New York and Tennessee based singer/songwriter Valerie June finally released her new album, “Pushin’ Against A Stone”. Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys helped her with songwriting and production. Enjoy her blues, folk and country music. Available now on Amazon or iTunes.
Kwabena Adjepong aka Kwabs is a Ghanaian-born and London resident singer. He recently released some cover songs, there’s a special version of James Blake’s ‘The Wilhem Scream’. ‘Spirit Fade’ is a synthy-based and acoustic guitar sample song, listen below.
Valerie June‘s highly anticipated forthcoming debut album ‘Pushin’ Against A Stone’ will be out on May 6th. The album was produced by Dan Auerbach and Kevin Augunas and will be released through Rob da Bank’s stellar boutique label Sunday Best, home to David Lynch and Kitty Daisy and Lewis to name a few. The singles ‘Workin’ Woman Blues’ and ‘You Can’t Be Told’ are both available on iTunes.
“Sure Thing” is a blues-mix i first created for a friend of bklyn. I decided to put it online for your listening pleasure. The mix contains songs by well known Blues singers such as Junior Wells, Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Hendrix, B.B. King, Louis Armstrong, T-Bone Walker and Billy Holiday. Hope you enjoy.
02 Albert King – Cold Feet
03 Sonny Boy Williamson – Bring It On Home
04 Big Joe Williams – Highway 49
05 Junior Wells – Good Morning Schoolgirl
06 Ollis Martin – Police And High Sheriff Come Ridin’ Down
07 Skip James – Hard Time Killin’ Floor Blues
08 Howlin’ Wolf – Spoonful
09 Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker – I Got My Eyes On You
10 John Lee Hooker – I’m Bad Like Jesse James
11 John Lee Hooker & Jimmie Vaughn – Boom Boom
12 Muddy Waters – I’ve Got My Mojo Working (Live)
13 Lowell Fulson – Reconsider Baby
14 Jimmy Hendrix – Red House
15 Little Walter – Juke
16 B.B. King - The Thrill Is Gone
17 Louis Armstrong – St. James Infirmary
18 T-Bone Walker – Call It Stormy Monday
19 Helen Humes – Blues Ain’t Nothing But A Woman
20 Robert Johnson – I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom
21 Billy Holiday – Did I Remember
22 Ma Rainey – CC Rider Blues
Joel Van Dijk‘s album “A Kind Of Blues” comes with a cover version of Aloe Blacc’s “I Need A Dollar”. Aloe features the Bill Withers classic “Ain’t No Sunshine”. Stream and purchase the album on Bandcamp.
Kid Koala returns with his new album “12 bit Blues” in September 2012. Never one to make the music making process easy on himself, Kid Koala finally realizes his child-hood dream of owning SP1200′s, and in the process tackles the stripped down blues tradition with the machines that spawned the golden age of hip-hop (and keeps floppy disks alive!). Pre-order available via the Ninjashop. Get a free download of “5 bit Blues” here.
Couple of weeks ago Mighty Fine dropped their new video for “Black Train”. The track is from their upcoming debut album “Get Up To Get Down” (Release date Oct. 25th). Download the track for free on Drug Front Records.
André Lamb a.k.a. Audiophysical presents his first solo EP
“Shellac EP” (available aug. 12th on Hiperbole Records). Audiophysical combines Jazz, Funk and Blues. The full album will
be released in 2012, stay tuned …
Booker T. Jones is about to release a new album “The Road From
Memphis” on Anti- Records (due May 10th). Produced by Jones with
The Roots’ ?uestlove and Rob Schnapf, Memphis was recorded by
Daptone Records mastermind Gabriel Roth with backing by The Roots.
Everything Is Everything
Representing Memphis (feat. Matt Berninger & Sharon Jones)
The spirit of Muddy Waters inhabiting Doris Day. The Andrews Sisters
in the year 2010. Erykah Badu singing to herself as she does the
housework. Pinpointing exactly where Lanie Lane is coming from
musically is not easy, but a hotpot of Blues, Jazz, Pop & Country from
golden era of the 30’s, 40’s & 50’s is a good starting point.