Well, the long winter break is over, the Holidays have passed, the eggnog bottles are empty and the credit card bills are coming in, but the new releases are popping back up. Hopefully you saved a few bucks to treat yourself to some hot new music this winter.
There wasn’t much in the Blues genre in the during the waning days of 2014, but now, in the second full week of 2015, there is a pretty good line-up of new Blues to start us off. There’s a new live album from John Ginty. This guy is an incredible keyboard player and has played on countless sessions. You may have heard his solo stuff on B.B. King’s Bluesville on Sirius/XM or heard him as part of Robert Randolph And The Family Band, of which he was a founding member.
The new Johnny Winter set brings together highlights from the Bootleg Series, a CD version of the Record Store Day vinyl release “Live Bootleg Special Edition” which is also a compilation of Bootleg Series tracks, and a third disc of rarities. The press release doesn’t say if the “rarities” are previously unreleased, except for two tracks they mention. If you’re not familiar with the Bootleg Series, this looks like a great place to jump in. If you have them all, it looks like a retread of stuff you already bought. I’d like more info on the third disc before I decide to buy it.
We hope you find something good in this week’s new releases to get your new year of Blues off to a great start.
Johnny Winter Remembrance Volume 1 (Limited Edition, 3-CD Set)
Eric Sardinas Boomerang
Lightnin’ Slim I’m A Rollin’ Stone – Louisiana Swamp Blues – The Singles As & Bs 1954-1962 Centenary Edition
John Ginty Bad News Travels – Live
Grizzlee Train Come Back Around
Glas From The Blues To Your Shoes
Brad Absher & Swamp Royale Lucky Dog
Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers Living By The Minute
Now, go forth and boogie!