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BANDANA BLUES invites you on a musical journey every week for about an hour and a half of 21st Century Blues with a nod to The Masters.
Started in 2003 by Beardo (from Philly, USA) and soon joined by his long-time friend Spinner (from The Hague, NL), they have produced this weekly podcast together for almost 15 years. After the sad and suddden demise of Beardo, Spinner continued the labor of love on his own.

Bandana Blues, founded by Beardo, hosted by Spinner spinner@bandanablues.com

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BANDANA BLUES invites you on a musical journey every week for about an hour and a half of 21st Century Blues with a nod to The Masters.
Started in 2003 by Beardo (from Philly, USA) and soon joined by his long-time friend Spinner (from The Hague, NL), they have produced this weekly podcast together for almost 15 years. After the sad and suddden demise of Beardo, Spinner continued the labor of love on his own.

    Bandana Blues #865 - No Gigs, No Glory

    Bandana Blues #865 - No Gigs, No Glory

    Show #865

    No Gigs, No Glory
    Due to the pandemic most artists are stuck at home without making any money.
    Some of the music in this episode reflects this situation.
    01. Dennis Jones - When I Wake Up (4:12) (Soft Hard & Loud, Blue Rock Records, 2020)
    02. Bette Smith - Signs And Wonders (4:40) (The Good, The Bad And The Bette, Ruf Records, 2020)
    03. Jackslacks - The Way (3:47) (When Pigs Fly EP, Shield Of Love Productions, 2020)
    04. Deb Ryder - Get Ready (3:45) (Single, Bejeb Music, 2020)
    05. Tim Woods - I Don't Know Yet (3:35) (Vortex, self-release, 2020)
    06. Jeremiah Johnson - Different Plan For Me (6:57) (Unemployed Highly Annoyed, Ruf Records, 2020)
    07. Rusty Wright Band - Intro + World Upside Down (5:53) (Live From the End Of The World-1st Wave, self-release, 2020)
    08. Tiny Legs Tim - One More Chance (7:02) (Call Us When It's Over, Sing My Title Records, 2020)
    09. Beautiful Losers - Rock'n'Roll Warrior (4:51) (Bar, self-release, 2020)
    10. Kirk Fletcher - Struggle For Grace (5:13) (My Blues Pathway, Cleopatra Records, 2020)
    11. The Reverend Shawn Amos - Diggin' My Potatoes (4:54) (Single, Put Together Music, 2020)
    12. Misty Blues - Nothing To Lose (3:14) (Single, self-release, 2020)
    13. Peter Veteska & Blues Train - Running Like A Dog (4:41) (Grass Ain't Greener On The Other Side, self-release, 2020)
    14. Travellin' Blue Kings - Live your Life (3:23) (Single, Naked Records, 2020)
    15. Wily Bo Walker & E D Brayshaw - Walk In Chinese Footsteps (4:57) (Single, Mescal Canyon Records, 2020)
    16. Laura Rain & the Ceasars - Different State of Mind (3:58) (Single, self-release, 2020)
    17. Peter Parcek - The Supernatural (3:22) (Mississippi Suitcase, Lightnin' Records, 2020)
    Bandana Blues is and will always be a labor of love.
    Please help Spinner deal with the costs of hosting & bandwidth.
    Visit www.bandanablues.com and hit the tipjar.
    Any amount is much appreciated, no matter how small.
    Thank you.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Bandana Blues #864 - Blues On The Fly

