Category Archives: Peter Welch

Nothin’ But the Blues [Friday, October 19, 2012]

Birthday tribute to Chuck Berry, who turned 86 on Oct. 18
Ponch covered the first hour-and-a-half. Peter Welch covered the last hour-and-a-half.

Complete playlist here.

“No Money Down”Chuck Berry

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Nothin’ But the Blues [Playlist – 08/27/10]

Ace Records: As part of WTJU’s “New Orleans Week”

  1. “Everybody’s Whalin'” {Huey Smith}Huey “Piano” Smith & The Rhythm Aces – Having a Good Time [Westside: 1997]
  2. “I Got the Blues for You”Al Collins & His Orchestra – Tuff Enuff – The Ace Blues Masters, Vol. 3 (V.A.)
  3. “Baby You Can Get Your Gun” {Earl King}Earl King – Earl’s Pearls: The Very Best of Earl King [Westside]
  4. “Shuckin’ Stuff”Al Collins & His Orchestra – Tuff Enuff – The Ace Blues Masters, Vol. 3 (V.A.) [Westside]
  5. “Little Girl”Earl King – Earl’s Pearls: The Very Best of Earl King.
  6. “Blow Wind Blow”Junior Gordon – The Ace Story, Vol. 2 (V.A.) [Ace]
  7. “Those Lonely, Lonely Nights” {Earl King}Earl King – Earl’s Pearls: The Very Best of Earl King [Westside]
  8. “Pity Poor Me”Bobby Fields (Bobby Marchan) – Clown Jewels – The Ace (MS.) Masters 1956-75 [Westside]
  9. “Little Liza Jane”Huey “Piano” Smith & The Rhythm Aces – Having a Good Time [Westside: 1997]
  10. “Just a Lonely Clown” {Huey Smith}Huey “Piano” Smith & His Clowns – Having a Good Time [Westside: 1997]
  11. “I’ll Take You Back Home”Earl King – Earl’s Pearls: The Very Best of Earl King [Westside]
  12. “Chickee Wah Wah”Bobby Marchan – Clown Jewels – The Ace (MS.) Masters 1956-75 [Westside: 1998]
  13. “Saturday Night Fish Fry”The Blue Dots – Ace Story, Vol. 3 (V.A.) [Ace]
  14. “Mother Told Me Not To Go”Earl King – Earl’s Pearls: The Very Best of Earl King. [Westside]
  15. “Sleeping In The Ground”Sam Myers (as Sammy Myers) – Tuff Enuff – The Ace Blues Masters, Vol. 3 (V.A.) [Westside]
  16. “Well ‘O Well ‘O Well ‘O Baby” {Earl King}Earl King – Earl’s Pearls: The Very Best of Earl King [Westside]
  17. “Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu (Part 1 & 2)” {Huey Smith-Johnny Vincent}Huey “Piano” Smith & His Clowns – Having a Good Time [Westisde: 1997]
  18. “Please Don’t Take Your Love From Me” {Robinson}Bobby Marchan – The Ace Story, Vol. 3 (V.A.) [Ace]
  19. “You Can Fly High” {Earl King-Johnny Vincent}Earl King – Earl’s Pearls: The Very Best of Earl King [Westside]
  20. “Don’t You Just Know It” {Huey Smith-Johnny Vincent}Huey “Piano” Smith – Having a Good Time [Westisde: 1997]
  21. “Cut It Out”Joe Tex – The Ace Story, Vol. 3 (V.A.) [Ace]
  22. “Looped” {Allen}Joe Dyson & Orchestra – Tuff Enuff – The Ace Blues Masters, Vol. 3 (V.A.) [Westside]
  23. “High Blood Pressure” {Huey Smith-Johnny Vincent}Huey “Piano” Smith & His Clowns – Having a Godo Time [Westside: 1997]
  24. “A Weary Silent Night” {Earl King}Earl King – Earl’s Pearls: The Very Best of Earl King [Westside]
  25. “Everybody’s Carried Away” {Earl King}Earl King – Earl’s Pearls: The Very Best of Earl King [Westside]
  26. “Storm Warning”Mac Rebennack – Dr. John and His New Orleans Congregation [Edsel]
  27. “Loberta” {Huey Smith-Johnny Vincent}Huey “Piano” Smith – The Ace Story, Vol. 3 (V.A.) [Westside]
  28. “Down The Road”Roland Stone – Dr. John and His New Orleans Congregation [Edsel]
  29. “My Love Is Here To Stay”Sam Myers (as Sammy Myers) – Tuff Enuff – The Ace Blues Masters, Vol. 3 (V.A.) [Westside]
  30. “Two Time Loser”Al Reed – Dr. John: Medical School – The Early Sessions of Mac “Dr. John” [Music Club: 1999]
  31. “Well I’ll Be John Brown” {Huey Smith-Johnny Vincent}Huey “Piano” Smith & His Clowns – Having a Good Time [Westside: 1997]
  32. “Bad Neighborhood”Ronnie & The Delinquents – Dr. John and His New Orleans Congregation [Edsel]
  33. “Educated Fool” {Huey Smith}Charles Brown & Amos Milburn – Sing My Blues Tonight – Ace (MS.) Blues Masters, Vol. 1 (V.A.) [Westside: 1998]
  34. “They Gonna Do What They Wanna do”
  35. “Feedbag”Mac Rebennack – Dr. John: Medical School – The Early Sessions of Mac “Dr. John” [Music Club: 1999]
  36. “Don’t You Know Yockomo”Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns – Having a Good Time [Westside: 1997]
  37. “Sea Cruise”Huey “Piano” Smith & His Clowns – Rock ‘n Roll Revival [Ace: 1990]
  38. “Having a Good Time” {Huey Smith-Johnny Vincent}Huey “Piano” Smith & His Clowns – Having a Good Time [Westside: 1997]
  39. “Rockin’ Behind The Iron Curtain”

