Episode 1542: Smokin Joe Kubek Tribute

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It’s been an emotionally taxing week for everyone associated with Full-Time Blues Radio. This week’s program features two tributes in the first half of the program. First up, we revisit a 2010 telephone conversation that johnny Full-Time had with Smokin’ Joe Kubek. Kubek passed away Sunday October 11, 2015, after suffering a fatal heart attack. You’ll also hear a pair of songs by Joe and his musical partner, Bnois King.

Johnny Full-Time also takes the opportunity to pay tribute to a personal friend, radio veteran Dave Lyons, who, coincidentally, passed away the same day as Joe Kubek. Dave was a veteran of the radio business for more than three decades, and worked in the Evansville, Indiana market for the majority of it. JFT remarked, “Dave and I crossed paths often in a professional setting. Then, I got to know him outside of work through a mutual friend we shared. I enjoyed the brief time I got to share with Dave; and I was looking forward to reconnecting with him following my move back home. I’m heartbroken I missed that chance.”

Courtesy Stony Plain

Courtesy Stony Plain

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is a song simply titled “You,” by the Canadian trio MonkeyJunk. The men have put together a new album titled Moon Turn Red, which is available now from Stony Plain. The album features 10 tracks, nine of which were written by the band themselves or in collaboration with others. The 10th song is a cover of David Wilcox’ “Hot Hot Papa.” Wilcox joined the band for the recording.

You can find complete information on all things MonkeyJunk at their official website, MonkeyJunkBand.com, and be sure to scroll below this week’s playlist, and watch a video featuring MonkeyJunk discussing their sound, the new album, and more.

1. Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King – Lone Star Lap Dance – Fat Man’s Shine Parlor
2. Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King – My Best Friend – Close To The Bone
3. Ian Siegal – Preachin’ Blues/Live So God Can Use You/You Got To Move – Man & Guitar
4. Robert Johnson – Sweet Home Chicago – The Complete Recordings:
The Centennial Collection

5. The Jimmys – Funk Schway – Hot Dish
6. Reverend Freakchild – All I Got Is Now – Hillbilly Zen-Punk Blues
7. The Claudettes – You’d Have to Be Out of Your Mind (To Play These Blues) – No Hotel
8. The Kentucky Headhunters with Johnnie Johnson – Superman Blues –
Meet Me In Bluesland
9. Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson – I Want To Be Loved –
For Pops: A Tribute To Muddy Waters
10. MonkeyJunk – You – Moon Turn Red

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Listen: Beat Daddys Interview (Episode 1535)

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This week marks a special edition of Full-Time Blues Radio. Larry Grisham and Tommy Stillwell, the two founding members of the band, join Johnny Full-Time in studio for conversation about their new album, Hoodoo That We Doo, their performance schedule, and much more. Hoodoo That We Doo is the first album of all original music crafted by Stillwell and Grisham together in more than two decades. It features 11 tracks, and only two of the songs on this CD were written by one or both of the pair. It is one of their most diverse records ever, and was completely executive produced by the band.

Listen to the Complete, Unedited Interview Here!

Hoodoo That We Doo is available now from all major digital retailers, and you can find information on the disc, the performance schedule, and more, at their official website TheBeatDaddys.com

The Beat Daddys are just one of the bands that are playing at the Blues On The Rock festival, scheduled to take place from Noon-11pm inside Rockport, Indiana’s city park. Other bands performing include Blind Dog Gatewood and Pat Pepin, Laurie Jane & the 45s, Lew Jetton & 61 South, and 2 Miles Back. There is a $5.00 admission, but the event is open to all ages, and will feature plenty of parking for fans. Full-Time Blues Radio is a proud media partner for the Blues On The Rock festival, a collaborative effort between Rockport City Parks Board and the River Basin Blues Society. Find complete details online at the event’s Facebook page Here

1. The Beat Daddys – I Need A Woman – Hoodoo That We Doo
2. The Beat Daddys – Hoodoo Woman – Hoodoo That We Doo
3. Blind Dog – Telluride – Ashbrooke Sessions
4. The Beat Daddys – These Chains – Hoodoo That We Doo
5. The Beat Daddys – Sorry – Hoodoo That We Doo
6. Lew Jetton and 61 South – Show Me – State Line Blues
7. Beat Daddys – Miss Dixie – Delta Vision
8. Laurie Jane and the 45’s – Just to Hold Your Hand (Single)

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Listen: Gary Burnett Interview (Episode 1514)

In this episode of Full-Time Blues Radio, Johnny Full-Time and Gary Burnett discuss The Gospel According To The Blues and many of its themes, exploring concepts of faith, music, justice, civil rights, poverty, and much, much more. There are also spiritual Blues tunes from Eric Bibb, Rory Block, Lurrie Bell, and others.

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As a part of our expanded Spiritual Side of the Blues programming in 2015, Johnny Full-Time had the wonderful opportunity to sit down for conversation with Dr. Gary Burnett. Gary lectures in The School of Theology at Queens University, Belfast. He also operates the blog, Down At The Crossroads. In October, 2014, Dr. Burnett released his book, The Gospel According To The Blues with publisher Cascade Books.

