25 July 2013

K is for the KINGS of the Blues [#392]

K is for the KINGS of the Blues! The three kings most often spoken about include Albert King, BB King, and Freddie King. However, I'd like to add a few more Blues Kings of noteworthy success: Earl King and King Curtis. It was so cool seeing Albert King inducted into the Rock n Roll hall of fame by John Mayer earlier this year (May 2013). He so deserves to be there. I hope you enjoy this royal lineup of Blues Kings!

Episode 392, 24 July 2013

1. The Hollywood Fats Band - Hideaway
2. Albert King - I'll Play The Blues For You
3. John Mayer inducts Albert King into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, 2013
4. Albert King - Blues Power
5. Buddy Guy with BB King - Stay Around A Little Longer
6. BB King - My Love Is Down
7. Freddie King - Have You Ever Loved A Woman
8. King Curtis - Hideaway
9. Jimi Hendrix - Come On (Part 1)
10. Earl King - Come On (Parts 1 and 2)

Download link for this episode: 392

18 July 2013

J is for Jump Blues featuring Big Si of The Southern Diplomats

Episode 391, 17 July 2013

Simon Crowfoot aka Big Si (bassist/singer/song writer) of The Southern Diplomats joins Nate in the studio tonight to talk all about his band playing at the upcoming Dinner at the Jukebox Diner this Saturday 20th July. If you're in or around Hamilton city this Saturday you won't want to miss this first-time event. Plus you can get half price entry into the Classics Car Museum too. For more details please visit the Diner's facebook page. Big Si and Nate spin loads of good music including jump blues, rockabilly, swing and blues through-out the episode. See you at the Jukebox diner on Saturday!

1. Joe Houston - Flying Home
2. Jackie Brenston - Rocket 88
3. Wynonie Harris - Mr Blues Is Coming To Town
4. Big Joe Turner - Doggin The Blues (Low Dog Blues)
5. Wynonie Harris - Good Rockin Tonight
6. Cal Davis - San Quentin Bait
7. Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers - Walk Right In, Walk Right Out
8. Cash Box Kings - Oscar S Jump
9. Candye Kane feat Laura Chavez - Coming Out Swingin'
10. Magic Dick & Jay Geils - The Jumpin Blues
11. Mr Sad Head - Butcher Boy
12. Big Kitty - Trying To Forget You

Download link for this episode: 391

13 July 2013

I is for Instrumentals [#390]

Episode 390, 10 July 2013

We who love the blues will know good blues instrumentals when we hear them, and whats more, we never forget them either! Theres something about a good blues instrumental that makes it stand out above the rest. The really good ones have you humming along! Well heres some blues instrumentals that you may have heard of or not have heard of, hope you like them. Let us know what your favourite blues instrumentals are? Post your comments below. Enjoy!

1. James Cotton - Hucklebuck
2. Robert Randolph Presents The Slide Brothers - Wade in the water
3. Bob Brozman and Schnapka - Calcutta Blues
4. Pinetop Perkins - Relaxin'
5. Charles Brown - Driftin' Blues
6. Little Walter - Quarter To Twelve
7. Charles 'Big Daddy' Stallings feat. Steve Levine and Anthony 'Swamp Dog' Clark - Levine Boogie
8. Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters - Blues for Hubert Sumlin
9. Del Thomas - NZ Blues
10. William Clarke & The Night Owls with Zach Zunis - 7-11 Cocktail
11. Booker T. Jones Feat. Ted Jones - Father Son Blues
12. Trickbag - Hot and Heavy

Download link for this episode: 390

5 July 2013

More Harmonica Scorchers! [#390]

Episode 390, 3 July 2013

Theres no way in hell or heaven that I can do justice to the world of blues harmonica in a couple of hour episodes of blues radio but hopefully you enjoy this small selection of more scorching harmonica tunes. more to come in future show but let's more on from here with the ABC's of Blues series, next up we have the letter I ... I is for Instrumentals! Oh yeah, and thats my two sons in the picture above, with MY harmonicas I might add, haha!

1. James Cotton - Bonnie Blues
2. RJ Mischo - Not Your Good Man
3. The Flaming Mudcats (harp: Craig Bracken) - Big City Mama [NZ]
4. Hot Club Sandwich (harp: Neil Billington) - I Like It Like That [NZ]
5. King Leo and the Growling Dogs - Down The Nui [NZ]
6. Brendon Power - Onion Blues [NZ]
7. Ronnie Shellist - Shoes
8. Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones (harp: Dennis Gruenling) - Bella's Boogie
9. Rob Paparozzi - Peg O Heart
10. Rob Paparozzi - Peg
11. Big Walter Horton and Charlie Musselwhite - Rockin' My Boogie
12. The Red Devils (harp: lester Butler) - Quarter To Twelve 
13. Brownie McGhee with Sugar Blue - Blues Had A Baby

Download link for this episode: 390