28 December 2009

The Blues Room #208 Blues with a Feeling: Songs of Little Walter, Part 2

The Blues Room #208 Blues with a Feeling: Songs of Little Walter, Part 2 - 6 Jan 2010

Part two of Little Walter songs .... things get cooking here!

1. Little Arthur Duncan - Can't Stand It No More
2. Dennis Gruenling with Steve Guyger - You're Sweet
3. Wallace Coleman - Everybody Needs Somebody
4. Rod Piazza and the MFBQ - Hate To See You Go / Shake Your Hips
5. Mr Conrad - I'm Your Business Man
6. Little Arthur Duncan - Blues with a Feeling
7. John Hammond - Just Your Fool
8. Dennis Gruenling with Gina Fox - If You Were Mine
9. Dennis Gruenling - One of these Mornings
10. Billy Branch and Kenny Neal - I Just Keep Lovin Her
11. Charlie Musselwhite - Just a Feeling
12. Rod Piazza and the MFBQ - Sad Hours

Download episode #208 Blues with a Feeling: Songs of Little Walter, Part 2

The Blues Room #207 Blues with a Feeling: Songs of Little Walter, Part 1

The Blues Room #207 Blues with a Feeling: Songs of Little Walter, part one - 30 Dec 09.

Little Walter, born Marion Walter Jacobs (May 1, 1930 – February 15, 1968), was an American blues harmonica player whose revolutionary technique has earned him comparisons to Charlie Parker and Jimi Hendrix for its innovation and impact on succeeding generations. His virtuosity and musical innovations fundamentally altered many listeners' expectations of what was possible on blues harmonica. Little Walter's body of work earned him a spot in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, making him the only artist ever to be inducted specifically for his work as a harmonica player.

His legacy has been enormous: he is widely credited by blues historians as the artist primarily responsible for establishing the standard vocabulary for modern blues and blues rock harmonica players. His influence can be heard in varying degrees in virtually every modern blues harp player who came along in his wake, from blues greats such as Junior Wells, James Cotton, George "Harmonica" Smith, Carey Bell, and Big Walter Horton, through modern-day masters Kim Wilson, Rod Piazza, William Clarke, and Charlie Musselwhite, in addition to blues-rock crossover artists such as Paul Butterfield and John Popper of Blues Traveler.

In this episode I feature music from of my favorite artists and bands that pay tribute to the music of the harmonica genius, Little Walter. Stay tuned for part two!

1. Dennis Gruenling - Hot Shot
2. Sonny Boy Terry - Business Man
3. King Leo ans the Growling Dogs - It's Too Late Brother [NZ]
4. Bacon Fat - Up the Line
5. James T, Doc Span, and Dirk Dubois - Temperature
6. Paul Ubana Jones - Blues With a Feeling [NZ]
7. Dave Thomas and Wallace Coleman - You Better Watch Yourself
8. Dennis Gruenling with Kim Wilson - As Long As I Have You
9. Junior Wells - Juke
10. The Blues Blazers - I Got To Find My Baby
11. Blue Family - Mellow Down Easy
12. Jimmy Rogers with Carey Bell - Blues All Day Long
13. Billy Branch and Kenny Neal - My Babe
14. Rod Piazza - I Don't Play

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The Blues Room #206 Happy Christmas and Merry New Year Blues

The Blues Room#206 Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year

I bring 2009 to a close with another selection of Blues, a few Christmassy ones and a sterling performance from Christina Aguilera featuring Dr John to end the episode.

Merry Christmas everyone!

1. Little Jimmy with the Memphis Horns - Happy Christmas Tears
2. Otis Taylor - Walk Right In
3. Muddy Waters - Tiger in Your Tank
4. Buddy Guy talks about Blues in American Society
5. Billy Flynn - Blues Drive
6. Deanna Bogart - OK I'll Play the Blues For You
7. Eric Lindell - Josephine
8.Luther Guitar Junior - Merry Christmas Baby
9. Billy Branch and Sugar Ray Norcia - Route 66
10. Gary Primich - Hardwood Floor
11. Lowell Fulson - Lonesome Christmas
12. Howling Wolf - Can't Stay Here
13. Chuck Berry - Bio
14. Christina Aguilera with Dr. John - Merry Christmas Baby

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19 December 2009

THE BLUES ROOM# 205 More Cool Christmas Blues

The Blues Room #205

Fraser joins Nate in the Blues Room again for some more tasty Christmas blues and some LIVE jamming. Go check out the Hamilton Blues Society jam night pics, up now at
1. Ruff Ruffin - Xmas Baby
2. Todd Wolf - Merry Christmas Baby
3. Peter Green Splinter Group - Stop Breaking Down
4. Joe Bonamssa - Walking Blues
5. Charles Brown - Santa's Blues
6. Little Charlie and the Night Cats - Weekend Off
7. The Aces - Take A Little Walk With Me
8. Jimmy Vaughan - Extra Jimmies
9. Ray Charles - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
10. LIVE Jam - Fraser and Nate
11. Mighty Blues Kings - All I Ask For Christmas
12. Susan Tedeschi - The Feeling Music Brings
13. Peter Green - Albatross
14. Cream - Stormy Monday


Blues Legend John Mayall touring New Zealand April 2010

The blues doesn't get much more exciting than this! John Mayall is of course a pioneering English blues singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. His musical career spans over fifty years, but the most notable episode in it occurred during the late '60s, when he was the founder of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers.

