28 September 2013

Big Si & Ms Tittle Tattle in the Studio : Red Hot Rockabilly Tease-O-Rama [#401]

Altitude Nightclub will be come alive in a flurry of glitter, leopard print and undulating hips on Saturday 28th September. Bombshell Burlesque and The Rock n Roll Circus are teaming up to bring you a fiery show that is sure to set your loins ablaze – Red Hot Rockabilly Tease-O-Rama as part of the Hamilton Fringe Festival 2013!

Ms Tittle Tattle & Big Si (what a gorgeous couple!)
Featuring some of the North Island’s finest burlesque beauties, rising stars, live music and a sultry songstress, this is a night you won’t forget. Join us as we transform Altitude into a 1950’s frolic pad. Be mesmerized as the burlesque entertainers serve up some delightful performances to the legendary live band The Recliner Rockers supported by The Southern Diplomats and let your feet do the talking as you dance the night away to the infectious sounds of DJ Briggsy.

The Southern Diplomats

This is going to be an action packed, vivacious show. Be sure to drag out your best rockabilly outfits and get carried away by the Rock n Roll era!

Bi Si (Simon Crowfoot) and Ms Tittle Tattle (Michelle Parish - event organizer) join me in the studio to talk all about Red Hot Rockabilly Teas-O-Rama and they select some fine rockabilly music for the playlist too! Enjoy!

Episode #401, 26 September 2013
1. The Paladins - Going To The city
2. JD McPherson - Dime For Nickles
3. Curtis Gordon - Draggin'
4. The Collins Kids - Whistle Bait
5. Joe Clay - Ducktails
6. Ronnie Dawson - Rockin Bones
7. Ray Harris - Come On Little Mama
8. Johnny Burnette - Train Kept A Rocking
9. Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys - I Can't Believe I'm Saying This
10. Ray Hall - Three Alley Cats
11. Lew Williams - Cat Talk
12. Curtis Gordon - Mobile Alabama

Download link for this episode: 401

Gef Fitzi of The Recliner Rockers

20 September 2013

The Blues Room Reaches Its 400th Episode!

Episode 400, 18 September 2013

About 8 years ago I started The Blues Room with a passion to help keep the blues alive. 400 episodes later I still have the passion and I can say the blues most certainly is alive and well in Hamilton, New Zealand. Hosting a weekly radio show (or in my case 2 weekly shows!) comes with its challenges but it also has its rewards. Its been a mission getting myself organized and up into the Free FM studio by 8.45pm each Wednesday but to have someone text or phone the studio to ask, 'wow, who's that you're playing?' or to have someone let me know they appreciate turning on the radio to hear blues music has made it all worthwhile. 

I've met some truly awesome people along this journey, too many to thank all at once here but I couldn't have done it without them. Free FM 89.0 has been excellent in allowing me to broadcast my show, Phil Grey the manager has given me full support as have his team of staff. Many local musicians and overseas acts have provided their support and music, some have paid a visit to The Blues Room whether in person or via the phone by way of an interview, like Thomas Oliver in this episode. Darcy Perry has believed in me and been a blues mentor along the way. To all the blues lovers and listeners who have kept me going week in week out to bring you a weekly serving of fresh, cool blues, I just want to say thank you, thank you very very much!!
Heres to another 400 episodes!

1. JD McPhearson - I Can't Complain
2. Tab Benoit - Matchbox Blues
3. Taj Mahal - Built For Comfort
4. Buddy Guy - I Came Up Hard
5. Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite - She Got Kick
6. Big Morganfield - Moneys Getting Cheaper
7. The Hillbilly Moon Explosion
8. Thomas Oliver - Coming Back To Life [NZ]
9. Thomas Oliver - The Moment [NZ]
10. Thomas Oliver - Jurassic Park Theme [NZ]
11. Thomas Oliver - Let It Not Be Lost [NZ]
12. Darcy Perry - Blues On Broadbeach [NZ]
13. Walter Trout - Pain In The Streets

Download link for this episode: 400!!

Free Download From Dave Riley and Bob Corritore (VizzTone Music)


Dave Riley and Bob Corritore
Hush Your Fuss!
VizzTone Music 

This is contemporary juke-joint blues, performed by modern masters. The "Mississippi meets Chicago" blues partnership of singer/guitarist Dave Riley and award-winning Chicago blues harmonica player Bob Corritore have toured extensively in the USA, Europe and South America. HUSH YOUR FUSS!, their third CD together, is a real down-home blues throw-down, featuring rootsy, old-school storytelling blues that puts you in rural Mississippi by way of Chicago, all in the well-honed style of Dave Riley and Bob Corritore.

14 September 2013

N is for NEW 2013 Releases [#399]

I get many CDs and tunes posted or emailed to me and I appreciate them all! Theres some fine blues being played by both the famous and the unknown and I just wanted to acknowledge some of the rock-blues tunes sent to me recently, so here tis! 
Next week is our 400th episode and I have a big blues package for someone to win so stay tuned!!

The Blues Room, Episode 399, 11 September 2013

1. Mark Cook - One Step Closer
2. Gary US Bonds - Thats My Story
3. Tommy Keys - Life Is Too Short
4. JP Blues - Keep On Walking
5. Todd Wolfe Band - Locket Full Of Blues
6. The Kendall Wall Band - Just One More Time
7. Boz Scaggs - You Got Me Cryin
8. Mister S - Strangers Grave [NZ]
10. Buddy Guy - Too Dam Bad

Download link for this episode: 399

5 September 2013

Darcy Perry: Blue September 2013 [#398]

My good friend Darcy Perry is in the studio with me to talk about Blue September - a prostate cancer awareness campaign - and about his new album called, Eleven Long Years. Darcy is releasing his entire back catalogue, including two previously unreleased live albums along with his new album thats been five years in the making. Albums will be available for pre-sale from August 23. The release date is Friday, September 6, with digital download/streaming on iTunes, Amazon, Amplifier, Deezer, Google Play, Rdio and Spotify. All proceeds from album sales go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Darcy has lost a father-in-law, a friend, and grandfather to cancer.

“It’s about getting the message out there that it’s OK to go to the doctor. Prostate cancer kills more than 550 men in New Zealand every year. Thousands more are diagnosed – many of them far too late. By going and getting a check-up from the age of 40, you are not only taking responsibility for your own health, you are also ensuring we have communities with more dads, sons, brothers and grandfathers.”

The show starts with an appropriate tune by Muddy Water's son, Mud Morganfield called Health. The message Mud delivers in this song has so much relevance for men today. Listen up! Plus we hear some NEW! tunes off Darcy's newest album, Eleven Long Years. Enjoy!

Episode 398, 4 September 2013

1. Mud Morganfield - Health
2. Fathead - first class Riff Raff
3. Darcy Perry - Walk In The Sun ...NEW!
4. Darcy Perry - We're Going To Get There ...NEW!
5. Darcy Perry - Thursday Blues ...NEW!
6. Darcy Perry - Shine On ...NEW!
7. John Mayer - Call Me The Breeze
8. Darcy Perry - Blues For Earl ...NEW!

Download link for this episode: 398