25 November 2011

The Blues Room # 305 Drunk with the Blues

This ones for all you alcohol drinking Mamas and Papas! Cheers!

The Blues Room # 305, 23 November 2011

1. Fiona Boyes - Drink To Your Health

2. The Homemade Jamz Blues Band - Alcoholic Woman

3. Albert Collins - I Ain't Drunk

4. Gino - Drinking Straight Ta-Key-La

5. Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women - Sloppy Drunk

6. Willie Big Eyes Smith - Sittin Here Drinking

7. Tommy Tucker - Drunk

8. Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets - I Done Quit Getting Sloppy Drunk

9. Bessie Smith - Gimmie a Pig Foot and a Bottle of Beer

10. Bryan Lee - When I Been Drinking

11. Arsen Shomakhov - When I Get Drunk

12. David Philips - When I'm Drunk

13. Aretha Franklin - Drinking Again

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18 November 2011

The Blues Room # 304

2120 South Michigan Avenue, home of Chicago’s Chess Records, may be the most important address in the bloodline of the blues and rock ‘n’ roll. That address – immortalized in the Rolling Stones’ like-named instrumental recorded at an epochal session at Chess in June 1964 and included on the band’s album 12 X 5 – serves as the title to George Thorogood’s electrifying Capitol/EMI salute to the Chess label and its immortal artists.

Thorogood has been essaying the Chess repertoire since his 1977 debut album, which included songs by Elmore James and Bo Diddley that originated on the label. He has cut 18 Chess covers over the years; three appeared on his last studio release, 2009’s The Dirty Dozen.
On 2120 South Michigan Avenue, he offers a full-length homage to the label that bred his style with interpretations of 10 Chess classics. The album also includes original tributes to the Windy City and Chess’ crucial songwriter-producer-bassist Willie Dixon, penned by Thorogood, producer Tom Hambridge, and Richard Fleming, plus a crankedup version of the Stones’ titular instrumental.

Produced by Tom Hambridge, three time Grammy nominee, 2010 Grammy winner the album also includes featured guests Buddy Guy and Charlie Musselwhite, also both 2010 Grammy winners!….this is the album George Thorogood was born to make!

The Blues Room, 16 November 2011

1. The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Horsin' Around
2. The Flaming Mudcats - Champagne, Diamonds, and a Fast Car [NZ]
3. The M.O.B (Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler, Johny Lang, John McVie) - Sharp Dressed Man
4. George Thorogood and the Destroyers - Going Back
5. George Thorogood and the Destroyers - My Babe
6. George Thorogood and the Destroyers - 2120 South Michigan Avenue
7. George Thorogood and the Destroyers - Two Trains Running (Still A Fool)
8. George Thorogood and the Destroyers - Willie Dixon's Gone
9. Rod Piazza and the All Mighty Flyers - Con-Vo-Looted

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10 November 2011

The Blues Room # 303 More Harmonica Hotshots

If you have been following The Blues Room you'll know I dig harmonica, I mean like, really dig it! So heres some 'more' harmonica hotshots for your ears and soul with a special spotlight on a real cool cat by the name of Brandon Santini.

Raised in North Carolina, Brandon relocated to Memphis in 2003 where he began to absorb the sounds and culture of the Delta and north Mississippi Hill Country, honing his craft night after night, sweating it out in local Beale Street clubs just like Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, & B.B. King. Check his music out, go buy some of it, see him play live, watch his youtube flicks and spread the word that this cat means business, Brandon Santini is a harmonica hotshot!

The Blues Room # 303, 9 November 2011
1. Craig Bracken - Want My Money Back [NZ]

2. Sugar Ray and the Bluetones - XO

3. Sonny Boy Williamson - The Loneliest Man

4. Blues Etilicos - Kansas City

5. Carlos del Junco - Mashed Potato Canada

6. Charlie Musselwhite and James Cotton - If I Should Have Bad Luck

7. Cyndi Lauper feat. Charlie Musselwhite - Just Your Fool

8. Brandon Santini - You Ruined Poor Me

9. Brandon Santini - Tomcattin' < HOT!

10. Brandon Santini - Evil Woman

11. Brandon Santini - Ida Lee

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3 November 2011

The Blues Room # 302

In this episode we are honoured to have in the studio, Hamilton musician, Max MacDonald and his mokopuna Lakeisha along with President of HBS, Tony Kaye. Max talks about his new EP which is out now and Tony fills us in on all the Blues happenings coming up in November, and what a lot of Blues happenings there are coming up too!!! Check Max's website for updates on what he's doing with the harmonica and check HBS's website for all the details on the upcoming gigs.

Then I interview Paul Wilson via the phone, Paul is the keyboardist for the Blues Buffet band.

Wanganui based R & B band, The Blues Buffet, incorporates a mix of popular and original compositions, putting on a never-stop, dance party featuring the styles and music of luminaries like Lucky Peterson, Eric Clapton, The Steve Miller Band, The Isley Bros, Johnny Winter, Little Charlie and the Nightcats and The Rolling Stones. They recorded their first CD last year called “Appetiser” with a second in the can.

The band has appeared in Blues, Brews and BBQs in Tauranga, and Jazz and Blues Festivals in Tauranga, Bay of Islands, Church Road, Manawhatu and the Hawkes Bay. Be warned, you won’t sit still when this band hits town.

Featuring: Fred Loveridge, Lead Guitar and vocals: Paul Wilson, Keyboards and vocals; Murray Loveridge, Bass and vocals and Nigel Bateman, Drums and vocals.

The Blues Room # 302, 2 November 2011
1. The Blues Buffet - Blues Is My Business [NZ]
2. Max MacDonald - The Bluesman
3. Max MacDonald - Love the Blues
4. Jimmy Vaughan - Its Been A Long Time
5. The Blues Buffet - Too Nice, Too Long
6. The Blues Buffet with Neil Billington - Slipstream
7. The Blues Buffet - Cold Turkey for Christmas
8. Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots - Don't Doubt It 'ce est bon'
Bonus Track
Albert Collins - Honey Hush

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