As a gifted talent-scout, Mayall has been influential in the careers of many instrumentalists, including Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Peter Green, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor, and Don "Sugarcane" Harris.

John was born in 1933 in the small village of Macclesfield near Manchester (as was Ian Curtis of Joy Division). This skinny English lad grew up listening to his father's jazz record collection and felt drawn to the blues. In the late '60s John moved to London where he turned professional and went under the name John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. He soon met his soulmate in Eric Clapton, and this historic union culminated in the first hit album for the Bluesbreakers, 'Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton' (1966), and resulted in worldwide legendary status. In 1969, with his popularity blossoming in the USA, John released his classic acoustic live album 'The Turning Point'. Over the years, John has released several albums that have set new standards in rock blues, namely 'Behind The Iron Curtain', 'Chicago Line', 'A Sense Of Place' and the Grammy-nominated 'Wake Up Call'.

2009 saw the release of John's 57th album, 'Tough', and, as for the man himself, the father of six and the grandfather of six, John Mayall, at 75, hopes to keep the blues alive for many more years to come.


Tickets On Sale Monday 21st December

Thurs 15th April


The Civic Theatre

Tickets from The Edge

Fri 16th April


Napier Municipal Theatre

Tickets from Ticketdirect

Sat 17th April

Palmerston North

The Regent on Broadway

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Sun 18th April

New Plymouth

TSB Theatre

Tickets from Ticketek

Mon 19th April


The Saint James Theatre

Tickets from Ticketek

Wed 21st April


The Regent Theatre

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Thurs 22nd April


The Trafalgar Centre

Tickets from Ticketek

Fri 23rd April


The James Hay Theatre

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Sat 24th April


The Founders Theatre

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All media enquires to – Lisa Paris at The Label mailto:?lisa@thelabel.co.nz

09 631 5086 / 0274 318 459

12 December 2009

The Blues Room #204 JP Blues Band and some Christmas Cheer

The Blues Room #204 JP Blues Band and some Christmas Cheer - 9 Dec 09

JPBlues started playing guitar at the age of 8 and was quickly taken under the wing of legendary bluesman Sam "Bluzman" Taylor. At age 11 he was playing large festivals throughout the country, opening for such artists as Derek Trucks, Johnny Winter, Robin Trower, Joe Bonamassa among others. The list of artists that JP Blues have performed with is just as impressive, Michael Falzarano(Hot Tuna), Chris Beard, Debbie Davies, Pete Sears(Jefferson Starship), Buddy Cage(New Riders) and so many more. With all this experience under his belt JP Blues has put together a powerful blues trio consisting of industry veteran Drummer Pat Adkins (Gary U.S. Bonds, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, BB King) and bassist John Young. With JPBlues searing, soulful blues guitar backed by the solid rhythm section of Bassist John Young and Veteran touring/session drummer Pat Adkins the JPBlues Band combines a unique mixture of youth and experience that results in music that breaks new ground but is firmly rooted in the blues.

JP Blues Band

1. BB King - Christmas Celebration
2. John Mayer - Crossroads
3. Mark Kerr and Roxy Perry - Box Full Of Lonesome
4. JP Blues Band - Some Kind of Hurricane
5. John Mayall and the Blues Breakers feat. Paul Butterfield - Little By Little
6. Sonny Boy Williamson 2 - Santa Claus
7. JP Blues Band - Only A Fool
8. Sean Costello - Your Love Is Amazing
9. Darcy Perry Band - Night and Day [NZ]
10. JP Blues Band - Lost in the Sauce
11. Topsy Chapman and Lars Edegran - The Christmas Blues

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Four fantastic reasons to buy your BluesFest tickets now - Merry Christmas from Bluesfest!

Here are 4 fantastic reasons to grab your BluesFest tickets now:

1. Bluesfest tickets make the best Christmas presents and they are
hassle free!! No need to go out into the Christmas shopping madness!

2. A limited number of 5 Day discounted tickets are still available

We want you to get the full experience!!

5 day Festival pass: $399 – save $40 off full price

5 Day Blues Buddy Package: $1,162 – save $70 off full price

3. The Blues Buddy package is selling fast and is our hottest seller
this year. It gives you and your buddy the complete 5 day Festival &
camping experience at a reduced cost. You will be camping right next
door where the musical adventure takes place. The perfect place to
stay for Bluesfest.

Take note: Buddy Packages are rolling out the door. Be quick and save.

4. Purchase your ticket before Monday 21st of December and go in the
draw to win this amazing prize - a dream come true for Christmas.

