Album of the Week

Album of the Week - 5-25-24

Afternoon folks!

It's a small haul this week, but there's some great stuff. There's an Albert King compilation of some of his best recordings and a Wilson Pickett compilation of his hits. Following that there's a kind of underrated Roomful of Blues album which I really like and finishing us off is a mid 70's rock album, the first from Crack The Sky.

You all have a great weekend and enjoy the tunes!

Album of the Week - 5-18-24

Afternoon folks!

Here's a bunch of good stuff for you. Starting out there's a compilation of harmonica player Junior Wells' early Chicago recordings and a compilation of songwriter Percy Mayfield's recordings for Ray Charles' label. Following that there are albums by John Hammond, Johnny Winter, monster guitarist Bob Brozman and we finish up with an album by country rock artist, Chris Hillman.

Enjoy the tunes and have a great weekend!

Album of the Week - 5-11-24

Afternoon folks!

We've got some great music this week starting off with Muddy Waters' classic Woodstock album and an album by New Orleans piano player Cousin Joe. After that we've got serious blues-rock with albums from Duke Tumatoe & The Power Trio, Downchild, Roy Buchanan (I think it's his last one) and Creedence Clearwater Revival's Bayou Country. After that we've got DC localish band Root Boy Slim's first album and we finish off with a straight 80's rock album from the Swimming Pool Q's.

Enjoy the tunes and have a great weekend!

Album of the Week - 5-4-24

Afternoon folks!

I hope that you are all having a great weekend! Here's another helping of albums from my collection. Starting off there's a live Albert King album from the late 60's, followed by a compilation of singles from a couple of great New Orleans record labels featuring folks like Professor Longhair, Johnny Adams, Irma Thomas and Tommy Ridgely. After that we've got a bunch of rock for you from Little Feat, a fairly obscure psychedlic band called Fever Tree and The Pretty Things. Finishing up, there is an album from acoustic guitarist Norman Blake with mandolin player Red Rector and last but not least Jim Kweskin and The Jug Band finish us off. I will be adding some tracks to the Kweskin album later on Saturday night.

Enjoy!

Album of the Week 4-27-24

Afternoon folks!

Some more great stuff this week! In the blues department, there's an album split between Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf featuring tunes from their London Sessions (with Brit blues-rock musicians backing them) and an album from Piano Red (the original Dr. Feelgood?) from Atlanta. After that there's a live double album of zydeco/cajun/blues from Clifton Chenier. In the blues-rock department we've got an album this week from Jeremy Spencer after he left (early) Fleetwood Mac and joined a religious cult, kind of an odd album with some good tunes. After that, there's a live album from country-rockers Poco and we finish off in the diversity department with Tom Waits and his Swordfishtrombones album.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the tunes!

Album of the Week 4-20-24

Afternoon folks!

There's another dollop of great stuff and you get to decide which flavor you like best. There's some Albert King and some Jimmy McCracklin in the blues category. After that there's albums from African band Osibisa, Van Morrison, Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, a live Rory Gallagher album and for some diversity, an album from the Red Clay Ramblers.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Album of the Week 4-13-24

Afternoon folks!

This week there are two solid blues albums one from harmonica player and singer Little Junior Parker and one from Koko Taylor, there's a great zydeco album from Buckwheat Zydeco and in the blues-rock category is an album from the Butterfield Blues Band. For some diversity this week there's a bluegrass album from Jimmy Martin and a great rock and roll album from The Beat Farmers.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Album of the Week 4-6-24

Afternoon folks!

This week, we start off with two of the greatest blues harmonica players, a compilation of early recordings from Sonny Boy Williamson and and album from James Cotton. Following that there's a 70's album from Albert King. Entering the blues-rock segment, Lonnie Mack follows that with (I think) his first album from 1963, and there are albums from Johnny Winter and Dr. Feelgood. In the diversity department this week there's a compilation album from The Move which I will add a few more songs to later this weekend.

Enjoy the tunes and have a great weekend!

Album of the Week 3-30-24

Afternoon folks!

An album by Muddy Waters starts us off this week, followed by a compilation of tunes from Little Junior Parker and Bobby Blue Bland - each from their early days with Duke records. After that there's a compilation album of r&b/doo-wop from Otis Williams and His Charms. Following that there's an album of Hot Tuna doing an acoustic set and an electric set live - I'm pretty sure that it's from a performance broadcast by KSAN in the early 70's. After that there's a Stray Cats album and we finish off with some bluegrass from The Dreadful Snakes, featuring banjoist Bela Fleck and Dobro monster Jerry Douglas.

Enjoy the tunes and have a great weekend!

Album of the Week 3-23-24

Afternoon folks!

This week there are albums from all three Kings of the Blues, including one kinda goofy, kinda interesting album of one King doing the songs of "The King." After that we've got some soul from Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, some blues rock from Johnny Winter and some rockabilly from Wanda Jackson. In the diversity department we've got an album from Geoff Muldaur that I picked up at a used record store many years ago having heard one track on the radio and thinking the whole album might be a bit like that. Oops. Bonus points if anybody can figure out which cut that was.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the tunes!

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