Messin’ With The Blues – 06/25/2014

With the first segment focusing on artists playing at the upcoming Blues on the Fox festival and the remainder of the program saluting the jazz icon Horace Silver

Theme music: Erwin Helfer, “Stop Time Boogie” / 8 Hands on 88 Keys: Chicago Blues Piano Masters (Sirens)
Joe Louis Walker, “Joe’s Jump” / In the Morning (Telarc)
Jimmie Vaughan, “Dengue Woman Blues” / The Essential Jimmie Vaughan (Epic)
Jimmy Thackery and Tab Benoit, “Freddy’s Combo” / Whiskey Store Live (Telarc)
Taj Mahal, “Señor Blues” / In Progress & In Motion (1965-1998) (Columbia/Legacy)
BMR4, “The Preacher” / Turning Point (Hallway)
Horace Silver, “Soulville” / Retrospective (Blue Note)
Elias Haslanger, “Song for My Father” / Live at the Gallery (Cherrywood)
Clifford Brown (w/Horace Silver), “Blues” / Complete Blue Note-Pacific Jazz (Pacific Jazz)

Chicago Bound – 06/24/2014

Theme music: Robert Jr. Lockwood, “Lockwood’s Boogie” / Steady Rollin’ Man (ZYX)
Mighty Joe Young, “Why Baby?” / Blues with a Touch of Soul (Delmark)
Billy Boy Arnold, “Looking Up at Down” / Billy Boy Arnold Sings Big Bill Broonzy (Electro-Fi)
Rhythm Rockets, “Rock Me All Night Long” / She Swings Blue: The Joint Is Jumpin’ (Brother Raccoon)
Howlin’ Wolf, “Change My Way” / The Chess Box (MCA)
Big Leon Brooks, “Side Walk” / Let’s Go to Town (Earwig)
Sonny Thompson, “A Long Time” / Chicago Blues Festival, Vol. 2: 1972-1973 (Black & Blue)
Toronzo Cannon, “Toronzo Shuffle” / My Woman (TA Music)
Sonny Boy Williamson [II], “Bye Bye Bird” / The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues (MCA/Chess)
Bobby Saxton, “Trying to Make a Living” / Meat & Gravy from Bea & Baby (Castle)
Pinetop Perkins, “Rockin’ the Boogie” / Boogie Woogie King (Evidence)
Junior Parker, “That’s Alright” / Junior’s Blues/The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1 (MCA/Chess)
Jimmy Rogers, “Rock This House” / Complete Chess Recordings (Chess 50th Anniversary) (Chess)
Dave Specter and Jimmy Johnson, “Out on the Road” / Live in Chicago (Delmark)

Messin’ With The Blues – 06/18/2014

Theme music: Erwin Helfer, “Stop Time Boogie” / 8 Hands on 88 Keys: Chicago Blues Piano Masters (Sirens)

Ruff Kutt Blues Band, “Touched by Her Flame” / That’s When The Blues Begins (Vizztone)
Finis Tasby, “Mercy’s Blues (I Believe)” / Jump Children! (Evidence)
Zachary Harmon, “Hole in My Heart” / Blues According to Zacariah (Bluestone)
Jason Lee Bruns, “Cissy Strut” / Live at Catalina Jazz Club (Panout Music Group)
Helen Humes & The Buck Clayton Sextet, “I Don’t Know His Name” / Jump with a Shuffle: Rhythm & Blues All Stars, Vol. 1 (Indigo)
Dayna Kurtz, “Go Ahead On” / Secret Canon, Vol. 2 (M.C. Records)
Andy T-Nick Nixon Band, “Have You Seen My Monkey” / Drink Drank Drunk (Jazzhaus)
David Egan, “The Outside” / David Egan (Rhonda Sue)
Anthony Paule Band w/Frank Bey, “It’s Good to Have Your Company” / Soul for Your Blues (Blues Dot)
The Claudettes, “New Orleans Yard Sale (New 11-Bar Blues)” / Infernal Piano Plot…Hatched! (Yellow Dog)
Jimmy Witherspoon, “Big Fine Girl” / Ain’t Nobody’s Business (Drive Archive)
Nightcrawlers, “Bone In” / Nightcrawlers Volume 3 (Cellar Jazz)
Bobby Blue Bland, “Further On Up the Road” / Live on Beale Street (Malaco)

