Blues and News: Ronnie Hicks


This episode of Blues and News aired on Sunday, April 8, 2018. I interviewed Blues Artist Ronnie Hicks. We talked about his musical history, upcoming projects, and more. Below is the playlist from the show:

Members Only – Bobby “Blue” Bland
Juke Joint – Mr. Sipp
Mississippi Boy – Ronnie Hicks
Because of Me – Ronnie Hicks Ft. Kenny Hampton
She’s No Lady – Ronnie Hicks
No Getting Over Me – Ronnie Hicks
Voodoo Daddy – Lonnie Brooks
Lovey Dovey – Clyde McPhatter
Sad Feeling – Cicero Blake
Still Called The Blues – Johnnie Taylor
Cheating in the Next Room – Z.Z. Hill
Smokestack Lightning – Howlin’ Wolf
You Upset Me Baby – B.B. King
We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

Blues and News: Wayne Baker Brooks

Photo Credit: Jean Freetz


This episode aired on Sunday, March 25th. I had the pleasure of interviewing Blues Artist, Wayne Baker Brooks. During the interview, we talked deeply about his upbringings, his father Lonnie Brooks, his latest recordings, and more. For more information about Wayne Baker Brooks, go to http://www.WayneBakerBrooks.com.

Below is a playlist from the show:

Someday – Otis Spann
Who’s Gonna Fill Those Shoes – Buddy Guy
Tricks Up My Sleeve – Wayne Baker Brooks
It Don’t Work Like That – Wayne Baker Brooks
I Can Read Your Mind – Wayne Baker Brooks ft. Sugar Blue
Bit Her in the Butt – Johnny Drummer
We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

 

 

Blues and News: March 18, 2018


There was no featured guest on today’s show. Next week, I will be interviewing Wayne Baker Brooks. You don’t want to miss that interview. Below is a playlist from the show:

Sweet Sixteen – B.B. King
Oh, Pretty Woman – Albert King
The Forecast – Bettye Lavette
I’m Mr. Jody – Marvin Sease
Hole in the Wall – Mel Waiters
Leavin’ – Tyrone Davis
Giving Up On Your Love – Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials
It Don’t Work Like That – Wayne Baker Brooks
I Asked For Water – Howlin’ Wolf
Further On Up The Road – Keith Little
How Much Longer – Deitra Farr
Poor Man Blues – John Primer
They Made a Blues Fan Out of Me – Denise LaSalle
Don’t Try To Judge Me – Sharon Lewis
One Heartache Too Late – Dorothy Moore
Just Enuff Rope – Theo Huff
Rich Man, Poor Man – The Pilgrim Jubilees
You Upset Me Baby – B.B. King
What About My Love – Dante Hall
We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

Blues and News: Freebase Ain’t Free


This episode aired on Sunday, March 12th, 2018. Holle Thee Maxwell returned to the program to discuss her new book, “Freebase Ain’t Free” which is slated to release in the Fall. The book talks about her experiences with the late Ike Turner and provides a different perspective on his character. Below is the playlist from the show:

Midnight Creeper – Luther Allison
Blues Power – Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Flamin’ Mamie – Koko Taylor
Reap What You Sow – Otis Rush
My Babe – Little Walter
Proud Mary – Holle Thee Maxwell
Black Names Ringing – Chicago Beau
Only When You’re Lonely – Holle Thee Maxwell
God Bless THEE Child – Holle Thee Maxwell
I’m an Old Dog – Latimore
Sue – Bobby Rush
Stealin’ Your Love – Deitra Farr
Turn On Your Love Light – Bobby “Blue” Bland
We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

Blues and News: Latimore

This episode of Blues and News aired on March 4, 2018. I had the pleasure of interviewing the legendary Latimore. We discussed his illustrious career, experiences in the music industry, and more. Below is a playlist from the show:

Smokestack Lightnin’  – Howlin’ Wolf
I Ain’t Drunk – Albert Collins
You Shook Me – Etta James
Further On Up The Road – Keith Little
Snatching It Back – Clarence Carter
Woman to Woman – Shirley Brown
Keep The Home Fires Burning – Latimore
Let’s Straighten It Out – Latimore
City Limit Musicians – Sharrie Williams
Shake The Sheets – Latimore
Even When I Win (Seems Like I Lose) – Otis Clay
We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

Blues and News: Cicero Blake

This episode aired on Sunday, February 25th, 2018. For this episode of Blues and News, I interviewed the legendary Cicero Blake! We talked about his music, experience in the music industry and more! Listen to the interview below in the archived recording. Here is a playlist from the show:

Just Enuff Rope – Theo Huff

Bit Her in the Butt – Johnny Drummer

Dip My Dipper – Cicero Blake

Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl – Katherine Davis

How Much Longer – Deitra Farr

Be Careful with My Heart – Cicero Blake

The Nightshift – Cicero Blake

Old Woman – Koko Taylor

Old School Blvd. – Dorothy Norwood

Ready or Not – Gospel Four

Let’s Straighten It Out – Latimore

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

Blues and News: Sharrie Williams

This episode of Blues and News aired on Sunday, February 18th. I interviewed the Princess of the Rockin’ Gospel Blues, Sharrie Williams! We talked about some of her upbringings, experience in the music industry, and more! For more information about Sharrie, go to her website: www.sharriewilliams.com.

Below is the playlist from the show:

I Can’t Leave – Benny Turner

The Blues Won’t Let Me Take My Rest – Henry Gray

Blues Lover – Sharrie Williams

I’m Lost Without You – Oscar Wilson

Just Like A Dog, Barking Up The Wrong Tree – Big Mama Thornton

Stay Out The Kitchen – Mable John

City Limit Musicians – Sharrie Williams

Big Fall – Sharrie Williams

They Made a Blues Fan Out of Me – Denise LaSalle

Be Careful With My Heart – Cicero Blake

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker