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Thursday  6am - 8am
Rendezvous with the Blues
Hosted By Marian


Whether you like your blues acoustic or electric, traditional or contemporary, you'll hear it all on Thursday's Rendezvous with the Blues with Marian.

Email: mdaigler@bellsouth.net


** Playlist for Thursday, August 21 **

Summer is winding down and that's good news. It means it's time for the WRFG Labor Day Blues BBQ when we turn the Park Tavern into a Juke Joint for a day. Be sure to get your advance tickets on the WRFG web site -- see the link on the home page.

Song - Artist - Album
Another One Going Down - Berdon Kirksaether and the Twang Bar Kings - Latenighters Under a Full Moon
Meet Me at the Juke Joint - Ghost Town Blues Band - Dark Horse
Party Time - Kaye Bohler - Handle the Curves (Ind 08/2014)
Juke Joint Blues - Marquise Knox - Man Child
Honey Roll - Barry Richman - Blues from Mars, Vol. 2
Can't Even Do Wrong Right - Elvin Bishop - Can't Even Do Wrong Right (Alligator 08/2014)
Nothin' But the Blues - The Nighthawks - 444 (EllerSoul 06/2014)
Nuthin' in the World - The Alexis P Suter Band - Love the Way You Roll (American Showplace 08/2014)
Devil in My Soul - Pork Chop Willie - Love Is the Devil (Ind 05/2014)
Bad Habit - Ron Tanski - Never Pet a Burning Dog (Eleven 22 Records 06/2014)
Lies (feat. John Mayer) - Eric Clapton - The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale) (Bushbranch 07/2014)
Bad Moon Rising - The Mynabirds - A Blues Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival (Cleopatra 07/2014)
Wastin' Away - Walter Trout - The Blues Came Callin' (Mascot 06/2014)
Jasmine Morning - Uncle Sugar - YouTube "Uncle Sugar plays Jasmine Morning"
River of Tears - Forrest McDonald Band - Turnaround Blues (World Talent Records 06/2014)
Southern Flood Blues - Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Common Ground (Yep Roc 06/2014)
The Old Man Down the Road - Vaneese Thomas - Blues for My Father (Segue Records 06/2014)
Let's Say It's for Good - Andy T - Nick Nixon Band - Livin' It Up (Delta Groove 06/2014)
Can't Getta - Gracie Curran & the High Falutin' Band - Proof of Love
Too Many Roads - Thorbjorn Risager - Too Many Roads (RUF 05/2014)
Final Destination - Jeff Dale & the South Woodlawners - Good Music(Pro Sho Bidness 07/2014)
Never Goin' Back - Asylum Street Spankers - The Last Laugh (Yellow Dog Records 04/2014)
Runnin' Me Down - Bad Brad & the Fat Cats - Take a Walk With Me (Ind 03/2014)
Neighbor, Neighbor - Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers - Emergency Situation (Blind Pig 06/2014)
Detour - Tinsley Ellis - Get It! (Landslide 03/2013)


** Playlist for Thursday, August 14, 2014 **

It's Festival season. I'm so looking forward to the WRFG Labor Day Blues BBQ! I hope you have it marked on your calendar and your advance purchase ticket in hand.

I did a warmup this past weekend by attending the Heritage Bluesfest in Wheeling, WV. It's a wonderful, relatively small festival at an amphitheatre on the banks of the Ohio river. Sharing the music of Robert Randolph, Jerome Godboo, Jarekus Singleton, David Jacobs-Strain, and Seth Walker with you was just a taste. http://www.heritagemusicfest.com/

Song - Artist - Album
The March - Robert Randolph & the Family Band - Live at the Wetlands
Why Don't You Love Me - Jerome Godboo - Sancturary City
Keep Pushin' Jarekus Singleton Refuse to Lose (Alligator 05/2014)
Neon Star - David Jacobs-Strain - Live from the Left Coast
Sinkin' Low - Gina Sicilia - The Alabama Sessions (VizzTone 07/2014)
Swing Low - Bobby Rush - Down in Louisiana
Sweet and Low - Tedeschi Trucks Band - Made Up Mind
See No Harm - Tinsley Ellis - Midnight Blue (Landslide 01/2014)
Looking Back - Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Goin' Home (Concord 05/2014)
For Better or Worse - Keb' Mo' - Bluesamericana (Kind of Blue Music 04/2014)
Black & White Blues - Lisa Biales - Belle of the Blues (Big Song Music 03/2014)
Lock and Key - Bessie Smith - My Sweetie Went Away
Bessie's Advice - Maria Muldaur - Sisters & Brothers
Ramblin' Man - David Vest - Roadhouse Revelation (Cordova Bay Records 05/2014)
I Need a Man - Janiva Magness - Original (Fathead 06/2014)
Easy Street - Long John Baldry - The Best of the Stony Plain Years (Stony Plain 06/2014)
Easy Come, Easy Go - Seth Walker - Sky Still Blue (The Royal Potato Family 06/2014)
Love One Another - Albert Castiglia - Solid Ground (RUF 04/2014)
**** interview with Albert Castiglia ****
Searching the Desert for the Blues - Albert Castiglia - Solid Ground (RUF 04/2014)

** Playlist for Thursday, August 7, 2014 **

I don't multi-task as well as I used to. Do you? Sometimes, it's easy to feel as if I've lost my mind. So, I thought that was a good topic to start the morning and apparently several of you agreed. Thanks for the followup inquiries about this segment and I hope you'll join me again next week, when we'll once again have a Rendezvous with the Blues.

