Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Blues Moon Radio Playlist Oct. 9, 2012

Welcome to the Blues Moon Radio show... first, tune in (6-8 p.m. ET/USA or -5 GMT) either via the radio at 90.5 or HD1 Columbia or via the Internet at www.wusc.sc.edu then stream (or ITunes; college radio; then WUSC).

Tonight, Oct. 9, 2012, we commemorate a tragic week many years ago. It was a week of automobile accidents that affected the lives of the people at Chess Records.

On Oct. 11, 1969, Muddy Waters and the band were involved in a head-on collision that took the life of Muddy's driver and left him incapacitated for months; around that time, Leonard Chez sold the Chess label, a week or so later, he died from a heart attack while behind the wheel and caused another accident.

So, Blues Moon Radio will focus on the most impactful Blues record label with a sampler presentation of the wonderful music that came from Muddy Waters and others who recorded for the Chess label - some artists you will know well, others not as well, and still others might be completely new eye-openers for you.

I cannot know whom you know and whom you don't; but, as your host, what I do know is this is a show for the Chicago Blues lover. You might be up on your feet, singing along, saying "Oh yeah; that's a great one!" or possibly wishing, "I hope she plays ..." and I hope I play all your favorites, too, but there is too much at Chess Records to play everything great in a year, much less one show, and I do want to introduce you to a few people you might not be familiar with.

Sit back and let me spin the disks for you so you can relax and enjoy your evening. Thanks for tuning in... I'll do my best to entertain you. Clair DeLune

Playlist and links to follow:

Interview with Neil Haverstick, who saw Muddy perform in the Summer of '70 at a small juke joint when Muddy was still on crutches from the accident.

Muddy Waters intro set:
Mannish Boy
(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man
You Need Love
Tin Pan Alley [with Otis Spann]
Louisiana Blues

Little Walter - My Babe
Sonny Boy Williamson - Bring It On Home
Howlin' Wolf - Back Door Man b/w The Red Rooster

Leonard Tarver - I'm a Young Rooster
Koko Taylor - What Kind of Man is That?
The Big Three Trio - Violent Love

Jimmy Witherspoon - When the Lights Go Out
Bobby Lewis - Mumbles Blues
Bo Diddley - You Can't Judge a Book by its Covedr

Bobby Charles - See You Later, Alligator
G.L. Crockett - Look Out Mabel

Etta James - Tell Mama
Eddie "Guitar" Burns - Jinglin' Baby
Chuck Berry - Let It Rock

If there is time, we will play something from Big Bill Morganfield, Albert King and perhaps even Albert Collins - How Blue Can You Get? b/w Collins Shuffle.

Thanks to our special guest, Neil Haverstick, of Denver Colorado, a versatile and innovative musician who shared stories of having seen Muddy shortly after he began performing again after the accident. Neil's music is on the Web at: http://www.broadlandsmedia.com/microstick/

Thanks to you all for tuning in ... see you next week!
Clair DeLune

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