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The Surfin’ Gypsies
“You know the gypsy woman told me
That you your mother’s bad-luck child
Well you’re having a good time now
But that’ll be trouble afterwhile.” - Muddy Waters
On the road again! Setting sail again! Ready for lift off! All Aboard!
Summer 2014: we are ready for you! Here we are with CD Sampler #16
“The Surfin’ Gypsies!” with songs from musicians
from all around the world that we have selected to be on this disc.
As we surf the airwaves around our blue world and the magazine, Big
City Rhythm & Blues, brings you stories from Seattle to Miami
from New York to LA!, we use these samplers to bring you, our subscribers,
the best music we run across on the road. Thank-you for subscribing
and please vote at BigCityBluesMag.com for the “Coolest Blues
Song of the Year!”
Our beloved musicians in this day and age must be a wandering free-spirited
people to keep on keeping on! I only hope that they take the time
to have some joy like my surfer buddies as they roam from city to
city trying to ply their music! Outsiders are all of us and nomads
too. Dance like a gypsy! Enjoy!
And Don’t Forget To Boogie!—Robert Jr Whitall
1. ROBERT JR & SUGAR
& HANDSOME BOB
“Surfin’ Blues” (:52)
Motor City Music Madmen & Woman cooly bringing the Sampler into
2. ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD
“World Blues” (4:09)
Zito, Allman, Neville, Wooten and Scott is all we have to say!
These men are at their peak!
3. BOB STROGER & KENNY “BEEDY EYES” SMITH
“That’s My Name” (3:57)
Keepin’ It Together
BIG EYE RECORDS
One legend and one son of a legend here continuing a great blues tradition.
4. DAVE FIELDS
“Changes In My Life” (4:06)
Dave’s rockin’ guitar and searing vocals always make it
a good time!
“No Secrets” (3:58) 444
Old School takes us to school after 40 years on the road and on records
6. MIKEY JUNIOR
“Morning On My Way” (3:28) Traveling South
The new papa has something to sing about! Mikey will be traveling
all over with his new CD.
7. D.A. FOSTER
“The Real Thing” (4:47)
The Real Thing
D.A. FOSTER MUSIC
Four decades in R&B music. Now it’s his time. He’s
the real thing...
8. THE BILLY WALTON BAND
“Wish For What You Want” (3:41)
Wish For What You Want
BILLY WALTON MUSIC
Busting out of the jersey shore and bringing you original blues rock
9. KENNY PARKER
“I’m Gonna Make You Mine” (4:42) Yes Indeed
BLUE ANGEL RECORDS
The wait is over! Kenny is back with his Motor City guitar and a new
10. LAURA RAIN & THE CAESARS
“Closer” (3:54) Closer
This Soulful Motor City Lady, with George Friend on blazing guitar,
have been all over the US but cannot get Detroit out of their systems.
11. TWEED FUNK
“Blues In My Soul” (2:30)
First Name Lucky
In the “James Brown” summer of 2014, Tweed Funk brings
us hope that funk & Soul is alive and well. Go Smokey!
12. COREY LEDET & HIS ZYDECO BAND
“Not The Man For You” (2:57) Destiny
COREY LEDET MUSIC
The next big thing from Lafayette Louisiana! A new Zydeco hope! The
Crown Prince Of Zydeco!
13. BILLY J
“She’s Mine” (3:35) Billy J
BILLY J MUSIC
Billy J is a rising star in the long tradition of the “working
man” blues-rock Americana. His sincerity knocked me out from
the very first note and I’m sure the listener will agree, his
new 5 song CD BILLY J will keep you humming, strumming and wanting
14. LITTLE RONNIE & THE GRAND DUKES
“Buck Naked” (4:10)
Do What'cha Do
Buck naked and sweatin’! This cut will make you sweat! The Real
Deal! Superb talents well versed in traditional blues!
15. DAN HOLT
“Tell Me What Ya’ See” (3:21)
A Screaming Ray Recording
Original roots and blues., the new blues, surreal folk blues. The
blues is alive and sings while it’s walking. Play the music.
Hear these blues
16. NATE MYERS
“Her Hand My Hand” (4:55)
It’s My Music
NATE MYERS MUSIC
Not the same old thing, original roots and blues music with a touch
of country, heavy on the harp featuring Nate Myers unique vocal style.
17. JIMMY PRITCHARD
“If A Nickel Was A Dime” (3:34) When the Blues Came To
Bassman Jimmy Pritchard leads his own band making it’s own music
and rockin the East Coast!
18. RACHELLE COBA
“Never Been To Memphis” (3:05) Mother Blues
Hot guitar from this traveling blueswomen. Back in Florida to turn
up the heat!
19. PACKARD SLIM
“Credit Card” (4:37) Live at Whole Earth 2014
ROOKS TOWER RECORDS
From Milwaukee to California, Packard Slim is breaking out with his
original tunes and masterful guitarwork.
20. RJ HARMAN & CO
“Bottle Caps” (3:32)
FAT SOW RECORDS
Harp wizard and bandleader RJ keeps the blues happening in the Sunshine
State. Hard working and taking no prisoners!
21. ROBERT JR & SUGAR & HANDSOME BOB
“Gypsy Blues” (:25)
Motor City Music Madmen & Woman surfing their way to the next