27 December 2018

NEW SHOW! Digging Deeper with Fatt Max, every first Weds of each month

Lets go Digging Deeper with Fatt Max - a monthly journey through the roots of the blues. Digging Deeper is a brand new show on The Blues Room every first Wednesday of each month. Fatt Max will explore where it all started and bring you a little something different thrown in. He'll dust off those old, scratchy recordings from years ago, and feature the early pioneers of the blues. Its time to go back in time, its time to start Digging Deeper! Join us for the debut of Digging Deeper, Wednesday 2nd January, 2019. 9pm on Free FM89.0 and podcast at www.thebluesroom.blogspot.com

#673 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday :: Van Morrison's Christmas Special live at Rockpalast, Dusseldorf (1998)

Van Morrison LIVE at Rockpalast, Dusseldorf – Christmas Special – December 19, 1998

Van Morrison & Friends

Ralph Salmins – Drums
Geoff Dunn – Drums
Pee Wee Ellis – Saxophone
Matt Holland – Trumpet
John Savannah – Keyboards
Nicky Scott – Bass
Johnny Scott – Guitar
Fred Wesley – Trombone
Candy Dulfer – Alto Saxophone
Katie Kissoon – Vocals

Part One
Intro ‘Chicken Soup’
Jackie Wilson Said
These Dreams of You
Moondance > My Funny Valentine
Rough God Goes Riding
Give Me A Kiss
That’s Life
Naked In The Jungle
In The Afternoon > Joe Turner Sings
Part Two
Georgia On My Mind
Call Me Up In Dreamland
Summertime In England
See Me Through > Soldier of Fortune > Thank You Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin > Burning Ground
Have I Told You Lately

22 December 2018

#672 :: Best of 2018 selected by Fatt Max of Belly Fulla Blues (19 December 2019)

Here's Fatt Max's favorite tracks/releases from 2018. He's dedicating the show to his great friend and bandmate, Paul, who died earlier this year. Enjoy!

Mike Zito – Crazy Legs 
Alexis P Suter Band – Don’t Ya Tell 
Dana Fuchs – Backstreet Baby 
Samantha Fish – You Cant Go 
The Bennet Brothers – Hold On Tight 
Tasha Taylor – Little Miss Suzie 
Peggie Perkins – Dust My Broom 
Popa Chubby – Going Downtown 
Sean Chambers – Welcome To My Blues 
Buck & Evans – Run Cold 
Vanessa Collier – Sweatin’ Like A Pig, Singin’ Like An Angel 
Anthony Geraci – Fly On The Wall 
Reloaded – Definitely Maybe Baby 
Chas & Dave – Gertcha

13 December 2018

#671 :: I'll Start Tomorrow (12 December 2018)

The Flaming Mudcats - Sneaking Around
Tony Joe White - Polk Salad Annie
B.B. King - Mean Ole' World
Kevin Burt - Real Love
Victor Wainwright - I'll Start Tomorrow
Samantha Fish - Hello Stranger
Dana Fuchs - Ain’t Nobody’s Fault But Mine
Flávio Guimarães & Prado Blues Band - Tin Pan Alley
Ben Rice with Mitch Kashmar - If You Ever Change Your Mind
Big Jon Atkinson & Bob Corritore - Mojo in My Bread Seven
Ms Zeno The Mojo Queen - Mojo Queen
Gary Clark Jr. - Next Door Neighbor Blues
Ruthie Foster - Richland Woman Blues

10 December 2018

The Blues Room #670 :: Darcy Perry with The Flaming Mudcats :: 2-hours of Blues Power, 5 December 2018

Darcy Perry brings his friends, The Flaming Mudcats, on air The Blues Room to have one last jam session before taking his leave as co-host. What a night it was! Old classics, old band favorites, and new tunes from The Flaming Mudcats were on the playlist. Great job guys. And thanks to PW Fenton for a special shout out in his episode of On This Day In Blues History. If you'd like to go in the draw to win a copy of The Flaming Mudcats new album, 'CUT LOOSE,' then head over to our Facebookpage @TheBluesRoomNZ and enter the draw.

Thank you Darcy, you've done a great job, and made a great contribution to The Blues Room, Free FM and everyone's Wednesday evening over the past years. Don't be a stranger brother, come back soon.

