16 November 2017

#615 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues with Fatt Max (15 November 2017)


Fatt Max mixes it up again. The old with the new, what a winning recipe. It's blues time again. Enjoy! 

John Pagano Band – Aint Gonna Lose You 
Kilborn Alley Blues – Night Creeper 
Bobby Kyle – Driftwood 
Dave Keys – Strange Things Happening 
Downchild – Mailbox Money 
Milligan Vaughn Project – Dangerous Eyes 
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Travellin’ Band 
Big Daddy Wilson – Cookies Gonna Kill Me 
Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Mamas Fried Potatoes 
Greaseland All Stars – Howlin For My Darling 
Chris Cain – Back On Top 
Bruce Katz Band – You Got It 
Peter Parcek – Pat Hare 
Fats Domino – Aint That A Shame 
John Mayals Bluesbreakers – Steppin’ Out
John Lee Hooker – Crawling Kingsnake

This episode of The Blues Room first aired on FreeFM89.0 in New Zealand.


9 November 2017

#614 :: Tribute To Howling Wolf feat. Greaseland All-Stars (8 November 2017)


My good blues lovin' friend, Kevin Johnson, of Proud Papa Promotions & Publicity, used to work for Delmark Records in Chicago. Kevin now has his own independent radio promotions and press/publicity/PR company, concentrating on real deal blues! When he sent me a copy of 'Howlin' At Greaseland' (West Tone Records) I knew I'd be in for a good hit of solid blues. And I was right! 

Howlin' At Greaseland is tribute to the legend Howlin' Wolf (Chester Arthur Burnett June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976). Wolf is blues, there's no doubt about it. Several of his songs, including Smokestack Lightnin', Killing Floor and Spoonful, have become blues and blues rock standards the world over. On this album of 14 tracks, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer, Kid Anderson, brings together some of the most accomplished musicians this side of Wolf's life, to recreate and cover some of Wolf's most outstanding songs. It's not that Howlin' At Greaseland is trying to outdo or better Wolf's genius, rather it's paying homage to a true blues legend that I'm sure all the artists involved love and admire. 

Produced by Andersen at Greaseland Studios, Howlin' At Greaseland features many great artists such as Rick Estrin, Johnny Cat, Tail Dragger, Rockin’ Johnny Burgin, Jim Pugh, Henry Gray (played piano for Wolf), Terry Hanck, Ali Kumar and many more. 

There's some good banter and stories in between songs thanks to Anderson for keeping the tapes rollin. I just think the whole album is brilliant. It captures today's prmier West Coast and Chicago players very well. I highly recommend you pick yourself up a copy soon! I spin a few songs I like from Howlin' At Greaseland plus some other massive tracks that also pay tribute to the legend, Howlin' Wolf. Ahhhh whooooo, whooooo (*in the accent of Howlin' Wolf). Enjoy!

Playlist
1 Barrelhouse Chuck & Kim Wilson's Blues AllStars - Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy
2 James Blood Ulmer - Evil
3 Eric Clapton & Wynton Marsalis - Forty-Four
4 Bill Sims Jr. - Back Door Man
5 Greaseland AllStars - Smokestack Lighnin'
7 Greaseland AllStars - Howlin' For My Darling
8 Greaseland AllStars - Worried Life Blues
9 Greaseland AllStars - Spoonful
10 Johnny Winter with Paul Nelson - Killing Floor 
11 Michael Powers - I Ain't Superstitious
12 Satan & Adam - Little Red Rooster
16 Howlin' Wolf - Sittin' On Top Of The World

This episode of The Blues Room was first aired on FreeFM89.0 in New Zealand



3 November 2017

#613 :: Hour Of Blues Power With Darcy Perry (1 November 2017)


Darcy Perry brings another great mix. Enjoy!

Playlist
Otis Taylor, Cassie Taylor - Ten Million Slaves
B.B. King - Better Not Look Down
Jr. Walker - Shotgun
Bo Diddley - Pretty Thing
Syl Johnson - Come Together
The Staple Singers - The Weight
Keb' Mo' - Am I Wrong
R.L. Burnside - Someday Baby
James Brown - People Get Up And Drive Your Funky Soul
The Blind Boys of Alabama - Run On For A Long Time
Johnny Winter - Trick Bag
Tommy Castro, Janiva Magness - Think
Rufus Thomas - Breaking My Back
Junior Kimbrough - Meet Me in the City
Little Charlie & The Nightcats - My Next Ex-Wife
Fats Domino - Walking To New Orleans

The Blues Room #613
Wednesday 1 November 2017
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26 October 2017

#612 :: Big Daddy Wilson Interview/NZ Tour (25 October 2017)


Nate interviews Big Daddy Wilson (USA/Germany). Wilson is on tour throughout New Zealand and plays Nivara Lunge, Hamilton on Friday 26th Oct.

