Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Smithsonian Folkways

This week I'm starting the show with 12 tracks of traditional blues from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings in Washington, D.C., where I have recently been accepted for an internship.  After that, I'll play some songs from a couple of Blues Power fans and a few new CDs that I've been featuring lately.

I plan to do about three more episodes of Blues Power before taking a break from the show to focus on my internship.



1.  Cat Iron--Jimmy Bell--2:21
     from Classic Blues from Smithsonian Folkways
2.  Lightnin' Hopkins--Penitentiary Blues--2:57
     from Lightnin' Hopkins
3.  Big Bill Broonzy--Mule-Ridin' Blues--3:47
     from Classic Blues from Smithsonian Folkways
4.  Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon--Joggie Boogie--3:28
     from Classic Blues from Smithsonian Folkways
5.  Josh White--Outskirts of Town--3:07
     from Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways
6.  Henry Townsend--All My Money's Gone--2:58
     from Classic Piano Blues from Smithsonian Folkways
7.  Barbara Dane--'Way Behind the Sun--3:51
     from Classic Blues from Smithsonian Folkways, Vol. 2
8.  Doc Watson--Sitting on Top of the World--3:01
     from Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways
9.  Leadbelly--Leaving Blues--2:23
     from Classic Blues from Smithsonian Folkways
10.  Pink Anderson--You Don't Know My Mind--2:40
       from Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways
11.  Roosevelt Sykes--44 Blues--2:45
       from Classic Blues from Smithsonian Folkways, Vol. 2
12.  Sticks McGhee with J.C. Burris & Sonny Terry--Wine Blues (Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-Oh-Dee)--3:43
       from Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways
13.  Doug Prescott Band--Did You Bring Da Groove?--3:41
       from Karma & the Big Caboose
14.  Forrest McDonald Band--V8 Ford--7:15
       from Turnaround Blues
15.  Junior Wells with Derek Trucks--I'm Gonna Move to Kansas City--3:42
       from Come on in This House
16.  Big Walter Horton with Ronnie Earl & Sugar Ray Norcia--It's Not Easy--4:47
       from Live at the Knickerbocker
17.  Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Warren Haynes--Breaking Up Somebody's Home--5:01
       from Goin' Home



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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Live Blues Review and New Music

This week I'm playing songs from some of the great blues musicians who were in the area over the past week, and then I'm sharing some music from the latest additions to my blues collection.



1.  Hamilton Loomis--No No No--3:51
     from Blind Pig Records 30th Anniversary Collection
2.  Anthony Gomes--Anywhere You Run--3:57
     from Up 2 Zero
3.  The Old No. 5s--Traveling Riverside Blues--3:17
     from Sour Mash
4.  Sad Sam Blues Jam--Love Me So--3:31
5.  Junior Wells with Derek Trucks--What My Mama Told Me/That's All Right--4:34
     from Come On in This House
6.  Big Walter Horton with Ronnie Earl & Sugar Ray Norcia--What's On Your Worried Mind--7:46
     from Live at the Knickerbocker
7.  Dave Fields--Voodoo Eyes--4:18
     from All In
8.  Selwyn Birchwood--Don't Call No Ambulance--3:51
     from Alligator Records: 21st Century Blues & Roots
9.  Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials--Musical Mechanical Electrical Man--3:27
     from Alligator Records: 21st Century Blues & Roots
10.  Robert Randolph & the Family Band--Pressing My Way--12:27
       from Live at the Wetlands
11.  Kenny Wayne Shepherd--You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now--8:05
       from Goin' Home

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Energy!

This week's theme is high energy blues, so crank up the volume and let it rock!



1.  Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band--You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover--3:29
     from Goin' Home
2.  Sad Sam Blues Jam--My Name--3:04
3.  Jared James Nichols--Can You Feel It--3:31
4.  Tommy Castro--Serves Me Right to Suffer--6:45
     from Tommy Castro Presents: The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Review
5.  Tab Benoit with Jimmy Hall--Muddy Bottom Blues--6:34
     from Night Train to Nashville
6.  Robert Randolph & the Family Band--Ted's Jam--11:12
     from Live at the Wetlands
7.  Joanne Shaw Taylor--Soul Station--6:16
     from Almost Always Never
8.  Popa Chubby--If the Diesel Don't Get You Then the Jet Fuel Will--5:23
     from Big Man Big Guitar
9.  Johnny Winter--Rollin' and Tumblin'--3:27
     from The Best of Johnny Winter
10.  JP Soars--Where'd You Stay Last Night--4:12
       from More Bees with Honey
11.  Cassie Taylor--No No--4:10
       from Out of My Mind
12.  John Lee Hooker--Bang, Bang, Bang, Bang--4:47
       from The Best of John Lee Hooker 1965-1974
13.  Curtis Salgado--A Woman or the Blues--4:22
       from Soul Shot
14.  Joe Bonamassa--Woke Up Dreaming--10:06
       from Live from the Royal Albert Hall



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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

First Show of June with More Great Blues

Enjoy songs from Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Robert Randolph, The White Stripes, Joe Bonamassa, and more in this week's episode of Blues Power!



