KCRW Broadcast #157 for Saturday, March 24, 2012

See also: Henry Rollins: The Column! Memphis on My Mind

Fanatics! It's Blues time in St. Louis Missouri! While you listen to our show, that's where I will be. I thought it appropriate that we spend a bit of time with some very pure and direct sounds. You will notice our wonderful fifteen-minute block of St. Louis Blues. I think you're going to dig that big time.

I am sitting in the backstage area at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, MI where last April, I watched The Stooges tear it up in tribute to their departed guitar player, the great Ron Asheton. This is a great theater, great town. I have done a lot of shows in this place. Tonight should be great.

Throwing things a bit out of kilter is tonight's final track by Takehisa Kosugi. Thankfully, this album has been re-issued and is fairly easy to find. Kosugi was a member of the Taj-Mahal Travellers, that's how I first heard his work. Road Manager Ward turned me onto the Catch-Wave album several weeks ago, when we were in Europe. I dug it and figured you might want to check it out.

I figure we should boldly go stratospheric in the warmer months upcoming. I hope you will enjoy the ride!

Dig these Blues and STAY FANATIC!!! –Henry

Henry can be reached at: Henryontheradio@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter @henryrollins.

Read on for Henry's tracklisting.

01. Jimi Hendrix – Hootchie Cootchie Man / BBC Sessions

02. Sonny Boy Williamson – Fattening Frogs For Snakes / Down And Out Blues

03. Lightnin' Hopkins – Mojo Hand Part 1 / Lightnin'!

04. Skip James – Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues / Blues From The Delta

05. Robert Pete Williams – I'm Gonna Leave You Baby / Santa Fe Blues

06. Bonecloud – Sea Cave / Teenage Lycanthropy

07. Cramps – Teenage Werewolf / Songs The Lord Taught Us

08. Xombie – Track 02 / Deathdrip

09. Drifters – The Magic Moment / Drifters Greatest Hits

10. Melvins – Bitten Into Sympathy / Gluey Porch Treatments

11. Babs Gonzales – St. Louis Blues / Weird Lullaby

12. Cab Calloway – St. Louis Blues / 1930-1931

13. Slim Gaillard – St. Louis Blues / Sabros! Here's Smorgasbord

14. W.C Handy's Memphis Blues – Band St. Louis Blues / Lost Sounds: Blacks And The

Birth Of The Recording Industry, 1891-1922

15. Duke Ellington – St. Louis Blues / Alternate Takes Disc 01

16. Led Zeppelin – Dazed and Confused / BBC Sessions

17. Wendy Rene – Gone For Good / After Laughter Comes Tears: Complete Stax & Volt Singles + Rarities 1964-65

18. William Bell – Any Other Way / Soul Of A Bell

19. Al Green – Let's Stay Together / Let's Stay Together

20. Altamont – Frank Bank / The Monkees' Uncle

21. Deerhoof – No One Fed Me So I Stayed / Reveille

22. The Puppies – Secret Agent Girl / The Puppies

23. Takehisa Kosugi – Wave Code # E-1 / Catch Wave

Advertising disclosure: We may receive compensation for some of the links in our stories. Thank you for supporting LA Weekly and our advertisers.