November 23, 2013

Show 28 Playlist

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On today’s show I am going to start in with some great boogie-woogie and move to some real classic blues, and onto classic 60’s rock and pop. I have more from Benny Goodman, Zutty Singleton, John Primer, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, a great jam by B.B. King, funkadelic from The Meters, then on to classic rock with Del Shannon, Bill Haley & His Comets and more! All this great music is lined up and ready for your listening pleasure. It is another great music anthology I mixed just for you.

Let’s start out with some classic old boogie-woogie starting with the king of swing, Benny Goodman. Goodman brought many a cool jazz, blues and rock music to the mainstream. From Charlie Christian’s blazing the first electric guitar on big band sound to Louis Armstrong . I present to you,

Benny Goodman Roll’em

Nothing says loving from the past than some blues with jazz roots. I am bringing you an amazing artist, this time a drummer. Zutty Singleton was one of the most influential drummers from these times. He was one of the first to use brushes on his drums to bring a new suave sound. So now I am going to bring you some great jazz history and present to you,

Zutty SingletonKing Porter Stomp

Ok, lets move on to some real daring blues closer to home. My old friend John Primer is set backstage with his amazing blues guitar. You can almost feel the crowd as this recording brings some of the best from Primer. I present to you,

John PrimerStop Dragging That Chain Around

So, where do these blues guys get their inspiration? Well from the old blues artists that came on the scene from 1920 to the 50’s. One of the best of these was the man who sold his sole to the devil to bring his talent to the world. Between boozing and babes Robert Johnson gets the nod for one of the most prolific and most copied artist from that time. I present to you,

Robert JohnsonPreaching Blues

While my next track came way after Robert Johnson’s move to the devil’s home Muddy Waters is no stranger to the hard times of the bluesman. What better track to play off then one which gives you some great hard core harmonica mixed with the wailing of a class blues guitar? So listen to the guitar and voice of Muddy but don’t miss the harmonica! I present to you,

Muddy WatersGarbage Man

Now you are in for a great treat. I found this amazing set from B.B. King. Within it was an untitled jam session with some amazing music. B.B. Attracted many great musicians and late at the clubs they would get together and just play. We got paino, trombone, sax, and more doing solos. This is one of those rare recordings that you will not find for sale in the stores and most radio shows will not play it because it is too long. If you get bored, well, what can I say? This is just too rare and too good to not play on Rick’s Radio Show so I present to you,

BB KingUntitled Jam Session

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 you this great version of this song by The Kingsmen. I present to you,

The KingsmenLouie Louie

Now we move out of pure blues into the rock, and rock blues genre. But I have a great funkadelic song lined up to take us there. The Meters had people dancing for over a decade as they toured the world. Here is a great song to dance to and I present to you,

The MetersRide Your Pony

Some groups just are so steeped in history it is hard to ignore them and Bill Haley & His Comets are one of them. Touring the USA they played all the teen sock-hops of the 50’s and 60’s and had a great following. Here is a real classic from a classic band. I present to you,

Bill Haley & His CometsShake Rattle & Roll

How about some chicken struten rockabilly? Don’t be confused with the silly French band who recently formed with this name. This is the original “The Four Teens” with rhythm guitar, lead guitar and vocals, drums and stand up bass. We are talking some wild rockabilly here. I present to you,

The Four TeensGreat Day In The Morning

You could not have lived in the 60’s without hearing Del Shannon. So many great hits with his amazing voice. Here is a song that you should remember well. I present to you,

Del ShannonKeep Searchin’

OK, let’s slow it down a bit with a bit of romance and ballad from a genuine British pop singer and teen idol from the 1960’s. I hear he still tours around and plays with many bands. I present to you,

Dave BerryThe Crying Game

OK, that is about enough of the ballads. I guess you figured out I am not really into ballads? So let’s do a quick turnaround and get out the funk. Get your feet ready to move and your mind on tempo. I have the meters on the player and am ready to present to you some find funkadelic with,

The MetersCissy Strut

Well you are going to love this next song and probably heard it on radio and in a movie you once saw. Think about this, Rose Royce. Remind you of a car? How about this then, I present to you a great track from

Rose RoyceCar Wash

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 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 something special. I am going to dedicate the show to the psychedelic sixties! Yes, that means some great songs from great artists and all of them will rock your socks off. So remember to tune in for more great songs from histories greatest artists! So thanks again for tuning in and see you next week!

Bye All!