Blues Rock 101 (1965-1979) on BluesMusicFan Radio 3-5 pm ET

With the British musical Invasion of America in 1964, performances of the blues were largely swept aside. Other than juke joints and roadhouses specifically devoted to the blues, most clubs, bars, and concert venues were clammering for the new sounds that young people wanted to hear. In response, blues artists began a reverse invasion of Europe where crowds were still eager to hear the delta and electric blues and a whole new generation of young artists began to emerge in Western Europe and America that loved the blues but catered to the teenage and 20 something audiences of the 1960’s…..blues rock was born!!

Join me on from 3-5 pm ET today, September 15th, for the Ben Vee Roadhouse Blues as I spin tunes from the first era of blues rock during the years 1965 to 1979. I will have songs from Albert King, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Savoy Brown, Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top, The Allman Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, Foghat, the Fabulous Thunderbirds and more!!

And sometime soon, I will do another show on the second era of blues rock which begins with the musical explosion of the Blues Brothers in 1980!!

#blues #bluesrock #roadhouseblues

Willie Dixon – Remembering the Greatest Blues Songwriter of All Time on BMFR 3-5 pm EDT

Willie Dixon is the greatest and most prolific writer of songs in the enduring history of the blues. Today would have been his one hundred and sixth birthday. Tune in at today from 3-5 pm EDT as I give you a sampling of his amazing talent both as a songwriter and as a singer and bass player. I hope you enjoy!!

This is the intended playlist:

Willie DixonCrazy for My Baby
Koko TaylorTwenty-Nine Ways
Billy D & The HoodoosBack Door Man (Live)
Tomiko DixonWang Dang Doodle
Tommy CastroWhen My Left Eye Jumps
Johnny IguanaDown In The Bottom
Howlin’ WolfEvil
Buddy GuyI Just Want To Make Love To You
Albert CummingsMy Babe
Willie NelsonI Love the LIfe I Live
Los LobosI Can’t Understand
George ThorogoodHelp Me
Bo DiddleyPretty Thing
Muddy WatersI’m Ready
Sonny Boy WilliamsonBring It On Home
B.B. King feat. John Lee HookerYou Shook Me
The Fabulous ThunderbirdsYou Can’t Judge a Book By Its Cover
James CottonCotton Mouth Man
Delaney And BonnieComin’ Home
Willie DixonThe Seventh Son
Jimmy WitherspoonWhen the Lights Go Out
Bo DiddleyPretty Thing
Kirsten ThienI Ain’t Superstitious
Elmore JamesTalk To Me Baby
The DoorsLittle Red Rooster (feat. John Sebastian)
Johnny WinterThird Degree
The Allman Brothers BandHoochie Coochie Man