2010's No Cover Releases:
April's Release: The Alligators have been a staple of the Detroit blues scene for over two and a half decades! They have several rockin' CD's out. Now they are ready for their first release on the No Cover label. There are 13 songs on the new CD "Down at Big Kadie's" (NCP125)
May's Release: Billy Davis and the Rhythm Machine have released another No Cover CD. "Blackballed" (NCP129) Billy has used Mike Davis on Bass and Jeff Howard on Bass and guitar - Pete Berg on Drums and a host of great Detroit players to make what may be his best No cover release to date. The release party was at Memphis Smoke in Royal Oak Saturday June 26th
June's Release: "Blues Challenge Finals 2008" (NCP126) with tracks from: John Latini, Count Bracey & The Pleasure Tones, The Paul Miles Band, Crossroads Blues Band, and The Out Of Favor Boys, this was quite the competition! Our hats are off to winners John Latini and Count Bracey & The Pleasure Tones!
June's Other Release: "Best Of Heatstock 2009" (NCP127) with tracks by, Broken Arrow Blues Band, John Latini, Sweet Claudette & Friends, Laith Al Saadi, Robert Noll Blues Mission, "Lonesome" Dave Paul, Yakkity Yak and the Mike Espy Band, Christopher Leigh Band, The Christy Howard Band, The Alligators, The Bobby Murray Band, Motor City Josh & The Big 3 it was a great show, a must for all heatstockers blues collections!!
July's Release: "Blues Challenge Finals 2009" (NCP130) with tracks from: Carl Henry, John Latini, Broken Arrow Blues Band, Big "B" And The Magic Bullets, Christopher Leigh Band, Crossroads Blues Band, and Josh Boyd, this was quite the competition! Our hats are off to winners John Latini and Crossroads Blues Band!
July's Other Release: Viper Madness (NCP128) Features the legendary John Sinclair doing 10 pieces on the period before Marijuana was illegal. Featuring stories and comments from Louie Armstrong and Mezz Mezzrow. John is backed up by the big horn sounds of RJ Spangler's Planet D Nonet, a big band and swing ensemble from Detroit!
December's Release: The Detroit Blues Society has a project, chaired by Wolfgang Spider, which strives to put headstones on the unmarked graves of our blues legends who have passed on. We recorded a fundraising event held April 18th 2010 at Callahan's in Auburn Hills MI which is being released as the Detroit Blues Society Headstone Project (NCP131) with all funds going to help fund the Headstone Project. The Carl Henery Band, The Alligators, Little Sonny, and Roni Collins all played their hearts out for their lost brothers in arms. R.I.P. Blues brothers.