Downhome With Howling Dick Ep 127 (“It Wasn’t The Anderson Council”)

This week Howling’s praising the lord, in deep discussion with obsessives and revealing the instrument he’s mastered.  What’s all this got to do with good music? Well listen and you’ll find, amongst all the nonsense, an hour of damn fine blues, roots and all kind of things!sh_tampa_redTampa Red – “Could never resist a bit of kazoo”

Evalena Tampa Red Dynamite! The Unsung King Of The Blues VIDEO
Blues Won’t Let Me Take My Rest Henry Gray & Bob Corritore Vol. 1: Blues Won’t Let Me Take My Rest VIDEO
Can’t Be Satisfied [Live] Gregg Allman Gregg Allman Live: Back To Macon, GA VIDEO
If You See My Savior Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Lost Time VIDEO
Wicked Man Ben Harper & The Blind Boys Of Alabama There Will Be a Light VIDEO
Mamlish Blues Ed Bell The Paramount Masters VIDEO
Working Man Blues Floyd ‘Dipper Boy’ Council The Melotone Blues Story VIDEO
I’m a King Bee Eddie Taylor Jr. Stop Breaking Down VIDEO
Long Gone Frankie Lee Sims 10 Greatest Blues Hits VIDEO
Goin’ Down Slow (Live) Eric Bibb & Jean-Jacques Milteau Lead Belly’s Gold, Live At The Sunset VIDEO
Little Red Rooster Guy Davis Kokomo Kidd VIDEO
Soul Transforming Realization Reverend Freakchild Hillbilly Zen-Punk Blues VIDEO
Paying For It Now Catfish Keith Put On A Buzz VIDEO
You Said You Were Leaving Mississippi MacDonald & The Cottonmouth Kings American Accent VIDEO


Downhome With Howling Dick Ep 126 (A 5 Inch Miniature Railway)

This week Howling’s succumbing to temptation, extolling the virtues of family tradition and discovering yet another great white hope. What’s all this got to do with good music? Well listen and you’ll find, amongst the nonsense, an hour of damn fine blues, roots and all kind of things!

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

Harmonica Frank

Harmonica Frank Floyd – “Could have been Elvis”

Our Shotgun Wedding Day Howington Brothers Long Gone Daddy VIDEO
Baby, What’s Wrong Omar Kent Dykes & Jimmie Vaughn On The Jimmy Reed Highway VIDEO
Take Out Some Insurance Jimmy Reed Ain’t That Loving You Baby – 1953 – 1961 VIDEO
Lucy Mae Blues Buddy Guy Blues Singer VIDEO
Texas Woman Blues Taj Mahal The Real… Blues Collection VIDEO
Snake Doctor Blues J.D. Short St. Louis Country Blues (1929-1937) VIDEO
You Can’t Get That Stuff No More Tampa Red Tampa Red The Guitar Wizard VIDEO
Rocking Chair Daddy Harmonica Frank Floyd The Missing Link VIDEO
Going Away Baby Cedric Burnside Project Descendants of Hill Country VIDEO
Troubles Sylvia & John Embry Troubles VIDEO
Don`t Think About It, Baby Mike Bloomfield It`s Not Killing Me VIDEO
Carry Me Away Doug Cox & Sam Hurrie Hungry Ghosts VIDEO
1930 Drought Half Deaf Clatch The Life and Death of A.J Rail [ VIDEO
Eisenhower Blues J.B. Lenoir I Wanna Play a Little While VIDEO
Travelin’ Blues Roy Brown Travelin’ Blues VIDEO
King Boy Clarence ‘Guitar’ Sims Born To Sing The Blues VIDEO


Downhome With Howling Dick (Ep 125 Definitely Not Elvis)

This week Howling reveals that he’s never been hit by a train, that he’s never been shot and that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about! Whats all this got to do with good music? Well listen and amongst the nonsense is an hour of damn fine blues, roots and all kind of things!


