New Blues Discovery Posts

Blues Discovery Post: May 14, 2017

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Artist: Kenny Wayne Sheppard
Song: “Baby Got Gone”
Album: Released as a Single
Release Date: May 12,2017

Artist: Thorbjorn Risaeger
Song: “Dreamland”
Album: Change My Game
Release Date: January 20, 2017
Label: Ruf Records

Artist: Jimmy Thackery and The Drivers
Song: “Cool Guitars”
Album: Drive to Survive
Release Date: August, 26, 2016
Label: Bling Big Records

Artist: Janiva Magness
Song: “Pack It Up”
Album: Blue Again (EP)
Release Date: May 12, 2017
Label: Blue Elan Records

Artist: Chris Antonik
Song: “A Slip in the Rain”
Album: Monarch
Release Date: February 17, 2017
Label: Self Release

Artist: Norah Jones
Song: “Unchained Melody”
Album: Resistance Radio: The Man in High Castle Album
Release Date: April 12, 2017
Label: 30th Century Records/Columbia

Artist: Robert Cray
Song: “You Had My Heart”
Album: Robert Cray and Hi Rhythm
Release Date: April 28, 2017
Label: Jay Vee

Artist: Harpdog Brown
Song: “Must Have Been the Devil”
Album: Travelin’ with the Blues
Release Date: August 4, 2016
Label: Dog House Records

Artist: John Mayall
Song: “Gimme Some of that Gumbo”
Album: Talk About That
Release Date: January 27, 2017
Label: Forty Below

Artist: Todd Albright
Song: “Train that Carried My Girl from Town”
Album: Detroit Twelve String Blues and Rag
Release Date: March 10, 2017
Label: Third Man Records

Artist: Lead Belly
Song: “My Baby Quit Me”
Album: American Epic: Best of Lead Belly
Release Date: May 12, 2017
Label: Third Man Records

Artist: Danny Bryant
Song: “Prisoner of the Blues”
Album: Big (Live)
Release Date: April 21, 2017
Label: Jazzhaus Records

Artist: Vargas Blues Band
Song: “Todo el Dia Me Preguento”
Album: Camalache and Bronca
Release Date: April 21, 2017
Label: TSUN

Curators Note:

Brand New Kenny Wayne Sheppard single release kicks us off this week.  I am working on shortening the expiration date to six months.  Half the tunes this week are from albums released in the last month.  I dipped into 2016 for a couple of great favorite cuts -love the Harpdog and Jimmy Thackery songs.  Almost done working the 2016 songs into the lists – Mick Fleetwood and his fellows next week.  This selection rocks early and rocks late with a softer middle.  The purists may howl at the Norah Jones cut –  it sends chills up my spine with each play – but hopefully redeem myself a Lead Belly (released this week) and Todd Albright song which takes one back to the roots of The Blues.  The list ends in a global fashion  with Vargas Blues Band out of Spain.  The Blues Community exists everywhere.  The song title translates to “All Day I Wonder” and the album covers all the common blues themes:  lost love, walking to rivers, and taking trains to Memphis or Chicago.

Welcome your Feedback.  Enjoy!

Tone Deaf Terry

Blues Discovery Post: May 7, 2017

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Artist: Taj Mahal
Song: “She Knows How to Rock Me”
Album: TajMo
Release Date: May 5, 2017
Label: Concord Records

Artist: Eric Bibb
Song: “We Had to Move”
Album: Migration Blues
Release Date: March 3, 2017
Label: Stony Plain Records

Artist: Brad Stivers
Song: “You’re Just About to Lose Your Clown”
Album: Took You Long Enough
Release Date: May 5, 2017
Label: VizzTone Records

Artist: Tim Gartland
Song: “Too Many Groceries”
Album: If You Want a Good Woman
Release Date: December 5, 2016
Label: Self Release

Artist: Professor Louie and Crowmatix
Song: “High Heeled Sneakers”
Album: Crowin’ the Blues
Release Date: February 17, 2017
Label: Woodstock Records

Artist: Selwyn Birchwood
Song: “Even the Saved Need Saving”
Album: Pick Your Poison
Release Date: May 19, 2017
Label: Alligator Records

Artist: David “Honeyboy” Edwards
Song: “Ride with Me Tonight”
Album: I’m Gonna Tell You Somethin’ That I Know: Live At The G Spot
Release Date: January 20, 2017
Label: Omnivore Recordings

Artist: The Schwartz-Fox Blues Crusade
Song: “Ninety-Nine”
Album: Sunday Morning Revival
Release Date: November 18, 2016
Label: Smog Veil Records

Artist: John Primer
Song: “Harmonica Boogaloo”
Album: Ain’t Nothing You Can Do!
Release Date: April 21, 2017
Label: Delta Groove Music

Artist: C.W. Stoneking
Song: “We Gon’ Boogaloo”
Album: Gon’ Boogaloo
Release Date: June 3, 2016
Label: King Hokum Records

Artist: Wee Willie Walker and The Greaseland All-Stars
Song: “Funky Way (Live)”
Album: Live! Notodden Blues Festival
Release Date: November 4, 2016
Label: Little Village Foundation


Artist: Popa Chubby
Song: “Blues for Charlie”
Album: The Catfish [Explicit]
Release Date: December 5, 2016
Label: Mystic Productions

Curators Note:  Four new releases from this week – and the new single from Selwyn Birchwood to preview the album Pick Your Poison  due out in a couple weeks.  I was  so looking forward to the release of the TaJMo album. Perhaps the expectations were a little too high – I am going to give it another listen. The Eric Bibb tune is the serious one of the bunch (and a great album) then the list goes for a ten song romp of rowdy blues fun – the word “Boogaloo” appears in two different song names, how cool is that?  The Tim Gartland album is worth a listen (and a purchase). Enjoy the fun tune “Too Many Groceries” on this list.  For the blues purists, I did color outside the lines this week into funk, country and soul. Welcome your feedback and suggestions,

Tone Deaf Terry

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