"Golden Bluesfest experience":

5 nights' accommodation over Easter at Peppers Salt Resort & Spa
Kingscliff for 2 people in a double/twin room

2 x VIP Festival upgrades

This prize is valued at $2,000

We will announce the winner on our website on Tuesday 22nd of December.

Message to all our Bluesfest friends:

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We would also like to thank you for your ongoing support. Our Festival
would not be possible without you. So everyone here at Bluesfest would
like to take this moment to say thank you and to send our best wishes
to you. May your new year be filled with all the success and happiness
you deserve.


Peace and Joy from your Bluesfest team

5 December 2009

THE BLUES ROOM#203 Sitting On Top Of The World - 02 DEC 09

The Blues Room#203 SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD - 02 DEC 09

1. Buddy Guy - I Found Happiness
2. Joe Bonamassa - No Slack
3. John Mayall and the Blues Breakers - Hideaway
4. Kitty Daisy and Lewis - I Got My Mojo Working
5. Peter Green - Crying Won't Bring You Back
6. Smiling Jack Smith - The Blues Comes Back Again
7. Charles 'Big Daddy' Stallings - Going Down South
8. The Blues Experience with Cash McCall - Gypsy Woman
9. Jeremey Spencer - Dr. J
10. Taj Mahal - Sitting On Top Of The World
11. Fiona Boyes with Steady Rollin Bob Margolin and Kaz Kazanoff - Run Here

Another electrifying artist announce for Bluesfest!

Electrifying second announcement for Bluesfest 21st celebration!

Playing Schedule online + One Day tickets now on sale

November 29th 2009 - The second major round of artists to perform at the 21st Anniversary Bluesfest has today been announced! Australia's most awarded and internationally renowned festival officially will be held at its permanent new home – at the Tyagarah Tea Tree farm just off the Pacific Highway, 12 minutes north of Byron Bay. The Easter weekend dates for your diary are Thursday April 1 through to Monday April 5, 2010!
Festival goers should also note that the new and updated playing schedule is now online, and one day tickets are now also on sale – just visit http://www.bluesfest.com.au/ to see it all. This announcement marks the first time so many artists (over 50) have been unveiled this early, along with the playing schedule – giving fans more time than ever to plan their Easter holidays.
The second Bluesfest announcement for 2010 includes:
The Fray, John Butler Trio, Jools Holland & His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Taj Mahal, John Mayall Matisyahu, Angus & Julia Stone, 10cc, Bebel Gilberto, Rodriguez, Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Ross Wilson's Five Decades Of Cool, The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker, Josh White Jr, Patty Larkin and The Greencards.
The new names join the major artists announced in October which included:
Crowded House, Buddy Guy, Roger Hodgson from Supertramp, Gipsy Kings, Orquesta
Buena Vista Social Club®, Jeff Beck, Lyle Lovett, RocKwiz, Jimmy Barnes Plays the Rhythm & the Blues, Jessica Mauboy, The Swell Season, Newton Faulkner, Dr John & the Lower 911, Bèla Fleck's African Project Featuring Oumou Sangarè & band, Blue King Brown, Al Di Meola World Sinfonia, Gogol Bordello, Fat Freddy's Drop, Joe Bonamassa, Peter Green & friends, The Flatlanders, Avett Brothers, Justin Townes Earle, Renee Geyer, Colin Hay Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lil Band o' Gold, Brian Auger's Oblivion Express, AND Robert Gordon & the Gang They Couldn't Hang - featuring Chris Spedding (Roxy Music), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), and Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats).
As well as joining those in the very special November Jack Johnson announcement:
Jack Johnson, Donavon Frankenreiter, Ozomatli, Galactic, A.L.O (Animal Liberation Orchestra), Matt Costa, Zee Avi, and Neil Halstead.
Phew, how is that for a line up with major 21st party WOW factor?!?
Festival director Peter Noble said, "You can't have your 21st birthday party without having a line-up that is on par with your best ever bill – and we're overjoyed with how this one has come together! Our most loyal fans talk about 2004 and 2008 in hushed, reverent tones, and I think 2010 is right there or even better.
"Also without a doubt – this is our best BLUES bill ever now that we have the legends Taj Mahal and John Mayall joining the stunning Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Peter Green and Joe Bonamassa – my goodness!
"To delve into today's announcement: The wonderful John Mayall hasn't joined us since the second ever Bluesfest back in 1991! Taj Mahal is a Byron favourite that gets busier and busier every year, so who knows when we'll see him again? The Fray has had a #3 Australian chart album in 2009, and are massive with their cross-generational appeal and great songwriting. 10cc I saw 2 years ago and they blew everyone away as such a creative art-rock band, and I'm excited to say will precede Roger Hodgson from Supertramp as part of our classic rock show on the Sunday night! Rodriguez was a huge hit in 2007, and he's coming back to do his remarkable thing again we're excited to say. The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker are just unmissable live – a dazzling blend of old-school soul and 21st century funk. Folks, it's true – we can't wait for Easter to come!"
More room for camping in the Heart of Bluesfest!
Remember – Bluesfest 2009 was held at Belongil Fields and accommodated 1,800 campers. Bluesfest 2010 looks forward to welcoming patrons on its own land – and will accommodate approximately 6,500 campers! The very spacious and natural environment is right next to the festival grounds and will include a general store, showers and toilets.
The festival itself will feature more space, more music, more stalls, and more areas to chill out, but is all about keeping in the Bluesfest tradition, which is about creating an environmentally sound, peaceful, relaxed and happy home for everyone. Regular shuttle buses will be included to and from the festival into Byron Bay, Mullumbimby and surrounding towns.
More awards for Bluesfest
Yes our Bluesfest 21st event will be a MASSIVE party – but it will also be a RESPONSIBLE one. September 2009 again saw Bluesfest recognised as an international winner in The Greener Festival awards. This was for an impressive three years in a row, more than any other Australian festival - and a tribute to the event's ongoing and long-term commitment to environmental sustainability.

