Listen: Episode 1506

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This week’s shift inside the home for new & independent Blues music strikes the perfect balance between established stars and young talent on the rise. There is also a wonderful selection of tunes from leading ladies of the genre, a tribute to Memphis in song, and the Blind Pig Records return of Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King!

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The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Make It Through,” the opening track to the latest album from Jeff Jensen, titled Morose Elephant. As I remark in the show, Jeff’s passion for the Blues is unmatched. He is connected into a spider’s web of artists networking across America and beyond. He is a songwriter, singer, guitarist, producer, and probably most importantly – he’s an advocate for Blues music.

This album saw a lot of recognizable names coming together to join Jensen on this project, and it features appearances by Victor Wainwright, Eric Hughes, Reba Russell and others. The album features 11 tracks in all, with seven original songs. In addition to all of the work Jeff does in the studio, he’s also a rabid road warrior, touring extensively with dates in the US stretched out into the spring and a European tour to follow that. There are plenty of chances to witness his passion for the music first hand. You can check out his tour schedule, and find out more information about Jeff, his band, and the album Morose Elephant on his official website,

1. Shaun Murphy – How Strong Is A Woman – Loretta
2. Robin McKelle & the Flytones – Heart of Memphis – Heart Of Memphis
3. Janiva Magness – Mountain – Original
4. Chris Joyner – Hallalujah – Domino
5. The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer – Don’t Make Em Like They Used To – A Real Fine Mess
6. Smokin Joe Kubek & Bnois King – River of Whiskey – Fat Man’s Shine Parlor
7. Liz Mandeville – (Life Is Like A) Wave – Heart ‘O’ Chicago
8. Phil Varca & the SlamJammers – Don’t Push Me – Ready, Willing & Able
9. Jim Liban & Joel Patterson Trio – Tell Me Everything – I Say What I Mean
10. Lucky 3 Blues Band – Blues You Can Use – Blues Time EP
11. Moondog Medicine Show – Let It Go – Let It Go
12. Joe Louis Walker – Soul City – Hornet’s Nest
13. Jeff Jensen – Make It Through – Morose Elephant

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