Welcome to the 8th installment of Rick’s Radio Show for Radio Turia. This show has a focus on blues, rock and some great rare gems that are only available on Rick’s Radio.
I am going to start this show with an amazing set by a quite famous artist. We have a special live performance of Al Perkins, son of Carl Perkins who played with Elvis Presley. There is a long story around this live performance, which happened in London a few days after the 9/11 attacks on New York City. It was part of a performance by David Owens and was at the break between sets. Perkins stayed on stage and gave a lesson on the American Dobro. While he insists the set did not go well we disagree. So let’s get a lesson on the American Dobro and the blues as I present a Lost Concert special
Now we go on to the King of blues BB King. I present to you;
My next selection is from the country blues genre. I have BJ Banks who is not just a top blues star he is a former US Karate Brown Belt Seniors champ. Banks has recorded primarily regular country music but really found his direction with country Blues. I present to you
Next up we move over to Richard Black, from the Richard Black Project out of Chicago. Black has a long history with Chicago Blues and is still a feature in the Chicago Blues circuit. With all the problems that have grown in that city, Black still lives in the South Side near the same place he grew up so he sees a lot of street action. Chicago has places no one really wants to walk in anymore but I am here to just present to you this amazing song;
Next I have a track from Cary Bell who was a legendary harmonica and bass player whose work with others during the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s gave him an astounding reputation. Mr. Bell recorded as an accompanist or featured artist with Earl Hooker, Robert Nighthawk, Lowell Fulson, Eddie Taylor, Louisiana Red, Jimmy Dawkins as well as a frequent partner with his son, guitarist Lurrie Bell. The Blues Revue called Bell “one of Chicago’s finest harpists.” So I present to you,
Are you ready to rock? My next selection is from one of my favorites and that is George Thorogood. A really great front man who sings and plays the guitar like the wild man he is. There is one thing George is known for and that is in this next track. I present to you;
George Thorogood, I drink alone. Let’s hope you all don’t drink alone too!
My next selection is one from John Primer from Camden, Mississippi and is an American Chicago blues and electric blues singer and guitarist. He played guitar at Theresa’s, a club in Chicago, between 1974 and 1980 and was influenced by Muddy Waters’ former sideman, Sammy Lawhorn, who taught him to play slide guitar. He joined the Chicago Blues All-Stars of Willie Dixon in 1979 and then the Muddy Waters’s band until the latter’s death in 1983. Finally he formed the Teardrops of Magic Slim and began a solo career on Wolf Records. I present to you;
We return now to the famous blues screamer Richard Black. As the summer comes on with long days and short nights this song becomes even more important. I present to you,
Oh yeah, well lets go on to the rock and blues magic produced by Little Feat. You can tell I love this band. Tight, and on it this band gets you standing on your feet and that’s why I play them on almost every show. So lets get another tune into our repertoire as I present to you,
My next selection is from a demo CD produced in London at the end of the last century. The artist, Anna Page, is a singer songwriter who usually does little solo gigs at the 12 Bar Club in Soho, London. Anna had a great following to her great voice and the versatility to play both folk based and rock based tunes. I present to you,
The next band comes blends the best in rock’s great Beatles, Beach Boys, Byrds, and Big Star, the Chicago band Sugarbuzz display the sort of effortless pop that lodges their songs in your head long after you listen. The band SugarBuzz consists of Brian Leach (guitar, vocals, keyboards); Brian Reed (drums, programming), Brian Krumm (guitar), and Greg Manuel (bass). I present to you.
Who are the next group? Yep, the Who. In the 60’s this band came out with some of the most important rock of the era. They wailed on with the first Rock Opera, Tommy, which we will play tunes on another show. The Who brought out all the bad boys of rock and played so loud those who sat up front lost their hearing. I present one of their greatest hit,
Well, we are getting to the end of the show and going back to the Chicago roots. Blues is where Chicago stands out and no one represents the city better than Richard Black. Black spent years in the USA and UK as well as the rest of the world playing the best Chicago blues. I present to you,
That’s all the time I have right now and it is now time to close the show. I want to thank everyone for making this show possible and to the great artists who played the music. Remember that everything about this show including this script is up on RicksRadio.com in both English and Spanish, so get on the site. Register and comment about the shows. Let me know what you like and what you want to hear more of. I have a pretty large collection of music and you will be hearing more of it as we go along.
Next week will be bringing you rare tracks from some famous people with a focus on The Beatles and The Rolling Stones along with some amazing blues. So tune in, turn on and be here now.