Chuck Berry Blues

Today, October 18th, is the birthday of Charles Edward Anderson Berry who is better known to us as Chuck Berry. He is one of my favorite all time artists and he could damn sure rock the blues.

Here are some cuts from his years recording for Chess Records, one of the premier blues recording labels of the fifties and sixties.

Chuck BerryDust My Broom

A delicious cover of the Robert Johnson classic featuring distinctive Berry riffs on his beloved Gibson Guitar.

Chuck BerryI Just Want to Make Love to You

Chuck lays down a great version of the Willie Dixon penned tune first recorded by Muddy Waters and which, much later, became a mega hit for Foghat.

Chuck Berry Johnny B. Blues

This is an instrumental version of Johnny B. Goode that is just some badass bluzin’.

Chuck BerryBaby, What You Want Me to Do

Just an awesome rendition of the Jimmy Reed classic.

Chuck BerryConfessin’ the Blues

From his 1960 album, Rockin’ at the Hops, Chuck helped translate the electrified urban blues to an entire generation of teenagers, including John Lennon and Eric Clapton, back in the 1950’s and 1960’s with songs like this one. He is rightly called the father of rock & roll and was one fantastic blues man too!

Chuck Berry was one of the defining artists of his time…..flaws and all. I love his music and hope you do too.


Links in blue are to Spotify

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The October Beachin’ Blues

I’m down along the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama this week. Here are some tunes that we are listenin’ to while drinking….eating oyster poboys…jambalaya…nookie burgers…red beans & rice…and oh…some more drinkin’….. (links to Spotify in blue)

Alabama Gulf Coast

Arsen ShamakhovSunset Beach

Couldn’t sing it bettah myself!! Arsen hails from British Columbia and has a hot new album, Rain City Blues.

Arthur “Big Boy” CrudupKeep On Drinkin’

Arthur inspired Elvis and was one badass delta bluesman!

Pinetop Perkins5-10-15 Hours (featuring Carolyn Wonderland)

Recorded in his mid nineties….Pinetop is one of the all time best.

Albert KingRoadhouse Blues

Some badass lowdown grindin’ blues from the master himself.

JJ Grey & MofroTen Thousand Islands

Some swamp blues are perfect for chillin’ on the beach.

HeavydrunkIf I Loved You Hard Enough

Absolutely one of my favorite tunes of 2019, the lyrics are modern Shakespeare and a vivid picture of a dysfunctional and powerful love.

Beth HartThankful

I am so thankful for my family and friends and the life I have…..Beth Hart sings my thanks bettah than I can express on her brilliant new album War In My Mind.

Hundred Seventy SplitHelp Me Baby

Two of the original members of Ten Years After have a new band and lay down a powerful rendition of their blues rock classic.

Tony Joe WhiteThe Beach Life

If Tony Joe White can’t get ya to chill out on the beach….it can’t be done!

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A note about streaming (which is great for exposing new artists and songs)…..it may surprise you to know that for every 10,000 streams of a song, the artist may make as little as $40 (US). But when you buy their CDs, they can make a decent living plying their craft. SO…….if ya love the music…use your favorite site and download the albums. And if you go see the artists live….buy those CDs, tee shirts, and hats at the show…….helps them defray road expenses and, in many cases, eat for the night.

Roadhouse Blues Bin Singles for early October 2019

Here is a selection of Roadhouse Blues Bin tunes that I am listening to and spinning during my roadhouse blues sets on BMFR. (Links to Spotify are in blue).

Beth Hart Bad Woman Blues

Another in a long string of sexy upbeat tunes from my favorite female artist off her new album War In My Mind.

Ronnie Earl and the BroadcastersBaby How Long

The tone of his guitar is entrancing, the harpin’ is incredible, and he always lays down some bad ass blues. Love the new album, Beyond the Blue Door.

Guy Forsyth & Jeska Bailey Amazing Grace/House of the Rising Sun

This tune will raise the hair on your arms….it is that incredible. An awesome and creative mixing of the venerable Amazing Grace with another all time classic House of the Rising Sun is one of them once in a generation tunes. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have. The cut is from their album Conspirators.

