Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tribute to Lonnie Mack and Prince on tonight's Blues Moon Radio April 26, 2016


I was stunned and heartbroken to learn about Lonnie Mack's death.


Lonnie Mack at Rising Sun
Photo by Russell House
 used with permission (CC30)
 
I had a personal experience with him. After listening to his records in awe from the age of four, I flew across country and saw him play three decades ago in San Francisco. Long interesting story about how it transpired that I'll save for my memoirs, but the short chat we had that evening after he performed made it golden for me in the city of the Golden Gate Bridge.

It stuck with me how kind and patient he was -- taking the time to speak with me for half an hour. He seemed genuinely surprised and pleased that a young girl would be such a fan for so long.

It was in a club called Wolfgang's, and I spied Bill Graham, whose middle name was Wolfgang, so I surmised it was his club. Graham was also surprised I recognized him and picked him out of the crowd - but I wanted to compliment him for all he had done for music, too.

Both were gracious, both pioneers, both off-the-charts innovators.

Both are gone.

So we pay tribute to Lonnie Mack, as well as Prince, who died the same day and who was a musician's musician as well as having multitudes of fans. We don't play top 40 hits (of the last 40 years) on our station, so we'll feature Slam Allen's cover of Purple Rain as we tip our "raspberry berets."

We also welcome Tish Hinojosa to Columbia this Saturday evening, sponsored by the fine folks at the UU Coffeehouse. Contact them at UUCoffeehouse on Facebook for tickets and information.

On the fourth week of the month, we always feature our artist of the millennium, Drink Small, the Blues Doctor. Tonight's cut is from a very early, very obscure, LP that I had been hunting for years. Glad to share some of these long-unplayed cuts with Drink Small fans!

We did not finish all we had from last week, so we'll sprinkle some of those cuts atop the following menu:


As always, thank you so much for taking time to tune in!
Clair DeLune and RockyDawg, Blues Defender...

As always we thank our underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe, the UU Coffeehouse and California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray.

You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...

www.papajazz.com
http://uucoffeehouse.org/
https://www.facebook.com/CalRepublic

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Blues 123 and ABC on Blues Moon Radio for April 19, 2016

Tonight we'll kick off Blues Moon Radio at 6 p.m. EDT/USA with a couple of topical songs...
... we'll go from 1-2-3 and A-Z in Blues songs - only two of which have ever been played on the show before!

We'll fill in the rest of the show starting with Tish Hinojosa, who will be at the UU Coffeehouse (check their FB page) on April 30th... then finish up with great early garage rock to fit in with my latest exploration and interviews with early roots rockers.

Thanks to our guest host, Kevin Oliver, who filled in for me last week when I was out of town speaking about my book, South Carolina Blues, to the Opining Women... a bright and savvy group. If you'd like me to come speak to your group about roots music history, please e-mail bluesmoonradio [at] gmail dot com. Thanks!

Here are the playlists I'll be pulling from:





As always we thank our underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe, the UU Coffeehouse and California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray.

You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...

www.papajazz.com
http://uucoffeehouse.org/
https://www.facebook.com/CalRepublic

Friday, April 8, 2016

UU Coffeehouse brings Angela Easterling to Columbia April 9

Angela Easterling performs with Brandon Turner at Columbia's UU Coffeehouse, a listening room environment, Saturday April 9th, 2016.

Location: 2701 Heyward St.
At the corner of Woodrow and Heyward in the heart of Shandon, Columbia S.C.
Ticket info and hotline:
803-200-2824

More info:
Angela Easterling
UU Coffeehouse

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Featuring roots artist, Angela Easterling, Tuesday, April 5, 2016

 Tonight,  Blues Moon Radio is pleased to feature an interview with Angela Easterling.
Roots/Americana singer,

Easterling is a resident of South Carolina, who returned here after years of living on the West Coast and who is partnered, in music as in life, with longtime friend of the show, Brandon Turner.

Her voice puts the "angel" in Angela, and I'm sure you will enjoy listening to her sing, as well as talk about her musical influences and life philosophy.

Angela will be appearing with Brandon Turner at the UU Coffeehouse on Saturday, April 9th. Click the icon for details, or call the hotline at: 803-200-2824 to reserve advance tickets or for more information. You can also connect on Facebook at UUCoffeehouse.  Don't forget to mark your calendars for Tish Hinojosa, who will finish out the UU season on April 30th.

Following Angela's interview, we'll play some Springtime Things, Plus Tax; and will fill in with some leftover money songs from last week's fundraiser. Imagine... leftover money! What a concept.

