22 February 2019

#681 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues With Fatt Max (20 February 2019)


Fatt Max serves up yet another great Belly Fulla Blues and this time it's all killer, no filler. Enjoy!

Chris O'Leary - What The Devil Made Me Do 
Big Daddy Wilson - 7 Years 
Chris Cain - My Baby Wants To Leave 
Ina Forsman - Genius 
Katie Henry - Roll Away 
Shaw Davis & The Black Ties - Know Where You Been 
Frank Bang & The Cook County Kings - Possum In My Tree 
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis - Mohair Sam 
Myles Goodwin - Willow Tree Blues 
Peter Karp - Blues In Mind 
The Bennett Brothers - I Got A Woman 
Ron Spencer Band - Cadillac Walk 
Samantha Fish - Somebody's Always Trying 
Dave Fields - How Am I Doing

15 February 2019

#680 :: Eric Otoka Joins Nate In The Blues Room (13 February 2019)

Nate is joined by Eric 'The Cranky Yank' Otoka in this episode. A seasoned drummer who hails from Minneapolis, or is it Milwaukee or maybe Chicago, where ever it is we're glad he could join us on air. Shout outs to the Otoka boys Oliver, Joseph and Liam - oh the things your dad gets up to after he puts you to bed haha! Next time Eric returns to The Blues Room he'll bring his drum kit and play us a 50 minute solo. Watch this space! Oh and my bad, I mentioned Diggers but meant Biddy Mulligans, sorry.

1. Mississippi Fred McDowell - Baby Please Don't Go 
2. Jimi Hendrix - Angel
3. Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite - Love And Trust
4. Peter Karp - Valentines Day
5. Morphine - In Spite Of Me
6. Paul deLay Band - Why Can't You Love Me
7. Katarina Pejak - Old Pain
8. Otis Redding - Hard To Handle
9. Tony Holiday feat. Charlie Musselwhite & Aki Kumar- That's Alright
10. Larkin Poe - Hard Time Killing Floor




7 February 2019

#679 :: Digging Deeper with Fatt Max (6 Feb 2019)

Another great episode from Fatt Max that delves deeper into the music of 
those early pioneers of the blues, both male and female. Enjoy!

Charley Patton - Screamin’ And Hollerin’ The Blues 
Charley Patton – Down The Dirt Road Blues 
Charley Patton – Mississippi Boweavil Blues 
Blind Boy Fuller – Trucking My Blues Away No 2 
Willie Walker – South Carolina Rag 
Barbecue Bob – Honey You Don’t Know My Mind 
Peg Leg Howell – Skin Game Blues 
Carl Martin – Old Time Blues 
Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley – Gonna Tip Out Tonight 
Leroy Carr - Stormy Night Blues 
Bessie Smith - Down Hearted Blues 
Memphis Minnie - When The Levee Breaks 
St Louis Jimmy Oden - Going Down Slow 
Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup - My Mama Don’t Allow Me 
Leadbelly – Gallis Pole 
Mississippi John Hurt – Frankie 
Charley Patton – Banty Rooster Blues 




31 January 2019

#678 :: Hook Me Up With The Blues (30 Jan 2019)


So many great artists in this mix. I've given the album title where you'll find each song. All well worth checking out. One of my favorites has to be Curtis Salgato's The Beautiful Lowdown. His harmonica playing is so tasty on the song Hook Me Up, and his singing so soulful. Enjoy!

Walter Trout (Survivor Blues) - Me My Guitar And The Blues
Watermelon Slim (Church Of The Blues) - Post-Modern Blues
Seth Rosenbloom (Keep On Turning) - Come Back Around 
Mavis Staples (Livin' on a High Note) - Love and Trust
Larkin Poe (Venom & Faith) - Mississippi
Electro Blues Society feat Boo Boo Davis - Dust My Broom
Marcia Ball (Sine Bright) - What Would I Do Without You
The Flaming Mudcats (Mistress) - What's Good For The Goose
Chris O'Leary (7 Minutes Late) -She Ain't Coming Back
Curtis Salgado (The Beautiful Lowdown) - Hook Me Up
Gaye Adegbalola (The Griot) - Gon' Be Alright
Van Morrison (The Prophet Speaks) - Laughin And Clownin



26 January 2019

#677 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday :: Christone "KINGFISH" Ingram at Buddy Guy's Legends (23 Jan 2019)

Christone "KINGFISH" Ingram played two sold out shows on 19 & 20th January at Buddy Guy's Legend in Chicago. It was his 20th birthday too, what better way to party on your birthday. In this episode we share Kingfish's Saturday night show so turn this one up and enjoy.

Here's some more about Kingfish.
Genre: Blues, R&B, Rock, Blues Rock
Hometown: Clarksdale, MS

Biography: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram’s love of music grew from the rich Gospel sounds emanating from his family’s church and the Blues music he regularly heard played in his Delta neighborhood. A cousin to legendary Country music great, Charlie Pride and trained at the Delta Blues Museum under the tutelage of Richard "Daddy Rich" Crisman and Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry, Kingfish undoubtedly has music in his soul.

At the tender age of 6, Kingfish began playing the drums. Three years later, he took up the bass guitar. By the age of 13, he began playing lead guitar. Soon he was fluent in all three instruments and quickly added smooth vocals to his musical repertoire.

Kingfish's guitar influences run the gamut from the Delta Blues of Robert Johnson, Elmore James, Muddy Waters and Lightnin' Hopkins to the electric Blues of B.B. King, Big Jack Johnson, Lefty Dizz, Albert King and Buddy Guy to the Rock of Jimi Hendrix, Prince and Eddie Hazel. Not only can Kingfish play in the styling of his idols and mentors, but he also has an amazing ability to create guitar sounds entirely his own. Through his young career, Kingfish has shared the stage with legendary names such as Bob Margolin, Eric Gales, Rick Derringer, Guitar Shorty, Buddy Guy and many more. He has played music festivals and venues all over the U.S. and has performed internationally in several countries.

