Listen: Episode 1337 Halloween Blues

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This week features an hour of scary songs as the haunted “Home for New & Independent Blues Music” encounters all manner of spooks and specters. It’s the Halloween edition of Full-Time Blues Radio – and it’s filled with a scary assortment of the best music on Earth.

Courtesy Delmark Records

The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Howlin’ in the Moonlight” by Studebaker John’s Maxwell Street Kings. The song comes off their latest album Kingsville Jukin’, which is available from Delmark Records. The album is a call back to the sounds that Studebaker John heard on Maxwell Street as a youngster, when Chicago’s famed open-air market was filled with raw Blues music. Kingsville Jukin’ features 16 songs, and it is available in both CD and mp3 formats from a variety of retailers.
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As a Bonus, You can watch a video of Studebaker John recording the song “Bad Gasoline” directly to 78 RPM vinyl below this week’s playlist – DON’T MISS IT!!!

1. Teeny Tucker – Voodoo Voodoo – Voodoo To Do You
2. John Pippus Band – Howl at the Moon – Howl At The Moon
3. Les Lucky – Lone Wolf – Frets & Hammers
4. Jesse Dee – Sweet Tooth – On My Mind/In My Heart
5. JD McPherson – Wolf Teeth – Signs & Signifiers
6. Doug MacLeod – Ghost – There’s A Time
7. Guy Davis – See That My Grave is Kept Clean – Juba Dance
8. Voo Davis – Phantom Woman – Vicious Things
9. Candye Kane – Invisible Woman – Coming Out Swingin’
10. The Cold Stares – Ingrid Pitt – A Cold Wet Night And A Howling Wind
11. Too Slim & the Taildraggers – Shiver – Shiver
12. Tom Jones – Bad As Me – Spirit In The Room
13. Studebaker John’s Maxwell Street Kings – Howlin’ in the Moonlight – Kingsville Jukin’

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Listen: 5th Anniversary Show

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full-time-blues-birthdayFull-Time Blues Radio first hit the airwaves on June 7, 2008. What began as a way for “Johnny Full-Time” to play some of his favorite Blues and get some more experience as a professional radio personality, has evolved into a weekly destination for Blues fans to find music, news, and interviews that you can’t hear anywhere else. We’ve heard endless hours of music over the year, and it’s incredibly difficult to boil all of that down to one, 59-minute episode; but I feel like this episode flows really well and features many of the best aspects from the show’s brief history.

There are many people who helped me get to this point, and I couldn’t keep doing the show every week without the support of listeners and fans. Thank you for spreading the word and spreading the love. Thank you to my wife for being supportive and allowing me to miss certain events. Thank you to my family for investing love and money into the show. Thanks to WUEV for giving us a place to start and a flagship after the move to Louisville. Thanks to KPVL for joining the family. Thanks to the River Basin, Indiana, and Kentuckiana Blues Societies.

Thank You – for visiting this site, for sharing the show, and most importantly – for listening.

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1. Othar Turner & The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band – Shortnin’ – Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues
2. The Beat Daddys – Train In the Distance – Live at the Quincy Blues Fest
3. Gary Clark Jr. – Glitter Ain’t Gold (Jumpin’ For Nothin’) – Blak And Blu
4. Oli Brown Band – Here I Am – Here I Am
5. Tim Gearan – For Today – Riverboat
6. The Harpoonist and Axe Murderer – Get Out – Checkered Past
7. The Derek Trucks Band – Sierra Leone – Soul Serenade
8. Blind Dog Gatewood – Flip, Flop, and Fly – FTB Radio In Studio Exclusive
9. Robert Johnson – Little Queen of Spades – The Centennial Collection: The Complete Recordings
10. Lurrie Bell – Way Down In The Hole – The Devil Ain’t Got No Music
11. The Cold Stares – Ngs4u – A Cold Wet Night and a Howling Wind
12. Brad Hatfield – John the Revelator – Uphill From Anywhere
13. Aaron Williams And The Hoodoo – Livin’ On Love – It Ain’t Easy
14. Taj Mahal – Lovin’ In My Baby’s Eyes – Phantom Blues
15. Boscoe France – Good Day for the Blues – FTB Radio In-Studio Exclusive

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Listen to the Show: Episode 1301

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The first Full-Time Blues Radio episode of 2013 features a long list of new releases played throughout the program. There’s also tunes from friends and fan favorites. There’s news about the passing of Blues legend Jimmy McCracklin and the rumored addition of Duke Robillard to Bob Dylan’s band!

