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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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It’s an hour of hot music to chase your winter Blues away, this week, with the majority of songs featured coming from 2015 releases. The show kicks off with a salute to springtime by John Campbelljohn. In addition to the new selections, you’ll find marquee names like The Black Keys, Watermelon Slim, and JW Jones. One of the new releases featured is the self titled EP by Danielle Nicole. Danielle Schnebelen was one third of the highly regarded Blues trio Trampled Under Foot with her two brothers. That band was dissolved last year, and Danielle teamed with Anders Osborne, who produced the studio tracks on this new EP. The other two songs are recordings from Danielle’s appearance on The Bridge 90.9 in Kansas City.
Scroll below this week’s playlist to watch videos of those two performances!

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The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is a cover of the Howlin Wolf track “Who’s Been Talking” by Jorge Salan and the Majestic Jaywalkers. It comes off the album Madrid//Texas, which features eight songs total, with additional covers of BB King and Robert Johnson.

Jorge Salan is from Spain and was kind enough to contact Full-Time Blues Radio right here on the website. He is known primarily as a Rock guitarist, but wanted to capture his love for the Blues with this new album. The guitar work is incendiary, calling to mind Joe Bonamassa’s fiery fretwork. Madrid//Texas is available now from all major digital retailers. Click Here to Sample Madrid//Texas on Amazon You can also find out more information on his official website,

1. John Campbelljohn – Good Morning Mr. Blue Sky ft. David Myles – Chin Up
2. James Day & the Fish Fry – Weather Blues – Southland
3. Watermelon Slim & the Workers – Prison Walls – Bull Goose Rooster
4. Dave Duncan – Heartache Who’s Time Has Come (Radio Single)
5. The Black Keys – It’s Up to You Now – Turn Blue
6. Danielle Nicole – You Only Need Me When You’re Down – Danielle Nicole EP
7. JW-Jones – Magic West Side Boogie – Belmont Boulevard
8. Breezy Rodio – The Day I Met You – So Close To It
9. Big Harp George – Smack Dab in the Middle – Chromaticism
10. Chris Daniels & the Kings – Something You Got – Funky To The Bone
11. Jack Mack & the Heart Attack Horns – Sha La La – Lookin Up EP
12. Sean Costello – Trust In Me – In The Magic Shop
13. Jorge Salán – Who’s Been Talking – Madrid//Texas

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As mentioned at the beginning of the show, this week, it’s a pretty gutsy thing to craft a list of albums and say they’re “the best.” Yet, every December, countless media outlets try to hammer you with their opinions of the best releases from the last 12 months. I don’t think art can be judged that way, so this week’s playlist features music from my favorite albums of 2014. – Johnny Full-Time

The show features a wide selection of Blues styles, and some truly independent releases alongside some big name artists like Gary Clark, Jr., Paul Thorn, and Janiva Magness, to name a few. There’s no featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox,” this week. However, several of these albums were featured throughout the year.

Courtesy Vizz-Tone

My absolute favorite album of 2014, although close to call, is In The Magic Shop, the posthumous release from Sean Costello by the Vizz-Tone Label Group. This episode closes with an incredible cover by Sean of Rod Stewart’s “You Wear It Well.” Don’t Miss It!

Remember, 100% of the proceeds made from the sale of this album benefit the Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research. You can find complete information on their official website:

1. Paul Thorn – Too Blessed To Be Stressed – Too Blessed To Be Stressed
2. John Nemeth – Keep the Love A-Comin’ – Memphis Grease
3. Johnny Winter – My Babe ft. Jason Ricci – Step Back
4. Mark T Small – Stone Pony Blues – Smokin’ Blues
5. Eden Brent – Valentine – Jigsaw Heart
6. Thorbjorn Risager & the Black Tornado – Through the Tears – Too Many Roads
7. JD McPherson – Steal Away – The Warm Covers EP
8. Gary Clark, Jr. – Numb – Live
9. Janiva Magness – Everything Is Alright – Original
10. The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer – Tea For Two – A Real Fine Mess
11. Jarekus Singleton – Come Wit Me – Refuse To Lose
12. Mike Farris – Mercy Now – Shine For All The People
13. Sean Costello – You Wear It Well – In The Magic Shop

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Amazing music, CD giveaways, rare performance footage…this posting has it all! Please make sure to check out this entire article, because I would hate for you to miss anything, especially your chance to win free music and watch a performance video of the late Sean Costello. I hope you enjoy. – Johnny Full-Time

This week’s show is stuffed with some incredible new Blues tunes. The fall 2014 releases continue to roll in, and we’re spreading the love over the course of a few shows. That way, we can work in some older releases that have flown under the radar. Don’t worry, though. These “older releases” came out in 2014, as well, except for two 2013 CDs. Stream this week’s show directly above. Click Here to Enter This Week’s Giveaway

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The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “I Went Wrong” by Sean Costello. It comes off the brand new record, In The Magic Shop, which is available now from the Vizz-Tone Label Group. Sean passed away, tragically, back in 2008. This album was recorded in 2005, and the people close to Sean left it unreleased as they dealt with his loss and shaped these sessions into the album he envisioned.

It is an amazing record, with a great mix of original, personal songwriting and well chosen covers. It will be regarded as one of the best records to come out in 2014. Perhaps, just as importantly, 100% of the money earned from the sale of In The Magic Shop goes to directly support the Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bi-Polar Research. This organization was founded by Sean’s mother after his passing to selflessly fight against Bi-Polar Disorder. Please consider purchasing this album, and Click Here to Visit

Click Here to watch rare performance footage of Sean Costello playing one of my favorite tracks from the CD – an incredible cover of Rod Stewart’s “You Wear It Well.”

1. Deak Harp – Ridin The Rails – Clarksdale Breakdown
2. Altered Five Blues Band – I’m In Deep – Cryin’ Mercy
3. Johnny Drummer – One Size Fit All – Bad Attitude
4. Robin Banks – Bite Your Toungue – Modern Classic
5. Richard Ray Farrell – Stir Crazy – Shoe Shoppin’ Woman
6. Sista Jean & CB – Alabama Bound – Two-Song EP
7. Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson – I Want You To Love Me –
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8. The Bruce Katz Band – Amelia – Homecoming
9. John Németh – My Baby’s Gone – Memphis Grease
10. Benny Turner – Don’t You Ride My Mule – Journey
11. Georgie Bonds – Lord, Oh Lord – Stepping Into Time
12. Mannish Boys – I Can Always Dream – Wrapped Up And Ready
13. Sean Costello – I Went Wrong – In The Magic Shop

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