Enjoy the show and special thanks to Angela Easterling for taking time out to be on the show.



As always we thank our underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe, the UU Coffeehouse and California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray.

You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...

www.papajazz.com
http://uucoffeehouse.org/
https://www.facebook.com/CalRepublic

Monday, March 28, 2016

Blues Moon Radio Fundraiser show - Tuesday March 29, 2016 6-8 p.m.

Blues Moon Radio has been featured on WUSC-FM for nearly 26 years. WUSC is an educational station that relies on listener support. We appreciate our listeners who help keep Roots and Blues alive. To donate, please click on this link for secure online options, or call 803-576-9872 and be sure to designate WUSC and Blues Moon Radio... thank you for your support: CLICK HERE to DONATE: http://wusc.sc.edu/?page_id=15

The fundraiser goes all week, and my show is Tuesday, March 29th from 6-8 p.m.

We will play from the following playlists - and as a special surprise, we can play some of the early 60s garage and R&R bands - pledge generously and request what you want from this list...



South Carolina Blues will be featured at the Dogwood Festival in Denmark, S.C. this Saturday:
Clair DeLune will be a speaker at the
2016 DOGWOOD FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT
Saturday, April 2 in downtown Denmark, SC
Roland "Romo" Kinard, Announcer
...
noon -12:30 p.m. Intersection Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (City Hall)
12:30-1:00 p.m. Denmark Inspirational Choir (Praise & Worship)
12:30 p.m. -12:45 p.m. Praise Dancer
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Voices of Praise (gospel)
1:30 p.m. – 1: 45 p.m. Laura Hampton, Praise Dancer
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  1:45 p.m. -2:00 p.m.
Clair DeLune, SC Blues Author

$24/book (includes tax) cash/check. Have pen, will travel inscribe for you and your loved ones whom you know NEED this great book on blues.



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2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sollie Puddin Jennings (Blues) see video
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. GAMMS (Praise Dancers)
3:15 p.m. -3:30 p.m. Hip Hop Dancers
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Fame Band & Show featuring Reginald Jennings (Old School)
5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Kerry Lee (Gospel Rapper)
6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. J Rocka (rapper)
6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Krazy Obilla (rapper)
7:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Black Native (rapper)
7:30 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Street Party featuring DJ Guice (Jordan Daniels)

So excited to be a part of the festivities in the home town of Julius Daniels, Piedmont Bluesman ... I will have copies of South Carolina Blues to inscribe and sell... $24 includes tax... cash/checks only (no charges, sorry!). NOTE: The first edition of the book is about to sell out - but I'll bring original stock with me. Get them while you can!
And, trust me on this... do NOT miss seeing Sollie "Puddin" Jennings.
It is only an hour drive from Columbia - go south, then pass North, SC...  I'm not kidding: North, South Carolina! Totally fun trip!
 

As always we thank our underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe, the UU Coffeehouse and California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray.

You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...
www.papajazz.com
 
http://uucoffeehouse.org/
 
https://www.facebook.com/CalRepublic

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Tonight we continue our tribute to women...


Tune in at 90.5 in the Midlands or via HD1 Columbia if you have an HD radio; and if you are far away, please stream us... www.wusc.sc.edu, then follow the links to listen; or find us on ITunes, then college and university stations, then WUSC-FM. The show starts each Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET/USA (which is usually -5 GMT, but might shift during daylight savings time).

Please check us out on Facebook at Blues Moon Radio and Clair DeLune.

As always we thank our underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe, the UU Coffeehouse and California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray.

You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...
www.papajazz.com
 
http://uucoffeehouse.org/
 
https://www.facebook.com/CalRepublic

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Blues Moon Radio playlist March 15, 2016


Good evening and welcome to Blues Moon Radio


Tonight we will combine some music with some commemorations...

Yesterday was international Pi Day, so we'll combine that with Blues Moon and have some Moon Pi music.

Then we'll segue into some Women's history month songs - with the date being the Ides of March, we'll call it Ides of Ida Cox and friends...

Enjoy!

www.papajazz.com
Tonight we thank our longtime underwriter and supporter of great music in the Midlands, Papa Jazz Record Shoppe while we also welcome two new underwriters, the UU Coffeehouse and California Republic Stand Up Paddleboards in Leesville near Lake Murray. You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...
http://uucoffeehouse.org/
https://www.facebook.com/CalRepublic
 
 





Blues Moon Radio playlist March 15, 2016