Listen: Episode 1614

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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This week’s playlist has new and recent releases by legends like Bonnie Raitt, Magic Sam and Buddy Guy, alongside truly independent releases from up-and-coming artists and bands. There’s a new tribute to B.B. King by Brigitte Rios Purdy, followed by a track from a new B.B. King collection!

Courtesy Delmark

Courtesy Delmark

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “City Lights” by Corey Dennison Band. It comes off their self-titled debut album with Delmark Records. Corey is still a young buck when compared to 70 and 80 year old Bluesmen, but he has more experience than his 40-years suggest. This new album is fantastic, and it features 13 all original songs. You can find complete details, a gig schedule and more on Corey’s official website. Click Here to Visit CoreyDennison.net

1. Jake Chisholm – Weigh You Down – No More Sorrow
2. Bonnie Raitt – Shakin’ Shakin’ Shakes – Dig In Deep
3. Los Lobos – Shakin’ Shakin’ Shakes – By The Light Of The Moon
4. Roy Rogers – Losin’ You – Into The Wild Blue
5. The Claudettes – Life Is Such Fun, and Then Seems to Disappear – No Hotel
6. Jon Spear Band – I Love My Skin – Live Music Is Better
7. Magic Sam – Hoochie Coochie Man – Live At The Avant Garde
8. Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue – End of the World –
Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue
9. Christian Collin – One and Only – Spirit Of The Blues
10. Brigitte Rios Purdy – Lucille Don’t You Weep – Lucille Don’t You Weep (Single)
11. B.B. King – My Sometime Baby – Blue Shadows: Underrated King Recordings, 1958-1962
12. Buddy Guy – Flesh & Bone ft. Van Morrison – Born To Play Guitar
13. Corey Dennison – City Lights – Corey Dennison Band

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Listen: Blues Music Award Nominees (Episode 1601)

It’s a new year, and that means a new slate of episodes from Full-Time Blues Radio. In recent years, the nominations for the Blues Music Awards have come out just in time to provide us with a great starting point for the new year. 2016 is no different, and this episode features music from 13 BMA nominees, including every Album of the Year and BB King Entertainer of the Year nominee! Click Here to See the Full List of Nominees

1. Anthony Geraci & the Boston Blues All-Stars – Fifty Shades of Blue – Fifty Shades of Blue
2. Sugaray Rayford – Southside of Town – Southside
3. Rick Estrin & The Nightcats – Dump That Chump – You Asked For It…Live!
4. Buddy Guy – Kiss Me Quick – Born To Play Guitar
5. Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots – Reaper’s on the Prowl – Boom Town
6. James Harman – I Am The World’s Badluckest Man – Bonetime
7. Wee Willie Walker – Everybody Meets Mr. Blue – If Nothing Ever Changes
8. John Nemeth – Love Me Tonight – Love Me Tonight
9. Guy Davis – Maybe I’ll Go – Kokomo Kidd
10. The Cash Box Kings – Cash Box Boogie – Holding Court
11. Tinsley Ellis – Everything – Tough Love
12. Slam Allen – Feel These Blues – Feel These Blues
13. Shemekia Copeland – Devil’s Hand – Outskirts Of Love

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37th Blues Music Award Nominees

This is the complete list of nominees for the 2016 Blues Music Awards. The ceremonies will be held May 5th in Memphis, Tennessee. For complete information and to cast your votes, visit Blues.org

Album
Anthony Geraci & the Boston Blues All-Stars – Fifty Shades Of Blue
Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar
James Harman – Bonetime
The Cash Box Kings – Holding Court
Wee Willie Walker – If Nothing Ever Changes

Song of the Year
“Bad Feet/Bad Hair” written and performed by James Harman
“Fifty Shades of Blue” written by Anthony Geraci and performed by Anthony Geraci & the Boston Blues All-Stars
“Gonna Live Again” written and performed by Walter Trout
“Southside of Town” written by Sugaray Rayford and & Ralph Carter and performed by Sugaray Rayford
“You Got It Good (and That Ain’t Bad)” written and performed by Doug MacLeod

Band
Andy T–Nick Nixon Band
Rick Estrin & the Nightcats
Sugar Ray & the Bluetones
The Cash Box Kings
Victor Wainwright & the Wild Roots

B.B. King Entertainer
John Németh
Rick Estrin
Shemekia Copeland
Sugaray Rayford
Victor Wainwright

Acoustic Album
Doug MacLeod – Exactly Like This
Duke Robillard – The Acoustic Blues & Roots Of Duke Robillard
Eric Bibb – Blues People
Guy Davis – Kokomo Kidd
The Ragpicker String Band – The Ragpicker String Band

Acoustic Artist
Doug MacLeod
Eric Bibb
Gaye Adegbalola
Guy Davis
Ian Siegal

Best New Artist Album
Eddie Cotton – One At A Time
Igor Prado Band – Way Down South
Mighty Mike Schermer – Blues In Good Hands
Mr. Sipp – The Mississippi Blues Child
Slam Allen – Feel These Blues

