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BLUES BEFORE SUNRISE FOR 4/21/19
RICKY ALLEN INTERVIEW RE-RE-REDEUX

This week on BBS we’ll revisit an interview you’re unlikely to hear anywhere else. If you missed the original broadcast in June 2004 and/or the redeux in February 2017 then the third time’s the charm. We’ll be talking to Blues singer Ricky Allen. Ricky actually came in twice back in 2002. The first time he was dead drunk and  he could barely speak. A few weeks later I received a call from his wife Early asking if Ricky could come back and try again. She drove him and sat with him as he told his life-story. During Hours 3 & 4 we’ll listen to his interview accompanied by many of his vintage recordings (which seem to be largely unavailable today). Don’t Cut Us A-loose – tune in and hear for yourself. Only on BBS!

HOUR 1

WHISPERING

BABY LAWRENCE

SO LONG

LITTLE MISS CORNSHUCKS

I DON’T LOVE YOU ANYMORE

LITTLE MISS CORNSHUCKS

GONNA LEAVE HERE WALKING

LITTLE MISS CORNSHUCKS

OLE MAN MOSE

LOUIS ARMSTRONG

YOU ARE MY LUCKY STAR

LOUIS ARMSTRONG

SUN SHOWERS

LOUIS ARMSTRONG

LOW DOWN DOG

BIG JOE TURNER

CHERRY RED

BIG JOE TURNER

ROLL ‘EM PETE

BIG JOE TURNER

WINO

JACK McVEA

SCRUB SWEEP & MOP

JACK McVEA

FIGHTING MAMA BLUES

JACK McVEA

THE SONG IS ENDED

MILLS BROS

JUKEBOX BOOGIE

HADDA BROOKS

LONG GONE FROM BOWLING GREEN

BUCK & BUBBLES

BLUE STEEL

HENRY MANCINI

HOUR 2

4:30 IN THE MORNING

SONNY THOMPSON

EVERYBODY GET TOGETHER

TRENIERS

ROOMING HOUSE BOOGIE

AMOS MILBURN

LOVE & WINE

VARETTA DILLARD

KENNER CUTS ONE

SONNY THOMPSON

GO AHEAD & SING

PIGMEAT MARKHAM

CHICK-A-DEE

PAULA WATSON

WAILIN’ AWAY

IRENE REDFIELD

THE FIVES

JIMMY YANCY

BLACKVILLE AFTER DARK

HAZEL MEYERS

E FLAT BLUES

MARGARET JOHNSON

TEXAS MOANER BLUES

LAURA SMITH

DOWN IN THE ALLEY

BOB ROBINSON

THE DIRTY DOZENS

SPECKLED RED

WHEN THE FIRST TRUMPET SOUNDS

SPARTANBURG FAMOUS FOUR

WHERE THE BLACK MAN CAME FROM

REV M.L. GIPSON

TOLL THE BELL EASY

SPIRITS OF MEMPHIS

HOURS 3 & 4

RICKY ALLEN INTERVIEW

HOUR 5

SUMMERTIME GAL

BASIN STREET BOYS

ALMOST CRIED

DUKE ELLINGTON

I COULD HAVE TOLD YOU

DINAH WASHINGTON

OUT IN THE COLD AGAIN

BILLY ECKSTINE

MINOR CHANT

JIMMY SMITH

MOON IS RISING

JOHN LEE HOOKER

CAPTAIN DON’T FEEL SORRY

CHAIN GANG

OH ME OH MY

WALTER DAVIS

PEACE WILL PREVAIL

REV PEARLY BROWN

YOUR PICTURE DONE FADED

CAROLINA SLIM

BIG FOOT COUNTRY

MERCY DEE

MAXWELL STREET ALLEY BLUES

BIG JOHN WRENCHER

WHEN I GET TO THINKING

BIG BILL BROONZY

ALBATROSS

FLEETWOOD MAC

 

 

BLUES BEFORE SUNRISE FOR 4/14/19
MEMPHIS ROUND ABOUT

This week on Blues Before Sunrise we travel down to Memphis in the 1950s for a Blues Three-Way. We'll hear sides by Howling Wolf, Dr. Ross, and Jackie Brenston

- Only on BBS!