For more info about The Flaming Mudcats, please visit: https://theflamingmudcats.com/

30 November 2018

#669 :: LIVE Blues Wednesday (28 November 2018)

This episode is a full one. Starting out with tracks by Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, live at Newport Folk fest, 1968. Then some new releases from two NZ artists, Darren Watson, and Ghost That Walks - great artists to see live. Bluefest Byron Bay have revealed another lineup of artists so there's some tracks by three of those artists, Norah Jones, Imelda May and Fantastic Negrito. Then three in a row from the Flaming Mudcats. These guys will be performing LIVE to air next Wednesday 5th December, along with Fatt Max and Darcy Perry so be sure to tune it! And to end this episode we have two tracks from the incredible Melvin Sparks. Enjoy!

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Blues Band - Introduction (Live at Newport Folk Festival, 1968)
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Blues Band - One Room Country Shack (Live at Newport Folk Festival, 1968)
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Blues Band - Checkin' On My Baby (Live at Newport Folk Festival, 1968)
Darren Watson - Hallelujah Rich Man's War (2017 Demo)
Ghost Who Walks - Dreaming About Listening
Norah Jones - Wintertime
Imelda May - Johnny's Got A Boom Boom
Fantastic Negrito - In the Pines
The Flaming Mucats - Moving To the Country
The Flaming Mucats - Show Me Some Love
The Flaming Mucats - Sneaking Around
Melvin Sparks - Miss Riverside (Live At Nectar's)
Melvin Sparks - Cranberry Sunshine (Live At Nectar's)

#668 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues with Fatt Max (21 November 2018)

Fatt Max never fails to satisfy us with his selection of blues. 
Try this one on for size. From go to whoa, this one's a scorcher! Enjoy.

Sean Chambers – Welcome To My Blues 
Jimmy Vaughn – Motor Head Baby 
John Lee Hooker – Dimples 
Ron Spencer Band – Fine Fine Woman 
Mike Zito, Nanja Sky & Bernard Allison – Rocket 88 
Detonics – Route 101 
Hymn For Her – Human Condition 
Henry Gray – I’m A Lucky Lucky Man 
Jimmy Anderson – Baby Let’s Burn E
ldridge Holmes – The Sooner You Realize 
Reloaded – I Pray For You 
Popa Chubby – Cry Till It’s A Dull Ache 
Buddy Guy – All That Makes Me Happy 
Colin James – I Will Remain 
Myles Goodwin Band – Good Man In A Bad Place

17 November 2018

#667 :: Rhythm Bomb Records & Koko Mojo Records Mix (14 Nov 2018)

Rhythm Bomb Records (RBR) is known internationally as one of the most innovative brands in "Rockin Roots" music. After over a decade in the music business, they are known for their passion for quality 1950s style music and their close connection with the rockin szene. 

Rhythm Bomb Records was founded 2003 in Hamburg, Germany and very soon after that established its first vintage recording studio in Berlin, Germany.

Quickly developing a fan base in the rockin szene, the label became synonymous for authentic Rockabilly music. Rhythm Bomb Records rapidly grew into an internationally known brand and opened subsidiaries in London and Los Angeles.

Most recently, they have developed from a traditional record company to a music marketing and promotion agency.

They also have another side, Koko Mojo Records, it's called, "the dark side of Rhythm Bomb Records. The approach of Koko Mojo Records is very simple: to release danceable 1950s Blues/Rhythm & Blues music on vinyl! Its compiled by DJs and their main goal is to make you dance!

Here's an ALL-MUSIC episode featuring some sizzling tracks from very hip bands on the szene, and then some *classics from the groovers and shakers from yesteryears.

The Red Hot Serenaders - Me & My Cauffeur Blues
Andi's Blues Orchester - Statesboro Blues
Gone Hepsville - Show Me That You Can Rock
The Nut Jumpers - Blow Your Top
Nico Duportals Rhythm Dudes feat. Jai Milano - Rocket Girl
The Hoodoo Tones - Do It For The Road
The Railbones - If You Want My Love
Shakedown Tim & The Rhythm Revue - Icepick's Shakedown Th'owdown
Rob Ryan Roadshow - Got My Mojo Working
Shaun Young and The Texas Blue Dots - Baby Stop Your Jivin Me
Dusty Dave & The Heart Attacks - Love-Hate
SaraLee - 1-2-3 He's Mine
Ruzz Guitar's Blues Revue - Mine All Mine
*Jackie Brenston - Trouble Up The Road 
*Juke Boy Bonner - Well Baby 
*Lazy Lester - I Hear You Knockin' 
*David Dean's Combo - Double Freeze
*Big Amos - Move With You Baby
*Van Walker - The Crawl
*Sonny Boy Williams - Another Half A Pint 

