Mar 15-16 Radio Show Playlist

What’s in a name?  Plenty, when it comes to the blues.  Elwood tells us about a.k.a.’s, with music from the early days from Blind Willie McTell and on to Taj Mahal, Super Chikan, Dr. John, and Professor Longhair.  Then further on to Howlin’ Wolf, Hound Dog Taylor, Muddy Waters, Watermelon Slim, and two Littles: Charlie and Walter.   This week’s blues breaker is from a nickname-free giant of Chicago blues, Billy Branch.

Hour 1
“Statesboro Blues” – Blind Willie McTell (Best of Blind Willie McTell / Yazoo)
“Scratch My Back” – Taj Mahal (Maestro / Heads Up International)
“Peter Truck” – Super Chikan (Sum’ Mo’ Chikan / Vizztone)
“Iko Iko” – Dr. John (Mos’ Scocious / Rhino)
“Mardi Gras in New Orleans” – Professor Longhair (Anthology / Rhino)
“Howling For My Darling” – Howlin’ Wolf (Chess Box 2 / MCA)
“Forty-Four Blues” – Hound Dog Taylor
(Hound Dog Taylor and the House Rockers / Alligator)
“I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man” – Muddy Waters (His Best / MCA)
“Tomorrow Night” – Watermelon Slim (Bull Goose Rooster / Northern Blues)
“Mellow Down Easy” – Little Walter (His Best / MCA)
“Keep Your Big Mouth Shut” – Little Charlie & the Nightcats (Nine Lives / Alligator)
“When Love Comes to Town” – U2 (Rattle and Hum / Island)

Hour 2
“Life’s Been Good” – Joe Walsh (Look What I Did! The Joe Walsh Anthology / MCA)
“I Wish You Would [LIVE]” – Blues Brothers and Billy Boy Arnold
(Live From Chicago’s House of Blues / House of Blues)
“Analog Man” – Joe Walsh (Analog Man / Concord)
“Playin’ With My Friends” – B.B. King with Robert Cray (Greatest Hits / MCA)
“Walk Away” – James Gang (Look What I Did! The Joe Walsh Anthology / MCA)
“But I Try” – James Gang with Little Richard (Analog Man / Concord)
“Lucky That Way” – Joe Walsh (Analog Man / Concord)
“Baby Let Me Butter Your Corn” – Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues
(Blues Shock / Blind Pig)