CLICK ON TITLE BELOW TO GO TO PURCHASE!!!! CD submissions accepted! Guest writers always welcome!!

I started a quest to find terrific blues music and incredible musicianship when I was just a little kid. I also have a tremendous appreciation of fine musical instruments and equipment. One of my greatest joys all of my life was sharing my finds with my friends. I'm now publishing my journey. I hope that you come along!

Please email me at
Showing posts with label Al Green. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Al Green. Show all posts

Monday, January 27, 2014

Sandra Rhodes—Al Green's backing vocalist—gets reissued on Omnivore

Twenty feet from stardom . . .
On CD for the first time, Sandra Rhodes’ Where’s Your Love Been
contains seven bonus tracks.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — While Sandra Rhodes made a name for herself singing behind Al Green on his classic Hi Records sides and writing songs including Conway Twitty’s #1 single “The Clown,” her best work missed the public eye. And ear.
Where’s Your Love Been, Rhodes’s 1972 album for Fantasy Records, was recorded at the Sam Phillips Recording Studio in Memphis (founded in 1960 as a roomier successor to the legendary producer’s Sun Studio). Just as her backing vocals (usually performed with sister Donna and then husband Charlie Chalmers) appeared on recordings of every genre, the disc reflects the Memphis native’s extraordinary musical flexibility. Much of the set displayed a pronounced country vibe, yet a couple of its selections were unabashed Memphis soul. Sandra sounds gloriously at home on all of them. That range — it’s why her own songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as Skeeter Davis and Isaac Hayes.
Co-produced by Sandra and Chalmers, the ten tracks on Where’s Your Love Been include originals like the title cut as well as a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” To make this album’s CD debut, due out March 11 on Omnivore Recordings, even more special, seven bonus tracks from the sessions have been unearthed — all previously unissued.
Had this album been a commercial success, Sandra Rhodes’ musical fortunes might have unfolded differently. “You just never know if one thing had been a hit or another, what would have happened,” Rhodes muses. “I’m sure it would have changed the course of our lives in one way or another. But the way things went, we got to dabble in a little bit of all of it — and still are!”
Although Sandra and Charlie are no longer married, they still have a publishing com­pany and team on various musical ventures (Rhodes, Chalmers & Rhodes were on Al Green’s acclaimed 2003 secular comeback CD I Can’t Stop). Charlie operates his own recording studio in Branson, Miss. Sandra and younger sister Donna co-star in a new incarnation of The Rhodes Show television program — which enjoyed an initial 27-year run in Memphis in the ‘60s — around the Ozarks (Sandra now lives in Arkansas) and the mid-South.
With liner notes from Bill Dahl in a full color booklet, Where’s Your Love Been is ready for the audience that missed out on it over four decades ago. As with many other great “unheard” albums, Omnivore Recordings is proud to tell everyone that the question of Where’s Your Love Been has finally been answered.
Track Listing:
1. No One Else Could Love You More
2. I Think I Love You Again
3. No Such Thing As Love
4. Sho’ Is Rainin’
5. It’s Up To You
6. Where’s Your Love Been
7. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
8. Never Grow Old
9. The Best Thing You Ever Had
10. Sowed Love And Reaped The Heartache
Bonus Tracks
11. Double Dealing Woman
12. Someday Sweet Baby
13. Baby Don’t Go
14. I’d Rather Hurt You Now
15. Linda Was A Lady
16. Jingo
17. I Don’t Play The Game

# # #
Watch the trailer:

Thursday, December 19, 2013

$10 Sale - Order Now

Our $10 Holiday Sale is still going on, so go finish your shopping on our website.
Make sure to get your orders in now to receive them by Christmas!

Not sure what to get? Check out some of this year's releases and a few classics below.


Iggy and the Stooges - Ready to Die

Youth Lagoon - Wondrous Bughouse


Yuck - Glow & Behold


Frankie Rose - Herein Wild


Any of our Al Green albums will make a great gift for music lovers.
Find them here.


The Black Keys - Rubber Factory



Junior Kimbrough - You Better Run


R.L. Burnside - Come On In

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Black Keys, Al Green, Mutual Benefit, and More - Fat Possum Newsletter

The Black Keys and Al Green Exclusive Vinyl at Newbury Comics

Limited edition colored vinyl for the Black Keys' Thickfreakness and Chulahoma are available exclusively from Newbury Comics
Both releases can be ordered online here, or at a Newbury Comics location
Find your local store here

Al Green's Let's Stay Together has also been released on a limited edition green vinyl
Find it online here

Mutual Benefit Signs To Other Music

Jordan Lee's Mutual Benefit has signed to Other Music
His album Love's Crushing Diamond will be released in the US on December 3rd and UK/EU on January 13th

Pre-order it on our website here
Listen to Let's Play / Statue of a Man from Love's Crushing Diamond here and check out Mutual Benefit tour dates below

11/09 - Baby's All Right - New York, NY
11/10 - Jungle Room - Easton, PA
11/12 - 3 Door Studios - Oberlin, OH
11/13 - Lake Hope Lodge - Athens, OH
11/15 - Pa's Lounge - Boston, MA
12/02 - Other Music (Album Release Party) - New York, NY

Otis Clay / Trying To Live My Life Without You Reissue

In Stores Now
LP / Digital at Fat Possum
LP / Digital at Amazon
Digital at iTunes
Find your local record store

