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Rhythm Room Playlist 08/08/15

Sat, 08/08/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 It may sound silly Gladstone Anderson & Muddies 02:57 It may sound silly - Moodisc LP 2015/8/7 22:05:24 2 unhappy people Carl bean & universal love 04:51 All we need is love... Read more

Junior Walker & the Allstars, "Shotgun"

Fri, 08/07/15
Authored by David Stafford
Autry DeWalt Mixon, Jr (1931–1995), native of Blytheville, Arkansas, is better known as Junior Walker of Motown legends Junior Walker & the All Stars. Here they are with "Shotgun", a 1965 cut that spent four weeks at number 1 on the R&B Singles chart.  Read more

Seva Venet and the Storyville String Band, "Royal St Blues"

Wed, 08/05/15
Authored by David Stafford
Seva Venet and the Storyville String Band, play "Royal St Blues" live at Basin Street Station in January 2015. Recorded by the WWOZ Video Crew.  Read more

New music spotlight: Greg Schatz

Tue, 08/04/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Multi-instrumentalist Greg Schatz puts a funky twist on the blues in his new album Everything That You Wanted, out now on Hot Spazz Records. The album features easygoing Southern sounds on tracks like, "It's A Beautiful Day" and "Just Along For The Ride." It forays into blu... Read more

88th anniversary of the Bristol Sessions

Tue, 08/04/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
This week marks the 88th anniversary of the Bristol Sessions, the historic week and a half at the border of Tennessee and Virginia in a town called Bristol which launched the careers of two of country music's most influential artists: the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers. O... Read more

Howlin' Wolf, "Smokestack Lightning", 1964

Mon, 08/03/15
Authored by David Stafford
The late great Howlin' Wolf (born 1910 as Chester Arthur Burnett in West Point, Mississippi) doing "Smokestack Lightning" at the 1964 American Folk Blues Festival, a show that toured Europe as an annually during the 1960s. Other performers included blues greats Muddy Waters... Read more

"Days Between"

Sat, 08/01/15
Tune in Wednesday Night August 5th at 10:00 p.m. for our special Jerry "Captain Trips" Garcia "Days Between" Show. Days between refers to more than just a title of a Grateful Dead song. They are the days each year between August 1st, Jerry's birthday and August 9th the day... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 07/30/15

Sat, 08/01/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Old Man River Papa John Creach 03:22 Rock father 2015/7/31 22:00:55 2 Lonely Journey Black Roots 04:36 Ghetto Feel 2015/7/31 22:04:32 3 Something Is Missing ... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 07/30/15

Sat, 08/01/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Old Man River Papa John Creach 03:22 Rock father 2015/7/31 22:00:55 2 Lonely Journey Black Roots 04:36 Ghetto Feel 2015/7/31 22:04:32 3 Something Is Missing ... Read more

Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, "'Lectric Chair Blues"

Wed, 07/29/15
Authored by David Stafford
Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns performing "'Lectric Chair Blues" (which she describes as "My favorite love song") live in the KEXP studio in Seattle on May 29, 2014. You can catch them this Sunday, August 2, at Satchmo SummerFest.  Read more

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