30 January 2014

And the Grammy Award for Best Blues Album goes to ... (#419)

The Blues Room #419, 29 January 2014

Have you heard the news, Grammy Award for Best Blues Album 2013 goes to Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite for their album, 'Get Up!' Well done to these excellent artists. And well done to the other four nominees too, this episode of The Blues Room is dedicated to all of you.

Best Blues Album Nominees
Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite - Get Up! (((WINNER)))
Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia & James Harman -Remembering Little Walter
James Cotton - Cotton Mouth Man
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Seesaw
Bobby Rush - Down in Louisiana

1. Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite - Don't Look Twice
2. James Harman - Crazy Mixed Up World
3. James Cotton feat. Keb Mo - Wasn't My Time To Go
4. Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa - Them There Eyes
5. Bobby Rush - Down In Louisiana
6. North Mississippi Allstars - Rollin n Tumblin
7. Lara Price and Laura Chavez - Face Of The Blues
8. Gary Clark Jr. Things are Changing
9. James Boogaloo Bolden Band Blues Band - No News (just the blues)

23 January 2014

Bring It On Home To Me (#418)

The Blues Room #418, 22 January 2014

Whether you like him or not Stevie Ray Vaughan has stamped his mark on blues music. His brief affair with lovers of blues music has meant he will always be remembered. PW Fenton during his episode of 'On This Day' shares some very timely information about SRV's first album, Texas Flood. I'm also joined by Tony Hunt of Hamilton Blues Society, he tells all about whats coming up, including the upcoming Hamilton visit by Nick Charles. Enjoy!

1. Gina Sicilia - Thats A Pretty Good Love
2. John Tuala - Traveller [NZ]
3. SRV & Double Trouble - Hide Away
4. SRV & Double Trouble - Scuttle Buttin'
5. SRV & Double Trouble - Stang's swang
6. Mike Garner - Elegiac [NZ]
7. Nick Charles - Hey Hey
8. Simon Koretz - Voodoo Child (Slight Return) [NZ]
9. Howling Wolf - Tell Me
10. SRV & Double Trouble - Tell Me
11. Sam Cooke - Bring It On Home To Me
12. James Brown - Maybe I'll Understand
13. Unknown - The Sky Is Crying
(Pic L-R-C) Hendrix Experience Tour 2014, John Tuala, Nick Charles, Sam Cooke, SRV

16 January 2014

More Highlights From Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 (#417)

The Blues Room #417, 15 January 2014

Heres some more highlights from Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013. If you haven't bought your copy of the CDs or DVDs yet please do. They are so worth it! I guess they're the next best thing if you weren't able to make it there in person!!!

1. Doyle Bramhall II with Gary Clark Jr. - She's Alright
2. Earl Klugh - This Time
3. Kurt Rosenwinkel with Eric Clapton - Big Road Blues
4. John Mayer with Keith Urban - Don't Let Me Down
5. Buddy Guy with Robert Randolph & Quinn Sullivan - Damn Right, I've
Got the Blues
6. Jimmie Vaughan - Ooh-Ooh-Ooh
7. Taj Mahal with Keb' Mo' - Walkin' Blues
8. Gary Clark Jr. - Please Come Home
9. Eric Clapton with Keith Richards - Key to the Highway

10 January 2014

Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013, Day One Highlights (#416)

The Blues Room #416, 8 January 2014

Is Eric Clapton God when it comes to blues guitar or an unoriginal serial borrower as pointed out by one reviewer (link). Well who cares! The man continues being Savior for many at Crossroads Center Antigua who have drug and alcohol addictions and his Crossroads Guitar Festival helps make this happen. This week and next week on The Blues Room I'll spin some of my favorite highlights from the 2013 Guitar festival which took place over two days in New York City. Be sure to pick up a copy of the two DVD/soundtrack to this great guitar festival, its well worth it it! Enjoy. 

1. Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven
2. Eric Clapton with Andy Fairweather Low - Spider Jiving
3. Eric Clapton with Vince Gill - Lay Down Sally
4. Booker T. with Steve Cropper - Time Is Tight
5. Booker T. with Steve Cropper & Others - Born Under a Bad Sign
6. Booker T. with Steve Cropper, Keb' Mo', Blake Mills, Matt 'Guitar'
Murphy & Albert Lee - Green Onions
7. The Robert Cray Band - Great Big Old House
8. The Robert Cray Band with B.B. King, Eric Clapton & Jimmie Vaughan
- Everyday I Have the Blues
9. Sonny Landreth - Next of Kindred Spirit
10. Doyle Bramhall II with Alice Smith - Cry

6 January 2014

Happy New Years Blues with Darcy Perry (#415)

The Blues Room #415, 1 January 2014

Lets welcome in 2014 with another Hour Of Blues Power with Darcy Perry! 
Happy 'Blues' Year everyone!

1. Nick Charles - In The Light
2. Lloyd Spiegal - Statesboro Blues
3. Jeff Healey - See The Light
4. Eric Clapton and Wynton Marsalis - Ice Cream
5. Ronnie Earl and Kim Wilson - My Buddy Buddy Friends
6. Midge Marsden and Bullfrog Rata - Walk On [NZ]
7. Solomon Burke - I Got The Blues
8. Old Crow Medicine Show - God's Got It
9. Jimmy Thackery and Tab Benoit - Bad Luck Blues
10. Bryan Lee - I'm Ready
11. Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup - Crudup's After Hours