Song - Artist - Album
Lost Mind - Roomful of Blues - Jump Blues Classics - Perfect 10 Series
You Must Be Losing Your Mind - Davina and the Vagabonds - Sunshine (Roustabout 07/2014)
Trouble in Mind - Jay McShann - Goin' to Kansas City
Your Mind is on Vacation - New Guitar Summitt: Jay Geils, Duke Robillard, Gerry Boudoin - Shivers
There's Something on Your Mind - B.B. King & Etta James - Blues Summit
With You On My Mind - Jim Oblon - Sunset (Compass 03/2014)
Moody Woman Blues - Stickshift Annie & the Overdrive - Out of Her Mind
Tricky Woman - Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers - Emergency Situation (Blind Pig 06/2014)
Best in Town - Andy T - Nick Nixon Band - Livin' It Up (Delta Groove 06/2014)
Love You So Bad - Alastair Green Band - Trouble at Your Door (Delta Groove 06/2014)
You Don't Move Me No More - The Alexis P Suter Band - Love the Way You Roll (American Showplace 08/2014)
Somethin' Ain't Right - JP Soars - Full Moon Night in Memphis (Soars High Prod 01/2014)
(If Loving You is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right - Bobby Bland - His California Album
Turnaround Blues - Forrest McDonald Band - Turnaround Blues (World Talent Records 06/2014)
Floodwaters - Barry Richman - Blues from Mars, Vol. 2
Trapped - Royal Southern Brotherhood - Heartsoulblood (RUF 06/2014)
Stuck Out On This Highway - Little Mike & the Tornadoes - All the Right Moves (Ind 05/2014)
Ride This Train - Dexter Allen - Bluez of My Soul (Deep Rush Records 02/2014)
Night Train - Tab Benoit - Fever for the Bayou
Still a Fool - Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson - For Pops: A Tribute to Muddy Waters (Severn 08/2014)
City of Angels - Al Blake - Blues According to Blake (Delta Groove 08/2014)
Next Time You See Me - The Blues Doctors - Roosters Happy Hour (Modern Blues Harmonica 12/2013)


** Playlist for Thursday, July 31, 2014 **

Watermelon and Labor Day Blues BBQ time! It's coming, Monday, September 1, and this year Tinsley Ellis is our honoree. Also joining us for the afternoon are Uncle Sugar, Atlanta's on super band with Eddie Tigner, Ross Pead, Stephen Talkovich, Larry Griffith, and Jon Schwenke, and the Barry Richman Band with Jeff Robinson. More acts will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

Joining me this morning was JP Soars, 2009 IBC Winner and Albert King Award winner. He's rolling in to town for a show at Darwin's on Saturday and has a brand new CD to celebrate. This is the first time his band will be playing Atlanta and it was fun to get to know him.

Song - Artist - Album
Watermelon, Barbecue & Beer (Remix) - Duncan Street - Single (Ind 07/2014)
Watermelon Time - Marcia Ball - Peace, Love & BBQ
Watermelon (live) - Sol Driven Train - Music City Roots: SoulRoots
Stealin' Watermelons - Elvin Bishop - Booty Bumpin' (Blind Pig 06/2007)
Scratch My Back - Watermelon Slim & the Workers - Bull Goose Rooster
Soul - Matt Baxter & Jake Sampson - Haunted
How You Want It Done? - Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Common Ground (Yep Roc 06/2014)
Hey Baby Blues - Jonah Tolchin - Clover Lane (Yep Roc 07/2014)
Hey Hey Baby - Lurrie Bell - Blues in My Soul
Peace and Love - Tinsley Ellis - Midnight Blue (Landslide 01/2014)
Hell - Jarekus Singleton - Refuse to Lose (Alligator 05/2014)
I'm Tide - Joe Louis Walker - The Best of the Stony Plain Years (Stony Plain (06/2014)
Have You No Shame - Albert Castiglia - Solid Ground (RUF 04/2014)
Simplify - Kelley Hunt - The Beautiful Bones (88 Records 05/2014)
Hard Way - Adrian Byron Burns - Back to the Wood
Sunshine on Me - Big Al & the Heavyweights - Sunshine on Me
Wrap Your Arms Around Me - Vaneese Thomas - Blues for My Father (Segue Records 06/2014)
Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand - Professor Longhair - The Louisiana Sound of Professor Longhair
Red Shoes - Davina and the Vagabonds - Sunshine (Roustabout 07/2014)
Missin' Your Kissin' - JP Soars Full - Moon Night in Memphis (Soars High Prod 01/2014)
Back to Broke - JP Soars - Full Moon Night in Memphis (Soars High Prod 01/2014)
**** interview with JP Soars ****
www.jpsoars.com
Full Moon Night in Memphis - JP Soars - Full Moon Night in Memphis (Soars High Prod 01/2014)
Puddin' Pie - Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters - Good News (Stony Plain 06/2014)


** Playlist for Thursday, July 24, 2014 **

This morning we joined the world in mourning the death of Johnny Winter and of Atlanta's own Julius High, aka Lotsa Poppa. Guys like these did their part in keeping the blues alive. Thank you for turning in and allowing WRFG's Good Morning Blues to do our part -- remembering former players and celebrating contemporary blues.

