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Good Morning Blues
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, February 26, 2015 **

Did you hear the great news? The 2015 Blues Hall of Fame inductees are Eric Clapton, Little Richard, and Atlanta's own Tommy Brown! Also, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble were among the first inductees into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. We heard from all of those this morning and so much more. Thanks for joining me for our Rendezvous with the blues!

Song - Artist - Album
Early in the Morning - Eric Clapton - Blues
Cold Rainy Day - Cora Mae Bryant - Born in Newton County
Winter Time Blues - Lightnin' Slim - The Best of Lightnin' Slim
In the Winter Time - Sean Chambers - Ten Til Midnight
Cold Shot - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan
Slippin' and Slidin' - Little Richard - Greatest Hits
Damage Control (feat. Alexis P Suter) - John Ginty - Bad News Travels LIVE (American Showplace 01/2015)
High Maintenance Woman - Tommy Brown - Remember Me
If You Don't Love Me - Eric Sardinas and Big Motor - Boomerang (Jazzhaus Records 01/2015)
Cross My Heart (Live) - James Cotton - The Best of James Cotton, The Alligator Records Years
Life Storms - Skyla Burrell Band - Blues Scars (Vizztone 10/2014)
Hard Luck Woman - Sean Costello - In The Magic Shop (VizzTone 10/2014)
Hard Times - John Hammond - Timeless (Palmetto 01/2014)
Albert's Shuffle - Mike Bloomfield - Now You've Got the Blues 2014 Blues.org Sampler
Jefferson Jericho Blues - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Mojo
Got My Heart Broken - Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Fat Man's Shine Parlor (Blind Pig 02/2015)
Told Me So - Gracie Curran & the High Falutin' Band - Proof of Love
Love No More - Blue Lunch - Above the Fold (Rip Cat 11/2014)
Cold Man Cold - Mike Osborn - In the Dog House (JE Gagne Records 11/2014)
Suspicion - Jarekus Singleton - Refuse to Lose (Alligator 05/2014)
Too Late to Ask - Sena Ehrhardt - Live My Life (Blind Pig 09/2014)
Call Your Dogs Off - Bobby Hurricane Spencer - Hurricane Unleashed (R. Music, Inc. 10/2014)
Lone Star Lap Dance - Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Fat Man's Shine Parlor (Blind Pig 02/2015)


** Playlist for Thursday, February 19, 2015 **

Another morning just truckin' away with the blues. As usual we played lots of new releases as well as some old favorites. And speaking of favorites, one of my favorite things is spending the morning with you and another Rendezvous with the Blues!

Song - Artist - Album
Black Coffee - Delta Moon - Black Cat Oil
Further on up the Road - John Hammond - Timeless (Palmetto 01/2014)
Mighty Long Road - Shaun Murphy - Ask for the Moon
The Long Haul - Arthur Adams & BB King - Blind Pig Records 30th Anniversary Collection
Close Together - Angela Strehli - Deja Blue
Gone So Long - Donald Ray Johnson - These Blues, The Best of Donald Ray Johnson
Can't Let Go - Shemekia Copeland - 33 1/3
I Wanta Know Why - Mike Henderson Band - If You Think It's Hot Here (Eller Soul 01/2015)
Things Could Be Worse - Sugar Ray & the Bluetones - Living Tear to Tear (Severn 08/2014)
You Upset Me Baby - JP Blues Band - LIVE at Darwin's (Ind 01/2015)
Trouble (Don't Want No) - Seth Walker - Sky Still Blue (The Royal Potato Family 06/2014)
Last Kind Words - Rhiannon Giddens - Tomorrow is My Turn (Nunesuch 02/2015)
Same Love - Brad Absher & Swamp Royale - Lucky Dog (Montrose Records 01/2015)
Who Is He? (And What Is He To You?) - Bill Withers - Greatest Hits: Lean on Me
That's Why I'm Crying - Janiva Magness - Use What You Got
One More Day - Big Dave McLean - Faded But Not Gone (Black Hen Music 03/2015)
Stumbled In - The Wood Brothers - Smoke Ring Halo
Give It Away - Tinsley Ellis - Tough Love (Heartfixer Music 02/2015)
King of Livin' On My Own - Jimmy Thackery - Wide Open (Ind 06/2014)
The Usual Time - Steve Earle & the Dukes - Terraplane (New West 02/2015)
I've Been Used - Lisa Mann - Move On (Ind 03/2014)
Candyland Refugee - Markus James - Head for the Hills (Firenze Records 10/2014)
That's My Home - Brad Hatfield - For a Change (Ind 01/2015)
Big Legs - Big Joe & the Dynaflows - Blue Highway


