Welcome to BLUES 247 the online blues radio station broadcasting blues music around the world 24/7. whatever your taste in blues you will find it here.
Welcome to this roundup of new music in at Blues 247. Tracks from all the artists featured here can be heard on the stations playlist.
* Please note that ALL music is played randomly – No printed playlist is generated*
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Links Page Updated. I’ve updated the links page to include all Bands/Artists/Record Labels and PR people. If you sent music and I’ve NOT included you please email me so I can rectify it. A BIG thanks to all who generously sent music.
The first three releases come courtesy of Gary Erwin (aka Shrimp City Slim), and The Erwin Music label.
A big thanks to Gary/Shrimp for sending the first three recordings, which he also produced. Apart from performing/producing Gary has other strings to his bow. He also organised the ‘Lowcountry Blues Bash’, which featured some notable performers. If you go to this link below, and click on the blues bash links you will be able to view the artists in action.
Shrimp City Slim (USA)
Highway 17 (2003)
Excellent piano blues from start to finish. This was recorded live in the studio, which seems to give it a nice edge. Some great harmonica from Chuck ‘The Cat’ Morris. Win Win.
This and other Shrimp City Slim releases can be heard and purchased here:
Drink Small (USA)
Blues Doctor – Live & Outrageous (2006)
I’m a big fan of Drink Small, and this release doesn’t fail to deliver. Described as ‘Raunchy downhome blues from one of the last great Southern bluesmen’. Recorded live in Charleston, SC between 1986-1988. This was originally released in 1988 as a cassette only. This album was also nominated for a W.C. Handy Award the year it came out.
The album can be heard and purchased here:
Wanda Johnson (USA)
Call me Miss Wanda (2003)
Wanda is a new name to me, and a real hidden gem. This was recoded ‘Live’, with few overdubs, which gives it a nice feel.
Wanda is a lady well worth checking out and keeping an eye on.
This and her other releases can be heard and purchased here: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/WandaJohnson
Norman Taylor (USA)
Blue Soul (2014)
This appears to be the first release from this native Philadelphian.
Norman’s gruff voice and acoustic guitar playing give this CD the feel of the old masters. So if you like acoustic blues, this is a release well worth checking out.
The Album can be heard and purchased here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/normantaylor
A interview with Norman and Blues Blast Magazine, can be found here: http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com/featured-interview-norman-taylor/
Ian Siegal (UK)
One Night In Amsterdam (Live) (2015)
Latest release from Ian gets the full band treatment, recorded live in Amsterdam in 2014.
For me this is more funk/rock then blues, but that said it’s still a fine album.
UK tour starts in March.
More info can be found here:
Blues Rock Review Album Sampler: Volume 6
Yes volume 6 is free to download in any format you wish. Go check this and the other releases out.