Monday, 25 March 2013

Courtney Pine Interview

This week's playlist

.44 Pistol - "Good Morning Blues"
Zoot Serious and The Bellyful Of Bop - "Stormy Monday"
Bobcat Billy's Moonshine Mission - "My Babe"
Tommy Allen Band - "Standing At The Crossroads"
Slippery Hill Boys - "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"
Courtney Pine - "Closer To Home"
The Providence Jug Band - "Midnight Special"
The Idle Hands - "Come Share The Blues"
Jake Leg Jug Band - "Bring It With You When You Come"
Indigo Kings - "Room At The Top"
Dirty Ray - "Devil's Dream"
Boogiesnakes - "Is It Me"
Sad Cafe - "My Oh My"
The Escape Committee - "Warm Up Baby"
Blozone - "Midnight Hour"
Phil Maddocks - "Tricky And Pretty"
Headsticks - "Paper Flowers"

Friday, 22 March 2013

Monday Morning Blues Goes International!!!

How cool is this! Our interview with Shameless Rob has made it into his video!

Monday, 18 March 2013

This week's playlist

2BLU And The Lucky Stiffs - "Your Love Is Enough"
Hugh Laurie - "You Don't Know My Mind"
Pete 'Snakey Jake' Johnson - "Strange Fruit"
Eric Clapton - "Choker"
Stormcellar - "Southern Belles"
Bill Haley - "Forty Cups Of Coffee"
Rusty Wright Band - "High Price Woman"
Ezra Buzzington Rustic Revelers - "Brown Jug Blues"
Muddy Waters - "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man"
Pete 'Snakey Jake' Johnson - "Freedom"
Hugh Laurie - "Police Dog Blues"
Elvis Presley - "Reconsider Baby"
The Some X 6 Band - "The Hoodoo Shake"
Hugh Laurie - "Swanee River"
Aaron Mosby - "Oh Baby, You Don't Have To Go"
The Ozark Mountain Daredevills - "Standing On The Rock"
Melvin 'Smokehouse' Moore - "Let's Get Into Something"
Big Maceo - "Winter Time Blues"
Pete 'Snakey Jake' Johnson - "Roll-em-easy"
Hugh Laurie - "After You've Gone"
Eric Bibb - "Bayou Belle"

Featured Artist: Hugh Laurie

James Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE 
(born 11 June 1959), known as Hugh Laurie
From the age of six, Laurie took piano lessons with a Mrs. Hare. He plays the piano, guitar, drums, harmonica and saxophone. He has displayed his musical talents in episodes of several television series, most notably A Bit of Fry & Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster, House and when he hosted Saturday ight Live in October 2006. He is a vocalist and keyboard player for the Los Angeles charity rock group Band From TV. Additionally, following Meat Loaf's appearance in the House episode “Simple Explanation”, Laurie played piano as a special guest on the song "If I Can't Have You" from Meat Loaf's 2010 album “Hang Cool Teddy Bear”.
On episodes of House he has played several classic rock 'n roll instruments including Gibson Flying V and Les Paul guitars. His character has a Hammond B-3 organ in his home and on one episode performed the introduction to Procol Harum's classic “Whiter Shade Of Pale” Laurie appears as a scientist/doctor in the pop video to accompany Kate Bush's song “Experiment IV. On 1 May 2011, Laurie and a jazz quintet closed the 2011 Cheltenham Jazz Festival to great acclaim.
On 15 May 2011 Laurie was the subject of the ITV series Perspectives, explaining his love for the music of New Orleans and playing music, from his album “Let Them Talk”, at studios and live venues in the city itself. He was the subject of PBS Great Performance Let them Talk, also about New Orleans jazz, first broadcast on 30 September 2011.
“Let Them Talk” The album, which consists of classic blues songs, was released on 9 May 2011. Some of the songs are collaborations with well-known artists such as Tom Jones, Irma Thomas and Dr. John. Laurie plays piano and guitar on the album in addition to providing lead vocals. Kevin Brent plays guitar and Vincent Henry plays saxophones. The album was produced by Joe Henry and features horn arrangements by Allen Toussaint.

