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2nd Annual Baby Blues Showcase (2003)

This 13 track compilation is from the bands that performed at the Second Annual Baby Blues Showcase. At time of writing there have now been three Baby Blues Showcases. The 3rd was Thanksgiving weekend 2004. This is a celebration of the regions young blues musicians (I think they are all under age 30). Baby Blues Showcase is the brain child of Jeremy Segel-Moss of the Bottoms Up Blues Gang and sponsored by Playback, the Duck Club and STLBlues.net.

Brian Curran: (St. Louis)

Driftin’ – classic Curran, dobro and vocals very delta bluesish.
Walkin’ Blues – a Robert Johnson song, keep in mind its just one guy playing rhythm and lead.

Joe Schicke: (Memphis)

The Whale Has Swallowed Me – good, steady beat and tasteful slides.

The Bottoms Up Blues Gang: (St. Louis)

Catfish – great vocals Kari, I liked the harmonica too. Segel-Moss does a great job holding down all the rest.
Ain’t Nobody’s Business – a jazzy ballad with backing piano, harmonica and a mellow guitar solo.

Levee Town: (Kansas City)

Automatic – upbeat song with loud guitar, harmonica and raw vocals. I really liked this song.
One Trip Jones – an original tune that’s a fast paced instrumental. If you like Chicago blues you’ll like this one, it’s smokin’.

Macy Thomas: (New Orleans)

St. Louis Blues – this is an under 30’s? It sounds like a 1940’s song straight from the delta.
Penitentiary Blues – I preferred this song of the two, its fairly raw, it’s the blues. Both are original songs.

Shakey Ground: (St. Louis)

Freeway Blues – a blend of mellow harmony and excellent guitar work and that’s just the introduction, then you get vocals that are extremely powerful. This song is outstanding.
Packing-House Blues – another great, really great song. I dig the bass shuffle, the guitar work and vocals. I can’t wait for a CD of nothing but these guys!

The Melissa Neels Band: (St. Louis)

Come Back Home – this song has a bit of a boogie woogie feel to it. Blues harmonica as it should be, guitar solo and piano.
Give It On Up To You – this song has a good shuffle and good feel to it.

This CD is a good combination of delta, electric, with and without harmonica, killer guitar and soulful vocals. Plenty of variety that covers many genres of blues. My preference is the electric Chicago style sound found on the Shakey Ground songs.

Rating 4.009

Ciao’ for now, peace.

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