New release in at Blues 247. Thanks to ALL artists/Labels for their support. Blues On! If you want your music reviewed or played. Go over to the contact page for details………..

 

A BIG thanks to both Bob Corritore and Delta Groove Records for the first two releases……

Big Jon Atkinson & Bob Corritore (USA)
https://bobcorritore.com/
http://www.bigjonandthenationals.com/bio
House Party At Big Jon’s (2016)(Delta Groove Records)

Listeners to Blues 247 will need no introduction to Bob who has been a regular contributor to the station, and much played artist. Big Jon is a relatively unknown to me up to this release.

For me this is one of the best releases of 2016 and should be everybody’s collection.

There are also guest appearances from Dave Riley, Willie Buck, Alabama Mike and Tomcat Courtney, who also contributed to the song writing.

A taster of the album can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twtIfUGSCek
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John Long (USA)
http://www.johnlongblues.com/
Stand Your Ground (2016)(Delta Groove Records)

Definitely a new name to me until this release.

Listening to this album you get transported back in time. I liked this a lot.

Fred Kaplan (piano) makes a guest appearance on two tracks.

A taster of the album can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJVLM4CVXnI

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These and other release can be purchased form the Delta Groove Records website………
http://www.deltagrooveproductions.com/

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John Cee Stannard & Blues Horizon (UK)
http://www.johnceestannard.co.uk/
Stone Cold Sober (2015)(Castlron Recordings)

Great acoustic blues, consisting of two guitars/vocals/ & Harmonica. The band is also backed by an array of guest musicians.

This and other releases can be heard and purchased here: http://www.johnceestannard.co.uk/store/

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The Bourbon Alley Blues Band (UK)
www.bourbonalley.co.uk
The Bourbon Alley Blues Band (2016)

A good solid first release from the band. More Blues/Rock then blues. That said not too far from the blues. 

This album can be heard here: http://www.bourbonalley.co.uk/#!media/c12an

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Vincent Bucher (France)
https://vincentbucher.com/hometown/
Hometown (2014)

Not a new release. For lovers of harmonica, this album is well worth checking out. Sadly this is Vincent’s only solo release. If you go here you can hear some tracks from the album, plus download one for FREE!
http://continentalrecordservices.bandcamp.com/album/hometown

Apart from his solo work, Vincent is also a member of The Heritage Blues Orchestra, and is featured on their first release.  

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Stony Plain Records (USA)
http://www.stonyplainrecords.com/Web/home.asp
VA - 40 years (2016)(Stony Plain)

A monster 3 CD release celebrating 40 years of Stony Plain Records.

CD 1 & 2 consists of tracks that can be found on previous releases from the artists. CD 3 is a collection of Rarities And Previously Unreleased Material. The highlight for me is: Walter 'Shakey' Horton with Hot Cottage - Shakey's Edmonton Blues.

This and previous releases can be heard and purchased from their website.