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This week’s featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” was a great tune, ”Go Home.” It comes off Shaun Murphy’s brand new album Ask For The Moon, which is available now on Vision Wall Records. You can purchase the album direct and find complete information on her official website – ShaunMurphyBand.com
1. Stevie DuPree & The Delta Flyers – Lucky Seven – Dr. DuPree’s Love Shop
2. Mark Robinson – Baby’s Gone to Memphis – Have Axe, Will Groove
3. Sandi Thom – Stormy Weather – Flesh And Blood
4. The Beat Daddys – Gimme Gimme – Root Rubbin’ Ball
5. The Cold Stares – Red Letter Blues – A Cold Wet Night And A Howling Wind
6. Jimmy Bowskill Band – Broke Down Engine – The Jimmy Bowskill Band
7. Robert Nighthawk – Nighthawk Boogie – 35 Years Of Stony Plain
8. Duke Robillard – Do Unto Others – Low Down And Tore Up
9. Sunny Crownover – Love Me Right – Right Here Right Now
10. Willie Buck – Cell Phone Man – Cell Phone Man
11. Mighty Sam McClain – Use Me – Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey)
12. Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials – Born Loser – Jump Start
13. Wesley Pruitt Band – Let Me Love You Baby – Line ‘Em Up
14. Big Pete – Rockin’ Daddy – Choice Cuts
15. Shaun Murphy – Go Home – Ask For The Moon
This week on Full-Time Blues Radio, Johnny Full-Time spins tracks from his favorite albums of 2012. It’s an hour of great radio brimming with all of the best music from throughout this year. There’s top names like Magic Slim and Bonnie Raitt, young guns like JD McPherson and The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, and much more! In addition, JFT takes a look back at some of the biggest headlines from the year that was in Blues News.
This week’s featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Coming for You” by Buddy Guy. It comes off Buddy’s new album Live At Legends, which is available now. For more information, click the album photo, or Click Here to Visit BuddyGuy.net
1. Magic Slim & the Teardrops – I Got Money – Bad Boy
2. Paul Thorn – Don’t Let Me Down Again – What The Hell Is Going On?
3. Royal Southern Brotherhood – Nowhere to Hide – Royal Southern Brotherhood
4. Bonnie Raitt – Take My Love With You – Slipstream
5. The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer – Roll With the Punches – Checkered Past
6. Mud Morganfield – Go Ahead and Blame Me – Son Of The Seventh Son
7. Debbie Davies – RR Boogie (Music Bed) – After The Fall
8. Peter Karp & Sue Foley – Fine Love – Beyond The Crossroads
9. J.D. McPherson – Wolf Teeth – Signs & Signifiers
10. Boscoe France w/John Gillespie – Good Day for the Blues – F.T.B. Radio In-Studio Performance
11. Michael Burks – I Want To Get You Back – Show Of Strength
12. Jerry Douglas – High Blood Pressure ft. Keb’ Mo’ – Traveler
13. Nick Waterhouse – Teardrop Will Follow You – Time’s All Gone
14. Buddy Guy – Coming for You – Live At Legends
This week, we’re listening to the sounds of Vintage Soul and R&B, with music from artists like JD McPherson, John Nemeth and Curtis Salgado. There’s also news about upcoming inductions into the Grammy Hall of Fame and a new Stevie Ray Vaughan anniversary CD set!
This week’s selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Is That Clear” by Nick Waterhouse. It comes off his stellar 2012 album Time’s All Gone, which is available now in a variety of formats, including Vinyl LP. Click Here for NickWaterhouse.com
1. Nathan James and the Rhythm Scratchers – I’m a Slave to You – What You Make Of It
2. Brandon Santini – You Ruined Poor Me – Songs Of Love, Money and Misery
3. Al Wood & the Woodsmen – Drunk Again – Right On Cue
4. The Harmonious Five – Truck & Trailer – Wanna Hear You Say Yeah!
5. The Bopcats – Marie Marie – 25 Years Of Rock N’ Roll
6. JD McPherson – Gentle Awakening – Signs And Signifiers
7. Terry Hanck – Side Tracked – Look Out!
8. Eddie Martin – Frog in the Long Grass – Looking Forward Looking Back
9. The Mannish Boys – Why Does Everything Happen to Me – Double Dynamite
10. Curtis Salgado – A Woman or the Blues – Soul Shot
11. Rick L Blues – Long Legged Woman – Good Luck On My Side
12. Matt Hill and the Deep Fryed Two – Let Me Put My Love Into You – Tappin’ That Thang
13. John Nemeth – Home in Your Heart – Name The Day!
14. Nick Waterhouse – Is That Clear – Time’s All Gone