Listen: Episode 1603

The new 2016 releases are starting to trickle into the mailbox here at the workshop. There are three 2016 albums featured in this playlist, along with three 2015 albums that have never been featured on the show. In addition, Johnny Full-Time takes a few moments to honor the late Otis Clay, and we’ll hear a pair of recent releases that feature the late Soul giant.

Courtesy Davide Pannozzo

Courtesy Davide Pannozzo

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Freedom.” The song is performed by Italian guitarist and singer Davide Pannozzo, and it appears on his EP 2015. The six-song set features a few songs off Davide’s previous full-length CD, A Portrait Of Jimi Hendrix. The EP also includes versions of “Feels Like Rain” (famously recorded by Buddy Guy) and Elmore James’ “It Hurts Me Too.”

Davide Pannozzo started playing classical guitar at the age of six, and he has incorporated that immense skill into his rock influenced Blues music, along with his love for guitarists like Hendrix, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour and others. Make sure to scroll down below this week’s playlist to watch Davide and his band perform another Hendrix cover, “If Six Was Nine.” You can also find complete information about Pannozzo, his music, and more at his official website,

1. Benny Turner – I Can’t Leave – When She’s Gone
2. Pinetop Perkins & Jimmy Rogers – For You My Love – Genuine Blues Legends
3. Laura Rain and the Caesars – Cherry Pickin’ – Gold
4. Jason Vivone & the Billy Bats – Kansas City Blues – The Avenue
5. EG Kight – Low Mileage Woman – A New Day
6. Billy Price & Otis Clay – You Got Me Hummin’ – This Time For Real
7. Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls – Poor Little Rich Girl – Soul Brothers
8. Tedeschi Trucks Band – Anyhow – Let Me Get By
9. Andy Cohen – Seldom Seen Slim – Road Be Kind
10. Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra – Shudder – Preach ‘Em Now! EP
11. Jack White – Entitlement – Lazaretto
12. Roscoe Levee & The Southern Slide – My Gospel – Get It While You Can
13. Davide Pannozzo – Freedom – EP 2015

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This week, the Home for New & Independent Blues Music is crafting a playlist filled with big name new release music. There’s new Blues from Gary Clark, Jr., Marcia Ball, and the Blind Pig Records debut of JW Jones. In addition, Johnny Full-Time recently visited Jack White’s Third Man Records in Nashville, Tennessee and recorded a report directly onto a vinyl record! Hear that report, along with a number off of Jack’s incredible album Lazaretto.

Courtesy Perpetual Obscurity

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.” The track is the opener to Paul Thorn’s new album, Too Blessed To Be Stressed. That album is available now from Paul’s own label, Perpetual Obscurity; and you can get it in a variety of formats, including vinyl LP.

In the mean time, Too Blessed To Be Stressed features Paul Thorn’s amazing songwriting, featuring cinematic lyrics that play out slices of life in song. Look for standout numbers like the title cut, “Old Stray Dogs and Jesus,” and “Everybody Needs Somebody,” which you can watch the official music video for, just under this week’s playlist. If you’d like more information about Paul Thorn, Too Blessed To Be Stressed, and his tour schedule – Visit

1. JW-Jones – Coming After Me – Belmont Boulevard
2. Marcia Ball – Clean My House – The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man
3. The Knickerbocker All-Stars – Turn on Your Love Light – Open Mic At The Knick
4. Liz Mandeville – Silver Lining (Shirley’s Blues) – Heart ‘O Chicago
5. Iko-Iko – Pet de Kat – Bullets In The Bonfire, Vol. 1
6. Jack White – Three Women – Lazaretto
7. Gary Clark, Jr. – Numb – Live
8. Jimmy Carpenter – When You’re Ready – Walk Away
9. Jeremiah Johnson – Call a Taxi – Grind
10. Markus James – Head for the Hills – Head For The Hills
11. Pork Chop Willie – Devil In My Soul – Love Is The Devil
12. Paul Thorn – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright – Too Blessed To Be Stressed

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Listen: Episode 1401 Grammy Preview

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Full-Time Blues Radio runs down the Grammy nominations that matter. In this episode, hear Blues music that’s been nominated in several different categories. There’s also a complete breakdown of the Best Blues Album category, with a featured song and information about each of the five nominees!

