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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:

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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Courtesy Blues Foundation

The 2013 Blues Music Awards were held in Memphis, Tennessee by the Blues Foundation. The huge annual event features a long evening of amazing performances, once in a lifetime collaborations, and award presentations. It also gives fans an opportunity to spend time alongside their favorite artists.

Click Here to View the Complete List of Winners!

This week’s episode of Full-Time Blues Radio features music by winners at the 2013 BMAs, as well as a complete rundown of the list of winners.

1. Michael “Iron Man” Burks – Storm Warning – Show Of Strength
2. Magic Slim & the Teardrops – Someone Else is Steppin’ In – Bad Boy
3. Mannish Boys – I Woke Up Screaming – Double Dynamite
4. Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones – Hoochie Coochie Man – Live At The Checkerboard Lounge
5. Tab Benoit – Sunrise – Medicine
6. Big Llou Johnson – They Call Me Big Llou – They Call Me Big Llou
7. Rick Estrin And The Nightcats – The Legend Of Taco Cobbler – One Wrong Turn
8. Eric Bibb – Movin’ Up – Deeper in the Well
9. Ann Rabson with Bob Margolin – Anywhere You Go – Not Alone
10. Southern Hospitality – Shoestring Budget – Easy Livin’
11. Tedeschi Trucks Band – Don’t Let Me Slide – Revelator Live EP
12. Irma Thomas – River Is Waiting – The Soul Queen Of New Orleans 50th Anniversary Celebration
13. Janiva Magness – I Won’t Cry – Stronger For It
14. Curtis Salgado – Love Man – Soul Shot

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2013 Blues Music Awards

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Courtesy Blues Foundation

The Blues Foundation held their huge annual Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tennessee, and member voting revealed a great list of worthy winners at this year’s event. As always, there were live performances that couldn’t be seen anywhere else. The entire event was broadcast live on Sirius-XM Radio’s B.B. King’s Bluesville channel. Check out the complete list below and Don’t Miss Episode 1318 of Full-Time Blues Radio, when we’ll play music from the winners!

Big winners at this year’s event included Tedeschi Trucks Band, who took home three trophies, including the Gibson Guitar Award for best guitar player, which went to Derek Trucks. The late Michael Burks led the way for posthumous honors, winning both Album of the Year and Contemporary Blues Album of the Year.

But, Curtis Salgado was the night’s biggest honoree. Salgado, who has been battling cancer for some time now, and actually had to come off the road for a bit, won the night’s biggest proze – B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, as well as Soul Blues Male Artist and Soul Blues Album of the Year!
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2013 Blues Music Award Winners
Acoustic Artist: Eric Bibb
Acoustic Album: Not Alone – Ann Rabson w/ Bob Margolin
Traditional Blues Album: Double Dynamite – The Mannish Boys
Traditional Blues Male Artist: Magic Slim
Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female): Ruthie Foster
Historical: Bear Family Records for Plug It In! Turn It Up! Electric Blues – Various Artists
DVD: Eagle Rock Entertainment for Live at Checkerboard Lounge – Muddy Waters & Rolling Stones
Pinetop Perkins Piano Player: Victor Wainwright
Instrumentalist-Horn: Eddie Shaw
Instrumentalist-Harmonica: Rick Estrin
Instrumentalist-Drums: Cedric Burnside
Instrumentalist-Bass: Bob Stroger
Gibson Guitar: Derek Trucks
Rock Blues Album: Everybody’s Talkin’ – Tedeschi Trucks Band
Band: Tedeschi Trucks Band
Contemporary Blues Album: Show of Strength – Michael Burks
Contemporary Blues Male Artist: Tab Benoit
Contemporary Blues Female Artist: Janiva Magness
Album: Show of Strength – Michael Burks
Song: “I Won’t Cry” written by Janiva Magness & Dave Darling – Stronger For It (Janiva Magness)
Best New Artist Debut: They Call Me Big Llou – Big LLou Johnson
Soul Blues Female Artist: Irma Thomas
Soul Blues Male Artist: Curtis Salgado
Soul Blues Album: Soul Shot – Curtis Salgado
B.B King Entertainer: Curtis Salgado

Update: Curtis Salgado Surgery Successful

Courtesy Alligator Records

Alligator Records officials report Curtis Salgado’s cancer surgery was successful, and doctors expect the Soul Blues artist to make a complete recovery. Curtis Salgado will remain in the hospital for roughly a week afterward to begin his recovery. He will reportedly be sidelined for up to a month, after that, and is hoping to get back on the road as soon as possible.
Friends and fans continue their efforts to raise funds to help offset medical bills. If you’d like to help out, you can make a secure online donation At This Website. You can also mail your donation to:

Curtis Salgado Fund
c/o Odaglas LLC Donation Account
US Bancorp
2550 NW 188th Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97124

One of the best ways to help is to simply purchase Curtis’ music. It’s a win-win for Blues fans, when they support an artist by purchasing their albums. To do that, check out

Click Here to see our previous post regarding Curtis Salgado.

Playlist for the Week of July 23, 2012

There are a ton of brand new releases throughout this week’s very diverse slate of tunes. There’s a set of piano Blues songs, some heavier stuff, more soulful material, and some stone cold Bluesers, too.
The featured selection from Johnny’s Mailbox this week is Zac Harmon’s new CD, Music Is Medicine, a self released CD available now. Click Here for

Playlist Format

Artist – Song Title – Album

1. Pinetop Perkins – Pinetop’s Blues – Heaven
2. Johnny Neel – Johnny Needs a Shot – Every Kinda’ Blues
3. Lisa Biales – Blues Stay Away From Me ft. EG Kight – Just Like Honey
4. Too Slim & The Taildraggers – Inside of Me – Shiver
5. Johnny Mastro and Mama’s Boys – Thunder Roll – Luke’s Dream
6. The Jimmy Bowskill Band – Salty Dog – The Jimmy Bowskill Band
7. Les Copeland – Crying For An Angel – Don’t Let The Devil In
8. Eddie C. Campbell – Soup Bone (Reheated) – Spider Eating Preacher
9. Marion James – Man Size Job – Northside Soul
10. Johnny Rawls – Take You For A Ride – Memphis Still Got Soul
11. Debbie Davies – Don’t Put the Blame on Me – After The Fall
12. Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers – Hang Up And Drive – Feel The Heat
13. Zac Harmon – Country Boy – Music Is Medicine