Monday, 11 March 2013

This week's playlist

Ten Years After - "Two Time Mama"
Michael Harrison - "Take It From The Top"
Little Milton - "Long Distance Operator"
Grainne Duffy - "Rockin' Rollin' Stone"
Joe Carter - "Stormy Monday"
Corey Harris - "Catfish Blues"
Hooker 'N' Heat - "Whiskey and Wimmen"
Birmingham Jug Band - "Cane Brake Blues"
Seasick Steve - "Chiggers"
Michael Harrison - "Why I Sing The Blues"
Lacy Gibson and Sunnyland Slim - "Bessie Mae"
Luther Allison - "You're Gonna Need Me"
Anthony Gomes - "Voodoo Moon"
Danny Overbea - "Stomp And Whistle"
Michael Harrison - "Michael's Blues"
Michael Harrison - "White Boy"
Johnny Boots - "Stone Cold"
Junior Wells - "You Sure Look Good To Me"
Tony Sheridan - "Take Out Some Insurance"
The Aces - "Take A Little Walk With Me"
Paul Orta and The Kingpins - "Up The Line"
Earl Hooker - "The End Of The Blues"

Earl Hooker - "The End Of The Blues"

Featured Artist: Michael Harrison

Michael Harrison
Michael is a singer, songwriter, and great guitar player first and foremost... He has been recording, performing and perfecting his craft for 30 years plus... in addition to singing and playing, writing great songs, and arrangements... he has 4 great CDs, and many copyrighted works to his credit, and is on his own Indie Label...
Finally receiving notoriety and airplay worldwide in 2007 for the release of his "Lost In The Blues" album... and the re-release of his "Easy Money"album. Both of these CDs are on digital jukeboxes everywhere... He continues to establish himself as a solo artist, though he has played with many great musicians along the way... Tommy Bolin, Toy Caldwell (Marshal Tucker Band), Johnny Lee, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Naftlin (Butterfield Blues Band), Katy Moffat and many other great artists... some you have heard of and some you have not...
The new CD "Why I Sing The Blues" is his absolute best ever... and a must listen... it is already receiving great reviews, and airplay, including regular rotation on internet, college, public and commercial radio stations... known and respected worldwide you will no doubt hear more of his music well into the future...
Currently residing in Colorado... Michael continues to encourage and inspire his friends and fans with his abilities... and unique musical style...

Monday, 4 March 2013

This Week's Playlist

B.B. King (duet with Buddy Guy) - I Pity The Fool
Earl Hooker - The Foxtrot
Jack Derwin Trio - Temptation
Jack Derwin - Walkabout Blues
Mark Cloutier - Heart and Soul Blues
Memphis Jug Band - You May Leave, But This Will Bring You Back
Bill Bourne and the Free Radio Band - Forever Truly Bound
Little Feat - Mellow Down Easy
Shane Dwight - Gotta Have Some Of That
International Blues Family - Devil In You
Jack Derwin - When The Blues Is Goin' Down
Elvin Bishop - Devil's Slide
Debbie Davies - Don't Put The Blame On Me
The Chicago Blues Summit and Sunnyland Slim - I Can't Stop
Robert Johnson - Love In Vain Blues
Todd Sharpville - Little Bit Worried
Isaac Scott - Help
Joe Louis Walker - Hellfire
Willie Mabon - I'm Mad
Jack Derwin - Covered All In Blue

Featured Artist : Jack Derwin

Born in Sydney, Australia, Jack honed his skill as a musician in north western NSW Australia as a teenager.Jack began writing songs at the age of 14. His earlier influences were the usual acoustic greats like Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Donovan and bands like the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Cream and John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers.
In later years he was influenced by the likes of John Martyn, until he began developing his own style.
Jack has played with many different bands and combos over the years. The distinct similarity between all these combos is Jack’s style of playing and influence on these bands: Mostly the driving force, mostly upfront, and bold in presentation with guitar to match.
Jack has toured extensively over the eastern coast of Australia, in both coastal and rural regions, and New Zealand. He has toured Germany and the USA
Jack continues to develop musically. With many more performances now in demand as a soloist, he is playing more music festivals. He uses standard and open tunings on guitars that embellish his percussive playing, or the simplicity of slide and finger style; and haunting or raunchy harmonica entwined in the mix.

Jack is a compulsive songwriter, recording at every opportunity, including his gigs, at home and in the studio. Searching and creating all the time.