Count Basie -” before the sailor hat”

I’m Going Home Prince Conley The Complete Stax/Volt Singles 1959-1968 VIDEO
Ladygrove Walk Poplar Jake & The Electric Delta Review See What You Done VIDEO
No More Doggin Dave Kelly When The Blues Comes To Call VIDEO
Queries & Theories The Lawyer And The Draper Criminal Material VIDEO
Heartbreak Hotel Hanni El Khatib Will The Guns Come Out VIDEO
Get Behind The Mule Sugar Brown Poor Lazarus VIDEO
Chocolate Jesus Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro Live at Southern Ground VIDEO
Show Biz Kids Rickie Lee Jones It’s Like This VIDEO
Kokamo (Boy Bruce) Chuck E. Weiss Red Beans and Weiss VIDEO
Stormy Monday Count Basie Kansas City Shout VIDEO
Too Much Blues Ram John Holder Black London Blues VIDEO
Haunted Train Mike Davis Chicken Legs VIDEO
Milk Cow Blues Ragpicker String Band The Ragpicker String Band VIDEO
Pain In My Heart Otis Redding Mystery Train VIDEO
Is It Because I’m Black Syl Johnson Dave Godin’s Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 VIDEO
Goodnight Irene Keith Richards Crosseyed Heart VIDEO

Downhome With Howling Dick Ep 124 (Humbly Returning

This week Howlings back in the saddle again reminiscing about  Soho haunts, questioning the test of time and giving out personal guarantees. You see, its still the same old madness on the porch –  so thank the Lord he still plays over an hour of some of the finest blues and roots on the net.

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


 Reverend Robert Wilkins – Another Prodigal Son

Back In the Saddle Again Gene Autry Back in the Saddle Again – VIDEO
I’m Ready John Primer w/Johnny Winter Muddy Waters 100 VIDEO
Born To Play Guitar Buddy Guy Born To Play Guitar VIDEO
Ragged And Dirty  (1942) Willie Brown Delta Guitar Blues Legend VIDEO
That’s No Way to Get Along Robert Wilkins Complete Recordings (1928-35) VIDEO
Boat Journey Tony Allen Film of Life VIDEO
Billie’s Blues Cassandra Wilson Coming Forth by Day VIDEO
Night Time Is The Right Time Carla Thomas Gee Whiz & Other Hits VIDEO
Able Mable Mable John The Complete Stax/Volt Singles VIDEO
Too Wet To Plow Johnny Shines Too Wet To Plow VIDEO
Hawk Squat (Alternate) J.B. Hutto Hawk Squat VIDEO
Kingly street The Chris Corcornan Trio Listen Up! VIDEO
Make Love To Me B.B. King Blues ‘N’ Jazz VIDEO
I’ll Always Love You Floyd Dixon Marshall Texas Is My Home VIDEO
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures VIDEO
Drifting Blues John Mayall Find A Way To Care VIDEO

Downhome With Howling Dick Ep123 (My Cunning Plan

In the last of the present series Howling crams in a few guitar heroes, reveals a singer named after his address and finds a way to get Cliff Richard onto the porch. He may be disappearing for the summer but he’s leaving you with an hour of some of the finest blues ‘n roots you’ll find on the net

maxresdefaultThe Memphis Jug Band – “Brilliant, by any name!”

Sugar Pudding Memphis Jug Band Walk Right In VIDEO
Walking With The Wolf The Kentucky Headhunters With Johnnie Johnson Meet Me In Bluesland VIDEO
Trouble Muddy Waters Brass And The Blues VIDEO
Lord Have Mercy When I Come to Die Tom Feldmann Delta Blues & Spirituals VIDEO
Whoopee Blues King Solomon Hill The Paramount Masters VIDEO
Hobo Blues Cash Box Kings Holding Court VIDEO
Set Me Free Bernard Allison In the Mix VIDEO
Lovey Dovey (Featuring Jr. Watson) Johnny Tanner Juke Joint Rambler VIDEO
Hawk Squat (Alternate) J.B. Hutto Hawk Squat VIDEO
Hard Times (Come Again No More) Ian Siegal The Picnic Sessions VIDEO
She Never Could Resist A Winding Road Richard Thompson Still VIDEO
Drown In My Own Tears Ray Charles Step Right Up VIDEO
I’ll Always Love You Floyd Dixon Marshall Texas Is My Home VIDEO
Sweet Virginia Rolling Stones Exile On Main Street VIDEO


