Roadhouse Bluzin’ Into the Fall

My first Roadhouse Blues Nooner of the fall season is today (Sept 20th) from 12-2 pm EDST. Tune in for songs by Casey James, Kiko Garcia, Sass Jordan, Keb’ Mo’, Cary Morin, the One Dime Band, and many more!

Below is the intended playlist. I hope you enjoy several enough to download them from your favorite music site and support the artists! During this pandemic, many bands and musicians have been particularly hard hit worldwide because there is no place to perform! Every paid download helps!!

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Savoy BrownHigh RiseShake Down
Moreland & ArbuckleIn The Morning I’ll Be GoneFlood
Andres RootsBrothers GrimRoots Music
Kiko García BandLate NightsMojo Ringer
Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’Shake Me In Your ArmsTajMo
Katie WebsterTwo-Fisted MamaComin’ Home To The Blues
Casey JamesWish Me LuckIf You Don’t Know By Now
Joe Louis Walker, Keb’ Mo’Old Time Used to BeBlues Comin’ On
The Smoke Wagon Blues BandPoor Man BluesThe Ballad Of Albert Johnson
BabaJackComing HomeRunning Man
Beelzebub JonesWorking For The Devil (Feat. Half Deaf Clatch)A Good Day To Be A Bad Guy
Walter TroutMake It RightOrdinary Madness
Warren HaynesFire In The KitchenTales Of Ordinary Madness
Keb’ Mo’Somebody Hurt YouBluesAmericana
Leif De Leeuw BandJamesWhere I’m Heading
Tinsley EllisEvil Till SunriseIce Cream In Hell
Kirk FletcherRather Fight Than SwitchMy Blues Pathway
Downchild Blues BandDon’t Mind Dyin’A Case of the Blues
Darren Matthew FlowersLight It UpBending Not Breaking
Cary MorinCome the RainDockside Saints
Eric ClaptonWillie and the Hand Jive461 Ocean Boulevard (Deluxe Ed)
One Dime BandHoodoo and Holy WaterHoodoo and Holy Water
Paul Buchanan’s Voodoo PreachersWalkin’ BluesTestimony
Casey JamesGirl’s Got SomethingIf You Don’t Know By Now
Savoy BrownJaguar CarAin’t Done Yet
Sass JordanThe KeyRebel Moon Blues

Savoy Brown – Ain’t Done Yet…and they damn sure aren’t!!

A chance meeting between two musicians at a record shop in England in 1965 led to the formation of one of the most enduring of all the bands from the Golden Age of music. And all these years later, Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds is making an emphatic statement with the release of AIN’T DONE YET. Savoy Brown has been and continues to be a synonym for the term blues rock.

What started with the chance encounter between Kim Simmonds and harmonica player John O’Leary resulted in the release of Shake Down in 1967. They were then known as the Savoy Brown Blues Band and kicked out a mix of blues covers and a couple of instrumentals including High Rise, that I still love.

Over the years, a literal who’s who of rock and blues artists have spent time with the band including bluesmen Hubert Sumlin, Paul Oscher, and Duke Robillard. For the latest album, long time band members Pat DeSalvo (bass) and Garnet Grimm (drums) help flesh out a tight trio of rhythmic sound that is a perfect compliment to the vocals and both harmonica and guitar playing by Kim.

On this, their 41st recording, the band continues a hit run of releases in the last ten years. Voodoo Moon (2011), The Devil to Pay (2015), Witchy Feelin’ (2017), and City Nights (2019) are all great blues rock albums. AIN’T DONE YET is a bit more introspective with the title cut, Borrowed Time, All Gone Wrong, and Devil’s Highway addressing Kim’s blues rockin’ observations from a long life. I loved the guitar tones and easy rhythms of Feel Like a Gypsy. Jaguar Car is some badass boogie about how men identify with their cars.

Rocking In Louisiana is about my birthplace and long time home and Kim’s love for the state where the music he loves was born. He plays a steel dobro to give it a “down the bayou” feel and it works to perfection! To close out the album, Kim chose an instrumental, Crying Guitar. All of Savoy Brown’s albums have included at least one instrumental and this one is another blues rock jewel.

Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds damn sure aren’t done yet! And I, for one, am mighty pleased!

Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds – Ain’t Done Yet (2020 Quarto Valley Records)


Ben Vee is an internet DJ and writer from New Orleans that now lives in Connecticut with his wife Annette. He started spinning records back in the 1970’s and has been writing about the roadhouse blues since 2011. He does two roadhouse blues shows each week on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com and he writes about the blues when the urge strikes on http://www.benveeblues.com.

Good Time Roadhouse Blues on BMFR 3 to 5 pm EDST

Tune in from 3 to 5 pm EDST today September 10th for my Good Time Roadhouse blues at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com featuring Martin Harley, Kirsten Thien, Grand Dermody, Lisa Mann, and many more!

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Ramon TarancoGhost Dance (instrumental)The Adventures of Bo Segovia
Big Joe SheltonStrong AddictionI’d Never Let Her Down
A Band Called SamNothing In The StreetsLegacy
Dave FieldsWhy Can’t You Ever Treat Me RightForce of Will
Martin HarleyThe Time Is NowRoll With The Punches
Robert Connely FarrCan’t Be SatisfiedCountry Supper
DionI Got Nothin’ (Feat. Van Morrison & Joe Louis Walker)Blues With Friends
Mark KnopflerGot to Have SomethingPrivateering
Grant Dermody35-59My Dony
Kirsten ThienShoulda BeenTwo Sides
JD TaylorHoney Honey BabyThe Coldwater Sessions
Wily Bo Walker/Danny FlamBuild My Gallows… (Ain’t No Return)Ain’t No Man a Good Man (Deluxe)
Gregg MartinezEva DelleMacDaddy Mojeaux
Frankie MorenoGood Lookin’ MamaBack To the Boogie
Wayne Nicholson & John CampbelljohnI May Be WrongElmore’s Blues
Jensens Juke JointWhile You Let Your Hair Down LowJensens Juke Joint
Jade MacraeAll over My FaceHandle Me with Care
Glen HansardRoll On SlowBetween Two Shores
Trigger HippyRise Up SingingTrigger Hippy
Simon Kinny-LewisEvil GirlAnother Day In San Jose
Crooked Eye TommySitting In The DrivewayHot Coffee And Pain
Wet WillieLeonaDixie Rock
Lisa MannThat’s AllOld Girl
Kevin CampbellThe RubNostalgia
Walter TroutAll Out Of TearsOrdinary Madness
MandalynBaby On The RunWrecked
Scott Weis BandSimmer Me DownSimmer Me Down

Post Labor Day Roadhouse Blues Nooner 12 to 2 pm EST

It’s back to the real world after a long Labor Day Weekend here in the United States. Join us from High Noon until 2 pm EST today on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com for the Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues Nooner.

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Sugar Ray & the Bluetones feat. Little Charlie BatyReel BurnerToo Far from the Bar
New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom RockersNight Time (feat Jimbo Mathis)Volume I
Curtis SalgadoThe Longer That I Live2020 Blues Sampler Alligator Records
Ronnie Earl & the BroadcastersYou Don’t Know What Love IsRise Up
Al BasileSecond WindLast Hand
Mary Bridget DaviesThunder and Lightin’Wanna Feel Somethin’
Chris Bevington OrganisationBad Bad BadSand & Stone
A Band Called SamVoice Of The BluesLegacy
Chris CainI Believe I Got Off Cheap2020 Blues Sampler Alligator Records
Marc BroussardLet The Music Get Down In Your SoulS.O.S.-Save Our Soul
Selwyn BirchwoodLiving In A Burning House2020 Blues Sampler Alligator Records
Sugar Ray & the Bluetones feat. Little Charlie BatyNumb and DumbToo Far from the Bar
Andy Watts featuring Joe Louis WalkerBurning DeepSupergroove
Long Tall Deb & The Drifter KingsHouse On FireDiamonds on the Desert Floor
Luxuriant SedansGot to Keep MovingBorn Certified
Trigger HippyDon’t Wanna Bring You DownFull Circle & Then Some
Crooked Eye TommyCongo SquareHot Coffee And Pain
Christone “Kingfish” IngramRock & RollEmpty Promises
Mark KnopflerGot to Have SomethingPrivateering
Big Joe SheltonLittle WillieI’d Never Let Her Down
Andreas Diehlmann BandGot To Get Over ItMercy On Me
The Barrett Anderson BandNot Your BabyHypnobooge
Dave FieldsBest I CanForce of Will
Seth JamesHouse on the HillBad Luck and Trouble
Mark MayMercury BluesTelephone Road

