Saturday, June 18, 2016

Welcome to the author of Encyclopedia of SC Blues and Jazz


Blues Moon Radio and Clair DeLune are excited to welcome the author of the Encyclopedia of SC Jazz & Blues (USC PRESS), Benjamin Franklin V, Ph.D., on Tuesday's show, June 21st, 2016.

As a fellow author [of South Carolina Blues, on Arcadia Publishing], it is both an honor and a thrill to have Ben Franklin, who just released the Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz & Blues as our guest host for the entire two-hour show, which will feature South Carolina musicians and stories and biographies from his amazingly detailed book that took five years to compile!

During Ben's and my planning luncheon yesterday, I exclaimed how much I wished his book had come out when I began teaching Blues history... but no matter how long it took, it is worth it. I've reviewed the book for a publication and highly recommend it for any history, music and/or SC lover.

Please join us as we take a tour back in time - nearly a century's worth of music from our own Sandlapper musicians. This show is going to be more fun than the law allows in most states... and I'll be in a state of euphoria!

Enjoy these wonderful SC artists on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. on WUSC-FM at www.wusc.sc.edu.

 
Many thanks to Dr. Franklin for sharing his music lore - and we are excited to have him back on the airwaves of WUSC, where his long-running jazz how originated decades ago. Thanks you to as well for lending us your ears each "Tuesday Bluesday"...
Clair DeLune and RockyDawg Blues Defender ( who will be playing along on the mouth harp).
 
As always we thank our underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe, the UU Coffeehouse and California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray.

You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...

www.papajazz.com
http://uucoffeehouse.org/
https://www.facebook.com/CalRepublic

Matt Walsh interview on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A special thanks to Matt Walsh for appearing on Blues Moon Radio on Tuesday, June 14th.

Matt Walsh talked about his new band, the Low Counts, said to sound "like Black Sabbath meets T-Model Ford", with a reviewer commenting, "I thought I was listening to four people!"

The Low Counts are a Rock-n-Roll guitar-drum duo and their original music is a hodge-podge of the all of the sounds that influence them the most. In the interview, Walsh talks about the current band and hearkened back to the days when he played solo, as well as times with Bob Margolin (who will be featured on an upcoming edition of the show) and Hubert Sumlin. If you missed the show, we do hope to upload a copy of the interview to our Blues Moon Radio YouTube channel sometime soon.

In case you missed the show, click here for a video of the group.

We also welcomed the lovely Ashleigh Lancaster who, as a staff member of One Columbia, is helping foster music and cultural awareness. The upcoming Make Music Columbia Festival from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. across Columbia on Tuesday, June 21st promises to be something to take "note" about!

Thank you to both my wonderful guests - we apologize for the after-the-fact post... we had a major storm and power outage, so... better late that never: playlists below...
All the best from your Blues pals,
Clair DeLune and RockyDawg Blues Defender
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There were a few extra songs not on the list above that we played at the tag end of the show - they came from "leftovers" from earlier playlists...
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As always we thank our underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe, the UU Coffeehouse and California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray.

You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...

www.papajazz.com
http://uucoffeehouse.org/
https://www.facebook.com/CalRepublic

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Welcoming local artists Alien Carnival live on Tuesday, May 7, 2016 to Blues Moon Radio

We have special guests from the local band, Alien Carnival, appearing live on Tuesday, May 7, 2016 to Blues Moon Radio, so we will welcome them and talk about their influences, including Carolina ones like Josh White.

Alien Carnival band
They are ranking high on ReverbNation at #28 as of this writing and the band receives raves whenever they play, most recently to a receptive crowd at First Thursday in the courtyard between Tapp's and Michael's CafĂ© on Main in Columbia, S.C.  - LINK: https://www.reverbnation.com/aliencarnival

They will play a few tunes and share some from those who have shaped their "folkadelic" influences - some Blues, some not; but all are Roots music-based. Join us for a lively discussion and some great music!

We'll fill in the remaining time with music pulled from this list - no theme, just some cuts selected because your host enjoyed them and thinks you will, too!



Rocky and I hope you have a lovely rest of the weekend, and we'll wish you well until we "see" you on the air Tuesday!

As always we thank our underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe, the UU Coffeehouse and California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray.

You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...

www.papajazz.com
http://uucoffeehouse.org/
https://www.facebook.com/CalRepublic

Monday, May 30, 2016

Blues, Food and Mules to haul it your way Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Blues Moon Radio for Tuesday May 31, 2016
Food and mule-themed shows
 
 
We knew we'd "cooked" too many Blues-food-themed songs last week; so we put them in cold storage for this week... things are heating up and many of these wonderful tunes were suggested by listeners... so once again, we welcome you to sit down, strap on your bib and get ravenous!
 
