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New music from Nick Schnebelen, Tinsley Ellis, and Alexis P. Suter, some previously unreleased Duke Robillard, and a tribute to the Paris terror attacks by Lisa Mann: these are just some of the highlights from the latest edition of FTB Radio.

Courtesy LisaMannMusic.com

Courtesy LisaMannMusic.com

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “I Love You All the Time” by Lisa Mann. The song appears on her brand new album, Hard Times, Bad Decisions. There are numerous, terrific songs that could have been played off this disc; but this track is special for its benefit to the non-profit agency – Sweet Stuff Foundation. “I Love You All the Time” is a song by Eagles of Death Metal, who encouraged artists of all genres to cover the song as a tribute to the victims of the 2015 Paris terror attacks.

It is only one of four songs on this new CD that were not written by Lisa Mann. The album features additional highlights, including the title track, and a special appearance by Kirk Fletcher. You can find out complete details on Hard Times, Bad Decisions, Lisa’s tour schedule, and more online at her official website LisaMannMusic.com

To find out all about “I Love You All the Time,” the Play It Forward initiative, and Eagles of Death Metal’s efforts to help heal the mental and emotional wounds of terror victims, visit PlayItForwardEODM.com and visit TheSweetStuffFoundation.org to learn about the organization that the song benefits.

1. Guy Forsyth – Poverty Line – The Pleaser
2. Duke Robillard – Rehab – Stony Plain 40 Years
3. Nick Waterhouse – Time’s All Gone, Pt. 2 – Time’s All Gone
4. Gus Spenos – Walkin’ With Mr Lee – If You Were Gold Baby
5. Bobby Rush – Ride In My Automobile – Chickenheads: A 50 Year History Of Bobby Rush
6. Nick Schnebelen Band – Break Of Day – Live At Knuckleheads, Volume 1
7. The Alexis P. Suter Band – Let It Be – All For Loving You
8. Andy Santana & The West Coast Playboys – What’s Wrong? – Watch Your Step
9. Tinsley Ellis – Givin’ You Up – Red Clay Soul
10. Jay Willie Blues Band – Succotash – Johnny’s Juke Joint
11. Mark Nomad – It’s Time – #9
12. Lisa Mann – I Love You All The Time – Hard Times, Bad Decisions

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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 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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The new 2016 releases are starting to trickle into the mailbox here at the workshop. There are three 2016 albums featured in this playlist, along with three 2015 albums that have never been featured on the show. In addition, Johnny Full-Time takes a few moments to honor the late Otis Clay, and we’ll hear a pair of recent releases that feature the late Soul giant.

Courtesy Davide Pannozzo

Courtesy Davide Pannozzo

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Freedom.” The song is performed by Italian guitarist and singer Davide Pannozzo, and it appears on his EP 2015. The six-song set features a few songs off Davide’s previous full-length CD, A Portrait Of Jimi Hendrix. The EP also includes versions of “Feels Like Rain” (famously recorded by Buddy Guy) and Elmore James’ “It Hurts Me Too.”

Davide Pannozzo started playing classical guitar at the age of six, and he has incorporated that immense skill into his rock influenced Blues music, along with his love for guitarists like Hendrix, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour and others. Make sure to scroll down below this week’s playlist to watch Davide and his band perform another Hendrix cover, “If Six Was Nine.” You can also find complete information about Pannozzo, his music, and more at his official website, DavidePannozzo.com

1. Benny Turner – I Can’t Leave – When She’s Gone
2. Pinetop Perkins & Jimmy Rogers – For You My Love – Genuine Blues Legends
3. Laura Rain and the Caesars – Cherry Pickin’ – Gold
4. Jason Vivone & the Billy Bats – Kansas City Blues – The Avenue
5. EG Kight – Low Mileage Woman – A New Day
6. Billy Price & Otis Clay – You Got Me Hummin’ – This Time For Real
7. Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls – Poor Little Rich Girl – Soul Brothers
8. Tedeschi Trucks Band – Anyhow – Let Me Get By
9. Andy Cohen – Seldom Seen Slim – Road Be Kind
10. Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra – Shudder – Preach ‘Em Now! EP
11. Jack White – Entitlement – Lazaretto
12. Roscoe Levee & The Southern Slide – My Gospel – Get It While You Can
13. Davide Pannozzo – Freedom – EP 2015

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Listen: Honoring BB King (Episode 1519)

Late last week, news broke that B.B. King was under home hospice care at his Las Vegas residence. Blues fans around the world feared the worst and began sending prayers and well wishes to the legendary “King of the Blues.”

