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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 Apr 14, 2021

Lowell Fulson - "Upstairs" J.B. Lenoir - "I Feel So Good" Howlin' Wolf - "Killing Floor" Hazel Scott - "Brown Bee Boogie" Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie - "Botherin' That Thing" Tommy Blake - "Shake Around" Little Junior's Blue Flames - "I Wanna Ramble" Mississippi Fred McDowell - "Shake 'Em On Down" Charley Patton - "High Sheriff Blues" James Baldwin & Nikki Giovanni - "Discussion on Soul! (PBS, 1971) (excerpt)" Gregory Isaacs - "Mr. Cop" Syl Johnson - "Is It Because I'm...


Episode from Apr 7, 2021

Mabel Scott - "Baseball Boogie" J.B. Hutto & The Hawks - "Combination Boogie" Dr. Ross - "New York Breakdown" The Cadillacs - "Speedoo" The Rolling Stones - "The Spider and the Fly" Jimmy Reed - "High and Lonesome" James Booker - "Feel So Bad" Kid Bailey - "Mississippi Bottom Blues" Billie Holiday w/the Tiny Grimes Sextet - "Rocky Mountain Blues" TW Sams - "Springtime Blues" Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown - "April in Paris" Eddie Lang - "April Kisses" Fats Waller - "Alligator...


Episode from Mar 31, 2021

T-Bone Walker - "The Hustle Is On" Lloyd Price - "Frog Legs" Jimmy Liggins & His 3-D Music - "Drunk" Dink Johnson - "Rag Bag Rag" Lula Reed - "Puddentane" Elvis Presley - "Hard Knocks" Bo Diddley - "Funny Talk" Billy Boy Arnold - "Here's My Picture" Lightnin' Slim - "I'm Leavin' You Baby" Booker T. & the MGs - "Big Train" Shirley Scott - "Hong Pong" Mose Allison - "If You Live" Percy Mayfield - "To Live the Past" Tommy Johnson - "Cool Drink of Water Blues" Blue Ridge Ramblers -...


Episode from Mar 24, 2021

Slim Harpo - "Blues Hang-over" Johnny Woods - "Baby Scratch My Back" Otis Redding - "Scratch My Back" Hattie Hart - "I Let My Daddy Do That" Wynonie Harris - "Keep On Churnin'" Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies - "Somebody's Been Using That Thing" Dr. Feelgood & the Interns - "Right String But the Wrong Yo-Yo" Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven - "Keyhole Blues" Dave Bartholomew - "Little Girl Sing Ding-a-Ling" The Upsetters (USA) - "Upsetter" The Upsetters (Jamaica) - "Return of...


Marathon week #2 with co-host Honky Tonk Radio Girl! from Mar 17, 2021

Little Walter - "Crazy Mixed Up World" Clifton Chenier - "Money" Yaphet Kotto - "Have You Ever Seen The Blues" The Flares - "Foot Stompin'" Tennessee Ernie Ford - "Sixteen Tons (the one for the kids)" Mel TIllis - "Loco Weed" The Rivingtons - "Weegee Walk" The Coasters - "Bad Blood" Big Maceo with Tampa Red - "Texas Stomp" James Davis - "instrumental #1" [on the George Mitchell 7 CD box set from Fat Possum- $20 bux or more gets you in the drawing at the end of the show] Mercy Baby...


Marathon week 1 w/co-host Amanda! from Mar 10, 2021

Bill Davis Trio - "Bring the Money In" [https://pledge.wfmu.org/donate/WW or click the widget up there where it says "PLEDGE NOW"] Camille Howard & Her Boyfriends - "Money Blues" [https://wfmu.org/swag/ https://wfmu.org/dj-premiums/] Long Cleve Reed and Little Harvey Hull (The Down Home Boys) - "Original Stack O'Lee Blues" [This record makes Joe Bussard twitch! Read all about it in Amanda Petrusich's essential tome DO NOT SELL AT ANY PRICE- pledge 20 bux or more to get in the running to...


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...