Each Blues Disciples podcast has a primary purpose to entertain and then to help listeners better understand the importance of the blues music genre in our history and culture. We let our listeners know of the incredible obstacles faced by generations of blues artists as they struggled to raise themselves from the poverty and oppression they faced as tenant farmers in the South. These early blues artists were self-taught for the most part and we highlight their commitments and creativity that increased their audience and differentiated them from their peers. Each podcast contains short discussions of the upcoming artists, the songs and some career highlights prior to playing each song within an 11 – 14 song playlist (podcasts recorded prior to Show #10 have fewer songs). From time to time, we interview current blues artists and highlight their music during a podcast. With each tune we play, we now identify the artist and composer and note the dates of the composition and performance.
Show 140 – Recorded 7-24-21 – We are happy to announce that we are having a LIVE Roots Music Festival on September 18th in Maplewood, NJ – Stay Tuned for more INFO. Also, this podcast features 11 outstanding blues artists with 11 great performances for us to enjoy. These songs were recorded between 1957 and 2021. Our featured artists are: Drink Small, Big Bill Broonzy, Billy Jones Bluez, Toronzo Cannon, Thornetta Davis, Calvin “Fuzz” Jones, Lurrie Bell, Koko Taylor and Piano Red. In the last half of our podcast we feature the great talent of some of the great artists who will join us on the LIVE stage on September 18th – Ms Diunna Greenleaf, Mr Mud Morganfield, Mr Bob Margolin and Mr Bob Corritore. Please join all of us for an incredible day and evening of great music. More Exciting Artists and Information to follow!
July 17, 2021 Episode 139 Show 139 – Recorded 7-17-21 – This podcast features 11 outstanding blues artists with 11 great performances for us to enjoy. These songs were recorded between 1928 and 2020. Our featured artists are: Bettye LaVette, Willie Foster, Sonny Boy Williamson 2, Blue Lu Barker, Vernell and Henry Townsend, Muddy Waters, […]
Dr Downhome Presents Vaudeville Women
July 13, 2021Episode 5 Vaudeville Women This podcast provides 10 performances of early blues songs performed by excellent group of Blues Legends: Ma Rainey, Gertrude Perkins, Sara Martin and Bessie Smith. Thanks to Dr Downhome for sharing his library with us. Blues Disciples: by Ma Rainey, Gertrude Perkins, Sara Martin and Bessie Smith https://media.blubrry.com/bluesdisciples/content.blubrry.com/bluesdisciples/Vaudeville_Women_7-13-21.mp3 Hosts […]
Blues Disciples Episode 138
Show 138 – Recorded 7-10-21 – This podcast features Major 12-String Acoustic Blues Legend Blind Willie McTell from a field recording session in Atlanta on November 5, 1940. This recording was by John A Lomax for the Folk Archives of the Library of Congress. Included are Ballads, Blues and Gospel selections performed impromptu by Mr McTell and his 12-string. Our Narrator-in-Charge is our friend and noted ethnomusicologist, Dr David Evans. This podcast runs a bit long but, well worth your time. Enjoy!
Blues Disciples Episode 136
Show 136 – Recorded 6-26-21 – This podcast features 6 outstanding blues artist groups and 11 excellent performances to enjoy. Dr David Evans tells us about these 1980’s underground Memphis blues artist groups he discovered and recorded during those years. Our talented featured artists are: The Fieldstones, Huebert Crawford and The King Riders Band, The Jubirt Sisters with Oscar Smith’s Show Band, The Hollywood All Stars, The Blues Busters, Big Lucky Carter. We want to recognize and thank Dr David Evans for his discoveries and his work to record and now, to introduce this music to you.
Blues Disciples Episode 135
Show 135 – Recorded 6-19-21 – This podcast features 10 outstanding blues artists and 11 great performances to enjoy. These songs were recorded between 1963 and 2021. In addition, we interview a new Serbian blues group, Rumblin’ Trouble. Our featured artists are: Ana Todorovic and Marko Mosic, Son House, Saffire, The Uppity Blues Women, Maxwell Street Jimmy, Johnny Woods, Elizabeth King, Dr John, Diunna Greenleaf, Drink Small, Reverend Robert Wilkins.
For Blues Lovers
This show highlights great music, from the popular classics to the more rare tracks. Jamie overlays the perfect amount of biographical info and some personal stories to bring the music more alive. One of the best music podcasts out there.
Born in the Delta!
Jamie offers a nice combination of great Blues with good background info. The knowledge he brings truly enhances the experience