29 June 2019

#698 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday :: Kai Strauss & The Electric Blues All Stars (26 June 2019)

This show is jammed packed with awesome artists starting out with Ruth Wyand who plans a return to NZ soon. Check out what's she's doing with her one woman show here. And my co-host, Fatt Max aka Dr Jellybone, gets acoustic for us, check out his latest new release on bandcamp, it's FREE! Flaming Mudcats are in the mix, their new new album, 'Cut Loose', is doing well. And to end the show a new track from Watermelon Slim, going out to my sister Sarah as she starts starts her Dry July. You got this Sarah! 

In this episode we feature music from Kai Strauss & The Electric Blues All-Stars, a band consisting of European blues musicians. Although this band grow up in Germany, they are equally as authentic sounding as their American musical counterparts and heroes. Strauss has earned a solid place in the hearts of the blues community over the past 25 years. 

"Even as a teenager, I was infected by the music of Buddy Guy, BB King or Jimmie Vaughan," says the guitarist and singer, who is now considered in the European scene as one of the big names, according to the magazine Bluesnews.

Four German Blues Awards (including Best Guitarist 2018, Best Band 2016), TV appearances, music magazine covers and concerts in more than 20 countries are notable benchmarks in Strauss' career.

Please check out Kai Strauss & The Electric Blues All-Stars's 'Live In Concert' album, it gets 5 out of 5 stars from me. Nate Taiapa (The Blues Room)

Ruth Wyand - Better Off Alone
Dr Jellybone Slim (Jellybone Blues) - Angry Rain
The Flaming Mudcats - Easy to Please
Kai Strauss & The Electric Blues All Stars (Live In Concert)
Gotta Let You Go
Ain't Gonna Ramble No More
Get The Ball Rolling
Highway Blues
Let Me Love You Baby
Shades Of Earl (Tribute To Ronnie Earl & Earl Hooker)
Watermelon Slim - Too Much Alcohol

22 June 2019

#697 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues with Fatt Max (19 June 2019)

Fatt Max brings together another excellent mix of blues roots, and blues fruits, throws them all in the same pot and serves it all up. Hmmmm, very tasty! Enjoy.

1. Jeremiah Johnson – Straitjacket 
2. Lightnin’ Hopkins & Sonny Terry – Got To Move Your Baby 
3. Mike Zito – Redbird
4. Milligan Vaughn Project – Driving You 
5. Rolling Stones – I Gotta Go 
6. Lil Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine – Whiskey & Ginger 
7. John Ginty & Aster Pheonyx – Mr Blues 
8. Swamp Thing – How Long 
9. The Bennett Brothers – Walk With The Devil 
10. Tiny Legs Tim – Second Round 
11. Billy Boy Arnold – I Ain't Got You 
12. Rick Estrin & The Night Cats – Calling All Fools 
13. Slim Harpo – I’m A King Bee 
14. Albert King – Travelling to California 
15. Skip Easterling – Hoochie Coochie Man 

18 June 2019

#696 :: Dr. John Tribute (12 June 2019)

Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. (November 20, 1941 – June 6, 2019) aka Dr. John, Rock N Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 6 time Grammy winner, songwriter, composer, producer and performer, created a unique blend of music which carried his hometown New Orleans at its heart, as it was always in his heart.

Dr. John Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya
Dr. John with Rickie Lee Jones - Makin' Whoopee!
Johnny Winter with Dr John - Walking On Gilded Splinters
Dr. John - Right Place, Wrong Time
Dr. John - Memories Of Professor Longhair
Dr. John - Wade In The Water
Dr. John - Desitively Bonnaroo
Dr. John - Revolution
Dr. John - Mama Roux
Dr. John with Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Winin' Boy Blues
The Rolling Stones with Dr. John - Let It Loose

6 June 2019

#695 :: Digging Deeper with Fatt Max - The Juke Joints (5 June 2019)

Fatt Max celebrates the Juke Joint music of the 1920s. Enjoy!

1. Fats Waller – All That Meat and No Potatoes 
2. Lil Green – Romance In The Dark 
3. Peetie Wheatstraw – Gangster’s Blues 
4. Blind Joe Fuller – Good Feeling Blues 
5. Georgia White – Mama Knows What Pappa Wants 
6. Big Bill Bronzy – Shine On Shine On 
7. Jay McShann – Vine Street Boogie 
8. Big Bill Bronzy – When I Been Drinking 
9. Sonny Boy Williamson – War Time Blues 
10. Jazz Gillum – Key To The Highway 
11. Art Tatum – Battery Bounce 
12. Sister Rosetta Tharpe – There Is Something Within Me 
13. Georgia White – Come Around To My House 
14. Sonny Boy Williamson – I Been Dealing With The Devil 
15. Big Bill Bronzy – Rocking Chair Blues 
16. Peetie Wheatstraw – Look Out For Yourself 
17. Tommy McLennan – Whiskey Head 
18. Ollie Shepherd – Cool Kind Papa

2 June 2019

#694 :: Tryin' To Make A Living - 2019 Releases (29 May 2019)

A musical mix of 2019 releases. 

1 Colin Linden & Luther Dickinson w/ The Tennessee Valentines feat. Rachael Davis - Careless Love
2 Bob Corritore feat. Sugaray Rayford & Junior Watson - Trying To Make A Living
3 Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram feat. Buddy Guy - Fresh Out 
4 Gary Clark Jr. - Dirty Dishes Blues
5 Albert Castiglia - Too Much Seconal
6 Alexis Evans - It's Not Wrong
7 Joanne Shaw Taylor - I'm Only Lonely
8 Dr Jellybone Slim - Jellybone Boogie
9 Jimmie Vaughan - No One To Talk To (But The Blues)
10 Mary Lane - Leave That Wine Alone
11 Tedeschi Trucks Band - Signs, High Times
12 The Duke Robillard Band - Yes We Can
13 Brandon Santini - Drive You Off My Mind
14 Blues Etilicos - 3.000