We'll also feature some songs about mules. Most of us are trained to think of mules as stubborn, balky creatures. However, mules are very hard workers and are one of the keys to this country's development, especially in the West and in any agrarian-based community. Mules are a mix of a horse and donkey (and depending on whether the donkey is the sire or not, you get a different type of mule). Mules combine the best of both breeds of equine, and sometimes the worst of both - but that's rare and can probably be attributed to its human not knowing how to treat it.
 
A horse is a very willing creature and will work itself to death to please its human(s). A mule won't. A mule knows when you have piled that last straw atop a wagon, or plowed one too many furrows and will not take one more step that puts its life/health at risk.
 
A mule will sit down and refuse to budge when it knows it is being asked to do too much for its survival.



"Let's sit down and talk this out, shall we, fellas?"
So, because I admire much about a mule - especially that aspect of self-preservation, and because I have the tendencies of a horse (meaning I let people pile more and more "To-Do's" on me until I drop) I am learning to sit down when there's too much plopped atop my wagon.

I often hear about jobs where they make their people work harder and harder; thus, over the years it just becomes impossible to meet expectations. Sometimes you just have to employ self-protection, so this portion of the show is for you folks... and it is called: "Ain't plowin' the Lower 40."

Go mules!
 
But first, we'll treat you right and "feed" you the way we should! Here are more great food-themed songs to treat our listeners to:

 
Here are our mule songs - and I'm having a real gee-haw moment (I wonder if that's where the term yee-haw came from? Gee is right and haw is left for a mule team... hmmm?).
 
 
 
Finally, in the "warming oven" ... for June 7 - even more food treats!:
 



Thank you for tuning in...
Now: I'm hopping on my mule and galloping off to eat! I'm starving!
See you Tuesday for some super tasty "licks" on Blues Moon Radio!
Lickin' our chops,
Clair DeLune and Rocky Dawg, Blues Defender

As always we thank our underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe, the UU Coffeehouse and California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray.

You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...

www.papajazz.com
http://uucoffeehouse.org/
https://www.facebook.com/CalRepublic

Monday, May 23, 2016

Blues and Food on Blues Moon Radio Tuesdays, May 24 and 31, 2016

 
 
Blues Moon Radio for Tuesdays May 24 - 31, 2016
Food-themed shows
Many of these wonderful tunes were suggested by listeners, among those who made suggestions/requests are some of the most respected Bluesmen on the circuit today... so, sit down, strap on your bib and remember, when I tell you the moon is made of green cheese, you just grab your crackers and stand in line! My co-host Rocky avers that he prefers Pigmeat to crackers.
 

 
Forgive us as we take a moment out to pay tribute to the ever lovely and classic Lucille and to great Mamas everywhere - we are making up for the fact that we simply did not have time in advance of Mother's Day:
 
 
More great food-themed songs to treat our listeners to:

 
and, in the "warming oven" ... for May 31st or beyond:

Thank you for tuning in... n
Now: I'm off to the kitchen! I'm starving!
See you next week on Blues Moon Radio!
Lickin' our chops,
Clair DeLune and Rocky Dawg, Blues Defender

As always we thank our underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe, the UU Coffeehouse and California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray.

You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...

www.papajazz.com
http://uucoffeehouse.org/
https://www.facebook.com/CalRepublic

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Blues Moon Radio for May 17, 2016

Tonight's show features some stormy weather and shameful behavior. Yes. Shameful.

That makes the blues "The Blues!"

We will kick off the show with one of my favorite Blues characters:


Wynonie Harris – Stormy Night Blues: 
Mr. Blues, as he was known… a Nebraska native whose early influences in the Midwest included Jimmy Rushing and Big Joe Turner (a true-blues shouter’s Blues Shouter). His first NYC break came from Lucky Millender who hired him. He went on to influence many, including Elvis Presley… Harris was known for his sly, Playboy ways, in addition to his singing and dancing skills, and was extremely smooth and very popular with women.
 
The rest of the show will come from the list, below, and we'll cherry pick some goodies from past weeks that we didn't have time to play.
 
Cuts 10 and 11 fall into our new genre addition of Garage band music from the 60s - not Blues, but a fun departure - for kicks! Enjoy... I think you will!
 On an Americana note... so sorry we lost Guy Clark today - his bride of 40 years predeceased him and I'm sure awaited his arrival with open arms.
#Mean2016

Thanks as always for tuning in each Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at www.wusc.sc.edu
Clair DeLune and RockyDawg, Blues Defender!

As always we thank our underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe, the UU Coffeehouse and California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray.

You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...

www.papajazz.com
http://uucoffeehouse.org/
https://www.facebook.com/CalRepublic