Baker’s Dozen of Blues: December 26, 2016


One of the great things about our chart is that we get to salute so many artists, and we are deeply honored to be able to say the Tas Cru has made it to the top of the chart this week. Tas is a tireless worker for the blues, whether he is playing on the road, doing blues in the schools programs, heading up jams around the nation, this man is so important and vital to our community and music that we are happy to cal him friend and to see him atop our chart.

Our Amuse Bouche features
2016 Jimi Award Winners Part II. Our first of two segments last week featured artists and songs from our winners in the various categories. This week we are completing the musical overview. You can check out the official post by clicking here.

The Blues Foundation is prepping for the IBC in Memphis, late January early February. Check out the activities by going to to see all the things that are going on a must if you are a blues fan.

We are hitting the holiday blues music programming pretty hard in the upcoming days. We have our Holiday Blues Extravaganza scheduled for a the rest of the week. Plus on New Year’s Eve we have A New Year’s Eve Dance Party sponsored and put together by our fan of the year, Wendy Schumer. So tune in at 2pm East Side of town till ??? Find us via the following links: or
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A Baker’s Dozen of Blues on Blues411 Radio.
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Baker’s Dozen: Current Chart & Radio Playlist

CW LW Artist Release Track#/Song
1 2 Tas Cru Simmer & Stewed 9. Just Let It Happen*
2 4 Lurrie Bell Can’t Shake This Feeling 13. Faith & Music
3 3 Lex Grey & The Urban Pioneers Hobo Soup 5. Blues All Around
4 5 Fabrizio Poggi w/Carolyn Wonderland And the Amazing Texas Blues Voices 1. Nobody’s Fault But Mine
5 8 Thornetta Davis Honest Woman 13. Feels Like Religion
6 9 Deb Ryder Grit Grease & Tears 1. Ain’t Gonna Be Easy
7 7 Mississippi Heat Cab Drivin Man 2. Cab Drivin Man
8 10 William Bell This is Where I Live 11. Mississippi Arkansas Bridge
9 11 Big Head Blues Club Way Down Inside
(Songs of Willie Dixon)
3. You Need Love
10 12 James Montgomery Blues Band James Montgomery Blues Band 6. I Got A Mind To Give Up Living
11 13 Bobby Rush Porcupine Meat 5. Nightime Gardener
12 ~ Sari Schorr A Force Of Nature 10. Kiss Me
13 ~ Honey Island Swamp Band Demolition Day 2. Head High Water Blues

Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

Artist Release Song
Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials The Big Sound Troubled World
David Bromberg Band The Blues . . . Why Are People Like That
Murali Coryell Mr. Senator Mr. Senator
Tedeschi Trucks Band Let Me Get By Anyhow
Rory Block Keepin’ Outta Trouble . . . Fixin’ To Die
Knickerbocker All-Stars Texas Rhody Blues You Got Me Licked
Mike Zito Make Blues Not War Bad News Is Coming

Amuse Bouche: 2016 Jimi Award Winners Part II

Monster Mike Welch (Sugar Ray & BT’s) Sweet Baby Guitar Hero
Joanna Connor It’s A Woman’s Way Guitar Heroine
Bill Ruffino (Jeff Jensen) Heart Attack & Vine Badazz Bassist
Bruce Katz Schnapps Man Radiating Them 88’s
Jason Ricci Ptryptophan Pterodactyl Harmonica Player
Bing Futch It’s Tight Like That Instrumental Other
Eddie Turner & Trouble Twins Buried Alive In The Blues Coolest Release Title (Naked…in your face)
Janiva Magness Love Wins Again Song Of The Year
Toronzo Cannon Walk It Off Album of the Year (The Chicago Way)
Sonny Rock (Tas Cru) Biscuit Drum Thumper Award



Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
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Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411

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