Chicago Bound – 06/17/2014

Theme music: Robert Jr. Lockwood, “Lockwood’s Boogie” / Steady Rollin’ Man (ZYX)

Aaron Moore, “Real Throw Down” / Boot ‘Em Up (Delmark)
Roosevelt Sykes, “Running the Boogie” / The Original Honeydripper (Blind Pig)
Jim Brewer, “Shak-A-You Boogie” / Jim Brewer–Live at Kirkland College (Philo)
Carl Weathersby, “Looking Out My Window” / Looking Out My Window (Evidence)
Hound Dog Taylor, “Fender Bender” / Genuine Houserockin’ Music (Alligator)
Michael Bloomfield, “Stop” / Don’t Say That I Ain’t Your Man (Legacy)
Sam Lay, “Sam’s Big Boy” / I Get Evil (Random Chance)
Art Hodes, “You’ve Got to Give Me Some” / I Remember Bessie (Delmark)
Jody Williams, “What Kind of Gal Is That?” / Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades of Killer Fretwork, 1949-1969 (MCA)
Buster Benton, “Blues and Trouble” / Blues at the Top (Evidence)
Arbee Stidham, “Mr. Commissioner” / Chess Blues (Chess)
Bumble Bee Slim, “Policy Dream Blues” / Bumble Bee Slim: The Essential (Classic Blues)
Blind Blake, “Playing Policy Blues” / All the Published Sides (JSP)
Lonnie Brooks, “Move Over, Little Dog” / Living Chicago Blues, Vol. 2 (Alligator)
Lonnie Brooks, “Roll, Roll, Roll” (alternate take) / The Crawl (Charly)

Messin’ with the Blues – 06/11/2014

Focusing on events before and during the 2014 Chicago Blues Festival: record release parties, a film, and nightclub acts around town

 

Theme music: Erwin Helfer, “Stop Time Boogie” / 8 Hands on 88 Keys: Chicago Blues Piano Masters (Sirens)

 

Dave Specter, “Got to Find a Way” / Message in Blue (Delmark)

Barrelhouse Chuck, “Going Back to Memphis “ / Prescription for the Blues (Sirens)

Barrelhouse Chuck, “Keep On Drinking” / Slowdown Sundown (Viola)

Big Bill Broonzy, “In the Evening” (including spoken intro) / Trouble in Mind (Smithsonian/Folkway)

Billy Boy Arnold (w/Eric Noden), “Willie Mae Blues” / Billy Boy Arnold Sings Big Bill Broonzy (Electro-Fi)

Mark Hummel, “What Is That She Got” / The Hustle Is Really On (Electro-Fi)

Johnny Winter (w/Edgar Winter), “Tell the Truth” / Second Winter (Legacy Edition) (Columbia)

John Primer, “You Can Make It If You Try” / You Can Make It If You Try (Wolf)

Larry McCray, “Sunny Monday” / Born to Play the Blues (House of Blues)

Elmore James Jr., “Daddy Gave Me the Blues” / Daddy Gave Me the Blues (JSP)

Jody Williams, “Jive Spot” / Return of a Legend (Evidence)

Chicago Bound – 06/10/2014

Focusing on performers at the 2014 Chicago Blues Festival and its centennial celebration of Sonny Boy Williamson

 

Theme music: Robert Jr. Lockwood, “Lockwood’s Boogie” / Steady Rollin’ Man (ZYX)

 

Eric Noden, “Nothin’s Right” / The Original Eric Noden (Diving Duck)

Guy King, “If You Love Me Like You Say” / Livin’ It (IBF Records)

Billy Branch, “Son of Juke” / Satisfy Me (House of Blues)

