Sunday, September 09, 2012


Programmed and Hosted by Honey Girl

1) Opening Theme – Deborah J White with Minnie Murphy (0:23)
2) Minnie Murphy [indie mp3] – “The Forbidden Hope Diamond” (4:26)
3) Nicole Fournier (Not Forgotten) – “Not Forgotten” (3:54)
4) Sunday Wilde (What Man?  Oh, THAT Man!!) – “Show Me a Man” (3:29)
5) Rory Block (Shake ‘’em on Down – A Tribute to Mississippi Fred McDowell)
 – “Steady Freddy” (4:41)
6) Sass Jordan (from Dusk ’til Dawn) – “Home Again” (2:45)
7) Van Preston (Hotdisc 150) – “Sweet Tea on a Day Like This” (2:37)
8) Kate Reid (Doing It for the Chicks) – “Hotdog” (3:09)
9) Arien Rose (Welcome to My World???) – “Dance with You” (3:46)

Great Big Rock Jam Report 

First of all, I’d like to welcome back the student body for a new year at MUN.  If any of you are looking for something to occupy yourself during those long stretches of time in between classes, why not check out the radio station on your very own campus, located on the second floor of the University Centre, directly below the food court.  As a student, you can get free training on the sound board, and before you know it, you may find yourself hosting your own on-air show, broadcasting locally at 93.5 on your FM radio or streaming live around the world at  Any member of the public is welcome to train for a show, as well, at a nominal cost.

On Wed., Sept. 19, at 8 PM, there will be an OXFAM fundraiser at the LSPU Hall Resource Centre for the Arts (a.k.a. RCA).  Oxfam, an organization proclaiming that “ending global poverty begins with women's rights”, has only five regional offices in Canada, one of which is here in St. John’s.

Stony Plain Records is set to release Maria Muldaur’s 40th, yes, you heard right, 40th album.  It’s a tribute to blues pioneer Memphis Minnie, and along with Maria Muldaur, features recordings from special guests Bonnie Raitt, Rory Block, Phoebe Snow, Koko Taylor, and male artists Del Rey, David Bromberg and Alvin Youngblood, etc.  The CD is called First Came Memphis Minnie, a blueswoman who recorded more than 200 songs between 1929 and 1949.  It will be released internationally on October 9.  Maria will be starting a promotional tour with her Red Hot Bluesiana Band later this month, and so far there are five Canadian dates scheduled, all in beautiful British Columbia.
While checking out Darrell Cooper’s Sunday Night Acoustic Blues session last week at the cozy Bull and Barrel, next to Distortion and CBTGs, I was treated to a couple of tunes from Suzanne Power of The Salty Dolls and The Bedlam Beggars bands.  The woman certainly has more than enough vocal power, as witnessed by her renditions of Etta James’ “Rather Go Blind” and Big Bill Broonzy’s “Rock Me, Baby” that night.  Speaking of The Salty Dolls, which also includes Gillian Hynes and various side players, they had an early-evening gig at The Rose and Thistle on Water Street last night.

American blueswoman Debbie Davies, who recently released a CD entitled After the Fall, will be performing live on October 11 in the Allegro Room of the Comfort Hotel on Market Street in Halifax, NS.  For more info on that, visit

I’m Honey Girl, and I’ll be right back with more “Iron Maidens”, a program comprised of music composed and/or recorded by women determined to succeed in the industry alongside their male peers.  Playlist selections may include male-female duos or bands comprised of both genders.

10) Brandi Carlile (Brandi Carlile – On Tour) – “Sixty Years On” (3:46)
11) Kim Germaine Band (????) – “Without Command” (4:34)
12) Layah Jane (Brightness and Bravery) – “Put Your Foot Down” (3:25)
13) Nicole Taylor (Ambiguosexual) – “Mouth Filter” (3:50)
14) Carolyn Fe Blues Collective (Original Sin) – “Baby Bye Bye” (2:37)
15) Sue Foley (Queen Bee – The Antones Collection) – “Lightning’s Boogie” (1:45)


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