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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 Jul 28, 2021

Santo & Johnny - "Summertime" Nina Simone - "Work Song (Live)" Bob Dylan - "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Take 8)" [HBD Mike Bloomfield] Junior Kimbrough - "I Feel Alright" [HBD Junior Kimbrough] Slim Harpo - "Shake Your Hips" Snooky Pryor - "Boogie Twist" ZZ Top - "Thunderbird" [RIP Dusty Hill] Lieber and Stoller Big Band - "Hound Dog" Rufus Thomas - "Bear Cat (The Answer to Hound Dog)" Little Esther Phillips - "Hound Dog" Big Mama Thornton - "I Smell a...


Episode from Jul 21, 2021

Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five - "It's a Great, Great Pleasure" Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra - "Ool-Ya-Koo" Spade Cooley & His Orchestra - "Oklahoma Stomp" Howlin' Wolf - "Spoonful" Frank Frost - "My Back Scratcher" Booker T. & The MGs - "Slim Jenkins' Place" Taj Mahal - "Chevrolet" Biz Markie - "Family Tree" Walter Davis - "I Can Tell By the Way You Smell" Rockin' Dupsee - "Run Here To Me Baby" Hop Wilson & His Two Buddies - "Chicken Stuff" Memphis Minnie - "Squat It" Little...


Episode from Jul 14, 2021

Tampa Red - "Keep Jumping" Big Duke Henderson & His Orchestra - "Baby Beat It" Pee Wee Crayton - "Pee Wee's Wild" Cripple Clarence Lofton - "I Don't Know" Bo Carter - "Twist It, Baby" Lloyd Smith's Gut-Bucketeers - "Rub Me Some More" Lonnie Johnson - "Wipe it Off" Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - "Hipsippy Blues" Nellie Lutcher - "Fine Brown Frame" Buddy & Ella Johnson - "My Old Man" Little Willie John - "My Love Is" Michael Tarbox - "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?"...


Oh Lonesome Me (guest host Honky Tonk Radio Girl) from Jul 7, 2021

Bobby Charles - "Oh Lonesome Me" Charles Brown & Amos Milburn - "Educated Fool" Sticks McGee - "Whiskey, Women and Loaded Dice" Fats Domino - "I'm Ready" Cookie and His Cupcakes - "I'm Twisted" Cleveland Crochet and Band - "Sugar Bee" Lightnin' Hopkins - "There's Good Rockin' Tonight" - "Live" at the Bird Lounge Music behind DJ: Noble Watts - "Teen-Scene" Shirley Ann Lee - "There's A Light" Lattimore Brown - "A Mistaken Prayer" Bo Diddley - "Crackin' Up" Eddie Bo - "Shake, Rock...


Episode from Jun 30, 2021

Ray Charles - "In the Heat of the Night" The Clovers - "He Sure Could Hypnotize" Gene & Billy - "It's Hot" Lightnin' Hopkins - "Fan It" Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra - "It's Too Hot For Words" King Perry - "Get Out Of My Face" Clyde McPhatter - "Let The Boogie Woogie Roll" Johnny Bell - "Flip Flop & Fly" Chuck Berry - "Roll 'Em Pete (Live on Soul Train)" Joe Turner & his Blues Kings - "Well All Right" The Famous Hokum Boys featuring Hannah May - "Pussycat,...


Guest host Jeffrey Davison! from Jun 23, 2021

Tom Turner - "Gonna Bring Her Right Back Home" - Mississippi Delta Blues in the 1960s, Volume 1 Black Ace - "Bad Times Stomp" - Black Ace Jo-Ann Kelly - "Look Here Partner" - Jo-Ann Kelly Reverend Pearly Brown - "Pure Religion" - It's a Mean Old World to Try to Live In Nellie Florence - "Jacksonville Blues" - The Country Girls! 1927-1935 Ed Bell - "Mamlish Blues" - Alabama Country 1927-1931 Seth Richard - "Lonely Seth Blues" - Kings of the Twelve String Babe Stovall - "Do Lord,...


Episode from Jun 16, 2021

Barbecue Bob - "Motherless Child Blues" - Nothin' But The Blues Elmore James & His Broom Dusters - "Hawaiian Boogie" - The Complete Meteor Blues, R&B and Gospel Recordings Lightnin' Hopkins - "They Wonder Who I Am" - Mojo Hand: The Lightnin' Hopkins Anthology Daddy Long Legs - "Candy Sue" - Evil Eye On You Betty James - "Henry Lee" - Savage Kick Vol. 2 Long John Hunter - "Betty Lou" - Ooh Wee Pretty Baby!: Wild Early Border Town Rhythm & Blues Chuck Berry - "Betty Jean" - Chuck Berry's...