9 November 2018

#666 :: Darcy Perry's Last Hour Of Blues Power (7 November 2018)

This is my last Hour of Blues Power. I would like to thank my good friend Nate Taiapa for inviting me as a guest DJ on the Blues Room and everyone in the FreeFM community for tuning in over the past few years to an eclectic mix of blues music, old and new, from around the world. It really has been a special time. On December 5th I will be performing live in the studio to “raise the roof off the sucker” with Nate and some old friends, Mark “Fatt Max” Hill, Craig Bracken and his band The Mudcats.

1. Tama Renata – Once Were Warriors Theme
2. Swamp Thing – Can’t Eat
3. Eddie Vedder – Guaranteed
4. Chuck Berry – No Particular Place to Go
5. Chubby Checker – Let’s Twist Again
6. Matt Andersen – Going Down
7. Susan Tedeschi – Back to the River
8. Quinn Sullivan – Something for Me
9. Billy TK Jnr & The Grooove Shakers – Flyin’ Kiwi Shuffle (Waitara Shuffle)
10. Mike Garner – Brownsville Blues
11. Gary Moore – Still Got the Blues
12. Johnny Cash – God’s Gonna Cut You Down
13. Phillip Sayce Group – You Can Run But You Can’t Hide

In memory of Tama Renata (Herbs, NZ Music Hall of Fame 2012) who died 4th November 2018. Arohanui to the Renata whanau.

3 November 2018

#665 :: The Blues Room Halloween Spooktacular (31 October 2018)

The Blues is full of mystery and evil, voodoo and hoodoo. Here's some for this year's Blues Room Halloween Spooktacular. Beware, it's close to midnight, something evil's lurking from the dark.

Buddy Guy - The Devil's Daughter
Joe Louis Walker - Witchcraft
Bert Deivert & Copperhead Run - Death Letter
Joe Bonamassa - Evil (Is Going On)
Johnny Young & Big Walter - Sleeping With The Devil
Doug MacLeod - Ghost
Lonnie Johnson & Elmer Snowden - Haunted House
Mick Kolassa - Walkin' (Dead) Blues
Mighty Mo Rodgers - Unmarked Grave
Mighty Mo Rodgers - Run Brother Run
Brandon Santini - Evil Woman
Screamin' Jay Hawkins, I Put a Spell on You

#664 :: LIVE Blues Recording feat: Blues Caravan artists Bernard Allison, Vanja Sky & Mike Zito

"This was no ordinary club tour. This was the Blues Caravan 2018. If you’ve followed Ruf’s rolling revue since it started life in 2005, you’ll already know that these shows are must-see events, throwing together three stellar artists on one bill – then letting the chemistry do the rest.

"Traditionally, the Blues Caravan lineup has showcased the label’s breaking talent – from Aynsley Lister to Samantha Fish – and given fans a chance to catch the blues titans of tomorrow before they go ‘boom’. But in 2018, it’s time to mix things up. On this year’s Blues Caravan, you’ll not only find one young gun with a dazzling career ahead of her, but also two heavyweights with a sky-high reputation. Let’s welcome them to the stage… 

This CD / DVD release revives a unique Blues Caravan! A unique live piece to experience the Blues Caravan of 2018 again and again!

The accompanying DVD was recorded on 27.01.2018 at Café Hahn in Koblenz!

Ruf’s tireless dedication to the blues means it hunts far beyond the US and UK for its new signings – and the label has struck gold with Croatian gunslinger Vanja Sky. Channelling the fire and flair of Rory Gallagher, Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, this 23-year-old hot-tip has already broken out in her home country and bordering Balkan States. On this CD / DVD she presents songs from her first studio album "Bad Penny". Vanja says, „I’m very excited to play on the Blues Caravan 2018,” she says, “and looking forward to meeting a lot of new people and sharing my music with them. My shows are filled with great energy and I always give everything when I’m on stage. I’m gonna play songs from my debut album, and also some cover songs – so people can definitely expect some great music and fun.”

