22 June 2019

#697 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues with Fatt Max (19 June 2019)

Fatt Max brings together another excellent mix of blues roots, and blues fruits, throws them all in the same pot and serves it all up. Hmmmm, very tasty! Enjoy.

1. Jeremiah Johnson – Straitjacket 
2. Lightnin’ Hopkins & Sonny Terry – Got To Move Your Baby 
3. Mike Zito – Redbird
4. Milligan Vaughn Project – Driving You 
5. Rolling Stones – I Gotta Go 
6. Lil Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine – Whiskey & Ginger 
7. John Ginty & Aster Pheonyx – Mr Blues 
8. Swamp Thing – How Long 
9. The Bennett Brothers – Walk With The Devil 
10. Tiny Legs Tim – Second Round 
11. Billy Boy Arnold – I Ain't Got You 
12. Rick Estrin & The Night Cats – Calling All Fools 
13. Slim Harpo – I’m A King Bee 
14. Albert King – Travelling to California 
15. Skip Easterling – Hoochie Coochie Man 




18 June 2019

#696 :: Dr. John Tribute (12 June 2019)


Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. (November 20, 1941 – June 6, 2019) aka Dr. John, Rock N Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 6 time Grammy winner, songwriter, composer, producer and performer, created a unique blend of music which carried his hometown New Orleans at its heart, as it was always in his heart.


Playlist
Dr. John Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya
Dr. John with Rickie Lee Jones - Makin' Whoopee!
Johnny Winter with Dr John - Walking On Gilded Splinters
Dr. John - Right Place, Wrong Time
Dr. John - Memories Of Professor Longhair
Dr. John - Wade In The Water
Dr. John - Desitively Bonnaroo
Dr. John - Revolution
Dr. John - Mama Roux
Dr. John with Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Winin' Boy Blues
The Rolling Stones with Dr. John - Let It Loose


6 June 2019

#695 :: Digging Deeper with Fatt Max - The Juke Joints (5 June 2019)

Fatt Max celebrates the Juke Joint music of the 1920s. Enjoy!

1. Fats Waller – All That Meat and No Potatoes 
2. Lil Green – Romance In The Dark 
3. Peetie Wheatstraw – Gangster’s Blues 
4. Blind Joe Fuller – Good Feeling Blues 
5. Georgia White – Mama Knows What Pappa Wants 
6. Big Bill Bronzy – Shine On Shine On 
7. Jay McShann – Vine Street Boogie 
8. Big Bill Bronzy – When I Been Drinking 
9. Sonny Boy Williamson – War Time Blues 
10. Jazz Gillum – Key To The Highway 
11. Art Tatum – Battery Bounce 
12. Sister Rosetta Tharpe – There Is Something Within Me 
13. Georgia White – Come Around To My House 
14. Sonny Boy Williamson – I Been Dealing With The Devil 
15. Big Bill Bronzy – Rocking Chair Blues 
16. Peetie Wheatstraw – Look Out For Yourself 
17. Tommy McLennan – Whiskey Head 
18. Ollie Shepherd – Cool Kind Papa


2 June 2019

#694 :: Tryin' To Make A Living - 2019 Releases (29 May 2019)

A musical mix of 2019 releases. 

1 Colin Linden & Luther Dickinson w/ The Tennessee Valentines feat. Rachael Davis - Careless Love
2 Bob Corritore feat. Sugaray Rayford & Junior Watson - Trying To Make A Living
3 Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram feat. Buddy Guy - Fresh Out 
4 Gary Clark Jr. - Dirty Dishes Blues
5 Albert Castiglia - Too Much Seconal
6 Alexis Evans - It's Not Wrong
7 Joanne Shaw Taylor - I'm Only Lonely
8 Dr Jellybone Slim - Jellybone Boogie
9 Jimmie Vaughan - No One To Talk To (But The Blues)
10 Mary Lane - Leave That Wine Alone
11 Tedeschi Trucks Band - Signs, High Times
12 The Duke Robillard Band - Yes We Can
13 Brandon Santini - Drive You Off My Mind
14 Blues Etilicos - 3.000




22 May 2019

#693 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues with Fatt Max (15 May 2019)

Blues at it's best, with Fatt Max. Here's another Belly Fulla of Blues! Enjoy! 

