26 February 2015

Okoroire Blues Festival

The Blues Room (474)

The Blues Room, 25 February 2015
Episode #474

The 3rd and final part of a series which spotlights 20 years of Ruf Records, Germany. Thanks to Thomas Ruf's passionate vision of keeping blues music live, Ruf Records now has a huge catalogue of blues music and beyond. Ruf Records is where, 'blues crosses over.' Find out more about Ruf Records here: rufrecords.de

1. Sue Foley - Show Me
2. Eliana Cargnelutti - Stranded In Memphis
3. Erja Lyytinen - Skinny Girl
4. Cyril Neville - Swamp Funk
5. Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown - Nuthin' Like The Blues
6. Thorbjorn Risager - If You Wanna Leave
7. Candye Kane & Laura Chavez - Toughest Girl Alive
8. Laurence Jones - Temptation
9. Royal Southern Brotherhood - Rock And Roll
10. Meena - Try Me
11. Luther Allison - Bad Love

The Blues Room (473)

The Blues Room, 18 February 2015
Episode #473

Episode 2 of a 3-part series spotlighting 20 years of Ruf Records (Germany). 
Find out more about the all the artists I play in this episode and so many more at rufrecords.de

1. Devon Allman - Homesick
2. Aynsley Lister, Erja Lyytinen & Ian Parker - Blues Caravan
3. Luther Allison - You Can't Always Get What You Want
4. Luther Allison - Sweet Home Chicago
5. Luther Allison - It's A Blues Thing
6. Luther Allison - Part Time Love
7. Joanna Connor - Never Been Rocked Enough
8. Albert Castiglia - Bad Avenue
9. Ana Popovic - Love Fever
10. Oli Brown - Speeches
11. Luther Allison - Cherry Red Wine

12 February 2015

The Blues Room (472)

The Blues Room, 11 February 2015
Episode #472

20 years ago, charismatic founder and leader of Ruf Records, Thomas Ruf, created the label simply to give the legendary Chicago bandleader Luther Allison a platform to release some of the best albums of his career. Tragically, Luther himself was lost to cancer in 1997, but Ruf Records never missed a beat, continuing to develop some of the brightest talent in America, Britain, Europe and beyond, while always retaining its fearsomely independent spirit. 

Over the next three episodes of The Blues Room we'll bring you personally selected songs from some of the amazing artists that have signed with Ruf Records. We think you're going like this, and if you do, please pay rufrecords.de a visit and just see for yourself the top notch catalog of artists and bands who keep their music true to the Ruf Records motto: When Blues Crosses Over. 

1. Samantha Fish, Cassie Taylor & Dani Wilde - Bitch
2. Dana Fuchs - Bliss Avenue
3. Joanne Shaw Taylor - Can't Keep Living Like This
4. Bart Walker - Waitin' on Daylight
5. Mike Zito - Voices in Dallas
6. Samantha Fish - Down in the Swamp
7. Dani Wilde - Shine
8. Jeff Healey - I'm Torn Down
9. Spin Doctors - Some Other Man Instead

5 February 2015

The Blues Room (471)

The Blues Room, 4 February 2015
Episode #471

Darcy Perry returns for his monthly Hour Of Blues Power, this time bringing us some great tunes we'd list as 'old school' blues. Enjoy!

1. Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightnin'
2. Mike Zito - Big Mouth
3. Candye Kane - You Need Love
4. Hubert Sumlin - You Got To Help Me
5. Aretha Franklin - Accentuate the Positive
6. Champion Jack Dupree - Junkers Blues
7. Fats Domino - I'm Ready
8. Little Walter - Blues With A Feeling
9. B.B. King - Swing Low Sweet Chariot
10. Alvin Youngblood Hart - Motivational Speaker
11. Canned Heat - Time Was
12. Lee Dorsey - Everything I Do Gohn Funky (From Now On)
13. Cody Chesnutt - Everybody's Brother
14. Monster Mike Welch - A Thrill To Be Alive
15. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - I'll Still Be There

4 February 2015

The Blues Room (470) Marchwood Blues Picnic

The Blues Room, 28 January 2015
Episode #470

Heres a spotlight this week on upcoming Marchwood Blues Picnic in one of the most scenic parts of New Zealand - Omokoroa, Tauranga. This years picnic is from noon till 8:30pm on the 7th March 2015 - gates open 10:00am. Heres a link to a map - 316 Youngson Rd Omokoroa, Tauranga,

Peter Archer and Carol Murphy have a great venue, with fantastic entertainment and this time with an international line-up as well as a few of our fantastic local musicians. As always you can bring your own food and beverages or they have a selection of lovely gourmet food and a bar serving beer & wine at very reasonable prices. Be in early for tickets as there are only 1000 for sale and once sold there will be no gates sales.
1. The Flaming Mudcats - Itchin and Scratchin
2. Rick Estrin & The Nightcats - New Old Lady
3. Paul deLay - Slip, Stumble, Fall
4. Elvin Bishop - Can't Even Do Wrong Right
5. Selwyn Birchwood - Don't Call No Ambulance
6. Josh Durning - Guitar Boogie
7. Darren Watson - Slow Cooker
8. Tony Joe White - Who You Gonna Hoo-Doo Now
9. John Lee Hooker - Shake It Baby
10. Elmore James - The Sun Is Shinning 
11. Jimmy Reed - Ain't That Lovin' You Baby