Blues Breakers Playlist – Mavis Feature – July 4, 2016

I understand that even the most loyal listeners of Blues Breakers have to miss a show now and then, especially on a major holiday. If this happened to you this week and you’d like to know what we played, you’re in the right place. Here’s the playlist with notes.

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Monday, July 4, 2016

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OMAR COLEMAN – SLOW DOWN BABY From Omar’s new record, Omar Coleman Live. Omar plays Rosa’s Lounge this Friday. *#

POPS STAPLES – FATHER, FATHER – Title track from the 1994 release. With Mavis Staples. #

WEE WILLIE WALKER – READ BETWEEN THE LINES From a current release called, If Nothing Ever Changes. *

COREY DENNISON BAND – ROOM TO BREATHE From Corey’s debut studio album, Corey Dennison Band. See Corey tomorrow night at FitzGerald’s. *#

MAVIS STAPLES – DOWN IN MISSISSIPPI From the album, Live At The Hideout. 2008. #

TORONZO CANNON – STRENGTH TO SURVIVE From the album, The Chicago Way. Toronzo played yesterday at FitzGerald’s and today at the Naperville ribfest. At this time there are no gigs on Toronzo’s schedule for Illinois. *#

MAVIS STAPLES – A DYING MAN’S PLEA From the 2004 album, Have A Little Faith. #

 THE STAPLE SINGERS – FREEDOM HIGHWAY Recorded live in church in 1965. #

NICK MOSS BAND – MAKE WAY FOR ME From the new release, From The Root To The Fruit. Michael Ledbetter on vocals. *#

ALBERT COLLINS – I AIN’T DRUNK From the album, Cold Snap.


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