2011 Blues Calendar

Title:  2011 Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920s

Format:  Calendar + CD

Publisher:  Blues Images

Release date: August 2010

I always anxiously await John Tefteller’s annual Classic Blues calendar, and for 2011 I’m happy to say that he’s in no danger of exhausting his amazing supply of vintage advertisements and artwork.  Since 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit, what could be more appropriate for the cover than Blind Lemon Jefferson’s “Rabbit Foot Blues.”   The accompanying CD includes the songs that are featured in the January to December artwork: Sissy Man Blues (Kokomo Arnold); Pea Vine Blues (Charley Patton); Billy Lyons And Stack O’Lee (Furry Lewis); Rabbit Foot Blues (Blind Lemon Jefferson); Labor Blues (Tom Dickson); Dentist Chair Blues (Hattie McDaniel & Charlie Jackson); Cherry Ball Blues (Skip James); Hey! Lawdy Mama – The France Blues (Papa Harvey Hull & Long Cleve Reed: The Down Home Boys); I’ll Be Gone, Long Gone (Mississippi Sheiks);  Black Cat Hoot Owl Blues (Ma Rainey);  Ko Ko Mo Blues (Jabo Williams);  Will The Coffin Be Your Santa Claus? (Rev. J. M. Gates); plus 6 more bonus tracks.

Let’s hope this rabbit foot brings luck for the New Year- we’ve had enough blues already!  The calendar is available at select music and book stores, from Blues Images, or Amazon.

Posted by Brenda Nelson-Strauss