Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Blues Moon Radio Playlist Dec. 21, 2010 NOTE: 6-9 p.m. ET/USA (-5 GMT)

It is with great sadness that I report the news of Robin Rogers' death on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 at 12:40 p.m. She had been fighting a tremendous fight against inoperable cancer, and had been on hospice care since summer, but her doctors took her off chemotherapy last week.

Tonight's Blues Moon Radio program will feature her music at the start of the show in tribute to her amazing talent, her incredible fortitude (in overcoming barriers and challenges in her early years as well as later), and her warmth and ability to attract hundreds of friends and thousands of fans.

Her latest CD is powerful and leaves us thinking about what is important in life - something one considers deeply when one knows time on earth is very limited.

Blessings to all who knew and worked closely with her - our hearts especially go out to her husband, Tony, and the members of the Robin Rogers Band; to Blind Pig Records' employees; to Steve Hecht, her booking agent and friend; and to Mike, Jeri, Scott, Flynn & Pat, Jan, everyone at the Double Door Inn and the entire Charlotte Blues community for all the amazing efforts to help her when she needed you all most.

I'd like to extend thanks to the Columbia artists who donated art so I coud drive it up to the auctions: Pete Holland, HL Gleaton, and Libby Gamble.

We reach out a hand and learn the world is truly connected. Robin, you will be missed but we hold you in our hearts.

The rest of tonight's show will be a mix of 2010 CDs and some more Christmas music - but don't worry: if your 2010 CD is not on the list, there were too many for one show... more to come!

Robin Rogers Tribute:

Ain't No Use
Promised Land
Nobody Stays
Can You Hear Me Now
Ocean of Tears
You Don't Know
Baby Bye-Bye

2010 CDs
(as you can probably tell, Robin's death affected some of my song title choices... not all, but many.)

Bob Corritore; Big Pete Pearson - Tin Pan Alley
JJ Grey and Mofro - Beautiful World
Charlie Musselwhite - Sad and Beautiful World
J Edwards - New Shoes
Chris Cain - So Many Miles
Jeff Liberty - U Can't Find Me
The Delta Flyers - Poison Took My Baby
Hollywood Blue Flames - Fly Like the Eagle, Cry Like the Dove
Hollywood Fats Band - Lonesome
Lee Pons - Me Minus You
Freddie Vanderford - I Still Miss Someone
Davis Coen - Long Lost Friend
James Cotton - Sad Sad Day
Elvin Bishop - Many Rivers to Cross
Kenny Neal - Bitter with the Sweet
Albert Castiglia - Sweet Southern Angel
Naz and the Falsehoods - It's My Soul
Peter Karp and Sue Foley - Scared

Finishing up some Christmas music... have a cool Yule, y'all!

Bob Francis - That Swingin' Manger
Kay Starr - Everybody's Waiting for...
Woody Herman - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Pete Fountain - Medley: Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Esquivel - White Christmas
Tex Beneke - Sleigh Ride

Jay Gaunt - Greensleeves
Pete Weiss - Jingle Bells

good night... and may you be blessed with happiness, healthiness and prosperity (spiritually and in yo' bank account or mattress) next year!

We'll be back next week with more BEST OF 2010 and some New Year's songs... celebrate something... and remember, we luvs ya!

Clair DeLune and RockyDawg, Blues Defender...

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