An Aussie Roadhouse Blues Nooner with Ben Vee on BMFR 12 pm EST May 28th

Gonna spin a sampling of the great Roadhouse Blues that have been comin’ out from down under for years as well as some other contemporary blues songs on today’s Nooner on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com!  It all begins at 12 pm EST!!

Here is the intended playlist:

ARTIST TITLE
Arlen Roth Tuff Tele
Richie Pavledis Holly
On The Level Baby Gone Left Me
Blue Shaddy Walk A Mile
Studebaker John & The Hawks Rolling & Tumbling Around
Men In Blues Seeker
Blueass Blues Band Got myself a Key
Black & Blues Sweet Baby Jane
The Paladins Going Down To Big Mary’s
Trampled Under Foot Born on the Bayou
MonkeyJunk Light It Up
Toby Satisfaction
Bluestone Evry Hour Evry Day
Men In Blues Seeker
Mississippi Shakedown Talking to My Baby
Danny Burton Run Home to Momma
Paul Yates Mr Bowman
Mojo Blues Band Come On Little Girl
Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps That Cat’s In The Doghouse
Mattie Phifer Please Call Daddy
Deborah Coleman Jesus Just Left Chicago
Paula and the Pontiacs Harmonica Girl
Ina Forsman/Layla Zoe/Tasha Taylor Devil May Dance Tonight
Texas Boogie Don´t Think I Need It
Too Slim & The Taildraggers Doghouse
Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King Have Blues, Will Travel
Nine Below Zero She’s All The Rage
Kentucky Headhunters With Johnnie Johnson Shufflin’ Back To Memphis
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Roadhouse Blues Nooner for May 21st on BMFR at 12 pm EST

Hey Folks!  Got some new tunes…some classics…and a whole lot of contemporary blues today on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com during my Roadhouse Blues Nooner at 12 pm EST.

You can find the intended playlist below.

ARTIST TITLE
Arlen Roth Tuff Tele
Jimmie Vaughan Don’t Cha Know
Tony Cuchetti And Joe Flip Do Your Thing
Big Joe Shelton Hole In Yo Soul
Rosie Flores Mercy Fell Like Rain
Sean Taylor The Other Side Of Hurt
Kenny ‘Beedy Eyes’ Smith & The House Bumpers Keep On Pretending
Sugar Queen and the Straight Blues Band I Can’t Wait
Tony Holiday, James Harman, Kid Ramos Pickpocket Fingers (feat. James Harman & Kid Ramos)
Dennis Brennan & The White Owls Nothin’ But Love (Live)
Abel James Swamp Thing
Zakiya Hooker (ft John Lee Hooker) Rock These Blues Away
Black Carl Mama, Mama
Vidar Busk & His True Believers She’s So Fine
Karise Eden Gimme Your Love
Treynwrek Did You
Chris Bell & 100% Blues Cold Hearted Woman
Wes Jeans I’m a Good Man
Mike Henderson & The Bluebloods All My Money’s Gone
Chris Rea Never Tie Me Down
Myers Brothers Band Straight From The Woods
Wingman Tony Black The End of the Line (ft Lance Lopez)
Levi Platero One Day
Eliza Neals Windshield Wipers
Myles Goodwyn Good Man In A Bad Place
U. Pasanen Band The Bond

Ben’s Thursday Roadhouse Blues – 3 pm EST

The 1950’s were a magical time for the blues.  The electric guitar was taking the world by storm and blues artists were its vanguard.  It was also a time when the blues and rock & roll were virtually indistinguishable.  Today’s set celebrates the songs and sounds of the fifties as I play both brand new and classic upbeat roadhouse blues from that era on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com. Tune in at 3 pm EST!!

Below is the intended playlist.

ARTIST TITLE
Elmore James Blacksnake Blues
Arlen Roth White Lightning (ft Steve Cropper)
Peter Ward A Westerly Sunday Night (ft Sugar Ray Norcia)
Mark Wenner’s Blues Warriors King Bee
Peter Ward Train to Key Biscayne (ft Johnny Nicholas)
Howlin’ Wolf Back Door Man
Joe Bonamassa I Can’t Be Satisfied (Live)
Mary Lane Leave That Wine Alone
Harpdog Brown Thinkin’ and Drinkin’
Brandon Santini Drive You Off My Mind
Ronnie Earl And The Broadcasters It Takes Time
Elmore James Fine Line Mama
Crystal Shawanda Hound Dog
Mark Wenner’s Blues Warriors Hello Josephine
Buddy Guy Nine Below Zero
Brian Holden Smokin’ Hot
Peter Ward Coffee Song (ft Michelle Willson)
Big Joe Turner Shake, Rattle & Roll
Hound Dog Taylor Give Me Back My Wig
Chuck Berry House Of Blue Lights
Elvis Presley Ain’t That Loving You Baby
Omar Kent Dykes & Jimmie Vaughan Baby What You Want Me To Do/Bright Lights Big City
James Cotton Honest I Do
Luther Allison Parking Lot
The Derek Trucks Band Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Joe Bonamassa Shake for Me (Live)
The Rides Talk to Me Baby
Sonny Boy Williamson Help Me
Eugene Hideaway Bridges I Can’t Stop Loving You Baby
Mark Wenner’s Blues Warriors Rock a While
Cyndi Lauper Crossroads (Feat. Johnny Lang)
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Sit Down, Baby

A Roadhouse Quickie for Tuesday, April 16th!