Nothin’ But the Blues [Playlist – 08/20/10]

  1. “Smells Good” {David Kearney}Guitar Shorty – Get Wise To Yourself [Black Top: 1995]
  2. “RU 4 Real?” {Kubek-B. King}Smokin’ Joe Kubek & B’Nois King – Have Blues Will Travel [Alligator: 2010]
  3. “Stuck In Carolina” {Tom Gray-Mark Johnson-Franher Joseph}Delta Moon – Hell Bound Train [Red Parlor: 2010]
  4. “Mr. Lies” {Jeff Hayes-Tom Boyle}Becki Sue & Her Big Rockin’ Daddies – Big Rockin’ Boogie [Underworld Records: 2010]
  5. “Better Watch Your Step” {James Day}James Day – Firecracker [Neon Blue Records: 2010]
  6. “Older Fool” {Dennis Walker-Alan Mirikitani}Karen Lovely – Still The Rain [Pretty Pear Records: 2010]
  7. “Your Love Made A U-Turn” {Delbert McClinton}Janiva Magness – The Devils Is An Angel Too [Alligator: 2010]
  8. “Fish Where They Bite” {James Day-James Harman}James Day – Firecracker [Neon Blue Records: 2010]
  9. “Good Times” {Charlie Musselwhite}Charlie Musselwhite – The Well [Alligator: 2010]
  10. “Don’t Miss Me” {Derek Trucks-Mike Mattison}Derek Trucks Band – Road Songs [Sony Masterworks: 2010]
  11. “Scared Half To Death Twice” {Travis Haddix}Travis “Moonchild” Haddix – If I’m One You’re One Too [Benevolent Blues: 2010]
  12. “Just You Just Blues” {Charlie Musselwhite}Charlie Musselwhite – The Well [Alligator: 2010]
  13. “Boiled Peanuts” {James Day}James Day – Firecracker [Neon Blue Records: 2010]
  14. “Too Cool For School” {R.J. Mischo}R.J. Mischo – Knowledge You Can’t Get In College [Greaseland Records: 2010]
  15. “Clarsksdale Getaway” {Charlie Musselwhite}Charlie Musselwhite – The Well [Alligator: 2010]
  16. “Ain’t No Train” {Tom Gray-Mark Johnson}Delta Moon – Hell Bound Train [Red Parlor: 2010]
  17. “Meat On Toast” {Tom Boyle}Becki Sue & Her Big Rockin’ Daddies – Big Rockin’ Boogie [Underworld Records: 2010]
  18. “Knowledge You Can’t Get In College” {R.J. Mischo}R.J. Mischo – Knowledge You Can’t Get In College [Greaseland Records: 2010]
  19. “Greasy Groceries”Dumpstaphunk – Everybody Want Sum [Self-Produced: 2010]
  20. “New Orleans Cookin'” {Cyril Neville & Allen Toussaint}Cyrille Neville – New Orleans’ Cookin’ [Endangered Species: 2000]
  21. “Jambalaya” {Hank Williams}Professor Longhair – Rock ‘n Roll Gumbo [Mardi Gras LP: 1980]
  22. “Red Beans” {McKinley Morganfield}Professor Longhair – Crawfish Fiesta [Alligator LP: 1980]
  23. “Dead Broke Blues” {James Day}James Day – Firecracker [Neon Blue Records: 2010]

Nothin’ But the Blues [Playlist – 08/13/10]

Some “superstition” songs for Friday the 13th!

