24 May 2010

The Blues Room#226 Johnny Stash Band LIVE in the Studio

The Blues Room presents ...
Johnny Stash Band LIVE
Episode 226, 19 May 2010

I love having this local Hamilton band 'Johnny Stash' in the studio with me. They fill the whole place with not only their own good looking selves but with good sounding tunes! They have a new album out now called "Rum, Rockabilly and the Stash" so go get ya self a copy.
The sound quality of the download is not always the best but I'm sure you'll get an idea of just how much this band can rock when they start to roll!

1. Johnny Stash - Fool She Can Bear [NZ]
2. Johnny Stash - No Excuse [NZ]
3. Johnny Stash - Back of the Line [NZ]
4. Johnny Cash - Man Comes Round
5. Johnny Stash - Long Black Train [NZ]
6. Johnny Stash - Wellington [NZ]
7. Johnny Stash - Do or Don't [NZ]
8. Jimmy Reed - Bright Lights, Big City
9. Johnny Stash - Cut Me Some Slack [NZ]
10. Johnny Stash - Te Rapa Straight [NZ]
11. Johnny Stash - Love Has a Way [NZ]


20 May 2010

The Blues Room#225 More NZ Music for NZ Music Month 2010

The Blues Room presents ...
More NZ Music for NZ Music Month 2010
Epsiode#225, 12 May 2010

1.Mike Garner and Paul Garner - Tellin' You 'Bout It [NZ]
2. Stringbean - Ride (BluesLeaf Records)
3. Johnny Charles - Metro City (BluesLeaf Records)
4. Kokomo - Highway 61 Revisited [NZ]
5. Pink Champagne - Stray Cat Strut [NZ]
6. Johnny Croot - Big Time Lover [NZ]
7. Darcy Perry Band - Phoenix [NZ]
8. Midge Marsden and Bullfrog Rata - Diggin [NZ]
9. Hammond Gamble - It's My Own Fault [NZ]
10. Darren Watson - Love Ain't No Game [NZ]
11. Brown Sugar - Pride and Joy [NZ]


13 May 2010

The Blues Room # 224

The Blues Room presents ...
NZ Music Month, Wk1 - Interview with David Shearer (Sponsor)
Episode#224, 5 May 2010

Shearers Music Works

1. Hansome Giants - I'm Ready [NZ]
2. The Bar Fly - The Blues [NZ]
3. Mike Garner - Death Letter Blues [NZ]
4. Riverhead Slide - Riverhead Slidin Blues [NZ]
5. Moondog Blues - Out Of Air [NZ]
6. Tony Martin and Heather Honey - Steam Roller Blues [NZ]
7. Blue Smoke - Rock Me Baby [NZ]
8. B Side Band - Sittin In The Rain [NZ]
9. Hot Club Sandwich - I Don't Recognise This Neighbourhood [NZ]
10. King Leo and the Growling Dogs - Baby Don't Wanna [NZ]
11. Shades of Blues - Lucillie [NZ]
12. Windy City Struuglers - Someday Baby [NZ]

2 May 2010

The Blues Room# 223 Delta Goove Music PLUS Alligator Records

The Blues Room presents ...
Delta Groove Music PLUS Alligator Records
Episode # 223, 28 April 2010

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Delta Groove Productions is a labor of love, and culmination of a lifelong obsession with blues and roots music on the part of celebrated producer and successful entrepreneur Rand Chortkoff. Each project is undertaken with the idea that quality speaks for itself, so the utmost care is given to every detail, from A&R to production to packaging to promotion - but first and foremost, the performances. Delta Groove is all about the music. Without great performers and great performances, nothing else matters.

The creative force behind the music arm of Delta Groove Productions is Randy Chortkoff, a veteran producer of blues and roots recordings and a talented musician in his own right. Beginning in the 1980s, Chortkoff first honed his studio skills working with his own band, The Dirt Cheap Blues Band (which also featured future blues heavy-hitters Debbie Davies and Alex Shultz) before taking the plunge into independent record production by recording blues legend Billy Boy Arnold. These master tapes were leased by the world's largest independent blues label, the prestigious Alligator Records, and were released as Arnold's highly acclaimed 'comeback' release "Back Where I Belong" in the early 1990s.

