Episode 1611: Canadian Blues 2016

It’s been two years since Full-Time Blues Radio first explored the great new Blues coming down from Canada. This week provides us with a new opportunity to enjoy the sounds of the Great White North. You’ll hear brand new and recent releases from Canadian natives, and transplants to the country. These bands and artists have crafted highly acclaimed albums, and many perform around the world.

Courtesy True North

Courtesy True North

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Let’s Get Back” by Matt Andersen. Matt’s new CD is Honest Man, and it is available now from True North Records. Matt Andersen is a past winner of the International Blues Challenge; and while he has always utilized Blues in his sound, he has never let it define his music. Andersen takes Blue, Soul, Gospel, and other Roots styles, then infuses a Pop sensibility, and comes out on the other side with a sound that makes your heart soar as a listener.

Scroll below this week’s playlist to watch the official music video for “Honest Man.”
Click Here to visit Matt’s Official Website

1. Blackburn – Walking In New, New Orleans – Brothers In This World
2. Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar – Addicted – Send The Nightingale
3. David Vest – Gone Too Far – Roadhouse Revelation
4. Terry Gillespie – The Devil Likes to Win – Bluesoul
5. Reno Jack the Bear – Lightning Fried – Lightning Fried
6. Jeff Healey – My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms –
The Best Of The Stony Plain Years: Vintage Jazz, Swing And Blues
7. MonkeyJunk – Hot Hot Papa (feat. David Wilcox) – Moon Turn Red
8. Cécile Doo-Kingué – Anybody Listening – Anybody Listening, Pt. 2: Dialogues
9. Andre Bisson – All I Need – Left With The Blues
10. Jake Chisholm – Swamp Stomp – No More Sorrow
11. Cheryl Lescom & the Tuscon Choir Boys – Too Much Time – 1953
12. David Gogo – Coulda Woulda Shoulda – Vicksburg Call
13. Matt Andersen – Let’s Get Back – Honest Man

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This week’s playlist has new and recent releases by legends like Bonnie Raitt, Magic Sam and Buddy Guy, alongside truly independent releases from up-and-coming artists and bands. There’s a new tribute to B.B. King by Brigitte Rios Purdy, followed by a track from a new B.B. King collection!

Courtesy Delmark

Courtesy Delmark

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “City Lights” by Corey Dennison Band. It comes off their self-titled debut album with Delmark Records. Corey is still a young buck when compared to 70 and 80 year old Bluesmen, but he has more experience than his 40-years suggest. This new album is fantastic, and it features 13 all original songs. You can find complete details, a gig schedule and more on Corey’s official website. Click Here to Visit CoreyDennison.net

1. Jake Chisholm – Weigh You Down – No More Sorrow
2. Bonnie Raitt – Shakin’ Shakin’ Shakes – Dig In Deep
3. Los Lobos – Shakin’ Shakin’ Shakes – By The Light Of The Moon
4. Roy Rogers – Losin’ You – Into The Wild Blue
5. The Claudettes – Life Is Such Fun, and Then Seems to Disappear – No Hotel
6. Jon Spear Band – I Love My Skin – Live Music Is Better
7. Magic Sam – Hoochie Coochie Man – Live At The Avant Garde
8. Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue – End of the World –
Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue
9. Christian Collin – One and Only – Spirit Of The Blues
10. Brigitte Rios Purdy – Lucille Don’t You Weep – Lucille Don’t You Weep (Single)
11. B.B. King – My Sometime Baby – Blue Shadows: Underrated King Recordings, 1958-1962
12. Buddy Guy – Flesh & Bone ft. Van Morrison – Born To Play Guitar
13. Corey Dennison – City Lights – Corey Dennison Band

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The new 2016 releases are starting to trickle into the mailbox here at the workshop. There are three 2016 albums featured in this playlist, along with three 2015 albums that have never been featured on the show. In addition, Johnny Full-Time takes a few moments to honor the late Otis Clay, and we’ll hear a pair of recent releases that feature the late Soul giant.

Courtesy Davide Pannozzo

Courtesy Davide Pannozzo

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Freedom.” The song is performed by Italian guitarist and singer Davide Pannozzo, and it appears on his EP 2015. The six-song set features a few songs off Davide’s previous full-length CD, A Portrait Of Jimi Hendrix. The EP also includes versions of “Feels Like Rain” (famously recorded by Buddy Guy) and Elmore James’ “It Hurts Me Too.”

