26 May 2016

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#538 :: LIVE BLUES RECORDING :: The Allman Brothers Band LIVE (1971)

The Blues Room, 25 May 2016
Episode #538

We will bring you a live blues recording on the last week of each month and you're more than welcome to message us any recommendations. You'll want to turn this one up, its awesome!

The Allman Brothers Band – Live From A&R Studios: New York, August 26, 1971
The Allman Brothers Band have released a vintage live album recorded at A&R Studios in New York City in 1971. The set features the original line up of the band and marks the final NYC performance from the late Duane Allman. The live radio broadcast, which originally aired on WPLJ, features the band steamrolling through a set of songs and its smokin' from start to finish. The recording was widely bootlegged, but has been remixed from the original multi-track recording.

It features ABB’s original line up: Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Jaimoe, Berry Oakley and Butch Trucks. It marks the last NYC performance of guitarist Duane Allman, who died eight weeks later in a motorcycle accident on Oct. 2, 1971 at the age of 24.

One stand out moment of the recording is a tribute to the late-King Curtis. The R&B saxophonist was murdered on his New York doorstep just two weeks before the Allmans’ broadcast. The band honored the legend by performing an epic 19-plus-minute medley of Willie Cobb’s “You Don’t Love Me” and Curtis’ 1964 instrumental “Soul Serenade.”

Drummer and co-founder Butch Trucks shared his memories of that live broadcast with Rolling Stone. He said, “We were set up in that studio just like we did on stage. But it was better. Rather than having their backs to me, the front line – Duane, Dickey and Berry – was facing us in kind of a semi-circle, which made it even easier to communicate. When I play, I stare at the left hand of whoever is playing lead. And I get to know what people are playing well enough that when they start going somewhere, once they arrive, I’m already there.”

For more details about ABB and to purchase this album please visit:

1. Statesboro Blues
2. Trouble No More
3. Don't Keep Me Wonderin'
4. Done Somebody Wrong
5. One Way Out
6. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
7. Stormy Monday
8. Medley- You Don't Love Me- (Soul Serenade)
9. Hot 'Lanta

19 May 2016

A Touching Reunion :: Carlos Santana Reunites With Bandmate Marcus Malone

In an unusual turn of events Stanley Roberts while producing an illegal dumping story in East Oakland finds a homeless man who claims to be one of the original founding Santana Blues Band members. That man was Marcus Malone aka Marcus the Magnificent Malone.

#537 :: Gonna Have A Good Time

The Blues Room, 18 May 2016
Episode #537

1 Louisiana Red - Tell Me Mama
2 Sonny Boy Williamson II - Help Me
3 LC Cooke - Gonna Have a Good Time
4 B.B. King - Eyesight To The Blind
5 Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Cross My Heart
6 Santana - Blues Magic
7 Walter Trout - My Ship Came In
8 Queen Delphine & The Crown Jewels - My Cat Got 9 Lives
9 Robert Cray - Bad Influence
10 The Blues Buffet - Are You Kidding Me
11 King Leo - Prisoner
12 Adrianna Marie and Her Groovecutters - I Ain't In The Mood
13 Byther Smith & miXendorp - Same Thing On My Mind
14 Juke Rockets - Cougar

12 May 2016

#537 :: Feed My Soul

The Blues Room, 11 May 2016
Episode #537

1 Louis Myers - Worried Life Blues
2 Albert King - You're Gonna Need Me
3 Jimmy Rogers - Chicago Bound
4 Junior Parker - Love My Baby
5 Big Harp George - What's Big
6 Taryn feat. Flávio Guimarães - I Can't Hold Out Much Longer 
7 Albert Castiglia - Big Dog
8 Lino Muoio feat. Mario Donatone & Michael Supnick - Hardheaded Woman 
9 Stevie Wonder - Superstition (Happy 66th Birthday Stevie! May 13, 1950)
10 Darren Watson - Money
11 Thomas Oliver - If I Move To Mars
12 Gregory Porter - Don’t Lose Your Steam
13 Michael Kiwanuka - Black Man In A White World
14 Holmes Brothers - Feed My Soul

5 May 2016

#535 :: Darcy Perry Presents An Hour Of Led Zeppelin Blues Power

The Blues Room, 4 May 2016
Episode #535

Darcy Perry selects a dozen songs from Led Zeppelin and the artists 
that inspired the band in during their early years. 

1. Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same
2. Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe - When The Levee Breaks
3. Led Zeppelin - Nobody's Fault But Mine
4. Bukka White - Shake 'Em On Down
5. Led Zeppelin - Trampled Under Foot
6. Howlin Wolf - How Many More Years
7. Led Zeppelin - No Quarter
8. Muddy Waters - You Shook Me
9. Led Zeppelin - Ten Years Gone
10. Blind Willie Johnson - Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed
11. Led Zeppelin - In The Evening 
12. Bert Jansch - Black Waterside