Downhome With Howling Dick (Ep122-In The Pantheon Of Giants)

This week Howling’s explaining the Ashes, proving a cure for insomnia and NOT getting his handkerchief out. What does this all mean? Its just a load of nonsense but in-between he does play and hour of the finest blues ‘n roots you’ll probably come across on the net.


Rev Gary Davis “Hey, is that Rory Block?”

I Guess You’re satisfied Roosevelt Antrim I’m Pretty Good At It (1937-1953) VIDEO
Roadhouse Rosie Dave Hunt Whiskey and Demons VIDEO
Can’t Keep a Good Girl Down Tommy Castro Can’t Keep a Good Girl Down VIDEO
If I Had A Hammer Ruthie Foster Let It Burn VIDEO
Way Down In The Hole Sean Taylor & Danny Thompson Live @ Hebridean Celtic Festival 2014 VIDEO
Lo, I Be With You Always Reverend Gary Davis The Pedant Sessions VIDEO
Sigh Of The Whipperpool Catfish Keith Put On A Buzz VIDEO
Grooving Together EB Davis Superband Live At The A-Trane Berlin VIDEO
Seventh Son (Dixon) Mike Vernon Just A Little Bit VIDEO
Deepest Shade of Blue Poppa Dawg What You Got VIDEO
Close to Home Greg Izor & the Box Kickers Close to Home VIDEO
Skinny Mama Big Joe Williams All The Masterpieces VIDEO
I’ve Got You In The Palm Of My Hand Mike Bloomfield From His Head To His Heart To His Hands VIDEO
Crossroads Blues Terry Evans & Hans Theessink True and Blue VIDEO

Downhome With Howling Dick (121 – Hens Teeth)

This week Howling’s comparing divorce settlements, reminiscing about street markets and wondering about hats. Regular listeners know that amongst all this nonsense you can be sure to hear an hour of some of the finest blues ‘n roots on the net.


Gene Vincent ” The Navy’s loss”

V-8 Blues The Three Tobacco Tags  Hillbilly Blues.1929-1947. VIDEO
Get Ya in da Mood Micke Bjorklof & Blue Strip Ain’t Bad Yet VIDEO
Yes, I’m Standing T-Model Ford Bad Man VIDEO
What Is The Soul Of A Man Guy Tortora Bluesman In A Boneyard VIDEO
Turning My Back Last Chance Saloon Last Chance Saloon VIDEO
Good Mornin’ Little Schoolgirl King David Blues From Maxwell Street, 1960 & 1965 VIDEO
Cat Man Gene Vincent Best Of Gene Vincent VIDEO
Musical Genocide Gregory Porter Liquid Spirit VIDEO
Moondance (Take 22) Van Morrison Moondance VIDEO
Trouble in Mind Paul Jones Suddenly I Like It VIDEO
Moma Sean Taylor The Only Good Addiction Is Love VIDEO
Flesh Crawling Blues George Davis God Don’t Like It VIDEO
My Love Is Real Little Joe Hinton Deep Soul Moments VIDEO
How Long Blues Pinetop Perkins How Long VIDEO


Sorry Annie

This week Howling’s  making choices, struggling with his Spanish and reminiscing about friends bathrooms. Unbelievably amongst all this nonsense he happens to play an hour of some of the finest blues ‘n roots on the net.


Kokomo Arnold – “Anyone would do!!”

