Featuring nothing but the blues on Sundays from early in the morning through the afternoon hours. Four complete shows each different but each spinning the blues from start to finish.

http://kpft.org/

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Troels Jensen & Kenny Brown 2006 Cheap, Fast And Dirty



Genre: Blues
Rate: 202 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:42:38
Size: 54,92 MB

Denmark United States



Tracklist:

01 - She's Got A Hold On Me 03:53

02 - Look Over Yonders Wall 03:40

03 - It Hurts Me Too 05:30

04 - Bluesman 02:42

05 - How Long Blues 03:26

06 - I'm The Blues 03:31

07 - Stick Around 05:54

08 - Ragged And Dirty 03:59

09 - Ramblin' On My Mind 05:36

10 - Yazoo Street Rock 04:27





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Downchild Blues Band 1974 Dancing


Genre: Blues
Rate: 186 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:38:47
Size: 52,23 MB

Canada

There is a ton of heart and soul in this blues recording from this legendary Canadian blues band. The band is very good these numbers most of which are terrific originals. The music slides from blues boogey and barrelhouse. (skater)


Tracklist:

01 - Dancing 02:59

02 - Tell Your Mother 02:28

03 - When I Go To Work 03:29

04 - Please Forgive 02:54

05 - Set A Date 03:31

06 - Tell Me Baby 04:58

07 - Must Have Been The Devil 03:42

08 - Let's Go Strollin' 03:27

09 - Something On Your Mind 04:01

10 - The Argument 04:24

11 - Madison Blues 02:54





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American Blues Showcased On Public Radio

Years ago there were literally thousands of independent radio stations spread across the United States, today they are a dying breed. Today’s music legends will tell you that years ago they could drive right up to a station and the likelihood existed that they could end up being interviewed on the air. Not so much today because those small but ever so important radio stations are fading away. Huge corporations are now allowed to buy literally hundreds of stations and of course they dictate what airs across their corporate air waves. Just imagine one person in New York City choosing the music that will air across the entire U.S. Kind of sad if you think about it. What’s next – independent music publications going away? One has to wonder if the expressive freedoms found in the 60s are now coming to an end.


But before we write this legacy off allow me to share something cool that is going on in Houston, Texas, USA. You see in Houston and in some other communities as well the death knell has not sounded for the independent artist. Some folks are still keeping the airwaves alive presenting world class tracks that are sure to set you free. That's cool because in this decade of change there are still independent stations that welcome independent artists and their music. One such station is KPFT 90.1 fm. This public radio station even broadcasts across the internet so music is not limited to just their local airwaves and this equates to sharing the blues with a wider audience and that’s not just cool, that’s way cool.

On Sundays, nicknamed Fun Day Sunday, KPFT hosts four major blues shows in a row. The station is not locked into what some corporate office says they have to play. Instead they are one of the few stations left that shares the blues from a local, regional, national, and international perspective and they welcome independent music with open arms. My Fun Day Sunday is comprised of KPFT’s individual shows - each eclectic in their own right and not a cookie cutter version of one another. Their on air personalities amazingly enough do not come across as sounding like the drone of a top forty station that employs the same familiar, rhythmic voice pattern show after show. So on Fun Day Sunday you can stay tuned in from 6am to 4pm and not get bored all day long.

Starting at 6am and airing through 8am central standard time (cst) two ladies take to the airwaves with their newly renamed show “Down Home Blues”. Hosts Anne Paget & Genie Mims kick the day off by including a bit of Chicago blues, some Delta blues, and a bit of everything in between which even includes a touch of gospel now and then. Their show is interesting because it not only presents the traditional blues music we all enjoy but they also embrace the re-creations that modern day artists are presenting to America. Imagine hearing Willie Dixon or Bobby Blue Bland lay down “Hoochie Coochie Man” and then hearing the Allman Brothers knock it out afterward. That’s cool and it keeps the broadcast interesting and fresh.


Then at 8am you can tune into Mr and Mrs V who host “Blues on the Move” along with their sidekicks, Nancy & Buddy Love, right up until 11. Listening to this husband and wife team cut up between themselves while on the air, which by the way is not contrived for the airwaves, is a sheer delight. It’s like two blues experts being in your kitchen at 8am holding an everyday conversation between a husband and a wife and oh it does get interesting folks. Houston Texas is rich in blues history and the V’s make it a point to rekindle the memories of those that blazed the blues trail. I’ve gotten lost in my rekindled memories from years gone by when this duo brings what’s good back to the forefront. When you tune into “Blues on the Move” you know you are listening to people that lived it, still live it, that know the real stories of what went down, and will pass along the coolest of cool facts. More than once my wife has come into the kitchen on Sunday morning and asked me what I am laughing so hard about and I tell her these two people are something else.

www.facebook.com/pages/KPFT-901-Blues-on-the-Move-with-Mr-and-Mrs-V/136251626437404

At 11am until 2 KPFT presents a show by a very knowledgeable gentleman, Nuri Nuri. The Big Bad Boss Man of the Blues as he is affectionately known presents “Blues Brunch” which is one very cool example of delivering blues music without borders. Nuri delivers recent classics from artists such as Stevie Ray and Ray Charles as well as hot driving new licks from the likes of Buddy Guy and Eric Clapton to name just two. I can tell you from tuning in that this man does his blues home work and he is real good about sharing CD credits that include all of the band members and even those that might have just sat in perhaps. By the time Nuri’s show airs at 11 well personally I am usually into the hair of the dog portion of my day, busy whipping up a personal favorite such as a spicy bloody mary. So I must say that I find the show’s name Blues Brunch rather befitting on Fun Day Sunday.