  1. “Lurrie’s Hipshank (Instr.)” {Steve Cushing}Lurrie Bell – Mercurial Son [Delmark: 1995]
  2. “Born Under a Bad Sign” {Booker T. Jones-William Bell}Albert King – The Ultimate Collection [Rhino: 1993]
  3. “Unlucky One” {Albert Luandrew (Sunnyland Slim)}Sunnyland Slim – Slim’s Got His Thing Goin’ On [Sequel: 1992]
  4. “I Believe My Baby Got a Moj” {Lester Davenport}Lester Davenport – When The Blues Hit You [Earwig: 1992]
  5. “Goofer Dust” {Levester Carter}Big Lucky Carter – River Town Blues (V.A.) [Hi (UK): 1998]
  6. “My Name is Misery” {Al Smith-C. Lonia}Al King – West Coast Modern Blues, Vol. 3 (V.A.) [P-Vine: 1999]
  7. “Hard To Stay Above Ground” {David Kearney (Guitary Shorty)-Hammond Scott}Guitar Shorty – Get Wise to Yourself [Black Top: 1995]
  8. “Voodoo Garden” {Tom McFarland}Charlie Musselwhite – Continental Drifter [Virgin/Pointblank: 1992]
  9. “Voodoo Man” {Bobby Rush}Bobby Rush – Folk Funk [Deep Rush Records: 2004]
  10. “Black Cat Bone” {Hop Wilson}Albert Collins & Johnny Copeland – Showdown! (V.A.) [Alligator LP: 1985]
  11. “Chicken Dance” {Freddie Martin (Little Freddie King)}Little Freddie King – Gotta Walk With Da King [MadeWright Records: 2010]
  12. “Pepper In My Shoe” {Clarence Brewer}Clarence Brewer – King Clarentz [HMG: 1999]
  13. “Two Headed Woman” {Weaver-Dixon}Junior Wells – Calling All Blues [Westside: 2000]
  14. “Voodoo Boogie” {J.B. Lenoir}J.B. Lenoir – J.B. Lenoir [Roots: 1990]
  15. “Bad Luck Blues” {Eddie Jones (Guitar Slim)}Mark Hummel – Feel Like Rockin’ [Flying Fish Records: 1994]
  16. “Black Cat Crossed My Trail”Christine Kittrell – A Shot In The Dark: Nashville Jumps, Disc 5 (V.A.) [Bear Family: 2000]
  17. “Voodoo Voodoo” {Avril-Coleman}Michelle Willson – Evil Gal Blues [Bullseye Blues: 1994]
  18. “Bad Luck Soul” {King-Josea}B.B. King – The Vintage Years, Disc 4 [Ace (UK): 2002]
  19. “Bad Luck” {Washington-Hill}Dinah Washington – The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Vol. 5, Disc 2 [Mercury: 1989]
  20. “Somebody…Th’owd Back Luck on Me” {James Harman}James Harman – Takin’ Chances [Cannonball Records: 1998]
  21. “Voodoo Woman” {Koko Taylor}Koko Taylor – I Got What It Takes [Alligator: 1991]
  22. “Voodoo In You” {Jackie Avery}Johnny Jenkins – Ton-Ton Macoute! [Capricorn: 1997]
  23. “Voodoo Daddy” {Lee Baker, Jr. (Lonnie Brooks)}Melvin Taylor – Plays The Blues For You [Evidence: 1993]
  24. “Rub Some Good Luck On Me” {J. Gordon-Phillip Walker}Phililp Walker – I Got A Sweet Tooth [Black Top: 1998]
  25. “Voo-Doo Whammy #1” {Steve Cushing}Lurrie Bell – Mercurial Son [Delmark: 1995]

Nothin’ But the Blues [Playlist – 08/06/10]

A tribute to the late Phillip Walker who died on July 22.

