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Full-Time Blues Radio began in June of 2008, as local radio news personality “Johnny Full-Time” John Luttrell began volunteering at University of Evansville station, WUEV-FM – the area’s only source for Blues music on the local airwaves. The show evolved into a weekly, syndicated program spotlighting the best in new and independent Blues music, airing on stations throughout America and internationally on Radio New Zealand.

episode1626After more than eight years hosting and producing Full-Time Blues, JFT is moving into a position of full-time work outside of broadcasting that will not allow for weekly production of this show in the quality that listeners deserve. This edition of the program provides our host an opportunity to express sincere gratitude to the listeners, look back on great moments in the show’s history, and play some of his favorite songs. It’s a blowout celebration of the greatest music on Earth!

This is not the end of our program forever, though, as it becomes an occasional hobby instead of a weekly career. Stay tuned to this website for updates and future episodes as they become available. May God bless you and yours now and in the future.

1. The Cold Stares – Jesus’ Brother James – Hot Like Waco EP
2. Boscoe France – Good Day For The Blues – Live In Studio Performance
3. Vaughan Brothers – Tick Tock – Family Style
4. Joe Bonamassa – Three Times a Fool – Black Rock
5. Rob Stone – Wonderful Time – Gotta Keep Rollin’
6. Blind Dog Gatewood – Flip, Flop, and Fly – Live In Studio Performance
7. B.B. King – Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens – Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan
8. Willie Nelson – Funny How Time Slips Away – Milk Cow Blues
9. Eric Bibb – Buckets of Rain – Diamond Days
10. Ronnie Earl And The Broadcasters – What Can I Do For You – Living In The Light
11. The Beat Daddys – Train In the Distance – Live At The Quincy Blues Fest 2007
12. The Band – I Shall Be Released – The Last Waltz

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Favorite Albums of 2015 (Episode 1550)

This week brings 2015 to a close with a listen to songs from Johnny Full-Time’s favorite albums released in 2015. Instead of telling you what we think is the “best” new music each year, JFT combs through all of the music that flowed into the studio over the last 12 months and hand picks tracks from his favorite discs. There is some amazing material here; but we’d like to hear from you! What was your favorite song, album, or episode of Full-Time Blues Radio this year? let us know in the comments section here OR at our Facebook page.

And, be sure to look below the playlist, this week, for a music video by JJ Appleton and Jason Ricci. They recorded Blind Willie Johnson’s song “Nobody’s Fault But Mine” for their new album Dirty Memory, one of John’s favorites of 2015.

1. Amy Helm – Spend Our Last Dime – Didn’t It Rain
2. Ian Siegal – Heavenly Houseboat Blues – The Picnic Sessions
3. Pokey LaFarge – Cairo, Illinois – Something In The Water
4. N.M.O. – Annabel – Freedom & Dreams
5. Albert Cummings – Movin’ On – Someone Like You
6. The Beat Daddys – You Made Me Cry – Hoodoo That We Doo
7. JJ Appleton & Jason Ricci – Jason Solo – Dirty Memory
8. Muddy Waters 100 – Forty Days and Forty Nights ft. Gary Clark Jr.- Muddy Waters 100
9. Steve Earle & the Dukes – King of the Blues – Terraplane
10. Leo “Bud” Welch – So Many Turnrows – I Don’t Prefer No Blues
11. Bobby Rush – Hey Western Union Man – Chicken Heads:
A 50-Year History Of Bobby Rush

12. JD McPherson – Mother Of Lies – Let The Good Times Roll

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Thanksgiving Blues 2015 (Episode 1547)

This week brings us the semi-annual Thanksgiving edition of the program, featuring a mouth-watering selection of songs in all flavors of the Blues. It’s an impressive spread of food themed tracks for your holiday season soundtrack, with all but two of the songs coming off 2015 releases – an impressive feat for a themed episode.

