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Nothin' but the Blues


Sun 8.00PM–10.00PM


Chicken Shack Alley (Music)

Sun May 3rd 2015 6.00pm–8.00pm

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links

Time zone: central


Rob Rio “Saturday Nite Special”
from Bankin' on the Boogie (Boss Productions 1992)


The Cash Box Kings “Quarter to Blue”
from Holding Court (Blind Pig Records 2015) N  —This is a terrific new CD release and arrival in our record library by this Chicago blues band, who make occasional appearances in St. Louis.


The Themes “Yes, that's love”
from Excello Vocal Groups (Excello Records) —I'm squeezing in just one doo wop cut here, since doo wop is a longstanding feature of Rich Barta's show.


B. B. King “Why I sing the blues”
from Mean Old World (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings) —Two days ago, B. B. King and his manager announced that Mr. King is at his home in Las Vegas and is receiving hospice care there. My thoughts are definitely with him at this time.


Halfway To Cleveland “No more of your trouble”
from Halfway To Cleveland (Greta Records 2003) —Kim Massie, belting it out with a band which she played with in Cleveland before she moved back to St. Louis.


Illinois Jacquet & His Big Band “Three Buckets of Jive”
from Jacquet's Got It (Atlantic Recording Corp 2005) —This recording has such a nice and bouncy thing going on that I always thought it would make good music for a burlesque routine.


David Rose “The stripper”
from Tease: The Best Of Burlesque (Unknown) —Since Midwest Mayhem features burlesque dancers, this is what burlesque sounds like to me, and this record was a number one pop hit in 1962.


The Bo-Keys “Back at the Chicken Shack”
from The Royal Sessions (Yellow Dog Records 2004) —A unique cover of the classic Jimmy Smith song.


Amos Milburn “Chicken shack boogie”
from The Best Of Amos Milburn (EMI-Capitol Records 1994)


The Chambers Brothers “Down in the Alley”
from Classic Blues Vol. 2 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings) —Starting a set of songs all about alleys and chicken shacks.


Big Brother Thunder and the Master Blasters “Peace of mind”
from Struttin' EP (Big Brother Thunder and the Master Blasters 2013) L —There just seems to be no end to outstanding St. Louis area talent, and this band of young folks is playing some very funky R&B.


Kingdom Brothers “Nobody's Fault But Mine”
from Shine A Light (Groove Ready Records 2014) L —A talented local band which represented St. Louis this year at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.


The Provels “Cookie Mouth”
from The Provels (The Provels 2015) N L —This talented local band is in the lineup at Midwest Mayhem at the City Museum this Thursday May 7.


The Drifters “Save the last dance for me”
from Rock 'N' Roll Of The '60s (Warner Custom Products/Madacy Entertainment) —And Ben E. King sang lead vocal on this hit by the Drifters.


Ben E. King “Stand by me”
from There's A Riot Goin' On! The Rock 'N' Roll Classics Of Lieber And Stoller (BMG/Rhino Records) —This great soul singer died a few days ago, so I'm sending these out as a tribute and in his memory.


Janiva Magness “I Need a Man”
from Live @ KDHX 18Sept2014 (KDHX 2014)


Janiva Magness “Everything is alright”
from Live @ KDHX 9-18-14 (KDHX) —Rich Barta interviewed Janiva Magness and hosted this live recording session in the KDHX studio, and Rich kindly provided me with these recordings.


Leo's Five “Minor Over Matter”
from Direct From The Blue Note Club, East St Louis (Ace 2008) L


Doug MacLeod “She boogy'n”
from Dubb (Black & Tan Records) —Doug is nominated for a Blues Music Award for his most recent CD in the category of Acoustic Artist.


Doug MacLeod “North County Woman”
from Dubb (Black & Tan Records) —Appearing tonight in St. Louis at BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups.


Snooky Pryor and Mel Brown “Early in the morning”
from Double Shot! (Electro-Fi Records)


Michael Burks “Heartless”
from Make It Rain (Alligator 2001) —This is Hound Dog Brown, filling in tonight for the mighty Rich Barta on Chicken Shack Alley.

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