Song - Artist - Album
Mean Mistreater - Johnny Winter - Scorchin' Blues
The Blues is Alright - Lotsa Poppa - on-line via SoundCloud
Chicago Style - Dave Specter - Message in Blue (Delmark 05/2014)
Sweet Home Chicago - John Hammond - Essential Blues Music
Something Inside of Me - Shawn Amos - The Reverend Shawn Amos Tells It (Put Together 04/2014)
Art to Getting' Even - Travis Haddix - Love Coupons (Benevolent Blues 06/2014)
Losing You Again - Polly O'Keary & the Rhythm Method - Compass (Ind 01/2014)
Shoulda Known - Royal Southern Brotherhood - Heartsoulblood (RUF 06/2014)
Badass - Janiva Magness - Original (Fathead 06/2014)
I'm Shakin' - Long John Baldry - The Best of the Stony Plain Years (Stony Plain 06/2014)
Jelly Jelly - The Allman Brothers Band - Brothers and Sister
Peanut Butter - The Marathons - Peanut Butter
If You Ain't Got No Bread - Billy Hamlin - Lonely Avenue, Soul from New York (Redeye 07/2013)
Broke and Hungry - Cotton, Wells, Bell, Branch - Harp Attack!
I Done Got Over It - Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, & James Cotton - Breakin' It Up, Breakin' It Down
Locomotive - Eden Brent - Jigsaw Heart (Yellow Dog 05/2014)
The Battle is Over but the War Goes On - Sean Costello - At His Best - Live
We Can Do This - Shane Dwight - This House (Eclecto Groove 04/2014)
It Was Fun - The Mannish Boys - Wrapped Up and Ready (Delta Groove 06/2014)
Chicago - Rachelle Coba - Mother Blues (Mono Records 02/2014)
Still Called the Bluez - Dexter Allen - Bluez of My Soul (Deep Rush Records 02/2014)
Too Many Roads - Thorbjorn Risager - Too Many Roads (RUF 05/2014)
I Found a Love & That's Where It's At - Lotsa Poppa - from youtube on Jet Stream records
Honky Tonk - Johnny Winter - Roots


** Playlist for Thursday, July 10, 2014 **

It's always fun spending my morning with you... and for this second week of our summer pledge drive, with AJ and Ginger. I know you love WRFG and as we say, you can always listen for free, but running WRFG isn't free and we need your support. Thank you to those who've contributed.

Song - Artist - Album
I Ain't Superstitious - Howlin' Wolf - The Howlin' Wolf
On Your Way Fishing - Chick Willis & Travis Haddix - Let the Blues Speak for Itself
Fishin' Little Mama - The Delta Flyers - Sixteen Bars
Catfish Blues (Fishin' After Me) - B.B. King - The Life of Riley (soundtrack DVD 07/2014)
Saturday Night Fish Fry - Buddy Guy - Heavy Love
River Hip Mama - Charlie Musselwhite - Juke Joint Chapel (Henrietta Records 10/2013)
Mississippi River Blues - Mick Kolassa - Michissippi Mick (Swimsuit Records 02/2014)
Red Moon Rising - Moreland & Arbuckle - Flood
Other Side of Memphis - Chocolate Thunder - Ear Candy
Gates of Eden - Kelley Hunt - The Beautiful Bones (88 Records 05/2014)
Good News - Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters - Good News (Stony Plain 06/2014)
You Better Start Prayin' - Davina and the Vagabonds - Sunshine (Roustabout 07/2014)
Ain't No Secret in a Small Town - Johnny Drummer - Bad Attitude (Earwig Blues 01/2014)
Blue Heart - Too Slim & the Taildraggers - Anthology (Underworld 06/2014)
Whatever You Had You Ain't Got It No More - Andy T - Nick Nixon Band - Livin' It Up (Delta Groove 06/2014)
Send You Back - Joe Louis Walker - The Best of the Stony Plain Years (Stony Plain (06/2014)
Snatch It Back and Hold It - Chicago Blues All-Stars - Red, Hot & Blue (Azure Music 08/2013)
I've Got the Blues and I Can't Be Satisfied - Mississippi John Hurt - Rediscovered
Candyman Blues - Little Feat - Rooster Rag
Mississippi Mud (feat. Keb' Mo') - James Cotton Cotton - Mouth Man
Goin' Country - Luther Dickinson - Rock 'n Roll Blues (New West 03/2014)
Up The Country - The Breeze Kings - Two Guys Live
Sounds of Home - Damon Fowler - Sounds of Home (Blind Pig 01/2014)
Sunshine on Me (feat. Warren Haynes, Anders Osborne) - Big Al & the Heavyweights - Sunshine on Me (single)
Last Train Around the Sun - Alastair Greene Band - Trouble at Your Door (Eclecto Groove 06/2014)


** Playlist for Thursday, July 3, 2014 **

Thank you for a wonderful start to our summer pledge drive here on Thursday's Rendezvous with the Blues! We've made it 41 years as listener supported radio and that's all because you care and contribute. Thanks as well to Sandra Richardson for joining me for the morning and helping with pledges.