1 Luther Allison - Nobody But You
2 Eddie Boyd - Third Degree
3 Louisiana Red and Little Victor's Juke Joint - Alabama Train
4 Champion Jack Dupree - Your So Fine
5 Big Daddy Wilson (2011 Thumb A Ride) - This Is How I Live
6 Big Daddy Wilson (2015 Time) - New Zealand Aotearoa
7 Big Daddy Wilson (2015 Time) - We're Ready
8 Big Daddy Wilson (2017 Neckbone Stew) - 7 Years
9 Big Daddy Wilson (2017 Neckbone Stew) - He'll Make A Way
10 Big Daddy Wilson (2017 Neckbone Stew) - Neckbone Stew

The Blues Room #612
Wednesday 25 October 2017
LIVE stream Weds 9pm, NZ time: 


20 October 2017

#611 :: Hour Of Blues Power With Darcy Perry (18 October 207)


Darcy returns from his trip around United States of America 
to lay down some funky blues. Enjoy!

Michael Williams Band - Hey Baby
Southern Avenue - Don't Give Up
Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals - Call It What It Is
JJ Grey and Mofro - Everything Is A Song
Selwyn Birchwood - Pick Your Poison
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Hear Me
Coco Montoya - I'll Find Someone Who Will
Kaleo - No Good
Mavis Staples - Step Into The Light
Robert Randolph and The Family Band - Ain't Nothing Wrong With That
Steve Earle - You're The Best Lover That I Ever Had
Hannah Millar feat Jason Eskridge - Promised Land
Shemekia Copeland - Whole Lotta Water

The Blues Room #611
Wednesday 18 October 2017
LIVE stream Weds 9pm, NZ time: 


12 October 2017

#610 :: A Taste Of Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018 (11 October 2017)


*Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018 lineup at https://www.bluesfest.com.au/

1 The Billy Jones Band - Biggest House In Town
2 *Bobby Rush - I Don't Want Nobody Hanging Around
3 B.B. King with Ivan Neville's *DumpstaPhunk - Goin' Home
4 Paul Lamb & The Detroit Breakdown feat *Eric Gales - Fear Free
5 *Joe Louis Walker - Do I Love Her
6 Egidio Juke Ingala & The Jacknives - Can't Get You Off My Mind
7 Dave Myers, Rusty Zinn, Kim Wilson - Gotta Find My Baby
8 Ruthie Foster - Joy Comes Back
9 Big Daddy Wilson - I Just Need A Smile
10 North Mississippi All Stars - Run Red Rooster
11 The Flaming Mudcats - Big Bad Wolf
12 *Rick Estrin & The Nightcats - The Blues Ain’t Going Nowhere
13 Chuck Berry - Lady B. Goode

The Blues Room #610
Wednesday 11 October 2017
LIVE stream Weds 9pm, NZ time: 


5 October 2017

#609 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues With Fatt Max (4 October 2017)


Another Belly Fulla Blues With Fatt Max! Enjoy!

Eric Clapton & Howlin Wolf – Highway 49 
Jimmy Anderson – Baby Lets Burn 
Johnny Sonnier – Sitting Here All Alone 
Dr John – ZuZu Man 
Tami Lynn – Mojo Hana 
Big Daddy Wilson – He’ll Make A Way 
Willie Mabon – The Seventh Son 
Ramblin’ H Harris – Early One Morning 
Elmore James – One Way Out 
Keb Mo – Somebody Hurt You 
Albert King – Cold Feet 
Frank Bang & The Cook County Kings – Till The Day I Die 
Eric Quincy Tate – Stonehead Blues 
Lurrie Bell – I Feel So Good 
Howlin Wolf – Evil 
Chris Cain – You're Gonna Need Me 
Biscuit Miller – Mr DJ 
Jimmy Reed – Boogie In The Dark

The Blues Room #609
Wednesday 4 October 2017
LIVE stream Weds 9pm, NZ time: 


#608 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday :: Charles Bradley Tribute (Nov 5, 1948 – Sept 23, 2017)


This episode is dedicated to the 'Screaming Eagle Of Soul', the one and only Charles Edward Bradley (November 5, 1948 – September 23, 2017). A soul icon, a rare talent, a beautiful man. 
Charles Bradley was an American funk, soul, and R&B singer, signed to the Daptone Records label under the Dunham Records division. His performances and recording style were consistent with Daptone's revivalist approach, celebrating the feel of funk and soul music from the 1960s and 1970s. One review said he "echoes the evocative delivery of Otis Redding".