The Grammys are January 26, 2014 on CBS, but the winner of the Blues category is typically not revealed on the broadcast. Count on to keep you updated. Follow Johnny Full-Time on Twitter @fulltimeblues and be sure to “Like” the Show on Facebook

There’s also Grammy nominated music videos from Jack White and Ben Harper/Charlie Musselwhite found below this week’s playlist. Be sure to scroll down and check ’em out!

1. Gary Clark Jr. – Ain’t Messin ‘Round – Blak And Blu
2. James Cotton – Mississippi Mud – Cotton Mouth Man
3. Mavis Staples – Jesus Wept – One True Vine
4. Jack White – I’m Shakin’ – Blunderbuss
5. Allen Toussaint – Freedom For The Stallion – Songbook
6. Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Rhymes – Seesaw
7. Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite – Get Up! – Get Up!
8. The Civil Wars – From This Valley – Mercyland: Hymns For The Rest Of Us
9. James Harman – It’s Too Late Brother – Remembering Little Walter
10. The Rolling Stones – Doom & Gloom – Grrr!
11. Taj Mahal – Fishing Blues – They All Played For Us:
Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration

12. Bobby Rush – What is the Blues – Down In Louisiana

Jack White “I’m Shakin'” Nominee, Best Music Video

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite “I’m In I’m Out I’m Gone: The Making Of Get Up!
Nominee, Best Music Film

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56th Grammy Award Nominations

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56th Grammy Award Nominations

The nominees for the 56th Grammy Awards were announced last night, and if you tuned in to the live concert announcements on CBS to catch the Blues category, you wasted your time. The full list of nominees is available, however, on But, Full-Time Blues Radio has you covered on the Blues category right here, right now!

It’s a great year for harmonica players in the Blues category, especially if your name is Charlie Musselwhite! Charlie is nominated twice in this category: once for his collaboration with Ben Harper on their album Get Up!, and once as a part of the all-star lineup on the live tribute album Remembering Little Walter, alongside Billy Boy Arnold, Sugar Ray Norcia, Mark Hummel, and James Harman.

Legendary harmonica ace James Cotton is nominated for his stellar album Cotton Mouth Man; and our personal favorite album of the year here at the Full-Time Blues Radio offices – Bobby Rush’s Down In Louisiana rounds out the nominations alongside Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa’s Seesaw.

Only One can win, however, and you can count on us to keep you posted as to who takes home the trophy on January 26, 2014. Make sure to scroll down and check out the other notable nominations from other categories, as well. Check out the full list below.

Best Blues Album

Remembering Little Walter
Various Artists
Blind Pig Records

Cotton Mouth Man
James Cotton
Alligator Records

Get Up!
Ben Harper, Charlie Musselwhite

Beth Hart, Joe Bonamassa
J&R Adventures

Down In Louisiana
Bobby Rush
Deep Rush








Other Notable Nominations
Best Rock Performance: Jack White “I’m Shakin'”
Best Rock Song: “Ain’t Messin’ Round” Gary Clark Jr.//”Doom and Gloom” Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Best Traditional R&B Performance: Gary Clark Jr. “Please Come Home”
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: The Civil Wars “From This Valley”
Best Americana Album: Mavis Staples One True Vine//Allen Toussaint Songbook
Best Folk Album: Various Artists They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration
Best Regional Roots Album: Terrence Simien & the Zydeco Experience Dockside Sessions
Best Music Video: Jack White “I’m Shakin'”
Best Music Film: Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite I’m In I’m Out I’m Gone: The Making Of Get Up!