Sunday, October 14, 2018

Travelin' Blues on Blues Moon Radio 10/16/18



October 16 is the drop date for Doug Deming and the Jewel Tone's fantastic new CD, Complicated Mess, so we will be hearing a few tunes to make you want to run out and get it. Thank me later. You'll be glad you did!

Also, October is a great month to travel. So we're doing Travelin' Blues.

Here's the playlist:


Wishing you peace, health, happiness and always HOPE,
Clair DeLune and Sonny Boy Red Jackson

Tune in each TuesdayBluesday from 6-8 p.m. ET/USA (-5 GMT)... www.wusc.sc.edu, then click listen. Sonny Boy Jackson and I will spin you something special~!
Clair DeLune

Meet your Hosts:
Clair DeLune (at right): author of South Carolina Blues, longtime professor of Roots and Blues Music History and your host since 1990 of Blues Moon Radio; along with her valiant co-host since 2017, Sonny Boy Red Jackson (at left, doing his best RCA Dog impression).


In the meantime, if you feel as if you need some great Blues music... don't forget our underwriters:
Our supporters:
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, Word of Mouth Productions AND South Carolina Blues. 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 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Blues birthdays, East Coast Blues and Wild Card: The Criminal Element on 10/9/2018 Blues Moon Radio show



We have an interesting lineup tonight... still reeling from the wonderful Carolina Downhome Blues Festival... and bracing for yet another hurricane tour of Columbia (may this one diminish before it even hits the Gulf Shores, please to the powers-that-be) ...
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Blues Birthdays:

October 09-15 BBDs for BMR (2018 - year 29)

10 - Ivory Joe Hunter (1914)
12 - Nappy Brown (1929)
13 - Art Tatum (1910)
14 - Jimmy Liggins (1924)
14 - Son Thomas (1924)
14 - Kenny Neal (1957)
15 - Victoria Spivey (1906)
15 - Robert Ward (1938)



Wishing you peace, health, happiness and always HOPE,
Clair DeLune and Sonny Boy Red Jackson

Tune in each week from 6-8 p.m. ET/USA (-5 GMT)... www.wusc.sc.edu, then click listen. Sonny Boy Jackson and I will spin you something special~!
Clair DeLune

Meet your Hosts:
Clair DeLune (at right): author of South Carolina Blues, longtime professor of Roots and Blues Music History and your host since 1990 of Blues Moon Radio; along with her valiant co-host since 2017, Sonny Boy Red Jackson (at left, doing his best RCA Dog impression).


In the meantime, if you feel as if you need some great Blues music... don't forget our underwriters:
Our supporters:
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, Word of Mouth Productions AND South Carolina Blues. 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 


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tonight! 10/02/18 Blues Moon Radio previews artists appearing at this weekend's Carolina Downhome Blues Fest -



We've been promoting the amazing Blues crawl festival in Camden for a few weeks now and this is the Tuesday-Bluesday before the GOOD NEWS days of the festival - Thursday, Oct. 4 - Saturday, Oct. 6 and a little morning "service"  on Sunday! Hold onto your fedoras! You can rest later.



Tonight's playlist has two sets of great artists who will be appearing live at the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival - brought to you by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County.

Our playlist is below ... and we'll kick off tonight's festivities with a song by the artistic director of this event, who charms audiences around the world with his engaging persona, "Shrimp City Slim"... the multi-talented Gary Erwin!

 
 
If we have time, we will pitch in a few more numbers -
 
 
But the most important thing is what is happening in Camden...

There will be 40+ shows during the festival - one price gets you into them all - and we've been featuring the lineup all month long on Blues Moon Radio.

Those who will be on tonight's show include:
Shrimp City Slim, Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones, Robert Lighthouse, 2015 NEA Fellow Drink Small, Mac Arnold with John Hartness, plus John in another iteration with the Blues Deluxe Band.

Wishing you peace, health, happiness and always HOPE,
Clair DeLune and Sonny Boy Red Jackson

Tune in each week from 6-8 p.m. ET/USA (-5 GMT)... www.wusc.sc.edu, then click listen. Sonny Boy Jackson and I will spin you something special~!
Clair DeLune

Meet your Hosts:
Clair DeLune (at right): author of South Carolina Blues, longtime professor of Roots and Blues Music History and your host since 1990 of Blues Moon Radio; along with her valiant co-host since 2017, Sonny Boy Red Jackson (at left, doing his best RCA Dog impression).


