A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: July 21, 2014

IMG_6034_9458_edited-1It was a sad week once we learned of the death of a true superstar in the blues field, Johnny Winter. There is much to say and not enough time to say it – so suffice it to say that we send condolences to his brother Edgar, his manager and friend Paul Nelson, his family, and all of his fans from over the many years he has graced us with his unique and heartfelt blues playing.

With that in mind we made a decision to pay tribute to Johnny and the music he loved so dearly by saluting him in his various forms of blues. As a solo performer, as part of him and Edgar, his work with blues legends such as Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Willie Dixon and others. Our Amuse Bouche will feature some not so common tracks from his long and hallowed history in the blues, we hope you will enjoy these specially selected tracks and remember him fondly with a smile on your face looking up to heaven. Bless ya brother, play on.

A Baker's Dozen Of Blues
A Baker’s Dozen Of Blues

Our new #1 this week is Back Pack Jones, a pretty amazing feat considering we had never heard of them but their music won us over and we hope it has made an impression on you. Another milestone for Jarekus Singleton he has returned to the Baker’s Dozen chart. Just three weeks after reaching the #1 spot (and holding to it for 2 weeks) he has reappeared on our chart. Never before has this happened. Thanks to all the fans and supporters who contacted us and had his back. He is at #5 this week.

We have two new main course entrees this week – Rip Lee Pryor, son of legendary bluesman Snooky Pryor, and a new band out of NY State Pork Chop Willie, who feature the music of Mississippi Hill Country filtered through the grit and hard edged realities of NYC. We will see Rip this coming weekend, along with Jarekus (and many other fine artists) at the Pennsylvania Blues Fest, hope to see many of you there too. Be sure to come by and say hi!

A Baker’s Dozen of Blues, on MojoWax Radio presented by Blues MusicMagazine at LIVE365.com.

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Baker’s Dozen:

CW LW CD TITLE Artist/ Web Site Track#/Title
1 2 “Betsy’s Kitchen” Back Pack Jones 4 I Got A Girlfriend
2 4 original Janiva Magness 8 Who Am I
3 6 Never Pet A Burning Dog Ron Tanski 8 It Must Be Love
4 8 Good News Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters 4 In The Wee Hours
5 8 Refuse To Lose Jarekus Singleton 9 High Minded
6 7 Taboo Bob Corritore 12 Bob’s Late Hours
7 9 Happy Little Songs About Futility & Despair Bob Eike 7 Ain’t Nobody Here But Me
8 9 The Beautiful Bones Kelley Hunt 1 This Time
9 12 Anthology Too Slim & The Taildragges 2 Blue Heart
10 11 Bluez of My Soul Dexter Allen 7 Bluez Party
11 13 Jigsaw Heart Eden Brent 8 Let’s Go Ahead and Fall In Love
12 ~ Nobody But Me Rip Lee Pryor 4 Wake Up Baby
13 ~ Love is The Devil Pork Chop Willie 3 Snake Drive

 Chef’s Suggestions:

A Different World Carmen Grillo 7 Transatlantic Boogie
Giles Corey Stoned Soul Giles Corey’s Stoned Soul 7 Rita
Meet Me In Houston John McVey 11 Freddie King Goes Surfing
The Last Laugh The Asylum Street Spankers 2 Never Going Back
All The Right Moves Little Mike & The Tornadoes 6 Fool Too Long
Hollywood Blvd. Raoul &The Big Time 5 Amphetamine
Michissippi Mick Mick Kolassa 4 Reefer Man
Bad Taboo Carolyn Fe’ 3 Bad Taboo
Don’t Call No Ambulance Selwyn Birchwood 12 Hoodoo Stew
The Best Of The Stony Plain Years Long John Baldry 2 I’m Shakin’
Emergency Situation Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers 3 Milk & Water
Forever In Blue Bridget Kelly Band 2 Blues In The Kitchen
Goin’ Home Kenny Wayne Shepard 12 Born Under A Bad Sign

IMG_6054_9478_edited-2Amuse Bouche:  Johnny Winter

1 Black Cat Bone/Dust My Broom Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Johnny Winter Breakin’ It Up, Breakin’ It Down
3 Got Love If You Want It Johnny Winter Progressive Blues Experment
3 Intro of Johnny Winter (Mike Bloomfield)   Fillmore East Lost Concert Tapes
4 It’s My Own Fault Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield (JW) Fillmore East Lost Concert Tapes
4 Rock & Roll Medley Edgar & Johnny Winter Together
10 Roll Me Baby Sonny Terry, Willie Dixon, Johnny Winter Whoopin’
5 Don’T Take Advantage of Me Johnny Winter Alligator Records Blues Essentials
3 Goin’ Down Slow Johnny Winter Best of The Blues V2Love, Peace & Chicken Grease


Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
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1 Comment on "A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: July 21, 2014"

  1. Thank you for the wonderful tribute to Johnny Winter and for the return of Jarekus Singleton to the Baker’s Dozen. It is well deserved. I can not play that CD enough!


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