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All the blues all the time. An antidote to the moribund, corny and/or humorless blues programming generally found on the radio.

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Options May 13, 2020

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Artist Track Approx. start time
Little Richard & the Upsetters  Every Night About This Time   Options 0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  True Fine Mama   Options 0:07:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Directly From My Heart   Options 0:10:10 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Cherry Red   Options 0:12:43 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Get Rich Quick   Options 0:17:22 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Lucille (Alt/False Start)   Options 0:17:55 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Hey Hey Hey Hey   Options 0:18:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Richard  Freedom Blues   Options 0:20:52 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
The Yardbirds  Stroll On   Options 0:30:39 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Tiny Bradshaw  Train Kept A Rollin’   Options 0:33:15 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Rockin' Sidney  Boogie In The Mud   Options 0:35:50 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Driftin' Slim  I'm Hunting Somebody   Options 0:38:33 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Dr. Ross  Polly Put Your Kettle On   Options 0:41:27 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
John Lee Hooker  Catfish Blues   Options 0:44:39 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Charley Jordan  Just A Spoonful   Options 0:50:31 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Louis Dotson  Bottle Blowing   Options 0:51:32 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Floyd Batts  Dangerous Blues   Options 0:52:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Nina Simone  Go To Hell   Options 0:53:16 (MP3 | Pop‑up)


Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm ultradamno:

Hi Matt! Bluesies!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm Matt Fiveash:

Hi! Happy whatever day of world lockdown this is!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm Scott Williams:

Hey Matt! I think it's either Blendsday or Blursday
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm Matt Fiveash:

Scott! Why not both?
  7:04pm CC:

seems just like yesterday that I heard someone say 'I don't want to hear that'!!!...:)
  7:04pm Lothianman:

Thank you Matt for keeping some things consistent
Avatar 7:06pm casseroline:

Yesss
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm dave wuz here:

ouch
Avatar 7:07pm JakeGould:

Hey Matt!

Scott! That “Blendsday” or “Blursday” is hilarious.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm Scott Williams:

That's thinking outside the calendar box, Matt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Matt Fiveash:

Friedday is just around the corner!
Avatar 7:09pm JakeGould:

Whyday
  7:09pm spodiodi:

Satforday after that
  7:10pm PANQUEQUES:

TANKS FUR DA BLOOOOOZE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm Matt Fiveash:

I had a friend who OD'd on heroin (but didn't die) and when he came to in the ambulance the EMTs asked him what day it was and he said with some confidence "Funday"
  7:11pm Lothianman:

RIP Little Richard
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm Matt Fiveash:

PQQ I love you!
Avatar 7:11pm JakeGould:

Onday
Twosday
Whensday
Blursday
Funsday
Satforaday
Suddensday
Avatar 7:12pm JakeGould:

I meant, “Oneday”
  7:12pm Lothianman:

Who is ITs guitarist?
Avatar 7:12pm Hackensack Slim:

That guitar solo sounded better than usual.
  7:13pm ira:

Anybody else willing to confess that they first heard Directly From My Heart as performed by the Mothers?
  7:13pm CC:

Soooo smooth!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm Matt Fiveash:

Lothian- a New Orleans cat named Justin Adams. Not a household name but on many, many great sessions...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm ultradamno:

I could imagine Paul LePage or someone like him using that anecdote to ban using Naloxone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm Scott Williams:

Ira: hand raised. It's a pretty killer Sugarcane Harris performance
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm Matt Fiveash:

Scott (& Ira, and everybody, why not)- Check out Don & Dewey's version of Pink Champagne" for a)peak Sugarcane and b)cool musical similarity to Directly From My Heart.
Avatar 7:18pm JakeGould:

This show, Scott Williams’ show and Daniel Blumin’s show have all really edumacated me about music.
  7:20pm Lothianman:

Thanks Matt. Amazing how often the studio guys are overlooked
  7:20pm CC:

I'm surprised that Wet Willie didn't do more Little Richard covers???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24pm Matt Fiveash:

Lothian- to clarify, it's Justin Adams on Directly From My Heart. Dunno who plays on Cherry Red, although it's Vee Jay era so could be... Jimi Hendrix! But I don't know.
  7:25pm P-90:

INimitable style
  7:25pm Paul in the OC:

Mr Penniman I presume! Well what else: got to pay the respect and man everything in this set is a killer diller. Whoooooooooooo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:26pm ultradamno:

Deejsplain
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:26pm ultradamno:

...but they did good things too.
  7:27pm Mom:

Wow, thanks Matt. There was a lot there that I didn't remember or maybe never heard. Yes it was enough that he was Little Richard. So great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:28pm G:

R I Penniman
  7:28pm Lothianman:

So the only one left from the core is Jerry Lee.at this point?
  7:29pm P-90:

I was thinking about that as these were playing: the engineers really knew what they were doing, and knew what they wanted to do with Richard. Intentionally letting him overload the mic to some degree was often a part of the sound.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm ultradamno:

Who Richard once called The King Of Stupidity
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm Corey:

Totally agree. I remember Gaylord Fields saying something along those lines when Chuck Berry died. Chuck Berry wasn't great because he was influential, he was great because he was great. Or something like that. So too Little Richard. Liked that so much that I remembered it more or less (hopefully I didn't bungle the quote too bad. If I did sorry, Gaylord!).
  7:31pm P-90:

I’ve asking been asking myself the same thing all week: does this mean Jerry Lee’s the only one left? Who else is there?
  7:32pm Lothianman:

Great comment P90! The beginning of distortion as an art form
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm Matt Fiveash:

Corey- That's pretty much what Gaylord said on Dave the Spazz's Chuck Berry sendoff show. I know because I was there too!
  7:33pm CC:

Breaking out and Bustin' loose!!!
  7:34pm Dungaroos Kipawah:

Boo-dow, Boo-day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm Matt Fiveash:

Dungaroos you hipster (in the original Tiny Bradshaw sense of the term)!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm ultradamno:

Ronnie Hawkins is still alive, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm Matt Fiveash:

The Hawk I believe is still alive and Lloyd Price is still with us.
Avatar 7:38pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

I think I'm only familiar with the Danny James version of this opus. Though it wouldn't surprise me if it's the same version!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm Matt Fiveash:

But as far as the eight or nine headed rock & roll mt rushmore I think Jerry Lee is the last man standing.
  7:38pm Lothianman:

Jerry Lee is pretty much a thing of the past at this point. Saw him back in the late 80s and it appeared he was going through the motions even then. I've always pitied the 50s guys being stuck in a rut
  7:38pm CC:

Yeah...some people still know how to do it!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm Chop Scott:

Here I is!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm Corey:

Phew! Though I forgot that you were on that distinguished panel. Sorry about that. One of my favorite WFMU episodes of all time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm Matt Fiveash:

No need to apologize! Yeah that was a good un. Pat Byrne and Joe Belock were there too, and maybe more?
Avatar 7:41pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

It would be interesting to see a tally of how many musicians with the "Slim" monicker were fat and how many were skinny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm Matt Fiveash:

Like bald guys named Curly or 300 pound gorillas named Tiny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm ultradamno:

Or the president being called a stable genius.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm Gaylord Fields:

@Corey: That was the gist of it. And it applies just as strongly to Little Richard. I roll my eyes at the whole “magical Negro”–ness of this (and I don’t even mean that in a racial way, though it does apply here). These artists are great because they’re great, and the fact that they taught all the Marty McFlys how to rock runs a waaaay distant second.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm Matt Fiveash:

Then there's the skinny guys called Slim who later got fat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm dave wuz here:

where are all the medium sized musicians?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm Matt Fiveash:

Hahahaha
Avatar 7:45pm JakeGould:

What is the opposite of medium?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm ultradamno:

Average White Band?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm ultradamno:

If group superlatives count.
Avatar 7:46pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

The British Invasion also breathed new life into most of the guys being discussed here. Not only in terms of getting their songs out there, but they fed off the energy at shows etc..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:47pm Gaylord Fields:

Besides JLL, Ikm expansive enough to count Brenda Lee, Don Everly (admittedly half an act), and perhaps Wanda. Also Vera Lynn.
  7:47pm Lothianman:

In any event there should be credit for those that broke through and at the same time respect for those that that didn't and deserved it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:47pm Gaylord Fields:

*I’m expansive enough
  7:48pm CC:

Gaylord...Johnny Winter was a real white guy who loved Muddy Waters so much that he was possessed to play guitar!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm ultradamno:

Expanded Gaylord Fields would be a fine rnr nickname
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm Matt Fiveash:

Gaylord you misspelled "I'm" and "expensive"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm Gaylord Fields:

@ultradamno: More like a quarantine-related, under-exercised, stress-eating description of my current physical state.
Avatar 7:51pm JakeGould:

Stultified Gaylord Fields
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm Gaylord Fields:

Matt: My newblues song will be titled “I’m Expensive, but I’m Cheap.” It exploys the pentatonic scale.
  7:52pm PANQUEQUES:

DAMN THIS LOUIS DOTSON IS A HEATER
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm Matt Fiveash:

PQQ- yeah not sure whether it predates the Herbie Hancock 70s funky version of Watermelon Man!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm Gaylord Fields:

Billy “The Kid” Emerson is still alive. As is Phyllis Coates, who isn’t a rock ‘n roller but deserves a shout-out anyway.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm Matt Fiveash:

Gaylord- If it's good enough for Yngwe it's good enough for me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm Matt Fiveash:

Gene Hackman is still with us too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm ultradamno:

All clicky star show today. Thanks Matt, not sure who's board op'ing, but thanks all skeletons!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm Corey:

@Gaylord Totally agree! Great show Matt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm Gaylord Fields:

Matt, grab your five-string Ibanez, and let’s hit the studio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm Matt Fiveash:

Yes thanks to whoever is board opping (Scott W? Olivia?)! I Love You Skeleton Crew!
Avatar 7:57pm JakeGould:

Thanks Matt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm ultradamno:

Stevie Wonder, who just celebrated his birthday, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm dave wuz here:

good stuff, thank yous
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm Matt Fiveash:

Stevie turned 70 today! I think...
  7:58pm CC:

Very enjoyable!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm ultradamno:

Once "Little" Stevie Wonder.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm radioronan:

great show Matt - Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm Matt Fiveash:

Thanx all.
  7:59pm P-90:

Thanks Matt and all the Special Guest WFMU Musicologists.
  8:00pm spodiodi:

thanks, Matt
  11:22am Miss Georgia Peach:

A perfect show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Melissa Jean:

lovin this archived show! <3 Little Richard 4EVER <3
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