Courtesy Cascade Books

The Gospel According to the Blues dares us to read Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount in conversation with Robert Johnson, Son House, and Muddy Waters. It suggests that thinking about the blues-the history, the artists, the songs-provides good stimulation for thinking about the Christian gospel. Both are about a world gone wrong, about injustice, about the human condition, and both are about hope for a better world. In this book, Gary Burnett probes both the gospel and the history of the blues as we find it in the Sermon on the Mount, to help us understand better the nature of the good news which Jesus preached, and its relevance and challenge to us.

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Programming Note: There was some material that just couldn’t fit into this week’s show, due to time constraints. You can listen to the entire, unedited interview in its entirety here.

1. Kelly Joe Phelps – Brother Pilgrim – Brother Sinner & The Whale
2. Eric Bibb – In My Father’s House (Live) – An Evening With Eric Bibb
3. Harrison Kennedy – Judgment Day – This Is From Here
4. Lurrie Bell – I’ll Get To Heaven On My Own w/Joe Louis Walker
The Devil Ain’t Got No Music
5. Irma Thomas – River Is Waiting
The Soul Queen Of New Orleans: 50th Anniversary Celebration
6. Sleepy John Estes – Holy Spirit, Don’t You Leave Me
Live In Japan ’74 With Hammie Nixon
7. Rory Block – Worried Mind – Shake ‘Em On Down: A Tribute To Mississippi Fred McDowell

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Listen: Janiva Magness Interview

Courtesy Fathead Records

Courtesy Fathead Records

Janiva Magness is a multi-time Blues Music Award winner, a BB King Entertainer of the Year, and has solidified herself as both a top draw and a fan favorite in the Blues world. She’s also a survivor, a product of the foster care system, and an inspiration to anyone with a dream. She is vividly honest regarding the loss of her parents as a teenager, her movement through the foster care system, and the combination of a love for music and the loving encouragement of an important person that saved her life.



This week, Johnny Full-Time is joined on the telephone by Janiva Magness for conversation and music on Full-Time Blues Radio. Her 11th album, Original, was released in 2014 on her very own label – Fathead Records. She co-wrote seven of the album’s 11 tracks with friend and producer Dave Darling. You’ll hear several songs from this new CD, as well as select songs from past albums, and a song by one of Janiva’s favorite artists. In addition, Janiva and JFT discuss the music business, the leap of faith it took to break out on her own, helping at risk youth, and much more.

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For More Information about Janiva Magness, Original, and ways you can help at risk youth, Please Visit JanivaMagness.com

1. Janiva Magness – Who Am I – Original
2. Janiva Magness – I Won’t Cry – Stronger For It
3. Janiva Magness – Everything Is Alright – Original
4. Buck Owens – It Takes People Like You (To Make People Like Me)
The Very Best Of Buck Owens, Vol. 1
5. Janiva Magness – I Can’t Stop Cryin’ – Do I Move You
6. Janiva Magness – That’s What Love Will Make You Do – What Love Will Do
7. Janiva Magness – I’m Feelin’ Good – The Devil Is An Angel Too
8. Janiva Magness – Let Me Breathe – Original
9. Janiva Magness – I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down – The Devil Is An Angel Too
10. Janiva Magness – I Don’t Want To Do Wrong – Stronger For It

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Listen: Episode 1431

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The show kicks off this week with a brand new release from Elvin Bishop, and we never take our foot off the throttle. Episode 1431 is stacked and packed with great tunes, including that opening number from Elvin Bishop (which features Charlie Musselwhite on harmonica.) Make sure to scroll below this week’s playlist and watch a great video featuring behind the scenes footage with Elvin and friends in the studio during the production of his latest album Can’t Even Do Wrong Right.

In addition, there’s a set of live music, kicking off with new Coco Montoya. There is also several truly independent releases, such as Blue Moon Marquee, Kaye Bohler, and more!

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The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is the track “Big Mama.” It comes off the buzzworthy release from Alexis P Suter Band titled Love The Way You Roll.

This album is getting a lot of attention from the Blues community, and rightfully so. The music is top notch, and this track is the perfect example of why this album is blowing doors off. Alexis P Suter Band is on the road, working hard to promote the CD, and you can find out more about their tour stops, the album, and the band by visiting AlexisPSuter.com

1. Elvin Bishop – Old School – Can’t Even Do Wrong Right
2. Coco Montoya – I Got A Mind To Travel – Songs From The Road
3. Kelly Richey – Fast Drivin’ Mama – Live At The Blue Wisp
4. Chaz DePaolo – Chicago 101 – One Night Live In Iona
5. Billy Branch & Sons of the Blues – Back Alley Cat – Blues Shock
6. Missy Anderson – Whole Lotta Nuthin’ – In The Moment
7. Makuini – I Just Want to Make Love To You – Blues In My Bones
8. Kaye Bohler – Handle the Curves – Handle The Curves
9. Johnny Drummer – Another Rooster Is Pecking My Hen – Bad Attitude
10. Blue Moon Marquee – Pipeliner Blues – Lonesome Ghosts
11. Steve Dawson – Rattlesnake Cage – Rattlesnake Cage
12. Berdon Kirksaether – Another One Going Down – Latenighters Under A Full Moon
13. Alexis P. Suter Band – Big Mama – Love The Way You Roll

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