Blues and News August 6, 2017: Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater

On today’s episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Blues Legend, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater. We talked about his illustrious 60 years in show business, experiences in the Blues scene, and the next music project he is working on with Alligator Records. Below is the playlist from the show:

Walking Papers – Luther Allison

All Your Love – Eddy Clearwater

Let Me Down Easy – Etta James

Juke Joint – Mr. Sipp

You Ought To Be With Me – Stan Mosley

Love Deluxe – Katie Webster

I’ve Just Gotta Tell Somebody – Gloria Lynne

Little Bluebird – Little Milton

How Much Longer – Deitra Farr

Only When You’re Lonely – Holle Thee Maxwell

I Wish It Was Me – Tyrone Davis

Don’t Make Me Wait – Vance Kelly

They Call Me The Chief – Eddy Clearwater

I’m in the Mood – John Lee Hooker (W/ Bonnie Raitt)

Do Unto Others – Eddy Clearwater

Further On Up The Road – Keith Little

Hole in the Wall – Mel Waiters

Soul Heaven – Johnnie Taylor

Just Enuff Rope – Theo Huff

You’re Humbuggin’ Me – Eddy Clearwater

You’re The One – Memphis Slim

Stay Out The Kitchen – Mable John

Who You Callin’ Baby – Redd Velvet

Lovey Dovey – Carla Thomas

The World Is In a Bad Situation – Eddy Clearwater

Shake The Sheets – Latimore

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

Blues and News July 30, 2017: B.L.U.E.S. On Halsted

On this episode of Blues and News with Brother Jacob, I interviewed Rob Hecko (Owner of B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted) and Jennifer Littleton (Manager). We discussed the history of B.L.U.E.S., past and present performers, and their month long August Blues festival. For more information about B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted, you can go to http://www.ChicagoBluesBar.com. Here is the playlist from the show:

I Miss You – Buddy Guy (Ft. Shemekia Copeland)

Hoodoo Man Blues – Junior Wells

They Call Me The Chief – Eddy Clearwater

Juke Joint – Mr. Sipp

Blues Superman – Jamiah Rogers

How Much Longer – Deitra Farr

When Will You Tell Him About Me – Toronzo Cannon

Yonder Wall – Tom Holland

Voodoo Daddy – Lonnie Brooks

Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean – Ruth Brown

She’s Better Than You – James Carr

Medley: Peter Don’t Be Afraid/Nobody But You Lord/Teach Me Master – Shirley Caesar

Stand On The Word – Dorothy Norwood

The Blues is Alright – Little Milton

Further On Up The Road – Keith Little

Wobble Wiggle – B.B. Queen

Oh, Pretty Woman – Albert King

Learned My Lesson – Zora Young

Will I Ever Find Somebody – Jimmy Burns

What’s Really Going On – Sharon Lewis

Running Out of Lies – Johnnie Taylor

Mom’s Apple Pie – Tyrone Davis

I’m Getting Long Alright – Ernestine Anderson

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

Blues and News July 26, 2017: Keith Johnson

For this edition of Blues and News, I interviewed the 24-year-old, Prince of Delta Blues and Great Great Nephew of Muddy Waters, Keith Johnson. We talked about his upcoming music release, how he got interested in playing the Blues and more. Here is the playlist from the show:

Juke Joint – Mr. Sipp

Bit Her in the Butt – Johnny Drummer

Something Is Goin’ On In My Room – Peaches Staten

It’s A Shame – Vince Agwada

Signs, Signals, And Warnings – Deitra Farr

Mannish Boy – Muddy Waters

Got To Have It – Willie Mabon

What Would I Do – Robbie Montgomery

Slip Away – Clarence Carter

Thru Chasin’ You – Trudy Lynn

Going’ Back to Mississippi – Demetria Taylor

Shake ’em On Down – Bukka White

How Much Longer – Deitra Farr

My Get It Done Woman – Matthew Skoller

A Blind Man Can See – Mike Wheeler

Mississippi Boy – Charles Wilson

Shake The Sheets – Latimore

Wobble Wiggle – B.B. Queen

Sending You A Kiss – Johnnie Taylor

Still Some Meat Left On This Bone – Little Milton

You’ve Got To Hurt Before You Heal – Bobby Blue Bland

Good Time – Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC’s

Let Me Lean On You – Rev. Thomas Spann

Walk Around Heaven – Cassietta George

Moanin’ At Midnight – Howlin’ Wolf

Love Sick Tears – Koko Taylor

Misty – Sarah Vaughan

My Baby – Carl Weathersby

Excuse Me – Mississippi Heat w/ Katherine Davis

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

 

