14 December 2017

#619 :: Music from Bette Smith, Robert Finley, Darren Watson, Cecil Barfield and more

New tunes, old tunes, groove tunes, soulful tunes, blues tunes. Enjoy!

Harry Manx - Long Black Veil
Baba Sissoko feat Corey Harris - Dhe Dhe Dhe 
Don Bryant - A Nickel and a Nail
Robert Finley - Three Jumpers
Bette Smith - Shackle Chain
Walter Trout - Mayall's Piano Boogie
John Primer & Bob Corritore - Harmonica Boogaloo
Sam Frazier Jr - Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
Darren Watson - Come On In My Kitchen (free download) 
Cecil Barfield - Root_Blues
Sugaray Rayford feat The Italian Royal Family - Keep Moving

This episode first aired on FreeFM89.0 in New Zealand, on Weds 13 Dec 2017.

11 December 2017

#618 :: Darcy Perry's Hour Of Blues Power :: Midge Marsden Spotlight (6 Dec 2017)

Keith Douglas "Midge" Marsden MNZM (born 1945) is a New Zealand blues and R&B guitarist, harmonica-player, and singer with a musical career spanning four decades. Marsden was born and brought up in New Plymouth, Taranaki, the son of Les and Elaine Marsden. His musical education started on the piano, and included singing in church, though his first musical love was rock and roll. As a teenager he took guitar lessons from a New Plymouth musician called Leo Davies, who also owned a recording studio in the town, and went on to further lessons with another musician, Johnny Williams.

Marsden's career spans four decades, and during that time he has played thousands of concerts in New Zealand and introduced several generations of New Zealanders to the blues. He was voted New Zealand Entertainer of the Year in 1990, and his 1991 album Burning Rain later went gold.

Marsden has toured the USA four times, and each time he has played with and befriended artists such as Little Willy Foster, Bobby Mack, Ronnie Taylor, and Australian Dave Boyle. He has encouraged all these artists to tour New Zealand, and thus broadened New Zealanders' appreciation of blues music. Marsden was a student at the University of Mississippi in 1996, from where he graduated with a Diploma in Southern Studies, and more recently he has tutored at Waikato Institute of Technology in "Bluesology".

In 2006 Marsden was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to music.

Marsden was a friend of Stevie Ray Vaughan; upon living in Texas at various times he would stay at Vaughan's house for months on end. He toured with Vaughan a few times, playing harmonica and recorded a Europa petrol advert with Vaughan in 1987 (pictured above). 

Here in this episode, Darcy Perry pays tribute to Midge Marsden. Enjoy!

1. Midge Marsden - Little Ray
2. Midge Marsden - Struck Down by the Blues
3. Midge Marsden - I Wanna Be Loved
4. Midge Marsden with The Rodger Fox Big Band - Grit’s Ain’t Groceries
5. Midge Marsden with The Rodger Fox Big Band - Running Blues
6. Midge Marsden - Burning Rain
7. Midge Marsden with The Rodger Fox Big Band - Caledonia 
8. Midge Marsden with Bullfrog Rata - Feel So Good
9. Midge Marsden with Bullfrog Rata - Pride and Joy
10. Midge Marsden - Waiting For Rain
11. Midge Marsden - Kokomo 
12. Midge Marsden - Travellin’ On
13. Midge Marsden with Stevie Ray Vaughan - Europa TV Ad “Travellin’ On”

This episode first aired on FreeFM89.0 in New Zealand.

The Midge Marsden Collection is a 28-track career retrospective, spanning 50 years in music from one of New Zealand's most revered musical entertainers and journeymen of the rhythm & blues.

For any Midge Marsden fan or music enthusiast, the double jewel case package includes a 12-page glossy booklet with track by track notes and accompanying photographs.

Track Listing:
Baby Please Don't Go
O Fat Daddy
Everything's Gonna Be Alright
Believe It's Over
Slow Walk, Jive Talk
Carry My Blues Away
I Wanna Be With You
Texas Blues
Another Man Done Gone
You're Gonna Need Me
Boogie Thing
Mystery Train
Travellin’ On (Europa Ad)
Burning Rain
Little Ray
Struck Down By The Blues
Daylight Robbery
Travellin' On
Thru The Southern Moonlight
Trust My Baby
Sea Cruise
Move Up To The Country
Happy Birthday Blues
Smoke! Smoke! Smoke!
I'll Drown In My Own Tears
Down To The Bone
Growing Out Of The Blues

29 November 2017

#617 :: 29 November 2017

Plenty of scorchers in this mix. Enjoy!

1 Freddie King -Boogie Funk
2 Gov't Mule - Trane
3 JD McPherson - Bloodhound Rock
4 Kim Wilson - Learn To Treat Me Right
5 Nico Wayne Toussaint - Cotton Crop Blues
6 Fat Domino - I Hear You Knocking
7 Benny & the Fly-By-Niters - Pork Chops
8 Downchild - Something I've Done
9 Bobby Rush - I Don't Want Nobody Hanging Around
10 Milligan Vaughan Project - Leave My Girl Alone
11 Rolling Stones - Blue And Lonesome
12 Li'l Chuck the One Man Skiffle Machine - All that glitters (is not gold)
13 Mike Garner - Your Biscuits Are Big Enough For Me
14 Albert Castiglia - Unhappy House Of Blues
15 Samantha Fish - Nearer To You

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

23 November 2017

#616 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday :: Little Freddie King & Jimmy Vaughan Trio (2 Nov 2017)

LIVE Blues recording Wednesday (4th Wednesday every month), featuring two recordings. The first is Little Freddie King, LIVE at d.b.a Music Club in New Orleans, and the second is Jimmy Vaughan Trio, LIVE at C-Boys in Texas. Enjoy

Little Freddie King - Hobo Blues
Little Freddie King - Tough Frog To Swallow
Little Freddie King - Wang Dang Doodle
Jimmie Vaughan Trio - You Can't Sit Down
Jimmie Vaughan Trio - Hey! Baby
Jimmie Vaughan Trio - Can't Buy Me Love
Jimmie Vaughan Trio - Saint James Infirmary
Jimmie Vaughan Trio - Come On Rock Little Girl
Jimmie Vaughan Trio - Dirty Work At The Crossroads
Jimmie Vaughan Trio - Frame For The Blues
Jimmie Vaughan Trio - Cleo's Mood

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

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!

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!

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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