Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Blues Moon Radio presents "Stumblin' Drunk" show 3/19/19


Fortunately for you all, tonight you have a designated DJ to run the turntables, because we're exploring one of the perennial problem areas in the blues - too much drinking.

Blues and drinking can go hand in hand, and when that happens, how the heck does anyone strum a guitar? And yet, they manage.

So, tune in as we wander the path of non-sobriety ... or stagger the path, mayhaps.

We hope you can join us - "cocktail hour(s)" begin at six...

Here's the menu:


We'll also have a guest drop by to talk about some Jazz programming at the Koger Center - so "Let's go Kogering" with Mark Rapp (sometime just before 7).

Join us... we promise: no hangover ...

Tune in - tell your pals,
Clair DeLune
and Sonny Boy Red ("I never took a drink of liquor in my life!") Jackson




Meet your Hosts: 
Clair DeLune (at left): 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 (below, doing his best RCA Dog impression).

 
 
In the meantime, if you feel as if you need some great Blues music OR MY BOOK (which makes a great present, hint-hint-hint!)... 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...

This blog is brought to you  in part by:
www.papajazz.com    
and
 http://www.wordofmouthproductions.org/ourstory.html
 and

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


Thursday, March 14, 2019

Silly us.

We totally thought we'd updated the page but seems either we didn't or didn't save the post...

We apologize - here's what happened between 2/26 and 3/14/19...

BTW - happy Pi day - do some math; eat some pie - be happy!

On March 5th, our theme was "Mostly Obscure Picks by Clair"... a theme that was built on the fact that I'd found all these cool songs and artists through the years, but they had yet to debut on the show - perhaps not fitting into the theme of the week - so we made kind of a Blues Stew ... so rich and satisfying, this was a show that was super fun to do (they all are, but this was even more so for some reason).
There was no show on 3/12 because of Spring Break.

We'll see you Tuesday, 3/19/19, for more cool music.

Mark your calendars - we'll be doing stuff with the book on 4/27 (Irmo Library 2-5 p.m.) and again on June 18th (Lourie Center). Come see us and get a book signed - remember - they make great gifties!

Looks like about half a dozen shows left... we're going to have fun making them! Hope you will tune in ... Here's the old 3/5 playlist, FYI.

Blues Moon Radio playlist 3/5/19 - "Mostly Obscure Cuts"
 
 

Monday, February 25, 2019

Tribute to Wes Mackey - RIP 20190215 - on Blues Moon Radio 2/26/19 on WUSC.FM

Tribute to Wes Mackey - RIP 20190215 -
on Blues Moon Radio 2/26/19 WUSC.FM

 
Thank you to all the new followers to Blues Moon Radio! We're excited to have all of you here as we wrap up our final semester after nearly 30 years on the air!

We're working hard on our next radio program on Blues Moon Radio this Tuesday 6-8 p.m. ET/USA (same as New York and Atlanta time), during which we will pay tribute in the first hour to our dearly beloved friend, SC-born Blues and Jazzman Wes Mackey, who left this earth after a final gig on Valentine's night.

Wes Mackey with author and radio show host, Clair DeLune
during his last visit back to Mackey's home state of SC in 2018.

 
 

In our second hour, we're spotlighting artists who centered some or all of their working life in New York City, which means get ready for some jump, swing and shout music - The Savoy, the Apollo, and more.

We played all but cut #12 - ran out of time!


We found a gem of an artist with a tie-in to SC and NYC: a Darlington-born Woodrow Wilson "Buddy" Johnson, who hopped and dropped with the best of them. Named after the president who lived in Columbia as a boy, Buddy was legendary on the Jump/Swing/Boogie circuit, but knew the pulse of his music came from his Southern roots:

"Personally, I like classics," Buddy Johnson told Down Beat, "but our bread and butter is in the south. The music I play has a southern tinge to it. They understand it down there."

Yes. Yes we do.

 Johnson is a great SC tie-in to NY Blues (do you know that "The Big Apple" got its nickname from a dance that was named after a Club in SC, right?

The Big Apple nightclub in Columbia SC before its restoration, started out as a synagogue, but later became a hotspot club for dancing, which resulted in the invention of one of the biggest dance crazes of the 1940s: The Big Apple. Big Apple dancers were dispatched (after being approved and amended by city leadership - ahem) to NYC to demonstrate and teach the dance, and that - my friends - is how New York City got its famous nickname.

More about this and three other dances that originated thanks to SC roots/blues/R&B music in the book: @South Carolina Blues by Clair DeLune on Arcadia Press.


