Friday, June 30, 2006


I thought I would write an update while I wait for several CD's to arrive by mail for reviews. I am pleased to announce that in the near future the following artists will be feature here:
Cheryl Arena
Maurice Richard "Whiteboy Slim" Libby
Big Daddy & The Accelerators
Nelson Adelard
Crossroads Blues Band
Mike Elrington
Lou DeAdder
Alex Gomez
Pat Garvey
E.B. Davis
Jimmy Bowskill (Jimmy will send his new cd this fall as he is currently working on it).

I look forward to the arrival of their material and the posts I will make concerning their cd's.

Stay tuned as I recieve replies from artists daily and will make them available as soon as I am able.

Thanks for your support.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Big Mike & The Booty Papas - Keep Your Hand Out Of My Pocket

Lever's Blues welcomes Big Mike & The Booty Papas.
Big Mike & The Booty Papas are one of my favorite acts and a listen to
their music tells why. These guys offer a solid blues cd on every
effort. For ten years now big mike has been entertaining audiences
from Indiana to Key West, Florida. They have opened for the likes of
Johnny Winter, Jr. Walker, Government Mule, Warren Haynes, Steve
Morse, Les Dudeck and even Dr. Hook.

Their latest cd Keep Your Hand Out Of My Pocket is another great
offering. It features eleven top notch tracks. This cd covers the full range of subjects for blues tunes. From the cheatin' songs I can Tell and You Can't Do That to an excellent cover of Whipping Post. They slow it down for Keep Your Hands Out Of My Pocket in true blues fashion. Next up is an outstandingly well written song called No Use Crying. Sensing they may have lowered the mood too much they rebound with a fun uptempo piece called Hey Willie and his love for big women. They slow it down again for Macon Blues, the song of drinkin away the blues and contemplating what he has done wrong. They pick it up again with the fun and toe tapping Look At That Booty, if this song doesn't make you move you had better check your pulse. They slow it down again with a change of view in I'm In Love they then turn do a slow number which has a great rhythm, Struttin' With Taj and round out the offering with a great medley rendition of Mellow Down Easy/ Shake Your Money Maker.

I enjoyed this entire cd and don't feel there is a weak track on it
which is suprising when compared with the corporate artist's recent

Big Mike & The Booty Papas are:
Michael "Big Mike" Ventimiglia - Guitar and Vocals
Hal Register - Guitar and Vocals
Glenn "Cuzz" Hutchison - Bass Guitar and Vocals
Jerome "J.T." Thomas - Drums
Tony Cooper - Keyboards

They are a very active blues band playing 260 - 300 shows a year and
are twice nominated for Grammy Awards in 1998.
If they haven't made your area yet, let your local venues know they
are a show worth having.

A special thanks to Wild Bean Studios in Macon, GA and Michael "Goose"
Goodrich for a fine job on this recording.

Visit Big Mike & The Booty Papas web site at:

Be sure to sign the guestbook and let them know you appreciate their
hard work. Leave a comment here also as the bands check our progress.
Help support the blues and the great atrists who are keeping it alive.

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Becki Sue & Her Big Rockin' Daddies - The L.A.B. Results

Lever's Blues welcomes Becki Sue & Her Big Rockin' Daddies aboard.

This is a very talented blues band from the state Of Washington featuring powerful vocal, great guitar and sizzling harp. Becki Sue began singing in kareoke bars for fun and now entertains crowds everywhere with her own music. It has been unfortunate that such a talented group has mainly been held to western Washington. Due to their still relying on day jobs to survive their touring has been limited, but they will make a couple of noteworthy appearances in the coming months. They will be in Arkansas in October for the festival formerly known as the "King Biscuit" and Memphis Tennessee in February for the International Blues Challenge.

Knock em dead Becki!!

This CD: The L.A.B. Results was recorded live at the Seattle Drum School's Little Auditorium in the Back (LAB) on February 13, 2005. It is an awesome showcase of a new band which is going to turn heads for some time. Their success is truly amazing having received many awards over the past few years including winning a spot in the International Blues Challenge.

Becki Sue & Her Big Rockin' Daddies are:

Becki Sue - Vocals
Tom Boyle - Guitar
Jim King - tenor sax, Blues harp and vocals
Les White - Upright Bass and vocals
Jeff Hayes - Drums

If you enjoy Becki Sue & Her Big Rockin' Daddies, please leave a comment so they see it. When visiting their web site, leave them a message also in the guestbook.

Visit their web site for further information, shows and CD's.

Try The L.A.B. Results: