Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Welcome to this week's Blues Moon Radio show... for those of you who have come to this page for the first time, we are pleased to meet you. The Blues Moon has been on WUSC-FM (and streaming via the Web) since 1990. We hope you will bookmark this page and join our Google Blogger page as a follower, as well as  "LIKE" and "favorite" our Facebook page (Blues Moon Radio), as well as www.bluesmoonradio.blogspot.com so we can keep you updated on Blues events and news, as well as playlists for the show.

The weekly show airs at 6 p.m. (-5GMT) and "Tuesday is Bluesday." Your host, Clair Delune - and her intrepid inspiration/co-host, RockyDawg, Blues Defender are happy to have you tune in via the Web at http://wusc.sc.edu, the University of South Carolina's award-winning college station. You may also stream the show via ITunes at radio/college and university/WUSC-FM.

Ms. DeLune is a writer, historian, artist, counselor, university administrator and public relations practitioner who has taught upper level music appreciation courses at the Unversity of South Carolina, including Blues History, Rock and Roll History, Jump/Swing/Boogie-Woogie, and Women in Popular Music of the 20th Century. She has contributed articles and chapters to numerous books and periodicals and endeavors to make the show historical, informative, empathic and entertaining. In her spare time, she trains horses and works to help rescue animals who are abandoned or abused.

This week's Blues Moon Radio with Clair DeLune (11/29/11) features historical artists who are commemorated on their birthdates falling between Nov. 15 and 30th. We will also begin playing from the best of 2011 contemporary Blues CDs. To kick off the official Christmas season (we think starting after Thanksgiving allows for a sufficient period of time to incorporate Christmas Blues songs, without being overbearingly festive and all aglow with cheer and merriment... it's a Blues show, after all, you know! :)

We are always on the hunt for Blues songs about any holiday or season - so keep us posted if you come across any possible inclusions we could procure. Blues artists are welcomed to send their own material to:  Blues Moon Radio_POB 5591_Columbia, SC 29250-5591 ...

Little Willie John / Fever

Handy's Memphis Blues Band / St. Louis Blues

Hubert Sumlin / I Just Need Your Love

Big Walter Horton and Jimmy DeBerry / Easy

Lloyd Glenn / The Shakedown

K.C. Douglas / You Got a Good Thing Now

Whistlin' Alex Moore / Ice Pick Blues

Rosa Henderson / Barrel House Blues

Eddie Boyd / Five Long Years

Lucille Hegamin / Mississippi Blues

John Mayall / Road Show

Robert Nighthawk / Medley: Annie Lee / Sweet Little Angel

Brownie McGhee / The Blues Had a Baby

Among the faves of Blues Moon Radio and its listeners this year (more to come) - in no particular order - are:

Brad Vickers and his Vestapolitans / Leave Me Be

Victor Wainwright and the Wild Roots / Our Last Goodbye

The King Bees / Run Your Reputation Down

Bernie Pearl / I Ain't Hurt

Ben Prestage / Three Hots and  Cot

Armadillo Blues / Southbound

Tom Principato / Back Again and Gone

We welcome your comments on these contemporary artists... you can remark on your favorites and make a difference in the "Lunie Awards" for 2011! Let us hear from you... we love your feedback and thank you, as ever we are grateful for your interest in historical and contemporary Blues.

Clair DeLune and RockyDawg, Blues Defender.

Now for the holidaze music... to give you a break from the regular Christmas music, we'll pepper you with some red hot Blues holiday music to make your holidays saucy!

Lonnie Brooks / Christmas on the Bayou

Koko Taylor / Merry, Merry Christmas

Poppa Hop and his Orchestra / Merry Christmas Darling

Lightnin' Hopkins / Merry Christmas

Ella Fitzgerald / Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown / Christmas

Texas Pete Mayes and his Houserockers / Christmas Holidays

Katie Webster / Deck the Halls with Boogie Woogie

Jimmy Liggins and His Drops of Joy / I Want My Baby for Christmas

Louis Prima / Shake Hands with Santa

Jimmy McGriff / Hip Santa

Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra / Boogie Woogie Santa Claus

Ralph Marterie and His Orchestra / Dig That Crazy Santa Claus

Tinsley Ellis / Santa Claus Wants Somebody to Love

Jimmy Dorsey / Dixieland Band from Santa Claus Land

Babs Gonzales / Be-Bop Santa Claus

Louis Jordan / Santa Claus, Santa Claus

Fats Waller / Swingin' Them Jingle Bells

Louis Armstrong / Winter Wonderland

The Original Five Blind Boys / White Christmas

What we find we don't have time to play this week, we'll pitch over to next week. Not sure how many shows I'll do over the holidays, so we'll be packing in as much musical magic as possible ... :)

Happy holidays to you all - Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Feliz Everything plus a super Happy Hannukah, too! My holiday wish for you is health, happiness, love and prosperity - other than those four things you are on your own, bucko! :) BEST! Your host, Clair DeLune, Blues Moon Radio - www.bluesmoonradio.blogspot.com and www.wusc.sc.edu.

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