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

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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: 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

 

Blues and News: Chicago Beau

This episode aired on Sunday, February 11, 2018. I interviewed author, musician, and co-founder of the Chicago Blues Experience, Chicago Beau. We discussed his upbringings, experience on the Blues scene, the Chicago Blues Experience, and more! Below is a playlist from the show:

Stranded in St. Louis – Little Al Thomas

I Love Being Here With You – Ernestine Anderson

Poor Man Blues – John Primer

Trying to Live My Life Without You – Otis Clay

How Can I Miss You, When You Won’t Leave – Vance Kelly

First Thing on My Mind is You – Chicago Beau and Sunnyland Slim

Black Names Ringing – Chicago Beau

How Much Longer – Deitra Farr

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

Blues and News: Willie Kent

For this episode of Blues and News which aired on Sunday, February 4, 2018, I interviewed Valarie Kent, the daughter of the late Blues Legend Willie Kent. We talked about her father’s musical career, experiences on the music scene, and her book titled, “He’s Got The Bass” a Willie Kent biopic. If you are interested in purchasing the book, then you can go to this link.

Below is the playlist from the show:

No Headstone On My Grave – Esther Phillips

Walking By Myself – Jimmy Rogers

Rock This House – Eddie Shaw

Don’t Mess With My Baby – Willie Kent

3-6-9 – Willie Kent

Call Me The Wolf – Howlin’ Wolf

Blues Lover – Sharrie Williams

I’ve Never Found a Girl – Tyrone Davis

Further On Down The Road – Keith Little

I’m Through With It – Deitra Farr

Bit Her In The Butt – Johnny Drummer

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

Blues and News: January 21, 2018


There was no guest for this episode of Blues and News. However, as always there was plenty of great music and phone calls from our friends. Below is the playlist from the show:

Working Man – Otis Rush
Crazy ‘Bout My Baby – Snooky Pryor
Moving On – Vance Kelly
Handy Man – Zora Young
Hoochie Coochie Woman – Big Time Sarah
My Turn, My Time – Deitra Farr
Black Nights – Koko Taylor
Don’t Try To Judge Me – Sharon Lewis
Ball ‘N’ Chain – Big Mama Thornton
I’m A Lover Not A Fighter – Lazy Lester
The Sky Is Crying – Elmore James
Don’t Start Me To Talkin’ – Sonny Boy Williamson
Love To See You Smile – Bobby “Blue” Bland
Snatching It Back – Clarence Carter
Only The Strong Survive – Jerry Butler
What About My Love – Dante Hall
I Hear You Thinkin’ – Bobby “Blue” Bland
Oh Happy Day – Edwin Hawkins Singers
We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

 

Blues and News: Denise LaSalle Tribute

This show aired live on Sunday, January 14th from 6 to 8 pm CST. This was a tribute to Denise LaSalle who passed away on Monday, January 8th. I replayed clips of the interview I did with her back in December of 2016. We also heard from a few of our loyal listeners who expressed their thoughts and condolences to the Denise LaSalle family. Below is the playlist from the show:

Trapped By A Thing Called Love – Denise LaSalle
Find a Fool – Koko Taylor
The Thrill Is Gone – B.B. King
Love Reputation – Denise LaSalle
5-10-15 Hours – Ruth Brown
Now Run and Tell That – Denise LaSalle
Good Man Gone Bad – Denise LaSalle
You Just Can’t Take My Blues – Little Milton
I’m Through With It – Deitra Farr
Blues Party Tonight – Denise LaSalle
God’s Got My Back – Denise LaSalle
When The Gates Swing Open – Otis Clay
I’m Still The Queen – Denise LaSalle
We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker