2014 – BluesShow.wordpress.com in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

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The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Blues Show 280 playlist

Joie Cocker R.I.P.

James Wheeler R.I.P.
































Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From my Friends
James Wheeler – Come Home
Freddie King – Goin’ Down
Eric Johnson with Steve Miller – Texas
Tedeschi Trucks Band – Bound For Glory
Spencer Bohren – Hard Times
Lane Hardin – Hard Time Blues
Catfish – So Many Roads
Mojo Makers – Fly On Baby
Bad Bob Bates – Hell To Pay
Ernie Hawkins – Hesitation Blues
Bertha “Chippie” Hill – Some Cold Rainy Day
Heritage Blues Orchestra – Clarksdale Mississippi
Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band – Leavin’ Trunk
Contino – V8 Ford
Hakon Hoye – Hard To Please
Eddy Teddy – Alcohol Mama
Hurricane Ruth – Whiskey Chute
Eden Brent – Later Than You Think
Howlin Wolf – Fourty Four Blues
Macon Ed & Tampa Joe – Worrying Blues
Vincent Hayes – My Guitar And My Baby
Fred Neil – Yonder Comes The Blues
Ernie Hawkins – Too Tight
Willie Nix – Baker Shop Boogie
Ironweed Project – These Chains Ain’t Gonna Hold Me
King Britt – New World In My View
Harmonica Dave Hunt – Killer Harp Man
Duster Bennett – Jumpin’ At Shadows
Pat McMahon Band – 20 Room House
Luther Dickinson – Rock ‘n’ Roll Blues
Sean Costello – Feel Like I Ain’t Got A Home
Spencer Bohren – Hard Time Killing Floor

Blues Show 279 playlist


Gypsy Dave Smith in session on The Blues Show


Kenny Butterill – Good Things That Couldn’t Happen Here

Bad Bob Bates – Brother’s Sons

Jeremiah Johnson – Crazy

Gitfiddle Jim – Paddlin’ Madeline Blues

Suitcase Brothers – You’d Better Mind

Gypsy Dave Smith Live In The Studio:

– Demons & Angels

– On A Monday

– Blue World

– Love In Vain

Wily Bo Walker & Karena K – Love Will Find A Way

The Shouting Matches – Another Man Done Gone

Cannon’s Jug Stompers – Bring It With You When You Come

Willie Watson – Mother Earth

Richard “Rabbit”  Brown – James Alley Blues

Gypsy Dave Smith Live In The Studio:

– Stack O’ Lee

– Little Red Rooster

Jim Jarvis – Rock Me Baby

Gypsy Dave Smith Live In The Studio:

– The Cockatoo Waltz

– Bottle Up & Go

Leadbelly – Relax Your Mind

Missy Andersen – Ladies Shoes

Allman Brothers Band – It’s Not My Cross To Bear

Son House – People Grinnin’ In Your Face

Susan Tedeschi – It Hurts So Bad

Sean Costello – Reconsider Baby

Keef Trouble – Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho!

John Verity & The Blues Elves – Santa Claus Is Back

mixendorp – 40 Acres & A Mule

Gov’t Mule – Where’s My Mule?

Willie & The Bandits – Keep Movin’ On

Blues Boy Dan Owen – Tic Tac Toe

Rebecca Downes – Messed Up

Bill Phillippe – You’re Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond

Brother Sun Sister Moon – Hambone

Kaz Hawkins – Believe With Me

Ernie Hawkins – Stovepipe Stomp





Blues Show 278 playlist



Simon Kennedy Band – I Ain’t Opening The Door

Ship Of Fools – The Way The Things Play Out

The Jack Roberts Harvey Band – Devil On A Dirt Road

Gerry Cooper & Phil Snell – Truckin’ Little Baby

C.W. Stoneking – How Long?

