Celebrate the living legacy of rhythm and blues, rock and soul on the high seas for seven heavenly days! 

LRBC #37 review c/o TonyMart.com

Celebrate the living legacy of rhythm and blues, rock and soul on the high seas for seven heavenly days! 

The radio show begins with a tribute recognizing the dedication and commitment of the incredible legendary performers on the best music cruise on the planet, the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise. 

To witness the testimony of their talented performance and lifetime of artistic achievement was awesome and inspiring. Battling health issues and contending with problems inflicted on their careers and live music performance by the recent pandemic, these living legends paid tribute with every performance to their iconic place in the history of American music.

Having produced their shows, interviewed them, lovingly experienced their performances and spent intimate moments of friendship with them, Tony Mart Presents now shares feelings and observations of these masters of the musical art they created!

Let’s review the top 10 world class artists on the cruise:

The Hammond B3 organ master, Booker T Jones and the Stax Review performing his incredible litany of songs from Memphis which he recorded with Booker T and the MG’s, Sam and Dave, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, The Blues Brothers and the Staple Singers.

The spiritual leader of the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, Taj Mahal, demonstrated why he is the Maestro of American and world music while performing with one of the greatest blues rock bands on earth, the Phantom Blues Band. 

The Texas roadhouse Bluesrock master, Kim Wilson prevailed with the newest and one of the greatest versions of The Fabulous Thunderbirds to ever perform.

At 88 years old the survivor of the “Chitlin Circuit“, Bobby Rush, performed with amazing energy and pleasure befitting his career of 297 recordings dating back to 1952.

Rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Famer, Elvin Bishop, returned to his roots as a blues rock star who performed with so many Rock legends during the original days of the San Francisco Fillmore music scene.

The man who taught the blues to the Blues Brothers, Curtis Salgado, was a virtual wonder arising from his many battles with serious health problems to perform five inspired, emotional and heartfelt performances 

The living legend of West Coast jump swing blues and his All-Star band, Rick Estrin and the Night Cats partied day and night on stage, as guest stars and all over the ship!

One of the most popular of the blues cruise masters, Tommy Castro, performed with energy and excitement that makes him a worldwide, ageless wonder of blues rock!

The newest phenom of Mississippi/Nashville blues, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram performed the music that has won him a Grammy already in his career at 23 years old! 

Chicago’s Queen of the Blues and world class star, Shemekia Copeland carries the torch of her father, Johnny Clyde Copeland‘s lifetime commitment to hard drivin’ blues.

The phenomenally talented blues singer, band leader and bassist, Danielle Nicole also deserves to be featured on this list.  With the help and support of Johnny Lee Schell and Tony Braunagel from Phantom Blues she has broken out to become one of the greatest performers in Blues Rock recently nominated for a Grammy.  Think hot, bluesy Sheryl Crow!

These are the greatest “Real Deal“ roots music stars on earth!  Many of them will be invited back to South Jersey to perform for us in the future.

Still intoxicated from the heady experience of those dreamy performances on the Sea of Cortez but preparing for the holiday celebrations in Jersey, we are more ready than ever to “Let the Good Times Roll! Tony Mart Presents Music, Food, Fun, Travels: Let the Good Times Roll! Every Saturday at high noon on WPG 1450 AM, 95.5 FM and www.Tonymart.com