  1. “Hello My Darling” {Phillip Walker}Phillip Walker – Elko Blues, Vol. 1 (V.A.) [Wolf: 1994]
  2. “Louisiana Walk” {Phillip Walker}Phillip Walker – Elko Blues, Vol. 1 (V.A.) [Wolf: 1994]
  3. “Hey Hey Baby’s Gone” {Phillip Walker}Phillip Walker – All Night Long They Play the Blues (V.A.) [Ace (UK): 1992]
  4. “Playing in the Park” {Philip Walker}Phillip Walker – Elko Blues, Vol. 1 (V.A.) [Wolf: 1994]
  5. “Laughin’ and Clownin'” {Sam Cooke}Phillip Walker – All Night Long They Play the Blues [Ace (UK): 1992]
  6. “Hello Central” {Sam “Lightnin'” Hopkins}Phillip Walker – The Bottom of the Top [Hightone: 1989]
  7. “Bopp’s Dream” {Phillip Walker}Phillip Walker – From LA to L.A. [Rounder LP: 1982]
  8. “It’s All In Your Mind” {Phillip Walker}Phillip Walker – The Bottom of the Top [Hightone: 1989]
  9. “Lying Woman” {Percy Mayfield}Phillip Walker – Tough As I Want to Be [Rounder LP: 1984]
  10. “Steppin’ Up In Class” {Jimmy McCracklin & Deadric Malone}Phillip Walker – From LA to L.A. [Rounder LP: 1982]
  11. “The Blues and My Guitar” {Lowell Fulson}Phillip Walker – Tough As I Want to Be [Rounder LP: 1984]
  12. “The Bottom of the Top” {J. Johnson}Phillip Walker – The Bottom of the Top [Hightone: 1989]
  13. “Someday You’ll Have These Blues” {P. Walker-I. Walker}Phillip Walker – Someday You’ll Have These Blues [Hightone: 1991]
  14. “I Can’t Lose With The Stuff I Use” {Lester Williams}Phillip Walker – The Bottom of the Top [Hightone: 1989]
  15. “Brother, Go Ahead and Take Her” {Dennis Walker}Phillip Walker – Tough As I Want to Be [Rounder LP: 1984]
  16. “Beaumont Blues” {David Amy-Phillip Walker}Phillip Walker – Someday You’ll Have These Blues [Hightone: 1991]
  17. “Big Rear Window” {Dennis Walker}Phillip Walker – Blues [Hightone: 1988]
  18. “Young Devil” {Phillip Walker}Phillip Walker & Otis Grand – Big Blues From Texas [JSP: 1994]
  19. “Thanks A Lot (For The Offer)” {Lowell Fulson}Phillip Walker – Working Girl Blues [Black Top: 1995]
  20. “Dressin’ Trashy” {Dave-Dove-P. Walker}Phillip Walker & Otis Grand – Big Blues From Texas [JSP: 1994]
  21. “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” {Dennis Walker}Phillip Walker – Blues [Hightone: 1988]
  22. “I Got a Problem” {B. Harris-P. Walker}Phillip Walker – Working Girl Blues [Black Top: 1995]
  23. “Drag Me Down” {A. Mirikitain-D. Walker}Phillip Walker – I Got A Sweet Tooth [Black Top: 1998]
  24. “Working Girl Blues” {Johnson}Phillip Walker – Working Girl Blues [Black Top: 1995]
  25. “90 Proof” {David Amy}Phillip Walker – Blues [Hightone: 1988]
  26. “Along About Midnight” {Little Willie Littlefield}Phillip Walker – Live at Biscuits & Blues [M.C. Records: 2002]

Professor Bebop [Playlist – 07/23/10]

