Sunday, June 18, 2017

South Carolina Blues focus on Blues Moon Radio 6/20/17

South Carolina Blues
will be the theme for most of
Blues Moon Radio on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Just returned from lovely Lancaster (in SC, it is pronounced LANK-uh-ster, fyi so you can be "in the know!") where the fine folks at the Native American Center, which is part of USC-L (full name University of South Carolina - Lancaster), invited me to come and do a roots music lecture on South Carolina Blues (the music and the book by the same name).

We had a full house of very interested and interesting people who know a whole lot about Blues and roots music, and it was fun to tell them a few things they might not have known -  all-in-all a room of A+ students whom I'd have been proud to have in my classes at USC-Columbia!

We covered some of the artists at the root of SC Blues; as well as those on the corridor between Charlotte and Aiken, which passes Lancaster itself. Two particular acts tied to Lancaster include the Zodiacs (fronted by Maurice Williams) and Ironing Board Sam.

Lancaster is a beautiful little Southern town with a historic Main Street that is pretty vibrant - aside from the amazing Native American Center, it has a craft beer venue, a Knit shop, a fantastic Vintage/Antique store and an upscale restaurant named Charley's. They're wrapping up their annual Ag and Arts Festival this weekend, which looked tempting enough to be worth a second drive up in a week! It's about an hour from Columbia, more or less, depending on where you jump on I-77.

The show will also feature our  Papa Jazz Records' Artist of the Month,   Howlin' Wolf.
Our artists of the week are made possible by Word of Mouth Productions:

June 20 - 
Lazy Lester (1933) 
Helen Humes (1913)

Because it is the 45th anniversary of Watergate and I've made much of my living as a journalist, I want to pay homage to those journalists who - then and now - work diligently and with integrity in order to research and present news and information to the public in a way that encourages our country's leaders to toe the line of our country's values with honesty and integrity. We hereby present "Too Much Water" by Coco Montoya. Here's a toast to Woodward, Bernstein and Bradlee of the Washington Post (video here).

Here's the main playlist - we'll also hear a couple of songs by Studebaker John who will be at the Greenwood festival (see last week's post FMI and links).





As always we thank our long-time underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands all year around, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe and Word of Mouth Productions. You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...
http://www.wordofmouthproductions.org/ourstory.html
www.papajazz.com
 
 
This blog is brought to you  in part by:


South Carolina Blues
500 years of roots and blues music history in S.C.
by
Clair DeLune
on Arcadia Publishing 
 
and
classicalglasssc.com/






Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Flashback to 1972! Tuesday is Bluesday on Blues Moon Radio

Blues Moon Radio show
"Tuesday is Bluesday"
June 13, 2017

Tonight we flash back to the year 1972 - a life-changing and special year in the life of your host. We'll play songs I was listening to in that era - from LPs (yes, those big, flat, grooved, black vinyl discs with music on BOTH sides that required a phonograph, amp and speakers to play - sometimes a pre-amp if you had a great system! Gasp. I'm old - but I would not trade a minute of my time, so that's okay with me!).

We'll also feature - in that mix - the Artist of the Month, presented thanks to our fine friends at Papa Jazz, Howlin' Wolf.

Then our AoTW - Artist(s) of the Week, presented by our fine friends at Word of Mouth Productions org are some June birthday celebrants:


18- Sara Martin (1884)Gonna Ramble Blues
19-Jerry McCain (1930)My Next Door Neighbor

Later, we'll saunter back to the present day and celebrate a few of the artists who are playing at the upcoming Greenwood Blues Cruise in July: Ceasar (whom you can hear Thursdays at the Rooftop Pizza Blues Jam on Rosewood), Blues DeLuxe, who will be at Delaney's in Five Points Friday, and national recording artist Studebaker John.

Enjoy the show... playlists we'll choose from:
Circa 1972 and Artist of the Month:
 
Artist(s) of the Week and Greenwood acts
 
Thanks for tuning in - RockyDawg and Rocky Faith (the Rock Doc) and I had a great time compiling this Flashback show for you all! A heartfelt thanks to Sweet Lucille for the inspiration for this edition of the show,
Made for you with love,
Clair DeLune

Special thanks to our supporters at:
History of 500 years of roots and blues history in South Carolina
by Clair DeLune (on Arcadia Publishing)
 
 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Blues Moon Radio Returns! 6/6/17 at 6 p.m. WUSC


Blues Moon Radio is back on the air after a month of music research and procurement!

RockyDawg, Blues Defender, and Clair DeLune, professor of roots music history and author of "South Carolina Blues" welcome you back for a kickoff to summer that just might make history...