Bradley was the subject of the documentary, 'Soul of America', which premiered at South by Southwest in 2012. I totally recommend you see if, again, if you're already seen it.

Bradley died of stomach cancer in Brooklyn, New York, at the age of 68. He was surrounded by family and friends, including members of all the bands he worked closely with.

This is a two part episode. The first part was broadcast on The Blues Room, and the second part was broadcast on GO FEET! Radio. The songs selected for this tribute were mainly from LIVE performances on KEXP by Charles Bradley and his band.

The Blues Room #608
Wednesday 27 September 2017
  
Part One


1 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - Heartaches and Pain (Live on KEXP, 2011)
2 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - Why Is It So Hard (Live on KEXP, 2011)
3 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - Golden Rule (Live on KEXP, 2011)
   Interview with Charles Bradley by Phil Grey (Free FM manager)
4 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - You Put The Flame On It (Live on KEXP, 2013)
5 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - Crying In The Chapel (Live on KEXP, 2013)
6 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - Strictly Reserved For You (Live on KEXP, 2013)
7 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - Confusion (Live on KEXP, 2013)
8 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires-  Let Love Stand A Chance? (Live on KEXP, 2013)

Part Two


9 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - Nobody But You (LIVE on KEXP, 2016)
10 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - Things We Do For Love (LIVE on KEXP, 2016)
11 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - Ain't It A Sin (LIVE on KEXP, 2016)
12 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - Changes (LIVE on KEXP, 2016)
13 Charles Bradley feat The Menahan Street Band - Heart of Gold (Neil Young)
14 Charles Bradley feat The Menahan Street Band - Stay Away (Nirvana)
15 Charles Bradley and The Gospel Queens - Everyday Is Christmas When I'm Loving You

26 September 2017

#607 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues With Fatt Max (20 September 2017)

The Blues Room #607
Wednesday 20 September 2017
LIVE stream Weds 9pm, NZ time: 



Eric Clapton – Crossroads 
Heart Attack Alley – Too Hot Blues 
Chris Armour Quartet – Steak Sauce 
Junior Kimborough – I Cried Last Night 
Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley 
Big Daddy Wilson – Peanut Butter Pie 
Otis Rush – Me 
Joshua Jacobsen – Mind Blowing Blues 
Anthony Rosano & The Conquerors – Wicked Grin 
Beg Mac – Rough Dried Woman 
Juke Joint Pimps – Dust My Broom 
Clifton Chenier – Driftin’ Blues 
John Lee Hooker – Time Is Marching 
Albert Castiglia – What Was I Thinking 
Tiny Legs Tim – Death Letter 
Chuxx Morris – Pass The Shotgun 
Elmore James – Stranger Blues 
Little Richard – Tutti Fruiti

13 September 2017

#606 :: Blues Weather (13 September 2017)

The Blues Room #606
Wednesday 13 September 2017
9pm-10pm NZ time, FreeFM89.0



Our heart goes out to all affected by Hurricane Irma. 
Link to help the victims of Hurricane Irma.  

1 Ina Forsman, Layla Zoe, Tasha Taylor - Weatherman
2 Ebony JoAnn - Just Rain
3 Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers - Bad Weather Blues
4 Dave Bartholomew - Stormy Weather
5 Jimmie Vaughan - The Rains Came
6 Lonnie Johnson - Life Saver Blues
6 T-Bone Walker Call It Stormy Monday
7 Ruth Wyand - Been In The Storm So Long
8 Otis Taylor - Rain so Hard
9 Joshua Jacobson - Mind Blowin' Blues
10 Fathead - Blues Weather
11 JP Blues Band - Some Kind Of Hurricane
12 Albert Castiglia - Hurricane Blues
13 Paul Orta & The Kingpins - The Sky Is Crying

#605 :: Hour Of Blues Power with Darcy Perry

The Blues Room #605
Wednesday 6 September 2017
Left click this link to listen to episode #605



1. Albert King - I Wanna Get Funky
2. Big Daddy Wilson - Neckbone Stew
3. Big Walter Horton - Tin Pan Alley
4. Albert Collins - Iceman LIVE
5. Duane Allman & Aretha Franklin - The Weight
6. Otis Rush - I Can't Quit You Baby LIVE
7. Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Shall I Meet You Over Yonder
8. Buddy Guy - First Time I Met The Blues LIVE
9. Al Green - A Change Is Gonna Come LIVE
10. Big Mama Thornton - Ball And Chain LIVE
11. Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee - Jesus Gonna Make It Alright
12. Freddie King - Going Down
13. Johnny Shines & Snooky Prior - Trouble In Mind

31 August 2017

#604 :: Funderstruck (30 August 2017)

The Blues Room #604
Wednesday 30 August 2017
9pm-10pm NZ time, FreeFM89.0 

Thornetta Davis - Honest Woman
Big Daddy Wilson - Cookies Gonna Kill Me
Ali Penney And The Money Makers - No No No
Hammond Gamble - Long Night Blues
Josh Durning - When I'm Sixty-Four
Chris Armour Quartet - Funderstruck
Paul Ubana Jones - I Need a Storm
Fiona Boyes - Can't Stay Here No More
Peter Karp - The Prophet
Samantha Fish - Chills & Fever
Sarah Spicer - Mr J
Etta James - That’s Alright
Joshua Jacobson - Twerkin' Lil' Mama
Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials - I’ll Cry Tomorrow

23 August 2017

#603 :: LIVE Recording Wednesday :: Albert King - Blues At Sunset (23 August 207)

The Blues Room #603
Wednesday 23 August 2017
9pm-10pm NZ time, FreeFM89.0


Every fourth Wednesday we present a LIVE Blues Recording for your listening pleasure. Here's Albert King recorded live at two venues and on point at both. Enjoy!

Albert King - Match Box Blues
Albert King - Got To Be Some Changes Made
Albert King - I'll Play The Blues for You
Albert King - Killing Floor
Albert King - Angel Of Mercy
Albert King - Match Box Blues
Albert King - Watermelon Man
Albert King - Breaking Up Somebody's Home
Albert King - Call It Stormy Monday

16 August 2017

#602 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues With Fatt Max (16 August 2017)

The Blues Room #602
Wednesday 16 August 2017
9pm-10pm NZ time, FreeFM89.0

Geoff Achison – Make My Stand 
Yard Birds – Boom Boom 
BB King & Van Morrison – Early In The Morning 
John Pagano Band – 99 Problems 
Dave Keller – 2am Talks 
Andy T Band – Doin’ Hard Time 
Buddy Guy & Brad Whitford – Evil Twin 
Eric Clapton – Blow Wind 
Blow Big Bill Morganfield – When You Love Someone 
Popa Chubby – Dirty Diesel 
Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Devils Look Like Angels 
Biscuit Miller – Use To Love Me 
Bnois King & Smoking Joe Kubek – Freezer Burn 
Lloyd Spiegel – Lucille

9 August 2017

#601 :: Highways, Automobiles, and Route 66 (9 August 2017)

The Blues Room #601
Wednesday 9 August 2017
9pm-10pm NZ time, FreeFM89.0




Inspired by Free FM manager, Phil Grey's trip up Route 66, here's an hour of tunes about 
Highways, Automobiles, and Route 66.

Billy Branch & Sugar Ray Norcia - Route 66
The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
ZZ Top - She Loves My Automobile
George Thorogood & the Destroyers - Highway 49
William Clarke - Going Down This Highway
Jumpin' Jack Bluni - Too Many Drivers
Lightnin' Hopkins - Ride in your New Automobile
Memphis Gold - Standin' By The Highway
Howlin' Wolf - Cadillac Daddy (Mr.HighwayMan)
Red Devils - Mr. Highway Man
Mississippi Fred McDowell - 61 Highway
North Mississippi All Stars - 61 Highway
Eric Clapton with BB King - Key to the Highway

3 August 2017

#600 :: Darcy Perry presents the 600th episode of The Blues Room (2 August 2017)

The Blues Room #600
Wednesday 2 August 2017
9pm-10pm NZ time, FreeFM89.0



Darcy Perry brings us the 600th episode of The Blues Room. Wow, theres soooo many people to thank and we are grateful to you all. Here's to another 600 episodes! Keeping the blues alive, one NZ blues tune at a time, here in Hamilton, New Zealand. Thanks Free FM 89.0

1. Lil Chuck - I Call On Jimmy
2. Amund Maarud - Wild Child
3. Kokomo - Holed Up in Karamea
4. Craig Bracken (Flaming Mudcats) - Mudcat Boogie
5. Mike Zito - Make Blues Not War
6. Doc Span - Swamp Thing
7. Chris Armour Quartet - Conchos
8. Darren Watson - Be Careful with a Fool
9. Fatt Max - Grab Me Some Life
10. Mike Garner with Neil Billington - Mother In-law Blues
11. Haggis McGuinness - Life is a Beautiful Thing
12. Remarkable Beat Roosters - One Mo' Man
13. Ric Jaz - So What

26 July 2017

#599 :: LIVE Blues Recording Wednesday :: Sonny Landreth Live In Lafayette (26 July 2017)

The Blues Room #599
Wednesday 26 July 2017
9pm-10pm NZ time, FreeFM89.0
Left click this link to listen to episode #599
Or right-click this link to download episode #599

LIVE Blues Recording Wednesday features music from the King of Slydeco, Sonny Landreth. Recorded live In Lafayette (2017).

