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Flashlite #684

Today we dig deep into the new roots and blues rock tunes. John Mayall is 88 and still keeps putting out fantastic albums, we check out the latest one. Tarbox Ramblers have a new EP and Leyla McCalla has a new single. James Hunter has a new album. We introduce new artists for us: Grey River and The Smoky Mountain from Greece, Joanna Connor from Chicago, Ilana Katz from the Appalachians, Kris Wiley from California, Big Daddy Wilson from Germany. Also check out a great new version of Junior Wells song Messing With The Kid by Albert Castiglia Band, coming to us directly from a new tribute to Todd Rundgren.

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Mississippi Allstars – Bumpin’;
Kris Wiley – Inside Out;
John Mayall – The Sun Is Shining Down (feat. Carolyn Wonderland);
Handsome Jack – Roll It;
Dave Gahan and Soulsavers – Strange Religion;
Joanna Connor – Earthshaker;
Leyla McCalla – Fort Dimanche;
The Kropotkins – Truckstop girls;
Ilana Katz Katz – Downtown With The Devil;
Green River and The Smoky Mountain – Truth or Dare;
Julie Christensen – Fire At The End Of The World;
Gabriella Cohen – Son Of A Gun;
Michael Tarbox – Goin’ Down To Georgia;
James Hunter Six – Heartbreak;
The Excitements – Mr. Landlord;
Endless Boogie – Disposable Thumbs;
Albert Castiglia Band – Messin With the Kid (Bonus Track);
Big Daddy Wilson – Meatballs;
Elly Winninger – Leavin.

Flashlite #617

Sarah Harmer

Good songwriting today! We have new music by Sarah Harmer and Eamon McGrath, both from Canada, Adam Weiner and his Low Cut Connie on a new album. We also have one of the most legendary ones: Bruce Springsteen. Talking about legends, John Mayall has just celebrated his 86th birthday with a new single, collaborating with Buddy Miller. Willie Nile had a good record this year and there’s also a tribute organized in his honor. Shemekia Copeland has a lovely new feminist cover of Under My Thumb. Finally, Templo Diez is a new band from Netherlands that we introduce in today’s show.

Daniel Romano – Natural Lover;
Sarah Harmer – New Low;
Low Cut Connie – Help Me;
Swampmeat Family Band – Mother’s Lies;
Molly Tuttle – She’s a Rainbow;
The Rolling Stones – Under my Thumb;
Shemekia Copeland – Under My Thumb;
John Mayall – I’m as Good as Gone (Feat. Buddy Miller);
John Mayall – Curly;
Bette Smith – I Felt It Too;
Boomtown Rats – Rat Trap;
Any Trouble – Growing Up;
Bruce Springsteen – Last Man Standing;
Eamon McGrath – Sparkle & Bleed;
Dan Penn – Edge of Love;
Templo Diez – 305 South;
Graham Parker – One Guitar;
Willie Nile – the Fool Who Drank the Ocean.

Flashlite #524

Mary MayToday we have a new project from Corin Tucker and Peter Buck together, called Filthy Friends. White Denim from Austin TX and Royal Trux from Washington DC are back with new singles. Richard Lloyd had a recent album which fell between the cracks, but we catch up. Sunwatchers who we know from a recent collaboration with Eugene Chadborune also have a new song out on their own. John Mayall teamed up with Todd Rundgren for a new song. Our friend from Australia, Jon S Williams has a solo acoustic record. We introduce Mary May from Croatia. Our friend Clara Engel is working on a new album and needs your help to put it out.

Heidi Berry – Up In The Air;
Filthy Friends – Last Chance County;
White Denim – Shanalala;
Alex Chilton – Take It Off;
Cross Brothers (Live in CLE);
Royal Trux – Year of the Dog;
Richard Lloyd – Countdown;
Saucers – I Didn’t Get It;
Messengers – (Must We Always Live For) Tomorrow;
Sunwatchers – Beautiful Crystals;
John Mayall with Todd Rundgren – That’s What Love Will Make You Do;
Outrageous Cherry – That Ain’t Why;
Juliana Hatfield – No Meaning;
Mary May – Softest Tune;
Jon S Williams – Place to breathe;
Clara Engel – Blackbirds Baked in a Sky Cake;
Hollowmen – Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely.

