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This edition of Full-Time Blues Radio features a healthy dose of true independent release Blues CDs. You’ll also find new arrivals from Earwig Music, American Showplace Music, and others. Listen for tracks by Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown, Todd Wolfe Band, and Keb Mo, among others. It’s a great hour of music that came together effortlessly thanks to terrific songs.

Courtesy Dane Phillip Smith

Courtesy Dane Phillip Smith

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Lovers Curse” by Dane Phillip Smith. Dane’s new, self-released album for 2015 is I’ll Carry On, and it is available now through all major digital retailers. Smith is based out of Columbus, Ohio; and he reached out directly to Full-Time Blues Radio following episode 1533 (Click Here to Listen) That show was recorded on the road in Dayton, Ohio.

You can visit Dane Phillip Smith’s ReverbNation profile for more information and links to his social networking websites and links to purchase I’ll Carry On through several platforms. Click Here to Visit the Site

1. Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown – Oh Rosa – The Devil To Pay
2. Todd Wolfe Band – Black Queen – Long Road Back
3. Hurricane Ruth – Work It – Born On The River
4. Lara & the Bluz Dawgs – I Wonder – Howlin’
5. Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams – Bad Luck Charm – Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
6. Dalannah and Owen – Why I Sing the Blues – Been Around A While
7. Georgie Bonds – St. James Infirmary – Stepping Into Time
8. David Gogo – Our Last Goodbye – Vicksburg Call
9. Keb’ Mo’ – More For Your Money – Bluesamericana
10. Les Copeland – Why We Love Each Other – To Be In Your Company
11. Nathan James – Look Before I Leap – Hear Me Calling
12. Raoul and the Big Time – Get Out of My Life Woman – Hollywood Blvd
13. Dane Phillip Smith – Lovers Curse – I’ll Carry On

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This week’s shift inside the Home for New & Independent Blues Music kicks off with some distinct Chicago Blues harmonica. Beginning there, we get to enjoy nine brand new arrivals inside the 13-track playlist. These new arrivals make up the majority of a crop of new independent albums becoming available to Blues fans over the next month.


The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is a cover of Bobby “Blue” Bland’s classic tune, “Ain’t No Love In the Heart of the City.” The song appears on Jo Harman and Company’s brand new concert recording, Live At The Royal Albert Hall. Jo Harman is rapidly establishing herself as a highly regarded and in-demand Blues diva, showcasing her influences of Blues, Soul, Gospel, and more on this disc. This concert was recorded by the BBC in October of 2013, mere weeks before her debut studio album, Dirt On My Tongue, was released.

In 2014, Jo Harman was named ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ at the British Blues Awards; and now, she celebrates the release of Live At The Royal Albert Hall. Make sure to check out the performance video below this week’s playlist, where you can watch Jo Harman and Company play another song that appears on this disc. You can also find out more about Jo, her music and tour schedule, at her official website –

1. Jim Liban & the Joel Paterson Trio – Must’ve Been Dreaming – I Say What I Mean
2. Billy Boy Arnold – 99 Pounds – The Blues Soul Of Billy Boy Arnold
3. Rick Estrin and the Nightcats – You Gonna Lie – You Asked For It…Live!
4. Skyla Burrell Band – Life Storms – Blues Scars
5. Keb Mo – The Worst Is Yet To Come – Bluesamericana
6. Big Apple Blues – Wake Up and Do Something – Energy
7. Jim Suhler – Jump Up Sister – Panther Burn
8. SE Willis – Drinking Blues – Turtle Dove Bounce
9. Andy T-Nick Nixon Band – Last To Leave – Livin’ It Up
10. Trigger Hippy – Nothing New – Trigger Hippy
11. Jerry Lee Gingery & the Juju Kings – Mae Bea Sweet Baby – Southside Of Nowhere
12. John Weeks Band – Why Don’t We Sleep On It – John Weeks Band EP
13. Jo Harman and Company – Ain’t No Love In the Heart of the City – Live At The Royal Albert Hall

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It’s another great shift inside the Home for New & Independent Blues Music, this week, with some stellar tracks composing this show’s playlist. There are a few big names, several truly independent artists, and a wide spectrum of Blues styles.

Courtesy Severn Records

This week’s featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Trouble No More.” The new version of the Muddy Waters classic comes from the brand new album For Pops: A Tribute To Muddy Waters. That album is by Mud Morganfield and Kim Wilson, and it is available from Severn Records beginning August 19, 2014.

In the liner notes to this CD, it is noted that following Severn releases individually by both Mud Morganfield and Kim Wilson’s Fabulous Thunderbirds, the label was overwhelmed with messages clamoring for Mud and Kim to collaborate. The two delightfully agreed, and the sessions were described a variety of ways, including magical, relaxed, and a true family affair. The top tier band assembled for these sessions all recorded live to tape in the same room, to capture the magic of the moment and the love of the music.