Cicero Blake, “Face the Case” / Here Comes the Heartache—The Soul Years (Grapevine)

Otis Taylor, “My Soul’s in Louisiana” / White African (Northern Blues)

Sonny Boy Williamson, “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl” / Sugar Mama (Indigo)

Sonny Boy Williamson, “Early in the Morning” / Sugar Mama (Indigo)

Billy Boy Arnold, “She Don’t Love Me That Way” / Chicago Blues: A Living History, the Revolution Continues (Raisin’ Records)

Eden Brent , “Everybody Already Knows” / Jigsaw Heart (Yellow Dog)

Deitra Farr (w/Matthew Skoller), “In a Dark Place” / Let It Go (JSP)

Betty LaVett, “My Man—He’s a Lovin’ Man” / Child of the Seventies (Rhino)

Bob Stroger (w/Billy Flynn), “Heads Up” / In the House: Live at Lucerne, Vol. 1 (Crosscut)

Aaron Neville, “Get Out of My Life” / Show Me the Way (Charly)

Dr. John, “Such a Night” / All by Hisself: Live at the Lonestar (Skinji Brim)

Chicago Bound – 06/03/2014

Chicago Bound, Tuesdays @ Midnight (Eastern), repeats Saturdays @7pm

A tribute to Magic Sam, featuring music and interviews with Dick Shurman, Billy Flynn,
and Eddie Shaw, inspired by the release of Live at the Avant Garde, a 1968 live recording in
Wisconsin
1. Magic Sam, “San-Ho-Zay” / Live at the Avant Garde (Delmark)
2. Magic Sam, “That’s All I Need” / West Side Soul (Delmark)
3. Magic Sam, “Strange Things Happening” / Live at Ann Arbor & in Chicago (Delmark)
4. Magic Sam, “I Feel So Good (I Wanna Boogie)” / West Side Soul (Delmark)
5. Magic Sam, “Call Me When You Need Me” / Rockin’ Wild in Chicago (Delmark)
6. Mike Avery, “Easy Baby” / Chicago Blues: A Living History–The Revolution Continues
(Raisin’ Records)
7. Magic Sam, “Don’t Want No Woman” / Live at the Avant Garde (Delmark)
8. Magic Sam, “Hate to See You Go” / Magic Touch (Black Top)
9. Jimmy Rogers, “Walking by Myself” / Complete Chess Recordings (Chess 50th
Anniversary) (Chess)
10. Magic Sam, “Walkin’ by Myself” / The Magic Sam Legacy (Delmark)
11. Magic Sam, “Lookin’ Good” / West Side Soul (Delmark)
12. Magic Sam, “Bad Luck Blues” / Live at the Avant Garde (Delmark)
13. Eddie Shaw, “Blues for the West Side” / Sweet Home Chicago (Delmark)
14. Magic Sam, “You Were Wrong” / Live at Ann Arbor & in Chicago (Delmark)
15. Magic Sam, “Ridin’ High” / Live at Ann Arbor & in Chicago (Delmark)

Messin’ with the Blues, 6.4.14

Theme music: Erwin Helfer, “Stop Time Boogie” / 8 Hands on 88 Keys: Chicago Blues Piano Masters (Sirens)

 

Bobby Rush, “I Got 3 Problems” / Raw (Deep Rush)

Larry Williams, “Little School Girl” / Specialty Profiles (Specialty)

Frank Frost with Sam Carr, “Frank’s Boogie Woogie” / Keep Yourself Together (Evidence)

Ramsey Lewis, “Look-A-Here” / 20th Century Masters–The Millennium Collection: The Best of Ramsey Lewis (Chess)

Billie Holiday, “Swing, Brother, Swing” / Billie Holiday: The Legacy Box 1933-1958 (Columbia)

B.B. King, “Paying the Cost to Be the Boss” / Blues d’Azur (Music Avenue)

Danny Gatton and Joey DeFrancesco, “Blues on the Half Shell” / Relentless (Big Mo Records)

