26 December 2013

Merry Christmas Blues (#414)

Episode 414, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas everyone!

1. James Brown - Let's Make Christmas Mean Something This Year
2. The Blues Buffet - Cold Turkey For Christmas [NZ]
3. Sonny Boy Williamson - Christmas Morning Blues
4. Paul Oscher - Christmas-Blues
5. Gary U.S. Bonds - Christmas is a Phone Call Away
6. Karise Eden - Merry Christmas Baby
7. Albert King - Santa Clause Wants Some Lovin'
8. Jimmy Reed - Christmas Present Blues
9. Martin Mull with The Sondra Baskin Glee Club - Santafly
10. BB King - What A Christmas, To Have The Blues
11. Freddie King - I Hear Jingle Bells
12. Jimmy Jones & Versatiles - Christmas Is A Drag (Without You Baby)
13. J.D. McDonald - Boogaloo Santa Claus
14. The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Jingle Bells
15. Jimi Hocking - Christmas Bluesbreaker
16. Nancy Lee - Xmas Commercial Blues
17. Dizzy Gillespie - Unicorn

20 December 2013

Counting Down Best Blues Of 2013 (#413)

The Blue Room # 413, 18 December 2013

Hey everyone, heres my countdown of my favorite blues tunes/releases of 2013. Its been a great year and with all the awesome blues releases throughout 2013 it wasn't an easy task selecting only a few tunes for this playlist. 

I want to thank all the many people who contributed in some way to The Blues Room this year, especially FreeFM 89.0, all the music distributors and bands for sending me their music and Darcy Perry who has joined us for a monthly Hour Of Blues Power on the first Wednesday of every month - his next show will be on New Years Day so tune in! Most of all I want to thank you, the blues fans, for taking an interest in the blues and what I'm trying to do here.

Next week is a Christmas special filled with funk 'n soul, and plenty of juicy blues surprises for you!. Enjoy!

1. Sugar Ray Norcia - My Babe
2. Jumping Cats - Keep On Loving Me Baby
3. Corey Harris - Lynch Blues
4. Big Bill Morganfield - Son Of The Blues
5. Nikki Hill - I Know
6. Darcy Perry - Eleven Long Years
7. Booker T. Jones feat. Gary Clarke Jr - Austin Blues Idea
8. Duke Robillard Band - Groovin' Slow
9. Tedeschi Trucks Band - Sweet and Low
10. Charlie Musselwhite - Christo Redemptor
11. G. Love - Back To Boston
12. Trickbag (with James Harman) - Come Back

13 December 2013

Hamilton Blues Society Spotlight with Tony Hunt (#412)

Episode 412, 11 December 2013

Tony Hunt of Hamilton Blues Society joins me in the studio for some Blues talk. Hes tells us whats coming up for the Blues Society. Next week I'll have more from 2013 releases. Enjoy! 

1. Buddy Guy - I Could Die Happy 
2. The Robert Cray Band with BB King, Eric Clapton & Jimmy Vaughan - Everyday I Have The Blues 
3. Candye Kane feat. Laura Chavez - I Wanted You To Walk Right Thru The Door 
4. The James Hunter Six - Minute By Minute 
5. Nikki Hill and Deke Dickerson with The Bo-Keys - Lovey Dovey 
6. Booker T Jones feat. Ted Jones - Father Son Blues 
7. Johnny Winter - Blues 
8. Blind John Davis - Everyday I Have The Blues 
9. Muddy Waters - Hoochie Coochie Man 
10. The Mississippi Allstars - Snake Drive

5 December 2013

Another Hour of Blues Power with Darcy Perry (#411)

Episode # 411, 4 December 2013

Darcy Perry delivered an Hour of Blues Power this week that was well worth the wait. He debut selection last month on The Blues Room had me wanting more so his selection this month certainly hit the spot. From that fine Louisiana drenched 'Blues Music' by G Love, to the soulful gospel blues of Gail Page right on through to the remarkable Duke Ellington. Classic stuff! 

Darcy will present his very own selection of blues each 1st Wednesday the month so be sure to keep it locked to The Blues Room.

1. G Love and Special Sauce - Blues Music
2. Bobby Blue Bland - Farther On Up The Road
3. Junior Wells - Give Me One Reason
4. Gail Page - Through The Fire
5. Pink Floyd - More Blues
6. Swamp Thing - Genesis [NZ]
7. Eric Bibb - I Heard The Angels Sing
8. Hound Dog Taylor - Roll Your Money Maker
9. Ian Moss - Poor Boy
10. Buddy Guy - Key Don't Fit
11. Duke Ellington - Black Butterfly
12. Swamp Thing - Voodoo Doll [NZ]
13. BB King - Woke Up This Morning (My Babys Gone)