Saturday, September 01, 2012


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

Muddy Waters (Hard Again) – “Blues Had a Baby…” (0:31) (OPENING THEME)
Darrell Cooper & Darren “Boobie” Browne [Live at CKCU – Apr. 2005]
 – “Pink Chicken” (3:04)
Darrell Cooper & Darren “Boobie” Browne [Live at CKCU – Apr. 2005]
 – “Kind Hearted Woman” (3:35)
Darrell Cooper & Darren “Boobie” Browne [Live at CKCU – Apr. 2005]
 – “Love Somebody” (5:45)
David Gillis [indie mp3] – “Wish Where You Are” (6:04)
David Vest (East Meets Vest) – “Mighty Handy” (5:19)
The Some X 6 Band (The Hoodoo Shake) – “The Stomp” (4:27)
Guitar Mikey and the Real Thing (Out of the Box) – “Heart Shakin’ Mama” (3:47)

D.D.’s Blue Notes

I’ve never heard tell of a blues cruise either going out from or coming into St. John’s Harbour, but the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise #19 leaving San Juan, Puerto Rico, in October and travelling to Barbados, St. Lucia, Martinique and Dominica, will include live performances by Canada’s own Matt Anderson, alongside heavyweights like Taj Mahal, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Ana Popovic, Ruthie Foster, WIRED, Tommy Castro, Lil Ed and the Imperials, Mitch Woods, Bobby Rush, James Harmon, and Buckwheat Zydeco, rounding out the musical spectrum.  Seattle trombonist Randy Oxford states “There is nothing like this Blues Cruise in the world.  Life Changing – I guarantee it.”  The January 2013 cruise is sold out, and advance tickets are already being for next October at

In local blues news, CHMR’s Terry Parsons, long-time host of “Cosmic Debris”, “Blind Lemon Blues”, “Sunday Morning Hangover Cure”, and “The Songwriters” has arranged to bring Aussie bluesman 8 Ball Aitken to St. John’s and outlying areas for a couple of live performances.  So far, there are three gigs scheduled, and the door charge is a mere $10 for each of them.   The first takes place on Thursday, September 20, at Distortion on George Street, with St. John’s Chris Kirby being the special guest artist.  Tickets are just $10 and go on sale this Monday, September 3, 2012.   They are available at Fred's Records, DISTORTION, or at the door on the night of the show (if the club can fit you in).

The second show takes place Friday, September 21, at S.S. MEIGLE in Seal Cove.  Advance tickets for this show are now available at the S.S. MEIGLE or at the door on the night of the show.

The following night, Saturday, September 22, 8 Ball will be playing at Jay Jay’s in Whitbourne.  Those $10 tickets are available at the Jay Jay's as of September 3 or when you show up for the performance.

While 8 Ball Aitken is here in NL, he will be doing TV & Radio appearances, plus some Blues in the Schools visits!  Watch for news and updates on the shows, as they are announced here on CHMR, or you can join the Facebook group, 8 Ball Aitken in Newfoundland.  You can also send a friend invite to Terry Parsons at drcosmic.

Blues-rock guitarist and vocalist Darrell Cooper, as mentioned at the beginning of the show, has switched his Acoustic Sunday Night Blues show from the Fat Cat to the Bull and Barrel on George St.  Due to the Labour Day stat holiday on Monday, I’ll be dropping in to this late-night gig tomorrow night, which begins around 11:30 and runs into the wee hours of the morning.

In other local blues news, blues guitarist, composer and vocalist, and former MusicNL President Denis Parker is booked to perform at Ontario slideguy Rick Fines' gig at the LSPU Hall on September 27!  Tickets are now on sale and you can call the Hall at 753-4531 or visit to get yours!

If you dig the blues and would like to hang out with some like-minded people in St. John’s, I’ve started a virtual antisocial blues music conspiracy.  If this sounds like something you would like to be part of, or at least support in some way, visit

I’m D.D. Rocker (a.k.a. Misty Blue 1955) and you’re listening to “Rockin’ the Blues from Canada” on CHMR 93.5 FM, streaming live online at, on Rogers TV Channel 942 and Bell Aliant Channel 825.  “Iron Maidens”, formerly preceding this show, is now airing immediately afterwards, at 10 o’clock, followed by Converts of Reason with Rory Campbell and Liam O'Keefe.  Stay tuned for more tunes.

Sitting Dove (Blossom) – “Blossom” (3:32)
Andy Mitchell (Rooms) – “Bring It On” (3:13)
Blacklist Union (Til Death Do Us Part) – “Diggin’ 4 Gold” (4:42)
Heaven’s Radio (Rendez-Vous – Active) – “Theme” (2:10)


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