Eden Brent, “Later Than You Think” / Ain’t Got No Troubles (Yellow Dog Records)

Taj Mahal, “Going Up to the Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue” / The Natch’l Blues (Columbia/Legacy)

Lavelle White, “At Last” / Into the Mystic (Antone)

Chris Smither, “Frankie & Albert” / Avalon Blues: A Tribute to the Music of Mississippi John Hurt (Vanguard)

Reginald R. Robinson, “Swampy Lee” / Delmark–50 Years of Jazz and Blues: Blues (Delmark)

Jimmy Witherspoon, “Ain’t Nobody’s Business” / The Swingtime Records Story (Capricorn)

Count Basie, “Blues for Little Jazz” / Kansas City 6 (Original Jazz Classics)

Chicago Bound: Tribute to Magic Sam, 6.3.14

A tribute to Magic Sam, featuring music and interviews with Dick Shurman, Billy Flynn, and Eddie Shaw, inspired by the release of Live at the Avant Garde, a 1968 live recording at a club in Milwaukee

 

1. Magic Sam, “San-Ho-Zay” / Live at the Avant Garde (Delmark)

2. Magic Sam, “That’s All I Need” / West Side Soul (Delmark)

3. Magic Sam, “Strange Things Happening” / Live at Ann Arbor & in Chicago (Delmark)

4. Magic Sam, “I Feel So Good (I Wanna Boogie)” / West Side Soul (Delmark)

5. Magic Sam, “Call Me When You Need Me” / Rockin’ Wild in Chicago (Delmark)

6. Mike Avery, “Easy Baby” / Chicago Blues: A Living History–The Revolution Continues (Raisin’ Records)

7. Magic Sam, “Don’t Want No Woman” / Live at the Avant Garde (Delmark)

8. Magic Sam, “Hate to See You Go” / Magic Touch (Black Top)

9. Jimmy Rogers, “Walking by Myself” / Complete Chess Recordings (Chess 50th Anniversary) (Chess)

10. Magic Sam, “Walkin’ by Myself” / The Magic Sam Legacy (Delmark)

11. Magic Sam, “Lookin’ Good” / West Side Soul (Delmark)

12. Magic Sam, “Bad Luck Blues” / Live at the Avant Garde (Delmark)

13. Eddie Shaw, “Blues for the West Side” / Sweet Home Chicago (Delmark)

14. Magic Sam, “You Were Wrong” / Live at Ann Arbor & in Chicago (Delmark)

15. Magic Sam, “Ridin’ High” / Live at Ann Arbor & in Chicago (Delmark)

 

 

Messin’ With The Blues – 05/28/2014

Messin’ with the Blues – Program 007
11.30.13, 11 p.m.-midnight

Theme music: Erwin Helfer, “Stop Time Boogie” / 8 Hands on 88 Keys: Chicago Blues Piano Masters (Sirens)

Arthur Adams, “Blue Roots” / Stomp the Floor (Delta Groove)
Junior Mance Trio, “Going to Chicago” / Live at Café Loup (Café Loup)
Clara Smith, “Down in the Mouf Blues” / Clara Smith: The Essential (Classic Blues)
Albert Collins, “Frosty” / Plug It In! Turn It Up! Electric Blues–The Definitive Collection, Pt. 2: 1954-1967 (Bear Family Records)
Earl Hooker, “Improvisations on Frosty” / Moon Is Rising (Arhoolie)
Earl Hooker (w/Charles Brown and Red Holloway), “Driftin’ Blues” / Simply the Best (MCA)
Illinois Jacquet, “Adam’s Alley” / The Illinois Jacquet Story (Proper)
Roomful of Blues, “Straight Jacquet” / 45 Live (Alligator)
Henry Butler, “Butler’s Boogie” / Blues After Sunset (Black Top)
Nightcrawlers, “The Sendoff” / Nightcrawlers Volume 3 (Cellar Live)
Harrison Kenneky, “Recipe for Loving” / Voice + Story (Black & Tan)