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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.




One hour of electric guitar brutality from Oct 13, 2021

Link Wray - "Big City After Dark" Philip Walker Band - "Louisiana Walk" Magic Sam - "Backstroke" Albert Collins - "The Freeze" Bobby Gregg & His Friends - "Potato Peeler" Booker T. & the MG's - "Green Onions (Live at the 5/4 Ballroom)" Dave Bartholomew - "Shout Sister Shout" Art Nevillle - "Cha Dooky Doo" Don & Dewey - "Mammer Jammer" Howlin' Wolf - "I Have a Little Girl" Howlin' Wolf - "Do the Do" Set: Mickey Baker set Jack Dupree - "Stumbling Block" Larry Dale - "Down To The...


Episode from Oct 6, 2021

Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm - "All The Blues All The Time (Medley)" Guitar Junior - "The Crawl" Memphis Jug Band - "Going Back to Memphis" Walter Miller - "Hop's Boogie" Jessie Mae Hemphill - "Streamline Train" Johnny Cash & the Tennessee Two - "Big River" Larry Williams - "Let Me Tell You Baby" Young John Watson - "Half Pint-a-Whiskey" Slim Smith & Freedom Singers - "Mercy Mercy Mercy" Larry Williams & Johnny Watson with The Kaleidoscope - "Nobody" Jimmy Reed - "The Moon Is...


Episode from Sep 29, 2021

Dexter Gordon Trio - "Nursery Blues" The Midnighters - "Rock, Granny, Roll" John Lee Hooker - "Dimples" Guitar Frank - "Wild Track" Leroy Washington - "Wild Cherry" Varetta Dillard & the Four Students - "That's Why I Cry" Jocko Henderson - "A Little Bit Of Everything" Bobby Peterson Quintet - "Piano Rock" Jerry Lee Lewis - "Money (That's What I Want)" Barrett Strong - "You Knows What To Do" Etta James - "The Pick Up" Nina Simone - "Do I Move You?" Muddy Waters - "Just To Be With...


Episode from Sep 22, 2021

Bobby Marchan - "Tiddley Winks" Owen Gray - "Jenny Lee" Little Walter - "Shake Dancer" Guitar Slim Green - "Shake Em Up" Roy Smeck - "Tough Pickin'" Magic Sam - "21 Days in Jail" Sonny Terry - "Harmonica with Slaps" Birmingham Jones - "Drinkin' Again" Buckwheat Zydeco - "Hot Tamale Baby" Tami Lynn - "Mojo Hannah" Will Shade - "Better Leave That Stuff Alone" Junior Wells & His Eagle Rockers - "Hoodoo Man" Christine Kittrell - "Sittin' Here Drinking" Percy Mayfield - "My Jug And...


Episode from Sep 15, 2021

Fats Domino - "Swanee River Hop" Steve Gibson & the Original Red Caps - "Big Game Hunter" Annie Laurie - "Stop Talkin' & Start Walkin'" Slim Harpo - "I'm A King Bee (outtake)" Hound Dog Taylor & the House Rockers - "Sadie (Live)" Jessie Mae Hemphill - "Bullyin' Well" Ali Farka Touré - "Machengoidi" Robert Johnson - "Preachin' Blues (Up Jumped The Devil)" Cannonball Adderley Quintet - "This Here" King Curtis - "I Stand Accused" Mississippi Nightingales - "Don't Let Him Ride" Otis...

Episode from Sep 8, 2021

Slim Gaillard - "Slim's Jam" Guitar Slim - "Well I Done Got Over It" The Clovers - "In the Morning Time" Lyres - "Beat Guitar (Live at The Rat)" Rufus Thomas - "I Want To Be Loved" Alvin Robinson - "Oh Red" Little Joe Washington - "Bossa Nova and Grits" Oscar Peterson Trio with Milt Jackson - "Work Song" Joe Turner & his Blues Kings - "Ti-Ri-Lee" Blind Willie McTell - "Lord Send Me An Angel" Skip James - "Crow Jane" Charley Jordan - "Dollar Bill Blues" Warren Storm - "Prisoner's...


Episode from Sep 1, 2021

Billie Holiday with Count Basie & his Orchestra - "Swing Brother Swing" Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant - "Railroadin'" Tiny Bradshaw - "Take The Hands Off The Clock" Frankie Lee Sims - "She Likes To Boogie Real Low" Clarence Garlow - "Za Belle" The Rolling Stones - "My First Plea" [RIP Charlie Watts] The Rolling Stones - "Gimme Shelter (isolated drums & percussion)" Lee Perry - "Soul Fire" [RIP Lee "Scratch" Perry] Sleepy John Estes - "Everybody Oughta Make A Change" Tommy McClennan -...


Greg from ZONE 5 guest hosted tonight from Aug 25, 2021

Mississippi Fred McDowell - "Shake 'Em On Down" Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five - "Let the Good Times Roll" Paul Gayten - "Cow Cow Blues" Bukka White - "Special Streamline" Marvin Philips - "Salty Dog" Frank Brunson - "How Are You Gonna Live?" Etta James - "W-O-M-A-N" Fay Simmons - "Ella Weaver" The Ravens - "Honey I Don't Want You" The Noc-Tunes - "Lazy Daisy" Kitty Stevenson w/ Todd Rhodes & His Toddlers - "How Long, How Long, How Long" Skip James - "How Long "Buck"" Cleoma...


Roy Gaines tribute show from Aug 18, 2021

Garfield Akers - "Dough Roller Blues" Lonesome Sundown - "If Anybody Asks You" Set: So long, Roy Gaines Roy Gaines - "Night Beat" Coleman Hawkins - "Stasch" [Roy Gaines, guitar] Jimmy Rushing - "I Can't Understand" [Roy Gaines, guitar] Bobby Bland - "It's My Life, Baby" [Roy Gaines, guitar] Roy "Mr. Guitar" Gaines featuring Mickey "Guitar" Baker - "Worried About You Baby" Set: So long, Roy Gaines, some more Roy Gaines - "Skippy Is a Sissy" Big Mama Thornton - "You Don't Move Me No...


Episode from Aug 11, 2021

Prince Buster - "Too Hot" - FABulous Greatest Hits Little Walter - "I Got To Go" - 7" Muddy Waters - "She's Alright" - More Real Folk Blues Charley Musselwhite - "Strange Land" - Stand Back! Here Comes Charley Musselwhite's South Side Band Lonnie Johnson - "Monkey and the Baboon (pt 1)" - It Feels So Good Lonnie Johnson - "Monkey and the Baboon (pt 2)" - It Feels So Good Luis & the Wildfires - "I'm A Man" - 7" John Lee Hooker - "Slim's Stomp" - I'm A Boogie Man Lightnin' Slim -...


Episode from Aug 4, 2021

The "5" Royales - "I Could Love You" - Soul & Swagger: The Complete "5" Royales 1951-1967 Wynonie Harris - "Down Boy Down" - Rock Mr. Blues Ray Charles - "Jumpin' in the Morning" - The Birth of Soul 1952-1959 Louis Jordan - "Salt Pork, West Virginia" - No Moe! Louis Jordan's Greatest Hits Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five with Lonnie Johnson - "Hotter Than That" - The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings Louis Armstrong & His Dixieland Seven - "You Don't Learn That in School" - The...


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...