It’s a busy day for me today, but I still have time for a one hour Roadhouse Quickie at 12 Noon EST on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com! Join me for new tunes by Mary Lane, Arlen Roth, Harpdog Brown, the Manx Marriner Mainline, and Big Joe & the Dynaflows!

Below is the intended playlist.

ARTIST TITLE
Arlen Roth Tuff Tele
John Latini Pull Me Up
Genevieve Chadwick One Time Thing
Manx Marriner Mainline Everybody Knows
Harpdog Brown Blue Light Boogie
Mary Lane Blues Give Me A Feeling
Big Jay McNeely & Dana Gillespie Give Me Your Best Shot
Arlen Roth I Can Fix It (ft Jack Pearson)
Big Joe and the Dynaflows Driving Wheel
Slackjaw Don’t Give Me No Jive
Ghalia and Mamas Boys Have You Seen My Woman
RJ & The Houndogs Give Me One Reason
Arlen Roth Joe’s Blues (ft Joe Bonamassa)

Telecastin’ the night away on Arlen Roth’s Tele Masters

Released in the early 1950’s, the Fender Telecaster was the first commercially successful solid body guitar and has been used by blues, rock, and country bands ever since because of its distinctive tone (and relatively cheap price!). Famous artists like Buck Owens, Albert Collins, and Muddy Waters played the Telecaster in the fifties and Keith Richards and Jimmy Page have used it in an exquisite manner since the 1960’s.  On his new album, Tele Masters, Arlen Roth displays his own love and mastery of the Telecaster with a stellar set of 16 tunes.

Arlen Roth_buick and telecaster

Over the years, Arlen has performed with Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Levon Helm, Ry Cooder, Johnny Winter, Rick Vito, and Sonny Landreth (click here for a great live performance by them of Blues Attack ) to name just a few.  He has been voted one of the 100 Most Influential Guitarists of All Time by Vintage Guitars magazine….and my bet is that many of you have never heard his music!  Well, I hope we can change that after a listen to this inspiring new album.

The list of artists that contributed to this effort is impressive.  The most notable to regular readers of my blog is Joe BonamassaJoe’s Blues is Bonamassa’s tribute to the legendary Albert Collins and is a must have for collectors of Joe’s tunes. Also contributing on the recording are Steve Cropper (yeah THAT Steve Cropper), Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Jack Pearson, Albert Lee, Jerry Donahue, Johnny Hiland, Bill Kirchen, Brent Mason, Will Ray, Red Volkaert, Cindy Cashdollar, Billy Panda, Bryan Sutton, Tommy MacDonald, and Steve Wariner.  The drummer on the album and its producer is one of my favorite people, Grammy Award winner Tom Hambridge who plays with Buddy Guy.  Tom’s production of the songs brings out the best in Arlen and showcases the distinctive attributes of the Telecaster in a way that is engaging and entertaining.  The album is primarily instrumental but features several songs with vocals that I really loved.

Arlen Roth_TeleMaster album

Jack Pearson, a notable musician and singer who played with the Allman Brothers Band and also toured with Gregg Allman, is featured on vocals and guitar on two awesome blues cuts: I Can Fix It (where he and Arlen do a great job of trading guitar licks) and on an inspiring version of Key to the Highway.  The fabulous Steve Cropper contributes vocals and guitar licks on the bluesy White Lightning.  All three cuts will get significant airplay during my upcoming sets on http://www.bluesmusicfan.com.

But what truly underpins this album is the guitar artistry of Arlen Roth. He recorded his first album in 1978 and now, fifteen albums later, we hear his guitar playing at its very best.  Besides the blues tunes, he romps through a haunting rendition of Ghost Riders in the Sky, a lovely cover of Tennessee Waltz with his daughter, Lexie Roth, on vocals, cranks it up on Rumble, and then lays down the case for why the Telecaster is such a great guitar on the badass instrumental, Tuff Tele.

This album is worth spending an evening with as I have done.  Get yourself a drink, a smoke, or whatever relaxes you and telecast the night away with Arlen Roth and friends.


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