Saturday, April 23, 2011


Herve Duerson - Easy Drag
Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell - Midnight Hour Blues

Lil Son Jackson - Wondering Blues
Floyd Jones - Dark Road
               L-R Floyd Jones, Big Walter Horton, and Sunnyland Slim
Lil Green - Knockin Myself Out
Lightnin' Hopkins - Don't Think Cause You're Pretty
The Georgia Browns - Tampa Strut
The Black Billy Sunday - This Old World's in a Hell of a Fix
Charley Patton - High Water Everywhere part 1 & 2
Irene Scruggs w/ Blind Blake - Married Man Blues
Oliver Brown - Oh You Devil You
Robert Johnson - Kind Hearted Woman Blues
Freddie Spruell - Low Down Mississippi Bottom Man
Buddy Moss - Tricks Aint Walkin no More
Alberta Hunter & the Red Onions Jazz Band - Nobody knows the way I feel dis mornin'

Bertha "Chippie" Hill - Some Cold Day
Leadbelley - Goodnight Ireme
Little Willie Johnson - Dark Was the Night
Fats Waller - Your Feets too Big
Bunk Johnson - Sister Kate

Joe King Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton - King Porter
Ma Rainey - Slow Driving Moan
Memphis Slim - Beer Drinkin Woman
Buddy Boy Hawkins - Workin on the Railroad
Soloman King Hill
Mississippi John Hurt - Spike Driver Blues
Josh White - Hard Time Blues
Tommy McClennan - Highway No. 51
Blind Willie Mctell - Just as well (You've got to die)
Dan Pickett - Baby How long
Big Bill Broonzy - All I Got Belongs to You
Reverend Gary Davis - If I Had My Way
Lonnie Johnson - Tomorrow Night
King Oliver's Jazz Band - Mabel's Dream

Thursday, April 14, 2011

4/11/11 - Introducing Louisiana Jazz Bands!

Incorporating some early jazz from New Orleans - so fun!

Joe Calicott - Fare Thee Well

Tommy Johnson Morning Prayer
Jim Thompkins - Bedside Blues
Raymond Barrow - Walking Blues
Tony Hollins - Crawlin King Snake
Big Joe & his Washboard Band - When You Said Goodbye
Noah Lewis - Devil in the Woodpile
     You've heard Noah Lewis before, as one of Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers

Blind Boy Fuller - Truckin' My Blues Away
Speckled Red - Right String But the Wrong Yo-Yo
Ike Turner - All the Blues All the Time

      We went more modern with Ike Turner - he originally recorded this jam session in 1959
Smokey Hogg - Little School Girl

Furry Lewis - Judge Harsh blues
Jelly Roll Morton - Buddy Bolden's Blues
Ida Cox - Mojo Hand Blues

Blind Blake - Early Morning Blues
Skip James - Hard Luck Child
Arnold Wiley - Arnold Wiley Rag
The Chicago Footwarmers - My Baby
Will Ezell - Playing the Dozen
Kid Ory & his Creole Jazz Band - Creole Song

Ishman Bracey - Mobile Stomp
Johnny Dodd's Black Bottom Stompers - New Orleans Stomp

Eubie Blake - Charleston Rag
Henry Brown - Deep Morgan

Papa Charlie Jackson - Skoodle Um Skoo
New Orleans Wanderers - Papa Dip
Freddie Keppard & his Jazz Cardinals - Salty Dog
Bessie Smith - Mean Old Bedbug Blues

Cow Cow Davenport - Alabama Strut
James P. Johnson - The Charleston
Blind Blake - Southern Rag
Blind Boy Fuller - Piccolo Rag
Buddy Boy Hawkins - A Rag Blues

New Orleans Rhythm Kings - Panama Rag/Jazz it blues

Saturday, April 9, 2011

3/28/11 - First Show of Spring with a Pinetop Perkins/Boogie Woogie Tribute

Starting off the show with some Delta Blues classics...

