22 May 2015

#486 :: Riley B. King aka B.B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015)

The Blues Room, 20 May 2015
Episode #486

It was like I had lost an uncle, a family member, a friend when I heard on May 14, 2015 that B.B. King had passed away. The King of the blues will be sorely missed by his family, friends and all us blues fans. This ones for you B.B. King. Thank you for being you.

1. B.B. King - Every Day I Have The Blues
2. B.B. King - Chains and Things
3. B.B. King Three O'Clock Blues
4. Joe Smith talks with B.B. King (BlankOnBlank.Org)*
5. B.B. King - Lucille
6. B.B. King with the Robert Cray Band, Eric Clapton, Jimmie Vaughan - Everyday I Have The Blues
7. A tribute to B.B. King**
8. U2 feat. B.B. King - When Love Comes To Town
9. B.B. King and Bobby Blue Bland - Let The Good Times Roll
10. B.B. King - I'll Survive

Friday, May 22, 2015
3:00 -7:00 p.m.
Palm Mortuary West
1600 South Jones Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Funeral procession-Memphis
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Procession on Beale Street to Handy Park for a tribute.

Friday, May 29, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
B.B. King Museum
400 Second Street
Indianola, MS 38751

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Funeral services-Indianola
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Officiating: Rev. Herron Wilson, Rev. Otis Anthony and Rev. Melvin Matthews
Bell Grove M.B. Church
1301 B B King Rd
Indianola, MS 38751

In lieu of flowers a gift can be made to the B.B. King Museum

B.B. was fond of saying that education is something no one can take away from you, and there is a vast population of under-served children in our area who need the message of hope. We take that to heart and have many programs in place, but we need ongoing support to keep those viable and continue to add engaging and inspirational messages. Your donation can help us with resources to reach as many young people as possible. The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center is a 501©(3) non-profit organization, so your contributions are tax-deductible.

Flowers may be sent to:
B.B. King Museum
400 Second Street
Indianola, MS 38751

Joe Smith talks with BB King (BlankOnBlank.Org)*

A tribute to B.B. King** from Riddle Films on Vimeo.

14 May 2015

#485 :: Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder

The Blues Room, 13 May 2015
Episode #485

Continuing the NZ Music Month theme, we start out with some great blues from NZ then wish legendary Motown superstar, Stevie Wonder, a happy birthday (he's 65 today), and then end this episode with a hot new harmonica scorcher from modern blues harmonica masters Smith, Barrett and Kumar. Enjoy!

1. Fatt Max - Clear Blues
2. Mike Garner - Why A Woman Gets The Blues
3. Darren Watson - Every Morning
4. Brendan Power - The Real Blues Reel
5. Groovexpress - Foxy Brown
6. Little Stevie Wonder - I Call It Pretty Music But the Old Folks Call It The Blues (Pt.1)
7. Little Stevie Wonder - I Call It Pretty Music But the Old Folks Call It The Blues (Pt.2)
8. Stevie Wonder with BB King - The Thrill Is Gone

13 May 2015

The Blues Room #484

The Blues Room, 6 May 2015
Episode #484

Darcy Perry joins us again for another great hour of blues power with some interesting tunes in the mix - this is blues and beyond!

1. Glenn Walters - Stand By Me
2. Supergroove - Gotta Know Remix
3. Sonia Bullot feat. Julia Deans - My Funny Valentine
4. The Flamin' Mudcats - Superman
5. Randy Crawford with the Roger Fox Big Band - One Day I'll Fly Away
6. Darcy Perry and Nate Taiapa - Blues Man
7. Them - The Story Of Them
8. John Mayall feat. Eric Clapton - Have You Heard
9. Midge Marsden & Roger Fow - Flip Flop Fly
10. Darcy Perry - Sweet Little Angel