18 August 2018

#654 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues With Fatt Max (15 Aug 2018)

Damon Fowler – Running Out Of Time 
Warren Hayo – Coal Tattoo 
Valerie Wellington – Bad Avenue 
Albert Geraci – Fly On The Wall 
Jeremiah Johnson – Keep On Sailing 
Midnite Johnny – Long Road Home 
Big T & The Dirty Tones – Run 
Big T & The Dirty Tones – There & Back 
Four Clefs – Dig These Blues 
Peetie Wheatstraw – Gangster Blues 
Fats Waller – All That Meat & No Potatoes
Big Bill Bronzy – Shine On Shine On 
Lightning Hopkins – Mojo Hand 
Jimmy Reed – Hush Hush 
Toronzo Cannon – Chicken Coming Home To Roost

12 August 2018

#653 :: Kings And Associates NZ Tour (Interview) 8 August 2018

Music from King's & Associates new album, 'Tales Of A Rich Girl', plus an interview with Steve and Angie from the band in this episode. K&A are heading over to Aotearoa/New Zealand for a 7 show NZ tour starting at the Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues festival (10-12 Aug). Whangarei 14th, Wellington 16th, Napier 17th, Hamilton 18th (Nivara Lounge). 

And in the second half of this episode we feature music from bands at Byron Bay Bluesfest 2019.

Kings and Associates - Deadwood
Kings and Associates - Pabla's Grace
Kings and Associates - All That's Good
Larkin Poe - Come On In This Kitchen
Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' - Waiting On the World To Change
Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite - Movin' On
Tommy Emmanuel feat. Jason Isbell - Deep River Blues
Arlo Guthrie - City Of New Orleans

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27 July 2018

#651 :: Live Recording Wednesday :: Harmonica Greats (25 July 2018)

We feature four great harmonica players playing live concerts. Boom!

Lester Butler Feat. 13 - Automatic (Live Tamines 1997)
Lester Butler Feat. 13 - Cut It Out
Lester Butler Feat. 13 - I'll Cry For You
Jason Ricci & New Blood - Wish You Would (Live at Checkers Tavern)
Little Sonny - Honest I Do (Blastin' The Blues: Live At Parker Tower Blues Festival)
Little Sonny - Memphis B-K
Nico Wayne Toussaint - One More Mile (Plays James Cotton)
Nico Wayne Toussaint - How Long Can A Fool Go Wrong
Nico Wayne Toussaint - Midnight Creeper

19 July 2018

#650 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues with Fatt Max (18 July 2018)

Vanessa Collier – Sweating Like A Pig, Singing Like An Angel 
Keb Mo – Perpetual Blues Machine 
Seasick Steve – Cheap 
The Bennett Brothers – Hold On Tight 
J P Soars – Sure As Hell Aint Fooling Me 
Crystal Shawanda – Voodoo Woman 
Tas Cru – Fool For The Blues 
Albert Castiglia – Drowing At The Bottom
Jeff Jensen – Downtown 
Geoff Achison – A New Bad Habit 
Lightning Hopkins – Let Me Play With Your Poodle 
Clifton Chenier – Moon Is Rising 
Myles Goodwyn – Last Time I’ll Sing The Blues 
Taj Mahal – New Strangers Blues

16 July 2018

#649 :: Midge Marsden Tribute (11 July 2018)

Midge Marsden is a New Zealand music icon. We pay tribute to him as we look forward to seeing him perform in Hamilton at Nivara Lounge. We've borrowed an interview by Lynn Freeman as she recently caught up with Midge Marsden on Radio NZ. Midge is retiring from the touring scene (or so he says) so be sure to catch him at a venue near you.

1 Midge Marsden - Travelling On
2 Hank Williams Jr - Takin Back The Country
3 Bob Dylan - On The Road Again
4 Midge Marsden - Carry My Blues Away
5 Midge Marsden talks to Lynn Freeman about the homestretch of touring*
6 Dean Haitani - 47 Stones
7 Buddy Guy - End Of The Line
8 Buddy Guy - Milking Muther For Ya
9 Jake Mason Trio - Candy Smack
10 Fabulous Thunderbirds - Horsin' Around
11 Midge Marsden - Move Up To Country
12 Willie J Foster - I Woke Up This Morning

*Original link to RNZ interview. Thank you Lynn and Midge.

5 July 2018

#648 :: Hour Of Blues Power With Darcy Perry (4 July 2018)

Independence Day Blues Room with Darcy Perry

1. Muddy Waters - The Blues Had a Baby and They Called it Rock ‘n Roll
2. Johnny Cash - Ragged Old Flag
3. Big Funk Blues Band - Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day
4. Rose Cousins - Chains
5. Taj Mahal and Keb Mo - Diving Duck Blues 
6. Charley Crockett - Ain’t Gotta Worry Child 
7. The War and Treaty - Set My Soul on Fire
8. John Moreland - Salisaw Blue
9. Big Mama Thornton - Ball and Chain
10. Devon Gifillian - Trouble Maker
11. Luke Winslow King - I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always
12. Blues Saraceno - Rock ‘n’ Roll
13. Dharmasoul and Jonah Tolchin - Love Again
14. The Bros. Landreth - How Deep is Your Love
15. Sam Cooke - Lost and Lookin’

30 June 2018

Midge Marsden and Band to play Hamilton's Nivara Lounge on 21st July 2018

Midge Marsden is New Zealand’s finest Rhythm and Blues artist.

