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