Last night our Artist of the Week was Ronnie Baker Brooks. We often feature Ronnie in January as it’s his birth month. Ronnie will be celebrating his birthday on Saturday, January 19, with a gig at The Beverly Art Center on West 111th St. He also has a date on February 7 to play at the Joliet Area Historical Museum. On Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, February 12, Ronnie will be joining Lil’ Ed and others for a benefit for Tim Betts, a Chicago based guitarist who plays with C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band. This event will be at FitzGerald’s in Berwyn. We also played a brand new studio recording from Buddy Guy’s new album, Live at Legends. Buddy has three more weekends, 12 more days, of his January residency at Legends.
Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers for January 7, 2013
Artist of the Week: Ronnie Baker Brooks
BUDDY GUY – COUNTRY BOY This is one of the three studio tracks on the very new Live at Legends album from Buddy Guy.
RONNIE BAKER BROOKS – BORN IN CHICAGO This was recorded live at Buddy Guy’s Legends in June of 2012 during our Blues Breakers Bluesfest Broadcast.
WILBERT HARRISON – KANSAS CITY Wilbert was born January 5, 1929 and passed away on October 26, 1994. This song hit the top of the charts n 1959.
JOHNNY ADAMS – ONE FOOT IN THE BLUES Born in New Orleans January 5, 1932, died in Baton Rouge September 14, 1998 at the age of 66.
RONNIE BAKER BROOKS – ROOT TO THE FRUIT This song is available as a download from Ronnie’s website http://www.ronniebakerbrooks.com/
EDDY CLEARWATER – A GOOD LEAVIN’ ALONE Happy Birthday to Eddy Clearwater who turns 78 this Thursday. This album, West Side Strut, was produced by Ronnie Baker Brooks who co-wrote this song and plays rhythm guitar on this track.
LITTLE WILLIE JOHN – FEVER Recorded for King Records in Cincinatti in 1956.
RONNIE BAKER BROOKS – HIT ME ON THE HIP This is from Ronnie’s 2002 album, Take Me Witcha
BRYAN LEE – 29 WAYS From a 2006 recording by Bryan, Katrina Was Her Name. Bryan will be doing his own show this Wednesday at Legends and will be back on Thursday to open up for Buddy Guy.