Some surnames command instant respect on the blues scene. As the son of the mighty Luther Allison – the late Chicago blues titan who was Ruf’s first signing back in 1994 – Bernard Allison has added to the family legend and carved out his own mythology as a world-class songwriter and performer. For this year’s Blues Caravan, he’ll be drawing on an acclaimed back catalogue that includes 1997’s US debut Keepin’ The Blues Alive and 2000’s classic Born With The Blues, and slipping between genres as only a master can. “My show is all about sharing my musical talent and presenting different styles like blues, rock and funk. There’ll be lots of energy, because I feed off of my fans and love interacting with them on and off stage. You can expect a fun time – the Allison way!” says Bernard.

If you’re remotely serious about modern blues, you’ll have followed the twists and turns of Mike Zito’s fascinating career. The Missouri-born bandleader overcame his crippling early addictions to become one of modern America’s sharpest songwriters, and few artists have written with such stark eloquence as he did on 2011’s Greyhound album. In 2012, Mike threw us a curveball, lining up alongside Devon Allman and Cyril Neville as a key member of Royal Southern Brotherhood – and went on to stay with the supergroup for two critically feted albums. But the call of his own muse was too strong, and in 2014, Mike burst straight back into his solo career with Keep Coming Back and Make Blues Not War. “I have long wanted to join the Blues Caravan and run away, so I’m excited,” he says. “My shows are energetic and passionate: I try hard to give everything I’ve got and make every note count. You can expect rocking blues guitar, with a dose of soul vocals, and a mix of my best songs.”

To purchase Blues Caravan 2018 please visit the RUF Records Store.

Playlist for this podcast:
Mike Zito, Vanja Sky & Bernard Allison - Low Down And Dirty
Vanja Sky - Do You Wanna
Vanja Sky - Married Man
Mike Zito - Wasted Time
Mike Zito - Make Blues Not War
Bernard Allison - In The Open (Instr.)
Bernard Allison - Rocket 88 
Mike Zito, Vanja Sky & Bernard Allison - The Way Love Was Meant To Be
Mike Zito, Vanja Sky & Bernard Allison - Serious (As A Heart Attack)

23 October 2018

# 663 :: Belly Fulla Blues With Fatt Max (17 October 2018)

Fatt Max brings light where there darkness, fun where there's pain, good times where there's misery and sunshine where there's rain. Enjoy!

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite – Blood Side Out 
Howlin’ Wolf – My People’s Gone 
Frank Bang & The Cook County Chiefs – The Dream 
Chubby Carrier – Father of Fun 
Pine Leaf Boys – Allons Rock n Roll 
Fernest Arceneaux – I’m On My Way Back Home 
Alyson ‘Nightowl’ Shelton – Hangman’s Coming 
Swamp Thing – Hot Potato 
Professor Longhair – Misery 
John Mayalls Bluesbreakers – Hideaway 
Kilborn Alley Blues – Misty 
Samantha Fish - You Cant Go 
Chas n Dave – Gertcha 
Little Richard – Heebie Jeebies 
John Ginty & Astor Phoenix – Believe In Smoke 
Flaming Mudcats – Five Star Lover 

19 October 2018

#661 :: Hour of Blues Power with Darcy Perry (3 October 2018)

Darcy Perry spins another eclectic mix of blues, and also pays tribute to Nate's father, Bardia Pine Taiapa, who passed away on October 1st.

1. Stevie Ray Vaughan - Lenny
2. Big Mama Thornton - Ball and Chain
3. Eric Gales - Carry Yourself
4. Gary Clarke Jnr - The Healing
5. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - I Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Was In
6. Shemekia Copeland - Rubbing Salt In My Wounds
7. Magic Dick - Whammer Jammer
8. Jo Bonamassa and Beth - I Would Rather Go Blind
9. Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee - You Bring Out The Boogie In Me
10. Janis Joplin - Piece of My Heart
11. Cassandra Wilson - Death Letter
12. Ella Fitzgerald - Misty


26 September 2018

#660 :: LIVE Blues Recording :: Keb' Mo' is BLUESAmericana (26 September 2018)

Music from Keb' Mo's Hot Pink Blues Album which captured songs from his 2015 North American tour. This guy is a legend. He bring goodness, happiness and more life to the genre called The Blues.
Keb Mo is a featured artist at Bluesfest Bryon Bay 2019. Enjoy.

20 September 2018

#659 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues with Fatt Max (19 September 2018)

Fatt Max brings another great mix of Blues. Turn it up and enjoy!

