(L-R: photos courtesy Jan Malmstrom, True North Records, William P. Gottlieb – CC)

Natch’l Blues

(Saturday from 3 pm – 5 pm)

This weekend’s Natch’l Blues packs a tonne of blues knowledge into one show.

First up, Holger is joined by (Dr.) Kat Danser. Fresh off the release of her fifth album “Goin Gone”, Danser just received her PhD in Music from the U of A specializing in roots and blues. Later in the show, Eric Bibb drops by to preview his upcoming double disc “Global Griot” and chat about his recent Grammy nomination.

 

Mulligan Stew

(Saturday from 5 pm to 7 pm)

The new music doesn’t end with Natch’l Blues. Colin James​’ 19th album, “Miles To Go”, was released Sept. 21!

So, Terry David Mulligan​ tracked him down for an in-depth chat about this bluesy new release. TDM got his hands on the record too, which includes covers of some of the greats – Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and more – as well as some brand new blues tunes, including a collaboration with Tom Wilson (Lee Harvey Osmond​).

Hear it all – miles of new music and conversation – on Mulligan Stew.

 

Roy’s Record Room

(Sunday from 1 pm to 2 pm)

And, an all-78 shellac shuffle sets the scene for this weekend’s Roy’s Record Room!

Travel deep down into the blues well with an original 1953 Chess 78 from Muddy Waters. T-Bone Walker tells his girlfriend that “I’ve got money in my pockets , darlin. I can change clothes every day” on a hissy war-time 1945 Capitol 78 pressing. Jimmy Thomson nails it with a hot country cover of the 1951 Lula Reed r&b hit, “Drown In My Own Tears”, cut for King in 1952, four years before Ray Charles recorded the tune for Atlantic and made it a classic.

You’ll also hear indispensable sides from Moon Mullican, Jimmy Reed, Frank ‘Floorshow’ Cully, Charlie Parker’s All Stars,  Sarah Vaughan and more – all spinning off the original 78s.

Don’t miss an eclectic all-78 Shellac Shack Shuffle on Roooy’s Record Room – the show that endorses a fair bit of snap-crackle-pop for twelve years and counting.