Episode from Jun 9, 2021

Oscar Peterson Trio with Clark Terry - "Squeaky's Blues" Henry "Red" Allen All Stars - "Get The Mop" Smiley Lewis - "Shame, Shame, Shame" Rebecca Williams - "Please Give Me a Match" Slim Harpo - "Cigarettes" Mojo Watson - "Look-A-There" Bo Diddley - "Bring It To Jerome" Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes - "Don't Leave Me This Way" Booker T. & The MGs - "Red Beans & Rice" Bobby Rush - "Mary Jane" Dinah Washington - "Drinking Again" Percy Mayfield - "Wasted Dream" Memphis Jug Band -...


Episode from Jun 2, 2021

Little Milton & the Playmates of Rhythm - "Let's Boogie Baby" Don Drummond - "Let George Do It" Slim Gaillard Quartette - "Atomic Cocktail" Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five - "Cat Scratchin'" Jimmy McCracklin - "She Felt Too Good" Billy Boy Arnold - "No, No, No, No, No" Eddie Bo - "Oh Oh" Jimmy Dotson and The Blue Boys - "Looking For My Baby" Bill Allen & the Backbeats - "Please Give Me Something" Little Walter - "As Long As I Have You" Jimmie Davis - "Sewing Machine Blues" Jimmy...


Bob Dylan's 80th Birthday Approximately (Part 1), with Honky Tonk Radio Girl from May 26, 2021

Blind Boy Fuller - "Mama Let Me Lay It On You" Mississippi Fred McDowell - "61 Highway" Mississippi Sheiks - "The World Is Going Wrong" Hank Williams - "Lost Highway" Memphis Minnie - "Me and My Chauffeur Blues" Rose Maddox - "House Of The Rising Sun" Waylon Jennings - "Don't Think Twice It's All Right" Johnny Jenkins - "Down Along The Cove" Earl Scruggs - "Most Likely You Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine" Hazel Dickens - "Only A Hobo" Solomon Burke - "Maggie's Farm" Dion - "Baby I'm...


You Win Again (guest host Honky Tonk Radio Girl) from May 19, 2021

The Pearls - "Your Cheatin' Heart" Jimmy Norman - "You Win Again" Jeb Stuart and the Chippers - "I Ain't Never" Music behind DJ: Cozy Cole - "Cozy's Mambo" Wynona Carr - "I'm Mad At You" Bobby Bland - "Getting Used To The Blues" Otis Rush and His Band - "Keep On Loving Me, Baby" John Lee Hooker - "Big Legs, Tight Skirt" Baby Washington - "You Never Could Be Mine" Music behind DJ: Freddy King - "In The Open" Solomon Burke - "Maggie's Farm" Acklin Brothers - "Junior's...


Episode from May 12, 2021

Scrapper Blackwell - "Little Boy Blue" Snooks Eaglin - "Possum Up a Simmon Tree" Light Crust Doughboys - "I'm a Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas)" Jerry McCain - "I'm a Ding Dong Daddy From a Rock and Roll City" Earl King - "Come On (Pt. 1)" Earl King - "Come On (Pt. 2)" Merry Dee with Johnny Wright & his Orchestra - "I'm In The Mood To Be Loved" Dennis Binder - "Early Times" Joe Hill Louis - "We All Gotta Go Sometime" Tony Joe White - "Baby Please Don't Go (live Toronto 1969)" Ground...


Monica guest hosts! from May 5, 2021

Lucy Ann Polk - "I'm Just a Lucky So and So" - Lucky Lucy Ann King Cole Trio - "If I Were You, Baby, I'd Love Me" - The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions James Brown - "Somebody Done Changed The Lock On My Door" - Messing With the Blues The Count Basie All-Stars feat. Jimmy Rushing - "I Left My Baby" - The Sound of Jazz Moms Mabley - "Apartment Hunting" - The Best of Moms & Pigmeat, Volume One Mose Allison - "Baby, Let Me Hold Your Hand" - The Collection Al Green - "Strong as...


Episode from Apr 28, 2021

Kenny Brown - "France Chance" Square Walton - "Bad Hangover" Earl Hooker - "Guitar Rag" Harmonica Frank - "Step It Up And Go" The Gories - "Boogie Chillun" Magic Sam - "Looking Good (Live in Ann Arbor 1969)" Hound Dog Taylor & the House Rockers - "Let's Get Funky" Sonny Boy Williamson - "Right Now" The James Hunter Six - "Blisters" Oliver Nelson's Big Band - "Guitar Blues" Ray Charles - "But On The Other Hand Baby" Richard "Rabbit" Brown - "James Alley Blues" Little Richard & the...


Episode from Apr 21, 2021

Jimmy Smith - "Prayer Meetin'" Sonny Boy Williamson - "Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide" Fats Domino - "Don't You Lie To Me" Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - "Steel Guitar Stomp" Charlie Turner - "Kansas City Dog Walk" Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio - "Farewell Blues" Honolulu Players - "Leilihua" Henry Williams & Eddie Anthony - "Lonesome Blues" Edward W. Clayborn - "Jesus Will Make It Allright" Cannon's Jug Stompers - "Money Never Runs Out" Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra - "Passion...


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...