Blues

BIRTHDAYS-IN-BLUE From the Land of the Round Haircut for a Pair of Immortals from the Golden Age of American Popular Song: Composer JIMMY McHUGH and Lyricist MITCHELL PARRISH. Other Birthdays Include BILL HALEY, The Drummer in the Band RINGO STARR, The Clown Prince of Jive Himself LOUIS JORDAN, The Original Honeydripper JOE LIGGINS, Electric Guitar Pioneer TINY GRIMES, The Once and Future Duke of Earl GENE CHANDLER and That Angel of Song DELLA REESE.

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Thanks to Chris Castino and Jason Fladager from the Big Wu for stopping by the show this morning.

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GUEST HOST TODAY! Melinda J sat in today and delivered a lot of great ole’ school tunes and…also celebrated Independence Day to express sincere gratitude for our independence and freedom! Enjoy a great and safe holiday weekend!

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All those car songs. Check out the play list.

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It’s with regret that I announce the passing of Blue Loon recording artist Mike The Hook Deutsch. The piano man succumbed to cancer on 6/24/09. Instead of thinking of him as having died, I prefer to say: He’s taking his place in that heavenly blues band, playing with his friends who got there before he did: Dave Ray, Rick O’Dell, Joel Johnson, Will Donicht, Percy Strother, Milwaukee Slim, Andy Bailey, Steve Killer Kilbride, Mike Nichols, Lady Blue Sonny Rodgers. Today’s show featured music that Mike recorded with some of those friends.

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