In the meantime, if you feel as if you need some great Blues music... don't forget our underwriters:
Our supporters:
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, Word of Mouth Productions AND South Carolina Blues. 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:
 




Sunday, September 23, 2018

Musical History on Sept. 25, 2018 Blues Moon Radio show



We've got a lot to cover this Tuesday on Blues Moon Radio...

We'll kick off with our #2 of four celebrations of three of the artists - SC's own Wes Mackey, and GA's Willie Jackson and Beverly Guitar Watkins - who will appear live at the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival in Camden this Oct. 4-6 - more info at the Kershaw County Fine Arts Center. See also the Camden Chronicle article.

Then we looked at a little bit of history for Sept. 25 - and there were some fun facts about that date - we have a few songs that tie in, so we matched that right up for you. Enjoy the music as you learn a little history. Win/win.

September 25
1493 Columbus sailed on his second voyage to America
Rory Block - The Spirit Returns
1513 Vasco Nunez de Balboa is the 1st European to see the Pacific Ocean
SBWI and Lonnie - South West Pacific Blues
1639 1st printing press in America
James Harman - Got News
1690 Publick Occurrences 1st American newspaper publish 1st and last ed
Muddy Waters - Good News
1775 American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured
Bnois King; Smokin' Joe Kubek - Dont Got Caught Blues
1789 Congress proposes the Bill of Rights
Big Bill Broonzy - When Do I Get to be Called a Man?
1804 12th amendment to the US constitution regulating judicial power
Wynonie Harris - Good Morning Judge
1890 Mormon pres Woodruff issued a Manifesto formally renouncing polygamy
Little Charlie and the Nightcats - My Next Ex-Wife
1890 Congress establishes Yosemite National Park
Carey Bell and Tough Luck - Walkin' Thru the Park
1919 Pres Wilson became seriously ill and collapsed after a speech
Woodrow Wilson - To the farmers (spoken word)
Woodrow Wilson Adams - The Last Time
1926 Henry Ford announces the five day work week
Roosevelt Sykes - Henry Ford Blues
1966 Smallest Yankee stadium crowd 413 see White Sox win 4-1
Lord Invader - Yankee Dollar
1973 3-man crew of Skylab II make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days
Johnny "Guitar" Watson - Space Guitar
1978 Pacific SW Airlines Boeing 727 and a Cessna private plane collide
Nappy Brown - Buy Me an Airplane
James Harman Band - Torqueflight 727
1981 Sandra Day O'Connor sworn in as 1st female supreme court justice
Roy Buchanan - You Can't Judge a Book by its Cover

Then we have a few birthday commemorations.

Here's the playlist:


One other thing - something nice to put on your calendar - Sept. 27 at noon at the State Library on Senate Street in Columbia SC I will be "Speaker at the Center" talking about South Carolina Blues (the book and the history of the music). I hope you can come!
Wishing you peace, health, happiness and always HOPE,
Clair DeLune and Sonny Boy Red Jackson

Tune in each week from 6-8 p.m. ET/USA (-5 GMT)... www.wusc.sc.edu, then click listen. Sonny Boy Jackson and I will spin you something special~!
Clair DeLune

Meet your Hosts:
Clair DeLune (at right): author of South Carolina Blues, longtime professor of Roots and Blues Music History and your host since 1990 of Blues Moon Radio; along with her valiant co-host since 2017, Sonny Boy Red Jackson (at left, doing his best RCA Dog impression).


In the meantime, if you feel as if you need some great Blues music... don't forget our underwriters:
Our supporters:
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, Word of Mouth Productions AND South Carolina Blues. 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:


 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Blues Moon Radio returns post-hurricane with Blues for the Soul - 9/18/2018



The Carolinas took a beating (and a flooding, with more to come) this past week. The waiting, then the lingering of the storm as it crawled through, dumping more rain than imaginable - breaking records in a way we don't want them broken and breaking trees, cars, houses, and some lives, but not the Carolina spirit.

And now we are getting a big wave of rain again - but Columbia was very lucky - fortunate to have been spared the brunt - unlike coastal areas like Wilmington and inland areas like Fayetteville, and areas in the Pee Dee which are under flood watch for some time as rivers crest some 30 feet over their flood levels. It will get worse before it gets better.

There are so many ways people can help - stuff is good, but the American Red Cross and Salvation Army are two associations who know how to deliver relief and all you need to deliver is some money if you can spare it.

We thank you for that.

For this evening, we are going to reclaim a semblance of normalcy as a way to get back to a world that makes sense. I hope it helps in some small way.

