16 November 2017

#615 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues with Fatt Max (15 November 2017)


Fatt Max mixes it up again. The old with the new, what a winning recipe. It's blues time again. Enjoy! 

John Pagano Band – Aint Gonna Lose You 
Kilborn Alley Blues – Night Creeper 
Bobby Kyle – Driftwood 
Dave Keys – Strange Things Happening 
Downchild – Mailbox Money 
Milligan Vaughn Project – Dangerous Eyes 
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Travellin’ Band 
Big Daddy Wilson – Cookies Gonna Kill Me 
Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Mamas Fried Potatoes 
Greaseland All Stars – Howlin For My Darling 
Chris Cain – Back On Top 
Bruce Katz Band – You Got It 
Peter Parcek – Pat Hare 
Fats Domino – Aint That A Shame 
John Mayals Bluesbreakers – Steppin’ Out
John Lee Hooker – Crawling Kingsnake

This episode of The Blues Room first aired on FreeFM89.0 in New Zealand.


9 November 2017

#614 :: Tribute To Howling Wolf feat. Greaseland All-Stars (8 November 2017)


My good blues lovin' friend, Kevin Johnson, of Proud Papa Promotions & Publicity, used to work for Delmark Records in Chicago. Kevin now has his own independent radio promotions and press/publicity/PR company, concentrating on real deal blues! When he sent me a copy of 'Howlin' At Greaseland' (West Tone Records) I knew I'd be in for a good hit of solid blues. And I was right! 

Howlin' At Greaseland is tribute to the legend Howlin' Wolf (Chester Arthur Burnett June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976). Wolf is blues, there's no doubt about it. Several of his songs, including Smokestack Lightnin', Killing Floor and Spoonful, have become blues and blues rock standards the world over. On this album of 14 tracks, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer, Kid Anderson, brings together some of the most accomplished musicians this side of Wolf's life, to recreate and cover some of Wolf's most outstanding songs. It's not that Howlin' At Greaseland is trying to outdo or better Wolf's genius, rather it's paying homage to a true blues legend that I'm sure all the artists involved love and admire. 

Produced by Andersen at Greaseland Studios, Howlin' At Greaseland features many great artists such as Rick Estrin, Johnny Cat, Tail Dragger, Rockin’ Johnny Burgin, Jim Pugh, Henry Gray (played piano for Wolf), Terry Hanck, Ali Kumar and many more. 

There's some good banter and stories in between songs thanks to Anderson for keeping the tapes rollin. I just think the whole album is brilliant. It captures today's prmier West Coast and Chicago players very well. I highly recommend you pick yourself up a copy soon! I spin a few songs I like from Howlin' At Greaseland plus some other massive tracks that also pay tribute to the legend, Howlin' Wolf. Ahhhh whooooo, whooooo (*in the accent of Howlin' Wolf). Enjoy!

Playlist
1 Barrelhouse Chuck & Kim Wilson's Blues AllStars - Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy
2 James Blood Ulmer - Evil
3 Eric Clapton & Wynton Marsalis - Forty-Four
4 Bill Sims Jr. - Back Door Man
5 Greaseland AllStars - Smokestack Lighnin'
7 Greaseland AllStars - Howlin' For My Darling
8 Greaseland AllStars - Worried Life Blues
9 Greaseland AllStars - Spoonful
10 Johnny Winter with Paul Nelson - Killing Floor 
11 Michael Powers - I Ain't Superstitious
12 Satan & Adam - Little Red Rooster
16 Howlin' Wolf - Sittin' On Top Of The World

This episode of The Blues Room was first aired on FreeFM89.0 in New Zealand



3 November 2017

#613 :: Hour Of Blues Power With Darcy Perry (1 November 2017)


Darcy Perry brings another great mix. Enjoy!

