Dancehalls, Juke Joints and Hole-in-the-Walls
While the world knows that two of my pleasures of my life have been
women (read Sugar) and music (read R&B), but I have also been very
fond of the architecture of music — the dancehalls, juke joints
It is the intersection of my two pleasures
women and music. I have danced with Sugar in juke joinnts in Mississippi
and Louisiana, dancehalls in Avalon, Santa Catalina, California and
Woodstock, NY. And hole-in-the-walls in Chicago and Detroit. It was
in our travels that we went back to our roots — Hamtramck and
in a small hole-in-the-wall, Kelley's Bar and with a hot Rhythm &
Blues outfit, Paul Carey's Red Peppers blasting away inches from our
faces, Sugar and I realized why we fell in love with this music.And
our new CD “Always for Pleasure” — Sampler #9 is perfect
to play in one of these joints, push out the furniture, turn it up and
dance! Thank you for supporting the music and the musicians —
“Always for Pleasure!” Dance, dance, dance!
Mahalo, Aloha,— Robert Jr.
1. Sugar & Junior &
"On The Lost Highway" (:45)
2. Dave Fields
"Junior's On The Road Again" (3:59)
(From the upcoming CD Raised Southern Manhattan)
“New York Boss Guitar Man” Dave Fields is back with this
new honky tonk teaser from his new upcoming CD “Raised Southern
Manhattan”. You’re definitely gonna be back for another
“Cooper Snap” after you dig into this new Big City Blues
3. Paul Oscher
"Ida Mae" (3:57)
Bet On The Blues
Award-winning blues singer, songwriter, recording artist, and multi-instrumentalist,
first came to national attention as Muddy Waters’ harmonica player.New
CD,Bet On The Blues! Out Now!
4. Mikey Jr.
“The Cheapskate" (3:15)
It Ain't Hard To Tell
A young harmonica prodigy from New Jersey whose harp playing, stage
antics, and gritty vocals have already attracted plenty of attention
in the world wide blues community. Here features his own witty, rollicking
original , a favorite among his loyal fans and hopefully one of yours
5. Biscuit Miller
"Black-Eyed Peas And CornBread" (3:52)
Blues With A Smile
Happy To Have The Blues was made for Biscuit and his merry men. "Blues
With A Smile" will make you smile and this cut will make you drool!
If you can't see him live, this CD will come real close!
6. Chris Gill & The Sole
"Harmony Street" (4:18)
Chris's style is a mix of blues, island calypso, reggae, jazz, Mississippi
slide and funk. This cut, "Harmony Street", evokes New Orleans
7. Brad Vickers & The Vestapolitans
"What About Me" (4:10)
Stuck With The Blues
The Vestapolitans, offer a good-time mix of originals and covers spanning
blues, ragtime, hill country breakdowns, rock 'n' roll, and more great
8. JP Patrick
"Simple Request" (4:19)
(From the upcoming CD Shy of Indigo)
JP Patrick’s “Simple Request” is a musical take on
the monumental differences between men and women in their views on relationships.
9. Steve Johnson
"Can’t Take It With You" (4:57)
Let's Be Bad
Bruce Iglauer from Alligator Records said," Steve Johnson sounds
like Les Paul and the Harmonicats with way too much Vodka".
10. Better Off Dead
“Yellow Cadillac” (3:31)
Girls, Guns & Money
One of New Jersey's finest, Better Off Dead's third album is packed
to the rim with 28 songs of greasy goodness, guaranteed to get you on
the good foot."
11. Todd Sharpville
(Featuring Kim Wilson)
"Can't Stand The Crook" (5:09)
A blue blooded bluesman playing blue collar music. His New CD, listening
to this is TRULY an event you won't want to miss! This will get a vote
as one of the best blues releases this year
12. Deak Harp
"Mad Dog" (5:28)
(From an upcoming CD)
One man, two man or as a founding member of Big City Rhythm&Blues
Magazines Orchestra, this man can entertain the room. Mad Dog is very
13. Reverend Raven
& The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys
" Looking For Love" (4:25)
Shake Your Boogie
Classic Chicago blues The Reverand whose only goal is to put a smile
on your face and get you to shake your rear! Good job Rev! Let's Boogie!
14. The Vincent Hayes Project
"Hit Me High, Hit Me Low" (4:39)
Led by Vincent Hayes on vocals and guitar, and fueled by one of the
tightest rhythm sections in modern blues, the Vincent Hayes Project
has recently been receiving world wide acclaim for their debut original
blues CD titled, "Reclamation"
15. Kory Montgomery
"No Use" (3:07)
Kory Montgomery Band
The Kory Montgomery Band is a backwoods orgy of Blues/Funk/Jazz fusion,
that leaves the listener drunk, horny, and looking for a fight!
16. Luther Badman Keith
" Blues Nation" (5:17)
The Motor City's Badman is back with a new CD, "Blues Nation",
Luther proudly fuses guitar, horns, and lusty women vocals, to produce
a high energy performance that keeps Detroit's traditions alive!
17. Jimmy Pritchard
"Going Down 9" (3:58)
Going Down 9
When you are shopping for the blues, head down Route 9 and you will
run into Jimmy Pritchard! Backing many blues greats Jimmy with Mikey
Jr will get you rockin’ and out of the house.
18. Michael Packer
Blues For the Gulf
Michael Packer is a singer-songwriter, guitarist based in New York City.
He has recorded four albums for major labels and also plays 2nd guitar
and tours with the legendary Delta bluesman Honeyboy Edwards.
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