Henry and I hope you will join us this Saturday night, March 4, at 11 as we get more than a little funky on Time For The Blues. Don’t worry, there will be no dancing coming from the studio, but there will be plenty of music that just might make you want to get up and shake that thang…
I mean, for gosh sakes, we’ve got a band that has the actual word “funk” in their name: Tweed Funk. These guys have been tearing up the road for a good while spreading the gospel of funky blues wherever they go. We’ve had them on the show before and had such a great response, we thought we would bring ‘em back for an encore.
Their latest disc is called Come Together, and we’re going to get down to a few selections from it just to get you moving and grooving.
If that’s not enough to get your motor running, well, we’ve also got one hot bluesman who is primed and ready to rock your world with some blue eyed soul. John Németh came to our attention a few years back and we’ve been fans ever since. He made an appearance at The Tin Pan back in July and I took the opportunity to check him out in person.
What a performer, what a show!
He rocked the house from the first note to the last with his vocals and his harp playing. I picked up a few of his CDs that we didn’t have in our library and we’re going to bring ‘em out and share them with you! If you’re not familiar with his work, I think you will greatly enjoy his approach – super voice, great energy, a very talented man.
You know we’ve got more funk up our sleeves though. Our history lesson for the night focuses on what happened after than initial blues explosion in the early 1960’s. It seems that once those initial sales starting slowing down, record executives – you know, the guys in suits – were panicking and looking for a way to boost their profit margins.
Their solution was to combine blues and dance music and so we’ve got some real funky blues for you from the likes of Albert King, Buddy Guy, and Adolph Jacobs. Don’t freak out if you don’t recognize that last name, I’m sure you’re going to like his track. All of these songs came off two collections I picked up recently, Shattered Dreams Funky Blues 1967-1978 and Hard To Explain More Shattered Dreams Funky Blues 1968-1984.
You know that’s not all. We’ve also got sides from Mark Cameron, Queen Delphine & The Crown Jewels, and The Hitman Blues Band.
As you can see this is going to be one hot, jumping and jiving kind of a show and we know that you’re going to have a good time. Plan to join us, remember it’s this Saturday night, March 4, at 11, and you can join us from anywhere in the world via the internet at http://ideastations.org/radio or over the airwaves at 88.9 WCVE Richmond, 89.1 Heathsville, or 90.1 Chase City where it’s always (come on, say it with me now) Time For The Bluuuuuuues!