Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Blues Moon Radio Christmas Show Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

We will finish our holiday fest this evening, and wrap up a wonderful semester of music.

We have some we didn't get to play last week, and some new for this week... our artist of the year, Drink Small, the Blues Doctor will treat us to a Christmas song, and we hope you will have a wonderful holiday break. We'll be back on the air when the University opens back up, so please mark your calendars and set your reminders for Tuesday, Jan. 13th, 2015 at 6 p.m. on WUSC-FM (www.wusc.sc.edu).

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Blues Moon Radio Holiday playlist for Dec. 2 and 9, 2014

Blues Moon Radio Holiday playlist
Tuesdays, Dec. 2 and 9, 2014
WUSC-FM and HD1 Columbia
Stream us at www.wusc.sc.edu
Tuesday is Bluesday from 6-8 p.m. ET (-5 GMT)

Little bells are a jinglin', but little Johnny is on his way to the hoosegow... the tree us up, but spirits are down... every now and again there is a glimmer of Hope, but she's probably just sneaking a peek at what is in her stocking.

It's time again for that revered, venerated and celebrated event... the annual Christmas Blues show on WUSC FM, hosted for the past 25 Christmas seasons by Clair DeLune.

Tune in for the last two shows of the year and hear rare musical cuts that you probably never knew existed, along with some old chestnuts (not roasting on an open fire) by Blues, Roots and Soul artists you do know, such as Etta James and James Brown; then revel in newly rediscovered rarities by less mainstream Blues artists, such as Smokey Hogg.

Put another log on the fire, simmer some hot chocolate on the stove, put your jammies on (yes, the ones with the feet will do nicely this time of year) and let us spin some tunes you are unlikely to hear elsewhere - perhaps a little double-entendre Blues from Roosevelt Sykes and Butterbeans and Susie as you and your sweetie trim your tree?

It is my true joy to dedicate this show to you, our Blues Moon Radio listeners... I wish each of you a wonderful holiday season and thank you for tuning in for the 25th edition of Blues Moon Christmas - may the moon shine brightly upon you in 2015.

The playlists for these two weeks is below. We are especially pleased to feature new holiday music from Eric Selby - we're going to decide what cut to play in studio (there have to be some surprises, you know!) so be sure to check out his Web page if you'd like his holiday CD.

The show would not be complete without Drink Small's signature song, "Never Too Late to do Right."

Stay Bluesy!

Clair DeLune and RockyDawg, Blues Defender

Monday, November 24, 2014

Blues Moon Radio playlist for Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 - Thanksgiving Feast

Welcome, Blues fans!
Here's a veritable Blues feast for your Thanksgiving table.

We hope you and yours will enjoy much bounty, be grateful for your blessings and share what you can with those less fortunate. We thank you for allowing us to come into your homes, cars and audio equipment of all types over the years to bring you what we feel is nothing but the best in Blues, R&B and Roots music.

We do it all for you... and we appreciate you listening!

Please come LIKE us on Facebook at Blues Moon Radio, and give a LIKE to our Bluesman of the Millennium, Drink Small - the world's Blues Doctor at Drink Small, the Blues Doctor.

Thanks to you all... we are still here playing great music each Tuesday for the past 25 years.

We're humbly grateful!
RockyDawg, who is gnawing on some turkey right now ... 
...and Clair DeLune, who lives to play Blues and pet that crazy Dawg. 

Here is the playlist. FAIR WARNING... you will want to have some food near you during the show. I do not recommend listening on an empty stomach!

Blues Moon Radio playlist for Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Blues Moon Radio Tribute to Veterans on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Blues Moon Radio 
Tribute to Veterans 
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

There are no words sufficient to thank our Veterans for their service. Those who serve now, have served in the past and those who are no longer with us are in our hearts every day, but especially on this day dedicated to commemorating their bravery and sacrifice.


From Pvt. Clair DeLune and General RawkyDawg, Blues Defender Division Commander

Here is a partial playlist for our first hour - dedicated to our veterans:

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Blues Moon Radio Playlist for Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Blues Moon Radio Playlist 
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 

Sad and glad news in BluesWorld this week:

We lost Finis Tasby after a long illness. Finis, of The Mannish Boys and Ruff Kutt Blues Band, passed away a short time after going into hospice care following a long illness after suffering a stroke two years ago. 

We'll pay tribute to his work with six of his songs recorded through the years. Our hearts go out to his family and friends, fans and band mates who miss him so.

We at Blues Moon were fortunate to record an interview with Ruff Kutt Blues Band, and despite that Finis was unable to participate, some of his colleagues, including the legendary Anson Funderburgh, shared stories about him that would warm anyone's heart. Perhaps we will post those interviews once hearts have had a little chance to heal.

In much happier news, the long-awaited biography about Drink Small, the Blues Doctor, by Gail Wilson-Giarratano has hit the bookstores this week! For more information, visit: www.DrinkSmallBook.com.

Our playlist this week is about the amazing power of the right to vote. I hope everyone has, or will before 7 p.m. wherever you might be in America. The theme is: Free Country, and all the songs in the early part of the show will have Free or Country in the title. I leaned very heavily on some of our South Carolina legends... Drink Small, Mac Arnold and the sultry and sweet LGB.

Next week, we'll pay tribute to the proud men and women who put their lives on the line to preserve our treasured freedoms in this country: our Veterans. We salute those who have served and are now serving, and give our thanks as well to their families for their support!

