Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Blues Moon Radio playlist for May 11, 2010

Good evening and welcome to the Summer semester for Blues Moon Radio at WUSC-FM, where every Tuesday is Bluesday from 6-9, which is mighty fine!

UPDATES BETWEEN 6-9 - so refresh your screen often...

Tonight we start with a tribute to award-winning Blues harpist Freddie Vanderford. The Buffalo, S.C. native was the recipient of the Jean Laney Harris Folklife Award this past week and was honored by the State Legislature Thursday. Freddie learned his technique directly from S.C. legend, Peg Leg Sam and you can tell he studied "right smart."

Freddie Vanderford (New Legacy Duo) Why You Treat Me Like That b/w She Can Cook Good Sallet
Peg Leg Sam - Who's That Left Here 'While Ago

And because she died this week - leaving a big hole in a whole lot of hearts - we'll play some dreamy Lena Horne numbers for you. She was one of my Father's favorite vocalists (and beauties), so this one is for you, Daddy... 

Lena Horne - Can't Help Loving That Man of Mine b/w Prisoner of Love

We also lost Roy Carrier, a Zydeco pioneer, last week... so this next set goes out to Chubby Carrier and the rest of Roy Carrier's family and loved ones. He made a mark so big on Zydeco music that it will be hard to play that style without missing a note from now on. 

Roy Carrier - Have Some Fun at the Offshore Lounge
Roy Carrier - What You Gonna Do with a Man Like That? b/w Some Real Zydeco

Next up is the new music from Sue Foley and Peter Karp that was developed from a year of correspondence between them. It's gone to number 1 on the Blues lists and I could not be happier for this talented duo!  The CD is "He Said, She Said" - check it out!
Peter Karp and Sue Foley - Baby Don't Go
Jon Shain - James Alley Blues (will be appearing soon in Columbia)

Naz and the Falsehoods - That Ain't Right b/w Union Avenue Stomp (Album release date is today!) from the album Pack of Lies

Also new... and with vocals that KNOCKED me out:
Joanne Shaw Taylor - Heavy Heart b/w Going Home (new CD: White Sugar)

And for those who suffered through Mother's Day without their beloved Mother...
Red Nelson - Crying Mother Blues
Elvie Thomas - Motherless Child Blues
Charley Patton - Troubled 'Bout My Mother

Son House - My Black Mamma (Pt. 1)
Salty Holmes - I Want My Mama

Michael "Hawkeye" Herman - Dark Was the Night

And because he won a Blues Music
Jason Ricci and New Blood - Done with the Devil
Tinsley Ellis (appearing at the Double Door Inn in Charlotte this week) To the Devil for a Dime b/w Hell or High Water

Robert Johnson  (birthday boy today) - Hellhound on My Trail b/w Little Queen of Spades
Tarheel Slim - Wildcat Tamer

Pat Hare - I'm Gonna Murder My Baby (Cheatin' and Lyin' Blues)
Willie Murphy - Cry to Me
Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers - Night's End

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