He's been a guest on the Rachael Ray Show and the Steve Harvey Show. Kingfish even performed at The White House for First Lady Michelle Obama.

After graduating high school in May 2017, Kingfish is now prepared to release his highly anticipated debut album in 2019.

Influences: Eric Gales, Little Jimmy King, Albert King, Ernie Isley, Jarius Mozee, Johnny Lang, Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Doug Wimbish, T.M. Stevens, and many, many more!




18 January 2019

#676 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues With Fatt Max (17 January 2019)


Fatt Max makes no delay to kick start this new year off 
with another smashing Belly Fulla Blues. Enjoy!

Taj Mahal – Leaving Trunk 
Sean Chambers – Bottle Keeps Staring At Me 
Ron Spencer Band – Addicted To You 
Ben Rice – Mojo Hand 
Deb Ryder – What You Want From Me 
Biscuit Miller – Shake It Like Jello 
Big Bill Morganfield – Cant Call Her Name 
Buddy Guy & Gary Clarke Jnr – Blues Don’t Care 
Colin James – Hoodoo Man Blues 
Katie Knipp – Get Out Of My Dream 
Lee Ainsley’s Blues Storm – Bankruptcy 
Niecie – Two Can Play That Game 
Ruzz Guitars Blues Revue – Rock With You 
Darcy Perry Band – Night And Day 
John Pagano Band – Trouble On Heels

10 January 2019

#675 :: Top Ten Releases of 2018 (9 January 2019)


2018 was an excellent year for Blues releases. And as usual it was a difficult task to narrow them all down to a top ten list, but here it is! Of course there were many other superb releases, and many that we were not even aware of. A big thank you goes out to all the artists, distributors and fans of the blues for sending us music this year. Thank you to the local and international supporters of The Blues Room too. We look forward to another amazing year ahead of great blues and good times. Enjoy!

Victor Wainwright And The Train - Boogie Depression
The James Hunter Six (Whatever It Takes) - Don't Let Pride Take You For a Ride
Darren Watson (Too Many Millionaires) - Too Many Millionaires
The Flaming Mudcats (Cut Loose) - Show Me Some Love
Kevin Burt (Heartland And Soul) - Real Love
The Nick Moss Band feat. Dennis Gruenling (The High Cost Of Low Living) - The High Cost Of Low Living
Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite (No Mercy In This Land) - The Bottle Wins Again (Blues)
Ruzz Guitar's Blues Revue (The Heist) - Mine All Mine
Buddy Guy (The Blues Is Alive And Well) - Somebody Up There
Anthony Geraci (Why Did You Have To Go) - Why Did You Have To Go


4 January 2019

#674 :: Digging Deeper With Fatt Max (2 January 2019)

Happy New Year blues lovers. Here's the first episode of Digging Deeper with Fatt Max, a brand you installment on The Blues Room. Every first Wednesday Fatt Max will bring us a selection of  Pioneer's blues, the real deal roots music that was born in America and is now played globally. 

Robert Johnson – Sweet Home Chicago 
Robert Johnson – Crossroads 
Robert Johnson – Stones In My Passway 
Sam Collins – The Yellow Dog Blues 
Kid Bailey – Rowdy Blues 
Otto Virgill – Little Girl In Rome 
Blind Willie McTell – Statesboro Blues 
Sleepy John Estes – Someday Baby Blues 
Big Joe Williams – Delta Blues 
Memphis Minnie – Frisco Town 
Robert Petway – Catfish Blues 
Bukka Whyte – Fixin’ To Die 
Skip James – Devil Got My Woman 
Tommy Johnson – Canned Heat 
Robert Lockwood – Take A Little Walk With Me 
John Lee Hooker – Henry’s Swing Club 
Big Bill Bronzy – Hattie Blues 
Snooks Eaglin’ – Walking Blues 
Son House – Depot Blues



27 December 2018

NEW SHOW! Digging Deeper with Fatt Max, every first Weds of each month

Lets go Digging Deeper with Fatt Max - a monthly journey through the roots of the blues. Digging Deeper is a brand new show on The Blues Room every first Wednesday of each month. Fatt Max will explore where it all started and bring you a little something different thrown in. He'll dust off those old, scratchy recordings from years ago, and feature the early pioneers of the blues. Its time to go back in time, its time to start Digging Deeper! Join us for the debut of Digging Deeper, Wednesday 2nd January, 2019. 9pm on Free FM89.0 and podcast at www.thebluesroom.blogspot.com

#673 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday :: Van Morrison's Christmas Special live at Rockpalast, Dusseldorf (1998)


Van Morrison LIVE at Rockpalast, Dusseldorf – Christmas Special – December 19, 1998

Van Morrison & Friends

Ralph Salmins – Drums
Geoff Dunn – Drums
Pee Wee Ellis – Saxophone
Matt Holland – Trumpet
John Savannah – Keyboards
Nicky Scott – Bass
Johnny Scott – Guitar
Fred Wesley – Trombone
Candy Dulfer – Alto Saxophone
Katie Kissoon – Vocals

PLAYLIST
Part One
Intro ‘Chicken Soup’
Jackie Wilson Said
These Dreams of You
Raincheck
Moondance > My Funny Valentine
Rough God Goes Riding
Give Me A Kiss
That’s Life
Naked In The Jungle
In The Afternoon > Joe Turner Sings
Satisfied
Part Two
Georgia On My Mind
Call Me Up In Dreamland
Summertime In England
See Me Through > Soldier of Fortune > Thank You Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin > Burning Ground
Have I Told You Lately