    Bandana Blues #864 - Blues On The Fly

    Show #864

    Blues On The Fly
    01. Bluesiana Triangle - Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me (10:14) (Bluesiana Triangle, Windham Hill Records, 1990)
    02. Willie Buck - Can't Say Something Good About Me (4:32) (Willie Buck Way, Delmark Records, 2019)
    03. Pat Sheridan Band - Hit The Road (3:45) (Always Been An Outlaw, self-release, 2020)
    04. Anthony Geraci - Fly On The Wall (3:54) (Why Did You Have To Go, Shining Stone Records, 2018)
    05. Reid Jamieson - Nobody Told Me (3:47) (John 20:20, self-release, 2020)
    06. John Lennon - Gimme Some Truth (3:14) (Imagine, Apple Records, 1971)
    07. Jimmy Johnson - Down In The Valley (4:38) (Every Day Of Your Life, Delmark Records, 2019)
    08. Richard Koechli - These Blues (3:55) (The Real Chill, Remembering J.J. Cale, self-release, 2020)
    09. Jarkka Rissanen & Sons Of The Desert - The Fly (1:58) (Hybrid Soul, Humu Records, 2017)
    10. Durham County Poets - The Moon Won't Go Down (4:29) (Hand Me Down Blues, self-release, 2019)
    11. Nick Jameson - When The Blues Come Calling (5:35) (Already Free, Bearsville Records, 1977)
    12. Rod Piazza - My Kind Of Baby (2:57) (Bluesman, LMI Records, 1973)
    13. Howlin' Wilf & the Veejays - If I Could (3:48) (Blue Men Sing The Whites, Waterfront Records, 1987)
    14. Van Halen - Eruption/You Really Got Me (4:20) (Van Halen, Warner Bros Records, 1978)
    15. Andy J. Forest & Kenny Holladay - The Fly (3:39) (Hogshead Cheese, Appaloosa Records, 1995)
    16. Jim Kirkpatrick - Gravy Train (3:28) (Ballad Of A Prodical Son, US One Records, 2020)
    17. Dr. John - Shoo Fly Marches On (3:17) (In The Right Place, Atco Records, 1973)
    18. Dave Specter & Billy Branch - The Ballad Of George Floyd (5:14) (Single, Delmark Records, 2020)
    19. The Ebony Hillbillies - Another Man Done Gone/Hands Up Don't Shoot (3:35) (5 Miles From Town, EH Music, 2017)
    20. Nico Backton & Wizards Of Blues - Bad Times (3:28) (Roots And Stories, Naked, 2009)
    21. Marvin Pontiac - Little Fly (1:42) (Legendary Marvin Pontiac Greatest Hits, Strange & Beautiful Music, 1999)
    22. Downchild Blues Band - The Argument (4:23) (Dancing, Special Records, 1974)
    Bandana Blues is and will always be a labor of love.
    Please help Spinner deal with the costs of hosting & bandwidth.
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    Any amount is much appreciated, no matter how small.
    Thank you.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Bandana Blues #863 - Do Not Play It Down

    Bandana Blues #863 - Do Not Play It Down

    Show #863

    Do Not Play It Down
    The corona virus is still around. And playing it down is not wise.
    01. Skylar Rogers - Like Father Like Daughter (3:01) (Single, self-release, 2020)
    02. Paul Boddy & the SlideWinder Blues Band - Over The Hump (3:28) (Friends Of Tuesday, Slide Records, 2020)
    03. Tammi Savoy & The Chris Casello Combo - Big Baby (3:25) (That Rock 'N' Roll Rhythm!, Swelltune Records, 2020)
    04. Alastair Greene - Wontcha Tell Me (4:00) (The New World Blues, Whiskey Bayou Records, 2020)
    05. Kim Wilson - If It Ain't Me (3:02) (Take Me Back!, MC Records, 2020)
    06. Bonnie Raitt - The Spider And The Fly (3:12) (Live at Lennox Music Inn, August 25 1973)
    07. Rolling Stones - The Spider And The Fly (3:39) (Out Of Our Heads, London Records, 1965)
    08. Dennis Jones - Like Sheep (3:45) (Soft Hard & Loud, Blue Rock Records, 2020)
    09. Clarence Spady - Surrender (4:13) (Single, Nola Blue Records, 2020)
    10. Kevin Burt - I'm Busting Out (5:06) (Stone Crazy, Gulf Coast Records, 2020)
    11. Dudley Taft - The End Of The Blues (4:15) (Cosmic Radio, American Blues Artist Group, 2020)
    12. Tas Cru - Kinda Mess (3:47) (Drive On, Subcat Records, 2020)
    13. Jack Blackman - Hard Place To Be (4:34) (Single, Tuery Records, 2020)
    14. Savoy Brown - Feel Like A Gypsy (6:03) (Ain't Done Yet, Quarto Valley Records, 2020)
    15. E D Brayshaw - When The Walls Come Down (6:10) (Fire Without Water, Mescal Canyon Records, 2020)
    16. Whitney Shay - Stand Up! (2:57) (Stand Up!, Ruf Records, 2020)
    17. Victor Wainwright & the Train - America (5:09) (Memphis Loud, Ruf Records, 2020)
    18. Shemekia Copeland - Uncivil War (4:46) (Single, Alligator Records, 2020)
    19. Annika Chambers & Derrick Procell - Black Man's Justice (4:02) (Single, Catfood Records, 2020)
    20. Benjamin Adair Murphy - Let's Make A King (2:37) (Let’s Make a King, self-release, 2020)
    21. Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite - What The Hell? (3:06) (100 Years Of Blues, Alligator Records, 2020)
    22. ElectroBluesSociety - Umbrella (2:57) (Riffs & Blues EP, Instrumental Blues Records, 2020)
    Bandana Blues is and will always be a labor of love.
    Please help Spinner deal with the costs of hosting & bandwidth.
    Visit www.bandanablues.com and hit the tipjar.
    Any amount is much appreciated, no matter how small.
    Thank you.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Bandana Blues #862 - Hectic Eclectic

