Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Blues Moon Radio playlist for June 1, 2010

Tonight's three-hour Blues Moon radio show theme revolves around a couple of birthdays, plus the intense Southern summer heat. For those listeners who do not live in the Deep South and believe the calendar about when summer "technically" begins, you might think I'm about three weeks early. Trust, me... I'm not... it's h~o~t!

My favorite Bluesman of all time, Howlin' Wolf, is our historic Blues artist of the week. Chester Arthur Burnett would have been 100 on June 4th if he were still alive. I'm speechless about that, because he died long before I could see him. So, I've begun the show with songs by other artists that are in tribute to The Wolf, or just mention "Wolf" in their names.

A dear pal, Ron Levy, just celebrated his birthday and is our contemporary Blues artist of the week. His music will eLEVate your mood, I promise!

And another dear friend and fabulous Bluesman from Northern Virginia (oh yeah!) is a birthday celebrant, too... we'll feature Tom Principato's delicious guitar licks on Drivin' South.

And, if we have time, we will hear from three new CDs from Blind Pig artists: Magic Slim, Harper and John Nemeth.

Here's the planned playlist  (show starts at 6 p.m. EDT/USA) and can be streamed at http://www.wusc.sc.edu/; in Columbia SC, you can listen at 90.5 FM or HD1 Columbia:

Bobby Rush - Howlin' Wolf
Hound Dog Taylor - The Dog Meets the Wolf (LIVE)
J.T. Funny Paper Smith - Howling Wolf Blues (No. 1)

Jason Ricci and New Blood - Keep the Wolf from My Door
Coy "Hot Shot" Love - Wolf Call Boogie (previously unreleased)
Junior Watson - Wolf Pack
Big Bill Broonzy - Lone Wolf Blues

Howlin' Wolf - Hidden Charms
Howlin' Wolf - I Ain't Superstitious
Howlin' Wolf - Built for Comfort

Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom - Memphis Mem'ries b/w Spank!
Tom Principato - Drivin' South

William Harris - Hot Time Blues
The Five Scamps - Red Hot
Billy Lee Riley - Red Hot

Roy Carrier - Hot Pants
The Metronome All-Stars - Nat Meets June
Billie Holiday - Summertime
Lightnin' Washington and group - Great God A'mighty (Long Hot Summer)
 PHOTO: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pingnews/2941008863/
Charley Patton - Some Summer Day
Clyde Hill and Group - Long Hot Summer Days
Delta Big Four - We All Gonna Face the Rising Sun
John Lee Hooker - Blues Before Sunrise
King David's Jug Band - Rising Sun Blues
Joe Turner - Sun Risin' Blues
Mary Johnson - Morning Sun Blues
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - Sunrise Cajun Style
Charles Brown - Let the Sunshine in My Life
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Sunshine Special

Chris Duarte - Sun Prairie Blues
Elmore James - Sunnyland
Sonny Boy Williamson - Sunny Land
Louis Jordan - Don' t Let the Sun Catch You Crying
Elmore James - The Sun is Shining
Johnny Young  - The Sun Is Shining

Naz and the Falsehoods - Evening Sun
Sunnyland Slim Blues Band - The Sun Is Going Down

Thanks for listening... here's some great music coming near us:

Double Door Inn in Charlotte, NC features the following calendar:

June 2nd Hamilton Loomis
June 3rd Big Daddy Love
June 4th Michael Burks w/ Shane Pruitt Band
June 5th The Cruise o Matics
June 6th BLUESunday presents THE BLUES JAM
June 9th Ben Deignan
June 10th Cameron Marion
June 11th Papa Grows Funk
June 12th Evelynn Rose w/ Soulgrass Rebellion
June 16th Aslyn w/ Toby Lightman
June 17th Anders Osborne
June 18th Bill Noonan & The Barb Wires w/ Bruce Hazel's Temperance League
June 19th From A Seed w/ Kung Fu Dynamite
June 24th Justin Trawick
June 25th Cyril Neville
June 26th Bob Margolin All Star Jam
June 30th Frontier Ruckus

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