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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 20, 2020

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Artist Track Approx. start time
Clarence Gatemouth Brown  Okie Dokie Stomp   Options 0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Treniers  Rockin' Is Our Business   Options 0:06:41 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The "5" Royales   I Got To Know   Options 0:09:26 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Owen Gray  Midnight Track   Options 0:11:46 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Robert Lee McCoy  Prowlin' Nighthawk   Options 0:15:58 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Fleetwood Mac  Rattlesnake Shake   Options 0:18:56 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Shakey Jake & Magic Sam  Baby Scratch My Back   Options 0:22:26 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bob Kelly and the Bob Kats  She's My Baby   Options 0:26:22 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Elmore James  Sunnyland   Options 0:31:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Clovers  Ting-a-Ling   Options 0:34:43 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Chet Atkins  One Mint Julep   Options 0:37:36 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Booker T. & the MGs  Home Grown   Options 0:39:38 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Little Junior's Blue Flames  Mystery Train   Options 0:44:39 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Boys  You'se a Viper   Options 0:46:47 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Fred Neil  Please Send Me Someone To Love   Options 0:50:03 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
James Carr  That's The Way Love Turned Out For Me   Options 0:53:22 (MP3 | Pop‑up)


Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm Matt Fiveash:

Bon soir to you and you and even you. This show was recorded yesterday so don't be mad at me for not commenting on the newly unearthed photo of Robert Johnson.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm ultradamno:

Hello Matt! Bluesies!
  7:02pm JakeGould:

Woo! https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2020/05/exclusive-first-look-at-new-photograph-of-blues-legend-robert-johnson
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm listener 126464:

Thank you sir Matt.
  7:04pm P-90:

Oh yeah...!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm dave wuz here:

and business is good
Avatar 7:12pm Little Danny:

Heya Matt 'n' all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm Matt Fiveash:

Welcome aboard ya bunch of characters
Avatar 7:13pm Sketch:

Love when you play Jamaican blues
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm Matt Fiveash:

Thanks! Me too!
Avatar 7:13pm Sketch:

The world of ska lost one this week. RIP to the great Earl Appleton of New York Ska Jazz Ensemble and New York Ska Orchestra.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm Matt Fiveash:

Pouring some gin & tonic on the floor of my living room for Earl...
Avatar 7:15pm Sketch:

Thanks Matt! Great show as always
Avatar 7:15pm Little Danny:

Is "Midnight Track" an Owen Gray original? Feels like a cover of somethin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm Matt Fiveash:

Little Danny- dunno. Let the investigations begin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm Handy Haversack:

Hey, Matt, ultradamno, Blue-Hued Ones. Sounding good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm ultradamno:

Hiya Handy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm Mister Dobalina:

Aren't you the fella that bartend'd at that place in BK?
Avatar 7:19pm Sketch:

Little Danny it's on island records? Might be a cover Owen Gray did a lot of work for Dodd before that and it wouldn't be usual to cover American rhythm and blues that's popular in JA at the time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm Matt Fiveash:

Mr. D- I vaguely remember that. Seems so long ago...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm Mister Dobalina:

I never did find that Japanese spot in was looking for.
Avatar 7:20pm dale:

wow - bare trees era mac?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm Matt Fiveash:

Yeah Danny I know what you mean, there's a familiarity, like it's a Big Joe Turner song or something...
Avatar 7:21pm Sketch:

I think at that point Owen was working with the Carribs. Fun fact the original percussionist for the Caribs who claims to have invented Ska, his son lives in journal square, a good friend of mine. He's of Jamaican Indian heritage and people are always so surprised when he opens his mouth and speaks patois!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm Matt Fiveash:

Dale- this is on Then Play On
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm mrdonutsu:

This is almost ZZ Top.
Avatar 7:22pm Sketch:

I really love this show. Always such a treat to listen to
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm Mister Dobalina:

Pearl Not.
Avatar 7:22pm Sketch:

The blues comes so many ways
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:23pm Matt Fiveash:

Thanks Sketch, very kind of you
Avatar 7:23pm dale:

great stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:23pm Matt Clarke:

Hey Fiveash! Dropping in to say howdy! Hope you're well
Avatar 7:24pm Little Danny:

@sketch & @matt: yeah, thanks! I think there were some repurposed blues stanzas in there, but I'll hafta give it another listen after WWB
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24pm Matt Fiveash:

Matt! Miss you pal. Great Phil May tribute last night, I had it cranked and was drinking G & T's!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25pm Melissa Jean:

hell yea
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25pm Matt Fiveash:

MJ! mwah
Avatar 7:25pm Sketch:

At that time in Jamaica most sound systems were playing American music and it was super common for ska/bluebeat to lift lyrics, melodies, etc so I wouldn't be surprised. Not sure how island felt about that though haha
  7:25pm Adam West Coaster:

*This* is doin’ it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:26pm Matt Fiveash:

Matt Clarke & Mike Sin did a great valedictory show for Phil May of the Pretty Things last night on the Ichiban stream. Archive here: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm Matt Fiveash:

Yeah Sketch, maybe some bits and pieces and not one song wholesale...
  7:27pm Marie:

Hey Matt and all, I just heard about this organization that helps poor and elderly blues musicians in the rural south and it seems they are doing a lot of good things. I hope you don't mind me posting this, Matt: https://musicmaker.org
I was able to give a bit.
  7:27pm dug:

to steal a quote from Michael Shelley's show: WFMU, the worlds greatest radio station.
much thanks, matt
ps. i know some of you guys read that in the voice of the guy who said it :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm Handy Haversack:

