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 #64: Radio Valencia: I’m Hungry for your Turkey Neck

November 21, 8pm

This was a fun night. For the first time my daughter of seven years finally heard my show. I guess she was so excited that she was holding her face in her hands and crying. Wait…

Enjoy the show here.

It’s Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis

To Lay Me Down: Cowboy Junkies

A Quick One (While He’s Away): The Who
Celebrity Compass: Bongwater
Jesus Was Way Cool: King Missile
Devil’s Rodeo: Diamanda Galas with John Paul Jones

Hey Bartender: The Blues Brothers
Mannish Boy: Muddy Waters
Rock Steady: John Lee Hooker

Hour two:
God’s Away on Business: Tom Waits
Me and My Friends: Red Hot Chili Peppers (04-28-89)
My Ding a ling: Chuck Berry (06-20-94)

Toussaint L’Overture: Santana (05-02-71)
Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys: Traffic (??-1971)
Love Me: Elvis Presley (10-06-74)

Motorbike: Wooden Shjips (11-10-11)
James Bond Covers: Sex Mob (11-10-11)

Everybody Loves Somebody: Dean Martin