For Pops features 14 songs, mixing Muddy’s own compositions and songs from others that he recorded in his lifetime. There’s also a wide selection of tracks from his catalog, as opposed to running down his greatest hits. The album is highly anticipated, and will be regarded as one of the year’s best. Make sure to check out the video below this week’s playlist from Mud Morganfield’s official YouTube channel, featuring another song off this album.

You can find additional information about Mud Morganfield, Kim Wilson, and Severn Records at the following links:

1. Ray Bonneville – Lone Freighter’s Wail – Easy Gone
2. Steve Freund with Gloria Hardiman – That’s All Right – Set Me Free
3. The MacKenzie Blues Band – Aint Tryin To Hide – Slam! Bam!
4. Laura Rain and the Caesars – Closer – Closer
5. Eddie Cotton – Leave Love Alone – Here I Come
6. Catl – Shakin’ House Blues – This Shkin’ House
7. Luther Dickinson – Bar Band – Rock ‘N Roll Blues
8. Jimmy Thackery – Coffee and Chicken – Wide Open
9. Ty Curtis – All It Took – Water Under The Bridge
10. Bob Stroger & Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith – Clever Mama – Keepin’ It Together
11. Keb’ Mo’ – Do It Right – BluesAmericana
12. Dave “Hurricane” Hoerl – Pure & Simple Blues – Un-Twisted
13. Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson – Trouble No More – For Pops: A Tribute To Muddy Waters

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After three special episodes, it is time to get back into the business of new and independent Blues music here on Full-Time Blues Radio. There’s a fantastic selection of new arrivals this week, featuring 10 out of 12 releases coming from 2014, several of which are making their debut on the show. There’s established names, young guns on the rise, and a brand new album by Keb Mo!

Courtesy Alligator Records

This week’s featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “I Refuse to Lose” by Jarekus Singleton. The song provided the title for Jarekus’ Alligator Records debut album Refuse To Lose, which is available now. Jarekus is a 29-year-old Mississippi native who has worked hard in his young life, and is starting to gain a ton of momentum in the Blues community. He draws on his favorite artists from a huge selection of different genres to create his own signature brand of next-gen Blues.
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1. Brent Johnson – Don’t Make A Sound – Set The World On Fire
2. Keb’ Mo’ – I’m Gonna Be Your Man – Bluesamericana
3. Mark T. Small – Buck Rag – Smokin’ Blues
4. Jim Byrnes – St. Louis Blues – St. Louis Times
5. Kent Burnside – I’m Cryin – My World Is So Cold
6. Little Mike and The Tornadoes – Wonder Why – All The Right Moves
7. The Bluesmasters – Colorado Boogie – Volume 3
8. Mark Hummel – Drivin’ Me Mad – The Hustle Is Really On
9. Bad Brad and the Fat Cats – Take A Walk With Me – Take A Walk With Me
10. Dave Keller – Is It Over? – Soul Changes
11. Al Basile – Don’t Make Me Beg – Woke Up In Memphis
12. Terry Davidson and The Gears – Monkey Hand – Sonic Soul Sessions
13. Jarekus Singleton – I Refuse To Lose – Refuse To Lose

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This week’s shift inside the Home for New & Independent Blues Music features a cosmopolitan list of tunes from around the world. There’s Blues from Mississippi, Memphis, Chicago, and Texas, along with Canada and Israel! The duo Catl opened this week’s show. Scroll down below this week’s playlist to watch the official music video for “Gateway Blues” and check out their website.

Courtesy Blue Corn Music

Courtesy Blue Corn Music

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox,” this week, is “Her Good Lovin” by John Nemeth. It comes off his brand new album Memphis Grease. For this new record, John teamed up with Scott Bomar and the highly touted Memphis band The BoKeys, and recorded on 8-track analog tape in Scott’s studio. The result is a record that will stand as a watershed in John’s career, and will likely be remembered as one of the best Blues albums of this generation, at the very least. For complete album information, tour dates, and more – Click Here to visit John

1. Catl – Gateway Blues – Unreleased Video Single
2. Keb’ Mo’ – Rock Me on the Water – Looking into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne
3. Mississippi Adam Riggle – Good Times Bad Times – The Louisville Blues Compilation Vol II
4. Mick Kolassa – Land of the Crossroads – Michissippi Mick
5. John & Sylvia Embry – Blues This Morning – Troubles
6. Dani Dorchin – This Far Behind – One Man Band
7. Moreland & Arbuckle – Red Bricks – 7 Cities
8. Polly O’Keary & the Rhythm Method – Your Honor – Compass
9. Blue Lunch – Sixty Minute Man – The Blue Lunch Special
10. Kelly Richey Band – Workin’ Hard Woman – Live At The Blue Wisp
11. The Chris Duarte Group – Let’s Have a Party – Live
12. Scissormen – Jumper on the Line – Big Shoes: Walking And Talking The Blues
13. John Németh – Her Good Lovin – Memphis Grease

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