Playlist
Otis Taylor, Cassie Taylor - Ten Million Slaves
B.B. King - Better Not Look Down
Jr. Walker - Shotgun
Bo Diddley - Pretty Thing
Syl Johnson - Come Together
The Staple Singers - The Weight
Keb' Mo' - Am I Wrong
R.L. Burnside - Someday Baby
James Brown - People Get Up And Drive Your Funky Soul
The Blind Boys of Alabama - Run On For A Long Time
Johnny Winter - Trick Bag
Tommy Castro, Janiva Magness - Think
Rufus Thomas - Breaking My Back
Junior Kimbrough - Meet Me in the City
Little Charlie & The Nightcats - My Next Ex-Wife
Fats Domino - Walking To New Orleans

The Blues Room #613
Wednesday 1 November 2017
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26 October 2017

#612 :: Big Daddy Wilson Interview/NZ Tour (25 October 2017)


Nate interviews Big Daddy Wilson (USA/Germany). Wilson is on tour throughout New Zealand and plays Nivara Lunge, Hamilton on Friday 26th Oct.

1 Luther Allison - Nobody But You
2 Eddie Boyd - Third Degree
3 Louisiana Red and Little Victor's Juke Joint - Alabama Train
4 Champion Jack Dupree - Your So Fine
5 Big Daddy Wilson (2011 Thumb A Ride) - This Is How I Live
6 Big Daddy Wilson (2015 Time) - New Zealand Aotearoa
7 Big Daddy Wilson (2015 Time) - We're Ready
8 Big Daddy Wilson (2017 Neckbone Stew) - 7 Years
9 Big Daddy Wilson (2017 Neckbone Stew) - He'll Make A Way
10 Big Daddy Wilson (2017 Neckbone Stew) - Neckbone Stew

The Blues Room #612
Wednesday 25 October 2017
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20 October 2017

#611 :: Hour Of Blues Power With Darcy Perry (18 October 207)


Darcy returns from his trip around United States of America 
to lay down some funky blues. Enjoy!

Michael Williams Band - Hey Baby
Southern Avenue - Don't Give Up
Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals - Call It What It Is
JJ Grey and Mofro - Everything Is A Song
Selwyn Birchwood - Pick Your Poison
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Hear Me
Coco Montoya - I'll Find Someone Who Will
Kaleo - No Good
Mavis Staples - Step Into The Light
Robert Randolph and The Family Band - Ain't Nothing Wrong With That
Steve Earle - You're The Best Lover That I Ever Had
Hannah Millar feat Jason Eskridge - Promised Land
Shemekia Copeland - Whole Lotta Water

The Blues Room #611
Wednesday 18 October 2017
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12 October 2017

#610 :: A Taste Of Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018 (11 October 2017)


*Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018 lineup at https://www.bluesfest.com.au/

1 The Billy Jones Band - Biggest House In Town
2 *Bobby Rush - I Don't Want Nobody Hanging Around
3 B.B. King with Ivan Neville's *DumpstaPhunk - Goin' Home
4 Paul Lamb & The Detroit Breakdown feat *Eric Gales - Fear Free
5 *Joe Louis Walker - Do I Love Her
6 Egidio Juke Ingala & The Jacknives - Can't Get You Off My Mind
7 Dave Myers, Rusty Zinn, Kim Wilson - Gotta Find My Baby
8 Ruthie Foster - Joy Comes Back
9 Big Daddy Wilson - I Just Need A Smile
10 North Mississippi All Stars - Run Red Rooster
11 The Flaming Mudcats - Big Bad Wolf
12 *Rick Estrin & The Nightcats - The Blues Ain’t Going Nowhere
13 Chuck Berry - Lady B. Goode

The Blues Room #610
Wednesday 11 October 2017
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5 October 2017

#609 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues With Fatt Max (4 October 2017)


Another Belly Fulla Blues With Fatt Max! Enjoy!

Eric Clapton & Howlin Wolf – Highway 49 
Jimmy Anderson – Baby Lets Burn 
Johnny Sonnier – Sitting Here All Alone 
Dr John – ZuZu Man 
Tami Lynn – Mojo Hana 
Big Daddy Wilson – He’ll Make A Way 
Willie Mabon – The Seventh Son 
Ramblin’ H Harris – Early One Morning 
Elmore James – One Way Out 
Keb Mo – Somebody Hurt You 
Albert King – Cold Feet 
Frank Bang & The Cook County Kings – Till The Day I Die 
Eric Quincy Tate – Stonehead Blues 
Lurrie Bell – I Feel So Good 
Howlin Wolf – Evil 
Chris Cain – You're Gonna Need Me 
Biscuit Miller – Mr DJ 
Jimmy Reed – Boogie In The Dark

The Blues Room #609
Wednesday 4 October 2017
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#608 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday :: Charles Bradley Tribute (Nov 5, 1948 – Sept 23, 2017)


This episode is dedicated to the 'Screaming Eagle Of Soul', the one and only Charles Edward Bradley (November 5, 1948 – September 23, 2017). A soul icon, a rare talent, a beautiful man. 
Charles Bradley was an American funk, soul, and R&B singer, signed to the Daptone Records label under the Dunham Records division. His performances and recording style were consistent with Daptone's revivalist approach, celebrating the feel of funk and soul music from the 1960s and 1970s. One review said he "echoes the evocative delivery of Otis Redding".

