WC Handy Blues & BBQ Fest Preview (Episode 1524)

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Courtesy HandyBlues.org

Courtesy HandyBlues.org

The WC Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival celebrates its 25th year in 2015. The huge annual event has gained an amazing reputation from fans by providing free Blues and Zydeco concerts each summer starring top tier acts; and from artists for the great treatment that each year’s performers receive.

This week, Full-Time Blues Radio previews the 2015 edition of the festival with a rundown of the music schedule and an hour of songs by bands scheduled to perform this year. If you would like to learn more about the festival and see the exact schedule, you can visit their official website, HandyBlues.org

Courtesy Ruf Records

Courtesy Ruf Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Road Runner” by Samantha Fish. The track comes off Sam’s upcoming release on Ruf Records, Wild Heart, which is available beginning July 10, 2015. It’s her third studio album and you’re sure to hear several of the songs off it when she performs at the 2015 WC Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival. You can see Samantha Fish’s complete tour schedule, and much more, on her official website, SamanthaFish.com

Click Here to preview tracks and pre-order Wild Heart

1. Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots – Boom Town – Boom Town
2. Mr. Sipp – TMBC – The Mississippi Blues Child
3. Devon Allman – Blackjack Heartattack – Ragged & Dirty
4. Jarekus Singleton – Blame Game – Refuse To Lose
5. Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band – Get in the Pocket – Bayou Road
6. Mo Mojo – Love Ain’t So Simple Anymore – Mom’s Birthday Album
7. Doug MacLeod – Black Nights – There’s A Time
8. The Beat Daddys – Big Thighs – Live At The Quincy Blues Fest 2007
9. Robert Randolph & the Family Band – Back to the Wall – We Walk This Road
10. Doyle Bramhall II & Smokestack – Soul Shaker – Welcome
11. Ronnie Baker Brooks – You Make Me Feel So Good – Golddigger
12. Samantha Fish – Road Runner – Wild Heart

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Another fantastic selection of new arrivals anchors this terrific playlist. Seven of the 12 songs come from albums that have never been featured on the program. From Soul to Rock, and even a little Latin fare, there’s a broad spectrum of Blues styles featured in this week’s program. Be sure to watch for that two-fer comparing Crystal Shawanda’s cover to the Beat Daddys original for “I’ll Always Love You.”

Courtesy Alligator Records

Courtesy Alligator Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Walking With the Wolf” by the Kentucky Headhunters. It comes off their new release, Meet Me In Bluesland, an album that the band recorded with Johnnie Johnson. The men all gathered in the studio to collaborate in 2003, but didn’t desire to release the tracks at first. Johnson, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame piano master and legendary sideman for Chuck Berry, passed away in 2005. The Headhunters allowed these recordings to age like fine Kentucky bourbon, and brought the finished product to Alligator Records for release.

You can find complete information about the Kentucky Headhunters, their music, tour schedule and more at their official website KentuckyHeadhunters.net

1. Billy Price & Otis Clay – Going To The Shack – This Time For Real
2. Crystal Shawanda – I’ll Always Love You – The Whole World’s Got The Blues
3. The Beat Daddys – I’ll Always Love You – No, We Ain’t From Clarksdale
4. Johnny Riley – Old Love On My Mind – Crossroads Of My Life
5. Mannish Boys – Can’t Make a Livin’ – Wrapped Up And Ready
6. Earl and Them – Hurt On Me – Live At George’s Majestic Lounge
7. JC Smith – Five Long Years – Love Mechanic
8. Daunielle – Goodbye Kiss – Daunielle
9. Bobby Messano – Boddentown – Love & Money
10. Scott Ramminger – That Rumba Beat – Crawstickers
11. Brad Absher & Swamp Royale – Not Tonight – Lucky Dog
12. The Kentucky Headhunters and Johnnie Johnson – Walking With the Wolf – Meet Me In Bluesland

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full-time-blues-birthdayFull-Time Blues Radio first hit the airwaves on June 7, 2008. What began as a way for “Johnny Full-Time” to play some of his favorite Blues and get some more experience as a professional radio personality, has evolved into a weekly destination for Blues fans to find music, news, and interviews that you can’t hear anywhere else. We’ve heard endless hours of music over the year, and it’s incredibly difficult to boil all of that down to one, 59-minute episode; but I feel like this episode flows really well and features many of the best aspects from the show’s brief history.

There are many people who helped me get to this point, and I couldn’t keep doing the show every week without the support of listeners and fans. Thank you for spreading the word and spreading the love. Thank you to my wife for being supportive and allowing me to miss certain events. Thank you to my family for investing love and money into the show. Thanks to WUEV for giving us a place to start and a flagship after the move to Louisville. Thanks to KPVL for joining the family. Thanks to the River Basin, Indiana, and Kentuckiana Blues Societies.