... thanks to all who tune in, and to the musicians who make it possible, as well as a special tip of the fedora to our listener donors and longtime underwriters PapaJazz.com and WordofMouthProductions.org, as we welcome our newest underwriter, Classical Glass at: classicalglasssc.com/.

Tonight's show kicks off with some current events references (we're living in interesting times!).

Next we'll cover our Word of Mouth Artist of the Week, Elliott and the Untouchables, followed by tributes to seven early June Blues birthday artists. Our final birthday commemoration is Howlin' Wolf, our Papa Jazz Record Shoppe Artist of the Month.

Editor's Note: IF the host were allowed to pick just one favorite Blues artist, which she is not, so don't even ASK her to give you a hint, it would be Howlin' Wolf. Shhhh, don't tell. We love everyone else so much that favorites don't matter, but... yeah. Howlin' Wolf makes her heart sing in a way that is indescribable. But you didn't hear that from her. It might be the howlin' because she loves me so much when I howl... that is all. RawkyDawg, co-host and spiller of secrets.
Next, we'll give our newest underwriter, Classical Glass, a hearty welcome with a song about windows. Yes. Blues songs about windows exist and I found the perfect one for our welcome to our talented stained glass window makers.

Artists who will appear at July's Greenwood Blues Cruise (dry land, not on a boat, y'all) will favor us with a set.

We had met two artists in the past year, but just got their music, so while it is not hot off the presses, it is new to the show and we're thrilled to share these artists whom we think everyone will be cravin' and ravin' about:
Vinnie C
Packrat's Smokehouse
Finishing up with old friends like Eddie Clearwater, Doug Jay, Duke Robillard and then tossing back to the 50s for one of my favorite romps with Eddie Cochran will finish out the official show...



... but because we might have a few minutes to fill, we've set aside some Summertime Blues and Sun themed recordings... we'll pick from that when we have time this summer.


Stay tuned for a great Summer of Blues Love, y'all... thanks for tuning in each and every Tuesday.
Clair and RockyDawg

P.S.
So you don't forget each week, please set your electronic reminders now, and mark your calendar in BLUE... Tuesday is Bluesday - get your Blues licks and six and don't be late because we're gone at eight. Eastern time - USA (usually minus 5 GMT, but adjust for DST... the show is on Atlanta & NYC time zone, FYI) at www.wusc.sc.edu, then click LISTEN to stream (or you can enter using iTunes, then college and university radio, then WUSC).

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As always we thank our long-time underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands all year around, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe and Word of Mouth Productions. You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...
http://www.wordofmouthproductions.org/ourstory.html
www.papajazz.com
 
 
This blog is brought to you  in part by:


South Carolina Blues
500 years of roots and blues music history in S.C.
by
Clair DeLune
on Arcadia Publishing



Sunday, May 28, 2017

Ready for a summer of Blues Moon Radio!


Only ten days or so until Blues Moon Radio hits the airwaves again - we'll be re-emerging from our Blues cocoon Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 between 6-8 p.m. (ET/USA) after a month of research and writing and, frankly some much-needed catch up.

Looking forward to a beautiful summer with some amazing music, some of it uncovered during our hiatus - so the time paid off. Thanks for staying tuned in via the Facebook page at Blues Moon Radio even when we were off the air weekly.

Always fun to do the show for y'all - featuring so much great music of the nearly 100 years of Blues recordings. We thank all our wonderful donors who help make the show possible (please consider a tax-deductible donation at www.wusc.sc.edu - then click DONATE tab for secure server at the University of South Carolina - don't forget to earmark it for Blues Moon with Clair DeLune - thanks!

And we especially thank our underwriters, who - in a very big way - make the music possible: Papa Jazz Record Shoppe and Word of Mouth Productions (dot org).

We'll see you soon! Mark your paper and electronic calendars now for June 6 at 6!

I realize now that is 6/6 at 6, but then Blues has always been the devil's music. We ain't skeert!

RuhRoh.
RockyDawg and Clair


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 and Word of Mouth Productions. You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...
http://www.wordofmouthproductions.org/ourstory.html
www.papajazz.com
 
 
This blog is brought to you  in part by:


South Carolina Blues
500 years of roots and blues music history in S.C.
by
Clair DeLune
on Arcadia Publishing

Sunday, April 30, 2017

May hiatus for Blues Moon Radio

 
Blues Moon Radio will be on hiatus during the month of May 2017, preparing for a wonderful summer of Blues and Roots music.

Mark your calendars now for Tuesday, June 6th, when Blues Moon emerges from behind a cloud and shines down the music we love so much!

