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Janiva Magness' New Release! A Voice You Must Hear!

See this woman? OK, now you MUST hear this woman sing the blues! Listen to Time for the Blues this week (Sun 4/22/12) for one of the most powerful and soulful voices on the scene today, Janiva Magness! We'll hear tracks from her new CD, Stronger For It.  We'll also sample a classic 1998 outing from the Jimmy Rogers' All Stars!

John and I started featuring the amazing talent of Janiva Magness on the show some years ago. While she is now getting the acclaim she is due in many blues awards and nominations, she's been slugging it out for many years--cultivating a sound that has power, emotion and most of all, passion. Click on her name to go to her website and learn more about her path to this latest release, "Stronger For It". Chcek out the audio sample below and we know you'll be hooked!

We're also going to sample tracks from the 1998 release from Jimmy Rogers' All Stars! And what All Stars: Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards! The unfortunate thing is that this album was Jimmy's last--he passed away before it's release. Jimmy is stil one of our favorite guitarists and we're fortunate he played on so many albums. Y'know, we had this album since it's release but John loved it so much he wouldn't let me near it! I bribed him with some BBQ so now you'll get to hear a few classic tracks!

Also this week we'll feature new stuff from Tail Dragger and Bob Corritore and The 44s featuring guitarist Kid Ramos! Bob keeps John and I informed with email updates regularly and we're happy to see him on this new CD, "Longtime Friends in the Blues"!  The 44s and KId Ramos are bring a west-coast sensibility to old-school blues with their new release, "Americana"!

If all that weren't enough, we're also featuring another episode of The Goldwax Story--our mini-series on the little known but incredibly talented 1960's Memphis R&B label that just didn't get the airplay or distribution they deserved! We'll hear from the "Sam Cooke" of Goldwax, Louis Willams (and the Ovations), silky smooth vocals from Barbara Perry and a real dance-romp from The Lyrics!

So it's really important that you get your nap Saturday and stay up late with us to hear these sizzilin' sounds!  Of course, our bad jokes are worth staying up for as well! (Yeah.....) No, really--you'll be glad you did! Time for the Blues with John Porter and Henry Cook airs Sundays at 1:00 AM.

Let us know who you'd like to hear on the show! We'll do right by you! (Don't we always??)