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This week’s program features some great new Blues releases, including a pair of albums featured in past broadcasts that are finally available for fans to purchase. The Jordan Patterson Band first had their album featured in 2014. It was just released, last week!

liveforhopeAnother update came in the form of Peter Karp and Sue Foley’s Live For Hope set, featuring one live album from each of the pair, with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. The Arson’s Match and Change are available now.

Click Here to Purchase and support OCRF

Courtesy Alligator

Courtesy Alligator

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Bad Contract” by Toronzo Cannon. The song appears on Toronzo’s new album, The Chicago Way. This record is his label debut with Alligator Records, and it is a tremendous piece of contemporary Chicago Blues.

The album is available now from all retailers where fine Blues music is sold, along with all major digital retailers. Click Here to visit ToronzoCannon.com

1. Steve Gilbert – Lovin’ Cup – Hempstead Highway
2. Peter Karp – Y’all Be Lookin’ – The Arson’s Match Live For Hope
3. Sue Foley – Bad Luck Woman – Change Live For Hope
4. Hector Qirko – Living in the County – Field Notes
5. Michael Jerome Browne – My Road Is Rough and Rocky – Sliding Delta
6. Jordan Patterson Band – Do You Believe – The Back On Track Recording Project
7. The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer – Black and Blue – A Real Fine Mess
8. Tony Torres – El Gato – A Real Gone Time
9. Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater – Too Old To Get Married – Soul Funky
10. George Stephen Kelly – Don’t Let the Green Grass Fool You –
The Power, The Glory & the Monkey Time
11. Al Basile – Answer Me – B’s Expression
12. Toots Lorraine – Let Your Tears Fall Baby – Make It Easy
13. Toronzo Cannon – Bad Contract – The Chicago Way

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As the fall season begins, some terrific new release music becomes available for fans to consume, and those fall releases are streaming in to our offices; and that means they will hit the airwaves on this and future episodes of Full-Time Blues Radio. This week features new discs from Webb Wilder, Andre Bisson, and many others.

You’ll hear the title track from Peter Karp’s new live disc, The Arson’s Match, which was recorded live in New York City with guest Mick Taylor. Peter Karp and Sue Foley have been creating some incredible albums together in recent years. In 2015, they team to release individual live CDs, together, to benefit the fight to end ovarian cancer. Live For Hope is a double live set featuring Karp’s aforementioned The Arson’s Match, along with Sue Foley’s live disc, Change. Proceeds from the sale of Live For Change benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. The best way to stay up-to-date on where and when you can purchase it is by visiting www.KarpFoley.com and by staying tuned to http://www.FullTimeBlues.com for updates.

Courtesy EllerSoul

Courtesy EllerSoul

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Living Alone” by Andy Poxon. The song comes off his new CD Must Be Crazy. This marks Andy’s third release on EllerSoul Records, and the young man has barely been on the earth for two decades! All of the songs on this disc were either written or co-written by the northeastern prodigy. Must Be Crazy is produced by Kevin McKendree. The album is available now, and you can find additional information, tour dates, and much more on his official website, AndyPoxon.com

1. Webb Wilder – Lonely Blue Boy – Mississippi Moderne
2. Andre Bisson – Ordinary Day – Left With The Blues
3. DA Foster – This Time I’m Gone For Good – The Real Thing
4. Al Basile – I Didnt Come Here to Lie – B’s Expression
5. James Cotton – Cross My Heart (Live) – The Best Of James Cotton: The Alligator Years
6. Clarence “The Blues Man” Turner – Sabrena – The Caster Blaster
7. Peter Karp – The Arson’s Match – The Arson’s Match
8. Ghost Town Blues Band – Hate to See Her Go – Hard Road To Hoe
9. D’Mar & Gill – Three Way Inn – Take It Like That
10. Richard “Rip Lee” Pryor – Wake Up Baby – Nobody But Me
11. Doug Adamz – Mr. Huffin Puffer – National Steel
12. Andy Poxon – Living Alone – Must Be Crazy

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Listen: Celebrating Levon Helm (Episode 1521)

Mark Lavon Helm was born May 26, 1940 in Elaine, Arkansas. Surrounded by music from the beginning, he was fascinated by the sounds that sprang from the Mississippi river delta soil that his family farmed for countless years. His passion for Blues, Country, and minstrel shows inspired him to play Rock ‘n Roll, and the legend formed itself from that point on.

“Levon” incorporated his passion for American Roots music styles into the music he played his entire life; and whether it was as a member of The Hawks, The Band, or in his solo material, Levon crafted a sonic legacy that stands as an everlasting monument that will inspire musicians for the rest of time.

Levon Helm passed away April 19, 2012, and tributes continue to be offered up in memory of the man and his music. In time for what would have marked his 75th birthday, Johnny Full-Time honors one of his biggest heroes with this hour of music celebrating Levon Helm. You’ll hear tunes from the new boxed set of reissued music by The Band, material from Levon’s solo work, tributes from friends and by artists whom he inspired. You can view the complete playlist below.

Levon’s legacy continues, with the upcoming release of daughter Amy Helm’s solo debut, Didn’t It Rain, which comes out July 24, 2015. The first single off that album, “Rescue Me,” was released May 19th. Click Here to Purchase
Scroll down below to watch videos of a few of Levon’s performances. Make sure to share this show and leave a comment with your thoughts and memories!

