Blues: Weekly Discovery Hour – May 21, 2017

The Weekly Discovery Dozen for the week of May 21st:

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As always, please comment with your thoughts, discoveries or favorites to share with greater Blues Community.


Artist: Selwyn Birchwood
Song: “My Whiskey Loves My Ex”
Album: Pick Your Poison
Release Date: May 19, 2017
Label: Alligator

Artist: James Luther Dickinson
Song: “Hardacol Boogie”
Album:  I’m Just Dead, I’m Not Gone
Release Date: March 24, 2017
Label:  Memphis International Records

Artist: Boogie Patrol
Song:  “Got One on Ya”
Album:  Man on Fire
Release Date:  April 28, 2017
Label:  Self Released

Artist:  The Kilborn Alley Blues Band
Song:  “Home to My Baby”
Album:  The Tolono Tapes
Release Date:  April 21, 2017
Label:  Run it Back Records

Artist: Emily Barker
Song: “Sweet Kind of Blue”
Album:  Sweet Kind of Blue
Release Date:  May 19, 2017
Label:  Everyone Sang Records

Artist: Nina Massara
Song: “Watch Me”
Album:  Watch Me
Release Date:  March 3, 2017
Label:  Csp Records

Artist: The Reverend Shawn Amos
Song:  “Ain’t Gonna Name Names”
Album:  Released as a single
Release Date:  May 12, 2017
Label:  Put Together

Artist: Mick Fleetwood Blues Band
Song:  “Red Hot Gal”
Album:  Live at The Belly Up
Release Date: October 28, 2016
Label:  Belly Up Live

Artist: Patty Reese
Song: “Is it Too Late for Me?”
Album:  Let in the Sun
Release Date:  January 27, 2017
Label:  Azalea City Recordings

Artist: Tab Benoit
Song: “Too Many Dirty Dishes”
Album:  Live: Swampland Jam
Release Date: January 1, 2016
Label:  Vanguard Records

Artist: Geoff Achison
Song:  “I Need Help”
Album:  Another Mile, Another Minute
Release Date:  March 3, 2017
Label:  Jupiter 2 Records

Artist: Blackie and the Rodeo Kings
Song:  “Bitter and Low”
Album:  King and Kings
Release Date:  January 13, 2017
Label:  Fire Under Music

Artist: John Ne’meth
Song:  “Rainy Day”
Album:  Feeling Freaky
Release Date:  May 19, 2017
Label:  Memphis Grease

Artist: Hattie Hart & The Memphis Jug Band
Song: “Cocaine Habit Blues”
Album:  American Epic: The Soundtrack
Release Date:  May 12, 2017
Label:  Columbia/Legacy


Curators Notes:  Start it off by breaking my own rules with Selwyn Birchwood.  The rule?  Never two songs from the same single artist album and no artist repeats in a six month span.  Attended Selwyn’s Pick Your Poison cd release party at the Funky Biscuit last night.  Fantastic show.  Selwyn is a very talented artist and showman who pays respect to the legends while looking to the future.  This is how a genre rolls on.    List continues with a few fun boogie tunes.  James Luther Dickinson’s album title is a classic –I’m Just Dead, I’m Not Gone.   The last two 2016 songs that will appear on the list with Mick Fleetwood Band and Tab Benoit.  It is all 2017 on these pages from here on out.  The last tune is from the PBS American Epic  Documentary which is airing this month – T-Bone Burnett, Robert Redford and Jack White form an interesting trio of producers. We all need a little jug band music every now and then .

Enjoy the list.

Tone Deaf Terry

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