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All the blues all the time. An antidote to the moribund, corny and/or humorless blues programming generally found on the radio.

All the blues all the time. An antidote to the moribund, corny and/or humorless blues programming generally found on the radio.


East Orange, NJ


All the blues all the time. An antidote to the moribund, corny and/or humorless blues programming generally found on the radio.




Episode from Mar 3, 2021

Billy Stewart - "Everyday (I Have The Blues)" Otis Rush - "Homework" Eddie Clearwater - "A Minor Cha-Cha" Camille Howard - "Within This Heart of Mine" Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra - "Rock On!" Ella Fitzgerald with the Ink Spots - "Cow Cow Boogie" Tiny Bradshaw - "Train Kept A-Rollin'" Jimmy Nolen - "I Can't Stand You No More" Johnny Guitar Watson - "Oh Babe" Johnny Shines - "Ramblin'" Eli Green - "Bull Dog Blues" Roy Smeck - "Laughing Rag" Mance Lipscomb - "Cocaine Done Killed...


Episode from Feb 24, 2021

Count Basie & His Orchestra - "Green Onions" The Drifters - "Steamboat" George "Wild Child" Butler - "Big Momma Little Momma" Candi Staton - "Evidence" The Megatons - "Shimmy Shimmy Walk (Part 2)" Lightnin' Hopkins - "Let's Move" Jessie Mae Hemphill - "Jessie's Boogie" The Johnny Otis Show - "Willie & The Hand Jive" Bo Diddley - "I Am Looking For A Woman" Bo Diddley - "Diddy Wah Diddy" Jimmy Reed - "I Told You Baby" Warren Storm - "Mama Mama Mama" B.B. King - "My Baby's Comin'...


Episode from Feb 17, 2021

Sleepy John Estes - "Drop Down (I Don't Feel Welcome Here)" Vincent Frank - "Vincent's Blues" Jimmy Reed - "You're Something Else" The Lil' Band o' Gold - "Ain't No Child No More" Fleetwood Mac - "Rollin' Man" Texas Ray - "Mary Ann" Ashton Savoy - "Denga Denga" Big Bertha - "Little Daddy" Roy Brown - "Slow Down Little Eva" The Beach Boys - "Don't Hurt My Little Sister" Tubize Royal Hawaiian Orchestra - "Wabash Blues" Mississippi John Hurt - "Nobody's Dirty Business" Sonny Boy...


Episode from Feb 10, 2021

Professor Longhair - "Boogie Woogie" Little Brother Brown - "Goof Boogie" Little Walter - "Boogie" Magic Sam - "All Your Love (Live)" Etta James - "I Just Want To Make Love To You (Live)" Charles Mingus Quintet - "Stormy & Funky Blues (aka Devil Blues) (Live)" Nina Simone - "Work Song (Live)" Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "One Ton (Live)" Howlin' Wolf - "I'll Be Around" Lost John Hunter - "You Gotta Heart of Stone" Ruby Johnson - "Need Your Love So Bad"...


Episode from Feb 3, 2021

Bill "Jazz" Gillum - "Look What You Are Today" Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell - "It's Too Short" Buddy Holly - "Holly Hop" Arthur Gunter - "Baby Let's Play House" The Mar-Keys - "Last Night" Tabby Thomas - "Hoodoo Party" Donny Hathaway - "I Believe To My Soul" Abdullah Ibrahim - "Woza Mtwana" Sun Ra Arkestra - "Swirling" Skip James - "Four O'Clock Blues" Lottie Kimbrough - "Rolling Log Blues" Miss Thông - "Chinh Phu Ngâm" Lightnin' Hopkins - "I Just Don't Care"...


Episode from Jan 27, 2021

Lavern Baker - "Pig Latin Blues" McKinley Mitchell - "Rock Everybody Rock" Sonny Boy Williamson - "Pontiac Blues" Elmore James - "I Done Somebody Wrong" Bobby Bland - "Yield Not To Temptation" Buckwheat Zydeco - "Hot Tamale Baby" Bob Dylan - "Obviously Five Believers [Take 3 Complete]" Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five - "Somebody Done Hoodooed the Hoodoo Man" Junior Wells - "Hoodoo Man Blues (alternative)" Victoria Spivey - "Witchcraft Blues" Big Joe Turner - "Don't You Make Me...


