Downhome with Howling Dick (Ep 141 A Bit Of A Curates Egg)

It’s getting crowded on the porch this time around as Dick welcomes 100,000 people just as he’s receiving music from surprising sources and educating us about critics. None of this thankfully gets in the way of an hour of some of the best blues and roots on the net.

You can download the podcast  here on Taint, subscribe at iTunes or by RSS feed ( and not only are there links to the artists on this page down below but also to some great videos – check ‘em out.

And don’t forget to let Dick know how ya liked it at – he’ll thank ya!


Petunia and The Vipers – “For Barry – get well bro!”

I Must Have That Man Louis Armstrong Complete Hot Five & Hot Seven VIDEO
Play With Your Post James Cotton Deep In The Blues VIDEO
Bright Light Petunia & the Vipers Petunia & The Vipers VIDEO
Need a Little More Time Sugaray Rayford Dangerous VIDEO
Alabama Woman Blues Eric Clapton I Still Do [Bonus Track] VIDEO
Johnny law William Elliott Whitmore Animals In The Dark VIDEO
Weighted Mind Sierra Hull Weighted Mind VIDEO
Richard Nixon’s Welfare Blues Thomas Shaw Born In Texas VIDEO
Little Silver Steve Dawson Solid States and Loose Ends VIDEO
Cold Hearted Woman Magic Slim & The Teardrops Tin Pan Alley VIDEO
A Tribute To Sonny Boy Williamson Junior Wells American Folk Blues Festival ’66 VIDEO
My Lover Barbara & The Browns The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 VIDEO
I Believe to My Soul Donny Hathaway Everything Is Everything VIDEO
Golden Rose (One Rainy Wish) Jimi Hendrix In The Studio Vol 1 VIDEO


Downhome with Howling Dick (Ep.140 “Those Mellifluous Tones”)

This week howling’s hoping his wife isn’t listening whilst  two brothers fight it out on the porch.Happily, there’s also a  father and daughter in harmony to restore family unity, in fact theres a selection of Blueshounds from Chicago to Turin joining Dick for an hour of some of the finest blues ‘n roots on the net.


Link Wray – “Invented the power chord”

One Million Railroad Ties From Home Jimmie Dolan & His Texas Ramblers Swingbillies – 1947-52 VIDEO
Am I Wrong Keb’ Mo’ Keb’ Mo’ VIDEO
I Was Wrong (Featuring Lurrie Bell) Matteo Sansonetto Blues Revue My Life Began to Change VIDEO
Screamin’ and Cryin’ Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues Country Man VIDEO
Six Letters Cécile Doo-Kingué Anybody Listening: Dialogues, Pt. 2 VIDEO
Pickin’ the Blues Elmore James The Final Sessions VIDEO
Milk Cow Blues [Live] The Kinks At The BBC VIDEO
Rise And Fall Of Jimmy Stokes Link Wray Rumble VIDEO
Somebody Stole My Thunder Georgie Fame Somebody Stole My Thunder VIDEO
Ratchet Blues Eric Sardinas Sticks and Stones VIDEO
Fire and Gasoline Omar & The Howlers The Kitchen Sink VIDEO
I Don’t Want No Woman Magic Sam West Side Soul VIDEO
It’s My Own Fault BB King & Bobby “Blue” Bland Together For The First Time… Live! VIDEO
Night Time Is The Right Time Rufus & Carla Thomas The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 VIDEO
I’m Glad Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Safe As Milk VIDEO
St James Infirmary Blues Yellow Dog Rhythm & Blues Band Box Deluxe VIDEO

Downhome with Howling Dick (Ep 139 Turned Up Bupkis)

Howling’s on the porch again where someone’s had an accident with their guitar, someone else has a matching bonnet and dress,  whilst two others are having an identity crisis. Who are these people? Can they play the blues? Sure they can, but  you’ll only find out by listening to an hour of Dick spinning some of the finest roots music on the net.

You can also download the show as a podcast at or subscribe at iTunes or by RSS feed ( and not only are there links to the artists on this page down below but also to some great videos – check ‘em out.

And don’t forget to let Dick know how ya liked it at – he’ll thank ya!


