BB King

Album of the Week 7-13-24

Afternoon folks!

If you enjoy the blues, your ears might be busy this weekend. Starting off, we've got an album from BB King, followed an early Albert Collins album, followed by an album by Chicago blues harmonica player Carey Bell and finishing off the blues selections with a compilation album from Jimmy Johnson, Eddie Shaw and Left Hand Frank. After that there's a Wailers (reggae) album and an album from Texas musician Doug Sahm along with some excellent sidemen including Dr. John, David Bromberg and Flaco Jimenez. Then there's a rock album from a largely-overlooked all-girl rock band, Fanny. We finish off in the diversity department with a late 60's country album from Carl Perkins.

Enjoy the tunes and have a great weekend!

Album of the Week 7-6-24

Afternoon folks!

I hope that you all are having a great weekend. However it turned out, there's sure to be some blues here to make it better. Starting out, there's an album from Muddy Waters with some of his lesser-known early 70's tunes on it, followed by an excellent B.B. King album. After that, it's blues rock with John Hammond and the Nighthawks and Little Feat. After that there's an album for all you guitar pickers out there, Merle Travis and Joe Maphis pick away sometimes at improbable speeds with clean articulation that should make most guitar-shredders jaws drop. We finish off with a 1966 album from Small Faces.

Enjoy the tunes and have a good one!

Album of the Week 6-29-24

Afternoon folks!

Here we go with three blues albums this week, King Curtis and Champion Jack Dupree start us off with a live album followed by albums from B.B. King and Bo Diddley. After that, there's an album of folkey/bluesy acoustic music from Paul Geremia and some electric blues rock from Blues Magoos and ZZ Top. We finish off in the diversity department with an album from British rock band, The Rumour.

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!

Album of the Week 3-2-24

Afternoon folks!

It's a great week this week. Starting off, there's a compilation of later recordings by early Chicago bluesman Tampa Red. After that there's another compilation of some great r&b by piano player Joe Liggins and his band. Finishing off the blues category there's a half of a live album by B.B. King which I'll post the other half eventually after I do some more cleaning up of the disc. In a category of its own is an album by the Jimmy Castor Bunch which you'll probably recognize one of his big early 70's hits, "The Troglodyte Song," it's kind of an interesting album. In the blues-rock category there are albums by John Mayall and Canned Heat and finishing us up in the diversity category is a solo album by Rick Danko of The Band.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Album of the Week 2-17-24

Afternoon folks!

This week there's a great B.B. King album followed by lesser-known New Orleans blues guitarist Walter "Wolfman" Washington. Blues-rock follows that with Blind Owl Wilson from Canned Heat, a nice compilation from Johnny Kid & The Pirates and an album from Steppenwolf. The diversity this week is Stomu Yamash'ta's East Wind with the Freedom Is Frightening album.

Have a great weekend and enjoy!

Album of the Week 12-30-23

Afternoon folks!

We've got a bunch of good stuff this week. Starting off, we've got an album from B.B. King from earlier in his career with some fabulous guitar playing and after that we've got a compilation album from New Orleans artist Smiley Lewis. Then it's on to blues rock with most of the 50th anniversary edition of Rory Gallagher's second album with some live-in-the-studio extras from Radio Bremen. Following that, there's a later album from Steppenwolf. Finishing up with the diversity picks, there's an album from The Band and a live album from Curved Air.

Have a great holiday weekend and Enjoy!

Album of the Week 9-9-23

Afternoon folks!

I've got a couple of live blues albums for you this week, one from BB King and one (a UK import) from Albert Collins and there's a Buddy Guy album to keep you hummin' for the rest of the weekend. Following that there's a big bunch of blues rock, albums by Rory Gallagher, Harvey Mandel (guitarist for Canned Heat), slide wizard David Lindley and a live album from Mountain. Finishing it all off is an album from Spirit.

Enjoy!

Album of the Week 8-5-23

Afternoon folks!

I've got a bunch of blues and blues-rock for you this week. Pinetop Perkins leads off, followed by Jimmy Dawkins and some mid-70's B.B. King. After that we've got John Mayall, a solo album from Harvey Mandel (Canned Heat) and a live album from Washington D.C.'s Nighthawks. We finish off with David Bromberg and some British folk-rock from Steeleye Span.

Well, there ya go - have a great weekend and enjoy!

Album of the Week 7-15-23

Afternoon folks!

This week in the blues category we've got an album from Detroit bluesman and former sideman to John Lee Hooker, Eddie Kirkland. Following that, there's a late 70's B.B. King album.

Moving on to blues-rock, there's a 1977 album from Bonnie Raitt, albums by The Pirates and The Electric Flag. Following that there's some spacey-trippy music from Hawkind and we finish up with an album from Doc Watson - something for everybody? I dunno. Hope so.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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