Tennessee RedemptionBack to Tennessee

Brandon Santini and Jeff Jensen reunite for a killer tune off a badass self titled debut album. I just love the southern blues infused style of this recording.

Heather NewmanI’m Coming For You

Tune with a badass groove highlighted by Heather’s sultry Kansas City voice. The entire album Rise from the Flames is well worth a listen.

Altered Five Blues BandMischief Man

Building on the success of their last hit single, Charmed & Dangerous, this new tune is vibrant and upbeat with the great voice of Jeff Taylor and some incredible guitar playin’ by Jeff Schroedl. I love EVERY tune on the new release Ten Thousand Watts.

Chris O’Leary Heartbreak Waitin’ to Happen

Chris hails from New York but you would swear from his voice and tunes that he was from down the bayou in my home state of Louisiana. This cut is from 7 Minutes Late….one of my favorite albums of the year.

Tad RobinsonReal Street

An incredible soul blues singer who was born and raised in New York City and attended college in Indiana. Tad traveled to Memphis to record his stellar new album Real Street. This song is the perfect fusion of Memphis soul and the Chicago blues….a damn fine tune. This Friday, October 4th, Tad will have a special album release party at the Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis. If you live close …..go see him!!!

Steve Earle and the DukesKing of the Blues

This tune came out in 2015 from his album Terraplane and just keeps makin’ its way back onto my playlists. Best known for Copperhead Road, Steve is one of the premier songwriters of his generation and, along with Ray Wylie Hubbard, a co-regent of the outlaw blues.

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A note about streaming (which is great for exposing new artists and songs)…..it may surprise you to know that for every 10,000 streams of a song, the artist may make as little as $40 (US). But when you buy their CDs, they can make a decent living plying their craft. SO…….if ya love the music…use your favorite site and download the albums. And if you go see the artists live….buy those CDs, tee shirts, and hats at the show…….helps them defray road expenses and, in many cases, eat for the night.

Oct 1st Roadhouse Blues Nooner at 12 pm EST

Dang…hard to believe it is already October 1st! Join us today at HIgh Noon EST on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com for a mix of the contemporary blues featuring new music from Beth Hart and a number of other artists.

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Rick Estrin & The NightcatsCupcakin’
Miss Bix and The Blues FixVoodoo Man
Liz BlairFine Wine and Poison (feat. Gaz Jordan)
Captain Morgan ExpressIn The Middle Of The Night (Live)
Johnny ShinesThe Blues Came Falling Down
The MarshalsOn The First Day
Heather NewmanI’m Coming For You
Sugaray RayfordSometimes You Get the Bear (and Sometimes the Bear Gets You)
Mike FarrisAre You Lonely For Me Baby?
Christina & The Whipping BoysDrop The Wall
King Bee and The StingersDevil Train
Chris O’LearyHeartbreak Waiting to Happen
Kelly’s LotWoe Is Me
Beth HartSpanish Lullabies
Rick Estrin & The NightcatsI’m Running
Jackie VensonAlways Free
Guy Forsyth – Jeska BaileyAmazing Grace/House of the Rising Sun
The Weary TimesAnymore
James House & The Blues CowboysArkansas Woman
Steve Earle And The DukesKing Of The Blues
Toronzo CannonThe Chicago Way
JP Williams Blues BandCigar Box Boogie
Roots & DoreBetter Treat Me Better
Romi MayesBee Sting
Nick SchnebelenBad Disposition With The Blues
Brother Yusef, The Fattback BluesmanBad Juju

Ain’t Nuthin’ But the Roadhouse Blues during my Nooner on BMFR at 12 pm EST Today

Ain’t…it’s a word that was frowned on by my teachers and, more importantly, my mother back when I was a kid. Today’s set includes a number of songs that use the nefarious word….tune in at 12 pm EST for my roadhouse blues Nooner… and join the rebellion against good grammar while enjoyin’ some badass tunes! http://www.bluesmusicfan.com

Here is the intended playlist.

