Listen: Episode 1439

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This week’s shift inside the Home for New & Independent Blues Music kicks off with some distinct Chicago Blues harmonica. Beginning there, we get to enjoy nine brand new arrivals inside the 13-track playlist. These new arrivals make up the majority of a crop of new independent albums becoming available to Blues fans over the next month.


The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is a cover of Bobby “Blue” Bland’s classic tune, “Ain’t No Love In the Heart of the City.” The song appears on Jo Harman and Company’s brand new concert recording, Live At The Royal Albert Hall. Jo Harman is rapidly establishing herself as a highly regarded and in-demand Blues diva, showcasing her influences of Blues, Soul, Gospel, and more on this disc. This concert was recorded by the BBC in October of 2013, mere weeks before her debut studio album, Dirt On My Tongue, was released.

In 2014, Jo Harman was named ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ at the British Blues Awards; and now, she celebrates the release of Live At The Royal Albert Hall. Make sure to check out the performance video below this week’s playlist, where you can watch Jo Harman and Company play another song that appears on this disc. You can also find out more about Jo, her music and tour schedule, at her official website –

1. Jim Liban & the Joel Paterson Trio – Must’ve Been Dreaming – I Say What I Mean
2. Billy Boy Arnold – 99 Pounds – The Blues Soul Of Billy Boy Arnold
3. Rick Estrin and the Nightcats – You Gonna Lie – You Asked For It…Live!
4. Skyla Burrell Band – Life Storms – Blues Scars
5. Keb Mo – The Worst Is Yet To Come – Bluesamericana
6. Big Apple Blues – Wake Up and Do Something – Energy
7. Jim Suhler – Jump Up Sister – Panther Burn
8. SE Willis – Drinking Blues – Turtle Dove Bounce
9. Andy T-Nick Nixon Band – Last To Leave – Livin’ It Up
10. Trigger Hippy – Nothing New – Trigger Hippy
11. Jerry Lee Gingery & the Juju Kings – Mae Bea Sweet Baby – Southside Of Nowhere
12. John Weeks Band – Why Don’t We Sleep On It – John Weeks Band EP
13. Jo Harman and Company – Ain’t No Love In the Heart of the City – Live At The Royal Albert Hall

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