Articles Archive for July 2007

The Roadhouse 128
Posted in Shows on 28 July 2007

I do love it when we get to introduce new labels to The Roadhouse family. This is one of those weeks, with the addition of Arhoolie and Fuel 2000. Both have great traditional and acoustic blues catalogs, and the 128th edition of The Roadhouse Podcast follows that trail. The tough tradition of the blues is […]

An Even 20
Posted in Uncategorized on 23 July 2007

It’s another banner day for labels in The Roadhouse. Welcome to Fuel 2000 Records, the newest participating label and the 20th to join the show. Fuel 2000 has a very deep catalog of artists, including John Mayall, Freddie King, Howlin’ Wolf, Son House, Professor Longhair, Albert Collins, Johnny Copeland, Ma Rainey, and many, many others. […]

Welcome Arhoolie
Posted in Uncategorized on 23 July 2007

Thanks to Tom at Arhoolie Records for providing permissions this morning to include their artists in The Roadhouse. That brings to 19 the total of great blues labels participating in podcasting via The Roadhouse. Arhoolie began in 1960 with a 250-copy LP pressing of Mance Lipscomb‘s “Texas Sharecropper and Songster.” 47 years later, their catalog […]

The Roadhouse 127
Posted in Uncategorized on 21 July 2007

The hoppin’ little juke joint we call The Roadhouse is full of customers dressed to the nines. The crowded bandstand will keep you dancing on the sawdust dance floor for another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard. As the bartender pours a steady stream of draws and shots, you’ll be entertained by North […]

The Roadhouse 126
Posted in Uncategorized on 14 July 2007

A crossroads is a place where traffic can be pretty heavy, and where diversity converges. Traffic in The Roadhouse crossroads this week was heavy enough to bring down the database for a few days. The 126th Roadhouse is a real crossroads – a place where musicians from all over the world have converged for another […]

The Roadhouse 125
Posted in Uncategorized on 7 July 2007

Only three words can describe the weather in Iowa this week: hot, hot, hot. Temperatures in 90s F have definitely influenced the 125th Roadhouse Podcast. Though I spent the morning pulling music in the air-conditioning with a huge glass of sun tea on the desk, the heat crept into the musical selections. Jimmy Witherspoon, Snooks […]