Then at 2pm cst through 4 the Blues Hound takes to the airwaves with his lovely wife, Colleen. Their show is aptly named “Howlin the Blues” and from the moment they light up the airwaves you learn about what’s happening out and about locally, regionally, and also on the national scene. The blues music the team delivers comes from the Blues Hound’s personal collection and that collection smokes ladies and gentlemen - and I say this without any hesitation or reservation - you will absolutely dig their choices. The two hour show also presents live interviews with blues artists from around the globe. In addition allow me to pass along that any of the live performances on the show are second to none. The Blues Hound and Baby Girl open the phone lines and callers can be heard on the air from just about everywhere. Which reminds me that by now on my Fun Day Sunday I am in the pool with our outdoor speakers on while keeping an eye on the smoker over on the deck. Ahhhh, life is good! Man I hope these shows never, ever go away.


http://theblueshound.com

In closing...

At one point in time international country music sensation Loretta Lynn was an independent artist and her husband would literally drive her to small independent stations and the DJs would graciously invite her in. America got to know about this coal miner’s daughter and came to love her music through these conversations. I share this because in that time stamped tradition KPFT 90.1 has a legacy of its own going on as they are still welcoming independent blues artists from around the globe to their station. The four shows I mention today are a gleaming example of the original freedom of the American independent radio station and that my friends that isn’t just cool, that’s way cool. Tune in via the air waves or if you prefer the internet. If you are away from the power of their on air transmission you simply log into http://kpft.org/player.php and stream the shows to your devices.

www.kpft.org

Have a Fun Day Sunday too - no matter where in the world you call home… See you on the radio!





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Friday, October 24, 2014

Vaneese Thomas 2009 Soul Sister Vol. One


Genre: Blues
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:45:13
Size: 62,00 MB

United States

This new album by Vaneese features a collection of soul classics that while distinctively "Vaneese", remains true to the original R&B style of the 60s and 70s. By doing so, she pays homage to the divas who posed the God given talent to articulate a gamut of emotions in song. The selections range from expressions of the complexities of love, in cuts like "Trapped by This Thing Called Love" and "Hypnotized" to finger popping attitude, in cuts like "Soulful Dress" and "Nutbush City Limits". Each song takes you back to a time when you actually listened to the words and the song had a message. Take a trip back down memory lane. Turn the lights down low. Cuddle with that special someone and enjoy! (Yvonne S. Harris)



Tracklist:

01 - Tell Mama 03:22

02 - Love Makes A Woman 03:46

03 - Comfort Me 03:19

04 - Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby) 03:08

05 - Soulful Dress 03:54

06 - Nutbush City Limits 03:42

07 - It's Killin' Me 05:43

08 - I Had A Talk With My Man 03:36

09 - Operator 03:12

10 - Trapped By A Thing Called Love 03:36

11 - Hypnotized 03:49

12 - Make Me Yours 04:06





Vaneese Thomas here:

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The Healing Blues Project Part. 2

The Healing Blues is a community based project spearheaded by Greensboro College that partners local musicians, artists, and philanthropists with individuals from the homeless community in order to share their experience, strength and hope. The Healing Blues Vol 1 tells the stories of 13 individuals, all different yet somehow the same; joined together through the messages of humanity, hope, and love expressed in their songs.


Proceeds from the Healing Blues Project will go to the Interactive Resource Center, a community based outreach and resource provider, in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Musicians donated their performances to the project, and the homeless storytellers, as co-authors of the songs, will receive a share of the royalties.

For more information visit:

http://www.greensboro.edu/healingblues

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Nick Curran 2000 Fixin' Your Head



Genre: Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:40:50
Size: 93,51 MB

United States

This CD is wonderful. The vocals are quite powerful and this young man's mastery of blues guitar is phenominal. The way that Mr. Curran mixes the blues stylings of the greats like Guitar Slim and T-Bone Walker into a Rockabilly beat is not only fascinating, but is also extreemly enjoyable. We all know the expression "music to your ears". Well, this is "music to your body and soul". What I find truely amazing about this young musician is that he is this good at such an age. If he is this good now, imagine how good he will be when he grows up. (Try-my-theplanet-dot-com-email-address-to-find-my-'s Activity)


Tracklist:

01 - Women And Cadillacs 02:58

02 - Boogie With My Baby 03:11

03 - Just Love Me Baby 03:40

04 - I Want To Love You 03:07

05 - Good Rockin' Man 04:02

06 - Lonely Nights 03:56

07 - Loose Lip Mama 02:57

08 - It's My Life, Baby 02:37

09 - She's Mine 02:42

10 - Straighten Up 03:30

11 - Do You Wanna Be My Baby 02:59

12 - I'm Waiting For Your Call 02:57

13 - Get Rich Quick 02:14





Nick Curran here:

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