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

 

Blues and News: January 7, 2018


Happy New Year! This is the recording of the first Blues and News Episode of 2018. There were no guests scheduled on this episode. For the next show on January 14, 2018, I will be hosting a tribute to the late Denise LaSalle. Below is the playlist from the show:

Iceman – Albert Collins

My Heart Is Hangin’ Heavy – Jimmy Burns

Down Home Blues – Z.Z. Hill

Your Husband Is Cheatin’ On Us – Denise LaSalle

One Heartache Too Late – Dorothy Moore

I Can Take You To Heaven Tonight – Otis Clay

Lovey Dovey – Clyde McPhatter

Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean – Ruth Brown

I Wish You Love – Gloria Lynne

Take Out Some Insurance – Jimmy Reed

Mean Red Spider – Muddy Waters

Further On Up The Road – Keith Little

How Much Longer – Deitra Farr

What About My Love – Dante Hall

I Hear You Thinkin’ – Bobby “Blue” Bland

I Wanna Go (Part 1 & 2) – Dorothy Norwood

Lord, Lord You’ve Been So Good To Me – The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi

Poor Man Blues – John Primer

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

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

 

Blues and News: John Primer

On this episode of Blues and News, I interviewed legendary Blues guitarist, John Primer. We talked about his experiences working with Muddy Waters, musical influences, The Real Deal Band, and more! Below is a playlist from the show:

Poor Man Blues – John Primer
One Heartache Too Late – Dorothy Moore
Have You Heard The News? – Koko Taylor
Ace of Spades – Zora Young
How Much Longer – Deitra Farr
Cold Hearted Woman – Magic Slim
See See Baby – John Primer
Cairo – John Primer
Sure Wasn’t Me – Tyrone Davis
Cold World – Toronzo Cannon
A Christmas Party – Keith Little
Runaway Blues – The McDowell Brothers Ft. Brother Jacob
Juke Joint – Mr. Sipp
Auld Lang Syne – B.B. King
We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

 

Blues and News: December 3, 2017

On today’s episode that aired on December 3, 2017, there was no guest scheduled for the show. Below is the playlist:

I Like To Live The Love – B.B. King

Don’t Start Me Talkin’ – Sonny Boy Williamson

Merry Christmas Baby – Charles Brown

Breaking Up Somebody’s Home – Albert King

Texas Party – Johnny Copeland

I Got A Feeling – Otis Spann

Back in the Game – Syl Johnson

I Ain’t Drunk – Albert Collins

A Blind Man Can See – Mike Wheeler Band

Pops Recipe – Mavis Staples

Fine Seasoned Woman – Toronzo Cannon

You Got Money – Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown

Merry, Merry Christmas – Koko Taylor

Christmas Party – Keith Little

That’s Enough – Dorothy love Coates

Word of Prayer – Canton Spirituals

I Don’t’ Feel No Ways Tired – The Mighty Clouds of Joy

I Wouldn’t Treat a Dog (The Way You Treated Me) – Bobby “Blue” Bland

I Wish It Was Me – Tyrone Davis

Key To The Highway – Brother Jacob Feat. Deitra Farr

Blow Wind Blow – Muddy Waters

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

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