Blues Attack
Hell At Home
Key To the Highway
The U.S.S. Zydecoldsmobile
True Blue
Brave New Girl
Soul Salvation
Walking Blues

19 July 2017

#598 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues With Fatt Max (9 July 2017)

The Blues Room #598
Wednesday 19 July 2017
9pm-10pm NZ time, FreeFM89.0


The Flaming Mudcats – Heavy 
Biscuit Miller – Down At The Mississippi 
Cedric Davis – Keep On Snatching It Back 
The Graveltones – Running To You 
Sleepy John Estes – Brownsville Blues 
The Alexis P Suter Band – Another Place And Time 
James Luther Dickinson – Dixie Fried 
Shane Speal & His Snake Oil Band - Don’t Give Me None Of Yo’ Business 
Laurence Jones – Live It Up 
Albert Collins – Ice Pick 
Vaughn Brothers – Hard To Be 
Mike Zito – On The Road 
A C Reed & Bonnie Rait – She’s Fine 
Cyril Neville – Blues Is The Truth 
John Long – Suitcase Stomp 
B B King – Don’t Answer The Door

12 July 2017

#597 :: You Gotta Move (12 July 2017)

The Blues Room #597
Wednesday 12 July 2017
9pm-10pm NZ time, FreeFM89.0

1. Buster Benton and Carey Bell - Born with the Blues
2. Roy Gaines - A Hell of a Night
3. North Mississippi All Stars - You Got To Move
4. Little Bushman - Te Oranga
5. Darren Watson's New Acoustic LP - Pledge Me Project
6. Darren Watson - I Still Feel The Same
7. Mike Garner -The Way I Feel
8. Moses Walker and Ronnie Shellist - Come On In My Kitchen
9. Flavio Guimaraes & Netto Rockfeller - Times Is Getting Faster
10. Victor Puertas & The Mellow Tones - She's My Baby
11. Bo Diddley - Don't Know Where I've Been
12. John Mayer - Crossroads
13. Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' - Diving Duck Blues
14. Big Bill Morganfield - I Don't Know Why
15. Paul Lamb & The Blues Burglars - Late One Evening

The Nukes hit Hamilton July 22 to release new album

The Nukes III album has spent six weeks on the NZ album chart top ten as well as being 
the number 1 independent NZ album of the week.

All their latest promo and show updates including those just gone can be found on their facebook page, lots going on https://www.facebook.com/thenukesukuleletrio.

Nukes on the go again and slowly covering this beautiful land with our uke tunes and new album NUKES III ....in some places we can even work in a pre show workshop session so for all you Hamiltonians here's a Saturday early evening opportunity

Workshop for ticket holders only from 5.30pm with show doors opening at 7.00pm. 
All ages welcome. Limited cash door sales: $25 adults $15 children under 16. Tickets online at The Meteor http://themeteor.co.nz/events/ or in person from Shearers Musicworks and Excite Music Academy. Pre sales include workshop and show deal for $30.

Swamp Thing tour North Island, starting at Raglan's Yot Club: July-August 2017


Swamp Thing’s energetic live performances are re-known for inspiring concert goers to dance and have fun while showcasing a wealth of musical experience and engaging their audience at all times.

Swamp Thing play every show like it is their last, making a sound that reaches far back into the musical DNA of roots music.

Catch Swamp Thing on their north island tour this July and August 2017.

