Fanatics! Henry Rollins' KCRW Show Tomorrow Night: St. Louis Blues

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:, 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


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