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.

End of August 2020 Good Time Roadhouse Blues 3-5pm EST

It’s already the end of August….and 2020 can’t get done soon enough for me!! Join us today, August 27th, from 3 to 5 pm EST for the Ben Vee Good Time Roadhouse Blues show on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. Let’s blues the day away…..together!!

The intended playlist is below:

ARTISTTITLEALBUM
Andrew AlliChrome-A-ThickHard Workin’ Man
Linda ShellMe & The Band (Me & My Guitar)Under The Influence
The Lucky LosersHalf a NothingGodless Land
Savoy BrownRiver On The RiseAin’t Done Yet
Wayne Nicholson & John CampbelljohnShake Your Money MakerElmore’s Blues
Turn OnWasted DaysThe Ghost On The Wall
JD TaylorBy All MeansThe Coldwater Sessions
Kenny Wayne ShepherdBorn In Louisiana (Live With Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown)The Legends EP Vol. II
Sonny LandrethCongo SquareKFOG Live From The Archives 2
Tab BenoitFever For The Bayou
Carolyn WonderlandSwampMoon Goes Missing
Honey Island Swamp BandHead High Water BluesDemolition Day
Laurence JonesSoul Swamp River
SmokehouseCadillac In the SwampCadillac In the Swamp
Tiffany Pollack & Eric JohansonKeep It SimpleBlues In My Blood
Wily Bo Walker/Danny FlamFool for You (2020 Hindsight)Ain’t No Man a Good Man (Deluxe)
Johnny & the MongrelsTrue LifeCreole Skies
Blackie & The Rodeo KingsHow Come You Treat Me So Bad featuring Janiiva MagnessKings and Queens
John FogertySwamp River DaysBring It Down To Rock ‘n’ Roll
Jensens Juke JointI Got This DreamJensens Juke Joint
Lisa MannThat’s AllOld Girl
Jade MacraeI Choose LoveHandle Me with Care
Malaya BlueThese Four WallsStill
John NemethI Can See Your Love Light ShineStronger Than Strong
Joanne Shaw TaylorHumanReckless Blues
Trevor SewellShaky Ground (Live)Live In Portugal
Joe BonamassaTrouble WaitingA New Day Now (20th Anniversary Edition)

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

Tuesday August 4th High Noon EST Roadhouse Blues

Join us on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from 12 pm to 2 pm EST today for some great contemporary blues from artists like Jonny Lang, Gravel & Grace, Diane Blue, Moving Blues plus some classics by Freddie King and Omar Kent Dykes and Jimmie Vaughan.

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
George Thorogood2120 South Michigan Ave (Feat. Charlie Musselwhite)
Cigarbox Henri – New American FarmersSound Of The Small Box
Nathan B. SpoonerCayuga Blues Band
Kenny Blues Boss WayneYou Did A Number On Me
Kyle YardleyGoing To St. Louis
Diane BlueThat’s a Pretty Good Love
Evelyn RubioWhat A Way to Go
Zoe Schwarz Blue CommotionLife Goes On
Jan JamesI’m Always Coming Back
Jonny LangCherry Red Wine
The Lucky LosersHalf a Nothing
Jose RamirezGasoline and Matches
The Ryan McGrath BandNo Good to You
Charlie BedfordSteady Driver Man
Charlie Frey’s Blue Plate SpecialsThe Minister’s Daughter
Moving BluesYou Know I Love You Babe
Mo’ JakeUh! Uh!
Micke and Lefty feat. ChefI´m A Steady Rollin’ Man
The SunBearsSet Fire To My Heart
Omar Kent Dykes & Jimmie VaughanBaby What You Want Me To Do/Bright Lights Big City
Freddie KingKey To The Highway (Live)
Anni PiperBlow Up Doll
Gravel & GraceBottles
Bakelite Radio (Joe Camilleri)Country Girl Blues
CD WoodburyFollow The River Home
Hurricane RuthShe’s Golden
Cass Clayton BandDoesn’t Make Sense
GreyhoundsLong Goodbye
Bridget Kelly BandDark Spaces