Ah, cool. Thanks, Matt (and Matt and Mike). Will check out. ToPT's tribute Sat. was really great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:28pm Matt Fiveash:

Marie- not at all!
Avatar 7:28pm Sketch:

I love blues when there either isn't a bassist or it's so low in the mix you can't even hear it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:29pm Matt Fiveash:

yeah I think Music Makers Foundation has been at it for awhile.
Avatar 7:29pm Sketch:

I hear that sound on the gospel show too and it's so hip
  7:29pm Marie:

Cool. I think they are doing such a worthwhile and beautiful thing.
  7:30pm Dungaroos Kipawah:

Ahoy Matt, enjoying my weekly fix of WWB
  7:31pm Lore:

Loved that Bob Kelly / Kats number, thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32pm Handy Haversack:

Greenpoint greetings, Dungaroos K. Hope you're hanging in.
Avatar 7:33pm StringOFperils:

Sounding great. Glad to hear this stuff getting aired (streamed).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm Matt Fiveash:

DK and Lore I am glad to see you both and hope to see you both in the flesh one day not too long from now (and introduce you to one another if you haven't already met...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm Mister Dobalina:

So you've been meaning to put a hurtin' on me with this tune?
Avatar 7:34pm Little Danny:

Heya Adam
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm Mister Dobalina:

I see how it is!
  7:36pm Dungaroos Kipawah:

Hoping for that, for sure. Hopefully before my hair goes gray(er) . . . Stay well all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm Doug in JC:

Love a one note solo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm Doug in JC:

@handy Check your inbox. Then you can free that space up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm Handy Haversack:

Hey, Doug! Kate is requesting a picture of a hawk with a kill next chance you have.

We actually went on a creek paddle on Xmas eve, and there was a redtail just *chowing* down on a pigeon back in Dutch Kills! That was a fun trip.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm Chop Scott:

Cheers Matt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm Doug in JC:

I don't have one from this year yet... it's pretty hard to catch them in the act. But I have one my wife took in Union Sq that's pretty gory. Let me find it
Avatar 7:43pm Little Danny:

Gawd I love Booker T.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm Matt Fiveash:

Hey Scott! I owe you an email from like two weeks ago- I haven't forgotten!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm Doug in JC:

@Handy I almost feel bad: live.staticflickr.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm Doug in JC:

@Handy were there lots of feathers flying everywhere? Wait, I think I did get a kill shot a few weeks ago
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Uncle Michael:

Hello.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Matt Fiveash:

Forgot to announce the Clovers song title when recording the show! Apologies to all sticklers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Doug in JC:

Third to last is antepenultimate. I just learned that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm BVP:

whew what a voice
  7:48pm KWilde:

This show is too short
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm Uncle Michael:

Vindshield?
Avatar 7:48pm Little Danny:

Matt "Guitar" Murphy's guitar-playing brother Floyd on those lovely "Mystery Train" licks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:49pm Matt Fiveash:

KW- I was just thinking it's too long! Thanx for the vote of confidence
Avatar 7:49pm Little Danny:

Haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:49pm Matt Fiveash:

LD- did not know that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:49pm Doug in JC:

@Handy inbox. It's gross
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm Handy Haversack:

Oof, poor pigeon.

Yeah, Doug, it was a like a video game! And no leaves to screen it.

Matt, great show -- thanks! Glad to be here.
Avatar 7:51pm Little Danny:

I didn't 'til just now when you played it! Solid factoids keep the OCD at bay for another coupla minutes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm radioronan:

Great show Matt ! Marie - yes - Music Maker Foundation is a great organization to support. I'm a regular giver. Thanks skeletons!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm Doug in JC:

Yes, great show! As always. Sorry for blasting personal communications
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm Matt Fiveash:

Hey thanks everybody for turning out tonight!
Avatar 7:51pm Little Danny:

Fred Neil is the best. Great show, Matt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm Uncle Michael:

Lots of hawk kill in my yard. I have a pair of red-tailed hawks raising twins.
  7:52pm Lex J:

Thanks! Another great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm Matt Fiveash:

See you all next week on the Blues Show/Bird Violence Chat Board!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm Luisa24:

Thanks for the reminder of how great classic blues is!
  7:54pm judy from croton:

Oh of course he recorded this song; but I‘ve never
heard it before this!
Thanks always, Mr Fiveash.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm ultradamno:

The bird murder blues
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks Matt. I'll add it to my calendar!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm Handy Haversack:

Like my friend David said on visiting me in Ann Arbor years ago when I accidentally lived there for a couple of years: "Blind Pig? One-Eyed Moose? Red Hawk? It's like every bar here is a Robinson Jeffers poem!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm Doug in JC:

@Uncle Michael that's awesome. we have triplets at work right now
Avatar 7:55pm dale:

thumbs up on the fred neil.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm listener 126464:

Thank you Matt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm Uncle Michael:

Wow, this is the first year we've had TWO.

Pics are at www.stylesdeluxe.com
  7:57pm Lex J:

It is ALWAYS a good moment for a James Carr tune.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm Doug in JC:

Nice waxwings! I'll have to get our pics to you later
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Uncle Michael! Those are great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, guys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks Matt 'Bluesboy' Fiveash!
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