Comments for Big Road Blues ...vintage blues radio & writing Sat, 30 May 2015 10:31:32 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Roy Hawkins: Blues All Around Me Part 1 by Guy Van Looy Sat, 30 May 2015 10:31:32 +0000 Hello,

Every month I have a lecture about a blues musician in The Antwerp Jazzclub (in Belgium) in a serie 'Portraits In Blues'. I did an evening about the West-Coast bJues with a lot of tracks of Roy Hawkins and guitarist Ulysses james!!! Is it possible tot get information about this tremendous guitarplayer ?? Or tot get in contact with Kiki James ???? I'm looking forward to you're e-mail to help me out of all my questions about Ulysses James. Please, let me know something about him. So, I can prepare a portrait about him and for example Chuck Norris, Mitchell'Tiny' Webb, Pete Lewis, Louis Spiginer. All great guitar players of the West-Coast. Thanks a lot.
Guy Van Looy.

Comment on Big Road Blues Show 3/7/10: I'm A Free Hearted Man – The Legendary Jay Miller Sessions by Vic LeBlanc Thu, 28 May 2015 16:15:15 +0000 I work with this generation of the Miller family in Crowley LA at their facility.

We still have some NOS, old store stock that has never been handled by the public. much less played! They're still in the original manufacturing boxes, in our Vinyl Archive. (climate controlled)

The excello items are long gone, but there are some Blues Unlimited, Flyright and other unplayed LP records still in our facility.

If you're interested in LPs, there are very few remaining.

Thanks & best,

Comment on Big Road Blues Show 5/3/15: Mix Show by John Troutman Mon, 25 May 2015 16:46:30 +0000 Hey Jeff,
I'm delighted that you checked out my piece on the steel-slide connection and posted a link here! I cite some of your work on Sylvester Weaver in my forthcoming book on the history of the Hawaiian guitar (spring 2016, UNC Press). Anyway, wow– I had never come across the Hauulea Entertainers before. What do you know about them, or Rip, Hurley & Bob? It looks like they cut four sides on June 15, 1930, in San Antonio, but that's all I can find on them. Any additional info or insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for alerting me to this!

Comment on Big Road Blues Show 5/17/15: My Kind of Blues – A Tribute To B.B. King by Peter B. Lowry Thu, 21 May 2015 13:35:21 +0000 Jeff –

I also add Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges (keeper of the flame?) comment:

"When I worked with him, it was the highlight of all my shows. We all will miss him, but his truth will live on."

That says it all.


Comment on Big Road Blues Show 5/17/15: My Kind of Blues – A Tribute To B.B. King by Peter B. Lowry Thu, 21 May 2015 13:32:09 +0000 Jeff –

I'm glad to see the station pay proper respect to B. We were friends for over fifty years, and he has always been the NICEST man in show business. I'll miss him.

Peter B.

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Comment on Big Road Blues Show 4/12/15: Mix Show by Alan Balfour Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:35:15 +0000 Jeff

Regarding the Mable Hillery Xtra LP.

I fear that as long as the dreaded "n word" appears so prominently on the front cover along with the use of the term in her song, reissue on CD (or any other medium) it's doomed to sink without trace.


Comment on Big Road Blues Show 12/2/07: Forgotten Blues Ladies – I Ain't Your Hen Mister Fly Rooster by Amanda Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:39:04 +0000 Are there any books or articles about this? How and why these ladies were forgotten and how they reemerged? I'm writing a research paper. Thanks!

Comment on Big Road Blues Show 3/1/15: Kings Of The Twelve String – Great 12-String Blues Performances 1924-1943 by Erin Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:38:35 +0000 Please tell me your shows are archived. I live in Michigan and would be so thankful to be able to listen to your previous shows and to be able to listen to them again so I can capture all the great info and names you provide.