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IBSC 63 Kyle Dean Patton, Heather West, and Rob Lumbard

Another cool show! Three guests from the October 2003 Iowa Blues showcase. Kyle Dean Patton with his friend Brian McNammers, Heather West, and Rob Lumbard. Plus, Des Moines on $50 with Frank Strong!!!! The show was originally produced by Jay Taylor and Tom Gary. Show More Summary

IBSC 62 Sadona Mondaval, Bridget Thompson, Jono Smith and Jay Taylor

We are starting Season Six!!!!!! Our first new show since January. Tonights show stars Sadona Mondaval, and Bridget Thomason. We also included a couple of songs from Jay Taylor and Jono Smith. The Iowa Blues Showcase is produced by Tom Gary. Director of bands is Jono Smith, with John Krantz, and Rich on Bass. IBSC 62 Sadona Mondaval, Bridget Thompson, Jono Smith and Jay Taylor

The Gators Featuring Willie Tee Wasted

The Gators Featuring Willie Tee Wasted Funky Delicacies This is one of several reissues of classic New Orleans music put together by Aaron Fuchs and Tuff City Records and associated labels. It is available on vinyl (although with only 10 of 15 tracks). Show More Summary

The Devil's Music 1979 BBC Television

The British Broadcasting Company in 1979 presented a fascinating look at the origins and history blues, The Devil's Music. With a narration presented by Alexis Koerner, the program presented a number of filmed performances by then still...Show More Summary

Saunder's King - Swingin'

2 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

With respect to my recent post on St. James Infirmary which I linked on Facebook, one gentleman posted several additional versions of this 'jazz standard.' One of these was by a West Coast artist Saunders King from the forties. BornShow More Summary

The Original Roland Stone Remember Me

2 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

The Original Roland Stone Remember Me Orleans Records When I was at the Louisiana Music Factory, I had selected a bunch of discs for purchase, and I asked co-owner Jerry Brock about anybody he would recommend. He suggested I pick up on Roland Stone, whose real name Roland LeBlanc and recorded for Ace Records in the late fifties and early sixties. Show More Summary

Finis Tasby People Don’t Care

2 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Finis Tasby People Don’t Care Shanachie Shanachie, which also is the parent label for Yazoo, is best known for acoustic and world beat music. With this debut album of West Coast bluesman Finis Tasby, the label presents its first modern urban blues release. Show More Summary

Willa Vincitore Better Days

2 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Willa Vincitore Better Days Building records Singer-songwriter Willa Vincitore certainly sounds poised to expand her fanbase beyond New York's Hudson Valley with this recording A founding member of harmonica player Chris O'Leary's Band who is heard on this debut by her. Show More Summary

Blues Takes on St. James Infirmary

2 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Discussing Herbie Hancock's Watermelon Man in his book, The Jazz Standards, Ted Gioia includes recordings by it by Buddy Guy and Albert King and bemoans what he found the scarcity of blues artists performing the songs he viewed as jazz standards. Show More Summary

Eddie C. Campbell That’s When I Know

2 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Eddie C. CampbellThat’s When I KnowBlind PigThis writer had the pleasure to see Eddie C. Campbell when he was part of Willie Dixon’s Chicago Blues All Stars in the late seventies, after his critically acclaimed LP King of the Jungle....Show More Summary

Brad Stivers Took You Long Enough

3 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Brad StiversTook You Long EnoughVizzToneIn his mid-twenties, Austin-based singer, songwriter and guitarist Brad Stivers will make folks take notice with this album which is a solid mix of roots rock, blues, soul and country. Certainly...Show More Summary

St. Louis Blues Times 9

3 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

One of W.C. Handy's most celebrated compositions is "St. Blues Blues," which has been recorded countless times and become a blues and jazz standard. At the East Coast Blues Conference in 1988 in Washington DC, Joe Savarin, then HeadShow More Summary

IBSC 61 Blue Coller, Rick Jaques, Dave McConnell, and Tom Gary

3 weeks agoMusic / Blues : Blues Historian

Another cool show its Blue Collar with Rick Jaques, Dave McConnell, and Tom Gary. This show was originally recorded in 1988 by Rick Jaques, and made into podcast by Tom Gary. The band was from Kansas City, and recorded in Oletha Kansas. This is a great show please listen, share, like, and subscribe. Thanks!IBSC 61 Blue Coller, Rick Jaques, Dave McConnell, and Tom Gary

Introducing Roy Roberts

3 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Roy RobertsIntroducing Roy RobertsNew MoonNew Moon Music continues to document the Virginia-Carolinas blues scene with this debut album of Roy Roberts. After years of playing the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia, and West Virginia, backing...Show More Summary

John Pizzarelli Sinatra & Jobim at 50

3 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

John PizzarelliSinatra & Jobim at 50Concord JazzJohn Pizzarelli cites Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim as major influences on his vocals and his latest release commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Grammy Winning collaboration between the two legends. Show More Summary

The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith

3 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

The legendary photographer, W Eugene Smith, in the fifties through the early 1970s when he was evicted after a dispute with his landlord, rented floors in a Sixth Avenue building in the 'Flower District' of Manhattan. Smith had been a famed photo journalist for Life Magazine and is renown for his pictures of Pittsburgh. Show More Summary

George Gershwin Inducted Into DownBeat Hall of Fame

3 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

George Gershwin's An American in Paris In his August 2017 article on George Gershwin that accompanies his selection by the Veterans Committee to the DownBeat Hall of Fame, John McDonough writes that Gershwin is the most important figure in the literature of the jazz repertoire. Show More Summary

The Greg Hatza ORGANization Diggin' Up My Roots

4 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

The Greg Hatza ORGANizationDiggin' Up My RootsFlip RecordsHammond B-3 master Greg Hatza was playing g boogie woogie on the piano at the age of 5 growing up in Reading, Pennsylvania. Growing up on classic R&B, he becoming obsessed with the Hammond B-3 after hearing Jimmy McGriff and Jimmy McGriff. Show More Summary

IBSC 60 Jimmy Pryor and the Bad Boys of the Blues, Woody Update!

4 weeks agoMusic / Blues : Blues Historian

Big show! Jimmy Pryor with the Bad Boys of the Blues!!! Live, at the Fred Maytag bowl in Newton Iowa, at the Bowlful of Blues put on by the South Skunk Blues Society. Jimmy is joined by Tom Gary, Jon East, Scott Cochran, and Brian Connett. Show More Summary

DownBeat's Hall of Fame Celebrates Eubie Blake

4 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Eubie Blake in Berlin in 1972 playing several of his most famous compositions, Charleston Rag, I'm Just Wild About Harry and Memories of You. Among the three individuals selected by the Veterans Committee for DownBeat's Hall of Fame was James Hubert Blake (February 7, 1887 - February 12, 1983), known as Eubie Blake. Show More Summary

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