ARTISTTITLE
Jeff Beck and The YardbirdsJeff’s Blues
Nick SchnebelenAin’t Got Time For The Blues
The Cash Box KingsAin’t No Fun (When The Rabbit Got The Gun)
Rockin’ Johnny & Quique GomezAin’t No High Roller
James House & The Blues CowboysAin’t No Way
Tinsley EllisAll I Think About
Jimmy ReiterWhat’s In It For Me?
Haranni HurricanesKill Me
Call Me DaddyWhat Can I Do
J.P. SoarsLonely Fire
Carl WeathersbySomebody Help Me  (Live)
Sugaray RayfordTime To Get Movin’
Glen ClarkAccept My Love
Chris O’LearyOne More Chance at Love
Joe Louis Walker747
Jay StollmanA Change Is Gonna Come
Tab BenoitAin’t Gonna Do It
Bonnie RaittAin’t Gonna Let You Go
Sari Schorr & The Engine RoomAin’t Got No Money
Keith HoweAce In The Hole
Eric Johanson4 O’ Clock
Matt Pearce & The MutinySet Me Free
Danny BryantToo Far Gone
Jeff Beck and The YardbirdsI’m A Man

Some Goin’ Back Thursday Roadhouse Blues on BMFR

Join us for some Thursday Goin’ Back Roadhouse Blues at 3 pm EST on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. Hear some of the great artists that played the electric blues in the Golden Age of Music and inspired us all.

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
John Mayall & The BluesbreakersHideaway
Magic SamLookin’ Good
Elmore JamesCan’t Stop Loving My Baby
Muddy WatersGot My Mojo Working
Little WalterCan’t Hold Out Much Longer
Howlin’ WolfBaby How Long
Jimmy ReedHonest I Do
Willie DixonThe Little Red Rooster
Big Joe TurnerFlip, Flop And Fly
Big Mama ThorntonHound Dog
Sonny Boy Williamson II99
John Lee HookerBoom Boom
B.B. KingAin’t That Just Like a Woman
Freddie KingFive Long Years
Albert KingBlues At Sunrise
Magic SlimI’m A Bluesman
Buddy Guy & Junior WellsMessing With The Kid
Koko TaylorBad Avenue
J.B. Hutto & The New HawksEighteen Year Old Girl
The Rolling StonesHate To See You Go
B B King & Eric ClaptonHelp The Poor
Johnny CopelandBlues Ain’t Nothin’
Luther AllisonLet’s Try Again
A.C. ReedThe Things I Want You To Do
Z.Z. HillFriday Is My Day
Bobby Blue Bland05 Baby Whats Wrong With You
Lightnin’ HopkinsMojo Hand
Etta JamesGotta Serve Somebody

The Thursday Sep 12th Roadhouse Blues on BMFR

Join us at 3 pm EST today, September 12th, for some roadhouse blues on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. Got a mix of new contemporary tunes and several classics from back in the day.

Below is the intended playlist.

ARTISTTITLE
Ronnie Earl and the BroadcastersWolf Song
Tennessee RedemptionWe Got A Thing Going On
Billy Walton BandBlues Comes A Knockin
Black Cat BiscuitI Don’t Know
Mike GoudreauWhat Did I Say
Red’s BluesWhy Don’t You Stop It
Eric ClaptonLittle Queen of Spades
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double TroubleLife By the Drop
Brian ButlerJohnny Young
Seth JamesGood Life
Southside Johnny & The Asbury JukesCadillac Jack
DreamboogieGoin’ Down
Koko TaylorDon’t Put Your Hands On Me
Big Walter HortonThat Ain’t It
Canned HeatChicken Shack
Ronnie Earl and the BroadcastersWhy Can’t We Live Together
4 JacksBobcat Woman
Colin JamesOoh Baby Hold Me
Robert Randolph & The Family BandSimple Man
Billy PriceYou Gotta Leave
Misty BluesNeed More
Michele D’Amour & The Love DealersLet It Slide
Mauricio KingsI Gotta Woman
Neal SchonPlay The Blues
Big Head Todd And The MonstersTrip
Billy C. FarlowDon’t It Get Lonely
Mitch LaddieGone
Brian Keith WallenBest For