1. Seasick Steve – Dog House Boogie 
2. The Bennet Brothers – Hold On Tight 
3. Tas Cru – Fool For The Blues 
4. Mary Lane (Travellin Woman) – Some People Say Im Crazy 
5. Sugaray Rayford (Somebody Save Me) – I’ll Kill For You Honey 
6. Brandon Santini (The Longshot) – Heartbreaker
7. James & The 407 Bug – Scary Cat Eye Blues – Cigar Box Blues 
8. Belinda Gent – On the Edge – Cigar Box Blues 
9. Midnite Johnny – Betcha By Now 
10. John Mayall – Nobody Told Me 
11. Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos - Proud of my Sins
12. Shaw Davies & The Black Ties – Take My Hand 
13. Jimmy Reed – You Got Me Dizzy 
14. Credence Clearwater Revival – Before You Accuse Me




10 May 2019

#692 :: She's Got Her Mojo Working (8 May 2019)

These blues woman certainly have their mojo working! Much respect to all the women making music, and all the mother's making their house a home. Happy Mother's Day!

1 Ally Venable - Love Struck Baby
2 Big Nancy - Bring It On Home (To Me)
3 Ann Cole with the Suburbans & Orchestra - Got My Mojo Working
4 Jane Lee Hooker - Mannish Boy
5 Marcia Ball - Get You a Woman
6 Pauline Rogers - I'm Just A Woman
7 Mavis Staples - Love and Trust
8 Ruthie Foster - My Kinda Lover
9 Janiva Magness - I Need A Man
10 Casey Hensley feat. Laura Chavez - Hot! Hot! Hot!
11 Candi Staton - Close To You
12 Gina Sicilia - He Called Me Baby
13 Shemekia Copeland - Wrapped Up In Love Again
14 Dee's Honeytones - Treat Me Like A Queen
15 Latasha Lee & The BlackTies - Win her heart
16 Karise Eden - I'd Rather Go Blind
17 Michelle Evil Gal Wilson




2 May 2019

#691 :: Diggin' Deeper with Fatt Max (1 May 2019)

Fatt Max brings another episode of legendary blues from the 1920s-1930s. Enjoy.

1. Blind Lemon Jefferson – One Dime Blues 
2. Blind Lemon Jefferson – Beggin’ Back 
3. Blind Lemon Jefferson – Rambler Blues 
4. John Lee Williams – Better Cut That Out 
5. Brownie McGhee – Be Good To Me 
6. Blind Boy Fuller & Sonny Terry – Harmonica & Washboard Breakdown 
7. Bukka White – Fixin’ to Die Blues 
8. Ishman Boogwey – Trouble Hearted Blues 
9. Skip James – I’m So Glad 
10. Bo Carter – My Pencil Wont Write No More 
11. Robert Johnson – Love In Vain 
12. Blind Boy Fuller – Good Feeling Blues 
13. Lonnie Johnson – Life Saver Blues 
14. Otto Virgial – Little Girl In Rome 
15. Henry Thomas – Fishing Blues 
16. Texas Alexander – Texas Gang Blues 
17. Freddie Spruell – Lets Go Riding 
18. Luter Huff – 1951 Blues 




26 April 2019

#690 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday :: Tommy Castro & The Painkillers (24 April 2019)

Whether he’s squeezing out the deepest blues or playing the funkiest soul grooves, legendary blues and soul giant Tommy Castro knows how to ignite a crowd. Over the course of his still-unfolding career, the guitarist, vocalist and songwriter has released 15 albums ranging from horn-fueled soul and R&B to piping hot blues to fiery rock ‘n’ roll. He’s performed all over the world, earning countless fans with his legendary, sweat-drenched, exhilarating live shows. Castro’s band, The Painkillers—bassist Randy McDonald, drummer Bowen Brown  and keyboardist Michael Emerson—have now been playing together over four years. After hundreds of live shows, they have coalesced into one of the telepathically tightest units Castro has ever assembled, making them one of the most in-demand live roots music acts performing today. Billboard says the band plays “irresistible contemporary blues-rock” with “street-level grit and soul.”

