Welcome to Rick’s Radio Show where you can find some of the finest blues, jazz and classic rock and roll in Spain or the world. Each week I bring you new and exciting music from the 1920’s right through to the new millennium.
On today’s show I am going to start in with some great boogie-woogie and move to some real classic blues, on to some great rhythm and blues, and onto classic 60’s rock and pop. I have more from Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, BB King, Muddy Waters, a couple great tunes from Ray Charles, funkadelic from The Meters, and The Beatles. Everything is lined up and ready for your listening pleasure. It is another great music anthology I mixed just for you.
Now a word to make sure you know that there is a website for all this music and information at RicksRadio.com. You can find all the information about these shows there and complete play lists that have just about all the information I give on radio plus it is translated to Spanish, that is Castellan, for all my fans in Spain.
Let’s start out with some classic old boogie-woogie starting with Arthur Smith. Arthur Smith was a textile mill worker who became a huge hit as a guitarist, fiddler, and banjo player and made a major hit with the instrumental, “Guitar Boogie”. The song earned him the moniker Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith. I present to you,
Arthur Smith – Guitar Boogie
Blind Blake was one of the most accomplished guitarists of his genre. He had a diverse range of material and was best known for his distinct guitar sound that was comparable in sound and style to a ragtime piano. Born in 1896 he has become a legend of boogie-woogie. I present to you,
Blind Blake – Hastings Street
Next is the man who made a deal with the devil to become one of the most legendary guitarists in history. Not much is known about the man because he was everywhere being everything. However everyone who knew him agreed he was a soft-spoken nice guy who loved women and whiskey. I present to you,
Robert Johnson – Phonograph Blues
John Lee Hooker recorded over 100 albums of music in his career. His guitar playing thrilled millions. He could fingerpick with the best and used his thumb to keep a bass line going. Here I present to you,
John Lee Hooker – I love You Honey
Next up is John Primer. John brought the blues out on electric guitar and is a youngster compared with the other stars I play. But his skills and feel of the blues cannot be denied. So I present to you,
John Primer – Crying For Your Love
Well let’s continue the classic blues with some down home live recordings from my archives. This is BB King at his best. Recorded in a dive in Chicago you will thrill at the horns section and some amazing harmonica playing. But the best is B.B. King as he is caught raw and tough. I present to you,
BB King – Caldonia
Muddy Waters – Got My Mojo Working
Ray Charles was an American singer-songwriter, musician and composer. He was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles into his early recordings as he helped racially integrate the country and pop music business during the 1960s and he became one of the first African-American musicians to be given artistic control by a mainstream record company. I present to you,
Ray Charles – What’d I Say
Now is the time of this show where I am giving you a great collection of bands playing the song “Louie Louie.” Each week about mid way through the show I have been giving you a track of the famous song “Louie Louie.” This song was composed by Richard Berry and was taken to first fame by a version by The Kingsmen in 1963. I am now going to give a version of this song by Ian Whitcomb. Whitcomb is an entertainer, singer, songwriter, author, record producer, and actor. He was part of the British Invasion with his hit song “You Turn Me On” but now I present,
Ian Whitcomb – Louie Louie
Ray Charles was one of the great blues singers who was almost lost when the acid rock of the sixties took the USA over. This next song might be one that got away. With this rock anthem he set his own stage and took his gospel religious songs to the rear as he took us to get stoned. I present to you,
Ray Charles – Let’s Go Get Stoned
Well, let’s stay in the early sixties and take a walk back in time. I remember this song and learned how to walk the dog. It was a really wild dance so get up and join with me as I present to you,
Rufus Thomas – Walking The Dog
He, what can keep up and bring you to new peaks of musical energy? How about some funky rock Southern style. The Meters were a great band that brought funk to the north and twisted it with rock and blues licks. Here is a really great track that will keep you hopping along. I present to you,
The Meters – Ride Your Pony
Well, twisting ourselves in another direction I want to bring us into some other kind of state. Let’s lay back now, crap, we just danced a storm, time to sit back and listen, sway in the wind. I have California rock. I went to California for the first time listening to this. I present to you,
The Mamas And The Papas – California Dreaming
Well, during that same time we can visit one of the most popular groups of that time. No, it is not the Stones. I am talking The Beatles. They were great. They changed the face of music. They were the first to write their own hits. Their history is amazing and their demise, while a loss to the world, made more history. I present to you,
The Beatles – Come Together
That’s all the time I have right now and it is now time to close the show and pop this cork scene. 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.
Tune in next week when I bring you some more great tunes from histories greatest artists! So thanks again for tuning in and see you next week!