Monday, April 21, 2008

20th Anniversary of Jammin' Jim (Intro)

It's hard to believe, but August of this year marks the 20th Anniversary of Jammin' Jim. Twenty years ago in August, the editor of Music Referral Newspaper dubbed me Jammin' Jim by naming my column on Open Jams with that name. I really liked the name and started using it...and I have kept using it long after Music Referral Newspaper was ancient history.

I'm going to feature several events in honor of Jammin' Jim's 20th Anniversary starting with a special 20th Anniversary show. This show will air on Sunday, June 8th starting at 1:00 PM. It will be part of the KKUP Blues Marathon and happen just before the live music starts, so there will be plenty of excitement.

In this special show, I'm going to feature the up-and-coming Blues Artists of the past and present that I have featured on my show. Some of the songs will be Jammin' Jim's Golden Oldies. These will be nothing like what you think of as oldies because most of you have probably never heard these songs. They were never played on the Oldies stations, and they were hits only on my shows Late Night City Blues and Damn Traffic.

Of course, some of the artists who performed these Golden Oldies have gone on to be very successful.

I will air a special preview show on June 4th that will give you a taste of Jammin' Jim's Golden Oldies, so be sure to stay tuned to this blog and 91.5 FM for more information on these and other special events.

I'm starting to see some really cool open jams listed on the band web sites out there, and that's giving me some ideas for follow-ons for the 20th Anniversary of Jammin' Jim. In other words, there's a lot more festivities coming your way in this 20th year of featuring the best of the up-and-coming Blues Artists. I've only just begun...

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Playlist April 16, 2008

Song-Time-Artist-CD Title
Damn Traffic-3:40-Smokin' Joe Kubek-Take Your Besty Shot
Tryin to Call My Baby-3:47-Daniel Castro-No Surrender
Rock-A-Blues Baby-3:43-Eddy Clearwater-West Side Strut
How Long-4:08-Honeyboy Edwards-Roamin' and Ramblin'
2:16 PM
Love Don't Love Nobody-2:22-Amy Lou's Blues-Makin' It Shake
Phillips Screwdriver [#]-2:22-Hound Dog Taylor-Release the Hound
Tend to My Bid'ness-4:05-John "Juke" Logan-Chill (Re-Chilled)
2:26 PM
Whammer Jammer-2:31-Legendary Rythm and Blues Review-Command Performance
Johnny's Walkin' Blues-3:31-Johnny Shines-Heritage of the Blues: Skull & Crossbones Blues
I Just Wanna Make Love To You-3:53-Lara Price/Laura Chavez-Lara And Laura Unplugged
The Highway is My Home-3:14-Lee Rocker-Black Cat Bone
2:40 PM
You're So Fine-4:06-Steve Guyger-Radio Blues
Nineteen Years Old [Live]-3:26-Magic Sam-Magic Touch
New Orleans Hop Scop Blues-3:34-Maria Muldaur-Naughty, Bawdy and Blue
Rollin' And Tumblin'-2:59-Muddy Waters-The Best Of Muddy Waters
2:54 PM
St. Louis Blues-4:15-Blues Anatomy-Rediscovering Lonnie Johnson
3:00 PM
Spotin Life-4:53-Big Daddy O-What You Gotta Go Through
Whistling Past the Graveyard-8:32-Paul Metsa and Sonny Earle-White Boy Lost in the Blues
Too Many Dirty Dishes-11:35-Albert Collins-Live at Montreux 1992
3:27 PM
Lonesome Road-4:19-Big Jack Johnson/Kim Wilson/Pinetop Perkins-Memphis Barbecue Sessions
Midlife Crisis, Midnight Flight-3:05-Bnois King/Smokin' Joe Kubek-Blood Brothers
I Can't Quit The Blues-3:19-Buddy Guy-Can't Quit the Blues (1 of 3)
3:38 PM
He's Got All the Whisky-5:10-Albert Castiglia-These Are the Days
Talking Loud-3:45-Deborah Coleman/Roxanne Potvin/Sue Foley-Time Bomb
Jackson Town-3:40-Eddie Taylor-I Feel So Bad
3:52 PM
The Blues Is My Business-3:33-Etta James-Let's Roll
Jimmy Thackery Guitar
Cocert Calendar
Gospel Set
Children of Zion-3:59-Rev. Gary Davis-From Blues to Gospel
Two Little Fishes and Five Loaves of Bread-2:57-Sammy Price Trio/Sister Rosetta Tharpe-The Gospel of Blues
Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down-3:18-Sister Rosetta Tharpe-Sing Sister Sing
Going Home-3:31-Sean Costello-We Can Get Together
4:23 PM
I'm Here to Stay-3:20-Sharrie Williams-I'm Here to Stay
Need More Blues-5:43-Sleepy John Estes-On The Chicago Scene
4:32 PM
Get Behind the Mule-6:52-Tom Waits-Mule Variations
Let's Have a Ball-3:08-Finis Tasby-What My Blues Are All About
Maxweel Street Shuffle-3:25-Honeyboy Edwards-Roamin' and Ramblin'
4:50 PM
Sweet Angel-5:34-Mike Morgan & the Crawl-Stronger Every Day
Damn Traffic-3:40-Smokin' Joe Kubek-Take Your Besty Shot