Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Blues Moon Radio Playlist for May 17, 2011

Tonight's Blues Moon Radio show will be on from 6-9 p.m. (we have an extra hour in summer!).

Themes are:

More Robert Johnson - his music and influences

Summer and floods - our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the flooding

May concerts, festivals, events and birthdays - Lots to celebrate

And in my hip pocket is a collection of Art songs. Songs by Bluesmen named Art, Arthur, etc. We might not get there - got a lot of music to get through - but I'm armed for bear.

Tonight after the gig, Utopia's Blues Jam; remember Sunday nights at The House in Five Points and Ott Saloon in Lexington on Mondays... every other Wednesday is the Sparkle City Jam at Decisions, where they also hold an acoustic jam on Mondays (again, check those venues before you go).

Next Tuesday we will feature - live in our studio - Laurence Luckyman Beall - and if you are not a fan yet, it is only because you have yet to hear him sing! Very excited about his appearance... don't miss it!

The playlist will post here as we go along - so refresh your browser to get the updates during showtime.

Your hosts,
Clair DeLune and RockyDawg - Blues Defender (inspiration and backbone of the whole effort).

Marcia Ball - Eugene
Blind Willie McTell - Southern Can is Mine
Guitar Welch - Bad Luck Blues
John Cephas and Phil Wiggins - Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad

Bob Margolin - All You Left Behind
Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie - North Memphis Blues
L.C. "Good Rockin'" Robinson - Pinetop's Boogie Woogie*
   * if you want to read a great (warning - it's a tear-jerker) tribute to Pinetop, check out Bob Margolin's goodbye to him in the Blues Beat column of Blues Revue magazine (subliminal message: subscribe!):

And now for the second half of the Robert Johnson commemoration/tribute:

Robert Johnson - Love In Vain b/w Dust My Broom
Alan Lomax introduces David Honeyboy Edwards
David Honeyboy Edwards - When I Came to Memphis b/w Rocks in My Pillow

Elmore James - Standing at the Crossroads
Robert Lockwood, Jr. - Rambling on My Mind
Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters - Spoonful

Lightnin' Washington and Group - Great God A'mighty (Long Hot Summer Days)
Biscuit Miller - Summertime Blues
Charley Patton - Some Summer Day
Clyde Hill and Group - Long Hot Summer Days
Billie Holiday - Summertime
JJ Grey and Mofro - Slow, Hot and Sweaty

Charley Patton - High Water Everywhere Pts 1 and 2
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Rising High Water Blues
Fats Noel - High Tide
Johnny Shines - Too Wet to Plow

Nicole Hart - Higher Ground
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Rising High Water Blues
Jack Kelly and South Memphis Jug Band - Highway No. 61 Blues
Buster Carter; Preston Young - A Lazy Farmer Boy
James Cotton - Cotton Crop Blues

The Delta Flyers - Dockery Farm
Freddie Vanderford - Parchman Farm
Rory Block - County Farm Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins - Tim Moore's Farm

Ray Charles - Rockin' Chair Blues

Tommy Johnson - I want someone to love me b/w Lonesome Home Blues

Jackie Brenston - Leo the Louse

Good night!~ Thanks for listening... go see some live music this weekend... :)

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