Lonnie Donegan “King of Skiffle”

Diddy Wah Diddy Bo Diddley Bo’s Blues VIDEO
Got My Passport RJ Mischo Everything I Need VIDEO
Triple Lindig Jonn Del Toro Richardson Tengo Blues VIDEO
Rat’s Ass Danny Barnes Get Myself Together (10 Years Later) VIDEO
You Gonna Miss Me Tom Shaka Bless My Soul VIDEO
Why Do Everything Happen To Me B.B. King Kent Singles 1958-1971 VIDEO
Can’t Trust Your Neighbour Freddie King King of the Blues VIDEO
Turpentine Blues Will Weldon Memphis Jug Bands Box Set VIDEO
Corinne, Corrina Blind Arvella Gray Blues From Maxwell Street, 1960 & 1965 VIDEO
Still A Fool Gary Smith Mountain Top West Coast Blues Session Vol. 1 – Be Careful What You Wish For VIDEO
Way Down South Harmonica Hinds Anything if I could VIDEO
Born In Chicago Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Soundstage VIDEO
Lost John Van MorrisonLonnie DoneganChris Barber The Skiffle Sessions VIDEO
I’ll Change My Style Shoji Naito New Cool Old School VIDEO
(Mama, Mama) Wish Me Good Luck Carla Thomas The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 VIDEO
Bus Shelter Blues Zora Young Chicago’s Finest Ladies VIDEO

Downhome with Howling Dick (Ep 138 A Bloody Good Fry Up)

This time out Dick’s contemplating getting a hat, skipping through albums and pondering a singers fate. So whats all this got to do with blues? – who knows? But theres still an hour of fabulous music to listen to between the nonsense, so come onto the porch!


Hip Linkchain “How do you get a name like that?”

Lonesome Train Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson Somebody Done Stole My Cherry Red VIDEO
Cripple Creek Blue Swamp Band Voodoo Soup VIDEO
Elevator Man Lena & The Slide Brothers The Road VIDEO
Walking Blues Bonnie Lee Sweetheart Of The Blues VIDEO
Walking Blues Hip Linkchain Change My Blues VIDEO
Bad Feelin’ Blues Blind Blake All the Published Sides VIDEO
Whiskey And Good Time Blues Big Bill Broonzy Whiskey And Good Time Blues VIDEO
Raise the Devil Mary Flower Instrumental Breakdown VIDEO
Ludella Ian Seigal & Jimbo Mathus Wayward Sons VIDEO
Trouble In Mind Detroit Junior Take Out the Time VIDEO
Chicago Bound Willie Kent Everybody Needs Somebody VIDEO
Hound Dog Alfie Smith & Nicole Christian Come On In My Kitchen VIDEO
Beggar Man Long John Hunter Looking For A Party VIDEO
I’ll Take Good Care Of You (Second Version) Terry Reid Super Lungs VIDEO
Why Should I Suffer With The Blues The Canes The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 VIDEO
Don’t Put No Headstone On My Grave Jerry Lee Lewis The Many Sides VIDEO



Downhome with Howling Dick (Ep 137 “Spot The Cliffords”)

Howling’s on the porch again at Taint, this time asking us to listen and learn, whilst he plays with a tennis racquet and waits for a pedant to call. Sounds like nonsense? Well it is! BUT he also plays an hour of some damn fine roots, blues, jazz and beyond – so listen in!

If you enjoy the show, you can download the podcast from  or subscribe at iTunes or by RSS feed  . In the meantime check out the links not only to the artists  down below but also to some great videos – check ‘em out.

And don’t forget to let Dick know how ya liked it at – he’ll thank ya!

Wanda Jackson SB 56898Wanda Jackson – “First Lady Of Rockabilly”

Bossman Dean Hawley New Breed Workin’: Blues with a Rhythm VIDEO
Shake Em On Down Gooch and The Motion Comin’ Home VIDEO
Early In The Morning Al Brown Scufflin’ VIDEO
Everyday I Have The Blues Pinetop Perkins Down In Mississippi VIDEO
Jimmy Page Jason Vivone My Roaring Twenties VIDEO
You Shook Me Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin I VIDEO
Blues For Junior Herb Ellis Nothing But The Blues VIDEO
Old Europe Robert Wyatt Cuckooland VIDEO
Brand New Companion Steve Earle Townes VIDEO
Shake Em’ On Down Mississippi Fred McDowell The George Mitchell Collection VIDEO
Honey Don’t Wanda Jackson Queen Of Rockabilly VIDEO
That’s Allright Mama Glen Glenn Missouri Rockabilly 1955-1965 VIDEO
Guitar Man Lee Hazlewood Look At That Woman VIDEO
When You Wore A Tulip Michael Woods Bottleneck Ahead VIDEO
Ain’t No Backdoor Man Benjamin Bassford Songs From The Blue Door VIDEO
Drive Joe Bonamassa Blues Of Desperation VIDEO

Downhome with Howling Dick (Ep135 My Southern Pride)

Howling’s back on the porch taking chances, making connections and contemplating souls. All in all then, its the usual confusing nonsense built around an hour of some of the finest blues and roots music you’ll find on the net.


