29 November 2017

#617 :: 29 November 2017

Plenty of scorchers in this mix. Enjoy!

1 Freddie King -Boogie Funk
2 Gov't Mule - Trane
3 JD McPherson - Bloodhound Rock
4 Kim Wilson - Learn To Treat Me Right
5 Nico Wayne Toussaint - Cotton Crop Blues
6 Fat Domino - I Hear You Knocking
7 Benny & the Fly-By-Niters - Pork Chops
8 Downchild - Something I've Done
9 Bobby Rush - I Don't Want Nobody Hanging Around
10 Milligan Vaughan Project - Leave My Girl Alone
11 Rolling Stones - Blue And Lonesome
12 Li'l Chuck the One Man Skiffle Machine - All that glitters (is not gold)
13 Mike Garner - Your Biscuits Are Big Enough For Me
14 Albert Castiglia - Unhappy House Of Blues
15 Samantha Fish - Nearer To You

This episode of The Blues Room first aired on FreeFM89.0 in New Zealand.

23 November 2017

#616 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday :: Little Freddie King & Jimmy Vaughan Trio (2 Nov 2017)

LIVE Blues recording Wednesday (4th Wednesday every month), featuring two recordings. The first is Little Freddie King, LIVE at d.b.a Music Club in New Orleans, and the second is Jimmy Vaughan Trio, LIVE at C-Boys in Texas. Enjoy

Little Freddie King - Hobo Blues
Little Freddie King - Tough Frog To Swallow
Little Freddie King - Wang Dang Doodle
Jimmie Vaughan Trio - You Can't Sit Down
Jimmie Vaughan Trio - Hey! Baby
Jimmie Vaughan Trio - Can't Buy Me Love
Jimmie Vaughan Trio - Saint James Infirmary
Jimmie Vaughan Trio - Come On Rock Little Girl
Jimmie Vaughan Trio - Dirty Work At The Crossroads
Jimmie Vaughan Trio - Frame For The Blues
Jimmie Vaughan Trio - Cleo's Mood

This episode of The Blues Room first aired on FreeFM89.0 in New Zealand.

16 November 2017

#615 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues with Fatt Max (15 November 2017)

Fatt Max mixes it up again. The old with the new, what a winning recipe. It's blues time again. Enjoy! 

John Pagano Band – Aint Gonna Lose You 
Kilborn Alley Blues – Night Creeper 
Bobby Kyle – Driftwood 
Dave Keys – Strange Things Happening 
Downchild – Mailbox Money 
Milligan Vaughn Project – Dangerous Eyes 
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Travellin’ Band 
Big Daddy Wilson – Cookies Gonna Kill Me 
Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Mamas Fried Potatoes 
Greaseland All Stars – Howlin For My Darling 
Chris Cain – Back On Top 
Bruce Katz Band – You Got It 
Peter Parcek – Pat Hare 
Fats Domino – Aint That A Shame 
John Mayals Bluesbreakers – Steppin’ Out
John Lee Hooker – Crawling Kingsnake

This episode of The Blues Room first aired on FreeFM89.0 in New Zealand.

9 November 2017

#614 :: Tribute To Howling Wolf feat. Greaseland All-Stars (8 November 2017)

My good blues lovin' friend, Kevin Johnson, of Proud Papa Promotions & Publicity, used to work for Delmark Records in Chicago. Kevin now has his own independent radio promotions and press/publicity/PR company, concentrating on real deal blues! When he sent me a copy of 'Howlin' At Greaseland' (West Tone Records) I knew I'd be in for a good hit of solid blues. And I was right! 

Howlin' At Greaseland is tribute to the legend Howlin' Wolf (Chester Arthur Burnett June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976). Wolf is blues, there's no doubt about it. Several of his songs, including Smokestack Lightnin', Killing Floor and Spoonful, have become blues and blues rock standards the world over. On this album of 14 tracks, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer, Kid Anderson, brings together some of the most accomplished musicians this side of Wolf's life, to recreate and cover some of Wolf's most outstanding songs. It's not that Howlin' At Greaseland is trying to outdo or better Wolf's genius, rather it's paying homage to a true blues legend that I'm sure all the artists involved love and admire. 

Produced by Andersen at Greaseland Studios, Howlin' At Greaseland features many great artists such as Rick Estrin, Johnny Cat, Tail Dragger, Rockin’ Johnny Burgin, Jim Pugh, Henry Gray (played piano for Wolf), Terry Hanck, Ali Kumar and many more. 

There's some good banter and stories in between songs thanks to Anderson for keeping the tapes rollin. I just think the whole album is brilliant. It captures today's prmier West Coast and Chicago players very well. I highly recommend you pick yourself up a copy soon! I spin a few songs I like from Howlin' At Greaseland plus some other massive tracks that also pay tribute to the legend, Howlin' Wolf. Ahhhh whooooo, whooooo (*in the accent of Howlin' Wolf). Enjoy!

1 Barrelhouse Chuck & Kim Wilson's Blues AllStars - Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy
2 James Blood Ulmer - Evil
3 Eric Clapton & Wynton Marsalis - Forty-Four
4 Bill Sims Jr. - Back Door Man
5 Greaseland AllStars - Smokestack Lighnin'
7 Greaseland AllStars - Howlin' For My Darling
8 Greaseland AllStars - Worried Life Blues
9 Greaseland AllStars - Spoonful
10 Johnny Winter with Paul Nelson - Killing Floor 
11 Michael Powers - I Ain't Superstitious
12 Satan & Adam - Little Red Rooster
16 Howlin' Wolf - Sittin' On Top Of The World

This episode of The Blues Room was first aired on FreeFM89.0 in New Zealand

3 November 2017

#613 :: Hour Of Blues Power With Darcy Perry (1 November 2017)

Darcy Perry brings another great mix. Enjoy!

Otis Taylor, Cassie Taylor - Ten Million Slaves
B.B. King - Better Not Look Down
Jr. Walker - Shotgun
Bo Diddley - Pretty Thing
Syl Johnson - Come Together
The Staple Singers - The Weight
Keb' Mo' - Am I Wrong
R.L. Burnside - Someday Baby
James Brown - People Get Up And Drive Your Funky Soul
The Blind Boys of Alabama - Run On For A Long Time
Johnny Winter - Trick Bag
Tommy Castro, Janiva Magness - Think
Rufus Thomas - Breaking My Back
Junior Kimbrough - Meet Me in the City
Little Charlie & The Nightcats - My Next Ex-Wife
Fats Domino - Walking To New Orleans

The Blues Room #613
Wednesday 1 November 2017
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