Thank You – for visiting this site, for sharing the show, and most importantly – for listening.

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1. Othar Turner & The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band – Shortnin’ – Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues
2. The Beat Daddys – Train In the Distance – Live at the Quincy Blues Fest
3. Gary Clark Jr. – Glitter Ain’t Gold (Jumpin’ For Nothin’) – Blak And Blu
4. Oli Brown Band – Here I Am – Here I Am
5. Tim Gearan – For Today – Riverboat
6. The Harpoonist and Axe Murderer – Get Out – Checkered Past
7. The Derek Trucks Band – Sierra Leone – Soul Serenade
8. Blind Dog Gatewood – Flip, Flop, and Fly – FTB Radio In Studio Exclusive
9. Robert Johnson – Little Queen of Spades – The Centennial Collection: The Complete Recordings
10. Lurrie Bell – Way Down In The Hole – The Devil Ain’t Got No Music
11. The Cold Stares – Ngs4u – A Cold Wet Night and a Howling Wind
12. Brad Hatfield – John the Revelator – Uphill From Anywhere
13. Aaron Williams And The Hoodoo – Livin’ On Love – It Ain’t Easy
14. Taj Mahal – Lovin’ In My Baby’s Eyes – Phantom Blues
15. Boscoe France – Good Day for the Blues – FTB Radio In-Studio Exclusive

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Blues Festival: Parkinson’s Smoke-Out

On April 6, 2013, Full-Time Blues Radio will be in attendance at the First Annual Parkinson’s Smoke-Out and Blues & BBQ Festival to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Please look through this article to get some of the facts, as well as find more information this event!

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects one in 100 people over age 60. While the average age at onset is 60, some people are diagnosed at 40 or younger. – Michael J. Fox Foundation

There are an estimated one million individuals living with Parkinson’s in the United States; and while the disease itself is not fatal, it completely changes the lives of those individuals who have it and their families – and it has caused incidents that have resulted in death. There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, but it can be treated. There are several organizations fighting for a cure to Parkinson’s, and perhaps the most well known is the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Click Here to Learn More at MichaelJFox.org

Organizers of the First Annual Parkinson’s Smoke-Out are holding the event at Evansville, Indiana’s Casino Aztar Pavilion on April 5 & 6, 2013. The event will feature 50 teams competing in a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned competition, as well as fundraisers such as a silent auction and more.
There’s also the music! The River Basin Blues Society, based in Evansville, has helped to put together a great lineup of amazing talent to perform for the event – including The Beat Daddys, The Boscoe France Band, and Redd Velvet. Johnny Full-Time, host of Full-Time Blues Radio, will emcee the event April 6th.

Please come join us for incredible music, food and fellowship, as we all come together for a cause and raise funds for the fight to destroy this disease. Click Here for Festival Information!

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The first Full-Time Blues Radio episode of 2013 features a long list of new releases played throughout the program. There’s also tunes from friends and fan favorites. There’s news about the passing of Blues legend Jimmy McCracklin and the rumored addition of Duke Robillard to Bob Dylan’s band!

Courtesy Vision Wall Records

This week’s featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” was a great tune, “Go Home.” It comes off Shaun Murphy’s brand new album Ask For The Moon, which is available now on Vision Wall Records. You can purchase the album direct and find complete information on her official website – ShaunMurphyBand.com

 

1. Stevie DuPree & The Delta Flyers – Lucky Seven – Dr. DuPree’s Love Shop
2. Mark Robinson – Baby’s Gone to Memphis – Have Axe, Will Groove
3. Sandi Thom – Stormy Weather – Flesh And Blood
4. The Beat Daddys – Gimme Gimme – Root Rubbin’ Ball
5. The Cold Stares – Red Letter Blues – A Cold Wet Night And A Howling Wind
6. Jimmy Bowskill Band – Broke Down Engine – The Jimmy Bowskill Band
7. Robert Nighthawk – Nighthawk Boogie – 35 Years Of Stony Plain
8. Duke Robillard – Do Unto Others – Low Down And Tore Up
9. Sunny Crownover – Love Me Right – Right Here Right Now
10. Willie Buck – Cell Phone Man – Cell Phone Man
11. Mighty Sam McClain – Use Me – Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey)
12. Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials – Born Loser – Jump Start
13. Wesley Pruitt Band – Let Me Love You Baby – Line ‘Em Up
14. Big Pete – Rockin’ Daddy – Choice Cuts
15. Shaun Murphy – Go Home – Ask For The Moon