    Bandana Blues #862 - Hectic Eclectic

    Show #862

    Hectic Eclectic
    Another episode with the usual Bandana treatment.
    01. Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite - Birds Of A Feather (3:21) (100 Years Of Blues, Alligator Records, 2020)
    02. Lucky 757 - Smooth Operation (2:27) (Live At The Goode Theatre, self-release, 2020)
    03. Johnny Iguana - Lady Day And John Coltrane (3:58) (Johnny Iguana's Chicago Spectacular!, Delmark Records, 2020)
    04. Bobby Rush - Hard Times (3:50) (Rawer Than Raw, Deep Rush Records, 2020)
    05. Fuel Junkie - Hard Times (6:59) (All Out, self-release, 2019)
    06. Jim Kirkpatrick - Ballad Of A Prodical Son (4:26) (Ballad Of A Prodical Son, US One Records, 2020)
    07. Old Ramblers - Travelling Railroad Man (2:01) (Find Me On The Road Somewhere, Bone Union Records, 2020)
    08. Blind Fiction - Ugly Side (3:26) (Overlook, self-release, 2019)
    09. Laura Tate - I Need A Man (5:16) (Live From El Paso, 811 Gold Records, 2020)
    10. Kurt Allen - Voodoo Queen (6:04) (Whiskey, Women & Trouble, self-release, 2020)
    11. Wily Bo Walker - Drive (Mescalito Mix) (3:31) (Single, Mescal Canyon Records, 2020)
    12. Vanessa Collier - Who's In Power (3:31) (Heart On The Line, Phenix Fire Records, 2020)
    13. Ben Hemming - The Devil's Door (3:01) (Broken Road, self-release, 2020)
    14. Sunnysiders - You're Not That Good For Me To Cry (6:01) (The Bridges, Dancing Bear Records, 2020)
    15. John Németh - Sometimes (3:35) (Stronger Than Strong, Nola Blue Records, 2020)
    16. John D'Amato - Fight For Me (3:45) (Blood On The Strings, TruBlu Records, 2020)
    17. Blind Lemon Pledge - Sweet Celine (2:16) (Goin' Home, Ofeh Records, 2020)
    18. Downchild - Understanding & Affection (3:06) (Live At The Toronto Jazz Festival, Diesel Management Productions, 2020)
    19. John Fusco & the X-Road Riders - Bad Dog (10:18) (John The Revelator, Checkerboard Lounge Recordings, 2020)
    20. Lucas Spinosa - Beale Street Blues (4:14) (Friends & Legends Of Louisiana, L&M Star Productions, 2019)
    21. Peter Parcek - Eleanor Rigby (3:47) (Mississippi Suitcase, Lightnin' Records, 2020)
    Bandana Blues is and will always be a labor of love.
    Please help Spinner deal with the costs of hosting & bandwidth.
    Visit www.bandanablues.com and hit the tipjar.
    Any amount is much appreciated, no matter how small.
    Thank you.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Bandana Blues #861 - Back To Regular

    Bandana Blues #861 - Back To Regular

    Show #861

    Back To Regular
    Spinner put together a regular show with a lot of new music. Enjoy.
    01. Clay Melton - Say That You Love Me (3:48) (Single, Watchtower Entertainment, 2020)
    02. Bobby Rush - Shake It For Me (3:42) (Rawer Than Raw, Deep Rush Records, 2020)
    03. Jim Kirkpatrick - Ain't Going Down Alone (4:07) (Ballad Of A Prodical Son, US One Records, 2020)
    04. Regina Bonelli - Didn't I (4:20) (Single, True Groove Records, 2020)
    05. John Fusco & the X-Road Riders - Hottest Part Of The Flame (4:17) (John The Revelator, Checkerboard Lounge, 2020)
    06. Fuel Junkie - Kiss In The Moonlight (4:38) (All Out, self-release, 2019)
    07. Vanessa Collier - Freshly Squozen (4:38) (Heart On The Line, Phenix Fire Records, 2020)
    08. John Németh - Chain Breaker (4:29) (Stronger Than Strong, Nola Blue Records, 2020)
    09. Tom Wilcox - Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis (Single, Maniac Squat Records, 2020)
    10. Malaya Blue - These Four Walls (4:02) (Still, Blue Heart Records, 2020)
    11. Peter Parcek - Mississippi Suitcase (Slight Return) (6:26) (Mississippi Suitcase, Lightnin' Records, 2020)
    12. Laura Tate - Big Top Hat (4:27) (Live From El Paso, 811 Gold Records, 2020)
    13. A Band Called Sam - Voice Of The Blues (3:43) (Legacy, Highlander Records, 2020)
    14. Blind Fiction - You Never Know (4:28) (Overlook, self-release, 2019)
    15. John D'Amato - Working Girl (3:41) (Blood On The Strings, TruBlu Records, 2020)
    16. Annika Chambers & Derrick Procell - Rise Up Resist (3:48) (Single, Catfood Records, 2020)
    17. Lucky 757 - Rat Race (2:41) (Live At The Goode Theatre, self-release, 2020)
    18. CD Woodburry - World's Gone Crazy (5:02) (World's Gone Crazy, self-release, 2020)
    19. Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite - What The Hell? (3:06) (100 Years Of Blues, Alligator Records, 2020)
    20. Ramon Taranco - Ghost Dance II (5:12) (Single, self-release, 2020)
    Bandana Blues is and will always be a labor of love.
    Please help Spinner deal with the costs of hosting & bandwidth.
    Visit www.bandanablues.com and hit the tipjar.
    Any amount is much appreciated, no matter how small.
    Thank you.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Bandana Blues #860 - Memorial for Beardo

