Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Blues Moon for March 24, 2009

Tonight's theme: This day in history - 3/24

Exxon Valdez runs aground (1989); Kennedy half-dollar issued (1964); Mick Jagger & Keith Richard perform in 1962 as Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys...before changing their name to the Rolling Stones based on a song by Muddy Waters.

The Royals - Gas Happy Mama
Angels of Joy - Mr. President
Bob Brozman - Rolling through the World
Peg Leg Howell - Rolling Mill Blues
One String - Rolling and Tumbling Blues
Muddy Waters - Rolling Stone
Muddy Waters - Rollin' and Tumblin'
Jimmy Witherspoon - No Rolling Blues
Lottie Beaman - Rolling Log Blues
1958 - Elvis inducted into the Army in Memphis TN (serial # 53310761) - side note: Clair DeLune's father served in Army Personnel and assigned Elvis his job duties in the service.
Ry Cooder - All Shook Up
Arthur Gunter - She's Mine, All Mine
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - That's All Right (technical difficulties - didn't play)
1953 - U.S. tests nuclear weapons at Nevada test site - side note: Clair DeLune's father tested the world's only atomic cannon (covered in Newsweek Magazine 1953).
H-Bomb Ferguson - Leavin' You Tomorrow
Billy "The Kid" Emerson - Red Hot
The Nighthawks - Hot Spot
Memphis Minnie - Hot Stuff
Duke Robillard - Too Hot to Handle
This set features cars and dancing, two things that can get teenagers in a whole lotta trouble:
Sue Foley - New Used Car (The first car was sold on this date in 1898)
Carey Bell - Cruisin' in a Cadillac
Colin "Barrelhouse" Banagan - Drivin' the Boogie
Arthur Murray, famous dancer and teacher of dance, was born in 1895 - Cloris Leachman was his first partner (sorry... just teasin').
Champion Jack Dupree - Dupree Shake Dance
This set:
In 1883 the first telephone call was placed between New York and Chicago
Muddy Waters - Long Distance Call
Jesse Thomas - Call Me
Mac Arnold's Plate Full of Blues - Call Mac Arnold
Victoria Spivey - Telephoning the Blues

That's all we have time for tonight - hope you enjoyed the show... tune in again next week!

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