Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tonight we pay tribute to several artists who have left us:
Carey Bell will be featured as our Word of Mouth Productions' Artist of the Week. This is the five year anniversary of Honeyboy Edwards passing. And Nature Boy Nik's funeral was this past weekend in Charleston, South Carolina.

Rest in peace, to all our Blues friends who have gone on ahead; and peace to those who miss them forever. We will see and hear you again one day in heaven.

Tonight, we'll hear from those artists on the radio, amid some surprise cuts sprinkled in among the following scheduled cuts:


Stay strong, Blues fans...
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; California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray; and Word of Mouth Productions, who present the Columbia Blues Festival each autumn - hold Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 open for a great show!

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

http://www.wordofmouthproductions.org/ourstory.html
www.papajazz.com
 

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


Monday, August 22, 2016

Playlist for Tuesday, August 23, 2016 with special guest host, Sleepy Boy Hawkins

Blues Moon Radio show and playlist for August 23, 2016

This week featuring special guest host, Sleepy Boy Hawkins of Blues Unlimited.

For our second hour, we have a very special guest host who is sharing his expertise in a program about prison life in Mississippi. I am pleased to welcome Steve Franz, author of The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James, and - as his alter ego, Sleepy Boy Hawkins - host of the weekly radio show, Blues Unlimited.

Steve will guide you through the second hour on Blues Moon Radio on WUSC FM (click here for the link to stream, then click tab marked "listen"). I am so pleased to have someone who has written an academic book and who shares my interest in the history of the music and its players as well as the songs. This is radio that lands on the line between education and entertainment - you will enjoy hearing it!


Tune in on Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. ET/USA, with his contribution starting a little before 7 p.m.

We'll also feature our Word of Mouth Productions' Artist of the Week, Etta Baker, with her classic "One Dime Blues," after we play some other great Blues... these songs are compiled from earlier shows with leftover songlists... we will postpone playing Paul Geremia until a later date when we can feature him as an artist of the week.

Playlists below:


Steve Franz's Parchman Farm segment playlist
(click on image to enlarge print size):

Thanks again to Steve for a compelling show addition. Thanks to all our listeners for tuning in each week. Be sure to put Steve's podcast on your calendar each week, too!

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; California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray; and Word of Mouth Productions, who present the Columbia Blues Festival each autumn - hold Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 open for a great show!

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


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

Friday, August 12, 2016

Playlist for Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 - Gambling, Chicken, Chops and more!

Tuesday, Aug. 16 will be a red hot show, full of sin and bluesy degradation.

We'll feature songs about the horror of gambling... then we'll serve you up some chicken and chops; as well as Tried, Slide and Side Eyed Blues.

If that isn't enough to make you lick the aforementioned chops, or your own, we've got the millennial winner of the International Blues Challenge as our "Word of the Mouth Productions Artist of the Week" - Richard Johnston, who will sing with one of my favorite female artists, Jessie Mae Hemphill.

I met Richard at a picnic in Como, Mississippi, along with his lovely mother, when he was just a tadpole and coming into his own with playing and awards. I made friends that day with Jessie Mae, who was there to eat, and with Othar Turner, who played and danced, as well as with progeny of many of the North Mississippi legends, such as R.L. Burnside. Also in attendance were many other illustrious players, but we'll tell those tales another time. The picnic took place on a beautiful Mississippi spring day in May of 2001, right after the Handy Awards (now called the Blues Foundation Awards). Fabulous time. Unforgettable.

So this cut takes me back to a wonderful afternoon, and Richard Johnston does a fine job on this tune. We enjoyed him again at the WOMP Columbia Blues Festival... and know you will love him, too... keep in mind, when you picture it in your head, that he plays a cigar box guitar (and did it to be authentic sounding... long before it was "the hip thang" to do).

Another Columbia connection is via the Indie Grits festival, which showcased an independent film called Richard Johnston: Hill Country Troubadour by award-winning filmmaker, Max Shores.

