Thursday, October 31, 2019

WESN Show #33 - Halloween 2019

Monsters, Murders, Nightmares and A Dog Named Spookie

The Staccato'sNightmareKandy Kane1964Peoria
Jimmy Friis & The ValiantsSerpents and SpidersRidge1964Rockford
The EchosHauntedSage1960Mattoon
Ronny & JohnnyMassacreLucky1960Danville
Eldon RiceHillbilly SwampmanWhite Label1965Carrier Mills
Russ (Big Daddy) BlackwellThe Little MonsterVincent1968Rockford
The HolidaysPearl DiverDixie1963Springfield
Dean CarterShadow of EvilBig Beat196?Champaign-Urbana
Keith Dorrough & The ThunderbirdsWindy CityRoyce1964Oblong
Howie Thayer & His Psycho-Electric HappeningMovin' Groovin' Fairy TalePsychedelic Sounds1968La Moille
Kookie Cook & The SatalitesSpace MonsterBig Beat196?Danville
Lloyd HaunMorbid MelodyBonny1971Bureau Co
The 12th KnightDeath RowBig Beat1972Danville
Dave Scherer & The CastelsMy Dog SpookieTalmont1965Decatur
Brillo & The FirebirdsCalling Red RoverGolden Voice1969Macomb
Ron CarrollHarold, You're So WeirdCo-field1976Metamora
North Bridge CompanyStrange Land, Strange PeopleSand "G"1968Peoria
The LancersGoreIT1965Quincy
Sound effects heard during this show were from a found ¼ reel to reel tape simply labeled "Halloween Sounds." 
Sources unknown.  Courtesy of Reverberation Vinyl.


The Holidays
Jimmy Friis & The Valiants
The Echos

Thursday, October 3, 2019

WESN Show #32 - Oct 3, 2019

Concert Series: The Country Blues Comes To Central Illinois

Memphis Blues Caravan

March 22, 1974  Illinois Valley Community College  Oglesby, Illinois
    • Memphis Piano Red - "Pinetop's Boogie Woogie"
    • Memphis Piano Red - "Home At Last"
    • Memphis Piano Red - "You Don't Have To Go"
    • Memphis Piano Red - "Mother-In-Law Blues"
    • Sleepy John Estes & Hammie Nixon - "Corrina Corrina"
    • Sleepy John Estes & Hammie Nixon - "Yellow Yam Blues"
    • Sleepy John Estes & Hammie Nixon - "President Kennedy Stayed Away Too Long"
    • Sleepy John Estes & Hammie Nixon - "Rats In My Kitchen"
    • Sleepy John Estes & Hammie Nixon - "Holy Spirit, Don't You Leave Me"
    • Furry Lewis - "Mary Tell Blues"
    The Memphis Blues Caravan performed two shows in downstate Illinois in 1974:
    March 20: Illinois State University & March 22: Illinois Valley Community College 
    (The performances heard on the show were recorded by Greg Steil at IVCC.  Some of Greg's recordings were used on the Memphis Blues Caravan Vol. 1 CD however Greg was not credited and the date and venue info in the liner notes was incorrect.)

    Larry Johnson

    May 21, 1971  Illinois State University Normal, Illinois
    • "Ragged and Dirty"
    • "How Long Blues"
    • "Got The Blues (Can't Be Satisfied)"
    • "Nobody's Business If I Do"
    • "Saturday Blues"
    • "Pick Poor Robin Clean"
    For more information on the New Friends of Old Time Music concerts at Illinois State University see the NFOTM page.