Good Time Roadhouse Blues 3-5pm EST on BMFR for Sept 3rd

Join us as we get ready for the long Labor Weekend in the United States on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. Tune in from 3 to 5 pm EST today for new tunes by Paul Buchanan’s Voodoo Preachers, CD Woodbury, The Hi-Jivers, and Gregg Martinez and lots more!

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Omar & The HowlersOmar’s BoogieI’m Gone
New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom RockersLet’s Work Together (feat Jim Dickinson)Volume I
Wynton Marsalis & Eric ClaptonJoliet BoundPlay The Blues – Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center
Grant DermodyReal Time ManMy Dony
Ash Grunwald180Trouble’s Door
Vintage TroubleNancy Lee (live)Limited Edition Bonus Disc
BMFRARTISTID – The Hi-Jivers – You’re Listening to BMFR****
The Hi-JiversKnee High & RisinSingle
Lucinda WilliamsReal Live Bleeding Fingers And Broken Guitar StringsWorld Without Tears
Eric JohansonLove Is  RebellionBelow Sea Level
James House & The Blues CowboysBallad Of The Troubadour KingsJames House & The Blues Cowboys
Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’Don’t Leave Me HereTajMo
Avey Grouws BandLet’s Take It SlowThe Devil May Care
Sugar Ray & the Bluetones feat. Little Charlie BatyFrom the Horses MouthToo Far from the Bar
Joanne BrohWicked CoolLive
Ronnie Earl & the BroadcastersBig Town PlayboyRise Up
BMFRARTISTID – Voodoo Preachers – You’re Listening to BMFR****
Paul Buchanan’s Voodoo PreachersSome Kind Of VoodooTestimony
Frankie MorenoBack to the BoogieBack To the Boogie
The Barrett Anderson BandGood ManHypnobooge
BMFRARTISTID – Gregg Martinez – You’re tuning in to BMFR****
Gregg MartinezThis HouseMacDaddy Mojeaux
Greyhound George BandDown Home GirlElectrified
Don BryantYour Love is to BlameYou Make Me Feel
BMFRARTISTID – CD Woodbury – You’re Listening to BMFR2****
CD WoodburyI Didn’t KnowWorld’s Gone Crazy
Keb’ Mo’Cold OutsideOklahoma
Eric ClaptonFloating BridgeAnother Ticket
Warren Haynes BandMan In MotionLive At The Moody Theater
Jack Mack & The Heart AttackTake Me To The RiverLive From Centennial Park – Atlanta 1996

The Roadhouse Blues Nooner for August 25th 12 – 2 pm EST

The end of summer is coming up fast on us! I appreciate all of you for supporting me during the pandemic and helping to spread the news about all the great new contemporary blues groups that are out there. Join me today at 12 pm EST on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com for great new tunes by Paul Buchanan’s Voodoo Preachers, Wily Bo Walker, Lisa Mann, Trevor Sewell, Walter Trout, Savoy Brown, and a number of others.

