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Mambo Sauce

Feb 21, 2020

Episode 5 of Mambo Sauce is The Black Top Story Part 1. The episode focuses on the first seven years of a 19 year run from one of America's truly outstanding Independent Labels. Hear the music of legends Grady Gaines, Anson Funderburgh, Darrell Nulisch, Joe Medwick, Ronnie Earl, Sugar Ray Norcia, Earl King, Buckwheat Zydeco, Hubert Sumlin, Roomful of Blues, Ron Levy, Kaz Kazanoff, Mighty Sam McClain, and others! You will hear the Black Top Story directly from Justin's interviews with Black Top co founder Hammond Scott and the labels first signed and recorded artist, Texas blues guitar icon Anson Funderburgh. We are thrilled to be able to present this outstanding music and a fascinating insider's perspective on how the magic happened and the characters that created it!

Mambo Sauce logos by Mutert Productions, Doug Mutert,, 314-322-6771

Mambo Sauce is sponsored by the Brass Eye Cocktail Lounge in historic downtown Niles, Michigan

The Black Top Story Part 1  features cuts from:

Grady Gaines & The Texas Upsetters’ Full Gain (Black Top Records, 1988), Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters’ Smoking (Black Top Records, 1983) and Deep Blues (Black Top Records, 1988), Hubert Sumlin's Blues Party (Black Top Records, 1987), Earl King & Roomful of Blues Glazed (Black Top Records, 1987), Buckwheat Zydeco’s 100% Fortified Zydeco (Black Top Records, 1983), and Anson Funderburgh and The Rockets’ Talk To You By Hand (Black Top Records, 1981) and She Knocks Me Out! (Black Top Records, 1983)