Sunday, 6 September 2015

The Blues Room Turns 500

The Blues Room has turned 500 and I was happy to be at the party! Nate Taiapa deserves high praise for this achievement. The following is from his most excellent blog: The Blues Room.

Well here it is Bluesville! Episode 500! Its only taken about 10 years to get here but here we are and what a great time we've had along the way. Joining me in The Blues Room for the 500th episode were The Swamp Dogz featuring John Maydon (gtr, vocs), Mark Kneebone (bass, bk-vocs), Paul Alderton (drums, bk-vocs), & Clara Lange (viol in, vocs) were our backing band. We had special guests Darcy Perry and Max Mac Donald join us too, and Kev from the Eastside was my right hand man on the DJ duties. We played classic blues vinyl courtesy of Ivan of Nivara Lounge and extended our one hour show to two hours. 

We set up the band in the foyer of the station and broadcast the show live to air, you'll see this in some of the video clips included here. We had Derek Jacombs and Graham Clark call in congratulations and others sent in prerecorded congratulations from around the globe.

I'd just like to take this opportunity to thank Free FM's manager, Phil Grey, for all hes done to support The Blues Room over the years, hes been so generous and accommodating and we couldn't have gotten here without him. All the staff at Free FM for all their support and hard work. To all the guests who have come into the studio or on air from around the globe, thank you! To all our sponsors, especially, The Hamilton Blues Society, all those artists, bands, record companies, music distributors, music promoters, friends, and my family (especially my wife), I thank you all. To the fans of 'The Blues' who tune in each week or who get the podcast, thank you so much for your support and encouragement. And last, but not least, my co-presenter on The Blues Room, Darcy Perry, who has been like a mentor and inspiration from the beginning. Thanks bro!

Heres to another 500 episodes. Enjoy!

1. John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillun
2. Yank Rachell - Diving Duck
3. Howling Wolf - Chocolate Drop
4. The Swamp Dogs with Darcy Perry and Max MacDonald - Tore Down
5. The Swamp Dogs with Darcy Perry and Max MacDonald - Love Me Two Times
6. The Swamp Dogs with Darcy Perry and Max MacDonald - Lazy Blues
7. The Swamp Dogs with Darcy Perry and Max MacDonald - Proud and Humble
8. Jimmy Reed - I Love You Baby
9. Koko Taylor - Wang Dang Doodle
10. The Swamp Dogs with Darcy Perry - Wait On Time
11. The Swamp Dogs with Nate Taiapa - Scratch My Back
12. The Swamp Dogs with Darcy Perry and Max MacDonald - Bullfrog Blues
13. Buddy Guy - Come Back Muddy (Dedicated To Muddy Waters)
14. Kokomo - Home Of The Blues
15. Lloyd Spiegel - This Is Hip
16. B.B. King - Sweet Little Angel
17. North Mississippi Allstars - Jumper On The Line
18. Etta James - I Just wanna Make Love To You
19. Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog
20. Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim - 4 O'Clock Boogie
21. John Lee Hooker & Bonnie Raitt - I'm In The Mood
22. Memphis Gold - How You Gonna Play The Blues
23. Jimmy Rogers - Walking By Myself

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