Song - Artist - Album
Just the Blues - Lurrie Bell - Blues in My Soul (Delmark 06/2013)
Good Morning Love - Luther Allison - Hand Me Down My Moonshine
When I Woke Up This Morning - Jimmy Reed - Bossman: The Best & Rarest of Jimmy Reed
You'll Miss Me (When I'm Gone) - Jim Byrnes - St. Louis Times (Black Hen Music 04/2014)
When My Baby Gets Home - Vaneese Thomas - Blues for My Father (Segue Records 06/2014)
How Long Has That Train Been Gone - Professor Longhair - Rock 'N' Roll Gumbo
Price of Love - The Nighthawks - 444 (EllerSoul 06/2014)
Mortal Coil Shuffle - Ian Siegal - Man & Guitar (Nugene 06/2014)
(The Girl Is) Heavy - Shawn Amos - The Reverend Shawn Amos Tells It (Put Together 04/2014)
Love Stealin' Liar - Deb Ryder - Might Just Get Lucky
Whole Lotta Lovin' - Terry Hanck Band - Gotta Bring It on Home to You (Delta Groove 04/2014)
The Lovin' Kind - Lil' Cliff & the Cliffhangers - The Lovin Kind
Tendin' to a Broken Heart - Eden Brent - Jigsaw Heart (Yellow Dog 05/2014)
Too Much of Everything (But You) - Travis Haddix - Love Coupons (Benevolent Blues 06/2014)
R&R Bye Bye Bye - Forrest McDonald Band - Turnaround Blues (World Talent Records 06/2014)
Crime Scene - Jarekus Singleton - Refuse to Lose (Alligator 05/2014)
Old Me Better - Keb' Mo' - Bluesamericana (Kind of Blue Music 04/2014)
Too Tough - Al Basile - Woke Up in Memphis (Sweetspot 05/2014)
Everything is Alright - Janiva Magness - Original (Fathead 06/2014)
Chains and Things - B.B. King - The Life of Riley (soundtrack DVD 07/2014)
Black, Brown and White - Big Bill Broonzy - Blues is My Business
Ogopogo Boogie - Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne - Rollin' with the Blues Boss (Stony Plain 04/2014)


** Playlist for Thursday, June 26, 2014 **

So much excellent new music has headed my way and I love sharing it with you on our Rendezvous with the Blues.

We also paused to remember Freedom Summer, fifty years ago this month, June 1964. So much violence accompanied that summer and the efforts to register African-Americans in Mississippi to vote. "Color Blind Angels" from Robin Rogers took that big story and gave us a one person narrative that brought it home.

Song - Artist - Album
Summer Time Blues - Biscuit Miller - Blues with a Smile
Collarbone - Deanna Bogart - Just a Wish Away (Blind Pig 06/2014)
Pins and Needles - Terry Hanck Band - Gotta Bring It on Home to You (Delta Groove 04/2014)
Bad Weather Blues - Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers - Emergency Situation (Blind Pig 06/2014)
Make Time for Love - Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers - Josh Hoyer & the Shadowboxers (Ind 01/2014)
Let's Go Ahead and Fall in Love - Eden Brent - Jigsaw Heart (Yellow Dog 05/2014)
Freight Train Rollin' - David Vest - Roadhouse Revelation (Cordova Bay Records 05/2014)
Lonesome Dawn - Ron Tanski - Never Pet a Burning Dog (Eleven 22 Records 06/2014)
Lonesome Blues - Henry Williams and Eddie Anthony - Violin, Sing the Blues for Me: African American Fiddlers 1926-1949
All Night Long - Pork Chop Willie - Love Is the Devil (Ind 05/2014)
Saved By The Blues - Al Basile - Woke Up in Memphis (Sweetspot 05/2014)
Bleecker Street - Michael Packer - I Am the Blues - My Story, Vol. 1 & 2 (Iris Music Group 05/2014)
Livin' the Blues - The Nighthawks - 444 (EllerSoul 06/2014)
Color-Blind Angel - Robin Rogers - Treat Me Right
Anywhere But Here - Norman Taylor - Blue Soul (Soul Stew Records 02/2014)
Little Bit a Blues Theme - Little Bit A Blues - Little Bit A Blues Live at B.B. King's Bluesville
River of Tears - Forrest McDonald Band - Turnaround Blues (World Talent Records 06/2014)
Hard Time Killing Floor Blues - Dudley Taft - Screaming in the Wind (Ind 05/2014)
My Baby Walked Off - Howlin' Wolf - Sun Recordings
Trouble (Don't Want No) - Seth Walker - Sky Still Blue (The Royal Potato Family 06/2014)
A Man Like You - Rachelle Coba - Mother Blues (Mono Records 02/2014)
10 X the Man You Are - Vaneese Thomas - Blues for My Father (Segue Records 06/2014)
Let Me Breathe - Janiva Magness - Original (Fathead 06/2014)
Crazy Mixed Up World - Billy Branch - Blues Shock (Blind Pig 01/2014)


** Playlist for Thursday, June 19, 2014 **

From the wake up call and throughout the morning, we were lovin' the life we live and our Good Morning Blues!