Here's what I'll be doing tonight - this show was slated for 9/11.

We'll kick off with three artists slated to be at the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival in Camden the first Th-Sat in October.

Then some Blues birthday commemorations.

The 9/11 tribute.
Then a little Queen and King music, just for fun.

We'll fill in with this and that as a surprise zig and zag.

Here's what we know we'll cover:


One other thing - something nice to put on your calendar - Sept. 27 at noon at the State Library on Senate Street in Columbia SC I will be "Speaker at the Center" talking about South Carolina Blues (the book and the history of the music). I hope you can come!
Wishing you peace, health, happiness and always HOPE,
Clair DeLune and Sonny Boy Red Jackson

Tune in each week from 6-8 p.m. ET/USA (-5 GMT)... www.wusc.sc.edu, then click listen. Sonny Boy Jackson and I will spin you something special~!
Clair DeLune

Meet your Hosts:
Clair DeLune (at right): author of South Carolina Blues, longtime professor of Roots and Blues Music History and your host since 1990 of Blues Moon Radio; along with her valiant co-host since 2017, Sonny Boy Red Jackson (at left, doing his best RCA Dog impression).


In the meantime, if you feel as if you need some great Blues music... don't forget our underwriters:
Our supporters:
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, Word of Mouth Productions AND South Carolina Blues. 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 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hurricane Florence has closed USC; WUSC station - no Blues Moon tonight

Florence is lined up to be a major disaster.


Florence's potential path as of Tuesday morning
 
To conserve resources for what is the biggest migration/evacuation in the history of the East Coast (perhaps the USA), the governor of SC has wisely closed state offices and schools to focus resources on protecting Life, Health and - when possible - Property.

The closure affects USC, which is the location of WUSC, the station that broadcasts my show, Blues Moon Radio - therefore I will not do my show this evening. We were going to also do a tribute to 9/11, especially because it happened seventeen years ago on a Tuesday, but the weather has other plans.

Be aware, be prepared.

Please prepare for your safety and follow the guidelines of your local emergency preparedness staff *usually by county, at least in SC* - and take measures to be safe; but also be considerate of the million+ displaced citizens who are traveling to escape this fierce storm. Get your emergency supplies, put your response plan into action (depending on where you are) and get to a safe location, then please stay off the roads except in dire need.

In SC, the best info is from www.scemd.org our Emergency Management Division.

My heart is with whomever is in Florence's path, which is still changing... Be safe and remember that YOU and your family and pets are what is important now and we will return to our usual format next week.
xoxo
Clair

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Blues Moon Radio theme is "feelings"... whoa whoa whoa... 20190904




Blues Moon Radio theme for tonight's show, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, is "feelings"... whoa, whoa, whoa...
... NOT THAT SONG. Whew! Close call, y'all!

Tonight we'll kick off the second show of the 29th year of Blues Moon Radio with Blues Birthdays - commemorating a selection of artists who were born this week some time ago.

Below is the playlist for tonight; then a link for the playlist of extra songs we'll spread through the month of September - as time allows. Bonus Blues, babies. It's nice to get extras.

Tonight's show: Birthday artists - #s 1-9
Then: Feelings -
 
Extra cuts for September:
 
 
Post script - we so appreciated the outpouring of notes, emails calls and other correspondence we got about Mark Lyvers passing. It is a hole that will never be filled in our playlists, our show schedules and our hearts. Thanks to all who donated to WUSC in his name (you can send a check to WUSC c/o Sarah Scarborough, Director of Student Media, 3rd Floor Russell House University Union; USC; Columbia SC 29208 - and please indicate it is in memorium for Uncle Gram/Mark Lyvers. Thank you all. The funeral was amazing - the eulogies; the flag ceremony, Amazing Grace soloist and the live Taps for an honored vet of our military and our station.

Always in our hearts - thank you all.
 Clair DeLune
 
We are so happy to be back from summer hiatus! Tune in each week from 6-8 p.m. ET/USA (-5 GMT)... www.wusc.sc.edu, then click listen. Sonny Boy Jackson and I will spin you something special~!
Clair DeLune

Meet your Hosts:
Clair DeLune (at right): author of South Carolina Blues, longtime professor of Roots and Blues Music History and your host since 1990 of Blues Moon Radio; along with her valiant co-host since 2017, Sonny Boy Red Jackson (at left, doing his best RCA Dog impression).


In the meantime, if you feel as if you need some great Blues music... don't forget our underwriters:
Our supporters:
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, Word of Mouth Productions AND South Carolina Blues. 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