Courtesy ManHatTone

Courtesy ManHatTone

We were fortunate to even have a featured selection from “Johnny’s Mailbox” that fits right in with the Thanksgiving topic. “Mama’s Cookin'” comes off the new album by Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans. The new CD, That’s What They Say, is available now from ManHatTone, and it includes 15 songs. You’ll find guests on this disc like Gina Sicilia, Mike Welch, and Dave Gross. As always, Brad Vickers and company create original music and play covers that keep the American Roots music traditions of the past alive.

“Mama’s Cookin'” is a tribute to mothers everywhere who strive to keep our bellies full. It was written by the Vestapolitans’ Margey Peters, and she also takes lead vocals on the tune. Other than the opening cover of Tampa Red’s “Seminole Blues” and the traditional song “Don’t You Love Your Daddy No More,” all of the songs on the record are original compositions. You can learn more about Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans, That’s What They Say, and the tour schedule online at BradVickers.com

In addition to the music, I found a fascinating short film about the history of poke sallet, or polk salad. This video is courtesy of the Southern Foodways Alliance and Joe York. Enjoy the video, and consider making this southern favorite a part of your spread.

1. Crissinger – I Love To Eat – Blues Expression
2. Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials – Chicken, Gravy and Biscuits –
The Best Of Lil Ed And The Blues Imperials (2015)
3. The Texas Horns – Home Cookin – Blues Gotta Holda Me
4. Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King – Cornbread – Fat Man’s Shine Parlor
5. Lonnie Mack ft. Stevie Ray Vaughan – Oreo Cookie Blues – Best Of Lonnie Mack (2015)
6. Georgie Bonds – Butter Your Biscuit – Hit It Hard
7. James Burton, Albert Lee, Amos Garrett, David Wilcox – Polk Salad Annie –
Guitar Heroes
8. The Alastair Greene Band – Red Wine Woman – Trouble At Your Door
9. The Beat Daddys – Pie or Cake – Hoodoo That We Doo
10. Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters – Puddin’ Pie – Good News
11. Delta Moon – Jelly Roll – Low Down
12. Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans – Mama’s Cookin’ – That’s What They Say

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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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This week, our show sounds a little different. That’s because we are moving, and all of the home studio gear except for the computer and microphone is in storage. More importantly, though, is that there is a raft of new release Blues music with eight out of the 12 songs on this week’s program coming from albums never before featured on the show!

UPDATE: The Beat Daddys have a new official website. You can find it online at TheBeatDaddys.com – JFT

Courtesy Stony Plain Records

Courtesy Stony Plain Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Higher Love” by Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters. Ronnie and company have just released their new album Father’s Day through Stony Plain Records, and it is currently available in CD and digital formats. Later on this year, the album will also be available on vinyl LP! It features a total of 13 songs, with two original tracks that include the title cut and “Higher Love,” a great duet between Diane Blue and Michael Ledbetter.

Other songs from this album include covers of songs by Otis Rush, Magic Sam, and the great B.B. King, among others. Father’s Day is available now, and you can hear samples at this link.

You can also find out more information about Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, their tour, the new album and much more, on their official website RonnieEarl.com

1. The Beat Daddys – D.U.I. Love – Hoodoo That We Do
2. Hot Roux – Big Mama’s – Stranger’s Blues
3. The Mike Henderson Band – If You Think It’s Hot Here – If You Think It’s Hot Here
4. Slackjaw – It’s Always Something – It’s Always Something
5. Debbie Davies – A Darker Side of Me – Love Spin
6. Royal Southern Brotherhood – Come Hell Or High Water – Don’t Look Back
7. David Michael Miller – Doing Me In, Doing Me Wrong – Same Soil
8. Joey Gilmore – Brandon’s Blues – Brandon’s Blues
9. Eddie Cotton – Ego At Your Door One At A Time
10. Nancy Wright – Hush Little Darlin’ – Putting Down Roots
11. Mr. Sipp – Hold it in the Road – The Mississippi Blues Child
12. Ronnie Earl – Higher Love – Father’s Day

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