    Bandana Blues #860 - Memorial for Beardo

    Show #860

    Memorial for Beardo 2020
    Spinner put together another memorial show for Beardo because this week on september 17 it is 3 year ago that his dear friend and partner at Bandana Blues suddenly passed away.
    01. B.B. King - 3 O'Clock Blues [1951] (3:01) (Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey, Document Records, 2001)
    02. Jimmy Smith (ft. B.B. King) 3 O'Clock Blues (4:33) (Dot Com Blues, Blue Thumb Records, 2000)
    03. Rob Lutes - Spence (4:10) (Walk In The Dark, Full Zoo Records, 2017)
    04. FreeWorld - Shrimp 'N' Grits (4:16) (What It Is, Swirldisc, 2017)
    05. Albert Castiglia- Unhappy House Of Blues (5:44) (Up All Night, Ruf Records, 2017)
    06. Walter 'Wolfman' Washington - Good And Juicy [1981] (4:09) (Rainin' In My Life, Maison De Soul, 1987)
    07. John Scofield - Let The Cat Out (5:37) (Groove Elation, Blue Note Records, 1995)
    08. Coco Montoya - Let Truth Be Told (5:06) (Hard Truth, Alligator Records, 2017)
    09. J.J. Vicars - Stinky Twinky Remix (2:49) (Irreverent Dissident, Annie Gator Records, 2017)
    10. Gordon Meier Blues Experience - In The Open (4:58) (Magic Kingdom, Reverberocket Records, 2017)
    11. Bobby Messano - Unconventional Wisdom (4:32) (Bad Movie, The Prince Frog Record Company, 2017)
    12. Rick Holmstrom - Tutwiler (4:23) (Late In The Night, MC Records, 2007)
    13. Lew Jetton & 61 South - Will I Go To Hell (4:10) (Palestine Blues, Coffee Street Records, 2017)
    14. Johnny A. - Oh Yeah (4:09) (Sometime Tuesday Morning, Aglaophone Records, 1999)
    15. Joakim Tinderholt & His Band - I Quit (3:09) (Hold On, Rhythm Bomb Records, 2017)
    16. Oz Noy - Whole Tone Blues (7:28) (Asian Twistz, Abstract Logix, 2015)
    17. Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado - Lay My Burden Down (5:26) (Change My Game, Ruf Records, 2017)
    18. Frank Zappa - It Must Be A Camel (5:13) (Hot Rats, Bizarre Records, 1969)
    19. Elmore James - Dust My Broom [1951] (2:45) (Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey, Document Records, 2001)
    20. Griffin Brothers Orchestra - Shuffle Bug [1951] (2:43) (Riffin' With The Griffin Brothers Orchestra, Ace Records, 1985)
    Bandana Blues is and will always be a labor of love.
    Please help Spinner deal with the costs of hosting & bandwidth.
    Visit www.bandanablues.com and hit the tipjar.
    Any amount is much appreciated, no matter how small.
    Thank you.

    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

LEL-USA ,

Long Live the Blues

The blues is dead, you say? Not!! This podcast is the proof. Beardo is gone to that juke joint in the sky (Sorely missed, I must say. What a shock!) but Spinner carries on in fine style. Mourn Beardo. Long live his name! Long live Spinner. He's the man, now and he knows his stuff. Long live the blues! That's all there is to say.

schputts ,

Mostly good tunes

I’ve enjoyed the music from these guys for years. Now Spinner can get off the tracks once in a while but he’s playing a lot of good stuff. I could do without his political opinions though, that’s not what I’m looking for when I want to relax and put on a groove. What a downer that gets to be. Save it for all those people that get off on watching the news.

Getouta ,

The Best Podcast of Blues Period

This is the best podcast for blues on the web. First, it is completely free form and is not over produced. Second, Beardo and Spinner's definition of blues is very broad. They play stuff that you never knew existed. If you are as sick of classic rock as I am, this podcast is the will open you to a whole new world of music.

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