Bluesfest was also the first music festival to be nominated for a prestigious Australian Events Award. Bluesfest was nominated for the Best Cultural or Arts Event alongside the Sydney Festival 2009 and Adelaide Fringe 2009. The award eventually went to the 16th Biennale of Sydney. Bluesfest was also recently nominated as the Best Overseas Festival in the UK Festival Awards!

Unlike any other Australian event, Bluesfest has twice had the honour of being nominated as Best International Music Festival by US concert bible "Pollstar" in 2005 and 2006 alongside world renowned events such as Britain's Glastonbury and Switzerland's Montreux Jazz Festival. And closer to home, Bluesfest has twice won the prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Contemporary Music Festival in Australia, also in 2005 and 2006.
Tickets can be purchased by: Phoning the Bluesfest office on 02 6685 8310
or visiting the website at http://www.bluesfest.com.au/
Media information:
Gaynor Crawford 0409 250 510 gaynor@gaynorcrawford.com

28 November 2009

THE BLUES ROOM #202 The Blues of Sean Costello

THE BLUES ROOM #202 The Blues of Sean Costello
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1. Sean Costello - She Changed My Mind
2. Peter Green - Dust My Broom
3. Doc. John - Tipitia
4. Joe Bonamassa - You Upset Me
5. Sean Costello - Take Me Back
6. Sean Costello - Sail On
7. Sean Costello - Lovin Machine
8. Sean Costello - The Plumber
9. Sean Costello - Tell Me Baby
10. Sean Costello - Big Beaver
11. Sean Costello - Walking Blues
12. Sean Costello - Don't Be Wreckless With My Heart
13. Sean Costello - It Takes Time

The purpose of The Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research is to apply Sean's celebrity and the love of Sean's fans and fellow musicians to increase research for treatment of Bipolar Disorder, develop and support education for early diagnosis and intervention, and translate the human side of bipolar disorder and its severity to improve outcomes and resources, especially for those without insurance, targeting the musical community.

Please check the following links to learn about Sean and Bi-Polar Disorder. RIP Sean ... you rock man, thanks for blessing our lives!!!

About Sean Costello: http://www.seancostellofund.org/sean-costello.html
About the fund: http://www.seancostellofund.org/about-the-fund.html
Sean's music: http://www.seancostellofund.org/store.html
Landslide Records: http://www.landsliderecords.com/

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21 November 2009

THE BLUES ROOM#201 Blues From DownUnder

THE BLUES ROOM #201 - Blues DownUnder - 18 Nov 09

Blues from Australia, and good blues at that!!! Next week I'll spotlight some incredible blues from the late Sean Costello off a 2009 release, Sean's Blues.

1. Sean Costello - Call The Cops

2. Gerry Joe Weise - Long Train Blues
3. Gerry Joe Weise - Great Dividing Blues
4. Gerry Joe Weise - Dreamtime Shuffle

5. James T and the Tomahawks - Good Thing
6. James T and the Tomahawks - Dr. Cupid
7. James T and the Tomahawks - On The Road Again

8. Doc Span Blues - In Every Way
9. Doc Span Blues - Whose Been Talking
10. Sean Costello - All Your Love (I Miss Loving)

14 November 2009

The Blues Room#200 Blues Leaf Records

Wow! Episode 200, now thats cool. Plan on The |Blues Room being around for another 200+ episodes, woohoo this is a great Blues ride!

In this episode I feature blues from artists released on Blues Leaf Records in New Jersey, USA. There's some mighty fine blues here and its about time I did this spotlight, I've been meaning to for some time. Big Ups to my good friend Rick Lusher for faithfully sending me new Blues leaf releases, cheers buddy. OK, enuff said, enjoy.