Jonathan Long – Pray For Me 
Blink – Dance These Blues Away 
Nick Steel Five – Supercar Loan 
Colin James – Ooh Baby Hold Me 
Deb Ryder – Enjoy The Ride 
Guliande – No More 
Shari Puorto – Home Of The Blues 
Eric Clapton – Further On Up The Road 
Peggie Perkins – Dust My Broom 
Peggie Perkins – Hold On I’m Coming 
Peggie Perkins – Crossroads 
Reloaded – Definitely Maybe Baby 
Matheus Mendez – My Girl Is Trouble 
John Lee Hooker – Bottle Up And Go

12 September 2018

#658 :: More Songs About Gals (12 Sept 2018)

Bob Dylan - Maggie's Farm
Clarence Gatemouth Brown - Song For Renee
Anthony Geraci - Angelina, Angelina
RL Burnside - Alice Mae
Red Miller & Quartett - Mary Jo
Wanda Jackson - Long Tall Sally
The Ranch Busters - Lawdy What A Gal
Lightnin' Hopkins - Had A Gal Called Sal
Big Daddy Wilson - Miss Dorothy Lee
Van Morrison - Ride On Josephine
AJ Ghent Band - Tina The Superfreak
Egidio Juke Ingala & The Jackknives - Miss Daisy
Beth Hart - St. Teresa
Smokey Wilson - Anna Lee

7 September 2018

#657 :: Another Hour Of Blues Power With Darcy Perry (5 Sept 2018)

1. The Shouting Matches - Heaven Knows
2. Scott H. Biram - Jack of Diamonds
3. All Them Witches - Open Passageways
4. The Delta Saints - Sometimes I Worry
5. The Derek Trucks Band - Down in the Flood
6. KONGOS - Come with Me Now
7. Whiskey Myers - Early Morning Shakes
8. Trigger Happy - Turpentine 
9. Dan Auerbach - Heartbroken, In Disrepair 
10. Cage the Elephant - Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked 
11. The Sideshow Tragedy - Number One
12. Steve Smyth - Get On
13. Jail Baxley - Better Feelin’ Better Days
14. The Internationale - I’m Going to Live the Life I Sing About in My Song
15. Hozier - Angel of Small Death and the Codeine Scene

1 September 2018

#656 :: A Musical Tribute to the Queen of Soul - Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018)

Music that is in some way influenced by Aretha Franklin.
Songs she did, songs she loved, songs she made her own.
She'll always be the original Queen of Soul. 
The Diva of Divas. 
Rest easy Aretha Franklin.

Aerosmith - Never Loved A Girl
Maceo Parker - Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
Bobby Womack - Natural Man
Eva Cassidy - Chain Of Fools
Yolanda Adams - Spirit In The Dark
Nina Simone - Save Me
Sam Cooke - You Send Me
Wilson Pickett - In the Midnight Hour
Aretha Franklin - Dr. Feelgood - Fillmore West
Aretha Franklin - Muddy Water
Aretha Franklin - Evil Gal Blues
The Blues Brothers feat. Aretha Franklin - Think
Otis Redding - Respect
Aretha Franklin - Respect [1967]
Aretha Franklin - You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman

25 August 2018

#655 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday :: 3 Bands, 3 LIVE Recordings (22 August 2018)

St. Paul and the Broken Bones
1. Half The City
2. Call Me
3. Broken Bones And Pocket Change

Booker T. Jones
4. Green Onions
5. Born Under A Bad Sign
6. Down In Memphis

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
7. No Mercy in This Land
8. The Bottle Wins Again
9. Long Legged Woman
10. Yer Blues

18 August 2018

#654 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues With Fatt Max (15 Aug 2018)

Damon Fowler – Running Out Of Time 
Warren Hayo – Coal Tattoo 
Valerie Wellington – Bad Avenue 
Albert Geraci – Fly On The Wall 
Jeremiah Johnson – Keep On Sailing 
Midnite Johnny – Long Road Home 
Big T & The Dirty Tones – Run 
Big T & The Dirty Tones – There & Back 
Four Clefs – Dig These Blues 
Peetie Wheatstraw – Gangster Blues 
Fats Waller – All That Meat & No Potatoes
Big Bill Bronzy – Shine On Shine On 
Lightning Hopkins – Mojo Hand 
Jimmy Reed – Hush Hush 
Toronzo Cannon – Chicken Coming Home To Roost

12 August 2018

#653 :: Kings And Associates NZ Tour (Interview) 8 August 2018

Music from King's & Associates new album, 'Tales Of A Rich Girl', plus an interview with Steve and Angie from the band in this episode. K&A are heading over to Aotearoa/New Zealand for a 7 show NZ tour starting at the Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues festival (10-12 Aug). Whangarei 14th, Wellington 16th, Napier 17th, Hamilton 18th (Nivara Lounge). 