1. The Band – Don’t Do It (Live At The Academy Of Music, New York)
Capitol Albums 1968-1977 (2015)
2. Laith Al-Saadi – Ophelia – REAL
3. Paul Mark & the Van Dorens – Don’t Ya Tell Henry – Smartest Man In The Room
4. Aretha Franklin – The Weight – The Queen Of Soul (2014)
5. Levon Helm – A Train Robbery – Dirt Farmer
6. Bob Dylan – All You Have To Do Is Dream (Unreleased)
The Basement Tapes RAW (2014)
7. The Levon Helm Band – The Same Thing – The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Vol. 3 (2014)
8. The Band – Rag Mama Rag (Alternate Take/Remastered)
Capitol Rarities 1968-1977 (2015)
9. Marc Cohn – Listening to Levon (w/Levon Helm Band and Greg Leisz) – Love For Levon
10. Stranger Than Swedes – Presence Of Your Soul
Presence of Your Soul: A Tribute to Levon Helm
11. Jimmy Vivino & the Black Italians – Song for Levon 13 Live
12. Levon Helm – You’ll Never Again Be Mine – The Lost Notebooks Of Hank Williams

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Some amazing new release music arrived on our doorstep in recent weeks, and this episode provides the first listen for many of these albums. There’s a great mixture of truly independent music, legendary names, and current superstars.

Alligator Records has released nine, digital only, ‘Best Of’ albums for Coco Montoya, Koko Taylor, James Cotton, Michael Burks, Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials, Lonnie Mack, Tinsley Ellis, Roomful of Blues, and Hound Dog Taylor. Hound Dog kicks off a set of newly reissued music, which is great, because we don’t often get to reach back into the archives and spin some of the all-time greats.

In addition, we pay loving tribute to Willie “Popsy” Dixon, the late drummer and vocalist for The Holmes Brothers, who passed away very early in 2015. We will also remember Lynwood Slim, who passed away prior to the release of his album Hard To Kill. Make sure to scroll down below this week’s playlist and catch a music video of The Holmes Brothers performing “Soldier of Love” that provides an incredible look at Popsy’s drumming and vocals.

Courtesy Vizz-Tone

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “The Real Thing” by DA Foster. It is the title track to his new album. This release is available now in either CD or digital formats through the Vizz-Tone label group, but it will also be released on vinyl LP March 24, 2015.

DA Foster has worked in nearly every facet of the music industry. He formed The Shaboo All-Stars in the 1970’s after Blues legends who performed at his club urged him to sing on stage. He has continued to perform for around four decades, and recorded The Real Thing with Tony Braunagel and Mike Finnigan producing.

For even more information, you can visit DA Foster’s official website at DAFosterMusic.com

1. JD McPherson – Let the Good Times Roll – Let The Good Times Roll
2. Hound Dog Taylor – Don’t Blame Me – The Best Of Hound Dog Taylor (2015)
3. Magic Sam – I Need You So Bad – Live At The Avant Garde
4. Flora Molton – Never Drive A Stranger From Your Door – I Want To Be Ready To Hear God When He Calls (Reissue)
5. Ingrid Gerdes – I Need A Man – High Priestess
6. The Holmes Brothers – Soldier of Love – Brotherhood
7. Lynwood Slim – Old Honkie Tonk Piano Roll Blues – Hard To Kill
8. Markey Blue – Baby I’m Cryin’ – Hey Hey
9. Jon Spear Band – Devil’s Highway – Old Soul
10. Mike Osborn – Love vs. Ego – In The Dog House
11. The Reverend Shawn Amos – (The Girl Is) Heavy – The Reverend Shawn Amos Tells It
12. DA Foster – The Real Thing – The Real Thing

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Last week, Full-Time Blues Radio took time to salute the legends of the Blues Hall of Fame. This week, we get back to the business of keeping the Blues alive with the best in New & Independent Blues Music. The majority of songs, this week, are new arrivals – and over half of them are 2014 releases! There’s a wide selection of Blues styles, this week, as well.

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “I’m Gonna Walk Outside” by Joe Louis Walker. It comes off his brand new Alligator Records release, Hornet’s Nest. Joe Louis Walker teamed up with Grammy winning producer Tom Hambridge for the new record, which features a dozen new recordings and nine original songs. Click Here to Visit JoeLouisWalker.com

1. Nick Moss Band – Been Gone So Long – Time Ain’t Free
2. Kyle Henderson – One Thing Everybody Wants – Brand New Chance
3. Tinsley Ellis – The Only Thing – Midnight Blue
4. Roscoe Levee & The Southern Slide – I Got My Own Plan – Get It While You Can
5. Richard Ray Farrell – Wild About You Baby – Shoe Shoppin’ Woman
6. Los Fabulocos – Los Chucos Suaves – Dos
7. Johnny Sansone – Ranton With Stanton – Once It Gets Started
8. Savoy Brown – Backstreet Woman – Goin’ To The Delta
9. Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup – I’m Leavin’ Town – Sunny Road (2013)
10. Oklahoma Ollie – It Ain’t Me – OKO Now & Then
11. Eugene Hideaway Bridges – Rise Above It – Roots & Vines
12. Guy Davis – Walkin’ Blues – The Adventures Of Fishy Waters
13. Joe Louis Walker – I’m Gonna Walk Outside – Hornet’s Nest

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