Monday, 28 May 2012

Today's Playlist...

"Atlanta Moan" - Barbecue Bob
"Everything's All Right" - Frank Frost
"Payday" - Pete 'Snakey Jake' Johnson
"Walkling Blues" - Son House
"Send For Me If You Need Me" - The Ravens
"Blues Stay Away From Me" - The Delmore Brothers
"Pretty Mama Blues" - Ivory Joe Hunter
"Baby Please Come Home" - The Famous Jug Band
"What'd You Take Me To Be" - Andy Fairweather-Low
"Could Be You, Could Be Me" - Eric Bibb
"Harpoon Man" - Paul DeLay Band
"Baby You're So Kind" - Frank Frost
"Third Degree" - Champion Jack Dupree with John Mayall & Eric Clapton
"Messin' With The Kid" - Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
"Never Leave Me At Home" - Frank Frost
"Roll Me Over" - Curtis Jones
"Trouble No More" - Charlie Musslewhite
"Neighbour Neighbour" King Biscuit Boy with The Ronnie Hawkins Band
"Sweet Little Angel" - Mae Mercer
"New Car" Troyce Key & J.J. Malone
"The Memory Of Our Love" - Henrik Freischlader
"Didn't Mean No Harm" - Frank Frost
"E.S.P." - Eliza Neals

Featured Artist

Frank Frost

(April 15, 1936 — October 12, 1999)

Although the atmospheric juke joint blues of Frank Frost remained steeped in unadulterated Delta funk throughout his career, his ongoing musical journey took him well outside his Mississippi home base. He moved to St. Louis in 1951, learning how to blow harp first from Little Willie Foster and then from the legendary Sonny Boy Williamson, who took him on the road -- as a guitar player -- from 1956 to 1959. Drummer Sam Carr, a longtime Frost ally, was also part of the equation, having enticed Frost to front his combo in 1954 before hooking up with Sonny Boy.
Leaving Williamson's employ in 1959, Frost and Carr settled in Lula, Mississippi. Guitarist Jack Johnson came on board in 1962 after sitting in with the pair at the Savoy Theater in Clarksdale. The three meshed perfectly -- enough to interest Memphis producer Sam Phillips in a short-lived back-to-the-blues campaign that same year. Hey Boss Man!, issued on Sun's Phillips International subsidiary as by Frank Frost & the Night Hawks, was a wonderful collection of uncompromising Southern blues (albeit totally out of step with the marketplace at the time).
Elvis Presley's ex-guitarist Scotty Moore produced Frost's next sessions in Nashville in 1966 for Jewel Records. Augmented by session bassist Chip Young, the trio's tight down-home ensemble work was once again seamless. "My Back Scratcher," Frost's takeoff on Slim Harpo's "Baby Scratch My Back," even dented the R&B charts on Shreveport-based Jewel for three weeks.
Chicago blues fan Michael Frank sought out Frost in 1975. He located Frost, Johnson, and Carr playing inside Johnson's Clarksdale tavern, the Black Fox. Mesmerized by their sound, Frost soon formed his own record label, Earwig, to capture their raw, charismatic brand of blues. Released in 1979, Rockin' the Juke Joint Down, billed as by the Jelly Roll Kings (after one of the standout songs on that old Phillips International LP), showcased the trio's multifaceted approach -- echoes of R&B, soul, and even Johnny & the Hurricanes permeate their Delta-based attack.
In the following years, Frost waxed his own Earwig album (1988's Midnight Prowler) and appeared on Atlantic's 1992 Deep Blues soundtrack -- an acclaimed film that reinforced the fact that blues still thrives deep in its Southern birthplace. Frost returned in 1996 with Keep Yourself Together. He died from cardiac arrest October 12, 1999 at his home in Helena, Arkansas; he was 63

Monday, 21 May 2012

Today We Played...

Cross Cut Saw Blues - Tommy McClennan, Mojo Boogie - Johnnie Winter, Room 414 - Anthony Gomes, Sneakin' Around (With You), Killing Time - Jimmy Witherspoon, Honky Tonk Girl - Pete Anderson, Frankie and Johnny - Frank Crumit, Black Cat Bone - Robert Cray, Albert Collins & Johnny Copeland, I'm Good - Johnny Winter, Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time - Saffire, Statesboro Blues - Blind Willie McTell, Lights Out - Johnny Winter, Forever Truly Bound - Bill Bourne & The Free Radio Band, It Hurts Me Too - Tampa Red, Hesitation Blues - Jim Jackson, Taking Off - Matt 'Guitar' Murphy, Baby Please Don't Go - Big Joe Williams, Soft And Mellow Stella - Sunnyland Slim, Trucking My Blues Away - Blind Boy Fuller, Trick Bag - Johnny Winter, Harmonica Stomp - Sonny Terry.

