Join us this week (9/14/13) as Time for the Blues brings out new stuff from Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King and we're also featuring the legendary Delbert McClinton from a classsic 1997 CD! We've been finding so much great stuff lately that we can't contain ourselves! Another reminder--we're now on Saturdays at 11:00 p.m. so don't miss the fun!
What is it about really bad movies and television that commands our attention? Is it the exquisitely bad acting, an over imagined plot, or the complete lack of common sense that fuels our love of the deliciously wretched? Or is it something much much deeper that drives us…
Here on Time For The Blues we play some of the best of the blues genre every week. But for fun, we like to delve into the world of really bad movies. And television. Can’t forget bad television, no matter how much we try. See, Henry is one of those guys who has an encyclopedic knowledge of mass media, the kind of guy you want on your side during trivia night at the local watering hole.
Last year for his birthday I got him a big book of interviews with cult directors like Ed Wood and Doris Fish. He already had a copy and could quote big chunks out of the book. Anytime there is a festival of weird movies on a cable channel, we’re glued to our individual television sets texting jokes to each other like teenagers.
And how does this inform the blues? Well, all this searching for mediocrity – especially things like movies and television that had to pass through so many levels of studio acceptance and STILL got made, we just have to find great things to balance out our lives.
That’s a long-winded way of saying we’ve got great blues for you this week! Our first big feature will showcase some sides from the recent Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King collaboration "Road Dog's Life." This disc isn't even out until September 17th so we have a sneak preview of these Texas blasters--they've been putting out "Smokin" stuff for over 20 years! Speaking of collaborations, recently we featured a side with the all-star team up of Delbert McClinton, John Prine, and Lyle Lovett that we liked so much; we decided to explore Delbert's classic album "One of the Fortunate Few" a little further. So more Delbert and this time he teams up with the legendary Mavis Staples!
Now that we’re on a little earlier in the evening, we wanted to introduce our new listeners to some blues played by people or groups you might not associate with the blues. This show features sides from The Pretty Things, the other (Stones, Yardbirds) British bluesmaker-garage-sound group that ran their producer off 30 minutes into their first recording session! We'll have a couple other "crossover" tunes that…well, might surprise you so we're going to, well..surprise you! Tune in!!!!!
But wait, there’s more, as they say on bad commercials – we’re also featuring new sides from The Charles Burton Band and Guy Davis (going real old school). You won’t want to miss the fun.
So what’s your favorite bad movie or television show? Let us know and maybe we’ll skewer it on a future show!