25 October 2013

R is for Robert's Songs [#405]

Episode 405, 23 October 2013
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R is for Robert's songs. We all know at least one Robert Johnson songs but no doubt have many favorites. And there will always be one of his songs covered at a blues jam somewhere around the world. So heres a tribute to Robert Johnson, a collection of well covered songs by some great bands. Enjoy!

1. Carlos del Junco - Heaven's Where You'll Dwell
2. Joe Bonamassa - Walking Blues
3. Albert Castiglia & Graham Wood Drout - Sweet Home Chicago
4. Eric Clapton with Wynton Marsalis -Forty-Four
5. Luther Allison - Sweet Home Chicago
6. The Juke Joint Pimps - Dust My Broom
7. Left Lane Cruiser & James Leg - Ramblin On My Mind
8. Carey Bell and Robert Lockwood Junior - I'm A Steady Rollin' Man
9. Eddie Taylor Jr. - Stop Breakin Down
10. Paul Black And The Flip Kings - Dead Shrimp Blues
11. John Hammond - Phonograph Blues
12. Peri Kohu with Nate Taiapa - Walking Blues

19 October 2013

Q is for Queens of Blues and Rockabilly [#404]

Episode 404, 16 October 2013
Download link for this episode: 404

This week I feature music by *some* of the QUEENS of blues and Rockabilly. And my special guests are Michelle aka Miss Tittletattle and Big Si who talk all about the Atomic Market/Festival thats happening this weekend at The Jukebox Diner/Classic Car Museum in Hamilton, NZ. Enjoy!

1. Kitty Daisy and Lewis - I'm Going Back
2. Wanda Jackson - Baby Loves Him
3. Sparkle Moore - Rock-A-Bop
4. Candye Kane - Coming Out Swinging
5. Tedeschi Trucks Band - Part Of Me
6. Etta James - W-O-M-A-N
7. Ann Cole - I Got My Mojo Working
8. Rose Maddox - Wild Wild Young Men
9. Big Maybelle - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
10. Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog

13 October 2013

P is for Piano Blues [#403]

Photo credit: Karen Pulfer Focht - Mose Vinson performs on Beale Street

Episode 403, 9 October 2013
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My blues collection would not be complete without piano blues. Nuff said. Enjoy.

1. Otis Span - The Blues Never Die
2. Professor Longhair - in The Wee Wee hours
3. Henry Gray with Kid Ramos - Henry's Houserocker
4. Kate Meehan and Skip Landy - Pocket Full Of Blues
5. Jay McShann with Maria Muldaur - Confessin' The Blues
6. Dr John - Wang Dang Doodle
7. Dr John - Such a Night
8. Ray Charles - Mess Around
9. Pinetop Perkins - Pinetops Blues
10. Rod Pizza with Honey Piazza - Get Wise
11. Skip James - All Night Long
12. Tommy Keys - Chicken Shack
13. Big Joe Duskin - You're Gonna Miss Me (Part 2)

4 October 2013

O is for Orchestras [#402]

Episode 402, 2 October 2013

This episode is brought to you by the letter O ... O is for Orchestra, blues orchestras! Its another episode in my 'ABCs of the Blues' series. I worked out that I could get the whole alphabet/ABCs series in this side of Christmas so heres goes! OK, so the first track isn't an orchestra, far from it, but the band does start with O and I heard the song this week and loved it so thats why you're getting a taste of it here. The orchestra I focus in on is a Grammy nominated Heritage Blues Orchestra. I think they'd be perfect for any blues festival (like Bluesfest in Byron Bay) or even the most intimate hall. 
Next week its music brought to you by the letter P ... P is for PIANO blues!

1. The Oblivions - Do The Milkshake
2. BB King and His Orchestra - I Gotta Move Outta This Neighborhood
3. Duke Jenkins And His Orchestra - Shake It!
4. Lowell Fulson & His Orchestra - Chuck With The Boys
5. Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown His Guitar & Orchestra - Atomic Energy
6. King Perry Orchestra - Let 'Em Roll Blues
7. Heritage Blues Orchestra - Clarkesdale Moan
8. Heritage Blues Orchestra - Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down
9. Heritage Blues Orchestra - Chilly Jordan
10. Heritage Blues Orchestra - Catfish Blues
11. Brian Setzer Orchestra - Fishnet Stockings

Download link for this episode: 402