Song - Artist - Album
Wake Up Call - Mighty Sam McClain - Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey)
Somebody Better Call Somebody - Larry Griffith - 4 Nights, 3 Days, and 22 Hours
Call Me - St. Paul & the Broken Bones - Half the City (Single Lock 02/2014)
Callin' All Fools - Rick Estrin and the Nightcats - Blues Fools / Alligator Records Presents Blues & Roots
Broke and Lonely - Tab Benoit - Medicine
Sure Sign of the Blues - Johnny Drummer - Bad Attitude (Earwig Blues 01/2014)
Ain't Feelin' That Love No More - The Paul deLay Band - Heavy Rotation
That's a Pretty Good Love - Adrianna Marie and Her Groovecutters - Double Crossing Blues (Ind 10/2013)
Love Looks Good On You - Guy Davis - Juba Dance (M.C. Records 09/2013)
I Need Your Love - The Blues Doctors - Roosters Happy Hour (Modern Blues Harmonica 12/2013)
I Need a Man - Janiva Magness - Original (Fathead 06/2014)
I'm Gonna Be Your Man - Keb' Mo' - Bluesamericana (Kind of Blue Music 04/2014)
Once - David Michael Miller - Poisons Sipped (Ind 05/2014)
Don't Keep Me Wonderin' - The Slide Brothers - Robert Randolph Presents: The Slide Brothers (Concord 02/2013)
You Think I'm Your Good Thing - Bee Houston - 15 Down Home Urban Blues Classics
Cross My Heart - Forrest McDonald Band - Turnaround Blues (World Talent Records 06/2014)
Come and Go Blues - Warren Haynes - All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman (Rounder 05/2014)
Tendin' to a Broken Heart - Eden Brent - Jigsaw Heart (Yellow Dog 05/2014)
Your Time to Cry - Sweet Betty - Blues Sweet Blues
Child Support - Adolphus Bell - Blues Sweet Blues
This House - Shane Dwight - This House (Eclecto Groove 04/2014)
Trying To Do the Best I Can - Mikey Junior - Traveling South (Vizztone 03/2014)
Yard Man - Luther Dickinson - Rock 'n Roll Blues (New West 03/2014)
I Love The Life I Live (feat. Kim Wilson & Joe Walsh) - Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Goin' Home (Concord 05/2014)
T's Groove - Terry Hanck Band - Gotta Bring It on Home to You (Delta Groove 04/2014)


** Playlist for Thursday, June 12, 2014 **

We started with "Asphalt Blues" and car songs this morning in honor of summer road trips. New music is coming fast and furious this year and we had a good sampling on this Rendezvous with the Blues. Thanks, as always, for joining me.

Song - Artist - Album
Asphalt Blues - Jack Williams - Live and in Good Company
Thunderbird - John Hiatt - Master of Disaster
Texas Cadillac - Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Texas Cadillac
V8 Ford (feat. Jon Liebman) - Forrest McDonald Band - Turnaround Blues (World Talent Records 06/2014)
Let My Baby Ride - R.L. Burnside - Come on In
Falling - Pork Chop Willie - Love Is the Devil (Ind 05/2014)
So Long Goodbye - Keb' Mo' - Bluesamericana (Kind of Blue Music 04/2014)
Walk Your Blues Away - Professor Longhair - The Louisiana Sound of Professor Longhair
Leavin' In the Morning - Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne - Rollin' with the Blues Boss (Stony Plain 04/2014)
Opportunity - Eden Brent - Jigsaw Heart (Yellow Dog 05/2014)
Everybody Already Knows - Eden Brent - Jigsaw Heart (Yellow Dog 05/2014)
I Know That's Right - Katie Webster - 15 Down Home Urban Blues Classics
You Can't Judge a Book By the Cover - Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Goin' Home (Concord 05/2014)
Rule the World - Geoff Achison & the Souldiggers - Little Big Men
Tilt-A-Whirl - Delta Moon - Delta Moon - Live
Games - JW Jones w/ Hubert Sumlin - Midnight Memphis Sun
I Feel a Heartache Coming On - Lil' Ronnie & the Blue Beats feat. Claudia Carawan - Unfinished Business (EllerSoul 04/2014)
Through the Tears - Thorbjorn Risager - Too Many Roads (RUF 05/2014)
Make Time for Love - Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers - Josh Hoyer & the Shadowboxers (Ind 01/2014)
Time Ain't On My Side - Mick Kolassa - Michissippi Mick (Swimsuit Records 02/2014)
Never Been to Memphis - Rachelle Coba - Mother Blues (Mono Records 02/2014)
Lookin' the World Over - Maria Muldaur, Del Rey - First Came Memphis Minnie
I Feel So Good - Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Common Ground (Yep Roc 06/2014)
Where Did the Day Go? - Jason Vivone & the Billy Bats - Eddie Ate Dynamite (Ind 12/2013)
Many a Devil's Night - Bob Corritore - Taboo (Delta Groove 04/2014)


** Playlist for Thursday, June 5, 2014 **

I heard a new song called "No Guitar Blues" by Donald Ray Johnson which inspired the start to this morning and all the guitar songs. It just made me appreciate all those wonderful folks who do have guitars and use them to play the blues. A great example is Georgia's own Roy Lee Johnson. He's the cover artist for the most recent "Living Blues" magazine; be sure to check it out.

