Monday, November 12, 2018

100th Commemoration of Armistice and Veterans Day Show plus fundraiser music on Blues Moon Radio



11/11/18 - Armistice Day in WWI - American Doughboys



Blues Moon Radio pays tribute to Veterans on the auspicious occasion of the 100th commemoration of Armistice Day. Special tribute to my grandfather, who was the recipient of one of only 50 Distinguished Service Medals awarded to members of the Tank Corps in its 100+ year history - he served heroically under Lt. Col. George S. Patton, who was a recipient of the DSC as well.
 
 
Of course, we pay tribute on Veterans Day to all who ever served in the US Military, and our allies.

Later we'll take care of some station business and do fundraising, while I lull you into opening your hearts and pocketbooks by playing songs with a money theme.

One of our greatest DJs, and foremost fundraiser - Uncle Gram - passed away this summer so I would like anyone donating on behalf of my show to donate in memory of Uncle Gram. Thank you... our secure donation page is wusc.sc.edu, then click donate. Scurry to the donor wall and enter the dedication, and your name (so we can thank you) before you go. Thank you in advance for any fiscal support!

Our playlist will include:





Enjoy the show... we will NEVER FORGET... salute!


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 


Final tribute (RIP) to Uncle Gram 11/10/18




Uncle Gram of WUSC's Red Bank Bar and Grill
It was bittersweet to bid adieu to Uncle Gram during his former radio slot this past weekend.

Losing a friend who has been such a musical institution was hard, but the fact that we had so many DJs, friends and family in the studio to celebrate his life and his love and dedication to music made it sweet.

Thank you to all who participated and contributed... and to the listeners and musicians who were a part of his long and storied career.

If the musicians made up the fabric of The Red Bank Bar and Grill show, it was Uncle Gram who sewed their work thematically into a beautiful quilt each weekend and embellished it with his beautiful voice and intelligent invocations.

We were fortunate to have such a warm, wonderful creation to wrap around us each Saturday - and I for one am forever thankful.

He is gone but will never be forgotten.

The show was done live, for the most part, so we don't have a list of everything various djs played, but here is a list of the tributes we played.


Monday, November 5, 2018

Ghouls and goblins got me. No Blues on Tuesday, Nov. 6th



Yes, it is true, Blues lovers,
Someone put a spell on me over All Hallow's Eve and I'm down for the count (Count Dracula?) this week.

I'm working hard to find the antidote in time to help present the tribute to my Americana "brother's" show this Saturday.

Tune in Saturday, 11/10 for a four hour tribute to Uncle Gram, longtime host of the Americana show, "Red Bank Bar and Grill" on WUSC-FM and HD-1 Columbia. Stream it from 8-noon Eastern Time (New York/Atlanta time) USA on www.wusc.sc.edu, then click the Listen tab.

See you then, I hope!
The coughing queen, Clair

Monday, October 29, 2018

It's getting scary up in "hear" on Blues Moon Radio's Halloween Show 10/30/18 6-8 p.m. ET/USA



Creepy, scary Halloween Blues is coming to haunt your evening on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 at 6 p.m. - dusk is when the spirits come out. And we're not talking just that Jack Daniels you have shoved into your hip pocket, mista-man.

Voodoo, Hoodoo, YouToo... and witches, wishes and switches... all the creepy hobgoblins and the non-hobbygoblins, too, we suspect will all be prowling around the studio at WUSC-FM.

While our show is heard around the world, SC is a very ghostly state, so we're going to include some story links of creepy visitations and hauntings in the area for you to... shall we dare say... enjoy?

And a playlist to scare the heebie-jeebies out of you - whatever they might be.

Then some birthdays. We'll need that escape from "CreepyTown."

Boo! Did I scare you? Bwahhahahahah.

I know. Lame. But hey. I tried.

My pet wolf and I wish you a BEASTLY night of Blues.

https://colatoday.6amcity.com/haunted-places-ghost-stories-columbia-sc/

https://www.islandpacket.com/news/weird/article218724280.html

https://www.thestate.com/entertainment/local-events/article109601747.html

If you are lucky, perhaps one day you will live long enough to hear MY spectacular ghost stories! WhooO0oo0OoO0oO0oO0o0o000OOO

Okay. Enough wooing. Let's get to the oohing!

 
See you on the radio!
And if you can vote early... g'haid. It still IS difficult or impossible for some people to vote - not only around the world, but here in America - because they cannot - you truly should. Preserve your voice via your vote!
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 


Monday, October 22, 2018

Animals have the controls over at Blues Moon Radio Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018



Sonny Boy Red Jackson is a beautiful German Shepherd Dog who was turned over to the shelter three times before I was fortunate enough to get him.

He has made my life pretty sunny, which was no small task considering he came after the softly padded paws of RockyDawg, Blues Defender, padded no more.

Our theme, Adopt-A-Pet and Farm Animal Extravaganza was decided once I learned from a dear friend that October is not only Adopt A Shelter Pet month, it is also Farm Animal month. So we've got a menagerie; plus, for filler, we'll celebrate and commemorate some birthday guys and gals.

Tuesday is always Bluesday over at Blues Moon Radio 6-8 p.m. for Blues Moon at wusc.sc.edu. Later, they'll hold the usual apres-show-jam at The Bluz Shak (invitation only so check with host Rick Marsh) follows.


See you on the radio!
And if you can vote early... g'haid. It was brought home to me yesterday how hard it has been and still IS for some people to vote - not only around the world, but here in America. Preserve your voice via your vote!

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 


 

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