Tonight's music will come from this list:

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Columbia music cognoscenti will all know our dear friend, Will Salley, who has been critically ill for several years. We're paying tribute to him and the upcoming fundraiser, WILLSTOCK II, which takes place Sunday. We'll play a few tunes in his honor, including a song by one Will's best friends, Elliott New, who is also one of the planners of the fundraiser, along with the Untouchables. You can find information about the fundraiser and how you can help at: WILLSTOCK II on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/507875106085599/

 
Our fill-in list will flesh out the rest of the two hours (some of these have been played on previous week's shows).
 
then, perhaps from this list:
 
Tune in at www.wusc.sc.edu from 6-8 for WUSC-FM and Blues Moon Radio - thanks for listening!
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; California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray; and Word of Mouth Productions, who present the Columbia Blues Festival each autumn - hold Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 open for a great show!

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

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

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Playlist for Aug. 9, 2016 Blues Moon Radio


Tonight's show is a personal tribute to someone. While it paints a picture for me and those close to me, the magic of music makes it possible for something that has great meaning to me for a one reason to provide a great mix of obscure and familiar artists singing and playing songs that Blues Moon Radio's listeners can enjoy for another reason: the pure enjoyment of the music and the education about new and unusual songs and artists.

One of the missions of Blues Moon Radio is to bring listeners music that has not been played before on radio (at least not this radio station), so the search for roots music is relentless and ongoing. This week we culled from searches made as long as two decades ago, and as recently as Sunday to compile this array of songs. RockyDawg and I hope you enjoy it, although I must admit, he slept through most of the process to bring it to you - yet, he still inspires it all!

The Word of Mouth Productions' Artists of the Week are Randall Bramlett and Geoff Achison whose birthdate is coming up this week. We'll play Tell Me Something from Jammin' in the Attic.

Somewhere in the (as yet unposted) archives is a great interview with Geoff. Blues Moon Radio's YouTube page keeps whining for attention, and I've got it on my "SOON" list! Thanks for your patience. Part of it is a techno-glitch yet to be resolved; another is sheer time to go through hundreds of hours of audio tape and convert to video format for YouTube. Sigh.

Tonight's tribute music will come from this list:


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Our fill-in list will flesh out the rest of the two hours (some of these have been played on previous week's shows).

 
Tune in at www.wusc.sc.edu from 6-8 for WUSC-FM and Blues Moon Radio - thanks for listening!
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; California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray; and Word of Mouth Productions, who present the Columbia Blues Festival each autumn - hold Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 open for a great show!

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

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

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Playlist for 8/2/2016 Blues Moon Radio Show


Tonight's show is a random collection of songs I enjoyed hearing, and they take a little bit of a titular rhyme scheme, just for giggles and grins.

The Word of Mouth Productions' Artist of the Week is the late, great Magic Slim Holt whose birthdate is coming up this week on Aug. 7th. Gone but surely not forgotten.

The rest of the aired music will come from these lists:


 
Tune in at www.wusc.sc.edu from 6-8 for WUSC-FM and Blues Moon Radio - thanks for listening!
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; California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray; and Word of Mouth Productions, who present the Columbia Blues Festival each autumn.

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

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

Playlist for last week's Blues Moon Radio show ... 7/26/2016

We missed the previous week because of a misadventure that was unwanted and unavoidable, so we played the show on 7/26 that had been prepped for 7/19... I was so discombobulated, I totally forgot to post the playlist until now, so please accept my apologies!

Main list (all were played), followed by fill ins - only a few aired...
 
 
 
Tune in each week at www.wusc.sc.edu from 6-8 for WUSC-FM and Blues Moon Radio - thanks for listening!
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; California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray; and Word of Mouth Productions, who present the Columbia Blues Festival each autumn.

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

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

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

No show tonight: July 19, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Circumstances are conspiring to keep me from doing the radio show this evening... don't you fret... I'll be back next week!

Clair DeLune and RockyDawg

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; California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray; and Word of Mouth Productions, who present the Columbia Blues Festival each autumn.

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

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