26 September 2019

#711 : Final Show with LIVE Jam (25 Sept 2019)

After 13 years of bringing you a weekly Blues Room show each Wednesday evening on Free FM, year in and year out, 52 weeks a year, with no holiday breaks (or holiday pay lol) we bring this labor of love - or as my father would say, 'community service' - to an end. I wish to thank you ALL for your wonderful support, your friendship, and your generosity shown me over the years. I couldn't have done it on my own. To bring it all to a close I invited a few excellent local musicians up into the studio to jam live to air and that's exactly what they did. And we even had birthday cake to celebrate my birthday! Thanks guys! I dedicate this episode to the memory of my musical mentor, my Dad (Bardia Pine Taiapa), and to our blues brother, Max McDonald.

Be sure to tune in to The Blues Machine with Mark 'Fatt Max' Hill each Wednesday on Free FM.

This is Nate signing off, thanks guys, that is in deed a wrap!

18 September 2019

#710 :: Belly Fulla Blues With Fatt Max (18 Sept 2019)

The final episode of Belly Fulla Blues with Fatt Max. We thank Mark 'Fatt Max' Hill for all his support and great shows he's hosted. He takes over from October with his own show called, The Blues Machine. We have our final episode of The Blues Room next week and it'll be a LIVE to air blues jam with a special appearance of Fatt Max plus many seasoned blues musicians from in and around Kirikiriroa so come back!

1. The Allman Brothers Band – Wasted Words 
2. T Bone Walker – I Gat A Break Baby 
3. Shaw Davis & The Black Ties – Tales From The West 
4. Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry – John Henry 
5. Muddy Waters – Rollin’ & Tumblin’ 
6. Chris Armour Quartet – Kira 
7. Peter Parcek – Things Fall Apart 
8. Darcy Perry Band – I don’t Need You No More 
9. Damon Fowler – Running Out Of Time 
10. Joe Bonamassa – Bridge To Better Days 
11. Popa Chubby – Dirty Diesel 
12. Ruzz Guitars Blues Review – Mine All Mine 
13. Guitar Shorty – I’m Gonna Leave You 
14. John Mayall – Nobody Told Me

14 September 2019

#709 :: Acoustically Blue (11 Sept 2019)

Mostly acoustic blues in this episode. Be sure to enter the draw to win a copy of Greg Copeland's new CD. And be sure to catch him on tour around New Zealand during Oct-Nov 2019. And stay locked to The Blues Room for the final episode of Belly Fulla Blues. From October Fatt Max will be hosting The Blues Machine on FreeFM, 10pm NZ time so be sure to tune in. 

1 Greg Copeland - Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
2 Gerry Hundt (Acoustic) - Make Me a Pallet
3 Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee - Better Day
4 Big Bill Broonzy - Tell Me Who
5 Darren Watson - Every Morning
6 Darcy Perry & Craig Bracken - Walk in the Sun
7 Mike Garner - You Gonna Wreck My Life
8 Lightnin Hopkins - Last Night
9 Mississippi Fred McDowell - Shake 'Em on Down
10 David Honeyboy Edwards - Big Fat Mama
11 Li'l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine - I Call On Jimmy Reed
12 Sugar Blue - Another Man Done Gone
13 Fiona Boyes, Mookie Brill, and Rick del Grosso - Early In The Morning
14 Duke Robillard with Jerry Portnoy - Left Handed

8 September 2019

#708 :: Songs That Influenced The Rolling Stones (4 Sept 2019)

Its a celebration of the songs that influenced the Rolling Stones and 
Fatt Max is Diggin' Deeper to find those songs. Enjoy!

1. Howlin’ Wolf – Little Red Rooster 
2. Buddy Holly – Not Fade Away 
3. Blind Boy Fuller – Get Your Ya Ya’s Out 
4. Muddy Waters – Just Make Love To Me 
5. Robert Wilkins – That’s No Way To Get Along 
6. Barrett Strong – Money 
7. Joe Williams – Confessin’ The Blues 
8. Robert Johnson – Stop Breaking Down Blues 
9. Lead Belly – Midnight Special 
10. Big Mama Thornton – Hound Dog 
11. Jackie Brenston – Rocket 88 
12. B B King – Every Day I have The Blues 
13. Elmore James – It Hurts Me Too 
14. Little Walter – Key To The Highway 
15. Fats Domino – Blue Monday 
16. John Lee Hooker – I’m In The Mood 
17. Wilbert Harrison – Kansas City 
18. Little Richard – Good Golly Miss Molly 
19. Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown – Okie Doki Stomp 
20. Muddy Waters – Rollin’ Stone 
21. Little Walter – Just Your Fool 

31 August 2019

#707 :: The Blues Done Made Me Drunk (28 Aug 2019)

"I see no whiskey but the blues done made me drunk." ~ Johnny Young

Blues is a tonic for whatever ails you. 
I could play the blues and then not be blue anymore. ~ B. B. King

Corey Harris - Moosemilk Blues
Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band - Kid Man Blues
Billy Boy Arnold - Whiskey, Beer And Reefer
Buddy Guy - Whiskey, Beer & Wine
Pinetop Perkins - Just Keep On Drinking
Jimmy Rodgers - Sloppy Drunk
Bob Margolin - Brown Liquor
The Flaming Mudcats - Drinking My Life Away
George Thorogood & the Destroyers - One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
Robert Garret - Quit My Drinkin 
J Geils Band - Serves You Right To Suffer

22 August 2019

#706 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues With Fatt Max (21 August 2019)

This week: Fatt Max serves up another great selection of modern blues with some old gems in the mix to help keep the blues alive. From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues

1. Billy Price – Working On Your Chain Gang 
2. Bobby Rush – Good Stuff 
3. Heather Newman – She Sure Looks A Lot Like Me 
4. Laura Collins & The Back Porch Blues Band 
5. Laura Collins & The Back Porch Blues Band 
6. Texas Storm – White Room 
7. Texas Storm – Cheap Sunglasses 
8. Bonita & The Blues Shacks – Hottest Wings In Town 
9. Misty Blues – Mountain Blu 
10. Shady Frank – Crossroads 
11. Sugar Queen & The Straight Blues Band – Give Sugar 
12. Michael Lee – Go your own way 
13. Vanya Sky – Hard Working Woman 
14. Muddy Waters – Hoochie Coochie Man 
15. Albert King – Born Under A Bad Sign 
16. Muddy Waters – Got My Mojo Working

17 August 2019

#705 :: More Tunes From the 88s (14 August 2019)

More tunes from the 88s.

1 The Blues & Boogie Kings w/ Mitch Kashmar - Route 66
2 Maria Muldaur with Doc John piano - Don't You Feel My Leg
3 Milt Buckner - Red Red Wine
4 Taj Mahal - Built For Comfort
5 Jan Preston - The Boogie Gal
6 Oscar Peterson - C Jam Blues
7 Muddy Waters w/ Otis Spann, Mike Bloomfield & Paul Butterfield - Blow Wind blow
8 Henry Gray - That Ain't Right
9 Champion Jack Dupree - When I'm Drinkin'
10 Art Neville (Tribute To Fats Domino) - Please Don't Leave Me
11 Van Morrison - Worried Blues / Rollin' And Tumblin'
12 Otis Spann - It Must Have Been The Devil

8 August 2019

#704 :: Digging Deeper with Fatt Max (7 August 2019)

Fatt Max explores a set of really old jug, kazoo and cowbell type traditional old school blues 
from a collection called, 'Good Time Blues.' 

1. Mississippi Jook Band – Hittin’ The Bottle 
2. Mississippi Jook Band – Skippy Whippy 
3. Memphis Jug Band – Mary Anna Cutoff 
4. Memphis Jug Band – Gator Wobble 
5. Memphis Jug Band – Mistreated Washboard Blues 
6. Charlie Burse – Baby You Win 
7. Charlie Burse – Oil It Up And Go 
8. Georgia Browns – Tampa Strut 
9. Georgia Cotton Pickers – Diddle Da Diddle 
10. Georgia Cotton Pickers – She’s Coming Back Day 
11. Big Joe And His Washboard Band - If You Take Me Back 
12. Big Joe And His Washboard Band - I’m Through With You 
13. Big Joe And His Washboard Band - When You Said Goodbye 
14. Big Joe And His Washboard Band - I Love You Baby 
15. Buddy Moss – Struggle Buddie 
16. Buddy Moss – I’m Sittin’ Here Tonight 
17. Mississippi Jook Band – Dangerous Woman 
18. Mississippi Jook Band – Barbeque Bust 
19. Peter Chatman – Digging My Potatoes 

3 August 2019

#703 :: Interview with Australia's Queen of Boogie Woogie, Jan Preston (31 Aug 2019)

I interview the lovely, the talented, the real deal JAN PRESTON on air The Blues Room. 

NZ Tour - Aug, 2019
In her show '88 Pianos i have known', pianist extraordinaire JAN PRESTON, together with her band, shares with us her passion for pianos. Projected images combine with unforgettable biographical stories, original songs and piano trio music, which will move you from tears to laughter. Underpinned by Jan’s thrilling virtuosity (together with her trio) audiences will be tapping and clapping, and may leave never looking at a piano in quite the same way again! Check @thebluesroomnz on FB for NZ tour details or http://www.janpreston.com/event-directory/

Coup D'etat – Doctor I Like Your Medicine
Jan Preston - Wild Women
Jan Preston - Gold Coast Boogie
Jan Preston - Blues and the Boogie
Walter Trout with John Mayall - Mayall's Piano Boogie
Theophilius Beckford - Easy Snapping
Booker T and the MGs – Green Onions
Anthony Geraci feat Willie J. Laws - Baptized In the River Yazoo
Victor Wainwright - Boogie Depression
Pinetop Perkins - Murmur Low
Jimmy Smith feat George Benson - I'll Drink to That

27 July 2019

#702 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday :: Robert Johnson Covered By Blues Greats (24 July 2019)

More than 100 years ago, a child was born in Mississippi – a dirt-poor, African-American who would grow up, learn to sing and play the blues, and eventually achieve worldwide renown. In the decades after his death, he has become known as the King of the Delta Blues Singers, his music expanding in influence to the point that rock stars of the greatest magnitude – the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers – all sing his praise and have recorded his songs. Here's an hour of live recordings of great artists covering Robert Johnson songs. From the Roots of the Blues to the Fruits of the Blues.

1 Eddie Taylor - Kind Hearted Woman
2 Lloyd Spiegel - Love in Vain
3 Jose Luis Pardo & The Mojo Workers - Stones In My Passway
4 Leo 'Bud' Welch - Dust My Broom
5 Peter Green Splinter Group - Steady Rollin' Man
6 John Hammond and John Lee Hooker - Come On In My Kitchen
7 Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin & Jimmie Vaughan - Sweet Home Chicago
8 Son House - Interview
9 Son House - Terraplane Blues
10 Paul Butterfield's Better Days - Walkin' Blues
11 Johnny Shines - They're Red Hot (Hot Tamales)
12 Charlie Beale feat. Robert Johnson - Stop Breakin' Down Blues