1. Albert Castilia - He's Got All The Whiskey
2. Sandy Mack - Never Enuff Rockin
3. Anni Piper - Come In My Kitchen
4. Todd Wolfe Band - Come In My Kitchen
5. Paul Oscher and Steve Guyger - I'll Go Out Walking
6. Nicole Hart - Heart Trouble
7. Albert Castilia - Need Your Love So Bad
8. Sandy Mack - Boogie Now
9. Todd Wolfe Band - Stranger Blues
10. Anni Piper - Texas Hold Em

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13 November 2009

AThank You From Albert Castiglia Blues Blast Award for Song Of The Year

Albert Castiglia won the Blues Song Of The Year
at the Blues Blast Awards for "Bad Year Blues" at Buddy Guy's in
Chicago. Albert has asked me to thank all the DJ's for supporting
him, and providing an outlet for his music. It was a special night,
and was the first time Albert had played Buddy's in 13 years.
The last time being was when he was in the Junior Wells Band.
Earlier this year Albert was nominated for A Blues Music Award,
and won the Blues Critic Award for "Bad Year Blues". Albert
hopes to visit more areas in 2010, and meet you all. Look for a
new CD in 2010, I can tell you the best is still to come.




Albert performing "Big Toe" Thursday night at the Blues Blast Awards


"Bad Year Blues" Video


2009 Blues Blast Music Awards Winners

Best Contemporary Blues Recording

The Insomniacs - At Least I'm Not With You

Best Traditional Blues Recording

Various Artists - Chicago Blues: A Living History

Best Blues Song

Albert Castiglia - "Bad Year Blues"

Best Blues Band

Nick Moss and The Flip Tops

Best Male Artist

Elvin Bishop

Best Female Artist

Robin Rogers

Best New Artist Debut Recording

Chris James & Patrick Rynn - Stop & Think About It

Sean Costello Rising Star Award

Kilborn Alley Blues Band

2009 Nominees

Best Contemporary Blues Recording

Best Traditional Blues Recording

Best Blues Song

Best Blues Band

Best Male Artist

Best Female Artist

Sean Costello Rising Star Award

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31 October 2009

THEBLUESROOM#199 Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes - 04 Nov 09

THEBLUESROOM#199 Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes - 04 Nov 09
01. Buddy Guy - Whose Gonna Fill Those Shoes
02. Buddy Guy checks out Chess Records
03. Bo Diddley - Ooh Baby
04. Deanna Bogart - OK Ill play the blues
05. James Blood Ulmer - I want to be Loved
06. Candye Kane - When I Put the Blues On You
07. John Luke Logan - Love Me Like That
08. G-Love & Special Sauce - Honor And Harmony
09. Charlie Musselwhite, Sugar Ray Norcia, Billy Branch & James Cotton - Harp To Harp
10. Rory Gallagher - Last of the Independants
11. Laurie Morvan Band - Kickin Down Doors
12. Johnny Winter - You Keep Sayin' That You're Leavin'
13. Julien Kasper - The New Imperial

THEBLUESROOM#198 - A Rough Guide To The Blues

THEBLUESROOM#198 A Rough Guide To The Blues - 28 Oct 09

01. Mammie Smith - Crazy Blues
02. Blind Lemon Jefferson - Black Snake Moan
03. Charley Patton - Pony Blues
04. Memphis Minnie - Me and My Chauffer Blues
05. Robert Johnson - Crossroads
06. Blind Willie McTell – Broke Down Engine Blues
07. Big Bill Broonzy – Key To the Highway
08. Pete Johnson and Joe Turner – Rollin Pete
09. Muddy Waters – Mannish Boy
10. Buddy Guy talks about Muddy Waters
11. Howlin Wolf – Come Back Home
12. T-Bone Walker – Stormy Monday Blues
13. Arthur Big Boy Crudup - That’s Alright Mama
14. Elmore James – It Hurts Me Too
15. John Lee Hooker – Boom Boom
16. BB King – Ain’t Nobody Home
17. Sonny Boy Williamson with the Animals – Night Time is the Right Time
18. Buddy Guy – Try To Quit You Baby

24 October 2009

THEBLUESROOM#197 - Bluesin With Big Nate

THEBLUESROOM#197 - Bluesin With Big Nate - 21 Oct 09

Another free flowing blues session, this time with a few more new musical treats from Downunder (Australia): Doc Span Blues and Fiona Boyes, both some of my favorite Australian artists. I also spin a few tunes from new albums of NZ artists and a tune to start the whole dang thing off from Corey Harris, I play his reggae as well on my reggae show GO FEET! Radio.

01. Corey Harris - Blues
02. Doc Span Blues - For You My Love
03. Fiona Boyes - Howlin at Door
04. Blind Lemon Pledge - The Red Rooster
05. Julian Temple Band - Quiet Earth [NZ]
06. Royala - Me and You [NZ]
07. The Vaughan Brothers - Hard To Be
08. James Cotton - Down At My Buryin
09. Hammond Gamble - Whistling the Blues in the Rain [NZ]
10. The Dirty Aces - You Might Do Without Me
11. Hans Theesink - Bloodsucker Blues

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THEBLUESROOM#196 - Rockin With Fraser

THEBLUESROOM#196 - Rockin With Fraser - 14 Oct 09

Hamilton Blues Society committee member, Fraser, joins Nate in the Blues Room for a rockin good time. New to the Blues Room is the album from Irish rockers, The Strats. Dig it!!