I feel often times, folks can see a person fall ill and begin to mourn them before they have even passed away. Instead of providing a mournful tribute, I decided to produce a joyful celebration of the time that we have left with B.B. Think about this, we’ve been blessed to walk the same earth as this amazing man; and he’s provided us all with so many incredible memories. So enjoy an hour of B.B. King music, this week, with collaborations between B.B. and his friends, covers by his peers, and tributes from younger stars who were inspired by Mr. King.

Courtesy Booga Music

Courtesy Booga Music

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Thank You BB King,” a brand new digital single by Kenny Neal. Discussing this song, Kenny explains that B.B. has had a tremendous impact on his life and career. Kenny was summoned to visit with Mr. King, who proceeded to explain that he enjoyed Neal’s original songs even more than his covers. King encouraged Kenny to put more focus on his original music, and Kenny has done just that with this amazing tribute song.

You can purchase the song here! You can find more information about Kenny on his official website, KennyNeal.net Be sure to scroll below the playlist and watch the official music video for “Thank You BB King.”

1. B.B. King – See That My Grave Is Kept Clean – One Kind Favor
2. B.B. King/Eric Clapton – Days of Old – Riding With The King
3. B.B. King/Elton John – Rock This House – 80
4. Buddy Guy Featuring B.B. King – Stay Around A Little Longer – Living Proof
5. B.B. King/Ray Charles – Sinner’s Prayer – Genius Loves Company 10th Anniv. Edition
6. Curtis Salgado – 20 Years of B.B. King – Clean Getaway
7. Gary Clark, Jr. – Three O’ Clock Blues – Live
8. Big Joe and the Dynaflows – Bad Case of Love – You Can’t Keep a Big Man Down
9. Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater – Please Accept My Love – Soul Funky
10. Albert King – You Upset Me Baby – King Albert (2011)
11. Original Legends of the Blues – Thrill Is Gone – Still Carrying the Flame
12. Kenny Neal – Thank You B.B. King – Thank You B.B. King (Digital Single)

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Some amazing new release music arrived on our doorstep in recent weeks, and this episode provides the first listen for many of these albums. There’s a great mixture of truly independent music, legendary names, and current superstars.

Alligator Records has released nine, digital only, ‘Best Of’ albums for Coco Montoya, Koko Taylor, James Cotton, Michael Burks, Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials, Lonnie Mack, Tinsley Ellis, Roomful of Blues, and Hound Dog Taylor. Hound Dog kicks off a set of newly reissued music, which is great, because we don’t often get to reach back into the archives and spin some of the all-time greats.

In addition, we pay loving tribute to Willie “Popsy” Dixon, the late drummer and vocalist for The Holmes Brothers, who passed away very early in 2015. We will also remember Lynwood Slim, who passed away prior to the release of his album Hard To Kill. Make sure to scroll down below this week’s playlist and catch a music video of The Holmes Brothers performing “Soldier of Love” that provides an incredible look at Popsy’s drumming and vocals.

Courtesy Vizz-Tone

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “The Real Thing” by DA Foster. It is the title track to his new album. This release is available now in either CD or digital formats through the Vizz-Tone label group, but it will also be released on vinyl LP March 24, 2015.

DA Foster has worked in nearly every facet of the music industry. He formed The Shaboo All-Stars in the 1970’s after Blues legends who performed at his club urged him to sing on stage. He has continued to perform for around four decades, and recorded The Real Thing with Tony Braunagel and Mike Finnigan producing.

For even more information, you can visit DA Foster’s official website at DAFosterMusic.com

1. JD McPherson – Let the Good Times Roll – Let The Good Times Roll
2. Hound Dog Taylor – Don’t Blame Me – The Best Of Hound Dog Taylor (2015)
3. Magic Sam – I Need You So Bad – Live At The Avant Garde
4. Flora Molton – Never Drive A Stranger From Your Door – I Want To Be Ready To Hear God When He Calls (Reissue)
5. Ingrid Gerdes – I Need A Man – High Priestess
6. The Holmes Brothers – Soldier of Love – Brotherhood
7. Lynwood Slim – Old Honkie Tonk Piano Roll Blues – Hard To Kill
8. Markey Blue – Baby I’m Cryin’ – Hey Hey
9. Jon Spear Band – Devil’s Highway – Old Soul
10. Mike Osborn – Love vs. Ego – In The Dog House
11. The Reverend Shawn Amos – (The Girl Is) Heavy – The Reverend Shawn Amos Tells It
12. DA Foster – The Real Thing – The Real Thing

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