Code Blue Episode August 5, 2023

Spotlight on NorthernBlues Music

3:00pm - 4:59pm

As always, our First Saturday of the Month show is a deep-dive retrospective of some label, artist or other aspect of the history of blues music. This time out, we take a look at a small label run by Fred Litwin in Toronto from 2001 to 2010. Over 50 CDs were released, including outstanding artists like Watermelon Slim, Janiva Magness, The Twisters, Harry Manx & Kevin Breit, J-W Jones and Carlos Del Junco. NorthernBlues specialized in what Fred liked to call “interesting original music”.

Track Listing:

Code Blue
JW Jones Band · My Kind of Evil
Taxi Chain · Smarten Up!
Dan Treanor & Frankie Lee · African Wind
Hollow Man
Glamour Puss · Fire & Wood
No Particular Place to Be / Itchy Knees & Elbows
Kevin Breit & Harry Manx · Jubilee
Eat The Lunch You Brought
Janiva Magness · Bury Him at the Crossroads
Blues With a Feeling
Carlos Del Junco · Blues Mongrel
John & the Sisters · John & the Sisters
Let's Have a Ball
JW-Jones · My Kind of Evil
Night on Fire
Jenie Thai · Night on Fire
Singing The Blues
Garnetta Cromwell · Time to Shine
Boogie Let Me Be
Colin Linden · bLow
Boogie Real Low
Sue Foley · Pinky's Blues
(I Met Her on the) Blues Cruise
Rick Estrin & the Nightcats · One Wrong Turn
Rather Be Alone
Crystal Shawanda · Church House Blues
Blues for Howard
Watermelon Slim & the Workers · No Paid Holidays
Make a Better World
Slide to Freedom · Slide To Freedom 2
Penny Waiting on Change
Homemade Jamz Blues Band · Pay Me No Mind
Tell Me Why
Moreland & Arbuckle · 1881
Going, Goin' Gone
The Twisters · After The Storm
Dumpster Blues
Watermelon Slim & the Workers · Live at the Ground Zero Club
Diddle It
Carlos Del Junco · Steady Movin'