Saturday, August 25, 2012


Programmed and hosted by Honey Girl

1) Kathi McDonald and Rich Kirch (Nothin’ but Trouble) – “Talk to Me, Baby” (3:26)
2) Treasa Levasseur (w/Raoul & The Big Time) (Broad) – “A Little Pride” (3:07)
3) The 24th Street Wailers (Dirty Little Young’uns) – “Dear Brother” (5:36)
4) Odetta (Lookin for a Home – Thanks to Ledbelly) – “Bourgeois Blues” (4:33)
5) Debbie Davies (After the Fall) – “Little Broken Wing” (3:30)
6) Shakura S’Aida (Brown Sugar) – “This Is Not a Love Song” (5:06)
7) Chantel McGregor (Like No Other) – “I’m No Good for You” (4:47)
8) Billie Holiday [single] – “Billie’s Blues” (2:55)

Great Big Rock Jam Report:

The Portland-Jamestown-Winterbrook Recreation Committee is conducting a series of fundraising events for the purpose of building and maintaining a children’s playground in that area of Lethbridge, NL (northeast of Clarenville).  The site is to be named “The Jordan Wells Memorial Playground”.  Jordan passed away suddenly, at the age of 23, on February 29/12 in a drowning incident near Bloomfield, NL.  Online donations via PayPal can be made at any time at:

For more information, email:

Blueswoman Sunday Wilde of Atikokan, ON, is hard at work on her third CD, following her very popular, “What Man??  Oh, THAT Man!!” release.  She recently posted a live performance video of one of the songs from the upcoming disc, which I liked a lot, so I’m looking forward to hearing the entire recording.

West Coast band Sabrina Weeks and Swing Cat Bounce is gearing up for the “Bouncing the Boogie Blues Tour”, including dates at The Standeasy in Kingston,  the Southside Shuffle music festival in Port Credit, Ontario, Irene’s Pub in Ottawa, the Lavigne Pub in Lavigne (near North Bay) and the Monarch Pub in Toronto.

Ottawa’s Soma Simone and Jeckyl Hyde, now based in Toronto, are working on a new duet recording, entitled “Khroma Key”, which is being produced by Stuart Smith.

“Newfoundland Dreamgirls – A Tribute to Motown” is now on at the Masonic Temple on Cathedral Street in St. John’s.  Last Tuesday’s dinner and live musical show was sold out, but it’s on again this Tuesday, as well as on selected Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays right into November.  The star performers are Janet Cull, Dana Parsons, and Kelly-Ann Evans, all of Red Dress Entertainment, and they are backed by a full band, comprised of Bill Brennan, Sandy Morris, Scott Mansfield, and Mark Peddle.  Peter Halley, the artistic director, also co-wrote the musical with Kelly-Ann Evans.

Closing off this edition of the “Great Big Rock Jam Report” for this week, I’d just like to mention the second annual Who the Hell is Billy – Hillbilly Music Festival, happening from September 7-9 in Hillbilly Heaven, a.k.a. 263 Hambley Road, in Napanee, Ontario (not far from Ottawa).  It’s $30 for a weekend pass (camping included) or $15 per day at the door.  There are 35-plus country/roots acts from across North America, including burlesque siren Ginger St. James of Hamilton, Montreal’s boogie-woogie hillbilly band  Israel Proulx, the traveling ragtime show of Sheesham & Lotus, Ottawa’s Ray Harris and his BSOBs, greasy, world-traveling, hillbilly rocker Bloodshot Bill, country traditionalist OWEN MAYS, and J.T. & Nick Pickins of Liquorbox.  For more information, send an email mess to or call Damien Nelson at 647-391-4425.

If you are situated anywhere in the province of NL, and are interested in joining the very informal St. John’s Antisocial Blues Conspiracy, visit   I’m Honey Girl and I’ll be right back with more music from selected “Iron Maidens”.

9) The Donefors (Award-Winning Album) – “Carry” (3:49)
10) Steph Pappas (3 Wishes) – “Val” (3:30)
11) Anita Eccleston (jazzed) – “Summertime” (3:29)
12) Chantel McGregor (Like No Other) – “Cat Song” (2:16) (former closing theme)
13) Sue Foley (Queen Bee – The Antones Collection) – “Lightning’s Boogie” (1:45)
      (new closing theme)



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