Fall New Releases For Your Christmas List

It’s the holiday season again and that mean gift giving. This fall there has been a treasure trove of Blues new releases and you’re sure to find something for all the Blues lovers on your shopping list and maybe even something for yourself.  Guitar fans will find Mike Zito, Walter Trout, Todd Wolfe, Tommy McCoy, Popa Chubby, Gary Clark Jr., Dave Weld, Jay Willie, Leslie West, Tommy Castro, and Arlen Roth‘s Slide Guitar Summit. Legends like Robert Cray and John Mayall have new releases. Harp fans can dig into new releases from Chris O’Leary, Harmonica Shah, Charlie Musselwhite, and an expansive collection from Ruf called Blues Harp Women. If a blues fan on your list has been very good this year you might consider getting them the omnibus 14 disc Paul Butterfield complete albums box set. You’ve been good this year right? Get yourself one too.

There’s a mess o’ blues this year so grab an eggnog, dig in deep and check out these hot new items from the last few months. Check your list twice, there’s a lot you don’t want to miss!

Andy Santana

Andy Santana & The West Coast Playboys Watch Your Step!

Anthony Geraci

Anthony Geraci & The Boston Blues All-Stars Fifty Shades Of Blue

Arlen Roth

Arlen Roth Slide Guitar Summit

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa Live At Radio City Music Hall

Walter Trout

Walter Trout Battle Scars

Leslie West

Leslie West Soundcheck

Tommy Castro

Tommy Castro Method To My Madness

Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown

Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown The Devil To Pay

John Mayall

John Mayall Find A Way To Care

Mike Zito & The Wheel

Mike Zito & The Wheel Keep Coming Back

Paul Butterfield

Paul Butterfield Complete Albums: 1965-1980 14 Disc Box set

Shemekia Copeland

Shemekia Copeland Outskirts Of Love

Danielle Nicole

Danielle Nicole Wolf Den

Duke Robillard

Duke Robillard The Acoustic Blues & Roots of Duke Robillard

Joe Louis Walker

Joe Louis Walker Everybody Wants A Piece

Guy Davis

Guy Davis Kokomo Kidd


MonkeyJunk Moon Turn Red

Various Artists

Various Artists Blues Harp Women

Jonn Del Toro Richardson

Jonn Del Toro Richardson Tengo Blues

Steve Howell & The Mighty Men

Steve Howell & The Mighty Men Friend Like Me

The  Jimmys

The Jimmys Hot Dish

Colin Linden

Colin Linden Rich In Love

King Louie & LaRhonda Steele

King Louie & LaRhonda Steele King Louie & LaRhonda Steele

Lara Price

Lara Price I Mean Business

Eric Bibb and JJ Milteau

Eric Bibb and JJ Milteau Lead Belly’s Gold

Kevin Selfe

Kevin Selfe Buy My Soul Back

Thorbjorn  Risager & The Black Tornado

Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado Songs From the Road

The Claudettes

The Claudettes No Hotel

Dave Weld And The Imperial Flames

Dave Weld And The Imperial Flames Slip Into A Dream

Mitch Woods

Mitch Woods Jammin’ On the High Cs

Chris O'Leary

Chris O’Leary Gonna Die Tryin’

The Robert Cray Band

The Robert Cray Band 4 Nights of 40 Years Live

Gary Clark Jr.

Gary Clark Jr. The Story of Sonny Boy Slim

Laurence Jones

Laurence Jones What’s It Gonna Be

Harmonica Shah

Harmonica Shah If You Live To Get Old, You Will Understand

Dudley Taft

Dudley Taft Skin and Bones

Jay Willie

Jay Willie Johnny’s Juke Joint

Charlie Musselwhite

Charlie Musselwhite I Ain’t Lyin’

Dave & Phil Alvin

Dave & Phil Alvin Lost Time

Popa Chubby

Popa Chubby Big, Bad And Beautiful – Live

Nikki Hill

Nikki Hill Heavy Hearts Hard Fists

Loren Connors

Loren Connors Live In New York

Les Copeland

Les Copeland To Be In Your Company

Todd Wolfe Band

Todd Wolfe Band Long Road Back

Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen Road Be Kind

The JC Smith Band

The JC Smith Band Love Mechani

Andy Poxon

Andy Poxon Must Be Crazy!

Tommy McCoy

Tommy McCoy 25 Year Retrospective

Al Basile

Al Basile B’s Expression

Fresh Biscuits! New Releases For July 15, 2014

This week we have several below the radar artists releasing new music, meaning mainstream outlets probably won’t be carrying them and you may or may not hear them on Satellite radio. It’s almost definite you won’t hear them on terrestrial radio – not if Clear Channel has anything to say about it. There’s lots of good music out there Biscuiteers and we’re here to help you find it.

It’s a big week for Omar Dykes fans. There are three Omar related reissues out this week from the Big Guitar Music label. Wounded Bird is reissuing Paul Butterfield’s Betters Days Live At Winterland Ballroom and for the first time on CD Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972. 


Fresh Biscuits – July 15, 2014









Davina & the Vagabonds Sunshine









Nellie Tiger Travis Nellie Sings the Blues








Fathead Fatter Than Ever









Morgan Davis I Got My Own









Trudy Lynn featuring Steve Krase Royal Oaks Blues Cafe









Paul Butterfield and Better Days Live At Winterland Ballroom









Various Artists Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972

This double CD reissue of this live album appears here on CD for the very first time. This album was originally released as a two record set on Atlantic Records in 1972. The album features such Blues luminaries as Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Freddie King, Luther Allison, Otis Rush, Bonnie Raitt, Hound Dog Taylor, Dr. John, Koko Taylor, Lucille Spann and many others.









Omar Dykes Blues Bag

Blues Bag was originally released in 1991 as an acoustic session of tracks featuring Omar Dykes on vocals and acoustic guitar and his good friend, Fingers Taylor, on harp. Several tracks are just Omar and Fingers playing classic blues. Omar decided to bring in the Howlers on a few tracks to give the album additional depth. Gene Brandon, an original Howler drummer, has since passed away. Bruce Jones on bass still plays with Omar today. Omar himself plays harp on Big Chief Pontiac. Many of the songs are some of Omar’s favorite tracks from his entire career. This CD is released as a tribute to Gene Brandon.









Omar and the Howlers Big Leg Beat

Omar and the Howlers’ first release from 1980 is being revived as the initial big band sound of the group. Featuring a horn section with Hugh Garroway, Bill Averbach, and Craig Simecheck, this album includes the five original Howlers: Omar Dykes, Gerry ”Phareaux” Felton, Bruce Jones, Richard Price, and Wes Starr. Recorded in Dallas and originally on Amazing Records, this release contains four original songs written by Omar Dykes.









Nalle, Omar and Magic Slim Chapel Hill

This album features an extraordinary combination of three very special performers. Nalle started out in 1957 and in the 60s became Denmark’s most famous rock and soul singer. Texas blues man Omar Dykes and his deep southern three-chord rough and tumble blues and trademark raw vocals has been a mainstay on the blues scene since the 1980s. Magic Slim was known and respected as the last real Chicago blues man. The tracks are set in an acoustic setting without drums and electric guitars.


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