You can find the intended playlist below:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Gary HoeySoul SurferDust & Bones (Deluxe Edition)
Joe BonamassaI Know Where I BelongA New Day Now (20th Anniversary Edition)
Paul Buchanan’s Voodoo PreachersLittle SisterTestimony
Savoy BrownBorrowed TimeAin’t Done Yet
Turn OnSave My SoulThe Ghost On The Wall
Kiko García BandLate NightsMojo Ringer
Johnny & the MongrelsLouisiana GirlCreole Skies
Wily Bo WalkerVelvet Windows (Tremé Trippin’)Ain’t No Man a Good Man (Deluxe)
The California HoneydropsHeartbreaker (Live In Portland, Or)Honeydrops Live
Super Chikan and Terry ‘Harmonica’ BeanWavy ThoughtsFrom Hill Country To Mississippi Delta Blues
Lisa MannEverybody’s Making MoneyOld Girl
Sugaray RayfordHomemade DisasterHomemade Disaster
Walter TroutAll Out Of TearsOrdinary Madness
Trevor SewellHey Joe (Live)Live In Portugal
Jack SavorettiWritten In ScarsSleep No More
Peter WolfWhen Women Are LonelyUp To No Good!
Pierce Dipner & The Shades Of BlueGoing DownGet Out Of Your Life
Plain Dirty Blues BandShe Suits me to a TeeFive Dollar Cover
Eric JohansonThe FugitiveBurn It Down
Gurf MorlixSliver Of LightImpossible Blue
Hadden SayersWant what you HaveRolling Soul
Steve MillerKilling FloorWelcome To The Vault
The Hitman Blues BandMoving OnThe World Moves On
Hamish AndersonHold On MeTrouble
Casey JamesFight You For The BluesStrip It Down

Good Time Roadhouse Blues with Ben Vee on BMFR 3-5 pm EST

Got some Good Time Roadhouse Blues for ya from 3-5 pm EST today on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com.

You can find the intended playlist below:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Jimmy Thackery & the DriversCandy Apple RedSpare Keys
Thorbjorn Risager and The Black TornadoLast TrainCome On In
Ina ForsmanDevil May Dance TonightIna Forsman
Grace Potter and the NocturnalsMedicineGrace Potter and the Nocturnals
Tiffany Pollack & Eric JohansonBlues In My BloodBlues In My Blood
Larkin PoeEvery Bird That FliesSelf Made Man
Amnesia Blues BandNullabor BluesHailstone
Cold ChiselSummer MoonNo Plans
The Teskey BrothersSan FranciscoRun Home Slow
The Marcus King BandWhere I’m HeadedCarolina Confessions
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsTearing at the SeamsTearing at the Seams (Deluxe Edition)
Kiko García BandGot AwayMojo Ringer
Seasick SteveCan U Cook?Can U Cook?
Too Slim & The TaildraggersThese Boots Are Made For WalkingEl Rauncho Grundgé
Jim Suhler & Monkey BeatDeja BlueStarvation Box
Albert CummingsUp Your SleeveSomeone Like You
Tinsley EllisLove Me By PhoneHell Or High Water
The RidesMississippi Road HouseCan’t Get Enough
Jimmy Thackery With The Cate BrothersOut Of MississippiIn The Natural State
Buddy FlettMississippi SeaMississippi Sea
John The ConquerorMississippi Drinkin’Single
Bobby RushDown in LouisianaDown In Louisiana
Chris O’Leary BandLouisiana WomanWaiting For The Phone To Ring
Savoy BrownRocking In LouisianaAin’t Done Yet
Tab BenoitLouisiana StyleLive: Swampland Jam
Rocky Jackson & The IgnitersGoin’ Back to TexasBlue Streak

August 18th Roadhouse Blues on BMFR

In the midst of the violence and mayhem we are seeing daily, the blues are my oasis. Come join me from 12 to 2 pm EST for my Roadhouse Blues Nooner on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com.

