Listen: Episode 1341 Thanksgiving Blues

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This is the second time in three years I’ve been able to put together an impressive spread featuring Blues tunes built around the Thanksgiving theme. It’s easy when you remember that all you need are great songs about food, family, and gratitude. So, fix yourself a plate, pull up a chair, and enjoy an hour of music that definitely won’t make you sleepy after you’ve enjoyed it!

Courtesy Circle X

Courtesy Circle X

This week’s featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is the title song from Freddie Vanderford’s album Greasy Greens. The album was originally released in 2010, but it happened to arrive on our doorstep this week – just in time for this week’s cornucopia of Thanksgiving tunes.

Freddie Vanderford is keeping the traditions of the Piedmont style of Blues alive. He sat at the foot of the learning tree with Peg Leg Sam Jackson, and has established himself as a wildly talented multi-instrumentalist and singer. He is especially skilled on the harmonica. He released Greasy Greens in 2010, as mentioned above, on Circle X Records. Click Here for Freddie Vanderford’s ReverbNation Profile

Click Here for Greasy Greens on CD Baby

1. Kara Grainger – C’mon In My Kitchen – Shiver & Sigh
2. Jeremiah Johnson Band ft. The Sliders – Fire In the Kitchen – Brand Spank’n Blue
3. Otis Taylor – Sit Across Your Table – My World Is Gone
4. Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges – Don’t Call it Supper – Roots & Vines
5. Jimmy Vivino & the Black Italians – Fat Man – 13 Live
6. Doug MacLeod – My Inlaws Are Outlaws – There’s A Time
7. Cash Box Kings – Hot Biscuit Baby – Black Toppin’
8. Rev. Jimmie Bratcher – Bologna Sandwich Man – Secretly Famous
9. Matt Hill – Griddle Bread Boogie – On The Floor
10. Brian Lee & the Orbiters – Bucket of Chicken Wings – In Orbit
11. Strata-Tones – Keep On Cookin’ – Dressed Up To Fess Up
12. Tweed Funk – Fine Wine – Love Is
13. Devon Allman – Key Lime Pie – Turquoise
14. Freddie Vanderford – Greasy Greens – Greasy Greens

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