Song listings for this week's show follow (click on the pic for full view):

Tribute to Finis Tasby:

Stay brave and please VOTE! 
Clair DeLune, and Rocky-Dawg Blues Defender, who just wishes he were old enough to vote. Paws UP!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Blues Moon Radio Playlist for Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - Halloween


(Did I scare you?)

Tonight's Blues Moon Radio (Boo Moon on Howl-o-ween) will put some starch in your ghosties' sheets.

Some of what you will hear:

We'll do our tribute to Halloween, the scariest night of the year, broadcasting from one of the spookiest places in America... 
... perhaps you live near one, too!

Halloween-related Place Names in the U.S.
Scary, Putnam County, West VirginiaTrickem, Lowndes County, AlabamaTrickem, Gwinnett County, GeorgiaTreat, Pope County, ArkansasTreat, Polk County, GeorgiaTreat, Webster Parish, LouisianaCandy Town, Hocking County, OhioChocolate Bayou, Brazoria County, TexasHershey, PennsylvaniaFrankenstein, Osage County, MissouriGoblintown, VirginiaCasper, WyomingBoos, Jasper County, IllinoisSpider, Knott County, KentuckySpider, De Soto Parish, LouisianaSpiderweb, Aiken County, South CarolinaBat Cave, Henderson County, North CarolinaPumpkin, Paulding County, GeorgiaPumpkin, San Jacinto County, TexasPumpkin Bend, Woodruff County, ArkansasPumpkin Center, AlabamaPumpkin Center, Coconino County, ArizonaPumpkin Center, CaliforniaPumpkin Center, Lake County, FloridaPumpkin Center, IndianaPumpkin Center, Caldwell County,KentuckyPumpkin Center, Tangipahoa Parish, LouisianaPumpkin Center, Allegany County, MarylandPumpkin Center, Union County, MississippiPumpkin Center, MissouriPumpkin Center, North CarolinaPumpkin Center, OklahomaPumpkin Center, Minnehaha County, South DakotaPumpkin Center, TennesseePumpkin Center, Bland County, VirginiaPumpkin Hill, Genesee County, New YorkPumpkin Hollow, New YorkPumpkin Hook, Washington County, New YorkPumpkintown, Jackson County, North CarolinaPumpkintown, Pickens County, South CarolinaPumpkintown, Macon County, TennesseePumpkintown, Randolph County, West Virginia
Screamer, Henry County, AlabamaScreamer, Maury County, TennesseeScreamersville, Chesterfield County, VirginiaYelling Settlement, Baldwin County, AlabamaYellville, Marion County, ArkansasYell, Marshall County, TennesseeHoller, Frederick County, Maryland
Witch Lake, Marquette County, MichiganWitch Hazel, Washington County, OregonBlack Cat, Mississippi County, ArkansasSpook City, Saguache County, ColoradoSpook Hill, Baltimore County, MarylandTransylvania, East Carroll Parish, LouisianaTransylvania Beach, Jefferson County,KentuckyTransylvania County, North CarolinaBlood, Hillsborough County, New HampshireBloody Corners, Portage County, OhioBloody Springs, Tishomingo County, MississippiFresh Kills, Richmond County, New YorkGreat Kills, Richmond County, New YorkKill Buck, Cattaraugus County, New YorkWest Kill, Greene County, New YorkSlaughter, Kent County, DelawareSlaughter, East Feliciana Parish, LouisianaSlaughter, Sullivan County, TennesseeSlaughter Beach, Sussex County, DelawareSlaughter Creek, Stewart County, GeorgiaSlaughter Landing, Madison County, AlabamaSlaughterville, Cleveland County, Oklahoma
Devil Canyon, San Bernardino County, California
Devil Town, Wayne County, Ohio
Devils Backbone, Connecticut
Devils Corner, Delta County, Michigan
Devils Corner, Pepin County, Wisconsin
Devils Cross Roads, Newberry County, South Carolina
Devils Den, Park County, Wyoming
Devils Den, Kern County, California
Devils Elbow, Colusa County, California
Devils Elbow, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Devils Elbow, Pulaski County, Missouri
Devils Gap, Gosper County, Nebraska
Devils Ladder, Adams County, Idaho
Devils Lake, Lenawee County, Michigan
Devils LakeRamsey County, North Dakota
Devils Slide, Utah
Devils Tower, Crook County, Wyoming
Kill Devil Hills, Dare County, North Carolina
Red Devil, Alaska
Seven Devils, Avery County, North Carolina
Satans Kingdom, Addison County, Vermont
Satans Kingdom, Franklin County, Massachusetts
Hell, Livingston County, Michigan
Hell Hollow, Sullivan County, New Hampshire
Half Hell, Brunswick County, North Carolina
Little Hell, Accomack County, Virginia
Hells Corners, Trumbull County, Ohio
Merry Hell, Simpson County, Mississippi
Firetown, Hartford County, Connecticut
Pyro, Jackson County, Ohio

Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona
Skull Valley, Yavapai County, Arizona
Skullbone, Gibson County, Tennessee
Skullhead, Ware County, Georgia
Skull Run, Jackson County, West Virginia
Skull Creek, Weston County, Wyoming
Deadmans, Muskingum County, Ohio
Deadman Landing, Volusia County, Florida
Deadman Crossing, Ross County, Ohio
Deadmans CornerConverse County, Wyoming
Deadmans Corner, Aroostook County, Maine
Dead Mans Crossing, Posey County, Indiana
Dead Women Crossing, Custer County, Oklahoma

List courtesy of http://www.accuracyproject.org/towns-halloween.html