Listen: Episode 1615

This week’s selections come from albums dropped in 2016, 15, 14, 13, 12 and 10. This wide time frame allows for a diverse selection of music that has never before aired on this show. There are many truly independent releases featured in this hour. There’s also a tribute to Country music icon Merle Haggard, who passed away last week. “Merle Haggard held a deep love and high regard for the Blues, and he had a big impact on my music tastes. He is a favorite of my father’s, and that love for his music was passed down to me.” – Johnny Full-Time

Courtesy Ruf Records

Courtesy Ruf Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Little Miss Suzie” by Tasha Taylor. It comes off her label debut with Ruf Records, Honey For The Biscuit. Tasha has been hard at work on this album for three years, now; and she could have easily ridden her father’s legendary name to an easier path to notoriety. The daughter of Stax legend Johnnie Taylor, however, chose the noble path to acclaim on her own merits as a singer, songwriter and musician.

She has a little help from her friends, who joined her in studio for this new release. “Little Miss Suzie” features special guest Robert Randolph! Other guests throughout the CD are Samantha Fish, Tommy Castro, and Keb Mo. You can find out additional information about Tasha, her new album, and more on her official website TashaTaylor.com

1. Bob Margolin – Low Life Blues – My Road
2. Brad Wilson – All Kinds Of A Fool – Power Blues Guitar Live
3. The Veldman Brothers – Killing Floor – Bringin’ It To You Live
4. Sean Pinchin – Charity Case – Monkey Brain
5. Tim Williams – My Big Money – So Low
6. Merle Haggard – California Blues – The Complete ’60s Captiol Singles
7. Chad Nordhoff – Workin’ Man Blues – Good Work, If You Can Get It
8. Bing Futch – Harperville – Unresolved Blues
9. Josh Hoyer And The Shadowboxers – Blood And Bone – Living By The Minute
10. Crispin Schroeder – World Inside My Mind – Following Branches Down To The Roots
11. Lurrie Bell – Don’t Let The Devil Ride – The Devil Ain’t Got No Music
12. Dave “Hurricane” Hoerl – Grand Old Game – Un-Twisted
13. Tasha Taylor – Little Miss Suzie – Honey For The Biscuit

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Listen: Episode 1432

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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.

Courtesy Flaming Cheese Records

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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Listen: Episode 1408 Louisiana Sounds

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The Home for New & Independent Blues Music expands, playing Cajun, Zydeco, and a little bit of Jazz. This week, we listen to the sounds of Louisiana on Full-Time Blues Radio! Sure, New Orleans is constantly in the discussion of best music cities, but the entire state of Louisiana has created some of the most beloved music in a huge variety of styles. Like the food in Louisiana, the music down there often times features ingredients of all these different genres combining into an incredible feast for the ears. From legendary performers from the state, to international stars influenced by Louisiana’s music and culture, to younger stars keeping the traditions alive – this episode of Full-Time Blues Radio literally has something for everyone. One act I mentioned in the show, The Cajun Roosters, can be found online here: Click Here to visit CajunWeb.de

Courtesy Arhoolie Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is a spoken word introduction and the song “Grave Digger’s Blues” by “Papa” Lemon Nash. Nash was born in Lakeland, Louisiana, grew up in New Orleans, and performed throughout the United States in traveling medicine shows and circuses. He spent a large amount of his life as a performer in New Orleans, playing on street corners, in Jackson Square, and hustling money wherever he could by playing his signature ukulele.

Arhoolie Records released Papa Lemon: New Orleans Ukulele Maestro & Tent Show Troubadour in February 2014, and will soon release the recordings to vinyl, as well. These recordings were captured in three sessions between 1959 and 1961 by folklorists Harry Oster and Richard Allen. Arhoolie obtained the recordings and have now made them available on this album, only the second commercially available release featuring Papa Lemon Nash. Click Here for complete album information from Arhoolie.com

1. Allen Toussaint – It’s A New Orleans Thing – Songbook
2. Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience – In the Dog House/Dans La Maison Des Chien – Dockside Sessions
3. Corey Ledet and His Zydeco Band – Corey’s Breakdown – Destiny
4. Cajun Roosters – That Was Your Mother – Hell Yeah!
5. Jan Luley – Mamanita – Boonoonoonous
6. Cyril Neville – Swamp Funk – Magic Honey
7. The Savoy Family Band – Eunice Two Step – They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration
8. Anders Osborne – When Will I See You Again? – Black Eye Galaxy
9. David Egan – One Foot in the Bayou – David Egan
10. Macy Blackman & The Mighty Fines – Just the Same – I Didn’t Want To Do It
11. Buddy Flett – Nothin Easy – Rough Edges
12. Lemon Nash – We Played Everywhere (Speech) – Papa Lemon: New Orleans Ukulele Maestro & Tent Show Troubadour
13. Lemon Nash – Grave Digger’s Blues – Papa Lemon: New Orleans Ukulele Maestro & Tent Show Troubadour

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I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving. 2013 rolls on, and Full-Time Blues Radio isn’t stopping, so we’re back with another stacked playlist that features nine of 13 albums that are new arrivals to the show.

Courtesy Shortstack Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Back to You.” The track comes off the 2013 album release by Johnny Sansone, Once It Gets Started. The harmonica ace teamed up with Anders Osborne, who produced the album, and Johnny Sansone wrote all but two of the 11 songs.

Johnny is arguably crafting some of the best music of his career, and Once It Gets Started is another great album that follows hot on the heels of his successful album The Lord Is Waiting And The Devil Is Too. For complete information about the new album, Johnny Sansone’s tour schedule, and much more, check out his official website at the link. Click Here to Visit JohnnySansone.com

Scroll down below the playlist to enjoy a live video of Johnny Sansone performing “Once It Gets Started!”

  1. Davis Coen – Singing In My Spirit – Get Back In
  2. Tail Dragger – So Ezee – Stop Lyin’ The Lost Session
  3. Deb Ryder – Really Gone – Might Just Get Lucky
  4. Brandon Santini – Been So Blue – This Time Another Year
  5. Terry Manning – New Shade Of Blue – West Texas Skyline
  6. Eric Bibb – She Got Mine – Jericho Road
  7. Dan Bubien – Sniper – Empty Roads
  8. The Undaunted Professor Harp – My Life: An Exercise In Blue – They Call Me The Professor
  9. Gary Hoey – Going Down – Deja Blues
  10. Philip Sayce – Steamroller – Steamroller
  11. The Todd Wolfe Band – Come What May – Miles To Go
  12. Shawn Holt and the Teardrops – Get Your Business Straight  – Daddy Told Me
  13. Johnny Sansone – Back To You – Once It Gets Started

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Video: Slim Harpo Awards

The Slim Harpo Awards are handed out each year in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The awards honor individuals who have made an impact in the advancement and preservation of Blues music. Past winners have included Dr. John, Tab Benoit, Keith Richards, and radio host Nick Spitzer. Click Here for the Full List

The 2013 Slim Harpo Awards were handed out to Warren Storm, Guitar Gable Perrodin, Jockey Etienne, David Kearns and Harvey Knox. The awards are divided into three categories: Legends, Ambassadors and Pioneers. The awards ceremonies feature performances each year, and our friends at NOLA.com posted a great compilation video featuring highlights from this year’s event – Click Here to Watch!

The late James Moore rose to prominence under the name Slim Harpo. He recorded songs like “I’m a King Bee” and “I Got Love If You Want It,” and influenced Blues artists around the world.