** Playlist for Thursday, February 12, 2015 **

The Grammys have now come and gone. Congratulations to Johnny Winter for topping the blues category with his Step Back release. Congratulations as well to Buddy Guy who was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Song - Artist - Album
Brand New Day - Ruthie Foster - Promise of a Brand New Day (Blue Corn Music 08/2014)
The Ghetto - Ruthie Foster - Promise of a Brand New Day (Blue Corn Music 08/2014)
My Street - Ursula Ricks - My Street
It's a Sad Day in New York City… No Room for Blues - Popa Chubby - How'd a White Boy Get the Blues?
One Bad Habit - Tas Cru - You Keep the Money (Ind 12/2014)
Even When I Win (Seems Like I Lose) - Otis Clay - Truth Is
El Diablo - Low Society - You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down (Ice House Records 10/2014)
One Too Many - Magnus Berg - Cut Me Loose (Screen Door Records 11/2014)
Let It Out - Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers - Living By The Minute (Silver Street Records 01/2015)
Rock My Blues Away - The Blasters - Frank Roszak Promotions Artist Compilation
Who Do You Love - Johnny Winter - Step Back (Megaforce 09/2014)
I Could Die Happy - Buddy Guy - Rhythm & Blues
I'll Always Be in Love with You - Jeff Jensen - Morose Elephant (Swingsuit Records 02/2014)
It Hurts to Be in Love - Marcia Ball / Angela Strehli / Lou Ann Barton - Dreams Come True
Love's Gonna Live Here - Eric Lindell - I Still Love You
All In the Name of Love - Tinsley Ellis - Tough Love (Heartfixer Music 02/2015)
You Don't Move Me No More - The Alexis P Suter Band - Love the Way You Roll (American Showplace 08/2014)
You Found Another Lover (I Lost Another Friend) - Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite - Get Up!
Back Door Scratchin' - Brad Hatfield - For a Change (Ind 01/2015)
Why Can't I Be Your Backdoor Man Instead - Eddie Kirkland - Pick Up the Pieces
My BackScratcher - Brandon Santini - Live and Extended (Vizztone 01/2015)
Take These Arms - Harper - Stand Together
Possibilities - Mary Hott - Shaman Lover (Soul Stew 12/2014)
You Don't Know What Love Is - Sean Costello - In The Magic Shop (VizzTone 10/2014)
Harlem Nocturne - Johnny Otis - The Essential Recordings


** Playlist for Thursday, February 5, 2015 **

What fun to have Jeff Jensen visit with us before heading his way to Atlanta for a show! There's such great new young talent in the blues. It's wonderful that we get to share it with you here on WRFG.

Song - Artist - Album
Night Time is the Right Time - Ray Charles - Hit the Road Jack and Don't You Come Back
Last Night - John Hammond - Timeless (Palmetto 01/2014)
All Day, All Night - The California Honeydrops - Like You Mean It
In the Night - Professor Longhair - The Louisiana Sound of Professor Longhair
Savin' All My Lovin' - JP Soars - Full Moon Night in Memphis (Soars High Prod 01/2014)
Got Love If You Want It - Brandon Santini - Live and Extended (Vizztone 01/2015)
Ain't Persuaded Yet - Trigger Hippy - Trigger Hippy (Rounder 09/2014)
I'm in Trouble - Gina Sicilia - The Alabama Sessions (VizzTone 07/2014)
I'll Always Be in Love with You - Jeff Jensen - Morose Elephant (Swingsuit Records 02/2014)
Ball and Chain - Big Brother & the Holding Company - Monterey International Pop Festival (Live)
Ever Since - Julie Black - Follow the Muse (BOJA Records 10/2014)
On My Way - Mulebone - Keep on Movin' (Red Tug Records 10/2014)
I Should Have Lied - Tinsley Ellis - Tough Love (Heartfixer Music 02/2015)
Can't Buy My Love - Lil' Ronnie and the Grand Dukes - Gotta Strange Feeling
What Would Jimmie Do? (Jimmie Vaughan) - JW Jones - Belmont Boulevard (Blind Pig 10/2014)
A Man is Just a Man - Robin Banks - Modern Classic (Ind 11/2014)
That's How I Got to Memphis - Solomon Burke - Nashville
Down in Memphis - Booker T. Jones - The Road From Memphis
Singing the Blues - Ruthie Foster - Promise of a Brand New Day (Blue Corn Music 08/2014)
Leap of Faith - Delbert McClinton - One of the Fortunate Few
Make It Through - Jeff Jensen - Morose Elephant (Swingsuit Records 02/2014)
*** Phone interview with Jeff Jensen ***
Get Along - Jeff Jensen - Morose Elephant (Swingsuit Records 02/2014)
No Brainer - Bruce Katz Band - Homecoming (American Showplace 11/2014)