  1. “Gemini Blues”Sonny Landreth – Live at Waterfront Blues Festival, Portland, OR, 2004 [2004]
  2. “Queen of Complication” {Primich-Rosenzweig}Gary Primich – Botheration [Black Top: 1992]
  3. “Chicago Weather Woman” {Eddy Harrington (Clearwater)}Eddy Clearwater – Help Yourself [Blind Pig: 1992]
  4. “Changeable Woman Blues” {Johnny McNeill}Charles Brown w/Johnny Moore’s Three Blazeres – Race Track Blues [Route 66 LP: 1981]
  5. “Worked Up Woman” {Lee Baker (Lonnie Brooks)}Lonnie Brooks – Bayou Lightning [Alligator LP: 1979]
  6. “Evil Gal’s Daughter” {Jane Feather}Deborah Coleman – Takin’ a Stand [New Moon: 1994]
  7. “Bending Like a Willow Tree” {Lowell Fulson}Albert Collins – Cold Snap [Alligator: 1995]
  8. “PMS” {Larry Garner}Larry Garner – Standing Room Only [Ruf Records: 1998]
  9. “Don’t Take Your Love From Me” {Robinson}Bobby Marchan – Clown Jewels – The Ace Masters 1956-75 [Westside: 1998]
  10. “Sufferin’ Mind” {Eddie Jones (Guitar Slim)}Guitar Slim – Sufferin’ Mind [Specialty: 1991]
  11. “Now You Know” {Lee Baker-Eddie Shuler}Guitar Junior – The Crawl [Charly LP: 1984]
  12. “I Need Your Love So Bad” {John Mertis (Little Willie John)}Little Willie John – Fever: The Best of Little Willie John [Rhino: 1993]
  13. “There Is Something On Your Mind” {Big Jay McNeely}Rev. Billy C. Wirtz – Songs of Faith and Inflammation [Hightone: 1996]
  14. “Having a Good Time” {Huey Smith-Johnny Vincent}Bobby Marchan w/Huey Smith & The Clowns – Clown Jewels – The Ace Masters 1956-75 [Westside: 1998]
  15. “Little Chickee Wah Wah” {Huey Smith}Geri Hall & Huey Smith & The Clowns – Rock ‘n Roll Revival [Ace: 1990]
  16. “Don’t You Just Know It” {Huey Smith-Johnny Vincent}Huey “Piano” Smith & His Clowns – Clown Jewels – The Ace Masters 1956-75 [Westside: 1998]
  17. “She Got Low Down” {Huey Smith}Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns – Rock ‘n Roll Revival [Ace: 1990]
  18. “You Can’t Stop Her” {Huey Smith}Bobby Marchan & The Clowns – Clown Jewels – The Ace Masters 1956-75 [Westside: 1998]
  19. “I’ll Be John Brown” {Huey Smith-Johnny Vincent}Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns – Rock ‘n Roll Revival [Ace: 1990]
  20. “Loberta” {Huey Smith-Johnny Vincent}Huey “Piano” Smith & His Clowns – Clown Jewels – The Ace Masters 1956-75 [Westside: 1998]
  21. “Rockin’ Behind The Iron Curtain” {Huey Smith}Bobby Marchan & The Clowns – Clown Jewels – The Ace Masters 1956-75 [Westside: 1998]
  22. “Honey Honey”The Supremes – Rock ‘n Roll Revival [Ace: 1990]
  23. “Don’t You Know Yockomo” {Huey Smith}Huey “PIano” Smith – Rock ‘n Roll Revival [Ace: 1990]
  24. “Oh Me Oh My”Bobby Marchan – Clown Jewels – The Ace Masters 1956-75 [Westside: 1998]
  25. “Ice Cream Man” {Tony Joe White}Tony Joe White – The Beginning [Audium: 2001]
  26. “Shack Bully” {Larry Garner}Larry Garner – You Need to Live a Little [Verve: 1994]
  27. “Polk Salad Annie” {Tony Joe White}Tony Joe White – The Best of Tony Joe White [Warner Archives: 1993]
  28. “I Ain’t The One” {Larry Garner}Larry Garner – Once Upon The Blues [Ruf Records: 2000]
  29. “Going Back to Bed” {Tony Joe White}Tony Joe White – The Beginning [Audium: 2001]

Nothin’ But the Blues [Playlist – 07/23/10]

