Category Archives: Blues

Artie White – Blues Boy (Ronn Records, Stan’s Records Division, 1985)

PICT0049“You’re my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and you chase all my blues away”

Can you judge a record by it’s cover? Hell no. But damned if I’m not gettin’ close. Mr. Artie “Blues Boy” White is one of *shhh* several dozen *hush* records I picked up during the Love Garden moving sale. Tell me he doesn’t look like he can singĀ  the blues– sometimes you just know.

“You’re everything I need, baby you’re my leaning tree”

This is the first full length from the the “Blues Boy,” and its got all the soul, R&B and blues you could ever want. Artie’s gonna take good care of you. If your idea of Chicago blues came from the Blues Brothers movies– you really owe it to yourself to give this a spin.

Props to my KC homie at There Stands the Glass for reminding me to give proper attention to this living legend. Check him out for another Artie track.

Lastly, I would like to take a general survey of anyone who cares to comment– should I move from Lawrence to KC? I work in Lawrence and thats not likely to change anytime soon. Would the commute be worth it? Please weigh in pro or con. I don’t especially love Lawrence.

Leaning Tree – Artie White (download&stream)

This is a mono rip from the original LP, if you have any sense at all you will go buy this on the remastered CD right now.