Bradley was the subject of the documentary, 'Soul of America', which premiered at South by Southwest in 2012. I totally recommend you see if, again, if you're already seen it.

Bradley died of stomach cancer in Brooklyn, New York, at the age of 68. He was surrounded by family and friends, including members of all the bands he worked closely with.

This is a two part episode. The first part was broadcast on The Blues Room, and the second part was broadcast on GO FEET! Radio. The songs selected for this tribute were mainly from LIVE performances on KEXP by Charles Bradley and his band.

The Blues Room #608
Wednesday 27 September 2017
  
Part One


1 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - Heartaches and Pain (Live on KEXP, 2011)
2 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - Why Is It So Hard (Live on KEXP, 2011)
3 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - Golden Rule (Live on KEXP, 2011)
   Interview with Charles Bradley by Phil Grey (Free FM manager)
4 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - You Put The Flame On It (Live on KEXP, 2013)
5 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - Crying In The Chapel (Live on KEXP, 2013)
6 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - Strictly Reserved For You (Live on KEXP, 2013)
7 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - Confusion (Live on KEXP, 2013)
8 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires-  Let Love Stand A Chance? (Live on KEXP, 2013)

Part Two


9 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - Nobody But You (LIVE on KEXP, 2016)
10 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - Things We Do For Love (LIVE on KEXP, 2016)
11 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - Ain't It A Sin (LIVE on KEXP, 2016)
12 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - Changes (LIVE on KEXP, 2016)
13 Charles Bradley feat The Menahan Street Band - Heart of Gold (Neil Young)
14 Charles Bradley feat The Menahan Street Band - Stay Away (Nirvana)
15 Charles Bradley and The Gospel Queens - Everyday Is Christmas When I'm Loving You

26 September 2017

#607 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues With Fatt Max (20 September 2017)

The Blues Room #607
Wednesday 20 September 2017
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Eric Clapton – Crossroads 
Heart Attack Alley – Too Hot Blues 
Chris Armour Quartet – Steak Sauce 
Junior Kimborough – I Cried Last Night 
Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley 
Big Daddy Wilson – Peanut Butter Pie 
Otis Rush – Me 
Joshua Jacobsen – Mind Blowing Blues 
Anthony Rosano & The Conquerors – Wicked Grin 
Beg Mac – Rough Dried Woman 
Juke Joint Pimps – Dust My Broom 
Clifton Chenier – Driftin’ Blues 
John Lee Hooker – Time Is Marching 
Albert Castiglia – What Was I Thinking 
Tiny Legs Tim – Death Letter 
Chuxx Morris – Pass The Shotgun 
Elmore James – Stranger Blues 
Little Richard – Tutti Fruiti

13 September 2017

#606 :: Blues Weather (13 September 2017)

The Blues Room #606
Wednesday 13 September 2017
9pm-10pm NZ time, FreeFM89.0



Our heart goes out to all affected by Hurricane Irma. 
Link to help the victims of Hurricane Irma.  

1 Ina Forsman, Layla Zoe, Tasha Taylor - Weatherman
2 Ebony JoAnn - Just Rain
3 Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers - Bad Weather Blues
4 Dave Bartholomew - Stormy Weather
5 Jimmie Vaughan - The Rains Came
6 Lonnie Johnson - Life Saver Blues
6 T-Bone Walker Call It Stormy Monday
7 Ruth Wyand - Been In The Storm So Long
8 Otis Taylor - Rain so Hard
9 Joshua Jacobson - Mind Blowin' Blues
10 Fathead - Blues Weather
11 JP Blues Band - Some Kind Of Hurricane
12 Albert Castiglia - Hurricane Blues
13 Paul Orta & The Kingpins - The Sky Is Crying