And in the second half of this episode we feature music from bands at Byron Bay Bluesfest 2019.

Kings and Associates - Deadwood
Kings and Associates - Pabla's Grace
Kings and Associates - All That's Good
Larkin Poe - Come On In This Kitchen
Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' - Waiting On the World To Change
Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite - Movin' On
Tommy Emmanuel feat. Jason Isbell - Deep River Blues
Arlo Guthrie - City Of New Orleans

DOWNLOAD link so you can play this anywhere in the universe!

27 July 2018

#651 :: Live Recording Wednesday :: Harmonica Greats (25 July 2018)

We feature four great harmonica players playing live concerts. Boom!

Lester Butler Feat. 13 - Automatic (Live Tamines 1997)
Lester Butler Feat. 13 - Cut It Out
Lester Butler Feat. 13 - I'll Cry For You
Jason Ricci & New Blood - Wish You Would (Live at Checkers Tavern)
Little Sonny - Honest I Do (Blastin' The Blues: Live At Parker Tower Blues Festival)
Little Sonny - Memphis B-K
Nico Wayne Toussaint - One More Mile (Plays James Cotton)
Nico Wayne Toussaint - How Long Can A Fool Go Wrong
Nico Wayne Toussaint - Midnight Creeper

19 July 2018

#650 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues with Fatt Max (18 July 2018)

Vanessa Collier – Sweating Like A Pig, Singing Like An Angel 
Keb Mo – Perpetual Blues Machine 
Seasick Steve – Cheap 
The Bennett Brothers – Hold On Tight 
J P Soars – Sure As Hell Aint Fooling Me 
Crystal Shawanda – Voodoo Woman 
Tas Cru – Fool For The Blues 
Albert Castiglia – Drowing At The Bottom
Jeff Jensen – Downtown 
Geoff Achison – A New Bad Habit 
Lightning Hopkins – Let Me Play With Your Poodle 
Clifton Chenier – Moon Is Rising 
Myles Goodwyn – Last Time I’ll Sing The Blues 
Taj Mahal – New Strangers Blues

16 July 2018

#649 :: Midge Marsden Tribute (11 July 2018)

Midge Marsden is a New Zealand music icon. We pay tribute to him as we look forward to seeing him perform in Hamilton at Nivara Lounge. We've borrowed an interview by Lynn Freeman as she recently caught up with Midge Marsden on Radio NZ. Midge is retiring from the touring scene (or so he says) so be sure to catch him at a venue near you.

1 Midge Marsden - Travelling On
2 Hank Williams Jr - Takin Back The Country
3 Bob Dylan - On The Road Again
4 Midge Marsden - Carry My Blues Away
5 Midge Marsden talks to Lynn Freeman about the homestretch of touring*
6 Dean Haitani - 47 Stones
7 Buddy Guy - End Of The Line
8 Buddy Guy - Milking Muther For Ya
9 Jake Mason Trio - Candy Smack
10 Fabulous Thunderbirds - Horsin' Around
11 Midge Marsden - Move Up To Country
12 Willie J Foster - I Woke Up This Morning

*Original link to RNZ interview. Thank you Lynn and Midge.

5 July 2018

#648 :: Hour Of Blues Power With Darcy Perry (4 July 2018)

Independence Day Blues Room with Darcy Perry

1. Muddy Waters - The Blues Had a Baby and They Called it Rock ‘n Roll
2. Johnny Cash - Ragged Old Flag
3. Big Funk Blues Band - Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day
4. Rose Cousins - Chains
5. Taj Mahal and Keb Mo - Diving Duck Blues 
6. Charley Crockett - Ain’t Gotta Worry Child 
7. The War and Treaty - Set My Soul on Fire
8. John Moreland - Salisaw Blue
9. Big Mama Thornton - Ball and Chain
10. Devon Gifillian - Trouble Maker
11. Luke Winslow King - I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always
12. Blues Saraceno - Rock ‘n’ Roll
13. Dharmasoul and Jonah Tolchin - Love Again
14. The Bros. Landreth - How Deep is Your Love
15. Sam Cooke - Lost and Lookin’

30 June 2018

Midge Marsden and Band to play Hamilton's Nivara Lounge on 21st July 2018

Midge Marsden is New Zealand’s finest Rhythm and Blues artist.