In the meanwhile, we'll post relevant concerts and appearances here.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Blues Moon Radio for 4/25/17



Blues Moon Radio - 4/25/17

Tonight's Blues Moon Radio show features songs about May, because I won't be on the air that month.
Papa Jazz Record Shoppe''s Artist of the Month: Muddy Waters
Word of Mouth Productions' Artist of the Week: Shawn Holt and The Teardrops
South Carolina Blues' Artist of the Week: Elliott and the Untouchables
...
We have some special announcements:
Webb Wilder Returns Friday April 28! - Ticket giveaway on air and via Blues Moon Radio page.
Bluz Shak Benefit - info about Rick Marsh and his private jam and how you can help keep local Blues alive.
Tune in tonight - Tuesday 6-8 p.m. www.wusc.sc.edu if streaming worldwide or WUSC FM Columbia 90.5 for our neighborhood listeners.

Playlist:



We won't be on the air in May - Look for us the first Tuesday in June - we'll feature Howlin' Wolf!

See you at the Webb Wilder show hosted by Richland Post 6 American Legion, Columbia, South Carolina... and for those who are not hep to what WW is puttin' down:

Born more than 60 years ago in Hattiesburg, Webb Wilder is not mature. He is the last of the full-grown men, and the last of the boarding house people. He is a unique presence among the peasants. He is a force for good, and a friend to animals.

And he has just made an album of uncommon uncommonness, of unusual unusualness.
Mississippi Moderne. Again, pronounce it however you like. The main thing is to listen, and in your listening you shall hear a marvelous encapsulation of things right and righteous, wistful yet wild, strange at times but always strong. Garage rock and bluster blues. Fuzz-tone and fury, and, in many ways, a full and unbroken circle back to the days when Webb Wilder was a boy possessed of the mind of a full-grown man, listening to The Kinks and The Move, an Anglophile in Mississippi.

Above taken from his bio... and now we know why we've loved him so long and hard - he also adores the Kinks - my favorite band.  Salute!

Take care -
Clair DeLune and RockyDawg
 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Deep Blues Sea - Tribute to the Titanic on Blues Moon Radio 4/18/17



Deep Blues Sea: a Tribute to the Titanic
on Blues Moon Radio 4/18/17
 
 
One of the most spectacularly memorable disasters in history, the sinking of the Titanic on 4/14-15/1912 was the subject of numerous films and songs. The disaster touched the world's heart and has remained a touchstone for tragedy ever since. Science continues to discover new data about the cause - and where to place the blame - for the incident, and we'll put some links to the newest information below, but tonight's show is to pay tribute to the lives lost and to the artists who were so wrapped up in the event that they felt the need to express their sorrows in song.

We will complete the tribute with songs from and about the sea.

Blues Moon Radio's artists of the week are two born this day:
Eurreal "Little Brother" Montgomery and Clarence "Gatemouth Brown.
That segment is made possible thanks to a donation from WordofMouthProductions.org, that group of music lovers who work to bring great live Blues to the Midlands.

Blues Moon Radio's artist of the month is Muddy Waters, brought to you thanks to the long-time support of Papa Jazz Music Shoppe, for which we are grateful.

Our South Carolina Blues artist of the week, Pink Anderson, is brought to you by the book, @South Carolina Blues, by Arcadia Publishing.

Our recommended local Blues performance is Wednesday, April 19th at Foxfield, Luckyman Beall (pronounced Bell) with Bruce Clark on bass. Event invitation on Facebook.


And ... as if  you could... don't forget to turn in your taxes! You have a couple of hours to get them in the mail - I'd always suggest getting a certified signature required receipt - it's worth the measly bucks it will run you. Buys off a lot of unnecessary denials and justifications if the thing gets lost in the mail or mishandled.

Just one way to avoid the tax-day blues.
Mama knows. OH, how mama knows.


Here's the playlist:


We'll add:
AOTM Muddy Waters / Mad Love (I Want You to Want Me)

AOTW: Eurreal “Little Brother” Montgomery / Vicksburg Blues
 and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / Blues Power b/w It's All Right
SC Blues Historic AotW: Pink Anderson / Titanic
SC Blues Contemporary AotW: Laurence Luckyman Beall / Ten Foot Tall Blues



See you on the air at www.wusc.sc.edu Tuesday Bluesday 6-8 p.m. ET/USA

Best!
Clair and RockyDawg (who was moral support during tax prep!)

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 and Word of Mouth Productions. You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...
http://www.wordofmouthproductions.org/ourstory.html
www.papajazz.com
 
 
This blog is brought to you  in part by:


South Carolina Blues
500 years of roots and blues music history in S.C.
by
Clair DeLune
on Arcadia Publishing