01. The Strats - Standin' at the Station
02. John Lee Hooker - Dimples
03. Chain - Snatch It Back and Hold It
04. Peter Green - Stop Breaking Down Blues
05. Super Chicken - Crystal Ball Eyes
06. Cream - Spoonful
07. Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers
08. The Strats - Torpedo to Your Heart
09. The Thunderbirds - C-Boy's Blues
10. Roy Buchanan and Delbert McClinton - The Chockin Kind
11. Alberta Hunter - Darktown Strutters Ball
12. John Lee Hooker and Van Morrison - Don't Look Back

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10 October 2009

The Blues Room#195 Sean Chambers (Blues Rock Guitar)

The Blues Room - Sean Chambers - 07-10-9-09

1. Sean Chambers - In the Winter Time
2. Sean Chambers - Too Much Blues
3. Etta James - That's Alright
4. Cee Cee James - Roll Me Over
5. Keb Mo - She Just Wants To Dance
6. Sean Chambers - Brown Sugar
7. Sean Chambers - All the Kings Horses
8. Anni Pipper - Blues Before Sunrise
9. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign
10. Carlos del Junco - Heaven's Where You Dwell
11. Sean Chambers - Ten Till Midnight
12. Sean Chambers - You're Gonna Miss Me

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Episode #194 Rob Paparozzi


Rob Paparozzi - Etruscan Soul 30 SEPT 09

This is an amazing album by an amazing artist. Rob's vocals are gritty and on key, his harmonica playing is superb (both diatonic and chromatic), a must have album for all interested in harmonica, blues, soul and funk. Sorry Rob for my lousy pronunciation of your name etc.

1. Cream - Strange Brew
2. Rob Paparozzi - Strange Brew
3. Rob Paparozzi - Keep It Simple
4. Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Thank You Mr Poobah
5. Norton Buffalo - Shuffalo
6. Charlie McCoy - Fingertips
7. Dennis Gruenling - If You Were Mine
8. Rob Paparozzi - She's Too Good For Me
9. Rob Paparozzi - Love the One You're With
10. Rob Paparozzi - Ticket To Ride
11. Paul Butterfield - Nut Popper #1
12. Big Walter Horton - Have a Good Time
13. Kim Wilson - Lowdown
14. Rob Paparozzi - Body and Soul


7 October 2009

Sonny Boy Williamson II

Sonny Boy Williamson II
Bye Bye Bird

In this video we get to see the legendary Sonny Boy Williamson do an entire song solo, just him and his tin sandwich. This video is a lesson in what classic Blues harmonica is all about.

Here you get to see his famous trick of putting the harp IN his mouth and playing with no hands! WOW!

Born Alex "Rice" Miller, his performing and recording career is legend. Although his actual birth date is often a matter of dispute, his gravestone shows his birth date as March 11, 1908. He played with everyone from Robert Johnson, Robert Nighthawk, Robert Jr. Lockwood, and Elmore James and even with rock legends Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Robbie Robertson near the end of his career. He died in 1965 but his influence lives on today as harmonica players such as Rick Estrin can often be seen performing the no hands playing style in tribute to Sonny Boy.

All Music Guide has a detailed biography of Sonny Boy. They also have links to listen to samples of many of his songs there. CLICK HERE to see the the bio on their website.

To see this cool video on our website, click the play button below or click the photo above.


There is also a great website devoted to Sonny Boy at www.sonnyboy.com. There is a wealth of information about Sonny Boy's life there as well as a second version of this same song in an entirely different clip. Click Here to see that version.

For other videos on our website CLICK HERE.

The Blues Room on Community Radio Hamilton, New Zealand

12 September 2009

PLAYLIST: #191 The Desotos: Interview with Stuart McIntyre (bass)

Episode 191 - The Desotos - 9 September 2009

The Desotos were playing at Biddy Mulligan's at the same time my show went LIVE to air. I managed to call Stuart the bass player in between sets to catch up. Check out the interview plus new music from The Hexmen and Andy Cowan plus more! To learn all about The Desotos please
visit http://www.thedesotos.com and http://www.myspace.com/thedesotos

1. The Desotos - Lonely Star [NZ]
2. The Desotos - The Spirit [NZ]
3. Ruthie Foster - Thanks For The Joy
4. The Mannish Boys - Good Times
5. Buckwheat Zydeco - When The Levee Breaks
6. The Hexmen - Riding On The L & N
7. Andy Cowan - Hard Times
8. Jason Ricci - As Long As I Have You

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4 September 2009

PLAYLIST: #190 The Robert Cray Band's new album 'This Time'

Episode 190 - The Robert Cray Band - 02 September 2009

Robert Cray started playing guitar in his early teens. At Denbigh High School in Newport News, Virginia, his love of blues and soul music flourished as he started collecting records. By the age of twenty, Cray had seen his heroes Albert Collins, Freddie King and Muddy Waters in concert and decided to form his own band called Steakface; they began playing college towns on the West Coast. On his newest album 'This Time' he is joined by long time bassist and friend Richard Cousins as well as Jim Pugh (keyboard), and Tony Braunagel (drums) for some rock-blues-soul music thats bound to soothe and please.