Please help us celebrate nearly 30 years of great Blues on the radio - tune in each week this spring for the final semester of Blues Moon Radio on WUSC FM Columbia (WUSC.FM on the net or locally at 90.5 FM and HD1Columbia. Get your blues licks at six and don't be late because we're gone at eight!
Stay Bluesy, y'all!

Don't forget to order your copy of South Carolina Blues, available at https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9781…/South-Carolina-Blues
...or from the author, who will happily inscribe!). #ShamelessPlugforSCBlues LOL...
Clair DeLune - at 90.5 since 1990.5!

Tune in - tell your pals,
Clair DeLune and Sonny Boy Red Jackson

Meet your Hosts: 
Clair DeLune (at left): 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 (below, doing his best RCA Dog impression).

 
 
In the meantime, if you feel as if you need some great Blues music OR MY BOOK (which makes a great present, hint-hint-hint!)...
...don't forget 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...


This blog is brought to you  in part by:
www.papajazz.com    
and
 
http://www.wordofmouthproductions.org/ourstory.html
 
and

 

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

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

No Blues Moon Radio on Tuesday, 2/19/19



We deeply apologize, but circumstances beyond our control prevent us from making it to the studio for tonight's show.

Our very next show will be a tribute to SC's own Wes Mackey who left us after a Valentine's show - and will be dearly missed.

See you soon.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Rhythm and Blues covered by the Beatles and Last Valentine's Day Show Feb. 12, 2019 on Blues Moon Radio



To celebrate the 55th anniversary of the week the Beatles arrived in America (not counting George's earlier visit to the Midwest to visit his sister), we're putting some of the original versions (and alternate recordings) of songs that helped give the Beatles their rockin' "legs," musically speaking.

Then, we'll pay tribute to the litmus test of relationships, Valentine's Day.

Tune in at six for some super hot and historic licks... we'll keep you in fabulous music until 8 p.m. ET/USA.



 
 
 
Tune in - tell your pals,
Clair DeLune and Sonny Boy Red Jackson




Meet your Hosts: 
Clair DeLune (at left): 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 (below, doing his best RCA Dog impression).

 
 
In the meantime, if you feel as if you need some great Blues music OR MY BOOK (which makes a great present, hint-hint-hint!)... 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...

This blog is brought to you  in part by:
www.papajazz.com    
and
 
http://www.wordofmouthproductions.org/ourstory.html
 
and
 
South Carolina Blues
500 years of roots and blues music history in S.C.
by
Clair DeLune
on Arcadia Publishing

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

 
 
On tonight's Blues Moon Radio show, we kick off with special guests:
Ken and Igor will drop in live to the WUSC-FM studio to provide us some local singer/songwriter flavor on Tuesday, 2/5 at 6 p.m. They are solo artists as well as a duo and are featured at so many wonderful events we thought that (even though they are not a Blues act) we would be remiss not giving them airtime on Blues Moon Radio with Clair DeLune - we are a Blues and Roots show, so this can be roots! Tune in and hear some recorded and live songs, and we'll chat for a wee bit with these two artists about their music, which can only be described as infinitely beautiful.

After they grace us with their charm, we'll spend a set to pay homage to New Orleans and Mardi Gras, then delve more deeply - a third time - into Chicago Blues - from 6:30-ish to 8 p.m. on Feb. 5, 2019. Our apologies to the Groundhogs of the world who work so hard predicting six more weeks of basketball. We'd promise to repay you next year for your tireless meteorological wondrousness, but we predict this is our last semester on the air. Unlike you, we could be wrong, but ... no promises.
 
Tonight's post-interview playlist:
 
 
Tune in - tell your pals,
Clair DeLune and Sonny Boy Red Jackson




Meet your Hosts: 
Clair DeLune (at left): 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 (below, doing his best RCA Dog impression).



 
 
 
In the meantime, if you feel as if you need some great Blues music OR MY BOOK (which makes a great present, hint-hint-hint!)... 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...

This blog is brought to you  in part by:
www.papajazz.com    
and


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

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

Playlists for past show, broadcast Tuesday, 1/29/19 Blues Moon Radio


 
Belated catch-up post - our apologies for tardiness!
 
We had some tech difficulties, but do want to post our playlist from last week's show, 1/29/19, the second in our tribute to Classic Chicago Blues greats.
 
We kicked off the show in celebration of SC's own NEA Heritage Fellow, Drink Small, the Blues Doctor, who turned 83 on Jan 28th.