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Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine!
CD Sampler #18 - 2015
100 degrees North Bar Beach, Empire,
Michigan...Full Moon, August 1989...This is where Robert Jr. &
Sugar Mae got married with Johnnie Bassett with many family and friends...It
is also the best swimming hole in the lower 48 states...All our CD
Samplers are celebrations and here are two of my favorite things—full
moon and a perfect beach...The North Bar area is also the home of
Sugar Mae’s Blues Camp that is celebrated every September 11th...A
little bit of paradise with a great CD Sampler full of music that
will shake your booty!...We are sharing with you songs from all over
the country again!...
From New York, New, Orleans, Mississippi, Arizona, Israel, Wisconsin,
Florida, Maryland, Chicago and the Motor City, we are sharing with
you some of the songs that have got our attention and have stuck on
my jukebox!...Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine’s annual
“Coolest Blues Song of the Year” contest spotlights the
song and the songwriter...All cuts on the CD Sampler #18 “Full
Moon Beach Party!” are in on the contest and you can vote on
our website: www.bigcity bluesmag.com and click on Coolest Blues Song
of 2015. Finalists will be announced at the 2015 “Happy
to Have the Blues” party and will receive recognition and promotion
in print and online that helps them out!...
So thank you for subscribing and don’t forget to boogie! And
every Full Moon there is always a party on Tortola at Boomba’s
Surf Shack where you get free magic mushrooms!
Happy “Full Moon Beach Party!”
Love & Happiness,
Robert Jr. Whitall
1. ROBERT JR, SUGAR AND HANDSOME
Surfin Buddies and a beautiful bathing beauty, these folks know how
to have fun!
2. ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD
“Hard Blues” (4:26)
Don’t Look Back
Renewed and rolling Cyril and the fellas bring their music to boogie
to. From New Orleans to Paris, RSB means party!
3. SLAM ALLEN
“Feel These Blues” (4:09)
Feel These Blues
AMERICAN SHOWPLACE MUSIC
Slam the door shut! Roll up the rug, we are gonna party “old
school” style with Mr. Allen and the Boys. The Blues are in
4. LITTLE FREDDIE KING
“Bad Bad Julie” (4:18)
Messin’ Around Tha Living Room
MADE WRIGHT RECORDS
Funky, down and dirty, Little Freddie's Blues keep rockin', from the
Musicians Village in New Orleans to all over the world that Da King
rambles to'! Messin' with the King!
5. SUGARAY RAYFORD
“Southside Of Town” (5:19)
Sugaray has blasted onto the national scene with a vengeance and has
reminded us of the great R&B crooners who came before. Sugaray
is the real deal!
6. TWEED FUNK
“Sippin Misery” (3:25)
First Name Lucky
TWEED TONE RECORDS
Slipping into something different, Smokey and the fellows get the
room swaying with any tempo. With the smooth vocals and sharp guitar
and band, you will hear why Tweed Funk is taking the country by storm.
7. JOHNNY RAWLS
“Memphis Still Got Soul” (4:08)
Memphis Still Got Soul
Smooth is the word for this gentleman, we still got the Soul with
Johnny live and here on disc. America’s still got Soul!
8. THE JIMMYS
“Lose That Woman” (2:20)
The Jimmys are Wisconsin’s hot Funky Blues Band of 7 tremendously
talented dudes who inspire our inability to keep our feet still to
their groove! You will love this cut off their new CD “Hot
Dish” on Brown Cow Productions.”
9. LAZER LLOYD
“Rockin’ In The Holy Land” (3:39)
A new musical voice with the #1 blues single “Burning Thunder.”
He is bringing audiences to their feet from Waterfront Blues Fest
in Portland to Hayward Russell City in California.
“My Give A Damn Gave Out” (4:05)
Best Of Latimore
HENRY STONE MUSIC
Handsome brown-eyed Latimore is the bridge between the Rhythm &
the Blues! The ladies love Latimore as much as they loved Elvis!
11. BENNY TURNER
“Breakin’ News” (4:14)
Raised on downhome country blues, r&b and soul, Benny delivers
the goods on this CD with his Breakin News!
12. CARLO DITTA
“As The World Turns”(3:14)
What I’m Talking About
ORLEANS RECORDS INC
Famed New Orleans record producer, Carlo Ditta, has jumped on stage
and has begun to tell the story of his life with words, voice and
13. CHRIS GILL
“In Love With The Blues” (3:47)
Take It Like That
The Blues has nice people in it and Chris Gill is very comfortable
with that label; the love Gill has for his guitar and traditional
Blues comes through with his tasteful tunes!
14. MARTIN LANG
“Billy’s Shuffle” (4:06)
Chicago Harp Blues Sessions
RANDOM CHANCE RECORDS
Professor of the harp, Martin Lang has blown with the best and later
for the rest. A Chicago traditionalist with LIttle Walter in his veins.
15. SPENCER BOHREN
“Seven Birds” (3:33)
The songwriter from the Crescent City (via Wyoming) who really gets
it, “Seven Birds” is a lesson for all of us. God Bless
16. ELIZABETH JANE HANSEN
“Bi-Sexual Blues” (4:48)
Blues Singin’ Woman
The blues has a new ’gal’ in town. Passion and Fire are
two words that come to mind when you hear her voice!
17. MICHAEL PACKER
“Yo Staten Island” (4:00)
With the controversial death of Eric Garner not far from Mr. Packer’s
home inspiring the lyrics and the movie, “Take Me To The River”
inspiring the music, this song is current in both topic and beat as
racial, political and socioeconomic tensions continue to dominate
the news and polarize the population.
18. ACOUSTIC MADNESS
“Day Dream” (4:40)
Acoustic Madness Volume 3
An acoustic based trio with a cajon & upright bass rhythm section
that plays a smorgasbord of styles.
19. ROBERT JR, SUGAR & HANDSOME BOB
The Moon Is Full And Surf’s Up! Let’s Go Swimming!