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This week’s show features a wide variety of Blues styles represented, and a selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” that delves into the realm of Jazz. The show is filled with big name acts, including the new albums by Royal Southern Brotherhood and Robin Trower, as well as songs from Jim Suhler, Delbert McClinton, and Rodney Crowell! In amongst those artists and bands are indie darlings like Sunday Wilde and Low Society.

Courtesy Ellersoul

Courtesy Ellersoul

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Geronotlogy” by Little Charlie and Organ Grinder Swing. The new album it comes from is an organ based Jazz disc titled Skronky Tonk, a long time dream project for the former namesake frontman of Little Charlie and the Nightcats. Charlie Baty recruited fellow former Nightcat band members Lorenzo Farrell and J. Hansen. Skronky Tonk is available now from Ellersoul Records. You can find out more about Little Charlie and Organ Grinder Swing online through their official Facebook page.

1. Royal Southern Brotherhood – I’m Comin’ Home – The Royal Gospel
2. Robin Trower – Jigsaw – Where Are You Going To
3. TBelly – Tie It On My Face – Dead Men Don’t Pray
4. Rose City Kings – All Your Love – A Love So Strong
5. Jimmy Burns – Stand by Me – It Ain’t Right
6. Sunday Wilde – John the Conquer Root – Blueberries & Grits
7. Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat – Sunday Drunk – Live At The Kessler
8. Low Society – No Money Down – You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down
9. Delbert McClinton – Givin’ It Up For Your Love – Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection
10. Rodney Crowell – Funky And The Farm-boy – 40 Years Of Stony Plain Records
11. Arlen Roth – Dust My Broom ft Lee Roy Parnell – Slide Guitar Summit
12. Little Charlie And Organ Grinder Swing – Gerontology – Organ Grinder Swing

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Rock, Soul, Country – while they’re all genres in their own right – they are all elements that influence various subgenres within the Blues. They are all represented in this week’s edition of FTB Radio, as well. 7 of the 12 songs here come from albums that just arrived to our studios.

Courtesy Delta Groove

Courtesy Delta Groove

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Healin’ Touch” by John Long. The song comes off his new album Stand Your Ground, which is available now from Delta Groove Music. John was born in St. Louis, but like many of the pillars of the genre, he moved to Chicago in order to play the Blues. While he was in the windy city, John sat at the foot of the learning tree under Homesick James. Mr. Long soaked up every ounce of knowledge he could get from the man whom he considered a surrogate father.

Stand Your Ground features 13 songs, most of which are original compositions written by Long. He also covers Blind Willie Johnson, Willie McTell, and Homesick James on the record. John Long is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player, and all of those talents are front and center throughout this album. You can learn more about this great album, Mr. John Long, and his schedule on his official website JohnLongBlues.com

1. Kalo – Dear John – Dear John
2. Markey Blue – Be My Train (Little Milton Tribute) – The Blues Come Knockin’
3. Tad Robinson – Love Is A Winner – Day Into Night
4. Tweed Funk – Come Together – Come Together
5. MonkeyJunk – Learn How To Love – Moon Turn Red
6. Mighty Orq – The Possum Song – Love In A Hurricane
7. Nick Moss Band – Rump Rash – From The Root To The Fruit
8. Shemekia Copeland – Wrapped Up In Love Again – Outskirts Of Love
9. Big Harp George – What’s Big? – Wash My Horse In Champagne
10. Dennis Gruenling – She’s So Pretty – Rockin’ All Day
11. James Harman – Skirt – Bonetime
12. John Long – Healin’ Touch – Stand Your Ground

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This week’s shift features some top tier new release albums, including Moreland & Arbuckle, Too Slim & the Taildraggers, and Paul Reddick. The album unintentionally leans toward harmonica Blues for a large portion of the program, which speaks to the trend we’re seeing in the rise of talented harp players.

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Courtesy 3inlaymanterms.com

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Won’t Get It” by In Layman Terms. This brother and sister act is comprised of Cole and Logan Layman, who perform out in several different forms: a duo, trio with their mother, or full band. Cole is a terrific guitarist, and Logan provides bass and vocals.