6 July 2017

#596 :: Hour Of Blues Power With Darcy Perry (5 July 2017)

The Blues Room #596
Wednesday 5 July 2017
9pm-10pm NZ time, FreeFM89.0

1. Chris Cain - Trying To Forget It
2. Aretha Franklin - Trouble in Mind
3. Golden Earring - Radar Love
4. R.L. Burnside - Miss Maybelle
5. Ry Cooder - Down in Mississippi
6. Rory Block - Silver Wings
7. Albert Collins, Robert Cray & Johnny Copeland - Lion's Den
8. Shaken not Stirred - God Bless the Child
9. Slim Harpo - I Got Love If You Want It
10. The Nukes - Lemon Tree
11. The Blind Boys of Alabama - Many Rivers to Cross
12. Hound Dog Taylor - Roll Your Money Maker
13. Bo Diddley - Bring it To Jerome
14. Jimmy Reed - Shame, Shame, Shame

21 June 2017

#594 :: Another Belly Fulla Blues With Fatt Max (21 June 2017)

The Blues Room #594
Wednesday 21 June 2017
9pm-10pm NZ time, FreeFM89.0

Swamp Thing – Last Fair Deal 
Emma King – Devil City 
Cris Jacobs – Jack The Whistle & The Hammer 
T Rex – Mambo Sun 
Keb Mo – That’s Alright 
Sean Chambers – Be Careful With A Fool 
Big Walter Horton- Have A Good Time 
Magic Sam – I Have The Same Old Blues 
John Mayall Bluesbreakers – Little Girl 
Eric Clapton – I Aint Got You 
Eric Clapton – Before You Accuse Me
T Model Ford – Sugar Farm 
Taj Mahal – Bank Robbery 
Gary Moore – Since I Met You Baby 
Buddy Guy & Gary Clark Jnr – Blues Don’t Care 
Johnny Winter – Shake Your Tail Feather

15 June 2017

#593 :: Claude Hay Interview / NZ Tour (14 June 2017)

The Blues Room #593
Wednesday 14 June 2017
9pm-10pm NZ time, FreeFM89.0


Nate interviews Claude Hay about his NZ tour. 
Thu 15 Jun 2017 RAUMATI SOCIAL CLUB, Raumati South, New Zealand 
Fri 16 Jun 2017 Whanganui Musicians Club, Whanganui, New Zealand 
Sat 17 Jun 2017 Uxbridge Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand 
Sun 18 Jun 2017 Butlers Reef, New Plymouth, New Zealand


Seasick Steve - Down On The Farm
Eric Bibb and North Country Far - I'll Farm For You
Claude Hay - Roller Coaster
Claude Hay - Hold You Up
Claude Hay - Forget About Me
Claude Hay - Winner
Tami Neilson - Loco Mama
Ronnie Shellist feat. Gerry Hundt - Shoes
Chuck Berry - Lady B. Goode
Gina Sicilia - He Called Me Baby
Homesick James - Farmer's Blues


8 June 2017

#592 :: Another Hour Of Blues Power With Darcy Perry (7 June 2017)

The Blues Room #592
Wednesday 7 June 2017
9pm-10pm NZ time, FreeFM89.0
1. Johnny Winter with Dr. John - Blue Monday
2. Chris Cain - Better Not Look Down
3. Eric Bibb - In My Father's House
4. Joss Stone - The Chokin' Kind
5. Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
6. Rick Estrin and The Nightcats - Callin' All Fools
7. Kim Wilson - My Buddy Buddy Friends
8. Doyle Bramhall II - Soul Shaker
9. We Shall Overcome
10. Steady Rollin' Blues
11. Woody Guthrie - This Land Is Your Land
12. Selwyn Birchwood - Don't Call No Ambulance

1 June 2017

#591 :: CONMEN Live in The Blues Room (31 May 2017)

The Blues Room #591
Wednesday 31 May 2017
9pm-10pm NZ time, FreeFM89.0

The 6-piece Conmen produce a solid blues sound reminiscent of 1940/50/60's blues artists and bands. The style of music could be described as earthy, basic blues from US Delta and Chicago artists, whilst also heavily influenced by British bands and their hits of the 60s and 70s. Here they perform live to air on The Blues Room for New Zealand Month 2017.


1. The Sugar Daddyz - Dreams
2. Conmen - Hambone 
3. Conmen - Leave You No More 
4. Conmen - Down By The Bayou 
5. Conmen - Smokestack Lightening 
6. Conmen - Tastes Like Chicken 
7. Conmen - Devil Women 
8. Li'l Chuck (The One Man Skiffle Machine) - Whiskey and Ginger 
9. Groovexpress - Ukrainian Doll
10. Conmen - Congo Square 
11. Conmen - St James Infirmary Blues 
12. Conmen - River Hip Mama

28 May 2017

#590 :: Al's Angels LIVE in The Blues Room (24 May 2017)