Song - Artist - Album
Don't Play Guitar Boy - Geoff Achison - Getting' Evil
Guitar In My Hand - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - Don't Mess With Texas
Steel Guitar - Danny O'Keefe - Danny O'Keefe Classics
Beat Up Guitar - Shemekia Copeland - Wicked
Guitar Boy - Annika Chambers & the Houston All-Stars - Making My Mark (Montrose 01/2014)
When a Guitar Plays the Blues - Roy Lee Johnson - When a Guitar Plays the Blues
Me and My Guitar - Freddie King - The Best of Freddie King: The Shelter Years
No Guitar Blues - Donald Ray Johnson - Mary4Music Presents - Keeping the Blues Alive Vol. 5
Sad State of Affairs - Carmen Grillo - A Different World (Big Surprise 12/2013)
The Worst Is Yet to Come - Keb' Mo' - Bluesamericana (Kind of Blue Music 04/2014)
When I Get to New York - Ray Bonneville - Easy Gone (Red House 04/2014)
Bright Lights Big City - Jimmy Reed - Blues Masters: The Very Best of Jimmy Reed
You're in My Town Now - Cathy Lemons - Black Crow (Vizztone 03/2014)
That Will Never Do - Jim Byrnes - St. Louis Times (Black Hen Music 04/2014)
Thank You Blues - Arthur Migliazza - Laying It Down (Ind 01/2014)
T'ain't Nobody's Business - Ian Siegal - Man & Guitar (Nugene 06/2014)
Please Don't Stop - Gina Sicilia - It Wasn't Real
Runnin' Me Down - Bad Brad & the Fat Cats - Take a Walk With Me (Ind 03/2014)
My Last Teardrop - Terry Hanck Band - Gotta Bring It on Home to You (Delta Groove 04/2014)
Keep You Around Too Long - Albert Castiglia - Solid Ground (RUF 04/2014)
Ain't Got Time (To Fall In Love) - Rachelle Coba - Mother Blues (Mono Records 02/2014)
Leanin' Tree - John Primer & Bob Corritore - Knockin' Around these Blues
I've Got a Good Feeling - Kelley Hunt - The Beautiful Bones (88 Records 05/2014)
Another Day - Seth Walker - Sky Still Blue (The Royal Potato Family 06/2014)
I Feel So Good (I Wanna Boogie) - Magic Sam - West Side Soul


** Playlist for Thursday, May 29, 2014 **

Today's Rendezvous featured some wonderful new music, including the just released recording of the January tribute show celebrating the songs and voice of Gregg Allman. The performers included more than just the list of usual suspects, so we'll highlight some of the unexpected. Also, please keep Atlanta's multi-threat (singer/comedian/dancer/all round perfomer) Tommy Brown in your thoughts as he's in Atlanta's South Fulton hospital with pneumonia and problems with an earlier heart stent.

Song - Artist - Album
Rocking Baby at Midnight - Blind Mississippi Morris & Brad Webb - Country Days
Rock Me Baby - Big Llou Johnson - They Call Me Big Llou
Rock Me Right - Susan Tedeschi - Just Won't Burn
Keep on Rockin' - Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne - Rollin' with the Blues Boss (Stony Plain 04/2014)
Katie Lynn - Mikey Junior - Traveling South (Vizztone 03/2014)
Bring Your Fine Self Home - Lil' Ronnie & the Blue Beats feat. Claudia Carawan - Unfinished Business (EllerSoul 04/2014)
Come Back Home - Howlin' Wolf - Sun Recordings
Come Back Home - Southern Hospitality - Easy Livin'
Truckin' Little Woman - Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Common Ground (Yep Roc 06/2014)
I Am The Train - Ian Siegel & the Mississippi Mudbloods - Candy Store Kid
Black Cat (feat. Albert Castiglia) - John Ginty - Bad News Travels (American Showplace Music 09/2013)
Back Rat Swing - Koko Taylor, Bob Margolin - First Came Memphis Minnie
Please Call Home - Sam Moore - All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman (Rounder 05/2014)
Trouble No More - Trace Adkins - All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman (Rounder 05/2014)
Either Way I Lose - Seth Walker - Sky Still Blue (The Royal Potato Family 06/2014)
Nothing to Lose - The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer - Checkered Past
Phenonmenal Woman - Ruthie Foster - The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster (RIP Maya Angelou 5/28/14)
Feed My Soul - The Holmes Brothers - Feed My Soul
Mother Blues - Rachelle Coba - Mother Blues (Mono Records 02/2014)
Blues Ain't Nothin' - Taj Mahal - Dancing The Blues
Elevator Love - AJ Ghent Band - Raw and Uncut
Love Is Wicked - Ray Bonneville - Easy Gone (Red House 04/2014)
Women and Cadillacs - Tommy Brown - Remember Me
Before I Grow Too Old - Jim Oblon - Sunset (Compass 03/2014)
Stay Around a Little Longer - Buddy Guy feat. BB King - Living Proof


** Playlist for Thursday, May 22, 2014 **

It's just a few days before Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer -- always something to celebrate! It looks like the venues in Atlanta have lots of great things lined up for us as we start summer and we featured just a few of them this morning.

Song - Artist - Album
Summertime - Janis Joplin - Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits
Summertime / Fever - Francine Reed and the Jez Graham Trio - Live at Eddie's Attic
Just a Fever - Little Feat - Rooster Rag
Blues Fever - Steve Morgan and the Kingfish - Hurricane
When I Get Lonely - John Primer & Bob Corritore - Knockin' Around these Blues
What It Might Have Been - Chris Smither - Hundred Dollar Valentine
You've Changed - Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Common Ground (Yep Roc 06/2014)
Til She's Lovin' Someone Else - Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers - Josh Hoyer & the Shadowboxers (Ind 01/2014)
Full Time Lover - Ann Peebles with Little Jimmy Reed - Deep Blue: The Rounder 25th Anniversary Blues Anthology
When Love Is at the Wheel - Kelley Hunt - The Beautiful Bones (88 Records 05/2014)
Ice on the Motorway - Wilko Johnson / Roger Daltrey - Going Back Home (Hip-O 04/2014)
Jam Up - Terry Hanck Band - Gotta Bring It on Home to You (Delta Groove 04/2014)
Don't Let Go - Joe Louis Walker - Hornet's Nest (Alligator 02/2014)
How Blue Can You Get? - B.B. King - The Best of B.B. King
Let's Get Down to Business - Annika Chambers & the Houston All-Stars - Making My Mark (Montrose 01/2014)
Trouble (Don't Want No) - Seth Walker - Sky Still Blue (The Royal Potato Family 06/2014)
Back in a Minute - David T & Friends - Staring at the Sun
Switch - John Ginty - Bad News Travels (American Showplace Music 09/2013)
Hard Pressed (What Da Fuzz?) - Ian Siegal and the Mississippi Mudbloods - Candy Store Kid
Trouble of the World - Mike Farris - Sunday Night Shout! Live
A Woman's Love - Eddie Cotton - Here I Come (Dechamp 01/2014)
High Maintenance Woman - Tommy Brown - Remember Me
Little Havana Blues (Arroz Con Mango) - Albert Castiglia - Solid Ground (RUF 04/2014)