Midge’s career is unparalleled in New Zealand and his professional career spans 50 years. He has played thousands of concerts to thousands of fans and has performed with a list of artists that reads like a definitive whose who of NZ music luminaries.

This year Midge is celebrating 50 years in the industry with the release of his double CD ' The Midge Marsden Collection'

The Midge Marsden Collection is a career retrospective, spanning 50 years in music from one of New Zealand's most revered musical entertainers and journeymen of rhythm and blues.

For the first time and curated by Midge himself, this special 28 - track 2CD release opens with a classic Van Morrison band influenced version of the Big Joe Williams song ' Baby Please Don't Go', recorded in 1967 by Wellington based R & B group ' The Breakaways' featuring Midge on lead vocals and harmonica.

The album offers a fascinating insight into Midge's musical history covering his classic R&B roots, country - fused, big band & blues rock genres.

Don't miss this opportunity to see Midge and the Band performing songs from his entire career, in what is guaranteed to be a sell out show.

#647 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday :: Eugene Hideaway Bridges Live In Tallahassee

Eugene Hideaway Bridges
Live In Tallahassee
Released: Jun 8, 2018
℗ 2018 Armadillo

In 2017 Eugene Hideaway Bridges was honored by The Jus’ Blues Music Foundation and awarded The Albert King Lifetime Award, “The Lucy Award”, for his outstanding contributions in continuing to keep the style of traditional Blues alive.

Inspired by this award and in memory of his bluesman father, Othineil Bridges Sr “Hideaway Slim” 1938 – 2015, Eugene has gone back to his roots. To the music Eugene learnt as a child sitting on the front porch, where “Hideaway Slim” showed Eugene how to play the blues. 

His 2018 release reflects this Live In Tallahassee. Recorded at the historic Bradfordville Blues Club in Tallahassee, Florida on August 11th, 2017.

The Eugene Hideaway Bridges Band, one night, one take.

Eugene Hideaway Bridges – Guitar & Vocals
David Webb – Piano / Organ
Kelpie McKenzie – Bass Guitar
Pat Manske – Drums

Here is a selection of tunes from Eugene Hideaway Bridges new album, Live In Tallahassee for this month's LIVE Blues Recording Wednesday. Enjoy!

Step By Step (Live)
I Can Never Forget (Live)
How Long (Live)
When The Blues Overtake You (Live)
Mom And Daddy's Place (Live)
Hold On A Little Bit Longer (Live)
Sweet Little Angel (Live)
Don't Call It Supper (Live)
I'm Holding On (Live)
I'll Be A King (Live)
I Can't Stop Loving You Baby (Live)
Rise Above It (Live)

24 June 2018

#646 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues with Fatt Max (20 June 2018)

Fatt Max rejoins us on The Blues Room for another Belly Fulla Blues. Dig in!

Tasha Taylor – Little Miss Suzie 
Chris Cain – Trying to Forget It 
B B King – When My Heart Beats Like A Hammer 
Freddy King – Hide Away 
Slim Harpo – Don’t Start Crying Now 
Eric Corne – Riding With Lady Luck 
Graham Bond – Strut Around 
Keef Hartley – Me and My Woman 
Rod Stewart – Im Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town 
Savoy Brown – Taste & Try Before You Buy 
Simo – Please 
Kitty Daisy & Lewis – Going Up The Country 
Lightnin’ Slim – Too Close Blues 
Flaming Mudcats – Mudcat Boogie 
Rolling Stones – Just Like I Treat You 
Taj Mahal – Big Legged Mamas Are Back In Style Again 
Biscuit Miller – Mr DJ

17 June 2018

#645 :: Songs about Gals! (13 June 2018)

Gals! Gals! Gals!

There's so many gooooood songs about gals. And of course some good songs about some bad gals too. Here's a small mix to kick things off. I'd like to bring another mix on air so tell us your favorite songs about a gal, or girl if you live outside of the USA.

Charlie Musselwhite - My Kinda Gal
Norah Jones - Bessie Smith
Flávio Guimarães & Prado Blues Band - Louise
Dana Dixon - Crazy Maisie
North Mississippi Allstars feat Anders Osbourne - Annabel
Chuck Berry - Nadine
Sean Costello - Lucille
Taj Mahal - Hello Josephine
Victor Wainwright - Thank You Lucille
Larkin Poe - Peach - Black Betty