The Blues Room #590
Wednesday 24 May 2017
9pm-10pm NZ time, FreeFM89.0

To celebrate New Zealand Music Month we welcome Al's Angels 
into the studio to perform live to air. This band comprises of Al Ward on bass / vocals, Al Furston on rhythm guitar / vocals, Alex Dean on drums and Morris Taylor on lead guitar. All members are frequent participants of the local blues jams hosted by Hamilton Blues Society

1. Mike Garner - Blues Singer
2. Al's Angels - Late Night Blues
3. Al's Angels - Northbound
4. Al's Angels - Down by the river
5. Al's Angels - Going Back To Georgia
6. Al's Angels - Devil in distress
7. Al's Angels - Rocking My Blues Away
8. Darren Watson - WTLIF
9. Al's Angels - Son Of A Gun
10. Al's Angels - Talk To My Baby

17 May 2017

#589 :: Jelly Roll King (17 May 2017)

The Blues Room #589
Wednesday 17 May 2017
9pm-10pm NZ time, FreeFM89.0

Fatt Max lays it down for you again with another Bellyfulla Blues. Enjoy.

Sonny Landreth – Walking Blues 
Frank Frost – Jelly Roll King 
Dr Feelgood – I Can Tell 
Mike Vernon – Just A Little Bit 
Beg Mac – Rough Dried Woman 
Vika Bull – Roll 
Snooky Pryor – Judgement Day 
Royal Southern Brotherhood – The Big Greasy 
Laurence Jones – Touch Your Moonlight 
Darcy Perry Band – I’m Just Trying To Live 
Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Devils Look Like Angels 
Greg Coulson – End Of The Line 
Joanne Shaw Taylor – Tied And Bound 
Vika Bull – (I Just Wanna) Make Love To You 
Peter Karp – Alabama Town

11 May 2017

#588 :: Only In The Blues (10 May 2017)

The Blues Room #588
Wednesday 10 May 2017
9pm-10pm NZ time, FreeFM89.0


A blues mix with a some great classics, great female vocalists, great harmonica players, and some great artists from New Zealand. Enjoy!

1 Muddy Waters - Mad Love (I Want You To Love Me)
2 Bonnie Raitt - Love Me Like A Man
3 Midge Marsden - Move Up To Country
4 Hammond Gamble - Whistlin' The Blues In The Rain
6 John Hammond - Spider And The Fly
7 B.B. King - Mean Ole' World
8 Li'l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine - I call on Jimmy Reed
9 Victor Puertas & The Mellow Tones - Sugar Coated Love
10 Matthew Skoller - Only In The Blues
11 Fatt Max - Clear Blues
12 Tony Joe White - Polk Salad Annie
13  Izo Fitzroy - Skyline
14 Vika Bull - Sunday
15 Saturday Nite Fish Fry feat. Shakura S’Aida - Ain't I Talkin' To You Baby

4 May 2017

#587 :: 10 Year Anniversary of Harmonica Masters Of New Zealand Album Release

The Blues Room #587
Wednesday 3 May 2017
9pm-10pm NZ time, FreeFM89.0
LIVE stream: http://tunein.com/radio/The-Blues-Room-p446677/

Darcy Perry plays tunes from the Harmonica Masters of New Zealand album 
and celebrates it's 10th year anniversary. 

1. Peri Grant - Pushing it Uphill
2. Aaron Carpenter - Sunshower
3. Mike Garner - Leaving Blues
4. Graham Clark & Grant Bullot - Kidney's Gone to Hell
5. Erna Ferry - A Little Kissing
6. Bullfrog Rata - Next Town
7. Derek 'Haggis' Maguiness - Life is a Beautiful Thing 
8. Craig Bracken - Want My Money Back
9. Shayn Wills - Only One
10. Brian Glamuzina - Big Time Baby
11. Brendan Power - The Real Blues Real
12. Darcy Perry & Nate Taiapa - Blues Man

26 April 2017

#586 :: LIVE Blues Recording Wednesday :: RIP Chuck Berry

The Blues Room #586
Wednesday 26 April 2017
9pm-10pm NZ time, FreeFM89.0


A tribute to the late great KING OF ROCK AND ROLL, Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry aka CHUCK BERRY (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017). 


