New Blues Discovery Posts

The Weekly Blues Hour for the week of June 24th:

Follow the list on Spotify Blues Hour: Current Releases and Discovery- new updates each week. Like what you see? Want a song preview? Click on the album image which links back to Amazon.com.

As always, please comment with your thoughts, discoveries or favorites to share with greater Blues Community. Scroll down for the Curators Notes.


Artist: Joe Bonamassa
Song: “Song of Yesterday (Live)”
Album: Live at Carnegie Hall
Release Date: June 23, 2017
Label: J&R Adventureshttps://mygreatmusicdebate.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit.php


Artist: Chuck Berry
Song: “Wonderful Woman”
Album: Chuck
Release Date: June 9, 2017
Label: Dualtone Music


Artist: Big Joe Shelton
Song: “Just Let Me Bleed”
Album: Ridin’ A Chicken
Release Date: May 15, 2017
Label: Alt45 Records


Artist: John Ginty
Song: “Captain Hook”
Album: Rockers
Release Date: February 17, 2017
Label: American Showplace Music


Artist: Beth Garner
Song: “Drop Down”
Album: Snake Farm Selections (EP)
Release Date: May 26, 2017
Label: CEN


Artist: Andy T Band
Song: “Juanita”
Album: Double Strike
Release Date: June 16, 2017
Label: American Showplace Music


Artist: Vin Mott
Song: “Make Up Your Mind”
Album: Quite the Women for the Blues
Release Date: February 3, 2017
Label: Self Release


Artist: Oscar Wilson
Song: “Blackjack”
Album: One Room Blues
Release Date: May 1, 2017
Label: Airway Records


Artist: Larry Miller
Song: “Black Oak Arkansas Hangman”
Album: Larry Miller
Release Date: February 17, 2017
Label: Independent


Artist: Dani Wilde
Song: “Bumblebee (Live)”
Album: Live at Brighton Road
Release Date: June 16, 2017
Label: Vizztone


Artist: Tom Leggett
Song: “Jewel in My Crown”
Album: Jewel in My Crown
Release Date: April 25, 2017
Label: Self Release


Artist: Tim Bastmeyer’s All Star Blues Band
Song: “Tomorrow is Another Day”
Album: Tim Bastmeyer’s All Star Blues Band
Release Date: April 21, 2017
Label: Self Release


Artist: Hayes McMullan
Song” “Fast Old Train”
Album: Everyday Seem Like Murder Here
Release Date: February 17, 2017
Label: Light in the Attic


Artist: Birmingham Jug Band
Song: “Giving It Away”
Album: Rough Guide to Jug Band Blues
Release Date: May 26, 2017
Label: World Music Network

Curators Notes:

The Hour opens with the much anticipated Joe Bonamassa acoustic live album which is fantastic.  Check out the version of “Hummingbird” also.  The great-grandfather of Rock and Roll,  Chuck Berry has a new one out which was a multiple play this past week.  Four of the albums featured this week have been released in June.  Hot and Fresh.  Standouts for this week – to these ears at least were the Big Joe Shelton, Vin Mott, Andy T Band and Oscar Wilde albums.  Ok, nearly all of them.  Rock has the cowbell, blues has the harmonica and the jugband.  This weeks’ “More Jugs” song is from the Birmingham Jug Band.  Thanks to the Roots Music Report and Blues Music Magazine and many others for feeding the list with new discoveries.

Enjoy!

Tone Deaf Terry
Twitter: @bluesdiscovery
Email: very.best.lists@gmail.com

 

The Weekly Blues Hour for the week of June 17th:Follow the list on Spotify Blues Hour: Current Releases and Discovery- new updates each week. Like what you see? Want a song preview? Click on the album image which links back to Amazon.com.

As always, please comment with your thoughts, discoveries or favorites to share with greater Blues Community.  Scroll down for the Curators Notes.


Artist: Muddy Waters
Song: “Hoochie Coochie Man”
Album: Live at The Checkerboard Lounge (1981)
Release Date: June 16, 2017 (as a standalone CD)
Label: Eagle Rock


Artist: Karen Lovely
Song: “Nice and Easy”
Album: Fish Outta Water
Release Date: June 16, 2017
Label: Independent


Artist: Carolyn Wonderland
Song: “Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat”
Album: Moon Goes Missing
Release Date: June 9, 2017
Label: Home Records


Artist: Rochelle and the Sidewinders
Song: “Drinking at Noon (Live)”
Album: Live in Austin, Texas
Release Date: January 8, 2017
Label: Self Release


Artist: Elton John (with Jack White)
Song: “2 Fingers of Whiskey”
Album: Music from the American Epic Sessions
Release Date: June 1, 2017
Label: Lo-Max/Columbia