For more information on the Robert Cray Band including official merchandise, upcoming tour dates and a list of gear, please visit http://www.robertcray.com/

1. The Robert Cray Band - Chicken In The Kitchen
2. Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
3. Ella Fitzgerald - In The Evening (when the sun goes down)
4. Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis - Caldonia
5. Kitty Daisy and Lewis - Going Up Country
6. The Robert Cray Band - To Be True
7. The Robert Cray Band - I Can't Fail
8. The Robert Cray Band - Love 2009
9. The Robert Cray Band - Trouble and Pain
10. Sammy Meyers - My Love Is Here To Stay
11. Magic Sam - All Your Love
12. John Lee Hooker - Boom Boom

28 August 2009

PLAYLIST#189, The Paul Garner Band

Episode 189 - The Paul Garner Band - 26 August 2009

Paul Garner has talent, loads of it! His band's new album (What ColourWill You See) is testament to that. Check out music from The PaulGarner Band in this episode of The Blues Room. Plus new music fromRobert Cray, Zakiya Hooker and The DeSotos.

Check http://www.paul-garner.com/ for where you can buy 'What Colour Will YouSee', band details, gig information and much more.

1. The Paul Garner Band - Mosquito Coil [NZ]
2. Zakiya Hooker - Cold Cold Feeling
3. The Robert Cray Band - That's What Keeps Me Rocking
4. The Desotos - Greedy Man [NZ]
5. The Paul Garner Band - I've Got My Mojo Working [NZ]
6. The Paul Garner Band - Guest House Blues [NZ]
7. The Paul Garner Band - Should Have Thought Twice [NZ]
8. The Paul Garner Band - Hoochie Coohie Man [NZ]

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24 August 2009

PLAYLIST #188, The Truth According To Ruthie Foster

Episode 188 - The Truth According To Ruthie Foster - 19 August 2009

I spotlight some new music from Ruthie Foster from her album The Truth According To Ruthie Foster (2009). As well we get to hear an interview with Ruthie conducted by fellow DJ and Blues Fan, Anthony of Red Hot and Cool in Byron Bay, while at the Blues and Roots Music Festival aka BluesFest, Byron Bay 2009. And if you're in NZ and want a couple of days fulla blues then check out the Waiheke Winter Blues Fest - thanks Katy for filling us in on air!

1. Ruthie Foster - Stone Love
2. Billy TK Junior - Cocaine [NZ]
3. Billy Jones - Crystal
4. Katy Soljack Interview [NZ] (background, Busking Blues)
5. Anthony interviews Ruthie Foster, BluesFest, Byron Bay 2009
6. Ruthie Foster - Truth
7. Ruthie Foster - Tears of Pain
8. The Jukes - Someday Baby [NZ]
9. Paul Garner Band - Smooth Operator [NZ]
10. Ruthie Foster - Thanks For The Joy

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The Blues Room on Community Radio Hamilton, New Zealand

Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan featuring Tony Painting and the Power band


Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan featuring Tony Painting and the Power band

Venue: Kings Arms - 59 France Street Auckland City

Date: 2nd September

Time: Doors open 8pm, show starts 8:30pm

Tickets are $10 and are available through Real Groovy Auckland or www.undertheradar.co.nz and at the door on the night

REASONING BEHIND THE GIG - The anniversary of the death of Stevie Ray Vaughan is on the 27th of August. The date chosen is within a day of a memorial held for Stevie in his hometown.

Tune into The Blues Room to WIN FREE TICKETS!!!

17 August 2009

PLAYLIST: #187 - Zakiya Hooker: Keeping It Real - 12 August 2009

Episode 187 - Zakiya Hooker: Keeping It Real - 12 August 2009

Featured artist is Zakiya Hooker, daughter of the late great blues icon John Lee Hooker.Zakiya is a regal combination of sass and soul. Her new album 'Keeping It Real' is adefining contribution to her legacy as a woman singing the blues. http://www.myspace.com/boogiewiththehookinc

1. Zakiya Hooker - Hug U Kiss U
2. Jimmy Warren - Ride Side Of Town
3. Motor City Josh - Sittin On Top Off The World
4. Ted Shumate Blues Band - Empty Without You
5. Zakiya Hooker - Rock These Blues Away
6. Zakiya Hooker - One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer
7. Zakiya Hooker - Love Foreclosure
8. Gary Primich - Dallas Texas
9. Dennis Gruenling - Teenage Beat
10. Kenny Neal - Louisiana Stew
11. Fabulous Thunderbirds - Pocket Rocket
12. Houston Stackhouse - Cool Drink Of Water