Featured Artist

Johnny “Guitar” Winter
February 23, 1944, Leland, Mississippi

He was born John Dawson Winter III, and as an infant moved to Beaumont, Texas, where his brother Edgar Winter was born on December 28, 1946.
They turned to music early on, Johnny Winter learning to play the guitar, while Edgar Winter took up keyboards and saxophone. Before long they were playing professionally, and soon after that recording singles for small local record labels. Both of them were members of Johnny & the Jammers, whose 45 "School Day Blues"/"You Know I Love You" was released by Dart Records in 1959.
Other singles, either credited to Winter or some group pseudonym, were released over the next several years, including "Gangster of Love"/"Eternally," initially issued by Frolic Records in 1963 and picked up for national distribution by Atlantic Records in 1964,
In 1968, Winter decided to focus exclusively on blues-rock, and he formed a trio with Tommy Shannon on bass and John "Red" Turner on drums. He signed with the Austin, Texas, label Sonobeat Records.
Winter appeared at the Woodstock festival in August 1969. (In 2009, The Woodstock Experience, an album of his performance, was released.)
In the spring of 1970, he disbanded his trio and enlisted the former members of the McCoys to back him: Rick Derringer (guitar), Randy Jo Hobbs (bass), and Randy Z. (drums). The group was dubbed "Johnny Winter And." Their self-titled album was released in September and peaked at a disappointing number 154, but they followed with a concert collection, Live Johnny Winter And, released in February 1971, and it reached number
, appeared in 2011

Monday, 14 May 2012

Featured Artist

John Pippus (Born Winnipeg, Manitoba 1950)

Interested in music early in life he got his first guitar at the age of 12, shortly after moving to Vancouver .
Like many teens back in those days, he was caught up in the folk revival, and then the British invasion.
Upon discovering the black blues artists, things changed. This is when his musical tastes and knowledge began to grow, and he was heavily infuenced by the music of Son House, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, etc
He played in garage bands in his late teens and early 20's but, by his own admission “music became secondary while I worked a full time job (tv news editor) and raised a family”
He returned to music full-time in 2004 and has varied from sharing a stage with Jackson Browne to playing to small but appreciative coffee house audiences. It has been said “John has lived a life filled with music and well-earned stories”.
He has released three albums “Born A Genius”, “This City” and his latest “Wrapped Up In The Blues” has received much airplay and good reviews.
As well as touring to promote this album, John is currently working on material for a new album hoped to be ready for release towards the end of 2012.

John's Website is HERE

Big thanks to John for phoning in to the show today and chatting with us!!

Monday, 7 May 2012

Pete Latham and Andy Wootton

Today we have special guests LIVE in the studio. Pete Latham and Andy Wooton are from the band "Barrelhouse Jukes". Andy plays harmonica and performs vocal, Pete is on guitar. The acoustic guitar led band was formed in 2011 in its current line-up. Prior to that the band has been around for about 10 years. They perform around 50% covers and the rest is their own material written by Andy.
The band members are Pete Latham (guitar-fingerstyle), Andy Wootton (vocal and harmonica), Chris Bingham (bass), Jules Ogle (drums).

The band's facebook page is HERE.
Feedback on the show from Pete...
"This is a connoisseur show, wish you all the best".
Pete got his first guitar in 1970, and joined a band in 1974. Played country blues for around 7 years then ragtime, then went electric until 97 when he went back to his first love acoustic guitar.
Barrelhouse Jukes will be at Bleeding Wolf - Scholar Green on 26th May
Holy Inadequate - Etruria 30th May
Queens Festival - Blackfriar Newscastle- June 3rd
Kings Lock Middlewich 16th June 2-5pm
Cheshire Cheese 17th June 2-4pm
Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival
Lift Off Festival - Anderton Boat Lift

Pete is appearing at Sandbach farmers Market on 12th May