Blues and News, June 11, 2017: Paul Benjamin

Photo Courtesy: Philip Alexander

For today’s show, I interviewed Paul Benjamin, Chairman of the Board – Blues Foundation, and Organizer and Promoter for the North Atlantic Blues Festival. We talked about the history of the North Atlantic Blues Festival, the Blues Foundation, and tips/advice for musicians, promoters, etc. Below is a playlist from the show:

Don’t Jump My Pony – Denise LaSalle

Just Enuff Rope – Theo Huff

Brand New Cadillac – Mike Wheeler

Ride My Automobile – Mary Lane

Crazy Mixed Up Word – Billy Branch & The Sons of the Blues

Je Me Souviens – Mississippi Heat (Featuring Deitra Farr on vocals)

Get Down to the Nitty Gritty – Matthew Skoller

Jackpot – Mr. Sipp

Back Door Man – Howlin’ Wolf

Nine Below Zero – Sonny Boy Williamson

Shake the Sheets – Latimore

What Three Old Ladies Can Do – Vance Kelly

Make Me A Pallet On The Floor – Katherine Davis

In The Basement – Etta James with Sugar Pie DeSanto

Shake A Little Something – Karen Wolfe (with Denise LaSalle)

I Hear You Thinkin’ – Bobby “Blue” Bland

Sufferin’ with the Blues – Billy Flynn

Mr. Sexy Man – Nellie Travis

Trying to Make a Living – Demetria Taylor

I’m Coming Lord – The Canton Spirituals

I Can Love You Like A Woman – Koko Taylor

Too Late To Try To Do Right – Johnnie Taylor

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

Bonus Tracks:

Fine Seasoned Woman – Toronzo Cannon

It’s Mighty Hard – Katie Webster

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