Sometimes we think that you Residents probably just want to hear some Aretha Franklin, or another artist that’s more familiar. Still we forge ahead in obscurity. Today, we celebrate newly reissued material by CL Blast (who?) from his early 80’s period. New discoveries remind us that life is good!
There were 3(THREE) interviews on this show so the play list may not be complete or in time order. I interviewed: 1) Joan Cartwright from Florida; 2) Sweet Mama J Dan Lansing of the Twin Cities Rockabilly Association re: the late Chris Gaffne’s Fundraiser on May 18th; and #) Blues Harmonica Man RJ Mischo.
Birthdays in Blue for a pair of Motown legends: Stevie WonderMary Wells. Other Birthdays in Blue include Our Hero-Big Joe Turner; the Vice President of the Tenor Saxophone-Paul Quinichette; Maxine Sullivan of LOCHLOMOND fame; a pair of New Orleans clarinet immortals-Sidney BechetEdmond Hall; Belated Birthdays in Blue for Fred AstaireIrving Berlin and a Fond Farewell to a founding member of true Nashville Royalty—The Once and Future Tennessee Plowboy—Eddy Arnold
Today we make our annual trek down to the Memphis area to preview some of the nominees for the 2008 Blues Music Awards (better known as the Handys). We also celebrate the birthdays of Robert Johnson and Stevie Wonder. And, for probably the first time ever in Rockhouse history, we feature back-to-back sets containing – gasp – covers by the Beatles.