Our Artist of the Week this week on Blues Breakers was Chicago’s #1 Soulman, Otis Clay. Next Monday, May 14, in advance of her two XRT Shows at the Chicago Theater on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, we’ll be featuring the blues of Bonnie Raitt. Hear Bonnie as a guest artist on the albums of several Blues artists to whom she gave support.
Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers for May 7, 2012
Artist of the Week Otis Clay
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]OTIS CLAY[/lastfm] - TRYING TO LIVE MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU
1972 Memphis recording.
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]EDDIE C. CAMPBELL[/lastfm] - I DO
Album release party this Saturday at Buddy Guy’s Legends. It was Eddie’s birthday yesterday.
JOE LOUIS WALKER – I WON’T DO THAT
From Joe’s new release, Hellfire. Joe will be in town for a gig at S.P.A.C.E. on Blues Fest weekend. He’ll also be part of our Blues Breakers Blues Fest Broadcast from Buddy Guy’s Legends along with Shemekia Copeland, Ronnie Baker Brooks, and Billy Branch.
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]PINETOP PERKINS[/lastfm] w/ OTIS CLAY – SINCE I FELL FOR YOU
Pinetops parts were recorded in 1986, Otis Clay’s vocal on this track was recorded in 2011.
LURRIE BELL – IT’S A BLESSING
This is from the new Gospel record by Lurrie, The Devil Ain’t Got No Music. Joe Louis Walker adds slide guitar and vocals on this track.
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]OTIS CLAY[/lastfm] - PRECIOUS, PRECIOUS
SHARON LEWIS AND TEXAS FIRE - WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON
This is from Sharon’s new record, The Real Deal.
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]OTIS CLAY[/lastfm] - I CAN TAKE YOU TO HEAVEN TONIGHT
From the 1992 album, I’ll Treat You Right.
DEMETRIA TAYLOR – BAD GIRL
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]JB HUTTO[/lastfm] - TOO MUCH ALCOHOL
This song is from the 1966 release on Vanguard Records called, Chicago/The Blues/Today! Vol.1.
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]MUDDY WATERS[/lastfm] - CHAMPAGNE AND REEFER
From Muddy’s 1981 album, King Bee, the last album he recorded before he died in 1983.