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Clifton ChenieHot RoLouisiana Blues & Zydeco
The Doobie BrothersLittle Bitty Pretty OneLong Train Runnin’ – 1970-2000 – Disc 3
Kaz HawkinsMiss PitifulMemories Of
The NighthawksChairman Of The BoardTryin’ To Get To You
Amnesia Blues BandNever Loved You AnywayHailstone
Mark MayBarbecue And BluesDeep Dark Demon
Wet WillieLeonaDixie Rock
Little FeatTwo TrainsDixie Chicken
A. C. Reed with Bonnie RaittShe’s FineCrucial Slide Guitar Blues
Shaun MurphyThat’s A Pretty Good LoveLivin’ The Blues
Tullie BraeBreak These Chains (Feat. Brandon Santini)Revelation
Leon RussellMagic MirrorThe Best Of Leon Russell
Kiko García BandMojo RingerMojo Ringer
Boz ScaggsLittle Miss Night And DayOut Of The Blues
DionBlues Comin’ On (Feat. Joe Bonamassa)Blues With Friends
B.B. King feat. Bonnie RaittBaby I Love YouDeuces Wild
Tiffany Pollack & Eric JohansonIf I Had A HammerBlues In My Blood
Ghost Town Blues BandHeading Nowhere FastShine
HeavyDrunkWalking To The Mission In The RainHolywater
Tennessee RedemptionBack To TennesseeTennessee Redemption
Jimmy Thackery & Tab BenoitAway, Away Too LongWhiskey Store
Bonnie Raitt, Keb MoNo Gettin’ Over YouSilver LIning
Zac HarmonGypsy RoadMississippi BarBQ
Tommy Castro, Johnny Nitro & Kevin RussellYou Got SomethingS.F. Blues Guitar Summit Volume III
Mike ZitoChange My WaysPearl River
Sonny LandrethA World AwayThe story of the blues

BMFR Good Time Roadhouse Blues with Ben Vee 3-5 pm EST

Hope you can join us today from 3 to 5 pm EST on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com as I crank out some Good Time Roadhouse blues for your Thursday. I have tunes by Kiko Garcia, Sean Pinchin, the Kid Royal Band, Susan Tedeschi, Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood, and a bunch more!

See the playlist below:

ARTISTTITLE
Kid Royal BandFreddies Bender
Kevin CampbellThe Rub
Wayne Nicholson & John CampbelljohnI May Be Wrong
Nico SmoljanAct Like You Love Me
The B. Christopher BandIt’s Alright
Mike ZitoToo Much Monkey Business
Eva CassidyWalkin’ After Midnight
Susan TedeschiFeeling Music Brings
Mark MayMy Last Ride
John HiattHere to Stay (ft Joe Bonamassa)
Eric Clapton/Steve WinwoodDouble Trouble
Lonnie Mack With Stevie Ray VaughanHound Dog Man
Kiko GarciaRed House Blues
Eric GalesAre You My Friend
Sean PinchinDevil Got My Women
Kris Barras BandLet The River Run
King KingStranger to Love
Evelyn RubioI Made A Mistake
Kid Royal BandI Just Wanna Live
Johnny BurginTwo Telephones
Jose RamirezTraveling Riverside Blues
Steve Earle And The DukesKing Of The Blues
Brian HoldenDrivin’
Rory GallagherHell Cat

Ben Vee’s Good Time Roadhouse Blues 3-5 pm ET Thursday, August 6th

Join me this afternoon for new songs by Savoy Brown, Kirsten Thien, Eric Johanson, Mojomama, and Lucinda Williams on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. The show runs from 3 to 5 pm ET….hope ya can make it.

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Omar & The HowlersOmar’s Boogie
Omar & The HowlersSnake Oil Doctor
CD WoodburyWang Dang Doodle
Savoy BrownJaguar Car
Eric JohansonDown To The Bottom
Kirsten ThienI Gotta Man
SoulmateI Sing the Blues
Larkin PoeEvery Bird That Flies
Martin HarleyThe Time Is Now
Bettye LaVetteI’m Not The One
Katie KadanTake Me to the River
Bridget Kelly BandFind My Way Back Home
Mo’ JakeThe Queen Of Losers
Kyle YardleyLittle Girl (ft. Johnny Burgin)
The Ryan McGrath BandSpent Like a Dollar
JONNY LANGA Quitter Never Wins
Joshua BattenSilver Dollars
Kara GraingerWorking My Way Back Home
MojomamaWithout Your Love
Lucinda WilliamsYou Can’t Rule Me
TBellyWalk With Me
MandalynBaby On The Run
Mike ZitoCall Of The Wild
Scott Weis BandJesus Just Left Chicago
Main Street BluesBreaking Up Someone’s Home