Over the next several years Chortkoff produced his own sessions featuring a number of prominent blues artists, including the late King Ernest, powerhouse vocalist Finis Tasby, and others, leasing them to major blues labels in the US and in Europe. Finally deciding to reap the fruits of his own labors, Chortkoff has created the Delta Groove Productions record label.

In a relatively short period of time, Delta Groove has already made a BIG splash in the roots and blues music industry, with world-wide radio airplay, glowing reviews in both the specialist and general press, and this year has garnered an impressive 9 Blues Music Awards nominations, the equivalent of a Grammy in the blues music world. Delta Groove Productions has quickly earned a well-deserved reputation as the leader in roots and blues music, and the best is yet to come.

Back in 1971, Bruce Iglauer, a 23-year-old blues fan, used his meager savings to record and produce his favorite band, Hound Dog Taylor & the HouseRockers. Following his heart, he quit his day job with Delmark Records and began promoting Hound Dog Taylor and his new record company full-time. Over 30 years later, that company, Alligator Records, is home to some of the world's premier blues and roots rock talent and is regarded by fans and the media alike as the top contemporary blues record label in the world.

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The Blues Room #222 John Mayall Talks about British Blues Beginings

The Blues Room presents ...
More John Mayall snippets - Birth of British Blues
Epiosde#222, 14 April 2010

1. Nasty Ned - Lonely Loaded Pistol
2. Johnny Charles - The King Shuffle
3. Mike Morgan and the The Crawl feat. Lee McBee - Big D Shuffle
4. Tommy Keys - The Hadacol Bounce
5. Campion Jack Dupree - Junkers Blues
6. Lurie Bell - Reconsider Baby
7. Willie Kent - Something New
8. Snooks Eaglin with Sam Myers and Anson Funderburgh - Boombastic
Interview Snippets with John Mayall (Thanks to YearOfTheBlues.com)
a. Jeff Healey and the Jazz Wizards feat. Chris Barber - Buggle Call Rag
b. Alex Korner - Everything She Needs
c. Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis - Boogie Woogie Prayer
d. Howling Wolf - Cadilac Daddy
e. Big Bill Broonzy - Big Bill Blues
f. Big Bill Broonzy - Its a Low Down Dirty Shame
g. Yardbirds - Jeff's Blues
h. John Mayall's Bluesbreakers - Someday After a While
i. John Mayall's Bluesbreakers - All Your Love
j. Otis Rush - It's My Own Fault Baby
9. Rod Piazza with Rick LA Holmes - The Floater

The Blues Room#221 The Blues Room Interview With John Mayall

The Blues Room presents ...
The Blues Room Interview With John Mayall
Episode#221, 07 April 2010

1. Dr John - Dream Warrior
2. Paul Ubana Jones - Freight Train (NZ)
3. Fredie King with Eric Clapton - Sugar Mama
4. Albert King - Cold Women with Warm Hearts
5. BB King - The Thrill is Gone
John Maydon interviews John Mayall
6. Otis Rush - All My Love
7. Albert Ammons, Pete John and Meade Lux Lewis - Boogie Woogie Prayer
8. Howling Wolf - The Back Door Wolf
9. John Mayall's Bluesbreakers - Steppin Out
10. John Mayall - Tough Times Ahead
11. Jimi Hendrix - Red House Blues
12. John Mayall - How Far Down

The Blues Room#220 Right Place, Wrong Time

The Blues Room presents ...
Right Place, Wrong Time
Episode#220, 31 March 2010
1. Buddy Guy - Mary had a little lamb
2. Taj Mahal - Queen Bee
3. Dr John - Right Place, Wrong Time
4. Paul Ubana Jones - High Rollin Man
5. Harmonica Playboy and the Midnight Movers - Instrumental
6. William Clarke - Trying to Stretch My Money
7. John Mayall and the BluesBreakers - All My Love
8. Otis Rush - It's My Own Fault
9. Omar Kent Dykes feat. James Cotton - Big Town Playboy
10. John Mayall - An Eye for an Eye
11. Dr John feat. Eric Clapton - Stripped Away