Chicago Bound – 09/2/2014

Theme music: Robert Jr. Lockwood, “Lockwood’s Boogie” / Steady Rollin’ Man (ZYX)
Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues, “Boom Boom” / Blues Shock (Blind Pig)
Magic Slim, “I’m a Poor Man but a Good Man” / Alone & Unplugged (Wolf)
Willie Buck, “Doin’ Good and Bad at the Same Time” / Cell Phone Man (Delmark)
Jimmy Dawkins, “Cold Sweat Blues” / I Want to Know, Vol. 2 (Storyville)
George Harmonica Smith, “Astatic Stomp” / Now You Can Talk About Me (Blind Pig)
Cash McCall, “European Holiday” / No More Doggin’ (Evidence)
Sunnyland Slim, “Tired of You Clowning” / Slim’s Shout (Prestige)
Shakey Jake Harris, “It Won’t Happen Again” / Mouth Harp Blues (Bluesville)
Al Smith, “Five Long Years” / Midnight Special (Original Blues Classics)
Jimmie Lee Robinson, “Twist It Baby” / Lonely Traveller (Delmark)
Muddy Waters, “You’re Gonna Miss Me” / Complete Recordings: 1941-1948 (Culture Pres)
Hip Linkchain, “Cold Chills” / Change My Blues (Teardrop)
Willie Mabon, “Monday Woman” / Chess Blues Piano Greats (MCA)

Messin’ With The Blues – 08/27/2014

Theme music: Erwin Helfer / Stop Time Boogie / 8 Hands on 88 Keys: Chicago Blues Piano Masters (Sirens)
Dinah Washington / Me and My Gin (live) / Dinah Washington Sings Bessie Smith (Atlantic/WEA)
Noble “Thin Man” Watts / Burn Creepers, Burn / Return of the Thin Man (King Snake)
Albert King / I Walked All Night Long / The Big Blues (King)
Kevin McKendree / Boogie No. 427 / Hammers and Strings (Powerhouse)
Albert Collins / Cold, Cold Feeling / Ice Pickin’ (Alligator)
Eden Brent / Let’s Go Ahead and Fall in Love / Jigsaw Heart (Yellow Dog)
Deep Blue Organ Trio / You Haven’t Done Nothin’ / Wonderful! (Origin)
Ramsey Lewis Trio / Dancing in the Street / In Person: 1960-1967 (GRP)
Andy Poxon / Jammin’ at Lakewest / Tomorrow (Eller Soul)
B.B. King / Nobody Loves Me but My Mother / Live at San Quentin (MCA)
Henry Butler with Steven Bernstein and the Hot 9 / Henry’s Boogie / Viper’s Drag (Impulse)

Chicago Bound – 08/26/2014

Theme music: Robert Lockwood, Jr., “Lockwood’s Boogie” / Steady Rollin’ Man (ZYX)
Rob Stone, “Chicago All Night” / Back Around Here (Earwig)
Chris James and Patrick Rynn, “H.M. Stomp” / Gonna Boogie Anyway (Earwig)
Joanne Garrett, “Scratch My Back” / Chicago Blues: Rockin’ After Midnight (St. George)
Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues, “Crazy Mixed Up World” / Blues Shock (Blind Pig)
Lafayette Leake, “If You’re Not Mine” / Chicago Blues Festival, Vol. 5: 1983-1986 (Black & Blue)
Lowell Fulson, “Check Yourself” / The Complete Chess Masters (50th Anniversary Collection) (MCA/Chess)
Sonny Boy Williamson, “Cool Disposition” / The Essential Sonny Boy Williamson II (MCA/Chess)
John Littlejohn, “Catfish Blues” / Chicago Blues Stars (Arhoolie)
Willie Kent, “Somebody Else” / Make Room for the Blues (Delmark)
Johnny Yard Dog Jones, “A Changed Feeling” / Ain’t Gonna Worry (Earwig)
Matthew Skoller, “Mighty Long Time” / Tap Root (Tongue ‘N Groove)
Willie “Long Time” Smith, “I Love You Baby Boogie” / Juke Joint Jump: Boogie Woogie Celebration (Columbia/Legacy)
Little Arthur Duncan, “Leaving Mississippi” / Live at Rosa’s Blues Lounge (P-Vine)
Howlin’ Wolf, “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” (acoustic fragment) / Ain’t Gonna Be Your Dog (Chess)

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
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)