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Thursday, April 11, 2013

I'll play the Blues for you

On occasion, I get to guest host a blues radio program,  Johnny Mack's Friday Night Blues Attack, which airs every Friday from 9:00 pm - 3:00 am on WDVX-FM in Clinton/Knoxville, TN and online live through webcast.   It is a passion and hobby for me and great fun.   On Friday night, April 5, was one of these occasions.   Johnny Mack brings me some newer blues releases and ole Blue Lou supplies the rest of the nights tunes from my personal collection.

A couple of highlights of this past show was my daughter Ashlyn dropping by the WDVX downtown studio to check out the show and a phone call request from Billy Bob in New South Wales, Australia - great to hear that Aussie accent.  He requested to hear some Sonny Terry and (Knoxville's own) Brownie McGhee.

Blue Lou in the WDVX studio (courtesy Ashlyn Kittrell)

I heard from lots of friends and listeners through emails, texts and phone calls.  Since the show, several folks have requested a playlist of the songs that aired during the broadcast.  I'm always glad to oblige.  It's a long list; I was on for six hours!

Play list from Friday Night Blues Attack, April 5, 2013:


Muddy Waters
I Can't Be Satisfied
The Chess Box

Blind Lemon Jefferson
Match Box Blues
The Story of the Blues

Jimmy Reed
Bright Lights, Big City
Live at Carnegie Hall

Slim Harpo
I'm a King Bee
The Best of Slim Harpo

Taj Mahal
Fishin' Blues
Big Blues: Blues Music For Kids

Muddy Waters
Good Morning School Girl
Folk Singer

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
Bring It On Home To Me
Sonny & Brownie

Albert King
I'll Play The Blues For You, Pts. I & II
I'll Play The Blues For You

Guy Davis
Shaky Pudding

John Lee Hooker
Boom Boom
Essential Blues 2

Louis Jordan
Saturday Night Fish Fry
Barbecue Blues

B. B. King
Three O'Clock Blues
King of the Blues Box Set

Son House
Preachin' Blues
The Original Delta Blues

Albert Collins & His Rhythm Rockers
The Freeze
Texas Blues

Buddy Guy
When My Left Eye Jumps
The Very Best of Buddy Guy

Tab Benoit

Magic Slim & The Teardrops
Bad Boy
Bad Boy

Jimmie Vaughan
Dengue Woman Blues
From Dusk Till Dawn Soundtrack

Michael "Iron Man" Burks
Show of Strength
Take A Chance On Me, Baby

Susan Tedeschi
It Hurt So Bad
Live From Austin, TX

B. B. King
To Know You Is To Love You
Greatest Hits

Moreland & Arbuckle
Legend of John Henry

Tedeschi Trucks Band
Bound For Glory

Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King
Out of Body, Out of Mind
Have Blues, Will Travel

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
Sonny's Thing
Sonny & Brownie

Joe Bonamassa
Stones In My Passway
An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House

Deanna Bogart
Blues at 11

Pinetop Perkins/Hubert Sumlin
Hoochie Coochie Man

Larry McCray
Same Old Blues
Born To Play The Blues

Paul Oscher
32-20 Blues
Down In The Delta

Garry Moore with Albert Collins
Too Tired
Still Got The Blues

Big Walter Horton with Carey Bell
Can't Hold Out Much Longer
Big Walter Horton with Carey Bell

Big Bill Morganfield
That Same Thing
Rising Son

Tab Benoit
Standing On The Bank
Best of the Bayou Blues

Tinsley Ellis
Freddy's Midnight Dream
Get It!

Albert Collins
I Ain't Drunk
Deluxe Edition

The Fabulous Thunderbirds
She's Tough
Different Tacos!

Jimmy Thackery
Rocks Off
Exile On Blues St.

Bo Diddley
Hey Bo Diddley
His Best

Duane Allman/The Allman Joys
Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective

The Allman Brothers
Statesboro Blues
At Fillmore East

R. L. Burnside
Rollin' & Tumblin'
Burnside on Burnside

Big Jack Johnson
Breakdown Blues
We Got To Stop This Killin'

Willie King
Jukin' At Bettie's
Jukin' at Bettie's

Walter Trout/Jeff Healey
Workin' Overtime
Full Circle

Tab Benoit

Bonnie Raitt
Angel From Montgomery

Otis Taylor (with Mato Nanji)
My World Is Gone
My World Is Gone

Albert King
Born Under A Bad Sign
Born Under A Bad Sign

John Lee Hooker
I'm In The Mood
The Healer

Robert Cray
I Shiver
Shame + A Sin

Clarence Gatemouth Brown
Gate Swings

Muddy Waters
Mannish Boy
Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live - Legacy Edition

Albert Collins
Lights Are On (But Nobody's Home)
Live at Montreaux 1992

B. B. King
How Blue Can You Get
Live at the Regal

Otis Rush
I Can't Quit You Baby
Essential Blues 2

Bobby Blue Bland
Turn On Your Love Light
Essential Blues 2

Jimmy Thackery and Tab Benoit
These Arms of Mine
Whiskey Store Live

Big Joe Turner
Shake, Rattle, And Roll
Jump Blues Classics

Sean Costello
Have You No Shame
We Can Get Together

Sean Costello
Rub A Dub
Cuttin' In

Big Jack Johnson
Too Many Rats
Roots Stew

Johnny WInter
Mojo Boogie
Third Degree

R. L. Burnside
Let My Baby Ride
Come On In

North Mississippi AllStars
Shake 'Em On Down
Shake Hands With Shorty

Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials
Check My Baby's Oil
Full Tilt

Ronnie Baker Brooks
Bald-headed Woman

Tab Benoit
I Smell A Rat
Live at New Orleans Jazzfest 2005

Steve Earle
My Old Friend The Blues
Ain't Ever Satisfied

Carlos Del Junco
Amazing Grace
Steady Movin'

Joe Louis Walker
Where Jesus Leads
In The Morning

It's always a blast to guest host the show.  Hope to do it again as soon as Johnny Mack calls or emails.  When I do host again, I'll play the blues for you.


  1. Fun blog Lou! I love your subtitle: "Such is my life. Smoky, spicy, bluesy, gratifying."

    Looking forward to the tasty BBQ recipes you share with your blog followers!

    Thanks for including my request in your show!