 

Blues and News July 16, 2017: Sugar Pie DeSanto

On today’s episode, I had the utmost privilege of interviewing the legendary Sugar Pie Desanto. We got to discuss her illustrious 6-decade career in show business, latest projects and more.  Below is the playlist from the show:

Matter of Time – Sugar Pie DeSanto

Cut Off My Right Arm – Johnny Copeland

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

Thangs Got To Change – Artie Blues Boy White

Trapped By A Thing Called Love  Denise LaSalle

Further On Up The Road – Keith Little

Information Blues – Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown

Big Mama Swings – Big Mama Thornton

Blues Superman – Jamiah Rogers

Voodoo Woman – Shun Kikuta (Ft. Koko Taylor)

Rosalie – Mississippi Heat

How Much Longer – Deitra Farr

Straight From The Heart – Irma Thomas

Gospel Blues – Sharrie Williams

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

Turn Back The Clock – Tyrone Davis

Highway Man – Claudette Miller

I’m Getting What I Want – Peggy Scott Adams

Johnson Machine Gun – Sunnyland Slim

Slip-In Mules – Sugar Pie DeSanto

I Want To Know – Sugar Pie DeSanto

In The Basement – Etta James (w/ Sugar Pie DeSanto)

Down in Mississippi – J.B. Lenoir

Grits Ain’t Groceries – Little Milton

Make Me A Pallet On The Floor – Katherine Davis

Turn On Your Love Light – Bobby “Blue” Bland

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

Bonus Tracks:

Everybody Needs Somebody To Love – Solomon Burke

Driftin’ Blues – Charles Brown

Blues and News: July 9, 2017

There was no guest on today’s show, but we had plenty of phone calls and played some good music. Here is the playlist:

Playin’ With My Friends – B.B. King (w/ Robert Cray)

Blues Superman – Jamiah Rogers

Jackpot – Mr. Sipp

Blues Never Die – Koko Taylor

User – Linsey Alexander

Blues Shock – Billy Branch

My Turn, My Time – Deitra Farr

Let’s Get Married – Al Green

Come On Sock It To Me – Syl Johnson

In The Basement – Etta James (w/ Sugar Pie DeSanto)

When Will You Tell Him About Me – Toronzo Cannon

Ride It – Sweet Angel

Sugar Daddy – Tyrone Davis

Drop That Zero – Denise LaSalle

Just Enuff Rope – Theo Huff

Don’t Let The Devil Ride – Neal Roberson

Tryin’ To Hold On – Diunna Greenleaf

Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – Big Maybelle

Bright Lights, Big City – Jimmy Reed

Darktown Strutter’s Ball – Alberta Huner

Candy Man – Mississippi John Hurt

You Oughta Be With Me – Stan Mosley

Who You Callin’ Baby – Redd Velvet

I’ve Been a Fool Too Long – Little Mike and the Tornadoes (w/ Zora Young)

Love Tornado – Mable John

Back Door Man – Howlin’ Wolf

Next Time You See Me – Junior Parker

Shake The Sheets – Latimore

I’ve Got a Twenty Room House – Bobby “Blue” Bland

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

 

 

 

Blues and News July 2, 2017: Stan Mosley

For this edition of Blues and News, I interviewed Legendary Soul Singer, Mr. Stan Mosley! We talked about his 48-year career in the music business, latest projects and more! For more information about Stan Mosley, go to http://www.StanMosleySoul.com. Below is the playlist from the show:

User – Linsey Alexander

Cold Women With Warm Hearts – Magic Slim

I’m Coming Home – Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

They Made A Blues Fan Out Of Me – Denise LaSalle

Let Me Love You Baby – Mike Wheeler

Anybody Seen My Boo – Stan Mosley

You Ought To Be With Me – Stan Mosley

My Problems – Stan Mosley

Give Me The Green Light – Omar Coleman

Be Careful With My Heart – Cicero Blake

Don’t Make Me Wait – Vance Kelly

Two Trains Running – Marquise Knox

Your Sweetness is My Weakness – Latimore

Something’s Got A Hold On Me – Etta James

The Real Deal – Sharon Lewis

Got Me Accused – Bobby Rush

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

Bonus Tracks:

Straight From The Heart – Irma Thomas

Rock Me – Stan Mosley

Blues and News, June 25, 2017: Matthew Skoller

Matthew Skoller - Steven Gardner

Photo Courtesy: Steven Gardner

For today’s program, I had the pleasure of interview Blues Harp Master, Matthew Skoller. We talked about his experiences on the Blues Scene, his latest CD Blues Immigrant and more! Below is the playlist from the show:

Jivin Around – Gene Ammons

It Don’t Make Sense (You Can’t Make Peace) – Willie Dixon

Get Down to the Nitty Gritty – Matthew Skoller

Blues Immigrant – Matthew Skoller

Only in the Blues – Matthew Skoller

The Devil Ain’t Got No Music – Matthew Skoller

My Get It Done Woman – Matthew Skoller

Big Box Store Blues – Matthew Skoller

Caress Me Baby – Matthew Skoller

Don’t Lose Your Eye – Sonny Boy Williamson

Smokestack Lightning – Howlin’ Wolf

Ain’t Nothing You Can Do – Bobby “Blue” Bland

Walking The Back Streets and Crying – Little Milton

I Wanna Thank You – Mavis Staples

Interlude (Miracle Blessing) – Jackson Southernaires

Miracle Blessing – Jackson Southernaires

Something’s Mighty Wrong – Tyrone Davis

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

Blues and News, June 18, 2017: Katherine Davis

On this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing my good friend, Recording Artist/Actress/Educator: Ms. Katherine Davis. We talked about her experiences growing up, musical influences, experiences on the music scene and more! She will definitely be back for a Part 2, because there is so much more to learn about her illustrious career. For more information about Katherine Davis, you can go to her website at http://www.BluesSingerKatherineDavis.com. Below is a playlist from the show:

Good Morning Blues – Della Reese

Voodoo Daddy – Lonnie Brooks

What a Difference a Day Makes – Katherine Davis

These Men Look Good To Me – Mississippi Heat ft. Katherine Davis on Vocals

Tight Like That – The Dixie Stompers Featuring Katherine Davis

Don’t Cross Me – Mississippi Heat Featuring Katherine Davis on Vocals

Excuse Me – Mississippi Heat Featuring Katherine Davis on Vocals

Good Thing Baby – Brother Jacob w/Katherine Davis

Need a Little Sugar in my Bowl – Katherine Davis

Going Fishing – Katherine Davis

Can’t Let Go – Koko Taylor

Long As You’re Mine – Jimmy Burns

I Forgot to Remember – Denise LaSalle

What Three Old Ladies Can Do – Vance Kelly

Blues Immigrant – Matthew Skoller

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker

 

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

Blues and News, June 4, 2017: Vance Kelly

For this edition of Blues and News, I interviewed Wolf Recording Artist, Vance Kelly. This past weekend, he celebrated 38 years in the Blues Industry. During our interview, we discussed his experiences as a Blues man, some of the people he has worked with and what to expect from him in the future. He is also performing at the 2017 Chicago Blues Festival on Sunday, June 11th at 2:15 at on the Crossroads Stage (Millennium Park).

Below is the playlist from the show:

The Jam – Vance Kelly

I’m in the Wrong Business – A.C. Reed

New Life – Little Johnny Christian

Change My Mind – Vance Kelly

Don’t Make Me Wait – Vance Kelly

Members Only – Vance Kelly

You Steppin’ Out – Vance Kelly

Doing My Own Thing / I Can’t Get Next To You / I’m A Bluesman – Vance Kelly

You Gonna Make Me Cry – Lavelle White

I’ve Got To Use My Imagination – Bobby “Blue” Bland

Cold World – Toronzo Cannon

Romance in the Dark – Katherine Davis

You Got To Know How – Katherine Davis

I Want To (Do Everything For You) – The Raelettes

Move From The Hood – Luther Allison

Those Lonely, Lonely Nights – Johnny Guitar Watson

We’ll Meet Again – John Lee Hooker