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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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This week’s influx of new Blues CDs is filled with a majority of guitar-driven sounds leaning toward Blues Rock. We’re committed to the widest variety of new Blues music, though, so, it took some intense listening to find the songs that give this playlist that broad spectrum of styles that you’ve come to know and love on this show.

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is a version of Little Walter’s “Just Keep Loving Her,” performed by Westside Andy. The new, independently released live album is Blues Just Happen, and it features Andy performing with a band that includes friends Barrelhouse Chuck and Billy Flynn. You can find out all about Westside Andy, view his tour dates, and order the new CD directly from his official website, WestsideAndy.com

1. Deuce ‘n a Quarter – Just The Blues – Take The Journey
2. Jay Stollman – I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water – Room For One More
3. Bryan Himes – I Love Everything About You – One Night In The Delta
4. Crissinger – Shake A Leg – Blues Expression
5. Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real – I Ain’t Mad Anymore –
I Ain’t Mad Anymore Demos
6. Bob Malone – Hard Times – Mojo Deluxe
7. Breezy Rodio – Too Lazy – So Close To It
8. Wifee and the Huzz Band – Girl Can’t Take It –
Songs Of Eternal Love And Immediate Satisfaction
9. The New Basement Tapes – Liberty Street – Lost On The River [Bonus Tracks]
10. Ken Valdez – Sugar Shakin’ Boogaloo – The Hang
11. The Cosmic Situation – Country Girl – Spinning My Wheels
12. Albert Castiglia – Just Like Jesus – Solid Ground
13. Westside Andy – Just Keep Loving Her – Blues Just Happen

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This week’s episode of Full-Time Blues Radio is a terrific showcase of just how broad the Blues genre really is. The show kicks off with the title cut from the brand new album by Buddy Guy. From there, you’ll hear songs with a little Rock, a little Soul, and much more – including a collaboration between John Ginty and rapper Redman.

Courtesy Raisin' Music Records

Courtesy Raisin’ Music Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Still A Fool.” The song is performed by John Primer and the Living History Band with special guest Derek Trucks! It appears on a new CD titled Muddy Waters 100, which is an officially authorized tribute that is anchored by Primer and the Living History Band, but also features appearances by Gary Clark, Jr. Keb Mo, the late Johnny Winter, James Cotton, Bob Margolin and more!

The album is a celebration of the centennial of McKinley Morganfield’s birth. The beautiful packaging for the CD is a hard bound book with nearly 50 pages of liner notes, rare photos, and additional information. You can find complete details on the record at the official website for this release, MuddyWaters100.com

Make sure to check out the video below this week’s playlist, so you can hear Shemekia Copeland perform “Got My Mojo Working”, and Click here to listen to samples of all of this album’s songs.

1. Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar – Born To Play Guitar
2. Albert Cummings – Up Your Sleeve – Someone Like You
3. Kern Pratt – Cotton Pickin’ – Broken Chains
4. Rick Vito – Easy Baby – Mojo On My Side
5. Charlie Parr – Falcon – Stumpjumper
6. John Ginty – Fredo, Remix ft. Redman – No Filter
7. Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen – RL Burnside (Sleight Return) – Love & Life
8. Greg Nagy – Been Such A Long Time – Stranded
9. Frank Bey & Anthony Paule Band – Next To My Heart – Not Goin’ Away
10. Jackie Payne – When the Blues Comes Knockin’ – I Saw The Blues
11. Slam Allen – When the Blues Come Around – Feel These Blues
12. Muddy Waters 100 – Still a Fool ft. John Primer, The Living History Band,
and Derek Trucks – Muddy Waters 100

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The Vinyl Report: Big Mama Thornton

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Two classic albums from one of the greatest Blues shouters of all time will be re-released April 21, 2015 on limited edition vinyl LP. Arhoolie Records is reissuing Big Mama Thornton’s In Europe and The Queen At Monterey, and each album will be pressed on their own distinct colored vinyl.

thornton-ineuropeIn Europe, originally released in 1966, was recorded on October 20, 1965 as a part of the Folk Blues Festival tour that crossed Europe that year. Thornton was backed by a legendary band that consisted of Buddy Guy (guitar,) Big Walter “Shakey” Horton (harmonica,) Fred Below (drums,) Eddie Boyd (keys,) and Jimmie Lee Robinson (bass.)

This new LP of In Europe comes in full mono, with the platter pressed in red vinyl limited to 500 copies.

thornton-montereyBig Mama: The Queen At Monterey, also known as Big Mama Thornton With Muddy Waters Blues Band and Big Mama And The Chicago Blues Band was also originally released in 1966. As you may have guessed, Willie Mae Thornton is backed by Muddy Waters and his knockout lineup of Blues heavyweights that include Otis Spann (keys,) James Cotton (harmonica,) Sammy Lawhorn (guitar,) Luther Johnson (bass,) and Fracis Clay (drums.)

This record was cut from Big Mama’s performance at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1966, and the new LP release is pressed in a translucent gold platter that is limited to 500 copies.

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Images used courtesy Arhoolie Records.

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This week, we begin with Etta Britt paying tribute to one of her heroes, Delbert McClinton. We move from there into music from second generation star Murali Coryell, and the playlist is filled with amazing tunes the rest of the way through – including a new release by the legendary Dr. John! The good doctor has just released an album in tribute to the great Louis Armstrong, and the selection featured on this show is a duet with Shemekia Copeland, “Sweet Hunk o Trash,” that Louis Armstrong recorded with Billie Holiday.

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The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Play My Song.” The track comes off the new EP, The Back On Track Recording Project, by The Jordan Patterson Band.

Jordan Patterson grew up listening to Blues greats, and was heavily influenced by harmonica players like James Cotton and Paul Butterfield. His debut, Give me A Chance was well received and featured guest appearances by Bobby Rush and Bobby Parker. Jordan Patterson then took several years off to forge a successful career behind the scenes of the music business. He was a tour manager and promoter for huge pop stars and venues.

The fire to perform grew hotter over the years, and Jordan has put together a new band. This EP is a preview of the upcoming full-length album they are preparing for release later this year. Make sure to scroll below this week’s playlist and watch a behind the scenes video with Jordan Patterson discussing these sessions, as well as a music video for “Heartbreaker,” another song off this EP! You can also find more information on his official website JordanPatterson.ca

1. Etta Britt – Somebody To Love You – Etta Does Delbert
2. Murali Coryell – Kiss Me First – Restless Mind
3. Albert Castiglia – Love One Another – Solid Ground
4. Fathead – Evil Eye – Fatter Than Ever
5. Vincent Hayes – The Grind – The Grind
6. Sena Ehrhardt – Slow Down – Live My Life
7. Candye Kane – You Ain’t All That – Coming Out Swingin’
8. Chris O’Leary Band – Louisiana Woman – Live At Blues Now!
9. Susan O’Neil – Sugar Daddy – Louisville Blues Compilation Vol II
10. Dr. John – Sweet Hunk o Trash ft Shemekia Copeland – Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit Of Satch
11. Honey Roy – Family – Family
12. Arthur Migliazza – Suitcase Blues – Laying It Down
13. Jordan Patterson Band – Play My Song – The Back On Track Recording Project EP

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