HOUR #1

PLEASE MR. JOHNSON

ELLA JOHNSON

THAT'S THE STUFF YOU GOTTA WATCH

ELLA JOHNSON

FINE BROWN FRAME

BUDDY JOHNSON

SINCE I FELL FOR YOU

ELLA JOHNSON

ONE OF THEM GOOD ONES

BUDDY JOHNSON

YOUNG MAN ON THE WAY UP

JOE WILLIAMS

LONELINESS SORROW & GRIEF

JOE WILLIAMS

NOBODY'S HEART

JOE WILLIAMS

SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN

JOE WILLIAMS

BLUE SKIES

JOE WILLIAMS

THE GENTLEMAN IS A DOPE

ELLA FITZGERALD

DON'T BE THAT WAY

ELLA FITZGERALD

WHAT AM I HERE FOR

ELLA FITZGERALD

WHAT AM I HERE FOR

DUKE ELLINGTON

OH MY ACHING HEART

FOUR VAGABONDS

GLENDALE GLIDE

MEADE LUX LEWIS

JUST HOMESICK - THAT'S ALL

DUKE ELLINGTON

HOUR #2

FROG-I-MORE

JIMMY WITHERSPOON

I HAVE NEWS FOR YOU

ROY MILTON

NIGHT & DAY

ROY MILTON

LETTER FROM HOME

ROY BROWN

ROY BROWN BOOGIE

ROY BROWN

THIRD DEGREE

PIGMEAT MARKHAM

YOU'RE THE ONE

BUDDY JOHNSON

DON'T SHOUT AT THE DARK

BUDDY JOHNSON

GOOD-BYE BABY HERE I GO

BUDDY JOHNSON

BITTERSWEET

BUDDY JOHNSON

BRING IT UP VAN DYKE

BUDDY JOHNSON

NOW SHE GIVES IT AWAY

COW COW DAVENPORT

DEACON BITE-'EM-IN-THE-BACK

BUTTERBEANS & SUSIE

I'M BROKE FOOLIN' WITH YOU

ROSA HENDERSON

I CAN TELL THE WORLD

SILVERLEAF QUARTET

DOWNFALL OF NEBACANEZZER

REV J.C. BURNETT

SOMETHING WITHIN ME

SENSATIONAL NIGHTENGALES

HOUR #3

THE PONY BLUES

SON HOUSE

CAMP HOLLARS

SON HOUSE

PALLET ON THE FLOOR

WILLIE BROWN

SPREAD MY RAINCOAT DOWN

HONEYBOY EDWARDS

GOD MOVES ON THE WATER

BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON

MOTHERLESS CHILDREN

BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON

SMOKETOWN STRUT

SYLVESTER WEAVER

GUITAR RAG

SYLVESTER WEAVER

I'M SITTING IN TOP OF THE WORLD

BEALE STREET ROUNDERS

MR. FORTY-NINE BLUES

IDA MAE MACK

WHEN YOUR MAN IS GONNA PUT U DOWN

LEOLA B. GRANT

DOWN ON THE LEVEE

ROSETTA CRAWFORD

LONESOME WOMAN'S BLUES

ROSETTA CRAWFORD

FOOLIN' ME

MAUREEN ENGLIN

MY BULLDOG BLUES

BROWNIE McGHEE

DISSATISFIED WOMAN

BROWNIE McGHEE

I'M GONNA ROCK

BROWNIE McGHEE

GIN HEADED WOMAN

BROWNIE McGHEE

HOUR #4

I LOVE TO LOVE YOU

JOHNNY GUITAR WATSON

LOVE ME BABY

JOHNNY GUITAR WATSON

DON'T TOUCH ME BABY

JOHNNY GUITAR WATSON

BOOGIE DISEASE

DR. ROSS

THE SUN IS RISING

HOWLING WOLF

ROCKET 88

JACKIE BRENSTON

MY BEBOP GAL

DR. ROSS

DRIVING THE HIGHWAY

HOWLING WOLF

JUICED

JACKIE BRENSTON

SHAKE 'EM ON DOWN

DR. ROSS

RIDING IN THE MOONLIGHT

HOWLING WOLF

LEO THE LOUSE

JACKIE BRENSTON

JUKEBOX BOOGIE

DR. ROSS

CHOCOLATE DROP

HOWLING WOLF

MY BABY LEFT TOWN

JACKIE BRENSTON

NO GOOD WEASLE

BIG JOHN WRENCHER

SPECIAL RIDER BLUES

BIG JOHN WRENCHER

DUST MY BED

BIG JOHN WRENCHER

HOUR #5

OUT OF A DREAM

RAVENS

WHISPER NOT

WES MONTGOMERY

TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT

JOE WILLIAMS/BASIE

SO RARE

ELLA FITZGERALD

CARAVAN

SHIRLEY SCOTT

SOMEDAY

RAVENS

SEARCHING FOR LOVE

RAVENS

DARLING HONEYCHILD

EDDIE KING

SHAKE WALKING

MICKEY BAKER

MIDNIGHT HOURS

LARRY DALE

TURN THE LIGHT DOWN LOW

BRO JOHN SELLERS

I'LL DROWN IN MY OWN TEARS

LULU REED

YOU DON'T LOVE ME

T-BONE WALKER

CHUCK'S BEAT

CHUCK BERRY/BO DIDDLEY

ALBATROSS

FLEETWOOD MAC

 


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