Some favorite guitarists and a birthday tribute to Champion Jack Dupree

  1. “Untitled Instrumental” {Sonny Landreth}Sonny Landreth – Live at Waterfront Blues Festival, Portland, OR, 2004 [2004]
  2. “Joyful Noise” {Kofi Burbridge-Derek Trucks-Yonrico Scott-Javier Colon-}The Derek Trucks Band – Live at Georgia Theatre [Kid Glove: 2003]
  3. “Eddie’s Gospel Groove” {Ronnie Earl}Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters – Hope Radio [Stony Plain: 2007]
  4. “Boss Funk/Riverside Ride” {Dave Specter}Dave Specter – Live in Chicago [Delmark: 2008]
  5. “Blues Attack” {Sonny Landreth}Sonny Landreth – Live at Waterfront Blues Festival, Portland, OR, 2004 [2004]
  6. “Feel So Bad” {Chuck Willis}The Derek Trucks Band – Live at Georgia Theatre [Kid Glove: 2003]
  7. “Congo Square” {Sonny Landreth-Roy Melton-David Ranson}Sonny Landreth – Live at Waterfront Blues Festival, Portland, OR, 2004 [2004]
  8. “Junker Blues” {Champion Jack Dupree}Champion Jack Dupree – Junker Blues [Travelin’ Man LP: 1985]
  9. “She Makes GoodJelly” {Champion Jack Dupree}Champion Jack Dupree – Walkin’ By Myself [Zircon Bleu: 2000]
  10. “Morning Tea” {Champion Jack Dupree}Champion Jack Dupree – Junker Blues [Travelin’ Man LP: 1985]
  11. “Walkin’ By Myself” {Champion Jack Dupree}Champion Jack Dupree – Walkin’ By Myself [Zircon Bleu: 2000]
  12. “Dupree Shake Dance” {Champion Jack Dupree}Champion Jack Dupree – Junker Blues [Travelin’ Man LP: 1985]
  13. “Bad Whiskey and Wild Women” {Champion Jack Dupree}Champion Jack Dupree – Walkin’ By Myself [Zircon Bleu: 2000]
  14. “Mean Mistreatin’ Mama” {Leroy Carr}Champion Jack Dupree – 1945-1953 [Krazy Kat: 1992]
  15. “Love Strike Blues” {Champion Jack Dupree}Champion Jack Dupree – Walkin’ By Myself [Zircon Bleu: 2000]
  16. “Rub a Little Boogie” {Champion Jack Dupree}Champion Jack Dupree – 1945-1953 [Krazy Kat: 1992]
  17. “Blues for Everybody” {Champion Jack Dupree}Champion Jack Dupree – Sings The Blues [King]
  18. “Stumbling Block” {Champion Jack Dupree}Champion Jack Dupree – 1945-1953 [Krazy Kat: 1992]
  19. “Camille” {Champion Jack Dupree}Champion Jack Dupree – Sings The Blues [King]
  20. “Lonely Road Blues” {Champion Jack Dupree}Champion Jack Dupree & Mr. Bear – Shake Baby, Shake [Rondolette: 1988]
  21. “The Blues Got Me Rockin'” {Champion Jack Dupree}Champion Jack Dupree – Sings The Blues [King]
  22. “Shim Sham Shimmy”Champion Jack Dupree – 1945-1953 [Krazy Kat: 1992]
  23. “Story of My Life” {Champion Jack Dupree}Champion Jack Dupree – Shake Baby, Shake [Rondolette: 1988]
  24. “Drunk Again” {Champion Jack Dupree}Champion Jack Dupree – 1945-1953 [Krazy Kat: 1992]
  25. “Strollin'” {Champion Jack Dupree}Champion Jack Dupree – Blues From The Gutter [Atlantic: 1992]

Nothin’ But the Blues [Playlist – 07/09/10]

  1. “New Life” {Johnny Christian}Little Johnny Christian – Jimmy Dawkins Presents The Leric Story (V.A.) [Delmark: 2010]
  2. “The Jam” {Vance Kelly}Vance Kelly – Jimmy Dawkins Presents The Leric Story (V.A.) [Delmark: 2010]
  3. “Caught In The Middle”Travis “Moonchild” Haddix – A Dozen Times [Benevolent Blues: 2010]
  4. “I Know I Ain’t Number One” {Jimmy Dawkins}Queen Sylvia – Jimmy Dawkins Presents The Leric Story (V.A.) [Delmark: 2010]
  5. “Oh My Love” {Nora Jean Wallace-Dawkins}Nora Jean – Jimmy Dawkins Presents The Leric Story (V.A.) [Delmark: 2010]
  6. “Untrue Love” {Nora Jean Wallace}Nora Jean – Jimmy Dawkins Presents The Leric Story (V.A.) [Delmark: 2010]
  7. “You Hit One Over The Fence”Denise LaSalle – 24 Hour Woman [Malaco: 2010]
  8. “Ain’t Gonna Worry About Tomorrow”Little Johnny Christian – Jimmy Dawkins Presents The Leric Story (V.A.) [Delmark: 2010]
  9. “Rounding Third”The Holmes Brothers – Feed My Soul [Alligator: 2010]
  10. “Too Bad Baby”Queen Sylvia – Jimmy Dawkins Presents The Leric Story (V.A.) [Delmark: 2010]
  11. “Use What You Got”Vance Kelly – Jimmy Dawkins Presents The Leric Story (V.A.) [Delmark: 2010]
  12. “Knock Knock”Karen Lovely – Still The Rain [Pretty Pear Records: 2010]
  13. “Blues Ain’t Far Behind”Karen Lovely – Still The Rain [Pretty Pear Records: 2010]
  14. “Miss Mean”Ray Bailey – Resurrection [Tondef: 2009]
  15. “Congo Square”Kirk Fletcher – My Turn [Eclecto Groove Records: 2010]
  16. “Goin’ Down”Jeff Beck Group – Jeff Beck Group [CBS/Epic LP: 1972]
  17. “Shame”Magic Slim & The Teardrops – Raising The Bar [Blind Pig: 2010]
  18. “I Play For Keeps”Smilin’ Bobby & Hidden Charms – Big Legged Woman [Wolf: 2010]
  19. “Sunny Road Blues”Magic Slim & The Teardrops – Raising The Bar [Blind Pig: 2010]
  20. “Coffee Blues”Mississippi John Hurt [Vanguard LP]
  21. “Big Plans” {R.J. Mischo}R.J. Mischo – Knowledge You Can’t Get In College [Greaseland Records: 2010]
  22. “Strange Things Happening”Mark Hummel – Retro-Active [Electro-Fi: 2010]
  23. “Shut It Down”Larry Garner – Double Dues [JSP: 1991]

Special Black History Month Programming

Join WTJU’s observance of Black History Month with special broadcasts showcasing the musical contributions of those of African heritage. Tune in to hear specially-themed editions of many of our regularly scheduled programs.

