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The first few weeks of each new year provide an opportunity to catch up after the holidays with new release albums that came out at the end of the previous year. That’s what you’ll hear, this week, on Full-Time Blues Radio. There are seven albums featured in this playlist that have never had music on the show before!

Courtesy JP Cadillac Records

Courtesy JP Cadillac Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Brand New Fool” by the Knickerbocker All-Stars, featuring Sugar Ray Norcia on vocals. It comes off the new CD Go Back Home To The Blues, which is available now. The Knickerbocker All-Stars are a somewhat rotating group of the American northeast’s best Blues musicians who have been a part of many great bands over the years, including Roomful of Blues, the Duke Robillard Band, Sugar Ray and the Blue Tones and others. Men who play on this disc include Sax Gordon, Mark Teixiera, Monster Mike Welch and Al Basile!

All proceeds from the sale of this CD and digital album will benefit the non-profit Knickerbocker Music Center, which is “a non-profit formed to preserve, cultivate, and grow the “Knick’s” unique brand of blues, as well as expand access to music of all kinds by transforming the Knick into both an exciting performance venue and an exceptional center for music education.” Complete details are available on their official website at

1. Mike Zito & The Wheel – Chin Up – Keep Coming Back
2. Tim Williams – Lightnin’ – So Low
3. Voo Davis – Low Hangin’ Fruit – Midnight Mist
4. Walkin’ Cane Mark – Arizona Woman – Tryin’ To Make You Understand: Remastered
5. Omar Coleman – Sit Down Baby – Born And Raised
6. Mississippi Bigfoot – Mighty River – Population Unknown
7. Luther Dickinson – Vandalize – Rock N’ Roll Blues
8. Joyann Parker & Sweet Tea – Jigsaw Heart – On The Rocks
9. Paul Thorn – Doctor My Eyes – Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne
10. Hurricane Ruth LaMaster – Built For Comfort – Winds Of Change EP
11. Jackie Payne – Somewhere Down the Line – I Saw The Blues
12. Sean Costello – Feel Like I Ain’t Got A Home – In The Magic Shop
13. Knickerbocker All-Stars – Brand New Fool – Go Back Home To The Blues

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This week, we celebrate Independence Day with a playlist honoring These United States of the Blues! Each song in the show features a different state in the title (although I did sneak in the “Star Spangled Banner.”) There’s no way we could fit 50 songs into this hour; but the selection of tunes is phenomenal, and it upholds our promise to bring you the widest variety of new Blues music.

Have a happy and safe Independence Day weekend! – Johnny Full-Time

1. Patrick Sweany – Leave Ohio – That Old Southern Drag
2. Shawn Holt and the Teardrops – Down In Virginia – Daddy Told Me
3. Mike Zito – Gone to Texas – Gone To Texas
4. RJ Mischo – Minnesota Woman – Make It Good
5. Nasty Ned – Star Spangled Banner – Roots 52
6. Wes Mackey – Thank You Carolina – Life Is A Journey
7. Evan Watson – Indiana – A Town Called Blue
8. Guy Davis – Georgia Rag – The Adventures Of Fishy Waters: In Bed With The Blues
9. Valerie June – Tennessee Time – Pushin’ Against A Stone
10. Microwave Dave & The Nukes – Alabama Saturday Night – Last Time I Saw You
11. Wanda Jackson – California Stars – Unfinished Business
12. Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar – Mississippi Sun – Send The Nightingale
13. AZ Kenny Tsak and 56 Deluxe – Down South Florida – Like We Do! Live
14. Eric Noden Band – Alaska – Solid Ground

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