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Here's a roundup of new music in at Blues 247. Tracks from all the artists can be heard on the stations playlist.
I think all my Christmas’s have all come at once, and not a turkey in sight.
We kick off this series of releases with a bit of Chicago blues fest.
Johnny Burgin AKA The Rockin’ Johnny Band (USA)
Now’s The Time (2010)
Grim Reaper (2012) (Delmark)
If you love Chicago/Good music you need to check out Johnny. Apart form these excellent releases Johnny can be found on a whole host of CD’s, including many of the Delmark releases.
The Rockin’ Johnny Band can also often be found backing Tail Dragger, and can be seen/heard on the ‘Live At Rooster Lounge’ DVD/CD.
John & Sylvia Embry (USA)
Troubles (2013) (Delmark)
I have to say Blues Queen Sylvia, is my second most favourite female blues singer. Koko Taylor will always be first.
Don’t be fooled by the release date. This ‘Must Have’ CD was originally released in 1980 on the Razor Records label. This re-release comes with FIVE previously unreleased tracks.
Also check out ‘Midnight Baby’, winch she recorded with Jimmy Dawkins.
Tail Dragger (USA)
Stop Lyin’ (2013) (Delmark)
James Yancy Jones. AKA Tail Dragger. James was apparently give the name by Howlin’ Wolf due to the fact he always turned up late. His other claim to fame is that he shot dead Boston Blackie over a dispute over money!
Although this is a recent release it was in fact recorded in 1982. Two of the tracks can be found on the release ‘Jimmy Dawkins Presents The Leric Story’.
NB. If you love Chicago blues, get on over to http://www.chicagobluesnetwork.com/ where you can hear loads of live recordings free of charge.
Eddie Cotton (USA)
Back At The Alamo Theatre Live (2006)
Another excellent release in from Eddie. This CD was actually recoded in 2004, and is a nice blend of originals and covers.
You can hear sound bites here: http://www.eddiecottonjr.com/live-at-the-alamo-theater/
Tommy Schneller (GDR)
Cream Of the Crop (2014) (Cable Car Productions)
Tommy’s a new name to me. This appears to be Tommy’s second release. When not singing Tommy plays a nice line in saxophone.
This release is written, produced by Henrik Freischlader. Henrik also plays guitar/bass/drums/backing vocals.
Here’s a video of Tommy in action with Henrik on bass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5V_S_laeTs
Tomislav Goluban (Croatia)
Tomislav AKA Little Pigeon is a harp playing Croatian. Not really a release, but a selection of tracks from various CD’s.
Sound bites from one of his releases can be heard and bought here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/tomislavgoluban
Michael Harrison (USA)
Why I Sing The Blues (2012)
Fortune Favours The Brave (2014)
Nothing fancy, just good straight-ahead blues. Nice use of keyboards and saxophone.
Tracks can be heard and bought here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/michaelharrison4
No Sinner (Canada)
Love Is Madness (Single)(May 2014)
Canadian band will release this single, taken from their debut album ‘Boo Hoo Hoo’, in May to coincide with their UK & European tour.
Dereham Blues Festival 2014 (Norfolk UK)
Last years FREE blues festival is due to be repeated again on the 11th, 12th 13th July. Keep your diaries free.