Muddy Waters

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 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 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 3-16-24

Afternoon folks!

It's a good week when you lead off with Muddy Waters. After that there's compilations from J.B. Lenoir and Horace Silver - the latter is a jazzy blues performer for those not instantly familiar. In the blues-rock category there's a live double album of the Paul Butterfield Band, a Robin Trower album and a John Hammond album. Following that there's a Doc & Merle Watson album and we finish up with a rock album by a lesser-known band, Tin Huey.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the tunes!

Album of the Week 1-13-24

Afternoon folks!

There's some great blues in store for you all this week! Starting off, there's a double album from Muddy Waters fronting a super group on a half-studio, half-live album, following that there's a compilation album of Champion Jack Dupree's New Orleans piano blues and the blues selections finish off with a compilation album of Sun Records recordings from the 50's/60's with some great stuff from Billy "The Kid" Emerson, Rosco Gordon and a bunch of much lesser-known artists.

After that we've got blues-rock albums this week from Johnny Winter and a live album from DC blues band The Nighthawks. Finishing off there's a rock and roll album from noted Texas blues singer Lou Ann Barton.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Album of the Week 12-2-23

Afternoon folks!

This week we've got a mess of good stuff. We've got a James Cotton album to lead off, followed by a compilation of old Falcons records - a really great r&b/doo-wop group that had some enormous talents pass through it over the years. Following that there's a movie soundtrack album with Mike Bloomfield, Nick Gravenites, Paul Butterfield and Maria Muldaur on it. I think that it's kind of an overlooked album given the talent on it. After that there's a mid-70's John Hammond album with a bunch of good stuff on it followed by Johnny Winter backed up by the Muddy Waters band including James Cotton and Muddy Waters who sings on the last cut. We've got a JJ Cale (kinda greatest hits) compilation and to finish up, for a little diversity there's a Joe Ely album, probably his best one.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Album of the Week 8-26-23

Afternoon folks!

This week we've got blues from Chicago blues harmonica player Junior Wells and an album from Luther Johnson (also know as Luther "Georgia Boy Snake" Johnson, not the other Luther Johnson that played with Muddy Waters as well, sometimes known as Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson). Johnson is backed by Muddy Waters and his band. After that, there's an early Elvin Bishop Group album some Link Wray tunes and some early recordings of Duane and Greg Allman before they found their groove, though there are some hints of what was to come there. After that there's an album from Jo Jo Gunne which features their big hit "Run, Run, Run." Then there's some folk blues and general fun with Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band (featuring Maria Muldaur before she was Maria Muldaur) and for a bit of diversity, there's an album by a band formed by a previous member of the Fairport Convention, (Ian) Matthews Southern Comfort.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the tunes!

Album of the Week - 4-15-23

Afternoon folks!

Another week, more great stuff... We've got a compilation of some classic Muddy Waters followed by a compilation of Pee Wee Crayton's better known material. After that there's a somewhat jazzier album from Santana, blues rock from Foghat and Rory Gallagher, country rock from Michael Nesmith and we finish the week off with The Tubes.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Album of the Week - 4-8-23

Afternoon folks!

Beaucoup de blues this week! Starting off, there's a crazy german album of Muddy Waters Band tunes followed by a mid-60's Jimmy McCracklin album. After that is a comp of early recordings from Junior Parker, James Cotton and Pat Hare (including the Parker tune that Elvis covered). After that there's some rock from A Group Called Smith, The Flamin' Groovies, The Tubes and a 70's band with Peter Rowan in it, Seatrain - the album has their one biggish 70's hit on it, 13 Questions. Some of you guys might remember that one.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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