** Playlist for Thursday, January 29, 2015 **

Hopefully this Rendezvous with the Blues started your day off with a smile. New releases from Tinsley Ellis, JP Blues, and Brandon Santini made me smile. The news from the IBC was great for Eddie Cotton and the Altered Five Blues Band. And its time to cast your vote for this year's Blues Music Awards. To help us do that, we reviewed the Acoustic Album nominees along with most of the Traditional Blues Album ones. 2014 was certainly a great year for the music!

Song - Artist - Album
Love to See You Smile - Big James & the Chicago Playboys - Right Here Right Now
Keep On Smilin' (feat. Mark Karan) - Tommy Castro & the Painkillers - The Devil You Know (Alligator 01/2014)
Long as I Can See You Smile - Maria Muldaur, Del Rey, Steve James - … First Came Memphis Minnie
Share Our Smile Again - Matt Schofield - Anything But Time
Hard Work - Tinsley Ellis - Tough Love (Heartfixer Music 02/2015)
Let Someone Else Do All the Work - Little G Weevil - Moving
You Upset Me Baby - JP Blues Band - LIVE at Darwin's (Ind 01/2015)
*** IBC Band Winner ***
A Woman's Love - Eddie Cotton - Here I Come (Dechamp 01/2014)
*** Best Self Produced CD ***
I Got You - Altered Five Blues Band - Cryin' Mercy (Omnivibe 10/2014)
The First One - Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers - Living By The Minute (Silver Street Records 01/2015)
Think About It - Rod Hamdallah - Rod Hamdallah EP
Thinking About My Baby - Jimmy Witherspoon & Jay McShann - Jimmy Witherspoon & Jay McShann
No Matter What I Do - Brandon Santini - Live and Extended (Vizztone 01/2015)
Red House (feat. Guy Forsythe on harp) - Eric Johnson & Mike Stern - Ecletic (Heads Up 10/2014)
Little Mama - Bobby Hurricane Spencer - Hurricane Unleashed (R. Music, Inc. 10/2014)
*** Nominees for BMA Acoustic Album ***
Drop Down Mama - John Hammond - Timeless (Palmetto 01/2014)
You Gotta Move - John Mooney - Son and Moon (Ind 04/2014)
Let's Go Ahead and Fall in Love - Eden Brent - Jigsaw Heart (Yellow Dog 05/2014)
Nehemiah James - Rory Block - Hard Luck Child: A Tribute to Skip James (Stony Plain 10/2014)
Driftin' Door to Door - Eric Bibb - Blues People (Stony Plain 11/2014)
*** Nominees for BMA Traditional Blues Album ***
Southern Flood Blues - Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Common Ground (Yep Roc 06/2014)
The Blues Has Made Me Whole - The Mannish Boys - Wrapped Up and Ready (Delta Groove 06/2014)
Livin' It Down - Andy T - Nick Nixon Band - Livin' It Up (Delta Groove 06/2014)
Blow Wind Blow - Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson - For Pops: A Tribute to Muddy Waters (Severn 08/2014)
Kansas City - Magnus Berg - Cut Me Loose (Screen Door Records 11/2014)


** Playlist for Thursday, January 22, 2015 **

From loneliness to minding your own business to money issues to rollin' with it... what a morning! That's how we have a Rendezvous with the Blues!