This young act is celebrating the release of their album, Tangled, which features several songs written by the siblings, as well as some that were penned by Holly Montgomery, and selected covers of tunes by Howlin’ Wolf and Janis Joplin. You can find out complete details on this debut album, this talented young band, and much more on their official website 3InLaymanTerms.com

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1. Paul Reddick – Gotta Find A… – Ride The One
2. The Mighty Mojo Prophets – Things Don’t Change – Record Store
3. Henry Gray & Bob Corritore – Can’t Afford to Do It – The Henry Gray/Bob Corritore Sessions, Vol. 1: Blues Won’t Let Me Take My Rest
4. Mark Hummel w/Sue Foley – Easy – Blues For Big Walter
5. Andra Faye & Scott Ballantine – Crackheaded Man – Coulda Woulda Shoulda
6. Moreland & Arbuckle – Mean And Evil – Promised Land Or Bust
7. Billy Hector – Evil, Slick ‘n Sly – Old School Thang
8. Too Slim & The Taildraggers – Gypsy – Blood Moon
9. Richard “Rip Lee” Pryor – Keep Our Business To Yourself – Nobody But Me
10. Shaun Murphy – Happy Wth The One I Got Now – It Won’t Stop Raining
11. Karen Lovely – I’m Over Goodbye – Ten Miles Of Bad Road
12. Crystal Shawanda – Fall From Grace – The Whole World’s Got The Blues
13. In Layman Terms – Won’t Let It – Tangled

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There are a broad variety of Blues styles represented, this week. The new arrivals make up over half of the playlist. There is a Vinyl Report segment detailing Joe Bonamassa’s new LP, and there is a set of inspirational songs toward the end of the broadcast to encourage you.

Courtesy Alligator Records

Courtesy Alligator Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Walk A Mile In My Blues” by Curtis Salgado. This is one of 11 deeply personal songs written by Curtis for his brand new album, The Beautiful Lowdown.

Curtis had his hands in every aspect of this album’s creation, and I believe that because he poured so much of himself into the project, it will go down as arguably his very best record. There are 12 total songs, including those 11 original compositions, and the closing track: a cover of Johnny “Guitar” Watson’s “Hook Me Up.” Scroll below the playlist to watch the official music video for another one of these great new songs. The Beautiful Lowdown went on sale today through all major digital retailers, and in record stores around the world. You can find out complete information on Curtis Salgado, his music, and much more on his official website: CurtisSalgado.com

1. Jeff Plankenhorn – Dirty Floor – SoulSlide
2. The Mystix – Midnight In Mississippi – Rhythm & Roots
3. Mississippi Fever – Black Dress – 300 Miles To Memphis
4. Jeff Chaz – Hitchhiking in the Rain – Sounds Like The Blues To Me
5. Sam Butler – Presence of the Lord – Raise Your Hands
6. Angel Forrest – Hangman – Angel’s 11
7. Joe Bonamassa – Drive – Blues Of Desperation
8. Linsey Alexander – Little Bit of Soap – Come Back Baby
9. Harper And Midwest Kind – Show Your Love – Show Your Love
10. Eugene Hideaway Bridges – Definition of Me – Hold On Just A Little Bit Longer
11. Leo “Bud” Welch – Somebody Touched Me – Sabougla Voices
12. Curtis Salgado – Walk A Mile In My Blues – The Beautiful Lowdown

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Episode 1612: Spiritual Side 2016

Courtesy Alligator Records

Courtesy Alligator Records

Every year, in preparation for Easter, Full-Time Blues Radio walks in the light of the LORD by playing the Spiritual Side of the Blues. In 2016, inspired by the new album God Don’t Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson, Johnny Full-Time enjoyed building a playlist of songs covering Willie. There are several songs off this new Alligator Records release, but there are several other songs from individual artist albums.

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Another one of the albums that has several songs featured is a 2011 release titled If I Had My Way – A Cigar Box Guitar Tribute To Blind Willie Johnson. This was a special project put together by cigar box guitar guru Shane Speal, and offered as a FREE download on his website. Click Here to Visit ShaneSpeal.com and Download the Album!

1. Blind Willie Johnson – Mother’s Children Have a Hard Time (Music Bed) – The Complete Blind Willie Johnson
2. Tom Waits – John the Revelator – God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson
3. Blind Willie Johnson – Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground (Music Bed) – The Complete Blind Willie Johnson
4. Rickie Lee Jones – Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground – God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson
5. Night Owl – I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole – If I Had My Way – A Cigar Box Guitar Tribute To Blind Willie Johnson
6. Mike Zito – Let Your Light Shine On Me – Gone To Texas
7. The Wendells – Can’t Nobody Hide from God – If I Had My Way – A Cigar Box Guitar Tribute To Blind Willie Johnson
8. Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams – Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning – Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
9. Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi – Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning – God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson
10. Georgie Bonds – The Soul of a Man – Hit It Hard
11. JJ Appleton & Jason Ricci – Nobody’s Fault But Mine – Dirty Memory
12. Glenn Kaiser – Praise God I’m Satisfied – If I Had My Way – A Cigar Box Guitar Tribute To Blind Willie Johnson
13. David Sutton – I Just Can’t Keep From Cryin’ Sometimes – If I Had My Way – A Cigar Box Guitar Tribute To Blind Willie Johnson
14. Sinead O’Connor – Trouble Will Soon Be Over – God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson
15. Lucinda Williams – God Don’t Never Change – God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson

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