1.  Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Robert Randolph--Still a Fool--7:29
     from Goin' Home
2.  Howlin' Wolf--Down in the Bottom--2:14
     from Howlin' Wolf/Moanin' in the Moonlight
3.  The White Stripes--Ball and Biscuit--7:21
     from Elephant
4.  Big Bill Morganfield--Left Alone--2:54
     from Blues in the Blood
5.  Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers--Feel the Heat--6:07
     from Feel the Heat
6.  Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers--Quicksand--5:27
     from Tough and Tender
7.  Hound Dog Taylor--Ain't Got Nobody--3:31
     from Deluxe Edition
8.  Nick Moss--Why Should I Care--3:19
     from Privileged
9.  Bart Walker--It's All Good--4:11
     from Waiting on Daylight
10.  R.L. Burnside--Mellow Peaches--2:58
       from Mississippi Hill Country Blues
11.  Bill Perry--My Baby Loves to Dance--4:20
       from Don't Know Nothing About Love
12.  Joe Bonamassa--Are You Experienced?--7:00
       from Tour De Force - Borderline
13.  Joe Bonamassa--Somewhere Trouble Don't Go--4:59
       from Driving Towards the Daylight



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Saturday, May 31, 2014

More KWS and Bonamassa, Lang, and Long Blues Jams

This week I have more songs from Kenny Wayne Sheperd and Joe Bonamassa's new albums, one from Jonny Lang's first album, and five long blues jams, including Matt Schofield's 18-minute-long take on The Letter.



1.  Kenny Wayne Shepherd--The House Is Rockin'--3:00
     from Goin' Home
2.  Joe Bonamassa--Burning Hell--7:08
     from Tour de Force - Borderline
3.  Jonny Lang--Changes--3:17
     from Smokin'
4.  Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, & Bo Diddley--Long Distance Call (Moanin' at Midnight)--9:15
     The Super Super Blues Band
5.  New Orleans Nightcrawlers--Oye Como Va--7:02
     from Live at the Old Point
6.  Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble--Voodoo Child (Slight Return)--10:51
     from Live at Montreux 1982 & 1985
7.  Matt Schofield--The Letter--18:47
     from Live from the Archive
8.  Booker T. Jones with Steve Cropper, Keb' Mo', Blake Mills, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, and Albert Lee--Green Onions--7:26
     from Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013



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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

New Music & Jammin' Away the Blues

This episode features songs from Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Joe Bonamassa's new albums and music from the artists who performed at Jammin' Away the Blues in Lincoln on Saturday, as well as songs from a couple more Blues Power fans.



1.  Kenny Wayne Shepherd feat. Joe Walsh & Kim Wilson--I Love the Life I Live--5:40
     from Goin' Home
2.  Kevin Selfe--Midnight Creeper--7:09
     from Long Walk Home
3.  Mitch Kashmar--Nickels & Dimes--5:52
     from Nickels & Dimes
4.  Deak Harp--Mad Dog 20/20--6:39
     from Mississippi Bound
5.  Honeyboy Turner Band--Chicken Shack--3:48
     from Billiard Playin' Mama
6.  Back Porch Blues Band--Reaper Man--4:45
     from One More Before You Go
7.  Richard Doredant--I'm a Freight Train--3:28
8.  Joe Bonamassa--Chains & Things--7:36
     from Tour de Force--Shepherd's Bush Empire





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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Deak Harp, Rachelle Coba, and More!

This week's show features music from Deak Harp, who will be at Jammin' Away the Blues in Lincoln on the 17th, Rachelle Coba, who has represented Topeka and Wichita at the International Blues Challenge, and a bunch of other great musicians from Joe Bonamassa to John Nemeth.



1.  Deak Harp--Dirty Rosie--5:48
     from Mississippi Bound
2.  Rachelle Coba--Never Been to Memphis--3:05
     from Mother Blues
3.  Joe Bonamassa--Young Man Blues--9:40
     from Beacon Theatre--Live from New York
4.  Beau Jocque & the Zydeco Hi-Rollers--I Ain't Gonna Worry My Life No More--3:37
     from Zydeco Giant
5.  Big Bill Broonzy--All By Myself--2:32
     from Big Bill's Blues
6.  Bruce Katz with Mighty Sam McClain--I'm Gonna Love You--4:25
     from Mississippi Moan
7.  Trampled Under Foot--Wrong Side of the Blues--5:05
     from Wrong Side of the Blues
8.  The Vaughan Brothers--Long Way from Home--3:15
     from Family Style
9.  The Rockin' Johnny Band--A Man and the Blues--7:42
     from Now's the Time
10.  Johnny Winter--It's My Own Fault--11:55
       from The Best of Johnny Winter
11.  James Harman Band--I Declare--4:36
       from Blues Guitar Spotlight (Black Top)
12.  John Nemeth--Love Gone Crazy--5:27
       from Blues Live



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