Song - Artist - Album
Darkest Before the Dawn - Anthony Gomes - Rebel Blue (Up 2 Zero Entertainment 08/2014)
Lonely Lonely Nights - Eve Monsees - Blues Guitar Women
Another Lonely Night - Big Bill Morganfield - Blues With a Mood
Talk to Me - Los Super Seven - Oxford American Southern Music Issue 2014: Texas
My Kinda Lover - Ruthie Foster - Promise of a Brand New Day (Blue Corn Music 08/2014)
Keep the Love a Comin' - John Nemeth - Memphis Grease (Blue Corn Music 03/2014)
Make Time for Love - Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers - Josh Hoyer & the Shadowboxers (Ind 01/2014)
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight - John Hammond Sr. - All Blues'd Up: Songs of Bob Dylan
Ain't Nobody (Gonna Save My Soul) - Pork Chop Willie - Love Is the Devil (Ind 05/2014)
Don't Believe What People Say - Nathan James - Hear Me Calling (Sacred Cat Records 10/2014)
Ain't Nobody's Business - Duke Robillard - Stomp! The Blues Tonight
Everybody's on the Phone - Blue Lunch - Above the Fold (Rip Cat 11/2014)
Here We Go Ya'll - Grady Champion - Bootleg Whiskey (Malaco 09/2014)
When the Deal Goes Down - David Olney - When the Deal Goes Down (Deadbeet 07/2014)
You Keep the Money - Tas Cru - You Keep the Money (Ind 12/2014)
Pay Bo Diddley - Microwave Dave & the Nukes - Goodnight, Dear
Tight Money - Bobby Rush - Down in Louisiana
Shake Your Money Maker - Elmore James - Shake Your Moneymaker - The Best of the Fire Sessions
Tied Up - Mike Osborn - In the Dog House (JE Gagne Records 11/2014)
Trouble - Skyla Burrell Band - Blues Scars (Vizztone 10/2014)
Time Will Tell - Koko Taylor - Deluxe Edition - Koko Taylor
What I Can Do - Fo' Reel - Heavy Water (Ind 5/2014)
Until After Then - Tommy Talton - Until After Then
Roll With It (feat. Malford Milligan on vocals) - Eric Johnson & Mike Stern - Ecletic (Heads Up 10/2014)
That's the Way We Roll - The Fabulous Thunderbirds - On the Verge
The Sky's the Limit - Bruce Katz Band - Homecoming (American Showplace 11/2014)
St. Pete Boogie - Magnus Berg - Cut Me Loose (Screen Door Records 11/2014)
I'm Gonna Tell Them - Nathan James & the Rhythm Scratchers - Natural Born That Way (Sacred Cat Records 10/2014)


** Playlist for Thursday, January 15, 2015 **

What a fun morning with a mix of favorites and lots of new music! Thanks for joining me.

Song - Artist - Album
Wake Up - The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer - Checkered Past
Got Love If You Want It - Kenny Neal - Tribute to Slim Harpo & Raful Neal
Sugar Coated Love - Barbara Lynn - Blues & Soul Situation
Half the Time - Tas Cru - You Keep the Money (Ind 12/2014)
Cherry Red (feat. Doug Lynn on harp) - Bluesmasters feat. Mickey Thomas - Bluesmasters feat. Mickey Thomas
Harp Player - The Twisters - After the Storm
He Was Here - James Cotton - Cotton Mouth Man
Drinking & Driving - Watermelon Slim - The Wheel Man
The Long Game - Blue Lunch - Above the Fold (Rip Cat 11/2014)
Whole Lotta Nuthin' - Missy Anderson - In the Moment (Main Squeeze Records 08/2014)
More Than I Bargained For - Peter Karp & Sue Foley - Beyond the Crossroads
Deal With It - Four Jacks - Deal With It
Everybody's in the Same Boat - Elvin Bishop - Can't Even Do Wrong Right (Alligator 08/2014)
Find My Wings - Altered Five Blues Band - Cryin' Mercy (Omnivibe 10/2014)
Leave the City - Devon Allman - Ragged & Dirty (RUF 10/2014)
Believe - Ruthie Foster - Promise of a Brand New Day (Blue Corn Music 08/2014)
Chain Reaction (feat. Glen Scott) - Eric Bibb - Blues People (Stony Plain 11/2014)
My Baby's Gone - John Nemeth - Memphis Grease (Blue Corn 03/2014)
Good Luck Baby - Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers - Love Whip Blues (VizzTone 11/2014)
Dandelion Tears - King muDDfish - Tails of Flying (Ind 12/2014)
Gonna Be All Right - Sauce Boss - 100% Pure (Burning Disk Inc 11/2014)
I've Got None - Polly O'Keary & the Rhythm Method - Compass (Ind 01/2014)
A Good Man Is Hard to Find - Alberta Hunter - Amtrak Blues
Watch Your Step - JW Jones - Belmont Boulevard (Blind Pig 10/2014)
Wasted It All On You - Gina Sicilia - The Alabama Sessions (VizzTone 07/2014)
For Better or Worse - Keb' Mo' - Bluesamericana (Kind of Blue Music 04/2014)
Southbound (Instrumental Outtake/1972) - The Allman Brothers Band - Brothers and Sisters





























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