Flashlite #417

Maggie RocheToday we bring you the new music from the legendary John Mayall. Also Wolf People are back with the new record. Valerie June has a new one out called The Order of Time. We introduce guitar-sligner Philip Sayce, heavy Crobot from Pottsville, PA and James Hoare (ex Veronica Falls) brings us his new project called The Proper Ornaments. At the end of the show, we pay tributes to Gil Ray (from Game Theory) and Maggie Roche of the Roches, who lost their battles with cancer in the past several days.

Ceramic Dog – Take 5;
Crobot – Easy Money;
Philip Sayce – Out of My Mind;
John Mayall – Ain’t No Guarantees;
John Mayall – Gimme Some of That Gumbo;
Wolf People – Ninth Night;
Wolf People – Tiny Circle;
Velvet Crush – My Blank Pages;
The Byrds – My Back Pages;
The Proper Ornaments – Back Pages;
Valerie June – shakedown;
Danny And The Darleans – Cat Squirrel;
Los Trendy with Tony Kinman – Get Soul;
Game Theory – Here It Is Tomorrow;
The Roches – Hammond Song.

Flashlite #347

BanditosToday we have some international highlights. Les Grys Grys come from France and Souls Surfers from Russia. Banditos come from Birmingham AL. Also, some new blasts from the familiar faces: Dave and Phil Alvin are back with the new record as well as John Mayall. Joe Ely is also back and doing very well on the country top 40 albums charts with his new record Panhandle Rambler. Cobra Verde played a live show recently and included their brand new song in the playlist… and the tape was rolling! Big shout-out to our long time listener Tom Haun!

The Gods – Maria;
Tough Age – Flotsam;
Les Grys Grys -It’s Mighty Crazy;
Nomads – The Way (You Touch My Hand);
Cobra Verde – New Song (Live in CLE);
Pat And Lolly Vegas – Satisfaction;
Beatles – Tell Me Why;
Terry And Louie – Can Ya Tell Me (How Life Goes On);
Dirty Fuse – Mdnight Heat Wave;
The Soul Surfers – Raw;
John Mayall – War We Wage;
Jimi Hendrix Experience – Gypsy Eyes (Blues Alphabet);
Dave and Phil Alvin – Sit Down Baby;
Banditos – Golden Grease;
Joe Ely – Honky Tonk Masquerade;
Joe Ely – Southern Eyes;
Leaving Trains – Always Between Wars.

Flashlite #291

Sultan's BatheryMike Watt is a rock’n’roll sailor and now his in the boat with two Italian fratello’s Andrea Belfi and Stefano Pilia. Their band Il Sogno Del Marinaio has a new record out called Canto Secondo and they are about to embark on a big American tour. Before you catch them in your town, here they are at the Little Lighthouse. Talking about Italians, there’s a new band out from over there called Sultan’s Bathery. They were also on the tour in the ol’ US of A just recently. John Mayall has a new record and since we’re at the letter M in our Blues Alphabet, it’s the right time to spend some airtime on this great British bluesman. John Doe has a new best off record and it also contains two brand new songs. We feature one of them today. Also, somehow the news of Peter Banks passing away escaped me last year, so we pay a little tribute to the legendary guitarist of Syn, Yes and Flash.

Morly Grey – Peace Officer;
Sultan’s Bathery – Spring Of Youth;
Sonics – Bad Betty;
Buffalo – Sunrise (Come My Way);
OBN IIIs – Beg to Christ;
The Syn – Grounded;
Flash – Monday Morning Eyes;
John Mayall – Somebody Actin Like A Child (Blues Alphabet);
John Mayall – Speak of the Devil;
Mike Watt – No One Says Old Man (To The Old Man);
Il Sogno Del Marinaio – Funanori Jig;
Il Sogno Del Marinaio – Nanos’ Waltz;
John Doe – Never Enough (Live in CLE);
John Doe – Take Number 52.