Donald Ray Johnson – Ain’t No Fun To Me

Midnite Blue Live In The Studio:

– Red House

– Backwater Blues

– Stormy Monday Blues

Mo Scott Band – Walking Blues

Tuba Skinny – Freight Train Blues

Hokum Boys – Selling That Stuff

The Kirby Sewell Band – Till The River Starts To Overflow

Mary Flower – So Far Doin’ Alright

Midnite Blue Live In The Studio:

– Crossroads

– Down To The Doctor’s

– House Of The Rising Sun

The Troy Redfern Band – The Other Side

Joakim Tinderholt – It’s Your Voodoo Working

Johnny Rawls & Otis Clay – Voodoo Queen

Low Society – Voodoo Woman

Gus McKay – Extremely Voodoo

Half Deaf Clatch – Voodoo Solutions

Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Chile

Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim – She Loves That Man

Mo Scott Band – Hound Dog

Empire Roots Band – Search My Heart

Bruce Katz – Blues Before Sunrise

Bad Bob Bates – It Can’t Be That Hard, Can It?

Junco Partners – Cocaine

James Wayne – Junco Partner

Blues Pills – High Class Woman

Aaron Burton – The Day Big Tex Caught Fire

Luke Winslow King – The Coming Tide

Chip Taylor – Track 224

Mojo Makers – Come On Brother


Blues Show 277 playlist


Paul Rose in The Blues Show studio


Matt Biondi Crew – Joy

Mike Osborne Band – Satan & St. Paul

Muddy Waters – They Call Me Muddy Waters

Mojo Makers – Fly On Baby

Back Water Roll Blues Band – Wait On Time

Paul Rose with Gary Grainger Live In the Studio:

– Ten Long Years

– Change

Bad Bob Bates – Let Me Be Your Doctor

Burnett & Rutherford – Curly Headed Woman

Bertha “Chippie” Hill – Cold Rainy Day

Carl Weathersby – Looking Out My Window

Lucinda Williams – Protection

Joakim Tinderholt – I Don’t Care Who Knows

Paul Rose with Gary Grainger Live In the Studio:

– Nobody’s Fault But Mine

– Bitter End

Reverend Shawn Amos – I’m The Face

Blue Lunch – The Long Game

Larry Miller – Mississippi Mama

Paul Rose Band – Light

Low Society – Crammed & Jammed

John Verity interview and:

John Verity – Too Much Too Young

B. B. King – You’re Still My Woman

John Verity – Touch My Soul

Rory Gallagher – Loanshark Blues

Chantel McGregor – I’m No Good For You

Chris Rea – Texas

Big Boy Bloater – Bring Her Back To Me

Little Feat – Mellow Down Easy







Blues Show 276 playlist


Bob Bates Live In The Studio



Tommy Castro– You Got To Serve Somebody

Darren Watson – Some Men

Big Boy Bloater – Bear Cat

Rick Vito – River Of Blues

Half Deaf Clatch – Cypress Grove

Bad Bob Bates live in session:

Bad Bob Bates – Brother’s Sons

Bad Bob Bates – Hell To Pay

Bad Bob Bates – I’m On The Floor

Roscoe Chenier – Bad Luck

Albert Cummings – Hoochie Coochie Man/Dixie Chicken

Jeremiah Johnson Band – So Damn Good

Bad Bob Bates live in session:

Bad Bob Bates – The 27

Bad Bob Bates – Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

Bad Bob Bates – Come Home

Bad Bob Bates – Bruce Richard Reynolds

Russ Tippins Band w. J. Edwards – Tear Down The Sky

The Hoax – Dark Is The Night

Mitch Laddie Band – Cut Loose

Aynsley Lister – Empire State Express (from Blues Show Session)

John Verity – Double Trouble

Bill Phillipe – Motherless Children

Bo Carter – What You Want Your Daddy To Do?

Half Deaf Clatch – Ain’t Nobody’s Business

John Dee Holman – Lil’ Country Girl

Jeremiah Johnson Band – Working

John Prine – Ain’t Hurtin Nobody

Ian Collard – Good Rockin’

Lucy Zirins interview and:

Lucy Zirins – Mercy

Lucy Zirins – Falling To Pieces

John Verity – Too Hot To Hug

Steve Lury & Andres Roots – What’s The Matter With The Mill?

California Honeydrops – Carolina Peach

The Damned & Dirty – Ride The Blind