The Blues Room on Community Radio Hamilton, New Zealand

10 August 2009

THE BLUES ROOM: Episode 186 - Face The Blues

Episode 186 - Face The Blues - 5 August 2009

1. Motor City Josh with Jason Ricci - Spoonful
2. Motor City Josh with Jason Ricci - Built for Comfort
3. Motor City Josh with Jason Ricci - Wang Dang Doodle
4. Koko Taylor - Piece of Man
5. The Blue Blazers - You Got Me Dizzy
6. Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers - Shoe String
7. Omar Kent Dykes - No More Doggin'
8. Louisiana Red and Little Victor's Juke Joint - I Come From Louisiana
9. Stacia Petrie - Face The Blues
10. Motor City Women - Watch What You're Doing
11. Shakura S'Aida - Getting Along Alright
12. Fiona Boyes - Howlin At Door
13. Fabulous Thunderbirds - Rich Woman
14. Eddy 'The Chief' Clearwater - Do Unto Others

The Blues Room on Community Radio Hamilton, New Zealand

16 July 2009

Yellow Dog Records : Fiona Boyes, Mary Flower

Blues Music for free download by Radio hosts!

Yellow Dog Records, home to innovative and award-winning new interpretations of Blues, Jazz, Soul, and Americana styles by established and emerging artists, is expanding its radio outreach through the wonders of technology. We've made our entire catalog available through Airplay Direct to download free, for you to broadcast on your terrestrial radio show, internet stream, or music podcast.

If you'd like to get music, please visit our page on Airplay Direct and if you aren't already a member, visit the "Register" link at top to join (participation is free for radio hosts). Then visit the individual album links at the bottom of our profile page to download any album from our catalog!

New album - Fiona Boyes "Blues Woman"

Fiona Boyes - Blues WomanOur newest album, just released to radio, is Blues Woman, the new studio/contemporary blues album from guitarist/vocalist Fiona Boyes.

Recorded in Austin TX, with a full band including special guests Marcia Ball, Pinetop Perkins, and Watermelon Slim,
Blues Woman manifests the soulful, authoritative style of this native Australian and three-time Blues Music Award nominee to full effect. Its 15 songs run a rollicking trip through the contemporary blues landscape — from Chicago to Texas to Mississippi's hill country and the Delta, all evocatively conjured by Boyes' and producer Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff's true-to-the-bone arrangements.

Click the album cover to visit this album's page on Airplay Direct for download!

New album - Mary Flower "Bridges"

Mary Flower - BridgesOur previous release, from earlier this year, is Bridges by acoustic folk/blues guitarist Mary Flower.

Nominated "Acoustic Artist of the Year" in the 2008 Blues Music Awards and with two top-three finishes in the National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship to her credit, Mary Flower is a highly respected and world-renowned singer/guitarist who boasts more stylistic diversity than just about any other artist currently recording under the "acoustic blues" banner.

Bridges brings together influences from a myriad of roots music genres, blending acoustic blues, ragtime, jazz, and old-time gospel music into a unique whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. With a passel of musical guests including Tim O'Brien and Tony Furtado, the resulting album combines the smoothness of Bonnie Raitt with the whimsical vaudevillian charisma of Leon Redbone and the early jazz inflections of artists like Fats Waller and Jelly Roll Morton.

Click the album cover to visit this album's page on Airplay Direct for download!

Other Notes for International hosts

If you are in Australia: Selected titles are represented in Australia by Only Blues Music. Please direct your listeners to Only Blues if they would like to obtain local copies of our titles! John Ward of Only Blues may also be able to help you with additional promotion needs.

If you are in Benelux: Our catalog is represented in Benelux by Blues Promotion. Please direct your listeners to Blues Promotion if they would like to obtain local copies of our titles! Luc Ghyselen of Blues Promotion may also be able to help you with additional promotion needs.

If you are in France: We generally send physical copies of our releases to Francis Rateau of the Collectif des Radios Blues for redistribution to CRB members. If you are a member of CRB, Francis Rateau may be able to help you with additional promotion needs.

If you are in Japan: Selected titles (including Mary Flower's Bridges) are represented in Japan by Buffalo Records, and other selected titles (including Fiona Boyes' Blues Woman) are represented in Japan by BSMF Records. Please direct your listeners to Buffalo or BSMF if they would like to obtain local copies of our titles! Doug Allsopp of Buffalo Records or Masato Nishimura of BSMF Records may also be able to help you with additional promotion needs.

Of course, listeners may also purchase copies direct from Yellow Dog Records, or from iTunes or Amazon.

About Yellow Dog Records

Based in Memphis, TN, Yellow Dog Records was founded in 2002 with the goal of cultivating the American musical heritage. The label features artists who emphasize innovative approaches to authentic American musical roots traditions - Blues, Jazz, Soul, and Americana styles. By providing support for recording, production, promotion and distribution, Yellow Dog Records brings this vital music to new and wider audiences. For more information and to hear sound samples, please visit http://www.yellowdogrecords.com/.


Contact: Michael Powers 901-452-4087 radio@yellowdogrecords.com
Photos and Electronic press kit: http://www.yellowdogrecords.com/presskits/

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