Episode from Jan 20, 2021

Tampa Red - "Midnight Boogie" - Dynamite! The Unsung King Of The Blues Magic Sam - "Lookin' Good" - West Side Soul Willie Nix - "Just Can't Say" - Windy City Blues 1935-1953 Frankie Lee Sims - "Long Gone" - Lucy Mae Blues Charley Patton - "Elder Greene Blues" - Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton (box set) Andre Williams - "Mozelle" - Mr. Rhythm Tommy Blake - "Lordy Hoody" - The Very Best of Sun Rockabilly Slim Harpo - "Got Love If You Want It" - The...


With guest host Nate K. from Jan 13, 2021

Skip James - "22-20 Blues" - The Complete Early Recordings of Skip James 1930 Charley Patton - "Hang It on the Wall" - Screamin and Hollerin the Blues [1934] Houston Stackhouse - "Canned Heat" - Mississippi Delta Blues Vol. 1 Howlin' Wolf - "Riding in the Moonlight (audition acetate)" - Moanin' at Midnight: The Memphis Sessions [1951] Percy Mayfield - "River's Invitation" - The Best of Percy Mayfield Albert Washington - "Woman Love" - Single [Good comp on called Blues and Soul Man on...


Episode from Jan 6, 2021

Little Richard - "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey" Charlie Adams - "Cattin' Around" Guitar Slim - "Well, I Done Got Over It" Earl Curry & His Orchestra - "One Whole Year Baby" Lightnin' Slim - "I'm Evil" Johnny "Guitar" Watson - "Gangster of Love" Hank Ballard & the Midnighters - "Open Up The Back Door" Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five - "Show Me How (You Milk the Cow)" Roland Alphonso - "Proof Rum" The Blue Rockers - "Calling All Cows" Memphis Minnie - "Keep On Goin'" Howlin' Wolf - "How Many...


2020's Greatest Hits from Dec 30, 2020

Bloodshot Bill - "Gone To Pieces" - Get Loose or Get Lost X - "Water & Wine" - ALPHABETLAND Weak Signal - "I'm a Fire" - Bianca Sun Ra Arkestra - "Unmask the Batman" - Swirling Louie Phipps - "Sunlight" [Dan Kellar on fiddle] Michael Tarbox - "Little Moses" - Paler Suns Mamie Minch - "No More Is Love" - Slow Burn Carla Bley / Andy Sheppard / Steve Swallow - "Life Goes On" - Life Goes On Durban Lions - "Maheshe" - Excavated Shellac: An Alternate History of the World's Music Philip...


Episode from Dec 23, 2020

Chuck Berry - "Spending Christmas" The Snowballs - "Come On to the Christmas Party" Lowell Fulsom - "Christmas Party Shuffle" Champion Jack Dupree - "Santa Claus Blues" Rockin' Sidney - "My Sweet Thing" Homer & Jethro - "Santy Baby" Chico & Groucho Marx - "Contract Negotiations from Night at the Opera" Clarence Carter - "Back Door Santa" Sonny Boy Williamson - "Santa Claus" Canned Heat - "Christmas Blues" Lightnin' Hopkins - "Merry Christmas" King Coleman - "Blue Grey...


Episode from Dec 16, 2020

Bo Diddley - "Night Train" The James Brown Soul Train - "Honky Tonk (Part 1)" Boogaloo and his Gallant Crew - "Clothes Line" Elvis's Band from 1970 - "Jam 2 (Tiger Man)" Little Junior's Blue Flames - "Love My Baby" Danny Boy Blue - "Kokomo Me Baby" Blind Willie McTell - "Lord Send Me An Angel" Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers - "If The River Was Whiskey" Wynona Carr - "Hurt Me" Gene Terry - "Teardrops In My Eyes" Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers - "Pink Champagne" Count...


Episode from Dec 9, 2020

Junior Wells - "Hound Dog" Long John Hunter - "Stop What You're Doin'" Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto - "In the Basement (Part 1)" Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto - "In the Basement (Part 2)" Jimmy Reed - "Jimmy's Boogie" The Rolling Stones - "Shake Your Hips (outtake)" Slim Harpo - "Boogie Chillun" John Lee Hooker - "Devil's Jump" Jessie Mae Hemphill - "Boogie 'Side The Road" Blind Blake - "He's in the Jailhouse Now" Webb Pierce - "Sittin' On Top Of The World" Charley Patton -...


