Originally Posted by The Soft Underbelly
I'll be sure to check those artists out, always looking for good music that i haven't heard before. Are you down with a radio program called Blues Before Sunrise? Hands down my favorite blues radio program. Airs on NPR stations generally at midnight on Saturday, you can stream on their web site too.
I suppose my preference for Jimmy Rogers is due his Chess records connection. So much good music came out of that studio. Alas this is August though and it's all i can do to stop listening to jazz what with the Chicago jazz fest fast approaching.....
just so I'm not totally off topic, i don't suppose you have your Mild recipe anywhere, my first batch was a mild kit and I'd like to do another soon....
Hey I just noticed your from Joliet IL. I suppose Joliet is made most famous from it's mentions in Blues Brothers, or maybe it's just me! An amazing movie, but not a good thing for the blues in alot of ways.
I've heard Blues B4 Sunrise, it's okay, I'm not sure it's still on around here. Suppose I was spoiled with "Hwy 61" blues program that aired on and originated from Misisipi Pub. Radio. It was awesome, I remember listening to it when I was pre pubescent. Something about the music has always touched my soul in a way few things could even approach. It's just in my blood I suppose. Whooa that's kind of introspective... I've got alot of friends that just don't get my intrest in old black men
The recipe is simple enough. It's Jamil's recipe with 1/2 lb carapils added.
5# Marris Otter (Any British Pale Malt will do)
.75# Crystal 60
.5# Crystal 120
.375# Chocolate Malt
.75 oz. Kent Goldings - 60 Mins.
.5 oz. Fuggles - 20 Mins.
.5 oz. Fuggles - 0 Mins.
Your IBU target is 17-20. Also if you want to keep it in style eleminate both late boil additions.
Safale S-04 (pitched on approx 1 qt of yeast cake from Irish Red Ale)
Mash @ 158 degrees
Brewhouse Eff. 71%
target F.G. 1.011
Google Bud Spires and/or Bentonia Blues. Good stuff. You can hear some by going to the Broke and Hungry Records website (google it also), and clicking the link to their myspace page. I'm a big fan of www.fatpossum.com
Fat Possum Records, RL Burnside, Junior Kimbrough etc. Also easily the best book on the blues I've ever read is Deep Blues by Robert Palmer. Also go to ebay/amazon and order the "Deep Blues" documentary, it's MUST SEE for ANY blues fan. Has awesome video of guys most people haven't heard of like Roosevelt "Boobie" Barnes, Jack Owens & Bud Spires, and an especially good couple of songs by the late Lonnie Pitchford, step son of Robert Jr. Lockwood a really innovative bluesman whom struggled to distance himself from his step father's shadow, Robert Johnson. Lonnie's only full length CD was "All Around Man" (I can't find my copy DANG!!!) and it is amazing, buy it if you can find it! He died at age 43 from AIDS, a career like many cut short of it's peak! Hmmm may have found inspiration for my next bier!!!
Sorry to be SO LONG!!! and
Just make sure you check out Deep Blues documentary and you'll understand!