Saturday, August 30, 2014

Final Episode of Blues Power, For Now

This is my last episode of Blues Power before I take a break to focus on my internship at Smithsonian Folkways in D.C. However, I will continue to post on Facebook about blues in Kansas, the D.C. area, and anything really cool that comes up during my internship.

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1.  Jonny Lang--Still Rainin'--4:50
     from Wander this World
2.  Sugar Ray Norcia--Country Girl--5:11
     from Live at the Knickerbocker
3.  John Nemeth--Country Boy--4:59
     from Blues Live
4.  Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers--Devil's Foot--6:22
     from Keepin' It Real
5.  John Lee Hooker--House Rent Boogie--6:27
     from The Best of John Lee Hooker 1965-1974
6.  Mississippi Fred McDowell--Levee Camp Blues--5:35
     from The Best of Mississippi Fred McDowell
7.  Albert King--Blues Power--10:16
     from Live Wire/Blues Power
8.  Joanne Shaw Taylor--Going Home--4:50
     from White Sugar
9.  Double Trouble with Jonny Lang--Ground Hog Day--3:58
     from Been a Long Time
10.  Double Trouble with Dr. John--Baby, There's No One Like You--5:11
       from Been a Long Time
11.  Pinetop Perkins--Big Fat Mama--4:38
       from Born in the Delta
12.  Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble--Couldn't Stand the Weather--7:28
       from Live at Montreux 1982 & 1985
13.  Ted Nugent--Baby Please Don't Go--6:00
       from Great Gonzos! The Best of Ted Nugent

This is episode #181 of Blues Power with Ben

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Rock with Zach Arnberger

This week I'm joined by my friend Zach Arnberger to talk about some of his favorite rock songs, both classic and modern.

1. Red Hot Chili Peppers-- Californication--5:22
    from Californication
2. Radiohead--Paranoid Android--6:23
    from OK Computer
3. Pink Floyd--Comfortably Numb--6:24
    from The Wall
4. Oasis--Morning Glory--5:04
    from (What's the Story) Morning Glory
5. Oasis--Slideaway--6:32
    from Definitely Maybe
6. The Libertines--Death on the Stairs--3:44
    from Don't Look Back Into the Sun EP
7. The Beatles--A Day in the Life--5:34
    from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
8. Arctic Monkeys--Do Me a Favour--3:27
    from Favourite Worst Nightmare
9. Arctic Monkeys--505--4:14
    from Favourite Worst Nightmare
10. The Beatles--Helter Skelter--4:30
      from The Beatles (The White Album)
11. The Beatles--Misery--1:50
      from Please Please Me
12. Dire Straits--Sultans of Swing--5:49
      from Dire Straits
13. Pink Floyd--The Trial--5:19
      from The Wall

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Fall Live Blues Preview!

On this week's show I will preview all of the great LIVE BLUES coming to North Central and Northeast Kansas this fall blues season!  Check out the bottom of this post for links to the venue and festival websites.

1.  Samantha Fish--Black Wind Howlin'--6:54
     from Black Wind Howlin'
2.  Trampled Under Foot--Dark of the Night--3:46
     from Badlands
3.  Red State Blues Band--Down at the Ville--3:00
     from Down at the Ville
4.  Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph, & Quinn Sullivan--Damn Right, I've Got the Blues
     from Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013
5.  Katy Guillen & the Girls--Grind--4:14
     from When I Get Away
6.  Josh Garrett & the Bottomline--Take Me Home--5:11
     from Live on Printer's Alley
7.  Mr. Sipp--Why You Do Me This Way--4:40
     from It's My Guitar
8.  The Slide Brothers--Wade in the Water--4:57
     from Robert Randolph Presents: The Slide Brothers
9.  Moreland & Arbuckle--Gonna Send You Back to Georgia--4:08
     from Bluzapalooza
10.  Bernard Allison & Walter Trout--When Will It Ever Change--4:08
       from Full Circle
11.  Doug Prescott Band--Crank It Up--4:00
       from Karma & the Big Caboose
12.  Arsen Shomakhov--Groove On!--4:04
       from Dynamic
13.  Alexis P. Suter Band--25 Years--3:51
       from Love the Way You Roll
14.  Joe Bonamassa--Different Shades of Blue--4:37
       from Different Shades of Blue
15.  Johnny Winter--Come on My Kitchen

Little Apple Music Festival
Arts in the Park
Topeka Blues Society 2014 Blues Challenge
Uncle Bo's Blues Bar
Red State Blues Band
McCain Auditorium
Paxico Blues Festival
Jammin' in J.C. Blues & Barbecue Festival
Blues Masters at the Crossroads

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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


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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