26 February 2016

#525 :: Prince Plays Blues

The Blues Room, 24 February 2016
Episode #525

Prince arrived in New Zealand on 24th February and he played two shows that night in Auckland city. It was his first time performing in New Zealand and both shows sold out within minutes of going on sale. This episode of The Blues Room went to air as Prince was nearing the end of his first show and preparing for his second show at 10pm, the show I went to. While there was no band, no guitar or backup singers with Prince he was nonetheless AMAZING! Here's a tribute show to Prince's great talent on guitar (and vocals, rhythm, groove, artistry, coolness, humor, purpleness, musicianship etc etc). All Prince & All Blues. Enjoy!

1. 5 Women
2. 2 Sisters
3. Purple House
4. If I had a Harem 
5. The Ride 
6. Blues in G with John Nelson
7. Satisfied
8. Midnight Blues

18 February 2016

#524 :: Grammy Award For Best Blues Album 2016 Goes To Buddy Guy

The Blues Room, 17 February 2016
Episode #525

The winner of best blues album for the 2016 Grammy awards was Buddy Guy. The Grammy nominees for best blues album 2016 were as follows:

Born To Play Guitar - Buddy Guy (Winner)
Label: RCA Records/Silvertone Records

Descendants Of Hill Country - Cedric Burnside Project
Label: Cedric Burnside Project

Outskirts Of Love - Shemekia Copeland
Label: Alligator Records

Worthy - Bettye LaVette
Label: Cherry Red

Muddy Waters 100 - John Primer & Various Artists
Label: Raisin Music Records

1. Cedric Burnside Project - that Changes Everything
2. John Primer and Friends feat. James Cotton (Muddy 100) - I Feel So Good
3. Shemekia Copeland - I Feel A Sin Coming On
4. Mavis Staples - See that My Grave Is Kept Clean
5. R.L. Burnside - Rollin' & Tumblin'
6. Macy Gray - Hound Dog
7. Bonnie Raitt, Gary Clark Jr., Chris Stapleton - Grammys Tribute To B.B. King
8. Jon Cleary - Brother I'm Hungry
9. Bob Margolin - Young & Old Blues
10. B.B. King - How Blue Can You Get?
11. John Hammond - No Money Down
12. Buddy Guy - Smarter Than I Was

11 February 2016

#523 :: Vinyl Shots

The Blues Room, 10 February 2016
Episode #523

All blues VINYL SHOTS in this episode thanks to Ivan at Nivara Lounge. If any of you are in Hamilton and want to come up on air sometime to spin your blues vinyl/music just holla!

1. Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band - All Night Long
2. Muddy Waters - Got My Brand On You
3. Muddy Waters - Hoochie Coochie Man
4. Buddy Guy - Stone Crazy
5. Johnny Shines - Won't You Tell Me Mama
6. Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Midnight Special
7. Koko Taylor - Wang Dang Doodle
8. Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson & The New Hawks - Walkin' The Dog

5 February 2016

#522 :: Another Hour Of Blues Power With Darcy Perry

The Blues Room, 3 February 2016
Episode #522
Darcy Perry returns for another hour of blues power. He manages to catch up with Fatt Max on the line, get video recorded for The Blues Room's facebook group, eat some homemade apple and rhubarb crumble AND spin some vinyl all in under an hour. Beat that!!!

1. Mark Kerr - One Drink Away From the Blues
2. Leslie West - Sinner's Prayer
3. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Blackbird Special
4. A Cryin Shame (No kidding!) - Nutbush City Limits
5. Michael Burks - Voodoo Spell
6. Searching For An Angel
7. Count Bassie - Four Or Five Times
8. Son Seals - Don't Pick Me For Your Fool
9. Craig Erickson - Ramblin' Again
10. Lowel Fulson - Swinging Party
11. Never Seen You Cry This Way Before

How Darcy does it in the Blues Room!!!
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