Episode from Dec 2, 2020

B.B. King - "Please Love Me" Dave Bartholomew - "Jump Children" The Big Three - "88 Boogie" Victoria Spivey - "Blood Hound Blues" The Rocketeers - "Gonna Feed My Baby Poison" Chris Kenner - "Don't Let Her Pin That Charge On me" Titus Turner - "Bow Wow (Life Ain't Nothing But Dog Eat Dog)" Barrence Whitfield & the Savages - "The Wolf Pack" Link Wray - "Big City After Dark" Marshall Jones w/Elmore James - "Woke Up Happy" T-Bone Walker - "Papa Ain't Salty" Kokomo Arnold - "Milk Cow...


Episode from Nov 25, 2020

Young John Watson - "Half Pint a Whiskey" Walter Horton - "(Talkin') Off the Wall" J.B. Hutto - "Combination Boogie" Nathan Abshire - "Pine Grove Blues" Funny Papa Smith - "Howling Wolf Blues (part 2)" Albert King - "Calling On My Darling" Hound Dog Taylor & The House Rockers - "The Dog Meets The Wolf" Howlin' Wolf - "Do the Do" Walter Roland & Sonny Scott - "Guitar Stomp" The Kinks - "Nothin' In the World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl" Mississippi John Hurt - "Blue Harvest...


Episode from Nov 18, 2020

Elvis Presley - "Reconsider Baby" The Midnighters - "Let 'Em Roll" Junior Wells - "I Don't Know (Live in Boston 1966)" Sonny Rollins - "Misterioso" Tommy McCook & The Skatalites - "Strolling In" Blind Boy Fuller - "You've Got Something There" Hattie Burleson - "Jim Nappy" Charley Patton - "Bird Nest Bound" Blind Willie McTell - "Kill-It-Kid Rag" Blind Willie McTell - "Murderer's Home Blues" Mary Lou Williams - "St. Louis Blues" Fats Waller - "Martinique" The Coasters - "Down In...


Episode from Nov 11, 2020

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "You Did It, You Did It" Dirty Red - "Mother Fuyer" Memphis Minnie - "You Ain't Doing Nothing To Me" Tampa Red - "It's Good Like That" Elmore James - "Elmore's Contribution to Jazz" Long John Hunter - "Hey Mrs Jones" Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm - "Cubano Jump" Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra featuring Chano Pozo - "Cubana Bop" Lowell Fulson - "Night Owl" Taj Mahal - "Going Up To The Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue" Don & Dewey - "Pink Champagne" T-Bone Walker...


Episode from Nov 4, 2020

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - "This Land Is Your Land" Floyd Jones - "Dark Road" Willie Brown - "Future Blues" Charlie Musselwhite - "Baby Will You Please Help Me" Nina Simone - "Revolution (Pts. 1 and 2)" Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - "The Beautiful American" Clifford Jordan & John Gilmore - "Evil Eye" Howlin' Wolf - "I Ain't Superstitious" Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - "You Can't Hide" Esquerita - "Sinnerman" Arlo Guthrie - "When the Ship Comes In" Delroy Wilson - "Better...


Episode from Oct 28, 2020

Sugar Pie DeSanto - "Use What You Got" Mamie Minch - "Deep Footsteps" Tony Joe White - "Scratch My Back" Big Maceo with Tampa Red - "Texas Stomp" Professor Longhair - "Who's Been Fooling You" Meade Lux Lewis - "Honky Tonk Train Blues" Cootie Williams & His Orchestra - "Roll 'Em" Smiley Lewis - "Shame, Shame, Shame" Katie Webster - "Mama Don't Allow" Rockin' Sidney - "Past Bedtime" Bo Diddley - "Before You Accuse Me" Blind Willie McTell - "Your Time To Worry" Garfield Akers -...


Singles Going Steady week! from Oct 21, 2020

Lowell Fulson - "Pico" - 7" Otis & Carla - "Tramp" - 7" Bobby Gregg & His Friends - "Potato Peeler" - 7" Mr. Sad Head - "Sad Head Blues" - 7" Uncle Ben & His Nephews - "Mama, Look At Sis" - 7" ZZ Top - "Tush" - 7" Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - "Security" - 7" Jack Dupree - "Stumbling Block" - 7" Percy Mayfield - "River's Invitation" - 7" Percy Mayfield - "Lost Mind" - 7" Percy Mayfield - "Baby Please" - 7" Percy Mayfield - "River's Invitation" - 7" Big Brown & the Gamblers - "My...