Stream the entire album on Soundcloud

The Wytches / Crying Clown 7"

Fat Possum Records will release The Wytches' debut, Crying Clown, as a 7" on November 12

Pre-order it from our website here

Listen to Crying Clown here

Waylon Jennings / Honky Tonk Heroes

Waylon Jennings' Honky Tonk Heroes will be back on vinyl through Fat Possum Records

The remastered album will be out on November 12

Preorder it from our website here

Syl Johnson / Back For A Taste Of Your Love Reissue

Syl Johnson's Back For A Taste Of Your Love will also be reissued and in stores on November 12

Preorder it from our website here

Youth Lagoon On Tour In Europe

10/31 - Dublin, Ireland - Whelans
11/1 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
11/2 - Paris, France - Pitchfork Paris
11/5 - Tel Aviv, Israel - Barby
11/7 - Barcelona, Spain - Razz 2
11/8 - San Sebastian, Spain - Venue TBC
11/9 - Madrid, Spain - But
11/10 - Santiago, Spain - Capitol
11/12 - Orleans, France - L'Astrolabe
11/13 - Strasbourg, France - Laiteire
11/14 - Fribourg, Switzerland - Fri-Son
11/15 - Berlin, Germany - Venue TBC
11/17 - Oslo, Norway - Parkteatret
11/18 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Media
11/19 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Pustervik
11/20 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset
11/22 - Hamburg, Germany - Rolling Stone Weekender
11/23 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli
11/24 - Brussels, Belgium - Botanique

Temples On Tour

11/18 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
11/19 - The Loving Touch - Detroit, MI
11/20 - The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, Ontario, CA
11/21 - Le Petit Campus - Montreal, Quebec, CA
11/22 - Great Scott - Allston, MA
11/23 - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
11/25 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
11/26 - Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY
11/27 - DC9 - Washington, DC

Anna Von Hausswolff On Tour

10/31 - Iceland Airwaves Festival - Reykjavik, Iceland
11/01 - Sacred Music Festival - Uppsala, Sweden
11/02 - Tavastia - Helsinki, Finland
11/30 - Pustervik - Gothenburg, Sweden
12/01 - Fasching - Stockholm, Sweden
12/04 - Lan Theatre - Atlas Performing Arts Center - Washington, DC
12/05 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
12/06 - Union Hall - Brooklyn, NY
12/07 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
12/09 - Schubas Tavern - Chicago, IL
12/10 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN
12/13 - The Vera Project - Seattle, WA
12/14 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
12/15 - Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA
12/16 - Bootleg Bar - Los Angeles, CA

Jackson Scott On Tour In Europe

10/31 - Strasbourg, France - Troc Cafe
11/01 - Namur, Belgium - Beautes Soniques Festival at Belvedere
11/02 - Lille, France - La Peniche
11/03 - Nantes, France - SOY Festival at Lieu Unique
11/04 - Brighton, UK - The Green Door Store
11/05 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen
11/06 - Bristol, UK - Start the Bus
11/08 - London, UK - The Lexington
11/09 - Amersfoort, Netherlands - I am the City Festival
11/10 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli Spiegelbar
11/11 - Berlin, Germany - Privatclub
11/12 - Hamburg, Germany - 
Uebel & Gefaehrlich
11/13 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Spillestedet Stengade
11/14 - Oslo, Norway - Bla
11/15 - Stockholm, Sweden - Strand Stockholm
11/16 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Pusterviksbaren
11/17 - Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall Atlas
11/19 - Leipzig, Germany - Goldhorn
11/20 - Munich, Germany - Unterdeck
11/21 - Zagreb, Croatia - Kino Grit
11/22 - Legnano, Italy - Circolone Club
11/23 - Besancon, France - Generiq at Zonarts
11/24 - Turin, Italy - Blah Blah
11/25 - Lyon, France - Le Sonic

Thursday, December 20, 2012

$10 Fat Possum Sale / Al Green Christmas

Al Green "Feels Like Christmas"

Available now on iTunes

"Feels Like Christmas" features legendary soul singer Al Green performing ten holiday classics.  It's a wonderful run-through of songs like "Jingle Bells," "Silent Night," "Winter Wonderland," "White Christmas," and so on.  Al Green gives these songs new life with his soulful charisma.


$10 Fat Possum Sale
Sale Ends December 31
CDs and LPs are $10 storewide.
Double LPs and Picture Discs are $15.

Visit the Fat Possum Store to begin shopping.

Darker Blues Books Are Back

We just found a limited number of Darker Blues books.  This has been sold out for some years, but a stash has been uncovered and we think they should be sold  to the public. Darker Blues is a 100+ page limited edition book featuring the work of award-winning photographer David Raccuglia, as well as classic Fat Possum photos.
-Darker Blues comes with a TWO CD set packaged in the back cover of the book. One of the CDs is a 7 track EP of remixes and previously unreleased tracks from R.L. Burnside. The other CD contains an hour of classic Fat Possum music featuring Solomon Burke, Junior Kimbrough and more.
-As if that isn’t enough, the package also comes with an 8 page pull-out comic book by Joe Sacco; a history of the Fat Possum label as well as the life story of T-Model
If you support live Blues acts, up and coming Blues talents and want to learn more about Blues news and Fathers of the Blues, Like ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorites band! ”LIKE”