Your Rendezvous with the Blues playlist for August 31, 2017

This morning, we were thinking of Houston and getting ready for the Labor Day Blues BBQ.

Hurricane Harvey has dropped record amounts of rain on southern Texas and Louisiana, as I’m sure you know.  Bluesman Jonn Del Toro Richardson has been personally affected and is reporting daily on his Facebook page.  It’s just one way to get a very personal look at what’s going on.  We all want to know how we can help.  One option is through AARP where they’re matching donations up to $1 million with 100% of the donations going to area relief agencies.

On to happier times… our 32nd Annual Labor Day Blues BBQ!  Thanks to Carlos Capote of the Breeze Kings for joining us this morning and letting us know what to expect for the “Northside All-star” set — Bill Sheffield, Larry Griffith, Frankie Robinson, and a reunion of Stoney Brooks and Juju Root — oh my!  It’s sounds great and I’m looking forward to all the music and to seeing you there!

Order New Song Artist Album
1 Texas Flood Fenton Robinson Alligator Records 35 x 35
2 There’ll Come a Time Kay Kay & the Rays The Best of Kay Kay & The Rays
3 Get Me Back to Texas Jonn Del Toro Richardson Tengo Blues
4 * Better Things to Do Annika Chambers Wild & Free (Under the Radar 08/2016)
5 In The Rain Deanna Bogart Pianoland
6 Breathe Easy Nick Moss Band From the Root to the Fruit
7 Everything’s Gonna Be Alright Chicago Blues All-Stars Red, Hot & Blue
8 If You Wanna Rock (You Gotta Have That Roll) Dennis Gruenling Ready or Not
9 * Till the Well Runs Dry Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones Love You to Life (Ind 08/2017)
10 * Cures Just Like Medicine A.J. Croce Just Like Medicine (Compass 08/2017)
11 Drink Myself Sober Mudcat While You Were Away
12 * Love Hangover Vintage #18 Grit (Ind 04/2017)
13 * Ain’t Gonna Lose You John Pagano Band One More Round (Midnight Circus 08/2017)
14 * Do It All Over Michael Packer I Am the Blues – My Story Vol. 3 (Iris Music Group 05/2017)
15 * Good Good Day Joseph Veloz Offerings (Big O Records 07/2017)
16 Sorry That You Put Me Down The Breeze Kings You Got to Bring Some to Get Some
17 Interview with Carlos Capote of the Breeze Kings in advance of Labor Day Blues BBQ
18 No Job Blues Stoney Brooks & Juju Root Atlanta Blues Vol. 1 – Live at the Northside Tavern
19 The Error of My Ways Bill Sheffield Hearing Things
20 * Rollin’ The Blues Kim Simmonds Jazzin’ On the Blues (Panache Records 08/2017)