The Good Time Roadhouse Blues with Ben Vee (Thursday July 02, 2020)

Join us from 3 to 5 pm ET today (July 2nd) on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com for some Good Time Roadhouse Blues. I will be spinning new Anni Piper, Odds Lane, Bakelite Radio as well as some classic blues rock by Johnny Winter, Free, Fleetwood Mac, and Foghat. PLUS the brand new Walter Trout promo single, Wanna Dance! Ya gotta hear it!

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Johnny BurginPumpkin’s Boogie
Anthony Geraci with Dennis BrennanTutti Frutti Booty
Andrew AlliGood Things
Popa ChubbyThe Best Is Yet To Come
Anni PiperCake Walk Into Town
The Delta SaintsDrink It Slow
Odds LaneSpare Change
Bakelite Radio (Joe Camilleri)Down Home Girl
Buddy GuyWhere The Blues Begins (Feat Carlos Santana)
Albert CollinsMy Woman Has A Black Cat Bone
Hubert SumlinBroke and Hungry
Albert Collins, Robert Cray and Johnny CopelandLion’s Den
Band Of Heysek (Feat. R.L. Boyce & Kenny Brown)Let Me Take You To My Place
Dave NevlingI Need Love
Kenny Wayne ShepherdDark Side Of Love
J.T. ColdfireLet’s Go For A Drive
Selwyn BirchwoodGuilty Pleasures
Jeff BeckBrush With The Blues
Blues SaracenoLow Down Dirty Shame
Coyote KingsTrouble
Walter TroutWanna Dance
FreeGoin’ Down Slow
Johnny WinterHelp Me (Live)
Fleetwood MacRed Hot Mamma
FoghatFeel So Bad

The Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues Nooner for June 30th

Tune into to http://www.bluesmusicfan.com from High Noon to 2 pm ET today, June 30th for new tunes by Kenny ‘Big Boss’ Wayne, Anthony Geraci, Kyle Yardley, Evelyn Rubio, and many more!

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Andrew AlliChrome-A-Thick
Kyle YardleyThat Ain’t Right
Jose RamirezOne Woman Man
Jan JamesI’m Always Coming Back
Anthony Geraci with Dennis BrennanMister
Altered Five Blues BandGonna Lose My Lady
Larkin PoeEvery Bird That Flies
Phantom Blues BandWingin
Los Skeletone BluesStonetown
Andrew AlliGoing Down South
Mike ZitoQuarantine Blues
Johnny BurginOld School Player
Anni PiperBlow Up Doll
Evelyn RubioOne More Last Time
Ray Fuller & the BluesrockersMojo Hand
Big Bone DaddyRack Em Up
Kenny Blues Boss WayneThat’s The Way She Is
Rory BlockWayward Girl Blues
Joshua BattenTell Me I’m Wrong
Bywater CallWalk On By
Popa ChubbyEnough Is Enough
Bill BlueThe King Of Crazy Town
BluesCorpWelcome To My World
Chris Shutters With Special Guest Jimmy BurnsKeep You Satisfied
Blues CousinsCan’t You See


Checkin Out the Blues for June 2020

Some artists that I have checked out during June….that you should too! (Links in blue are to the albums on Spotify.)

Rory Block – Prove It On Me (2020 Stony Plain Records)

A first class acoustic guitar player with a great voice and a true appreciation for the blues, Rory Block (a six time winner of blues awards from the prestigious Blues Foundation) unearths some gems by early female blues singers and applies her special touch to them. This is the second Power Women of the Blues recordings she has done and it is a great listen.

I enjoyed her new song Eagles as well as He May Be Your Man (Helen Humes), It’s Red Hot (Madlyn Davis), and Wayward Girl Blues (Lottie Kimbrough).