** Playlist for Thursday, May 15, 2014 **

The Blues Music Awards for 2014 are now awarded and I enjoyed my first trip to the awards show. I also really enjoyed sharing some of the great music I heard in Memphis with you for this week's Rendezvous with the Blues.

Song - Artist - Album
Left My Heart in Memphis - Royal Southern Brotherhood - Royal Southern Brotherhood
Make It Back to Memphis - Tommy Castro - Hard Believer
Take a Walk With Me - Bad Brad & the Fat Cats - Take a Walk With Me (Ind 03/2014)
Headed Outta Memphis - Cold Blue Steel - Icehouse Records: A Few Degrees Cooler, Vol 2
He Was There - James Cotton - Cotton Mouth Man (Alligator 05/2013)
Just a Feeling - Charlie Musselwhite - Remembering Little Walter (Blind Pig 05/2013)
My Buddy Buddy Friends - Ronnie Earl & Kim Wilson - 30 Years of Stony Plain
Help Me with the Blues - Brandon Santini - This Time Another Year
Take You With Me - Gracie Curran & the High Falutin' Band - Proof of Love
Rhymes - Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Seesaw (J&R Adventures 05/2013)
Moving - Little G Weevil - Moving (Vizztone 07/2013)
While You're Down There - Bob Margolin - Down in the Alley
Don't be Angry - Dean Shot - Tiger Man EP (Ind 02/2014)
I'm Ready - Arthur Migliazza - Laying It Down (Ind 01/2014)
Stick a Fork in Me - Joe Louis Walker - Hornet's Nest (Alligator 02/2014)
Gotta Find Me a Lover - Angela Strehli - Blonde & Blue
Hurt Myself - Geatano Letizia & the Underworld Blues - VooDoo Doll and Other Blues Lessons (Ind 04/2014)
Damage Control - John Ginty w/ Albert Castiglia - Bad News Travels (American Showplace Music 09/2013)
Cold Day Down Below - Blue Lunch - Special 30th Anniversary (Rip Cat 02/2014)
You Move Me - Robert Cray - In My Soul (MRI 04/2014)
Rock Me to Sleep - Candye Cane feat. Laura Chavez - Coming Out Swingin' (Vizztone 06/2013)
Rock This House - Bobby Rush - Down in Louisiana
Everybody Rockin' - John Lee Hooker - Boom Boom 80 Essential Tracks
Love Me Tonite - Duncan Street - Baptized By the Blues(Ind 04/2014)
Fish's Song - Joe McGuinness - TEETH (Ind 04/2014)
Ogopogo Boogie - Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne - Rollin' with the Blues Boss (Stony Plain 04/2014)


** Playlist for Thursday, May 1, 2014 **

The blues is a good antidote to "things that go bump in the night", don't you think? Since it's still dark at 6 am, we need each other! So thanks as always for tuning in to our Rendezvous with the Blues.

I was pleased to talk by phone this morning with one of Vizztone Records newest artists, harmonica player, singer, bandleader, Mikey Junior. Mikey hails from the Northeast, Pennsylvania to be exact and this is his first show in Atlanta, so let's give him a good southern welcome.

Song - Artist - Album
Many a Devil's Night - Bob Corritore - Taboo (Delta Groove 04/2014)
I Feel Evil - Hard Garden - Blue Yonder (Ind 01/2014)
Dark of the Night - Trampled Under Foot - Badlands (Telarc 07/2013)
Dark Night of the Soul - Colin Linden - Still Live
Walkin' Shoes - Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers - Live at Buddy Guys' Legends (Azuretone 04/2014)
Move On - Lisa Mann - Move On (Ind 03/2014)
Let the Blues Move You - EG Kight - EG (Live and) Naked
Black Rat Swing - Koko Taylor and Bob Margolin - First Came Memphis Minnie
I Smell a Rat - Tab Benoit - Fever for the Bayou
Another Rooster is Pecking My Hen - Johnny Drummer - Bad Attitude (Earwig Blues 01/2014)
Ain't No Secret in a Small Town - Johnny Drummer - Bad Attitude (Earwig Blues 01/2014)
Two Bit Texas Town - The Blues Broads, Angela Strehli - The Blues Broads
Why Did You Leave - Delta Wires - Anthology
Leaving Trunk - Taj Mahal - The Best of Taj Majal
Traveling South - Mikey Junior - Traveling South (Vizztone 03/2014)
** Mikey Junior Interview **
Nobody Does It Like Me - Mikey Junior - Traveling South (Vizztone 03/2014)
Devil's Noose - Shane Dwight - This House (Eclecto Groove 04/2014)
Somebody Lied - Jim Byrnes - St. Louis Times (Black Hen Music 04/2014)
It's My Desire - Blind Willie McTell - The Back Porch Boys
Who Do Call the Shots - Ray Bonneville - Easy Gone (Red House 04/2014)
Two Sides (feat. Eric Bibb) - Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne - Rollin' with the Blues Boss (Stony Plain 04/2014)
Keep You Around Too Long - Albert Castiglia - Solid Ground (RUF 04/2014)


