30 October 2015

#509 :: Halloween Spooktacular (with interviews)

The Blues Room, 28 October 2015
Episode #509

Theres so much happening this weekend it hard to hold back the excitement. We've just had Ladies Sing Da Blues at Diggers on Thursday night. This Saturday Hopetoun Beown return to Nivara Lounge, and then The Mighty All Black WILL BEAT AUSTRALIA's WALLABIES AND BRING HOME THE RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015. Thats all. Oh and to get you in a spooktacular mood for Halloween this weekend, here are some eerie tunes mixed around my interviews with Murray Wills of Hamilton Blues Society and Nick Atkinson of Hopetoun Brown. Enjoy.

1. Ana Popovic - Hoodoo Woman
2. Lavern Baker - Voodoo Voodoo
3. Victoria Spivey - Blood Thirsty Blues
4. Buddy Guy - The Devil's Daughter
5. Hopetoun Brown - Knitted Into My Bones
6. Hopetoun Brown - Road Runner Rocks
7. Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On You
8. Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Hear Voices
9. Tom Waits - Whats He Building In There
10. Howlin' Wolf - Evil
11. Bo Diddley - Bo Meets The Monster
12. Lonnie Johnson & Elmer Snowden - Haunted House

24 October 2015

Ladies Sing The Blues (29 Oct 2015)

Hopetoun Brown Return To H-Town (31 Oct 2015)


The Blues Room, 21 October 2015
Episode #508

Next week I'll have two guest interviews with Murray of Hamilton Blues Society and Nick of Hopetoun Brown so come back and tune in. Until then, enjoy this episode of The Blues Room which features new music from various artists around the world.

1. Jai Malano - Hound Dog
2. Pepe MacarrĂ³n & Allfreedom - Baby You Gotta Change Your Mind
3. JJ Appleton, Tim Lefebvre and Jason Ricci - Nobodys Fault 
4. Hopetoun Brown - Burning Fuse 
5. Mike Butler - Wadie Green
6. Todd Wolfe Band - Hoodoo River - Long Road Back
7. Gary Smith, David Barrett & Aki Kumar - Up All Night With The Blues
8. James Harman - Yo' Family (Don't Like Me)
9. Two-Tone Steiny & The Cadillacs feat Kid Andersen - Bring That Little Thing
10. Madrid Blues Ghetto - Let Me Love You Baby
11. Fiona Boyes - Walking Round Money
12. Janiva Magness - Mountain
13. Lucky Peterson - You Lucky Dog

16 October 2015

#507 :: Shake 'Em Up

The Blues Room, 14 October 2015
Episode #507

Funky Blues from between 1967 - 1978.
For more Funky Blues visit ACE Records.

1. Shake 'Em Up - Slim Green
2. It Took A Long Time - Finis Tasby
3. Bad Understanding - Al King
4. Mellow Together - Lowell Fulson
5. Country Girl - The Johnny Otis Show
6. That's What Love Will Make You Do - Little Milton
7. Your Love Is Good Enough For Me - Icewater Slim
8. Playing On Me - Albert King
9. You Shattered My Dreams - Smokey Wilson
10. The Whole World's Down On You - Larry Davis
11. Cloudy Day - Finis Tasby
12. I'm Not The Best - Buddy Guy
13. Eli's Pork Chop - Little Sonny
15. Gimme Some Of Your Lovin' - Arthur Adams
16. Good Feeling - Freddy Robinson
17. Tough Competition - Ray Agee

10 October 2015

#506 :: Darcy Perry's Hour Of Blues Power

The Blues Room, 7 October 2015
Episode #506

Darcy Perry returns to the studio for another Hour of Blues Power. Enjoy!

1. I Ain't Superstitious - Jeff Beck 
2. It's Your Thing - The Isley Brothers
3. Walking The Backstreets And Crying - Little Milton
4. I'd Rather Go Blind - Etta James
5. Hello Dolly - Louis Armstrong 
6. Put The Pot On - Kokomo Taylor
7.The Hunter - Albert King
8. Take It Easy Baby - Pinetop Perkins
9. Third Degree - Johnny Winter
10. Hold On I'm Coming - Sam & Dave
11. Piece of My Heart - Erma Franklin
12. How Many More Years - Howlin' Wolf
13. Bad To The Bone - George Thorogood And The Destroyers
Bonus Track.

3 October 2015

#505 :: Li'l Chuck - The One Man Skiffle Machine

The Blues Room, 30 September 2015
Episode #505
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I catch up with one man band, David Mitchellthorpe (AKA) Li'l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine, DG Mitchellthorpe, The Harmonica Guy, Davey Backyard. Originally from the UK, David came to live in Christchurch NZ in 2003 - the first song I play in this episode of The Blues Room is about the earthquakes of Chirchurch, 2011 and it features on David's new album, Blues In Full Swing.

David is a one man band, 12 year veteran of The Black Velvet Band, harmonica tutor, session harmonica player, guitarist, bar room singer, vocalist, songwriter, manager, jingle writer and general all rounder. He loves Blues, Rock, Country, Folk, Irish, Hill Billy, Western Swing, Jazz, Metal and much more. Check him out online at http://www.backyardmusic.co.nz/

1. Li'l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine; - My House Is Falling Down
2. Bert Deivert & Copperhead Run - Baby Please Don't Go
3. Pokey LaFarge - Something In The Water
4. Li'l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine - An Ode To The Blues Great Jimmy Reed
5. Li'l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine - Delia Jane
6. Li'l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine - Love Train
7. Howling Wolf - Everybody's In The Mood
8. Koko Taylor - Don't Mess With the Messer
9. Memphis Jug Band - On The Road Again
10. Muddy Waters - I Can't Be Satisfied
11. Son House - Death Letter Blues

Footage of Big Daddy Wilson with Steve Gilles

Some footage of Big Daddy Wilson with Steve Gilles performing at the Nivara Lounge here in Hamilton, New Zealand, 23 September, 2015.