Monday, 28 April 2014

This week's playlist

Status Quo - Spinning Wheel Blues
Bo Carter - Corrine, Corrina
Bob Margolin - Ice On Fire
Blind Willie McTell - Lonesome Day Blues
John Lee Hooker - Cuttin' Out
Lemon Nash - Papa Lemon Blues
Ghost Town Blues Band - Finish What You Started
Dallas String Band - Hokum Blues
Black Tongue Bells - Comin' Back For More
Bo Carter - Doubled Up In A Knot
Chris Rea - Can't Stay Blues

Tak Matsumoto - Blue
Bo Carter - Bo Carter's Advice
The Some X 6 Band - Curveball
David 'Honeyboy' Edwards - I Was In New Orleans Last Night
Shemekia Copeland - Livin' On Love
Lucky Peterson - Over My Head
TV Slim - Flat Foot Sam
The Black Keys - Work Me
Memphis Minnie - Doctor Doctor Blues
Bo Carter - Banana In Your Fruit Basket Riverside Ramblers - Dissatisfied

Featured Artist: Bo Carter

Bo Carter
June 30th 1892 - September 21st 1964
Bo Carter (Armenter “Bo” Chatmon) had an unequaled capacity for creating sexual metaphors in his songs, specializing in such ribald imagery as "Banana in Your Fruit Basket," "Pin in Your Cushion," and "Your Biscuits Are Big Enough for Me." One of the most popular bluesmen of the '30s, he recorded enough material for several reissue albums, and he was quite an original guitar picker, or else three of those albums wouldn't have been released by Yazoo. (Carter employed a number of different keys and tunings on his records, most of which were solo vocal and guitar performances.) Carter's facility extended beyond the risqué business to more serious blues themes, and he was also the first to record the standard "Corrine Corrina" (1928). Bo and his brothers Lonnie and Sam Chatmon also recorded as members of The Mississippi Sheiks with singer/guitarist Walter Vinson.

Monday Morning Blues 28/04/14 (1st hour) by Kev "Legs" on Mixcloud

Monday Morning Blues 28/04/14 (2nd hour) by Kev "Legs" on Mixcloud

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Live From Nantwich Town Square

Monday Morning Blues LIVE from the 18th Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival.

Monday, 14 April 2014

This Week's Playlist

Memphis Minnie - Black Rat Swing
Chicken Shack - I'd Rather Go Blind
Eddie Boyd - Blue Coat Man
Led Zeppelin - Bring It On Home
Dr Feelgood - Bonie Maronie/Tequila
Champion Jack Dupree - Meal Ole 'Frisco
Lonnie Brooks - A Man Got To Do What A Man Got To Do
Ezra Buzzington's Rustic Revellers - Brown Jug Blues
Josh White - Blood Red River
Chicken Shack - Reconsider Baby
Mississippi John Hurt - Coffee Blues
Walter Trout - Deepest Shade Of Blue

Bonzo Do Doo Dah Band - Can Blue Men Sing The Whites
Chicken Shack - When The Train Comes Back
Seasick Steve - My Home (Blue Eyes)
Sleepy John Estes & Hammie Nixon - Drop Down Mama
Mance Lipscomb - Captain Captain
Zydeco Party Band - Earthquake & Hurricane
Danny Overbea - Forty Cups Of Coffee
Elmore James - Dust My Broom
Status Quo - Good Thinking
Billy Boy Arnold & Tony Mc Phee - Catfish
Chicken Shack - Remington Ride
Simon Prager & Rob Mason - Cakewalk Into Town
Arlo Guthrie - The Motorcycle Song
Ry Cooder - On A Monday
The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer - Mellow Down Easy

Featured Artist - Chicken Shack

Chicken Shack are a British blues band, founded in the mid-1960s by Stan Webb (guitar and vocals), Andy Silvester (bass guitar), and Alan Morley (drums), who were later joined by Christine Perfect (McVie) (vocals and keyboards) in 1968. After Christine departed in 1969, Paul Raymond played keyboards.

Chicken Shack was formed as a trio in 1965, naming themselves after Jimmy Smith's Back at the Chicken Shack album. 'Chicken shacks' (open-air roadside chicken stands) had also been frequently mentioned in blues and R&B songs.

They made their first UK appearance at the 1967 National Jazz and Blues Festival, Windsor and signed to Mike Vernon's Blue Horizon record label in the same year; releasing Forty Blue Fingers, Freshly Packed and Ready to Serve in early 1968. A mainstay of the British blues boom, and a regular at UK festivals (Stan Webb's wandering through the crowd with a 200ft extension to his guitar lead during the band's set was a regular occurrence), Chicken Shack enjoyed some commercial success, with Christine Perfect voted Best Female Vocalist in the Melody Maker polls two years running. They had two minor hits with "I'd Rather Go Blind" and "Tears In The Wind", after which Perfect left the band in 1969 when she married John McVie of Fleetwood Mac. She was replaced by Paul Raymond from Plastic Penny.

After being dropped by Blue Horizon, pianist Paul Raymond, bassist Andy Silvester, and drummer Dave Bidwell all left in 1971 to join Savoy Brown. At this point Webb reformed the band as a trio with John Glascock on bass and Paul Hancox on drums, and they recorded Imagination Lady. The line-up didn't last; Glascock left to join Jethro Tull, while Webb was recruited for Savoy Brown in 1974 and recorded the album Boogie Brothers with them.
From 1977 until the present Webb has revived the Chicken Shack name on a number of occasions, with a rotating membership over the next 30 years of British blues musicians including, at various times, Paul Butler (ex-Jellybread, Keef Hartley Band)(guitar), Keef Hartley, ex-Ten Years After drummer Ric Lee and Miller Anderson, some of whom came and went several times. The band has remained popular as a live attraction in Europe throughout.
Webb remains as their only constant band member.

Monday Morning Blues 14/04/14 (1st hour) by Kev "Legs" on Mixcloud

Monday Morning Blues 14/04/14 (2nd hour) by Kev "Legs" on Mixcloud

Monday, 7 April 2014

Special Trans Continental Kinda Show

This week, touch wood, Jen will be presenting the show from the Nantwich studio, whilst co-host Kev will be presenting all the way from Chicago!

Monday Morning Blues 07/04/14 (2nd hour) by Kev "Legs" on Mixcloud

This Week's Playlist

Blind Blake - "Night and Day Blues"
Nine Below Zero - "Ridin' On The L&N"
Jazz Gillum - "Down South Blues"
Ivory Joe Hunter - "Can't Explain How It Happened"
Clifton Chenier - "Zodico Stomp"
Dr Feelgood - "All Through The City"
Luther Allison - "Cherry Red Wine"
Daddy Stovepipe and Mississippi Sarah - "The Spasm (You Rascal You)"
Steve Earl & The Del McCoury Band - "Leroy's Dustbowl Blues"
Southside Denny Snyder - "Perfectionist Blues"
Mike Stevens - "Lee Highway Blues"
Lisa Mills - "My Happy Song"
Willie Nix - "Prison Bound Blues"
Blind Lemon Jefferson - "Black Snake Dream"
Ry Cooder - "Goodnight Irene"
Little Milton - "Somebody Told Me"
Mahalia Jackson - "What Could I Do"
Lowell Levinger (feat. Ry Cooder) - "Married To The Blues"
Heritage Blues Orchestra - "Chilly Jordan"
Memphis Slim - "My Baby"