Monday, February 1

New Month New Music The Young Black Lions Nick Page & Gerald Watts 9:00 AM
Join Nick and Gerald for a special edition of ‘New Month, New Music’ in celebration of Black History month. Hear the recent releases and the young lions on the rise. Maybe even a few older cats as well. They will play African-American artists that are making the classic music of tomorrow.
Soulful Situation The Soul of Black Country & Western The Rum Cove 12 Noon
Many folks, when they hear soul and country music mentioned, think of Ray Charles’s work in that field. The Rum Cove, however, knows there is so much more to black Country and Western than this and for Black History month he will take us on a journey of heartache and pain to the very center of this oft overlooked area of African American musical history.
Anything Goes Jazz, Blues and the Freedom March Sean Grzegorczyk 9:00 PM
In celebration of Black History month, Anything Goes will feature Jazz and Blues inspired by the pivotal events of the Civil Rights Movement. John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Nina Simone, Mingus, Art Blakey, the Blind Boys of Alabama and Mahalia Jackson are just some of the artists you will hear as we explore the musical expressions of very turbulent times.  So tune in Monday night, Feb 1, from 9-11 pm and join Sean for a very special edition of Anything Goes.

Tuesday, February 2

All That Jazz Ike Quebec and John Hardee Ann Porotti 9:00 AM
Two unheralded tenor saxophonists–Ike Quebec and John Hardee, both born in 1918.  Quebec came from Newark, New Jersey, and was schooled in the “Harlem incubators of bop.”  At his best Quebec shaped his style from the pioneers of jazz, but his magnificent sound lost years to heroin, illness and Rikers Island Prison.  Hardee was reared and educated in church-going Corsicana County, Texas.  Most of his career was spent in Texas teaching high school music except for a few years working with Tiny Grimes in the 1940’s, and a stint in 1975 when he appeared to great acclaim at the Nice Jazz Festival. There was, however, a brief window–1944-46–when both men recorded for the legendary Blue Note at the WOR Studios;  Mosaic Records has remastered these extraordinary and rare performances to compact disc. Join Ann Porotti in this Black History Month Celebration of two great tenor saxophonists–Ike Quebec and John Hardee.
Rhythm & Romance Six By Four Charles Peale 10:30 AM
Six musical selections each, from four black entertainers. Featuring Al Hibbler, the Mills Brothers, Jonah Jones & Johnny Mathis.
Walk Right In Fiddles and Banjos in African-American Music Rebecca Foster 12 Noon
For much of the second half of the 20th century most people thought of fiddles and banjos as belonging to the bluegrass and mountain traditions of Anglo-Americans, forgetting that the banjo was invented by African-Americans and the fiddle was adopted for the early blues.  Recently, with Otis Taylor’s “Recapturing the Banjo,” Boyd Tinsley of the Dave Matthews Band and groups like The Carolina Chocolate Drops, there’s been a joyful return to fiddles and banjos by African-American musicians.  And, let’s not forget Papa John Creach, Clarence Gatemouth Brown and Taj Mahal who were playing these instruments all along, not to mention more obscure but equally talented Louisiana Creole fiddlers.  We’ll listen to a sampling of music starting with early string and jug bands, like Cannon’s Jug Stompers and the Mississippi Sheiks, banjo songsters like Dink Roberts and John Snipes, and Creole fiddlers like Canray Fontenot.  We’ll finish with some of the newer sounds of Fiddles and Banjos in 21st century African-American music.
Loose Threads A Fistful of Dollar Kevin Kellam 9:00 PM
Kevin Kellam explores the music and career of South African pianist/composer/arranger Abdullah Ibrahim aka Dollar Brand – a true originator at expressing the connections between African music and the jazz tradition.

Wednesday, February 3

Left of Cool Grant & Wes Larry Minnick 9:00 AM
Three hours of the finest in jazz guitar from two of the modern masters, Grant Green and Wes Montgomery.
Straight No Chaser Off Minor Charlie Curtis 9:00 PM
Music of pianists Thelonious Monk, Andrew Hill, and saxophonist Greg Osby.