Artist: Mark Searcy
Song: “Chance in Your World”
Album: Grapetown Rail
Release Date: May 18, 2017
Label: Moose Milk Music


Artist: Tampa Red’s Hokum Jug Band
Song: “It’s Tight Like That”
Album: Rough Guide to Jug Band Blues
Release Date: May 26, 2017
Label: World Music Network


Artist: Peter V
Song: “I’ve Got a Woman”
Album: On Track Blues Train
Release Date: May 12, 2017
Label: private


Artist: Imelda May
Song: “Black Tears”
Album: Life Love Flesh Blood
Release Date: April 21, 2017
Label: Verve Int’l


Artist: Lisa Biales
Song: “Disgusted”
Album: The Beat of My Heart
Release Date: January 1, 2017
Label: Big Song


Artist: Peter Karp
Song: “Alabama Town”
Album: Alabama Town
Release Date: January 6, 2017
Label: Rose Cottage Records


Artist: Luis Oliart
Song: “French Soul”
Album: Love Remains the Same
Release Date: June 16 ,2017
Label: Mesa BlueMoon Recordings


Artist: Robert Randolph and the Family Band
Song: “Love Do What It Do”
Album:  Got Soul
Release Date: February 17, 2017
Label: Masterworks

 


Artist: Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears
Song: “PTP”
Album: Backlash
Release Date: February 10, 2017
Label: Self Release

 


Artist: George Thorogood
Song: “Who Do You Love? (Live)”
Album: Live at Rockpalast (Featuring the Destroyers) (1980)
Release Date: February 24, 2017
Label: M. I. G. -music

Curators Notes:
Must be my birthday week to be able to include the very best blues song of all time (Muddy Waters “Hoochie Coochie Man” – see the list) on a new releases post. Even better, he backed by the band that was my window to the blues – The Rolling Stones. Yes, the album was originally released back in 2012 as part of a DVD/CD set. This past week, the standalone CD was released by Eagle Rock, thus on this new releases list. Enjoy. AND… a unique pairing of Elton John and Jack White in a even more unique genre. They kick out a great blues-y “2 Fingers of Whiskey” as part of The American Epic series. Five of the Fifteen fresh releases over the past two weeks. Two great finds whose albums received multiple plays this week were Karen Lovely and Luis Oliart. Highly recommend both. We wrap it up a live George Thorogood classic on a live release from earlier this year.

Enjoy!

Tone Deaf Terry

The Weekly Blues Hour for the week of June 10th:Follow the list on Spotify  Blues Hour:  Current Releases and Discovery- new updates each week.  Like what you see?  Want a song preview?  Click on the album image which links back to Amazon.com.As always, please comment with your thoughts, discoveries or favorites to share with greater Blues Community.

Artist:   Little Steven
Song:   “Blues is my Business”
Album: Soulfire
Release Date:  May 19, 2017
Label:  UME Direct

 

Artist:   Casey James
Song:  “Bulletproof (with Delbert McClinton)”
Album:   Strip It Down
Release Date:  June 9th, 2017
Label:  Self Released

 


Artist:    Bridget Kelly Band
Song:   “Don’t Bother Coming Home”
Album:   Bone Rattler
Release Date:   May 3, 2017
Label:  Alpha Sun Records

 


Artist:   Gina Sicilia
Song:  “I Don’t Want to be in Love”
Album:  Tug of War
Release Date:  June 2, 2017
Label:  Blue Elan

 


Artist:  North Mississippi All Stars
Song:   “Deep Ellum”
Album:  Prayer for Peace
Release Date:   June 2, 2017
Label:  Legacy Recordings

 


Artist:  Big Joe Williams
Song: “Bye Bye Baby Blues”
Album:   Blues from the South Side
Release Date:   April 10, 2017
Label:  RockBeat Records

 

Artist:   Harrison Kennedy
Song:   “Keep Your Coat On”
Album:   Who U Telling?
Release Date:   March 10, 2017
Label:  Electro-Fi Records


Artist:  Memphis Minnie and her Jug Band
Song:   “Grandpa and Grandma Blues”
Album:   Rough Guide to Jug Band Blues
Release Date:   May 26, 2017
Label:  World Music Records

 

Artist:  Ivor S.K.
Song:   “It’s Raining”
Album:   Montserrat
Release Date:  April 28, 2017

 

Artist:  Shannon McNally
Song:   “I Went to the Well”
Album:  Black Irish
Release Date:   June 9, 2017
Label:  Compass Records

Artist:   Mike Andersen
Song:  “Pretty Fool”
Album:  Devil is Back
Release Date:  June 2, 2017
Label:  NMS


Artist:  Marcus Malone
Song:   “Better Man”
Album:  A Better Man
Release Date:  March 31, 2017
Label:  Redline Music


