Freddie King

This week on The Blues, Saturday evening, October 13th at 11pm, you'll hear from Shemekia Copeland's new album, America's Child, Albert King, the Goshorn Brothers, and Peter Frampton in the first set.

The second set starts off with two songs with Eric Clapton from his time with Derek and the Dominos and Cream.  There's also the classic "Hideaway" from King Records recording artist Freddie King, and "Dirty Pool" from Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's first studio album, "Texas Flood," Epic Records, 1983.

And the show ends with some favorites, Charlie Musselwhite, Diana Krall, Eva Cassidy, and Ken Nordine.  Technical assistance from Ben Fibbe & Rick Andress.

In honor of the importance of King Records, I decided to devote this year's Christmas special to some of the talented musicians who recorded at King.  This year's one-hour Christmas special will air on Saturday night, Christmas Eve, at 11pm and be repeated on Christmas Day, December 25th at 7pm.

The special begins with a recitation of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" by legendary King Records drummer Philip Paul.  This reading is followed by James Brown's "Signs of Christmas," and later in the show you'll hear Brown's holiday song, "Merry Christmas, I Love You." Other popular King Records rhythm and blues recording artists include Bill Doggett, Hank Ballard, Charles Brown, and Freddie King.  

If you enjoy country and bluegrass music, you'll be treated to songs by the Stanley Brothers, Reno & Smiley, and Cowboy Copas.  There are also several songs by musicians you may not have heard of like Lillian Brooks, Amos Wilburn, and the Soul Comforters.

Merry Christmas! 

The Blues: 12.3.16 show

Nov 30, 2016

This week's blues show which airs on Saturday, December 3rd at 11pm, starts off with the classic R. L. Burnside song, It's Bad You Know, from the Sopranos soundtrack.  Bobby Rush has a cd out called "Decisions", and you'll hear "Another Murder in New Orleans" which also features Dr. John.  Dr. John's no stranger to violence. He no longer plays the guitar, because his hand was shot with a bullet.