Playlist: KMUW Crossroads May Feature/Top 20

Chris Heim chrisradio4@YAHOO.COM
Mon May 9 01:14:25 EDT 2011

KMUW FM 89.1,Wichita - Top 20 AQH Share/Top 30 Cume Rating in the nation
Mediaguide Monitored/Roots Music Report Blues Chart Reporter
Chris Heim - Host/Producer

Crossroads is KMUW's contemporary blues and R&B show. Hosted by Chris Heim,
the program highlights blues, R&B and soul from the post-war era to the
present, from classic recordings to new releases, and from mainstream sounds
to an adventurous, diverse and wide-ranging collection of artists and
recordings with roots in the blues and branches in nearly every other
musical genre.

May marks the 100th birthdays of both Robert Johnson and Big Joe Turner. The
two were not just great artists in their own right, but also represent two
great stylistic and mythic streams in the blues - the country, Delta,
supernatural, lone wolf vs. the urban, Northern, sophisticated, band-backed
shouter. Johnson's small body of recordings became the inspiration for a
generation of rockers in the early '60s, while Turner's classics, including
the original version of "Shake, Rattle and Roll," were a major roots of rock
influence. Crossroads celebrates throughout the entire month of May with
music from both legendary artists as well as some of the many covers of
their best known songs. More information about the feature, including full
resource pages on both Johnson and Turner, information about upcoming
Crossroads shows, regional blues concerts, videos and more are on the
Crossroads page of the KMUW webiste:

May 1:  Crossroads kicks of a month-long salute to two giants of the blues
with centennial birthdays in May -  Robert Johnson, King of the Delta Blues
and one of the great mythic figures of American blues; and Big Joe Turner,
the legendary Kansas City shouter whose sound and classic tunes were also a
major influence on early rock 'n' roll. Plus Crossroads celebrates birthdays
of Charlie Patton - Father of the Delta Blues and an influence on Robert
Johnson, popular R&B singer Big Maybelle, and Chicago blues harmonica great
Little Walter and highlights new releases from Pete Anderson, Kelley Hunt,
and a reissue of classic Stax tracks from Albert King in this edition of the

May 8:  This Sunday marks the 100th birthday of Delta blues legend Robert
Johnson and Crossroads is celebrating with music from the blues master,
along with some of his early influences and later cover and tribute
recordings, including the new Big Head Todd tribute album. This month also
sees the centennial birthday of Kansas City Blues shouter and rock pioneer
Big Joe Turner and   continues its month-long tribute to him as well. Plus
the latest from Marcia Ball, Tom Principato and Dave Specter.

May 15:  Crossroads continues its celebration of the centennial birthdays of
both Robert Johnson and Big Joe Turner – this time with some early Turner on
Aladdin, music from newly reissued Complete Recordings from Johnson, and a
cover of one of Johnson’s classics by Cassandra Wilson. Plus new music from
Lloyd Jones, Tracy Nelson, Kenny Neal, Hot Tuna and more.

May 22: The centennial salute to Robert Johnson and Big Joe Turner continues
with several tributes to the legendary delta bluesman, including music from
two artists who knew and worked with him – Robert Lockwood, Jr., and
Honeyboy Edwards – plus Big Head Todd’s recent release, 100 Years of Robert
Johnson – and a track from one of Big Joe Turner’s best later recordings.
Also on tap, a preview of the Chautauqua Hills Blues Festival, a classic
from Muddy Waters and new music from Midnight Shift.

May 29: Crossroads wraps up a month-long salute to Robert Johnson and Big
Joe Turner, celebrates the birthday of blues keyboard man Ron Levy and
highlights new releases from Roomful of Blues, Willie Nelson with Wynton
Marsalis in a salute to Ray Charles, and Roy Gaines and his Orchestra.

CROSSROADS TOP 20 - May 2011
1. Robert Johnson - The Complete Recordings (Columbia/Legacy)
2. Big Head Blues Club - 100 Years of Robert Johnson (Big)
3. Tracy Nelson - Victim of the Blues (Delta Groove)
4. Donald Ray Johnson - It's Time (Donald Johnson)
5. Big Joe and the Dynaflows - You Can't Keep A Big Man Down (Severn)
6. Willie Nelson/Wynton Marsalis - Here We Go Again (Blue Note)
7. Gregg Allman - Low Country Blues (Rounder)
8. Marcia Ball - Roadside Attractions (Alligator)
9. Pete Anderson - Even Things Up (Vizztone)
10. Fabrizio Poggi and Chicken Mambo - Spirit and Freedom (USR)
11. Eden Brent - Ain't Got No Troubles (Yellow Dog)
12. Roomful of Blues - Hook, Line and Sinker (Alligator)
13. Tom Principato - A Part of Me (Powerhouse)
14. Hot Tuna - Steady As She Goes (Red House)
15. Rory Block - Shake 'Em On Down (Stony Plain)
16. Roy Gaines and His Orchestra - Tuxedo Blues (Black Gold)
17. Midnight Shift - Rhythm Rockin' Boogie (Cabernet)
18. Albert King - The Definitive Albert King (Stax)
19. Lloyd Jones - Highway Bound (Underworld)
20. Blind Boys of Alabama - Take the High Road (Saguaro Road)

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