|Henry and I Can't Believe We Ate The Whooooooole Thing|
I don’t know about you, but Henry Cook and I are stuffed. Thanksgiving and its aftermath have that effect on our waistlines, and yes, even on a diet I’m full from turkey and greens, and I saw a mountain of potatoes this morning in the fridge that Henry’s name on ‘em, so I imagine he’s more than a little full today…
Be that as it may, our traditional Leftovers Show follows along those same lines. Every month, heck, every week, we receive or I buy so many good blues albums and with only an hour every week to get together, there’s no way we can share all of the songs we want to play. Just can’t happen.
We play what we can, but there’s never going to be enough time to catch every one.
Once a year, we go back and review some of the great music we meant to play but for whatever reason, weren’t able to put on the air.
It’s by no means a complete list. If we did similar shows every week until the new year, we still wouldn’t be able to play every one of them.
Rest up after all that tryptophan and kick back with an extra helping of Time For The Blues. Who are we playing you ask? Well, how about Dee Miller Band along with Peter Frampton and Friends?
Plus, we’ve got friends as well. How about something from them? Rockin’ Johnny teaming up with Quique Gomez, Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, and Bob Corritore joining forces with Sugaray Rayford, they’ll all be here.
How about some Grammy Award nominations from Delbert McClinton and Self-Made Men + Dana, Jontavious Willis (tip of the old pork pie hat to Superfriend Scott Nugent for turning me on to this talented young man), and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram teaming up with the immortal Buddy Guy.
You know if I'm preparing a show, the women will get the spotlight at some point, so here are some of the best albums by female artists from this past year including Mary Lane and Debra Power plus a sample of a great one to come, Ghalia.
If you're still hungry, I hope you saved room for another trip down memory lane with the underrated group Chicken Shack. Who wants a drumstick?
If you’re a regular listener, we know you’re going to do whatever you need to do to join us at 10:00. If you’re new to Time For The Blues, drop by and find out what everybody is talking about.
We’ve got everything all laid out and ready to go, all we need is you and a few hundred of your closest friends. You know how to find us, point your browser here, (http://vpm.org/radio) or join us on one of these great VPN Stations: 89.1 WCVN, Northern Neck; 90.1 WMVE, Chase City; and the flagships, 93.1 and 107.3 VPM-Music, Richmond, where it’s always Time For The Blues!
Santa Blues wants to remind you that music makes a great gift for the holidays. He's working on a list of naughty and nice albums from the past year. Any suggestions can be sent here.
Live shows are also terrific to give as gifts and you can always find out what's coming to town here.
And don't forget New Year's Eve! The Professor will be hosting a show in Williamsburg starring Bobby BlackHat Walters!