Kyle Yardley – St. Louis to Savannah (2020)

Some badass Chicago blues from singer and harmonica player Kyle Yardley who hails from St. Louis and is now lives in Georgia. Particularly loved Little Girl which features some licks from one of my favorite guitarists, Johnny Burgin, and also loved That Ain’t Right, Savannah Georgia Women, and Country Girl (alternate version).

Evelyn Rubio – Crossing Borders (2020 Productions On Seaspeed LLC)

Evelyn Rubio hails from Mexico City and is now based in Houston. A singer and saxophone player, when she turns up the volume and lets it wail, she is at her finest. Really liked I Made a Mistake, Just Like A Drug, and One More Last Time.

Joshua Batten – The City Within (2020 Batten Down Music)

Joshua Batten hails from Australia and at 23 has just released his second recording that features a range of tunes across several genres. I loved the blues rocker Tell Me I am Wrong as well as Silver Dollars and The Fox and The Hound. All three will get airplay during my roadhouse blues shows on Blues Music Fan Radio.

Jose Ramirez – HERE I COME (2020)

Produced by the great Texas bluesman Anson Funderburgh, Jose Ramirez’s new album features some stellar guitar playing and singing and is full of catchy blues tunes. Jose hails from Costa Rica and is now based in Tampa, Florida. With a Robert Johnson tat on his arm and a distinctive guitar tone, he is more than ready to pay his blues dues. I loved One Woman Man as well as Gasoline and Matches and Stop Teasing Me. Keep an ear out for this guy…..he has a very bright bluzin’ future!

Jan JamesJUSTIFY (2020 Blues Palace Records)

Jan James has been singin’ the blues and payin’ her dues for many years. The new album Justify may finally get her the broad based recognition she is due as one of the contemporary blues’ great female singers. I loved the songs A Different Life, Believe in Me, and I’m Always Coming Back. Her long time partner Craig Calvert plays some mean guitar licks as well on all the songs. Overall, a great blues recording!!

What have YOU been listening to over the past month?? Leave a comment with an album that you have enjoyed….we wants to know!!!


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.

The Ben Vee Summer Time Roadhouse Blues Nooner on BMFR for Tuesday, June 23rd

Summer is finally here!!! Join me from 12 to 2 pm ET for some great summer time Roadhouse blues at http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. Featuring tunes by Heather Newman, Ozgur Hazar, Lenny Paul, Jim Ruffing, The Teskey Brothers, Theresa Blue, Thorbjorn Risager, and many more.

Below is the intended playlist:

ARTISTTITLE
Ana PopovicSlideshow
The Lenny Paul BandYou’re Gonna Stumble
The Rudy Boy ExperimentMy 65
Heather NewmanBring The Swing
Kenny ParkerHalf Crazy
Willie Williams  with Carey BellYou Went Away Baby
Widow BlueSlow Blues and a Shot of Gin
Jim RuffingWhy
Jan JamesA Different Life
Linsey AlexanderGoing Back To My Old Time Used
Ozgur HazarBaby Blue
Larry LampkinGot To Get Away
Kyle YardleySavannah Georgia Women
The Teskey BrothersI Get Up (Live At The Forum, 2019)
Too Slim and the TaildraggersHalf A World Away
Malone SibunShe’s My Girl
Joshua BattenThe Fox And The Hound
Jose RamirezGasoline and Matches
Thorbjorn Risager and The Black TornadoLast Train
Tom The Suit ForstEverything is Falling (ft Christine Ohlman)
Crystal ShawandaBlue Train / Smokestack Revisited
Walter TroutHell To Pay
Lucinda WilliamsCar Wheels on a Gravel Road
Van MorrisonI’ll Take Care of You
Tommy CastroBe Careful With a Fool
Theresa BlueWhen You Leave Me
Santana (Feat. Carlos Santana)Everyday I Have The Blues