The CD I’ve played the most so for this year is not a Blues CD ( :-0 oops bet I shouldn’t have said that ) but a Jazz CD. I’ve thought long and hard about doing a show on a jazz band. A lot of people always say they like all kinds of music so here is your chance to prove it. The Fat Babies do early jazz songs from around the 20’s and 30’s, reminiscent of the early years of Louis Armstrong. While most people would say you couldn’t top Satchmo’s playing there is one thing you can really improve on and that’s the sound quality. Besides having the sound quality of the twenty first century these songs really cook. I’ll be talking with Beau Sample the founder of Fat Babies about the band, the CD Chicago Hot and a little about another band he works with (a blues band ) called The Cash Box Kings.
Please give the Fat Babies a chance they just might be a band you fall in love with too.
This week Andy Poxon is back with us to talk about his new CD Tomorrow. As you recall his last CD Red Roots was pretty much a blues-rocker. This new one is a more complex group of songs and styles. Duke Robillard was the producer of this CD which gave all the songs a very clean and perfect sound.
This week Brandon Santini is back to talk about his new CD This Time Another Year. Brandon is mostly known for his former band Delta Highway and as being a fine young harmonica player. This CD really shows him as a fine blues vocalist also. Most of the CD is originals but a few well-chosen covers have been thrown in too. Jeff Jensen is now the guitarist for the band and does a fine job. Brandon Santini should have a bright future in the blues world and especially after people start hearing This Time Another Year.
It’s been two years since Grady Champion was last on the show talking about his CD Dreamin’ which came out right after he won the IBC. Grady’s new CD Tough Times Don’t Last is a little more upbeat, his voice is sounding even better and his harp playing is great. Grady is a good storyteller and his song “Mississippi Pride” really shows that off. It is obvious Grady Champion has a real future in the blues.
This week Dave Widow talks about being a blues man. Dave has worked with some impressive artists like Buddy Miles and Bonnie Bramlett. On his second CD Waiting For The World To End Dave has assembled an impressive group of artists to help him out. With songs like “Piss You Off”, “Reach Out”, and “Bluesman” you’re going to really like this CD.