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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.




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...


Episode from Oct 14, 2020

Lattimore Brown - "Night Time Is The Right Time" Sam Price and His Texas Bluesicians - "Ain't No Strain" John Brim - "Ice Cream Man" Peg Leg Howell & Eddie Anthony - "Too Tight Blues" Maddox Brothers & Rose - "Hangover Blues" Jimmy Rogers & Little Walter - "Little Store Blues" Thelonious Monk Quartet - "Blue Monk (Live Palo Alto 1968)" Fats Domino - "Please Don't Leave Me" Jabbo Smith & His Rhythm Aces - "Take Me to the River" James Brown - "The Things That I Used To Do" Albert...


Episode from Oct 7, 2020

Joe Turner's Orchestra featuring Pete Johnson at the Piano - "Wine-O Baby Boogie" The Pirates - "Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee" Charlie Lucas Combo - "Walkin'" Bo Carter - "Shake 'Em On Down" Doctor Ross - "Taylor Mae" Mabel Franklin - "Let's Do the Wiggle" Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - "Stingy Little Thing" Lonnie Johnson - "Wipe it Off" Tina Turner - "Five Long Years" Michael Tarbox - "World Gone Wrong" Peetie Wheatstraw (The Devil's Son-In-Law) - "Police Station Blues" John...


Episode from Sep 30, 2020

Ruby Johnson - "Won't Be Long" B.B. King - "Bad Case Of Love" The Jesters - "Stompity Stomp" Jerry McCain - "I'm a Ding Dong Daddy From a Rock and Roll City" Robert Nighthawk & His Flames of Rhythm - "Peter Gunn Jam" Lightnin' Slim - "Miss Fannie Brown" Duck Baker - "Zebra Blues" Hattie Hart & the Memphis Jug Band - "Memphis Yo Yo Blues" Big Joe Williams - "My Grey Pony" Howlin' Wolf - "You Gonna Wreck My Life" Big Maceo - "Big City Blues" Miles Davis Quartet - "Green...


Episode from Sep 23, 2020

Nat King Cole Trio - "'Tis Autumn" Syl Johnson - "I Just Gotta Make Her Mine" Roy Head & the Traits - "Just A Little Bit" John Coltrane Quartet - "Slow Blues" Ray Charles - "Mr. Charles' Blues" Ray Charles - "Blues Waltz" Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane - "Blue Monk" The Chatmon Brothers - "If You Don't Want Me" Ella Mae Wilson and Richard Williams - "Careless Love" Dock Boggs - "Down South Blues" Jim Jackson - "I Heard the Voice of a Porkchop"...

Episode from Sep 16, 2020

Blind Willie McTell - "Warm It Up To Me" Willie "The Lion" Smith - "Swing Brother Swing" Jim Clarke - "Fat Fanny Stomp" Piano Red - "Right and Ready" Lightnin' Hopkins - "She's Mine" Hound Dog Taylor - "She's Gone" Clifton Chenier - "Let's Talk It Over" Little Walter - "Too Late" Ivory Joe Hunter - "Can't Explain How It Happened" Mamie Minch - "Wee Midnight Hour" [mamieminch.bandcamp.com] Freddy Fender - "Desde Que Conosco" Toots & The Maytals - "I Shall Be Free" Geeshie Wiley -...

Episode from Sep 9, 2020

Roberta Flack - "Tryin' Times" Carla Bley / Andy Sheppard / Steve Swallow - "Life Goes On" Blind Blake & Charlie Spand - "Hastings Street" Earl Hooker - "Move On Down The Line" Joe Turner & Pete Johnson - "It's Alright Baby" Johnny Cash - "Luther Played The Boogie" Bo Carter - "Twist It Baby" Lalo Guerrero - "Muy Sabroso Blues" Fats Domino - "I Know" The "5" Royales - "I Like It Like That" Jesse Powell Orchestra with Fluffy Hunter - "The Walkin' Blues" Carl Martin - "Badly...


Episode from Sep 2, 2020

The Shades - "Strollin' After Dark" - The Rock-A-Round Freddy King - "Now I've Got a Woman" - King New Breed Rhythm 'n Blues Elmore James - "Rollin' & Tumblin'" - Greatest Blues Hits Mamie Minch - "Big Bad Maddie" - Slow Burn [mamieminch.bandcamp.com] Barbecue Bob - "Twistin' Your Stuff" - Chocolate to the Bone Charlie Parker - "Billie's Bounce" - Star Eyes The Big Three - "I Ain't Gonna Be Your Monkey Man" - Willie Dixon: The Big Three Trio Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five -...