1. Chuck Berry - Maybellene
2. Chuck Berry - Thirty Days
3. Chuck Berry - No Money Down
4. Chuck Berry with the Steve Miller Blues Band - Fillmore Auditorium Introduction - June 27, 1967
5. Rockin' At The Fillmore (instrumental)
6. Everyday I Have The Blues
7. Driftin' Blues
8. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
9. Chuck Berry - Lanchester Arts Festival Introduction - February 3, 1972
10. Roll Over Beethoven
11. Nadine
12. Sweet Little Sixteen
13. Reelin' And Rockin'
14. Johnny B. Goode

BIOGRAPHY
Chuck Berry’s music has transcended generations. He earns respect to this day because he is truly an entertainer. Berry, also known as “The Father of Rock & Roll,” gained success by watching the audience’s reaction and playing accordingly, putting his listeners’ amusement above all else. For this reason, tunes like “Johnny B. Goode,” “Maybellene” and “Memphis” have become anthems to an integrated American youth and popular culture. Berry is a musical icon who established rock and roll as a musical form and brought the worlds of black and white together in song.

Born in St. Louis on October 18, 1926 Berry had many influences on his life that shaped his musical style. He emulated the smooth vocal clarity of his idol, Nat King Cole, while playing blues songs from bands like Muddy Waters. For his first stage performance, Berry chose to sing a Jay McShann song called “Confessin’ the Blues.” It was at his high school’s student musical performance, when the blues was well-liked but not considered appropriate for such an event. He got a thunderous applause for his daring choice, and from then on, Berry had to be onstage.

GUITAR LESSONS
Berry took up the guitar after that, inspired by his partner in the school production. He found that if he learned rhythm changes and blues chords, he could play most of the popular songs on the radio at the time. His friend, Ira Harris, showed him techniques on the guitar that would become the foundation of Berry’s original sound. Then in 1952, he began playing guitar and singing in a club band whose song list ranged from blues to ballads to calypso to country. Berry was becoming an accomplished showman, incorporating gestures and facial expressions to go with the lyrics.

It was in 1953 that Chuck Berry joined the Sir John’s Trio (eventually renamed the Chuck Berry Combo), which played the popular Cosmopolitan Club in St. Louis. Country-western music was big at the time, so Berry decided to use some of the riffs and create his own unique hillbilly sound. The black audience thought he was crazy at first, but couldn’t resist trying to dance along with it. Since country was popular with white people, they began to come to the shows, and the audience was at some points almost 40 percent white. Berry’s stage show antics were getting attention, but the other band members did their parts as well. In his own words: “I would slur my strings to make a passage that Johnnie (Johnson) could not produce with piano keys but the answer would be so close that he would get a tremendous ovation. His answer would sound similar to some that Jerry Lee Lewis’s fingers later began to flay.”

SOME GOOD ADVICE
Later in 1955, Berry went on a road trip to Chicago, where he chanced upon a club where his idol, Muddy Waters, was performing. He arrived late and only heard the last song, but when it was over he got the attention of Waters and asked him who to see about making a record. Waters replied, “Yeah, Leonard Chess. Yeah, Chess Records over on Forty-seventh and Cottage.” Berry went there on Monday and discovered it was a blues label where greats like Howlin’ Wolf and Bo Diddley recorded. He didn’t have any tapes to show, but Chess was willing to listen if he brought some back from St. Louis. So Berry went home and recorded some originals, including the would-be “Maybellene,” then called “Ida May,” and drove back to Chicago later that week to audition. Much to Berry’s surprise, it was that hillbilly number that caught Chess’ attention. Berry was signed to Chess Records and in the summer of 1955, “Maybellene” reached #5 on the Pop Charts and #1 on the R&B Charts. Through Chuck Berry, Chess Records moved from the R&B genre into the mainstream and Berry himself was on his way to stardom.

THE REST IS HISTORY
Berry continued his success with such hits as “Brown-Eyed Man,” “Too Much Monkey Business,” “Memphis,” “Roll Over, Beethoven!” and “Johnny B. Goode.” “Johnny B. Goode” is Berry’s masterpiece, as it brought together all the elements of Berry’s unique musical sound. It cemented his place in rock history and led to fame in the 1950s. His popularity garnered him television and movie appearances and he toured frequently.

Berry’s incredible success is due to his ability to articulate the concerns and attitudes of his audience in his music. At the height of his success, Berry was a 30-year-old black man singing to a mostly white, teenage audience. Dubbed the “Eternal Teenager,” Chuck Berry’s knowledge of the pop market made it possible for him to break color barriers and play to an integrated audience.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Berry’s music was the inspiration for such groups as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Berry had a number of comeback recordings and in 1972 had the first and only #1 Pop Chart hit of his career with “My Ding-A-Ling. 1986 fittingly saw him inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the very first inductee in history. As a tribute to his pervasiveness in the realm of rock, a clip of “Johnny B. Goode” was chosen played in the Voyager I spacecraft, proving Chuck Berry and his rock legacy are truly out of this world.

Listen to a new single from Chuck's new album 
due for release on June 16, 2017.