Blues and News: The Legacy of Artie “Blues Boy” White

On this episode, I interviewed Mrs. Bettie Payton-White, the wife of the late great, Artie “Blues Boy” White. We talked about her husband’s career and how she is keeping his legacy alive through the Artie “Blues Boy” White Youth Scholarship Foundation. Below is the playlist from the show:

Rocket 88 – Ike Turner
Voodoo Woman – Koko Taylor
Thangs Got To Change – Artie White
Leanin’ Tree – Artie White
I Pity The Fool – Bobby “Blue” Bland
The Dark End of the Street – Artie White
I Need Someone – Artie White
Back to the Old Church – Dottie Peoples
I’ve Been in the Storm Too Long – The Mighty Clouds of Joy
Killing Floor – Howlin’ Wolf
Mama Talk To your Daughter – – J.B. Lenoir
Love Me With A Feeling – Magic Sam
How Much Longer – Deitra Farr
You Upset Me Baby – B.B. King
We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

Blues and News: November 12, 2017

On this episode of Blues and News, I replayed clips of interviews I conducted over the past year. Below is the playlist from the show:

Too Many Baby Daddies – Keith Little

Mean Old Lady – Michael Burks

If You Want It (Come and Get It) – Irma Thomas

This Time I’m Gone For Good – Bobby “Blue” Bland

Ride In My Automobile – Mary Lane

Let Me Love You Baby – Mike Wheeler

Able Mable – Mable John

What Three Old Ladies Can Do – Vance Kelly

Sail Away – Albertina Walker

God’s Got My Back – Denise LaSalle

Living Testimony – The Mighty Clouds of Joy

Soulful Dress – Sugar Pie DeSanto

Ain’t No Secret in a Small Town – Johnny Drummer

Now Run and Tell That – Denise LaSalle

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

Blues and News: One Year Anniversary

For today’s show, there was no guest and not a ton of music, however, I received plenty of phone calls from Blues Artists and Fans sending their good wishes and congratulations on the one year anniversary of Blues and News with Brother Jacob! The original plan was to play some segments of past interviews, but I did not get a chance to do it in this episode. We heard from the likes of Denise LaSalle, Toronzo Cannon, Deitra Farr, Stan Mosley, Holle Thee Maxwell, Katherine Davis, Delores Scott and more! Below is the playlist:

Don’t Answer The Door – B.B. King

Straightup – Syl Johnson

One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show – Sonny Terry

Porcupine Meat – Bobby Rush

Still The Queen – Denise LaSalle

How Much Longer – Deitra Farr

Bad Contract – Toronzo Cannon

Further On Up The Road – Keith Little

Only When You’re Lonely – Holle Thee Maxwell

I’ve Been Dipped in the Water – Inez Andrews

Blues and Bulls – Katherine Davis

My Problems – Stan Mosley

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

Sleep With One Eye Open – Delores Scott

Blues and News: October 29, 2017

On this episode of Blues and News, there was no scheduled guest. We did hear from our regular callers and played plenty of great Blues, Soul and Gospel music. Tune in next week on Sunday, November 5th as I celebrate my one-year anniversary on the radio. As always, you can tune in live at http://www.uicradio.org every Sunday from 6 pm to 8 pm CST. Below is the playlist for the show:

Ain’t That A Shame – Fats Domino

If Walls Could Talk – Little Milton

Crossroads – Vernon Garrett

Keep The Homefire Burnin’ – Latimore

Down To Miss Mae’s Juke Joint – Nora Jean Wallace

Key To The Highway – Brother Jacob (w/ Deitra Farr)

Man Size Job – Koko Taylor

Now Run and Tell That – Denise LaSalle

B-A-B-Y – Carla Thomas

Forty Four – Howlin’ Wolf

Drivin’ Wheel – Junior Parker

Rollin’ Stone – Muddy Waters

Waiting On The Other Shoe To Drop – Tom Holland

When Will You Tell Him About Me? – Toronzo Cannon

Further On Down The Road – Keith Little

Nothing Takes The Place Of You – Artie White

I’ll Fly Away – The Barrett Sisters

Rise Up and Walk – Rev. Milton Brunson

Packing Up and Getting Ready to Go – Aretha Franklin (w/ Joe Ligon and Mavis Staples)

Yolanda – Bobby “Blue” Bland

Call Home – Sharon Lewis

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

 

Blues and News: October 22, 2017

On today’s episode, there was no guest, but we had another great show! Next week, I will be interviewing Mrs. Bettie Payton White, the wife of the late great Artie “Blues Boy” White. We will be talking about his career and what she is doing to preserve his legacy. Below is the playlist from the show:

Hoodoo Man Blues – Junior Wells

As The Years Go Passing By – John Watkins

Lovey Dovey – Wee Willie Walker

Even When I Win (Seems Like I Lose) – Otis Clay

Get You Next To Me – Arthur Adams Ft. B.B. King

When They Really Love You – Deitra Farr

Good Time In Chicago – Randy Johnson

A Good Leavin’ Alone – Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater

Don’t Mess Up A Good Thing – Mississippi Heat

They Made A Blues Fan Out Of Me – Denise LaSalle

Stay Out The Kitchen – Mable John

Back Door Man – Howlin’ Wolf

Soulful Dress – Sugar Pie DeSanto

I Had It All The Time – Tyrone Davis

I’ll Never Turn Back – Willie Mae Ford Smith

I’ve Been Dipped in the Water – Inez Andrews

You Upset Me Baby – B.B. King

Fix It Jesus – Canton Spirituals

A Nickel and a Nail – Don Bryant

Keep on Pushing – Mavis Staples

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

Blues and News: October 15, 2017

On this week’s episode of Blues and News, we did not have a guest, but had plenty of good music for you! Below is the playlist from the show:

Bright Lights, Big City – Jimmy Reed

Grits Ain’t Groceries – Little Milton

I Gotta Go – Quintus McCormick

Going Fishing – Katherine Davis

Makin’ Popcorn – Eddie C. Campbell

What Three Old Ladies Can Do – Vance Kelly

If You Want It, Come and Get It – Irma Thomas

How Much Longer – Deitra Farr

My Little Machine – Eddie Taylor Jr.