Thursday, February 4

Jazz Songline The Marsalis Family Tom Klippstein 9:00 AM
Tom will showcase the first family of modern jazz from the Crescent City featuring the music of the Marsalis family including Ellis, Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo, and Jason.
Eclectic Woman Sweet Honey in the Rock Annette Kastner 7:00 PM
The renowned female vocal group will be featured on the Eclectic Woman show.
Induced to Judder Powerhouse Trio with Jamal Milner & Houston Ross Live In The Studio David Eisenman 9:00 PM
The Juddermeister’s Black History celebration features a live performance of the Powerhouse Trio with Jamal Milner on guitar, Houston Ross on bass, and Jeff Louderback, Jr. on drums. In the second hour he’ll spin the music of other local black jazz & blues artists such as Corey Harris, George Melvin, and Darrell Rose.

Friday, February 5

Stef-o-Scope Nat King Cole The Melody Man 9:00 AM
The Melody Man brings you 90 minutes of the one and only Nat King Cole– the piano trio, the vocals, and more.
The Jazz Messenger The Brothers Jones, Hank, Elvin and Thad Brian Keena 10:30 AM
Highlighting their musical contributions as sidemen and leaders.
Nothing But The Blues Stax of Blues Peter Welch 9:00 PM
Stax Records is regarded as one of the great soul music labels, but Stax also released some excellent blues recordings.  Join Peter Welch as he plays some of his favorite Stax blues recordings, including songs by Albert King, Little Milton, Johnny Taylor, Rufus Thomas, Freddie Robinson, Jimmy McCracklin, Little Sonny, Eddie Kirkland and more.
Professor Bebop Etta James Professor Bebop 11:00 PM
Recording from her early teens, Etta James rocked R’n’B’s famed “Henry,” shouted the blues with the authority of Bessie Smith and Koko Taylor, threw the kind of blues passion into balladry that influenced Aretha and the entire soul sister family, and has rocked, shouted, and swooned every sort of music – pop, country, rock, blues, jazz, and soul.  Join Professor Bebop at 11 p.m. on Friday, February 5, for two hours of sheer passion and pleasure!  Miss Etta James!

Saturday, February 6

Vagabond Shoes From Duke to Prince and Everything In Between David Soyka 6:00 PM
Vagabond Shoes celebrates Black History Month by jumping among genres to present significant African-American musicians in pop, jazz, folk, blues and rock – and whatever is in between. From Duke to Prince, from Hendrix to Holiday, from Miles and Mingus to Ike and Tina Turner, to the Godfather of Soul and Sly and the Family Stone, Odetta and Ella and Sarah.
Living Time Dexter Gordon – Long Tall Dexter’s soaring career Koli Cutler 9:00 PM
A two-hour retrospective of the catalog of music left by the only musician nominated for an Oscar, we will hear how this Angelino paved the way for tenor men for over half a century. Starting off with his early work with the Lionel Hampton Band in Chicago, to working with greats like Lester Young, Ben Webster, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Sonny Rollins, Fats Navarro, Billy Eckstine, Miles, Bird and Trane. Join us for the big sounds of the big man Dexter Gordon, who transformed early bebop into the mainstream Jazz scene.

Sunday, February 7

In The Spirit The Swan Silvertones Terry Carpenter 9:00 AM
Tune in for an hour of good gospel music by the “Swan Silvertones”. A popular group in the 1940s & 50s, they started out in 1938 as the “Four Harmony Kings” in West Virginia. They moved to Tennessee and became the “Silvertone Singers”, later becoming the “Swan Silvertones” when Swan Bakeries started to sponsor their radio show. They mixed barbershop harmonies with virtuoso lead singers. They were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2002.
Jazzmania Great Black Music – Ancient to the Future Aaron Zatcoff 10:00 AM
This was the self-described appellation for the Art Ensemble of Chicago, but jazz, with its roots in Africa, evolved in America with the unique mix of slavery, freedom, the blues, and the many social forces and challenges of life.  This show will present an eclectic mix of avant-garde and traditional, celebrating the birthdays of Eubie Blake and King Curtis, with nods to Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Miles Davis as well as the AEC.
Walking Blues Memphis Slim Preston Palisades 9:00 PM
Vagabond Shoes celebrates Black History Month by jumping among genres to present significant African-American musicians in pop, jazz, folk, blues and rock – and whatever is in between. From Duke to Prince, from Hendrix to Holiday, from Miles and Mingus to Ike and Tina Turner, to the Godfather of Soul and Sly and the Family Stone, Odetta and Ella and Sarah.