A Season in Hell #73: Radio Valencia: Stormy Monday

January 23, 4pm

The rain has finally arrived in the Bay Area, and with it the loss of the 49ers. Dang. I could go on and on about the 2nd year Williams, and his two errors, but he has enough to deal with without me harassing him. Poor kid. The Niners got farther than any of us fans expected they would this year, so for that I salute you.

It still sucks though.

And therefore I bring you tonight’s show: Stormy Monday.

I was raised by a father well versed in the genre of Blues. It was often playing in the garage when my dad was working on his old cars. We even had a jukebox, packed with 45s, many of which featured old blues. I’ve MCd the Northern California Blues Festival a few times, and have quite a large collection of great blues musicians, past and present.

Tune in Monday’s, 8-10PM (PST) for A Season in Hell, with John Hell

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Stormy Weather: Etta James
Got My Mojo Working: Ann Cole
Flip, Flop and Fly: Big Joe Turner

“B” Movie Boxcar Blues: Delbert McClinton
Bottle Up & Go: Hooker and Heat
Shake Your Moneymaker: Elmore James
I Got My Eye You: Buddy Guy

Come On In My Kitchen: Eugene Huggins
Messin’ With The Kid: Junior Wells
Bulldoze Blues: Henry Thomas
Suzie Q: Dale Hawkins
Tollin’ Bells: Lowell Folsom

Stormy Monday: Allman Brothers Band (02/1970 – Fillmore East)
How Blue Can You Get: B.B. King

Ball and Chain: Janis Joplin and the Kozmic Blues Band (04-01-69)
Trouble No More: Muddy Waters

Two Trains Running: Butterfield Blues Band
Got to get Better in a Little While: Derek and the Dominos
Hear My Train A Comin’: Jimi Hendrix

I Ain’t Superstitious: Howlin’ Wolf
I’m A King Bee: Slim Harpo
Shotgun Blues: Blues Brothers (12-31-78)

Bringin’ it all Back Home: Sonny Boy Williamson
I Left My Heart in San Francisco: Tony Bennett (50th anniversary of this fine release)
Cold, Rain and Snow: Dillard Chandler

A Season in Hell #63: Radio Valencia: 1971, It Was A Very Good Year

November 14, 7pm

I’ve always held a special place in my heart for 1971. I wasn’t born in that year. I was born in 1970, but the music from ’71 was simply amazing in so many ways. It was that year that we begin to see the emergence of many genres: R&B, Soul, Blues, and Jazz had already been around for a while, but now more genres of Rock n’ Roll begin to emerge. This is not your father’s Rock n’ Roll. Funk, psychedelic, progressive, and ambient genres begin to really showcase themselves at this time. And of course, some truly classic albums (remember albums?) that the classic rock radio stations play too much of, were released that year.

Tonight on A Season in Hell, with John Hell, I play some of my favorite tunes from that great year. Tune in and enjoy. Heck, you can even download the archived show as well, and enjoy it in 2071.

It’s Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis
Muswell Hillbilly: The Kinks

I’m 18: Alice Cooper
Dr. Boogie: Flaming Groovies
Magic Fingers: Frank Zappa
Kandy Korn: Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band

Country Road: Grand Funk Railroad
Yours is no Disgrace: Yes

Grandma’s Hands: Bill Withers
Man In Black: Johnny Cash
Nevada Fighter: Michael Nesmith & The First National Band

Tamalpais High: David Crosby
I Don’t Want To Be A Soldier: John Lennon
Masters Of The Universe: Hawkwind
Seven Stones: Genesis
The Supermen: David Bowie

Done Somebody Wrong: Allman Brothers Band
Hard to Handle: Grateful Dead (08-06-71)

Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved: James Brown