Junior Parker “Don’t break with a winning formula”

Come On Boys We’re Riding Into Town Ray Whitley & His Six Bar Cowboys Singing Cowboys Of The Silver Screen VIDEO
Black Dog Blackberry ‘N Mr. BooHoo We Got Rhythm! VIDEO
Love My Baby Little Junior Parker Mystery Train VIDEO
Going To German Gus Cannon’s Jug Stompers Memphis Jug Band (1927-1930) [Box Set 4] VIDEO
Going to German Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons Take Yo Time VIDEO
Yeah Yeah Georgie Fame Cool Cat Blues VIDEO
It’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine Lucinda Williams God Don’t Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson VIDEO
The Soul Of A Man Tom Waits God Don’t Never Change VIDEO
Rollin’ n’ Tumblin’ The Bone Rubbers Never Been to Memphis VIDEO
Black Snake Cedric Watson & Corey Ledet Goin’ Down To Louisiana VIDEO
Light of My Life The James Hunter Six Hold On! VIDEO
Long Haired Doney R.L. Burnside Giants Of Country Blues Guitar Vol. 2 VIDEO
Night Watchman Blues Billy Boy Arnold Chicago Blues: A Living History VIDEO
Go With The Flow Daniel Smith Keys To The Highway VIDEO
Raylene Doug MacLeod Live @ XM Radio VIDEO


Downhome With Howling Dick (Ep 134 A Pair Of Underpants)

This time out, Howling’s decided to talk less whilst unashamedly promoting videos, breaking with tradition and examining novel headwear. Fear not though loyal blues hounds, despite all this rubbish you can rest assured it’s an hour of fine blues and roots on Taint.


Furry Lewis “Never mislaid his luggage”

Another Fool Like Me Jesse Thomas God Don’t Like It VIDEO
Howlin’ At The Moon Robben Ford Into The Sun VIDEO
Mississippi Fred’s Dream Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band Born To Love The Blues VIDEO
Dry Land Blues Furry Lewis OTRS 33 “DON SPEAKS THE BLUES” Pt 4 VIDEO
Can’t Find My Way Home (Live) Bonnie Raitt, & Lowell George Ultrasonic Studios 1972 (Live) VIDEO
Walking Blues Joe Willie Wilkins Giants Of Country Blues Guitar Vol. 2 VIDEO
Sure ‘Nuff ‘N Yes I Do Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Safe As Milk VIDEO
I’m Looking for a Woman Ironing Board Sam Super Spirit VIDEO
She Brought Life Back to the Dead Howell Devine Modern Sounds of Ancient Juju VIDEO
Hard Lovin’ Blues Yack Taylor Jazzin’ the Blues Vol. 5 (1930 – 1953) VIDEO
Parchman Farm Bukka White OTRS 33 “DON SPEAKS THE BLUES” Pt 4 VIDEO
Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor Gillian Welch Soul Journey VIDEO
My Home Is In The Delta Otis Spann Walking The Blues VIDEO
Forget What I Said Noora Noor Soul Deep VIDEO
Don’t Take Your Love Away From Me Neil Young & The Bluenotes Bluenote Cafe VIDEO




Downhome with Howling Dick (ep 133 Salute The Dame)

There’s some wishful thinking this time out as Howling wants to turn the clock back but without success as the usual collection of oddball miscreants including an artistic evangelist, mime artist and father and daughter act join in the madness. Despite the build up, rest assured its an hour of fine blues and roots.


Bumble Bee Slim – “Who did you expect on a blues show – Ziggy Stardust??”

Liza Jane Davie Jones & The King Bees You Tube VIDEO
Dimples Georgie Bonds Stepping Into Time VIDEO
Stranger’s Blues Hot Roux Stranger’s Blues VIDEO
I Don’t Want To Die Charlie Sayles Charlie Sayles And The Blues Disciples Featuring Tony The Legend Fazio VIDEO
Own House, Own Car Chris James & Martin Fletcher Excursions VIDEO
If I Had My Way Reverend Gary Davis Manchester Free Trade Hall 1964 VIDEO
God Don’t Like It Elder Anderson Johnson God Don’t Like It (Document Compilation) VIDEO
Ry Cooder Les Copeland Don’t Let The Devil In VIDEO
Tamp Em Up Solid Ry Cooder & The Chicken Skin Band Live In Hamburg 1977 VIDEO
If The Blues Was Whiskey Bumble Bee Slim Complete Recorded Works, Vol:4 VIDEO
Child Support Blues Adolphus Bell One Man Band VIDEO
35 Years Old Joe Louis Walker Everybody Wants A Piece VIDEO
Baby Please Don’t Go Sunjay Black & Blues VIDEO
Rock Me Baby Joe Hicks & Jimmy Hughes Something Special VIDEO
Let ‘Em Roll Hank Ballard & The Midnighters Partners for Life VIDEO
Rock These Blues Away Zakiya Hooker Keeping It Real VIDEO