Aloha ‘Oe Blues David Burrows Legends Of The Hawaiian Steel Guitar VIDEO
Nadine RG Band 21.12 – live at Teatro Del Pane VIDEO
Lonely Nights Paul Jones Suddenly I Like It VIDEO
Evil Companion Charlie Parr Stumpjumper VIDEO
Lay On the Cold Ground Cal Williams Jr Little Black Crow VIDEO
Milk Cow Blues Kokomo Arnold Uncut 2009/08: Woke Up This Morning VIDEO
Tienes Mi Alma En Tus Manos Sean Taylor The Only Good Addiction Is Love VIDEO
When You’ve Got A Good Friend Scott Ainslie You Better Lie Down VIDEO
Whiskey and Demons Dave Hunt Whiskey and Demons VIDEO
River Jordan Jo-Ann Kelly Do It & More VIDEO
Geronimo’s Cadillac Michael Murphey Geronimo’s Cadillac VIDEO
Mood Indigo The Boswell Sisters Nothing Was Sweeter Than The Boswell Sisters VIDEO
She’s Just Right For Me Babs Gonzales Rhythm & Blues 200-10 VIDEO
You Made Me  A Fool Rob Berry Blues ‘n Boxes VIDEO


Irishmen And Tears

This week Howling’s  raising his eyebrows at hypocrisy, remembering dangerous gigs and asking you to listen without prejudice. Along the way he plays some of  the finest blues ‘n roots you’ll find on the net.


PJ Proby “Cue Whispering Bobs dad”

King of the Zulus Louis Armstrong Complete Hot Five & Hot Seven VIDEO
Black Cat Bone Lee Rocker Black Cat Bone VIDEO
One Bourbon One Scotch Rob Berry Blues N Boxes VIDEO
Kill The Old Gray Mule Belton Sutherland You Tube VIDEO
Ain’t You Sorry Old Gray Mule Have Mercy VIDEO
Farewell Daddy Blues Margot Bingham Boardwalk Empire Volume 3 VIDEO
Whatever Happened To P.J. Proby Van Morrison & P.J. Proby Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue VIDEO
Key To The Highway Sonny Landreth Bound By The Blues VIDEO
Loanshark Blues Rory Gallagher Etched In Blue VIDEO
Nina Simone Tom Russell & The Norwegian Wind Ensemble Aztec Jazz VIDEO
Go To Hell Nina Simone Blue For You VIDEO
I Feel Like Crying Andrew Tibbs The Aristocrat Blues Story VIDEO
All I Could Do Is Cry Etta James The Best Of Chess: VIDEO
505 Train Otis Taylor Double V VIDEO

A Nasty Nylon Jumper

This week Howling’s joined on the porch by “Slim” Steve Chown of the Yellow Dog Rhythm & Blues Band for an hour devoted to slide guitar blues. Along the way they discuss Dick’s lack of talent, the effects of jet lag and a sartorial mistake. Oh yes, and also play  an hour of the finest blues ‘n roots on the net.

2013_Blind-Willie-JohnsonBlind Willie Johnson  “Not a bluesman”

Boogie Woogie Dance Tampa Red & Georgia Tom Music Making In Chicago 1928 – 1935 VIDEO
Sonny Payne Steve James Boom Chang VIDEO
Statesboro Blues The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East VIDEO
Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground Blind Willie Johnson LIlyhammer VIDEO
Pay Day Scott Ainslie You Better Lie Down VIDEO
Jan’s Song Mike Dowling Bottomlands VIDEO
I Ride At Dawn Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite Get Up! VIDEO
On A Monday Catfish Keith Put On A Buzz VIDEO
I Can’t Be Satisfied Muddy Waters The Chess Box VIDEO
Come on in my kitchen Rory Block Gone Woman Blues VIDEO
Horse With No Rider Doug MacLeod The Utrecht Sessions VIDEO
The Sky Is Crying Elmore James Deep Feeling VIDEO
Congo Square Sonny Landreth South Of I 10 VIDEO