Sunday, April 19, 2009

Blues Moon with Clair DeLune radio playlist

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SET 1 ~~~~~~~~~~~ 1970 Chicago slide guitarist Earl Hooker dies from tuberculosis at age 41. Earl Hooker


Earl Hooker_Wah Wah Blues_Blues Masters, Vol. 9- Postmodern Blues
Earl Hooker_Blue Guitar_Blues Masters, Vol. 2- Postwar Chicago Blues
Victoria Spivey_T.B. Blues_Full Spectrum Blues Disc 3
Lead Belly_T.B. Blues_Bourgeois Blues- Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 2


SET 2 ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1961 Folk singer Cisco Houston dies of cancer in San Bernardino, Calif. The influential troubadour traveled America with Woody Guthrie and was Lead Belly's houseguest. Woody Guthrie Lead Belly Cisco Houston

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1865 Abraham Lincoln's funeral train leaves Washington
Lead Belly_Abraham Lincoln_Bourgeois Blues- Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 2
Leadbelly_Pigmeat_The Story of the Blues [Sony] Disc 1


SET 3 ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1986 Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone's vault on TV & finds nothing
Johnny "Guitar" Watson_Gangster of Love_King R&B Box Set Disc 3


SET 4 ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1987 Dow Jones Avg soared 664.7; 2nd biggest one-day gain in history
Little Charlie & the Nightcats_Wall to Wall_Nine Lives
Omar & the Howlers_Wall of Pride_Big Delta
Little Walter_Off the Wall_Blues Masters, Vol. 2- Postwar Chicago Blues


SET 5 ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1997 Ashes of Timothy Leary & Gene Roddenberry launched into orbit
The Pattersons_Behold The Star_It's a Gospel Christmas


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1961 USAF Maj. Robert M. White takes X-15 to 32,000 altitude at 4947 kmh (see pictures below of Hickam AFB near Clair DeLune's old house in Ft. Kamehameha, Hawaii...




Fort Kamehameha house (adjacent to Hickam AFB), Hawaii - we watched the nuclear testing of Bikini Atoll from the beach, just past the bomb shelter in our back yard.





X-15 at Hickam AFB (airfield picture below shows tree


line of Ft. Kam where I lived - everything shook whenever the X-15 flights broke the sound barrier and entered outer space!)
















Robert Ealey_She's a Rocket_ Lone Star Blues
Jackie Brenston_Rocket 88_Martin Scorsese presents THE BLUES
Chris Kenner_Rocket to the Moon_We Got a Party- Best of Ron Records, Vol. 1



SET 6 ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1945 The Bihari brothers found Modern Records.

Over the years, the label will become an R&B powerhouse, releasing discs by John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Jimmy Nelson, Roscoe Gordon and Elmore James. John Lee Hooker B.B. King
B.B. King_You're Breaking My Heart_Blues Around Midnight [Ace]
B.B. King_The Other Night Blues_Great Tomato Blues Package Disc 2
John Lee Hooker_Boogie Chillen'_The Blues [Blue City] Disc 3


SET 7 ~~~~~~~~~~~~ More Modern Records
Jimmy Nelson_T-99 Blues (My Sweet Little Honeydripper)_Blues Around Midnight
Roscoe Gordon_No More Doggin'_Stax- Superblues, Vol. 2- All-Time Classic Blues Hits
Elmore James_Standing at the Crossroads_The Sky Is Crying- History of Elmore James


SET 8 ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1944 Blues and Americana singer Paul Geremia born Paul Geremia
Paul Geremia_Shuckin' Sugar Blues_Blues Crossroads- Acoustic Blues, Old & New

SET 9 ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1948 1st Polaroid camera was sold in U.S.
Vivianne Green_A Picture of You_Blues Around Midnight
Clarence Spady_Picture of Love_Evidence Blues Sampler- Six
Bobby Mitchell_Send Me Your Picture_We Got a Party- Best of Ron Records, Vol. 1

Other events on this day in history...

April 21, 2003 Legendary vocalist/pianist Nina Simone dies aged 70 at her home in France. Her biggest hit was the smoky "My Baby Just Cares For Me." Nina Simone
2003 Record industry giants Universal Music and EMI sue venture capitalists who funded the MP3-swapping service Napster, alleging they contributed to copyright violations on their recordings.
1993 Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman marries the 33-year-old Suzanne Accosta in the south of France.
1989 George W Bush & Edward W Rose become CEO of Texas Rangers
1984 The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say virus discovered in France causes AIDS
1980 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWWW Detroit Mich
1976 Swine Flu vaccine, for non-epidemic, enters testing (without it... would there have been an epidemic?)
1969 Janis Joplin and her Kozmic Blues Band play London's Royal Albert Hall.
1963 The Beatles meet the Rolling Stones for the first time
1956 Elvis Presley's first hit record, "Heartbreak Hotel," becomes #1
1892 Black Longshoremen strike for higher wages in St. Louis, Mo.
1828 Noah Webster publishes 1st American dictionary

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