Courtesy Vision Wall Records

This week’s featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” was a great tune, “Go Home.” It comes off Shaun Murphy’s brand new album Ask For The Moon, which is available now on Vision Wall Records. You can purchase the album direct and find complete information on her official website –


1. Stevie DuPree & The Delta Flyers – Lucky Seven – Dr. DuPree’s Love Shop
2. Mark Robinson – Baby’s Gone to Memphis – Have Axe, Will Groove
3. Sandi Thom – Stormy Weather – Flesh And Blood
4. The Beat Daddys – Gimme Gimme – Root Rubbin’ Ball
5. The Cold Stares – Red Letter Blues – A Cold Wet Night And A Howling Wind
6. Jimmy Bowskill Band – Broke Down Engine – The Jimmy Bowskill Band
7. Robert Nighthawk – Nighthawk Boogie – 35 Years Of Stony Plain
8. Duke Robillard – Do Unto Others – Low Down And Tore Up
9. Sunny Crownover – Love Me Right – Right Here Right Now
10. Willie Buck – Cell Phone Man – Cell Phone Man
11. Mighty Sam McClain – Use Me – Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey)
12. Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials – Born Loser – Jump Start
13. Wesley Pruitt Band – Let Me Love You Baby – Line ‘Em Up
14. Big Pete – Rockin’ Daddy – Choice Cuts
15. Shaun Murphy – Go Home – Ask For The Moon

Blues Stars’ Health Updates

T-Model Ford suffered a stroke last weekend, and is residing in a Mississippi hospital. When I recorded the show, this week, doctors were not encouraged with T’s progress in recovering. However, the Blues community is quick to respond, and Facebook provides plenty of updates.

The latest news from those who have seen and talked with T-Model Ford and his family notes that he is considerably better – noting he’s awake and alert, although he’s still a little sluggish. His appetite has reportedly returned, which was a big concern. He was moved out of ICU, though, and will soon be relocating to a rehabilitation facility in an effort to get him home.

Fans are encouraged to send prayers, letters of encouragement, and cards to:
James Ford
443 South 7th St.
Greenville, MS 38703

Kid Ramos is said to be staying positive in the face of news that doctors are changing their strategy to combat his cancer. A huge benefit was recently held at the Rhythm Room in Phoenix, and Blues musicians came in from across the country. There were also auctions, sales, and raffles that helped the event bring in a total of more than $5500 to help offset Kid Ramos’ medical costs. Bob Corritore called Kid during the show and put him on speakerphone, so he could thank fans in attendance for their prayers, support, and encouragement.

Fans can still help Kid Ramos’ cancer battle, by purchasing the Kid Ramos Benefit CD, which is available for sale now on the Blues Foundation’s website. Click Here to visit and Purchase the CD!

Finally, our friend Chris Tapp, of The Cold Stares, continues to battle cancer and was able to play a little guitar, this week. Please continue to pray for Chris and his family. All three of these men have an unrivaled passion for music and the Blues, but most importantly, they have a passion for their life that inspires us all.

Playlist for the Week of August 27, 2012

Full-Time Blues Radio is back with an hour of the best music on the airwaves, including big names this week alongside truly independent up-and-comers. There was a ton of new music that arrived in the past two weeks, and i’ll be incorporating it into episodes as much as possible. Many of those releases are in this week’s show, including the hot new album from Linsey Alexander, which was featured in “Johnny’s Mailbox.” The album, Been There Done That, is available now on Delmark Records.

In Blues News, this week, I mentioned Boscoe France’s huge win in the Battle of the Blues Competition. You can read more about that in an earlier post on this website.
In addition, there was news about the successful benefits held in honor of Chris Tapp, frontman for The Cold Stares, who is battling cancer. Continued prayers and word of encouragement are appreciated, and you can connect to the band on their website, In addition, if you’re looking for a way to help, consider purchasing their new album. Not only do you show your support for the band, but you get an amazing album in return – an album that is consistently the number one purchased mp3 Blues album on!
Purchase A Cold Wet Night and a Howling Wind

Finally, if you missed this week’s show, Click Here to listen on PRX! Make sure to comment and rate the episode!

Playlist Format
Artist – Song Title – Album

1. Magic Slim & the Teardrops – Bad Boy – Bad Boy
2. Cassie Taylor – Memphis – Blue
3. John Fries – Technicolor You – US 50
4. Bonnie Raitt – Million Miles – Slipstream
5. The Bluesmasters – Get Me a Car ft Mickey Thomas – Volume 2
6. Willie Smith & Roger Wilson – Eyesight to the Blind – Live Blues Protected By Smith & Wilson
7. Al Wood and the Woodsmen – Train Bells – Right On Cue
8. Paul Zunno – Blues in C – Black, White, And Blues All Over
9. The Civil Wars – From This Valley – Mercyland Hymns For The Rest Of Us
10. Sista Jean & CB – U Best Know Henry – Back To The Root
11. JP Reali – The Road to Mississippi – The Road To Mississippi
12. Summer And The Sinners – Tough Times – Live At The Yale
13. B.B. King – See That My Grave Is Kept Clean – Live From The Royal Albert Hall 2011
14. Linsey Alexander – Saving Robert Johnson – Been There Done That