Episode 1612: Spiritual Side 2016

Courtesy Alligator Records

Courtesy Alligator Records

Every year, in preparation for Easter, Full-Time Blues Radio walks in the light of the LORD by playing the Spiritual Side of the Blues. In 2016, inspired by the new album God Don’t Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson, Johnny Full-Time enjoyed building a playlist of songs covering Willie. There are several songs off this new Alligator Records release, but there are several other songs from individual artist albums.

Click Here to sample God Don’t Never Change

Another one of the albums that has several songs featured is a 2011 release titled If I Had My Way – A Cigar Box Guitar Tribute To Blind Willie Johnson. This was a special project put together by cigar box guitar guru Shane Speal, and offered as a FREE download on his website. Click Here to Visit ShaneSpeal.com and Download the Album!

1. Blind Willie Johnson – Mother’s Children Have a Hard Time (Music Bed) – The Complete Blind Willie Johnson
2. Tom Waits – John the Revelator – God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson
3. Blind Willie Johnson – Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground (Music Bed) – The Complete Blind Willie Johnson
4. Rickie Lee Jones – Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground – God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson
5. Night Owl – I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole – If I Had My Way – A Cigar Box Guitar Tribute To Blind Willie Johnson
6. Mike Zito – Let Your Light Shine On Me – Gone To Texas
7. The Wendells – Can’t Nobody Hide from God – If I Had My Way – A Cigar Box Guitar Tribute To Blind Willie Johnson
8. Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams – Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning – Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
9. Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi – Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning – God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson
10. Georgie Bonds – The Soul of a Man – Hit It Hard
11. JJ Appleton & Jason Ricci – Nobody’s Fault But Mine – Dirty Memory
12. Glenn Kaiser – Praise God I’m Satisfied – If I Had My Way – A Cigar Box Guitar Tribute To Blind Willie Johnson
13. David Sutton – I Just Can’t Keep From Cryin’ Sometimes – If I Had My Way – A Cigar Box Guitar Tribute To Blind Willie Johnson
14. Sinead O’Connor – Trouble Will Soon Be Over – God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson
15. Lucinda Williams – God Don’t Never Change – God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson

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The new arrivals to our studio, this week, are phenomenal. This episode contains several new Blues Rock CDs, but the playlist is populated with a variety of styles, as always. Scroll below this week’s playlist and watch the official music video for Kelly Richey’s song, “Fading (Acoustic)”

The Vinyl Report is back! Johnny Full-Time has information about a highly anticipated new tribute record titled God Don’t Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson, featuring covers of some of Willie’s signature songs by Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi, and others. You’ll also hear a cut off the album by the Cowboy Junkies.

lutherdickinsonThe featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is a beautiful song by Luther Dickinson titled “How I Wish My Train Would Come.” It comes off his new release, Blues & Ballads A Folksingers Songbook: Volumes I & II, which is available now from New West Records. You can purchase it digitally, on CD, or in a deluxe edition, double vinyl LP that includes a songbook of transcribed tunes from this set! Complete details are available on Luther’s official website, LutherDickinson.com

1. Keith Stone – Make Me Feel Alright – The Prodigal Returns
2. Kelly Richey – Fading – Shakedown Soul
3. Lazer Lloyd – Out of Time – Lazer Lloyd
4. Van Wilks – Who’s Foolin’ Who – 21st Century Blues
5. Eddie Cotton – My Money – One At A Time
6. Cowboy Junkies – Jesus is Coming Soon –
God Don’t Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson
7. Balkun Brothers – She Got It All – Balkun Brothers
8. The Ragpicker String Band – Clean Up at Home – The Ragpicker String Band
9. Mark Nomad – What’s A Man To Do – #9
10. Jimmie Vaughan – Wheel of Fortune ft. Lou Ann Barton –
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11. Joakim Tinderholt – Stumble’ & Fumble’ – You Gotta Do More
12. Luther Dickinson – How I Wish My Train Would Come –
Blues & Ballads A Folksingers Songbook: Volumes I & II

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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.
Click Here to Preview Every Track from Kingsville Jukin’

You can also Click Here to Visit StudebakerJohn.com
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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