With the group seemingly hitting new heights with every performance, Castro knew the time was right to answer his fans’ demands for a live album. Killin’ It–Live captures the band at the peak of their creative and improvisational powers, and features one unforgettable, unpredictable performance after another. “This is the best band we’ve ever had,” says Castro. We really got something going on beyond just being good musicians. Every song we play live now has that right feel—all the dynamics. It allows us to jam out more on stage. Killin’ It–Live is what you hear when you see us live.”

Featuring songs from throughout Castro’s career, Killin’ It–Live was produced by Castro and engineer/songwriter Ron Alan Cohen and recorded at venues in Texas, New York, Michigan and California during 2018. The album includes eight Castro originals spanning his entire career and two Castro-ized covers, each showing a slightly different side of his multifaceted musical personality. From fan favorites She Wanted To Give It To Me and Make It Back To Memphis to newer classics like Lose Lose and Two Hearts to Taj Mahal’s arrangement of Sleepy John Estes’ Leaving Trunk (a song Castro has never recorded before but has been playing live for years), Killin’ It–Live is a nonstop, spirited mix of blues, rock and soul, with rollicking, hypnotic grooves fueled by Castro’s animated, fervent vocals.


1. Make It Back To Memphis
2. Can't Keep A Good Man Down 
3. Leaving Trunk 
4. Lose Lose 
5. Calling San Francisco 
6. Shakin' The Hard Times Loose 
7. Anytime Soon 
8. She Wanted To Give It To Me 
9. Two Hearts
10. Them Changes




20 April 2019

#689 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues with Fatt Max (17 April 2019)

Fatt Max delivers another action packed episode of Belly Fulla Blues. He also includes an interview with Big T and The Dirty Tones who had their album release party last month. Enjoy!

1. John Lee Hooker – Boom Boom 
2. Darcy Perry Band – Just Can’t Help It 
3. Led Zeppelin – You Shook Me 
4. Swamp Thing – Bumping & Grinding 
5. T Bone Walker – 2 Bones and a Pick 
6. Big Daddy Wilson – Deep In My Soul 
7. Big T & The Dirty Tones – C’Mon 
8. Big T & The Dirty Tones – Wasp 
9. Lil Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine – Whiskey and Ginger 
10. T Model Ford – The Duke 
11. Otis Spann – Got My Mojo Workin’ 
12. Koko Taylor – Never Trust A Man 
13. Eddy Clearwater – Sugar Baby 
14. Katie Henry – Roll Away 
15. Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos - Bound to You 




11 April 2019

#688 :: Right By My Side Blues Mix (10 April 2019)

No waffle, just an hour of great modern blues.

1 Blues Etilicos - Bulldog
2 Kate Lush Band - Good Good Love
3 Brandon Santini - Evil (Is Going On)
4 Netto Rockfeller feat. Kid Andersen, June Core, Jim Pugh & Whitney Shay - Troubles, Troubles 
5 Rosie Flores - Drive Drive Drive
6 Ray Allen - Girl Crazy
7 Bonita & The Blues Shacks - Southern Girl Northern Boy
8 Raphael Wressnig - One Mo' Time
9 Li'l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine - Right By My Side*
10 Stef Paglia - Mistery Heaven
11 Tomiko Dixon - I'm Ready
2 Big Daddy Wilson with Laura Chavez_Deep In My Soul
13 Sugaray Rayford-Somebody Save Me
14 Kai Strauss - This Game Ain't Worth Playing No More






*Artist Spotlight - Li'l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine
Li'l Chuck captures a vintage country blues sound you'd swear you were in a 1950's Juke Joint.
Hailing from the UK and currently living in Christchurch, New Zealand, David Thorpe aka Li'l Chuck has been playing music for more than 25 years. His new album, and his third release, 'MONO' features a blues focused, foot-stompin', upbeat array of 14 tracks all recorded in one day in the UK. Li'l Chuck lays down the harmonica, resonator guitar, vocals, kick drum and hi hat all by himself. He is in the truest sense a one man band. It's well worth checking out at: https://www.backyardmusic.co.nz/