Midge’s career is unparalleled in New Zealand and his professional career spans 50 years. He has played thousands of concerts to thousands of fans and has performed with a list of artists that reads like a definitive whose who of NZ music luminaries.

This year Midge is celebrating 50 years in the industry with the release of his double CD ' The Midge Marsden Collection'

The Midge Marsden Collection is a career retrospective, spanning 50 years in music from one of New Zealand's most revered musical entertainers and journeymen of rhythm and blues.

For the first time and curated by Midge himself, this special 28 - track 2CD release opens with a classic Van Morrison band influenced version of the Big Joe Williams song ' Baby Please Don't Go', recorded in 1967 by Wellington based R & B group ' The Breakaways' featuring Midge on lead vocals and harmonica.

The album offers a fascinating insight into Midge's musical history covering his classic R&B roots, country - fused, big band & blues rock genres.

Don't miss this opportunity to see Midge and the Band performing songs from his entire career, in what is guaranteed to be a sell out show.

#647 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday :: Eugene Hideaway Bridges Live In Tallahassee

Eugene Hideaway Bridges
Live In Tallahassee
Released: Jun 8, 2018
℗ 2018 Armadillo

In 2017 Eugene Hideaway Bridges was honored by The Jus’ Blues Music Foundation and awarded The Albert King Lifetime Award, “The Lucy Award”, for his outstanding contributions in continuing to keep the style of traditional Blues alive.

Inspired by this award and in memory of his bluesman father, Othineil Bridges Sr “Hideaway Slim” 1938 – 2015, Eugene has gone back to his roots. To the music Eugene learnt as a child sitting on the front porch, where “Hideaway Slim” showed Eugene how to play the blues. 

His 2018 release reflects this Live In Tallahassee. Recorded at the historic Bradfordville Blues Club in Tallahassee, Florida on August 11th, 2017.

The Eugene Hideaway Bridges Band, one night, one take.

Eugene Hideaway Bridges – Guitar & Vocals
David Webb – Piano / Organ
Kelpie McKenzie – Bass Guitar
Pat Manske – Drums

Here is a selection of tunes from Eugene Hideaway Bridges new album, Live In Tallahassee for this month's LIVE Blues Recording Wednesday. Enjoy!

Step By Step (Live)
I Can Never Forget (Live)
How Long (Live)
When The Blues Overtake You (Live)
Mom And Daddy's Place (Live)
Hold On A Little Bit Longer (Live)
Sweet Little Angel (Live)
Don't Call It Supper (Live)
I'm Holding On (Live)
I'll Be A King (Live)
I Can't Stop Loving You Baby (Live)
Rise Above It (Live)

24 June 2018

#646 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues with Fatt Max (20 June 2018)

Fatt Max rejoins us on The Blues Room for another Belly Fulla Blues. Dig in!

Tasha Taylor – Little Miss Suzie 
Chris Cain – Trying to Forget It 
B B King – When My Heart Beats Like A Hammer 
Freddy King – Hide Away 
Slim Harpo – Don’t Start Crying Now 
Eric Corne – Riding With Lady Luck 
Graham Bond – Strut Around 
Keef Hartley – Me and My Woman 
Rod Stewart – Im Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town 
Savoy Brown – Taste & Try Before You Buy 
Simo – Please 
Kitty Daisy & Lewis – Going Up The Country 
Lightnin’ Slim – Too Close Blues 
Flaming Mudcats – Mudcat Boogie 
Rolling Stones – Just Like I Treat You 
Taj Mahal – Big Legged Mamas Are Back In Style Again 
Biscuit Miller – Mr DJ

17 June 2018

#645 :: Songs about Gals! (13 June 2018)

Gals! Gals! Gals!

There's so many gooooood songs about gals. And of course some good songs about some bad gals too. Here's a small mix to kick things off. I'd like to bring another mix on air so tell us your favorite songs about a gal, or girl if you live outside of the USA.