Thangs Got To Change – Artie White

Is It Something You’ve Got – Tyrone Davis

Blues and BBQ – Bigg Robb (Feat. Denise LaSalle)

The Richest One – Ruth Brown

Mama Didn’t Raise No Fool – Brother Jacob

Paved The Way & All The Way – The Caravans

I Can’t Give Up – Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC’s

I Can’t Be Satisfied – Muddy Waters

You’re Humbuggin’ Me – Eddy Clearwater

Call Home – Sharon Lewis

I’m In Love With You – Zora Young

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

 

Blues and News: Chicago Blues Hall of Fame, Garland Floyd

On this episode of Blues and News, I interviewed one of the Coordinators of the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame, Mr. Garland Floyd. We discussed details of the ceremony, some of the inductees and more. Below is the event information:

Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Ceremony

Buddy Guy’s Legends 

700 South Wabash

Purchase tickets at http://www.BuddyGuy.com

Here is the playlist from the show:

Turn On Your Love Light – Bobby “Blue” Bland

I Can’t Leave – Benny Turner

Get You Some Business – Z.Z. Hill

Dead Presidents – Little Walter

Long Ride to the Southside – Little Al Thomas

Mighty Gumbo – Peaches Staten

Drop That Zero – Denise LaSalle

Feel Like Stroking – Zora Young

The Blues is All I’ve Got – Shirley Johnson

Run a Red Light – Mary Lane

Trying to Live My Life Without You – Big James Montgomery

Still Called The Blues – Johnnie Taylor

Sugar on the Floor – Etta James

My Baby – Carl Weathersby

Mom’s Apple Pie – Tyrone Davis

How Much Longer – Deitra Farr

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

Blues and News: The Legacy of Koko Taylor with Cookie Taylor

Photo Courtesy: Marc Norberg

On this episode of Blues and News, I interviewed the daughter of the late Legendary Queen of the Blues, Koko Taylor, Cookie Taylor. During the program, we discussed her mom’s upbringings, experiences in the Blues industry, and what Cookie is doing to keep preserve her mom’s legacy. Below is a playlist from the show:

Feet Must Be Tired – Artie Blues Boy White

Too Late to Try to Do Right – Johnnie Taylor

Blues Hotel – Koko Taylor

Jump For Joy – Koko Taylor

What Kind of Man is This – Koko Taylor

Don’t Let Nobody Turn You Around – Albertina Walker

Wang Dang Doodle – Koko Taylor

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

Blues and News: Mr. Keith Little “The Cincinnati Blues Man”

On this episode of Blues and News, I interviewed Mr. Keith Little “The Cincinnati Blues Man”. I talked with him about his experiences in the Blues and Gospel industries as well as his latest music projects. Below is the playlist:

Come to Mama – Koko Taylor

Time is Running Out – The Kinsey Report

On The Run – Katie Webster

When You Find A Fool (Bump His Head) – Bill Coday

Love Reputation – Denise LaSalle

Walking The Backstreets and Crying – Little Milton

Matter of Time – Sugar Pie DeSanto

I Can’t Leave – Benny Turner

I Had My Fun – Keith Little

Yes I’m Going – 1968 Golden Stars

Bump and Grind – Z.Z. Hill

Call Home – Sharon Lewis

How Much Longer – Deitra Farr

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

Blues and News, August 27, 2017: Jimmi Mayes

For today’s episode of Blues and News, I interviewed the Legendary and Amazing Jimmi Mayes! We talked about his history as a drummer working with the likes of Jimi Hendrix,  James Brown, Sam Lay, Pinetop Perkins and much more!

We also talked about his book, “The Amazing Jimmi Mayes, Sideman to the Stars”, which can be purchased at this link: https://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Jimmi-Mayes-Sideman-American-ebook/dp/B00H488CDS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1503938864&sr=8-1&keywords=Amazing+Jimmi+Mayes

Here is the playlist from the show:

Boom Boom – John Lee Hooker

Ain’t That The Blues – Teeny Tucker

I’ve Never Found A Man To Love – Lavelle White

Sunshine Lady – Latimore

Texas Flood – Buddy Guy

Messin’ With The Kid – Jimmi Mayes

Tryin’ To Hold On – Diunna Greenleaf

You Won’t Support Me – Mill Street Depot

Eternal Life – Willie Rogers

God Is Our Creator – Dorothy Norwood

Love Trap – Jimmi Mayes

Miss Mae’s Juke Joint – Nora Jean

Turn Back The Clock – Tyrone Davis

Guitar Man – Little Milton

Someone Else is Steppin’ In – Z.Z. Hill

Shake The Sheets – Latimore

I Can’t Stand The Rain – Ann Peebles

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker