Friday, March 5, 2010

Blues From The 'Burgh


On Sunday, the Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania releases its new CD, "Blues From the Burgh: 2." with tunes from seventeen local blues bands at the Palisades Ballroom. Its profits will go to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Adagio Health, Blues in the Schools and other Pittsburgh regional charities.

Artists scheduled to appear are Wil E. Tri, Jill West and Blues Attack, Ms. Freddye and Blue Faze, Pamela Bick and the Warehouse Blues Band, Angel Blue and the Prophets, Ian Arthurs Band, Gary Belloma, Jimmy Adler, Billy the Kid and the Regulators, Eugene Morgan and the Night Crawlers and Bubs McKeg and Dr. Blue.

The Palisades is located at 100 Fifth Avenue at Water Street in McKeesport. The show begins at 2 PM, tickets cost $5, and the CDs will be on sale there. Here's the tracks:

"These Are My Blues" - Miss Freddye and the Blue Faze
"Harry Can't Play No G-String" - Will E. Tri and the Broadcasters
"Short Chain" - Angel Blue and the Prophets
"Needful Things" - Jill West and Blues Attack
"Players Been Played" - Pamela Bick and the Warehouse Band
"Mean Little Poodle" - Ernie Hawkins
"Just Had to Play the Blues" - Felix and the Hurricanes
"Get Out of My Kitchen" - Jimmy Adler Band
"$200 Car" - Ron Yarosz and the Vehicle
"Say You Wanna Woman" - Billy the Kid and the Regulators
"My Sweat, Your Money" - Eugene Morgan
"Girl that I Knew" - Ian Arthurs Band
"How in the World" - Bubs McKeg and Dr. Blue
"Money Box" - Stevee Wellons
"Post-Gazette" - Gary Belloma and the Blue Bombers
"Little Man" - Mahajibee Blues Band
"You So Crazy" - Robert Peckman

It's a sweet CD and the bands are all tight blues players. You can't beat the price, either. So if you're looking for something to do to help pass what should be a lovely Sunday afternoon in the area, this is the ticket.

Jimmy Adler Band - Lovestruck"

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