Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Time For The Blues Holiday Special Will Get You In The Spirit

We hope you will join us this Saturday Night at 11 eastern as Henry and I put together one of our special holiday editions of Time For The Blues. Take a break from wassailing or putting together that bicycle and listen to some great blues.
See, we’re putting together a great figgy pudding and the secret ingredient is not razzleberry dressing, but a heaping helping of some of the best music we can find. We’ve assembled, much like a musical fruitcake, some of the tastiest morsels and spices and served them up for your special dessert.
Okay, maybe you don’t like fruitcake, but we know you’re going to like what we’re serving up. After all, how can you go wrong with Koko Taylor? Or Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials? Or Roomful Of Blues?
Now you’re getting into the spirit.
But we’re just getting warmed up. We’ve also got selections from The Holmes Brothers, Saffire The Uppity Blues Women, Laura Tate with a very fun new live version of a Christmas classic and Marcia Ball, who gives a nice French twist to the season.
Then, while Henry is watching the skies to see if Jolly Old Saint Nick will finally bring him a flying car, we slip in some Deb Ryder, Grady Champion, and our old pal Benny Turner. We’ve featured Deb and Benny in depth this year and played some of Grady’s work, but you’re going to be hearing more very soon!
Flying cars aside, we don’t have many holiday traditions around Time For The Blues, but one that we do have is a lovely rendition by Marvin Gaye of Purple Snowflakes. I can’t wait to hear it again as it has a little deeper meaning for me.
Rapidly becoming another tradition is a holiday song from Eliza Neals. If you haven’t heard much from this talented woman, you’re in for a real treat. We love her and are eagerly awaiting her next release.
Lastly is a new to us artist named Mikki Free that we both like. While that would be a nice way to ease into Christmas morning, we have one more little surprise from Charlie Musselwhite for you.
Uh, oh. Did I give away the surprise? Well, it’s one gift you won’t want to exchange.
Please join us from wherever you are and kick back and enjoy our silliness and of course the great music. It’s our present to you that we’re able to come into your world every week and bring you the best blues in the world.
Saturday night (December 24) at 11:00 eastern on 88.9 WCVE and online at ideastations.org where it’s always Time For The Blues…







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