Contemporary Blues Album
Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar
Eugene Hideaway Bridges – Hold On A Little Bit Longer
Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts Of Love
Sonny Landreth – Bound By The Blues
Sugaray Rayford – Southside

Contemporary Blues Female Artist
Beth Hart
Karen Lovely
Nikki Hill
Samantha Fish
Shemekia Copeland

Contemporary Blues Male Artist
Brandon Santini
Eugene Hideaway Bridges
Jarekus Singleton
Joe Louis Walker
Sugaray Rayford

Historical Album
The Henry Gray/Bob Corritore Sessions, Vol. 1, Blues Won’t Let Me Take My Rest, Henry Gray & Bob Corritore, Delta Groove Records
Hawk Squat, J. B. Hutto & His Hawks, Delmark Records
Southside Blues Jam, Junior Wells, Delmark Records
Buzzin’ The Blues, Slim Harpo, Bear Family Records
Dynamite! The Unsung King of the Blues, Tampa Red, Ace Records

Instrumentalist: Bass
Charlie Wooton
Lisa Mann
Michael “Mudcat” Ward
Patrick Rynn
Willie J. Campbell

Instrumentalist: Drums
Cedric Burnside
Jimi Bott
June Core
Tom Hambridge
Tony Braunagel

Instrumentalist: Guitar
Anson Funderburgh
Kid Andersen
Monster Mike Welch
Ronnie Earl
Sonny Landreth

Instrumentalist: Harmonica
Billy Branch
Brandon Santini
James Harman
Jason Ricci
Kim Wilson

Instrumentalist: Horn
Al Basile
Doug James
Kaz Kazanoff
Sax Gordon
Terry Hanck

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player
Allen Toussaint
Anthony Geraci
Barrelhouse Chuck
John Ginty
Victor Wainwright

Rock Blues Album of the Year
Joe Bonamassa – Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks
Joe Louis Walker – Everybody Wants A Piece
Royal Southern Brotherhood – Don’t Look Back
Tinsley Ellis – Tough Love
Walter Trout – Battle Scars

Soul Blues Album
Bey Paule Band – Not Goin’ Away
Billy Price & Otis Clay – This Time For Real
Jackie Payne – I Saw The Blues
Tad Robinson – Day Into Night
Wee Willie Walker – If Nothing Ever Changes

Soul Blues Female Artist
Bettye LaVette
Dorothy Moore
Missy Anderson
Toni Lynn Washington
Vaneese Thomas

Soul Blues Male Artist
Frank Bey
Jackie Payne
Jo hnny Rawls
Otis Clay
Wee Willie Walker

Traditional Blues Album
Andy T–Nick Nixon Band – Numbers Man
Anthony Geraci & the Boston Blues All-Stars – Fifty Shades Of Blue
Cedric Burnside Project – Descendants Of Hill Country
James Harman – Bonetime
The Cash Box Kings – Holding Court

Traditional Blues Male Artist
Cedric Burnside
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin
James Harman
Jimmy Burns
John Primer

Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)
Diunna Greenleaf
Fiona Boyes
Ruthie Foster
Trudy Lynn
Zora Young

Listen: Episode 1529

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This week, our show sounds a little different. That’s because we are moving, and all of the home studio gear except for the computer and microphone is in storage. More importantly, though, is that there is a raft of new release Blues music with eight out of the 12 songs on this week’s program coming from albums never before featured on the show!

UPDATE: The Beat Daddys have a new official website. You can find it online at TheBeatDaddys.com – JFT

Courtesy Stony Plain Records

Courtesy Stony Plain Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Higher Love” by Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters. Ronnie and company have just released their new album Father’s Day through Stony Plain Records, and it is currently available in CD and digital formats. Later on this year, the album will also be available on vinyl LP! It features a total of 13 songs, with two original tracks that include the title cut and “Higher Love,” a great duet between Diane Blue and Michael Ledbetter.

Other songs from this album include covers of songs by Otis Rush, Magic Sam, and the great B.B. King, among others. Father’s Day is available now, and you can hear samples at this link.

You can also find out more information about Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, their tour, the new album and much more, on their official website RonnieEarl.com

1. The Beat Daddys – D.U.I. Love – Hoodoo That We Do
2. Hot Roux – Big Mama’s – Stranger’s Blues
3. The Mike Henderson Band – If You Think It’s Hot Here – If You Think It’s Hot Here
4. Slackjaw – It’s Always Something – It’s Always Something
5. Debbie Davies – A Darker Side of Me – Love Spin
6. Royal Southern Brotherhood – Come Hell Or High Water – Don’t Look Back
7. David Michael Miller – Doing Me In, Doing Me Wrong – Same Soil
8. Joey Gilmore – Brandon’s Blues – Brandon’s Blues
9. Eddie Cotton – Ego At Your Door One At A Time
10. Nancy Wright – Hush Little Darlin’ – Putting Down Roots
11. Mr. Sipp – Hold it in the Road – The Mississippi Blues Child
12. Ronnie Earl – Higher Love – Father’s Day

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