Blind Willie Mctell - Kill it Kid Rag
Leadbelley - Yellow Jacket
Big Bill Broonzy - In the Evenin'
Mississippi John Hurt - Louis Collins

Pinetop Perkins (July 7, 1913 - March 21, 2011)
Joseph William "Pinetop" Perkins was born in Mississippi in 1913 and started playing guitar and piano at a young age. After suffering an arm injury, he dropped the guitar and went on to become known for his piano playing. He toured with other great musicians at the time, such as Sonny Boy Williamson and Elmore James. He recorded tracks with Earl Hooker in the 50's.
(L to R): Joe Willie Wilkins, Pinetop Perkins, Sonny Boy Williamson II, announcer Hugh Smith, James "Peck" Curtis, and Houston Stackhouse on the King Biscuit Time program in the KFFA Radio studio, 1944

His solo career was very successful, and continued touring well into his 90s.

One of his own first recorded songs was "Pinetop's New Boogie Woogie," originally written by Pinetop Smith. That's how we started off the tribute - with Pinetop Smith and a whole set of songs from the "Boogie Woogie" genre that Perkins was known for. Boogie Woogie is associated with being one of the roots of American rock 'n roll!

Pinetop Perkins - How Long Blues (from his album Born in the Delta)
Pinetop Perkins - Blues After Hours (Born in the Delta)
Pinetop Smith - Pinetop's New Boogie Woogie
Pinetop Smith - I'm Sober Now
Walter Roland - Big Mama
Jimmy Yancey - Shave 'em Dry

Pinetop's Boogie Woogie covers:
Jo Stafford - Pinetop's Boogie

Speckled Red - Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
"Cripple" Clarence Lofton - Pinetop's Boogie Woogie

Harry the Hipster Gibson - 4F Ferdinand (request!)

Albert Ammons - Pinetop's Blues
Montana Taylor - Indiana Avenue Stomp

Meade Lux Lewis - Doll House Blues
Lucille Bogan - They ain't walkin No more
Henry Brown - Pickin 'em Out Again
Rosetta Howard - Let Your Linen Hang Low
Whistlin Alex More - Ice Pick Blues
Walter Roland  - Big Mama

Max Morath - Pickles and Peppers
Gatemouth Moore - Boogie Woogie Papa

Mercy Dee - Have you Ever Been Out in the ountry
Nolan "Barrel House" Welsch - Dying pickpocket Blues
5 Red Caps - Boogie Woogie Ball

Coleman Hawkins - Hawkins Barrel house
Pete Johnson - G-Flat blues

Jelly Roll Morton - Hesitation Blues
Memphis Slim - John Henry
Jabo Williams - Pratt City Blues

my favorite song: Jelly Roll Morton is known for Rag over Boogie-Woogie, but it's all in good piano fun!

3/21/11 - Last Show of Winter Quarter!

Scrapper Blackwell - Kokomo Blues

Barbeque Bob - Black Skunk Blues
Black Ace - Whiskey & Woman

Bumble Bee Slim - If the Blues was Whiskey
Pinetop Burks - Shake the Shack
Louise Johnson - All Night Long Blues
Pink Anderson & Simanie Dooley - Every Day in the Week

Floyd Council - Runaway Man Blues
Memphis Slim - How Long
Lightnin' Hopkins - Lonesome in Your Home
Robert Lockwood Jr. - Little Boy Blue
Arthur Crudup - Black Pony Blues
Tampa Red - It Hurts Me Too
Kid Bailey - Rowdy Blues
Jaybird Coleman - Coffee Grinder

Sam Collins - Graveyard Digger Blues


Thanks to Andy V from Midnight Anthem (Midnight-2am) for subbing!

Howlin' Wolf - Shake For Me
Lonnie Johnson - Another Night to Cry
Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Down By the Riverside

John Lee Hooker - Baby Don't Me Wrong
Robert Johnson - I Believe I'll Dust My Room
Big Joe Williams - Rootin' Ground Hog

Skip James - I'm So Glad
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - Death Valley Blues

Arthur Petties - Down South Blues
Mississippi John Hurt - Praying On the Old Camp Ground
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Long Distance Moan
Charley Patton - Going To Move to Alabama
Big Bill Broonzy - Ridin' on Down

Dick Hyman - Kitten On the Keys
Max Morath - Pickles and Peppers
Max Morath in 1960 playing "Pickles and Peppers" It was originally composed by Adaline Shepherd.

Richard Zimmerman - Rags to Burn
Oliver Brown - Oh You Devil You
Speckled Red - The Dirty Dozen

Cow Cow Davenport - Chimin' the Blues