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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

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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WC Handy Blues & BBQ Fest Preview (Episode 1524)

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The WC Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival celebrates its 25th year in 2015. The huge annual event has gained an amazing reputation from fans by providing free Blues and Zydeco concerts each summer starring top tier acts; and from artists for the great treatment that each year’s performers receive.

This week, Full-Time Blues Radio previews the 2015 edition of the festival with a rundown of the music schedule and an hour of songs by bands scheduled to perform this year. If you would like to learn more about the festival and see the exact schedule, you can visit their official website,

Courtesy Ruf Records

Courtesy Ruf Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Road Runner” by Samantha Fish. The track comes off Sam’s upcoming release on Ruf Records, Wild Heart, which is available beginning July 10, 2015. It’s her third studio album and you’re sure to hear several of the songs off it when she performs at the 2015 WC Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival. You can see Samantha Fish’s complete tour schedule, and much more, on her official website,

Click Here to preview tracks and pre-order Wild Heart

1. Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots – Boom Town – Boom Town
2. Mr. Sipp – TMBC – The Mississippi Blues Child
3. Devon Allman – Blackjack Heartattack – Ragged & Dirty
4. Jarekus Singleton – Blame Game – Refuse To Lose
5. Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band – Get in the Pocket – Bayou Road
6. Mo Mojo – Love Ain’t So Simple Anymore – Mom’s Birthday Album
7. Doug MacLeod – Black Nights – There’s A Time
8. The Beat Daddys – Big Thighs – Live At The Quincy Blues Fest 2007
9. Robert Randolph & the Family Band – Back to the Wall – We Walk This Road
10. Doyle Bramhall II & Smokestack – Soul Shaker – Welcome
11. Ronnie Baker Brooks – You Make Me Feel So Good – Golddigger
12. Samantha Fish – Road Runner – Wild Heart

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This week’s playlist is simply phenomenal! There’s a wide variety of Blues styles, to go along with the diverse lineup of acts featured throughout the program. You’ve got marquis names Robert Randolph and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band kicking off the show, as well as relative newcomer Shy Perry (a young lady who has actually been performing alongside her father Bill for a while, now.) There’s even some international flavor, with Aussies Jimi Hocking & Rebecca Davey, as well as newly remastered live material from British Blues Rockers Humble Pie.

Courtesy Ruf Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is the highly anticipated follow-up to Samantha Fish’s Ruf Records debut. The new album, Black Wind Howlin’ sees Fish teaming up again with label mate Mike Zito – who has now produced both of Samantha’s Ruf Records CDs. There are appearances on the album by members of the band Royal Southern Brotherhood, and a duet between Sam and Paul Thorne on the track “Go to Hell.” Samantha Fish’s Ruf Debut Runaway won Best New Artist Debut at the 2012 Blues Music Awards, and she has been cementing her legacy as one of the hottest artists on the scene ever since.

Black Wind Howlin’ is available now in digital and CD formats from a variety of retailers. You can find album information, tour dates, multimedia and more online at

1. Robert Randolph – Take The Party – Lickety Split
2. Preservation Hall Jazz Band – T’aint Nobody’s Business – St. Peter & 57th Street
3. Jimi Hocking & Rebecca Davey – The Golden Rule – Jimi Hocking & Rebecca Davey
4. Humble Pie – Four Day Creep – Performance: Rockin’ The Fillmore – The Complete Recordings
5. Shy Perry – Whatever U Want – SHY
6. Lou Pride – I Gotta Move On Up – Ain’t No More Love In This House
7. Greg Nagy – Won’t Cry – Walk That Fine Thin Line
8. Jonn del toro Richardson & Sean Carney – Come On With It – Drivin’ Me Wild
9. Wes Mackey – Life is a Journey – Life Is A Journey
10. Jorma Kaukonen – The Mermaid Song – Divided & United
11. Brad Wilson – The Ballad of John Lee – Hands On The Wheel
12. Hitman Blues Band – Backhand Drive – Blues Enough
13. Samantha Fish – Kick Around – Black Wind Howlin’

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This week’s shift inside the home for new and independent Blues music features tons of brand new music from big name artists and truly independent acts. There have been a large amount of new releases streaming into the studios of the show, and this week’s episode barely scratches the surface of everything we’ve received in recent weeks. I never sacrifice quality when I put this show together, but I am extra proud of this playlist. In addition, there’s Blues news about young Chase Walker Band playing to a huge crowd of folks who may have never heard the Blues before – Click for Story; and information about Jonny Lang’s first new studio album in seven years!

Courtesy J&R Adventures

This week’s featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is a cover of Ike and Tina Turner’s classic song “Nutbush City Limits.” This version is by Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa, and it comes of their brand new CD Seesaw, which is available now on J&R Adventures.

Scroll below the playlist to watch the Official Music Video for “Nutbush City Limits!”

The album is available in a variety of formats, and from most major retailers. Click Here to Preview Every Track from Seesaw

1. Ben Harper – I Ride At Dawn – Get Up!
2. Randy Scott – Whiskey From the Bottle – Out Of The Blue
3. Eric Clapton – Gotta Get Over ft Chaka Khan – Old Sock
4. Robert Randolph – Born Again – Lickety Split
5. Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans – Anna Lou Blues – Great Day In The Morning
6. BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet – You Got To Move – From Bamako to Carencro
7. The Nightcaps – King Swing – The Great Northern Blues Society Bake Sale Vol 5
8. Eugene Hideaway Bridges – Glory, Glory – Roots And Vines
9. Mighty Orq – Home Cookin’ – Soulful City
10. Candye Kane – I Wanted You to Walk Right Thru That Door – Coming Out Swingin’
11. RB Stone – Gone As Gone Can Be – Loosen Up
12. Too Slim & the Taildraggers – Wash My Hands – Blue Heart
13. Tyler Preston Trio – Love That’ll Last – 11th Hour EP
14. Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Nutbush City Limits – Seesaw

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