Charlie Musselwhite - My Kinda Gal
Norah Jones - Bessie Smith
Flávio Guimarães & Prado Blues Band - Louise
Dana Dixon - Crazy Maisie
North Mississippi Allstars feat Anders Osbourne - Annabel
Chuck Berry - Nadine
Sean Costello - Lucille
Taj Mahal - Hello Josephine
Victor Wainwright - Thank You Lucille
Larkin Poe - Peach - Black Betty

8 June 2018

#644 :: Hour Of Blue Power With Darcy Perry (6 June 2018)

Winter is here and so is the blues! Here's Darcy Perry with another hour of blues power. 
Work that new mixing desk bro!

1. Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood
2. The Meters - Cossy Strut
3. Dr. John - (Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away
4. Fats Domino - Ain’t That A Shame
5. Darcy Perry & Nate Taiapa - Running and Hiding LIVE 
6. The Blues Brothers - She Caught the Katy
7. Rufus Thomas - The Memphis Train
8. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign
9. B.B. King - Caledonia 
10. Sam Cooke - Bring it on Home
11. Sam & Dave - Soul Man
12. Albert King - I’ll Play the Blues For You

4 June 2018

#643 :: New Zealand Music ( 30 May 2018)

Bands/artists from New Zealand.

1 Jan Preston - Gold Coast Boogie
2 Groove Express - Pretty Little Thang
3 The Jukes - I Ain't Superstitious
4 Tami Neilson - Loco Mama
5 The Fabulous Murray Brothers - Downunder
6 The Windy City Strugglers - Struggle No More
7 The Paul Garner Band - Preaching Blues
8 Midge Marsden - Carry My Blues Away
9 Li'l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine - Honey Leave Your Porch Light On
10 The Hipshooters - Manic Depression
11 Heart Attack Alley - Trouble

23 May 2018

#642 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday featuring Darcy Perry Band at Hamilton Gardens

Darcy Perry and his renowned blues ensemble present a live concert featuring songs from the Don’t Hold Back and Heavy Rain albums. Straight from the sound desk, this is the real deal. In the words of Simen ‘Bluekeys’ Taylor, “It ain't jazz, and it ain't pretty, but this is singing and playing that will make you feel alive.” 

Hailed as “one of the new breed of blues guitar heroes”, Perry earns his reputation as a charismatic live performer, with the band that went from playing bars to headlining international music festivals; harmonica ace Craig Bracken, Norwegian pianist Simen 'bluekeys' Taylor, bass player Paul Merriott 

A double-disc album recorded by Paul Krippner (PK Sound) on Friday night the 24th of February, at the Hamilton Gardens Summer Arts Festival. With plenty of improvised musical adventures, including some of the group's best known songs, this album captures blistering call and response between musicians who share a deep understanding of the blues. 

For the latter half of the concert they are also joined by the Young Blood Horns; Alistair Porter (trombone) and Andrew Hall (saxophones). Darcy's brother, Regan Perry (guitarist for Cornerstone Roots), also features as a special guest.

Mastered by Jason Backhouse at More Core Audio, Kelston, Auckland, NZ.

"Live At Hamilton Gardens" now on iTunes, Amplifier, Amazon, Google Play and Spotify.

1 Darcy Perry Band - Don't Hold Back
2 Darcy Perry Band - Peddler's Blues
3 Darcy Perry Band - Ten Thousand Miles From Norway
4 Darcy Perry Band - Night And Day
5 Darcy Perry Band - Living At The House Of Blues
6 Darcy Perry Band - Jade's Song
7 Darcy Perry Band - Heavy Rain
8 Darcy Perry Band - Leave This Town

16 May 2018

#641 :: Belly Fulla Blues with Fatt Max (16 May 2018)

Here's another great mix of blues and beyond from Fatt Max. He's just returned from his trip to the UK. Welcome back Fatt Max, this mix is boss! 

Jeff Jensen – I’m Living Off The Love You Give 
Shirley & Lee – You’d Be Thinking Of Me 
Dana Fuchs – Backstreet Baby 
Darren Watson – Too Many Millionaires 
Freddie Pate – Beer Drinking Dog 
Albert King – Albert's Groove No 2 
Velvet Bulldozer – Good Fool 
Velvet Bulldozer – Two Wrongs 
Prophecy – Seduction On The Line 
Eric Corne – Locomotion 
Michael Kaeshammer – Who Are You 
Robert Lockwood – Black Spider Blues 
Guitar Slim – Well I Done Got Over It 
C’Dell Davis – Keep On Snatching It Back 
Big Daddy Wilson – 7 Years 
Colin James – Riding In The Moonlight