Downhome with Howling Dick Ep 132 (The Cutting Room Floor)

It’s a brand new year but the same old nonsense as Howling reminisces sartorial fashions, reviews a curriculum vitae and consults the oracle. Despite all this he still  manages to play an hour of some excellent blues ‘n roots!


Lizzie Miles – “Definitely a blues singer”

Everybody’s Blues Lil Son Jackson Restless Blues VIDEO
Mojo Hand Aaron Curtis River Rising VIDEO
Congo Square The Jackson Four Love The Life VIDEO
The Gambling Man Sister O.M. Terrell Country Gospel (1946-1953) VIDEO
Goin’ South John Lee Hooker The Complete John Lee Hooker Vol 6 Detroit – Miami 1953-54 VIDEO
Sweet Home Chicago David “Honeyboy” Edwards Blues, Blues VIDEO
Death Letter Bert Deivert & Copperhead Run Blood In My Eyes For You VIDEO
Didn’t Mean No Harm Frank Frost The Very Best Of Frank Frost VIDEO
Catfish Blues Larry Johnson Presenting The Country Blues VIDEO
Dust Won’t Kill Me Woody Guthrie Dust Can’t Kill Me VIDEO
Obviously Five Believers (Take 3) Bob Dylan The Cutting Edge 1965 – 1966:  (Collector’s Edition) VIDEO
Profoundly Blue Duke Robillard The Acoustic Blues & Roots Of Duke Robillard VIDEO
Too Slow Blues Lizzie Miles Jazzin’ the Blues Vol. 5 (1930 – 1953) VIDEO
 The Blues Is Killing Me William Clarke  The Hard Way VIDEO

Downhome with Howling Dick (Ep.131 – The Fabulous Denise)

Its that time of year when the ultimate blues pedant Cliff McKnight brings his encyclopaedic knowledge and immaculate taste for all things scratchy to Dick’s porch. They sit around for an hour talking about and playing their favourite pre 1950 blues whilst Mrs McKnight knits away. They also make a plea for all you blues hounds to donate to charity, so if you enjoy the show go put some money in a tin somewhere!

And don’t forget to let Dick know how ya liked it at – he’ll thank ya! Happy Holidays.


 Blind Boy Fuller “Cliff’s on commission!”

When The War Was On Blind Willie Johnson Blues Images Calendar Vol. 13 VIDEO
Truckin’ My Blues Away Blind Boy Fuller The Melotone Blues Story VIDEO
Poor Boy Long Ways From Home Banjo Jo (Gus Cannon) Gus Cannon Vol. 1-(1927-28) VIDEO
Special Agent (Railroad Police Blues) Sleepy John Estes The Complete Recorded Works Vol 2 VIDEO
St. James Infirmary Louis Armstrong Complete Hot Five & Hot Seven VIDEO
Let Me Play Your Vendor Washboard Sam Complete Recorded Works Vol 6 VIDEO
Railroadin’ Some Henry Thomas Ragtime Texas VIDEO
Mean Red Spider Muddy Waters The Chess Box VIDEO
Wished I Was In Heaven Sitting Down Mississippi Fred McDowell The First Recordings VIDEO
Tar Road Blues Jaydee Short Blues Images Calendar Vol. 13 VIDEO
Greyhound Blues D.A.Hunt Third Man Single VIDEO
Vampire Women Spark Plug Smith Blues Images Calendar Vol. 13 VIDEO
Six Cold Feet in the Ground Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell Prison Bound Blues VIDEO
I Whipped My Woman with a Single Tree The Memphis Jug Band Memphis Jug Band (1927-1930) [ VIDEO
Searching the Desert for the Blues Blind Willie McTell Blind Willie McTell Vol. 2 (1931 – 1933) VIDEO
Dry Bone Shuffle Blind Blake Blues In Chicago VIDEO
T-Bone Shuffle T-Bone Walker Midnight Blues VIDEO