Saturday, August 04, 2012


Programmed and hosted by D.D. Rocker/Misty Blue 1955

Stephen Fearing (The Way I Walk) – “Meghan Hayden’s” (1:09)
Jimmy Bowskill (Nine) – “Nine” (2:03)
The Bills (Let ’em Run) – “When the Bucket Runs Dry” (3:12)
Jim Byrnes (Everywhere West) – “Bootlegger” (3:13)
Dwayne Cote & Duane Andrews (Dwayne Cote & Duane Andrews) – “The Princess” (3:04)
Back Door Slam (I’ll Get Mine) – “Blues in My Swing” (3:12)
Big Chill (A Chill in the Air) – “Wine” (3:08)
Mister Sam Bartlett (Evil Diane) – “Evil Diane” (3:14)
Tim Gibbons (Things Get Bad) – “Used to be a Pretty Boy” (3:08)
Dean Batstone (Love That Shine) – “Running Girl” (5:49)

D.D.’s Blue Notes

If any of you are going to be in the Hamilton area around the end of this month, Daniel Lanois and September Seventh Entertainment are presenting their annual Greenbelt Harvest Picnic at the Christie Lake Conservation Area, in Dundas, ON, on September 1st, starting at noon.  The performers will include Feist, Emmylou Harris, Daniel Lanois with Brian Blade, Gord Downie and The Sadies, Sarah Harmer, Jessie Cook, any many more.

There is a great interview article by Terry Mullins in the July 26 edition of Bluesblast Magazine on Lonnie Brooks, which also mentions that Lonnie and his sons Ronnie Baker Brooks and Wayne Baker Brooks are gearing up to record a family album under the banner of The Brooks Family Blues Dynasty.  That ought to be interesting to check out.

Toronto’s The 24th Street Wailers, a new generation of blues musicians who just returned from the Canadian West Coast, including a side-trip to Yellowknife, are now flitting around Ontario and Quebec before gradually heading east to St. Andrews, N.B., Charlottetown, P.E.I. (on a bill with the Ross Nielson Band), and then Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Sadly, there are no plans to cross over to our much forsaken Rock.  We really do seem to be a continent all on our own.  That being said, we’ve got lots of music going on here, anyway, what with the NL Folk Festival, The Buskers’ Festival, and much more, if you care to go looking for it.

I’m D.D. Rocker, aka Misty Blue 1955, and you’re listening to “Rockin’ the Blues from Canada” on CHMR 93.5 FM in St. John’s, NL.  Stay tuned for more rockin’ tunes.

Dave Rave (Good Sponge Sampler, Vol. 1) – “Looking Out My Front Door” (2:48)
Boobie Browne & the Onions (Birth of the Chickenpick) – “Two Eggs Any Style” (3:31)
David Brewer (Ghost Dance) – “Midnight Rider” (3:26)
Jimmy Bowskill (Jimmy Bowskill) – “Diamond Ring” (3:28)
Heaven’s Radio (Rendez-Vous – Active) – “Theme” (2:10)


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