Artist:   Dave Fields
Song:   “Anticipating You (Live)”
Album:   Unleashed
Release Date:   February 14, 2017
Label:  Self Released

Artist:  Dorothy
Song:  “Down to the Bottom”
Album:  Released as a single
Release Date:  May 5, 2017
Label:  Roc Nation

Curator’s Notes:    Excellent fresh cuts this week with four songs from albums released in the past two weeks.  This week’s list is bookended by two artists outside the blues genre but two solid bluesy tunes.  It starts off with Little Steven – while although a rocker (and Sopranos actor) from the E-Street band – he has an authentic blues name.   Casey James follows.  He is an exciting new find for me and his album received multiple plays this week.  The middle of the list goes more traditional with Big Joe Williams, Harrison Kennedy and Memphis Minnie.  Memphis Minnie and her Jug Band was featured on a new Jug Band compilation album which is a great listen.   The jug is to the blues what the cowbell is to rock.  The tagline is better though…  “More JUGS”.  Ivor S.K. was another find this week who deserves more than one song on the list.  There are rules though.  David Field’s instrumental guitar jam followed by goth rocker Dorothy finish up a great week of the blues.  Enjoy!

Tone Deaf Terry

@bluesdiscovery

Discovery Hour for the week of June 3rd:Follow the list on Spotify  Blues Hour:  Current Releases and Discovery- new updates each week.  Like what you see?  Want a song preview?  Click on the album image which links back to Amazon.com.

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



Artist: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Song: “One More Thing”
Album: Front Porch Sessions
Release Date: March 10, 2017
Label: Family Owned Records

Artist: Rag’n’Bone Man
Song: “Human”
Album: Human (Deluxe)
Release Date: February 10, 2017
Label: Best Laid Plans/Columbia

Artist: Gurf Morlix
Song: “Bad Things”
Album: The Soul & the Heal
Release Date: February 3, 2017
Label: Rootball


Artist: Billy Flynn
Song: “Lonesome Highway”
Album: Lonesome Highway
Release Date: March 2, 2017
Label: Delmark


Artist: Vintage#18
Song: “Million Miles”
Album: Grit
Release Date: April 21, 2017
Label: Self Release

Artist: Polly O’keary and the Rhythm Method
Song: “I Don’t Understand”
Album: Black Crow Calling
Release Date: May 12, 2017
Label: Self Release

Artist: Vanessa Collier
Song: “Whiskey and Women”
Album: Meeting My Shadow
Release Date: February 24, 2017
Label: Ruf


Artist: Hector Anchondo Band
Song: “Face It Down”
Album: Roll The Dice
Release Date: April 2, 2017
Label: Self Release

Artist: Jim Gustin and Truth Jones
Song: “Memphis”
Album: Memphis
Release Date: March 31, 2017
Label: Self Release


Artist: Elvin Bishop
Song: “It’s You, Baby”
Album: Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio
Release Date: February 10, 2017
Label: Alligator

Artist: ZZ Ward
Song: “Cannonball (feat. Fantastic Negrito)
Album: The Storm (out June 30th)
Release Date: May 26, 2017
Label: Hollywood Records


Artist: Hurricane Ruth
Song: “Let Me Be the One”
Album: Ain’t Ready for the Grave
Release Date: March 10, 2017
Label: Self Released


Artist: Delta Moon
Song: “Just Lucky I Guess”
Album: Cabbagetown
Release Date: March 17, 2017
Label: Jumping Jack Records

Artist: Micki Free
Song: “There’s a Hole in the Heart of the Blues”
Album: Tattoo Burn-Redux
Release Date: May 12, 2017
Label: Mysterium Blues Records


Artist: Delbert McClinton
Song: “San Miguel”
Album: Prick of the Litter
Release Date: January 27, 2017
Label: Hot Shot Records

Curator’s Notes:   Opens with three songs that are outside the sometimes rigid box of The Blues.  This is how we discover new, right?  The first song “One More Thing” is haunting.  The remainder is a solid mix of the new and those that have brought it for years.  Mr. Bishop – always good to hear from you!

What are you listening to that we should be featuring?  Enjoy.

Tone Deaf Terry

Blues: Weekly Discovery Hour – May 21, 2017

The Weekly Discovery Dozen for the week of May 21st:Follow the list on Spotify  Blues Hour:  Current Releases and Discovery- new updates each week.  Like what you see?  Want a song preview?  Click on the album image which links back to Amazon.com.As always, please comment with your thoughts, discoveries or favorites to share with greater Blues Community.Enjoy!:
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

Discovery Post: May 14, 2017

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Like what you see?  Want a song preview?  Click on the album image which links back to Amazon.com.

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

Enjoy!:

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 RecordsArtist: 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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