** Playlist for Thursday, April 24, 2014 **

"Right Now is the Hour"... 6am is always the right hour for the Blues! Today we just had fun as we wished happy birthday to Jimmy Hall, spent a little time in St. Louis, and laughed at ourselves with "WPD" (White People Dance).

Song - Artist - Album
Right Now is the Hour - Terry Hanck Band - Gotta Bring It on Home to You (Delta Groove 04/2014)
Rockin' All Day - Dennis Gruenling feat. Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones - Rockin' All Day
Every Night About This Time - Magic Sam - All Night Long
Leave Love Alone - Eddie Cotton - Here I Come (DeChamp 01/2014)
Blues in the Night - Mick Kolassa - Michissippi Mick (Swimsuit Records 02/2014)
WPD - Mick Kolassa - Michissippi Mick (Swimsuit Records 02/2014)
She Just Wants to Dance - Keb' Mo' - Keb' Mo'
Cake Alley - Jim Byrnes - St. Louis Times (Black Hen Music 04/2014)
St. Louis Blues - Lou Pallo - Thank You Les
Tonight It's Just Me and the Blues - Keith Sykes - Bucksnort Blues
Goin' to the Delta - Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown - Goin' to the Delta (RUF 02/2014)
My Home is in the Delta - Muddy Waters - The Folk Singer
Come Over to My House - Jody Williams - Return of a Legend
Meet Me in the Bottom - Brent Johnson - Set the World on Fire (Justin Time Records 04/2014)
Guitar Boy - Annika Chambers & the Houston All-Stars - Making My Mark (Montrose 01/2014)
Love is Wicked - Ray Bonneville - Easy Gone (Red House 04/2014)
Medicine Woman (feat. Samantha Fish) - Tommy Castro & the Painkillers - The Devil You Know (Alligator 01/2014)
Rather be the Devil - Alice Stuart - Blues Guitar Women
Speeding Blues - Philip Gibbs - Box Canyon Blues (Ind 04/2014)
Never Before - Shane Dwight - This House (Eclecto Groove 04/2014)
Goin' Down Slow - Bobby Bland - The Anthology
That's the Truth - Jimmy Hall (born 4/25/49 Birmingham, AL) - Rendezvous with the Blues
Harmonica Watusi - Bob Corritore - Taboo (Delta Groove 04/2014)
New Way - Johnny Cox - Thin Blue Line (Ind 03/2014)
Grounded - Joe McGuinness - TEETH (Ind 04/2014)


** Playlist for Thursday, April 17, 2014 **

Before you head off to a Sunrise Service this weekend, we started with a little "Blues Before Sunrise". "Rise and Shine" was as close as I could get to Easter with the Blues!

Song - Artist - Album
Blues Before Sunrise - B.B. King - One Kind Favor
Rise and Shine - Peter Case - The Man with the Blue Post Modern Fragmented Neo Traditionalist Guitar
Shine On - Carolyn Wonderland - Peace Meal
The Truth is the Light - Shemekia Copeland - Never Going Back
Let Your Light Shine On Me - Mike Zito - Gone to Texas (RUF 06/2013)
I Can't See the Light of Day - Bill Perry - Fire It Up
Turn On Your Love Light - Lonnie Mack - Memphis Wham!
See The Light - The Jeff Healey Band - See The Light
Rock My Blues Away - The Blasters - Fun on Saturday Night (FR Promotions Sampler)
She's Good at Being Bad - Mikey Junior - Traveling South (Vizztone 03/2014)
I'm Not Ashamed - Janiva Magness - Use What You Got
I Declare - Jim Suhler - Panther Burn (Underworld Records 02/2014)
Fixin' to Leave - Back Pack Jones - Betsy's Kitchen (Ind 04/2014)
I'm Gonna Leave - Paul "Wine" Jones - Not the Same Old Blues Crap Volume 2 (Fat Possum)
Love Me or Leave Me - Eddie Shaw - Can't Stop Now
New Beale Street Blues - Mick Kolassa - Michissippi Mick (Swimsuit Records 02/2014)
The Letter - Mick Kolassa - Michissippi Mick (Swimsuit Records 02/2014)
Sad Sad Sunday (feat. Tommy Talton & Randall Bramblett) - Lisa Biales - Belle of the Blues (Big Song Music 03/2014)
They Call It Stormy Monday - T Bone Walker - Essential Blues - Chicago Style
** featuring the bass players **
Better Than Good - Johnny Drummer - Bad Attitude (Earwig Blues 01/2014)
You Get Me High - Polly O'Keary & the Rhythm Method - Compass (Ind 01/2014)
Smoke Wagon Boogie - The Smoke Wagon Blues Band - Live in Hamilton (Ind 08/2013)
** end bass player feature **
Moan - Ron Dziubla - Ron Dziubla's Nasty Habit


























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