Davide Pannozzo started playing classical guitar at the age of six, and he has incorporated that immense skill into his rock influenced Blues music, along with his love for guitarists like Hendrix, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour and others. Make sure to scroll down below this week’s playlist to watch Davide and his band perform another Hendrix cover, “If Six Was Nine.” You can also find complete information about Pannozzo, his music, and more at his official website, DavidePannozzo.com

1. Benny Turner – I Can’t Leave – When She’s Gone
2. Pinetop Perkins & Jimmy Rogers – For You My Love – Genuine Blues Legends
3. Laura Rain and the Caesars – Cherry Pickin’ – Gold
4. Jason Vivone & the Billy Bats – Kansas City Blues – The Avenue
5. EG Kight – Low Mileage Woman – A New Day
6. Billy Price & Otis Clay – You Got Me Hummin’ – This Time For Real
7. Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls – Poor Little Rich Girl – Soul Brothers
8. Tedeschi Trucks Band – Anyhow – Let Me Get By
9. Andy Cohen – Seldom Seen Slim – Road Be Kind
10. Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra – Shudder – Preach ‘Em Now! EP
11. Jack White – Entitlement – Lazaretto
12. Roscoe Levee & The Southern Slide – My Gospel – Get It While You Can
13. Davide Pannozzo – Freedom – EP 2015

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Favorite Albums of 2015 (Episode 1550)

This week brings 2015 to a close with a listen to songs from Johnny Full-Time’s favorite albums released in 2015. Instead of telling you what we think is the “best” new music each year, JFT combs through all of the music that flowed into the studio over the last 12 months and hand picks tracks from his favorite discs. There is some amazing material here; but we’d like to hear from you! What was your favorite song, album, or episode of Full-Time Blues Radio this year? let us know in the comments section here OR at our Facebook page.

And, be sure to look below the playlist, this week, for a music video by JJ Appleton and Jason Ricci. They recorded Blind Willie Johnson’s song “Nobody’s Fault But Mine” for their new album Dirty Memory, one of John’s favorites of 2015.

1. Amy Helm – Spend Our Last Dime – Didn’t It Rain
2. Ian Siegal – Heavenly Houseboat Blues – The Picnic Sessions
3. Pokey LaFarge – Cairo, Illinois – Something In The Water
4. N.M.O. – Annabel – Freedom & Dreams
5. Albert Cummings – Movin’ On – Someone Like You
6. The Beat Daddys – You Made Me Cry – Hoodoo That We Doo
7. JJ Appleton & Jason Ricci – Jason Solo – Dirty Memory
8. Muddy Waters 100 – Forty Days and Forty Nights ft. Gary Clark Jr.- Muddy Waters 100
9. Steve Earle & the Dukes – King of the Blues – Terraplane
10. Leo “Bud” Welch – So Many Turnrows – I Don’t Prefer No Blues
11. Bobby Rush – Hey Western Union Man – Chicken Heads:
A 50-Year History Of Bobby Rush

12. JD McPherson – Mother Of Lies – Let The Good Times Roll

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The playlist for this week features a foundation of incredible songs. Built upon that foundation, somewhat unintentionally during production, are tracks from heavyweight names like Joe Bonamassa, Coco Montoya, and Albert Cummings!

mikeschermerThe featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Blues In Good Hands.” It’s the title track off the new album by Mighty Mike Schermer. The record is available now from Finedog Records, through a partnership with the Vizztone Label Group.

Mike Schermer has long been lauded for his skill set. He’s a fantastic guitarist, and he possesses an enjoyably unique vocal sound. He is most highly regarded, perhaps, for his skill with the pen. Schermer is an incredibly talented songwriter, and his ability to translate life into lyric is masterful.

This album features 13 songs written or co-written by Mike. There are special guests appearing throughout, like Tommy Castro, Marcia Ball, John Nemeth, Carolyn Wonderland, and many others! Blues In Good Hands is available now through all of the usual channels, including Amazon You can also purchase it at Mike Schermer’s live concerts. Get his tour schedule, information about this disc, and more on his official website, Mighty-Mike.com

1. The Ragpicker String Band – Lonely One in This Town – The Ragpicker String Band
2. Laura Rain and the Caesars – Gold – Gold
3. Joe Bonamassa – Trouble Town – Different Shades Of Blue
4. The Reverend Shawn Amos – Boogie – The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You
5. The Peterson Brothers – Hey Baby – The Peterson Brothers
6. Andrea Marr Band – Who Am I To Judge You – Live Blues Party At
The MBAS House Of Blues

7. Hans Theessink & Terry Evans – Delta Time – True & Blue Live
8. Anthony Geraci & the Boston All-Stars Band – Blues for David Maxwell –
Fifty Shades Of Blue
9. N.M.O. – Away, Way Too Long – Freedom & Dreams
10. Kathy and the Kilowatts – Never Trouble Trouble – Groovin’ With Big D
11. Coco Montoya – I Need Your Love In My Life – The Best Of Coco Montoya –
The Alligator Years

12. Albert Cummings – Old Dog – Someone Like You
13. Mike Schermer – Blues In Good Hands – Blues In Good Hands

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