Friday, April 21, 2017

EPISODE 45: Iowa Blues and Blues Rock

The blues have been a strong part of the Iowa music scene for decades!

From its earliest days, when blues musician left the south and went up north to look for work, some stopped by, and some stayed in, our fair state.

And our state has shown its appreciation.

We have a number of blues societies here: Central Iowa Blues Society (based in Des Moines), The Southeast Iowa Blues Society (based in Fairfield), The South Skunk Blues Society (based in Newton), The Mississsippi Valley Blues Society (based in The Quad Cities), The Linn County Blues Society (based in Cedar Rapids), and The Lizard Creek Blues Society (based in Fort Dodge).

Plus, of course, we have the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame and our Winter Blues Fest every February in Des Moines.

So even though, I have featured the blues before in various posts and podcasts, we were long overdue for a podcast episode exclusively dedicated to it!

Central Iowa Blues Society:

Southeast Iowa Blues Society:

South Skunk Blues Society:

Mississippi Valley Blues Society:

Linn County Blues Society:

Lizard Creek Blues Society:

Iowa Blues Hall of Fame:

Winter Blues Fest:

Other IMSC posts and podcasts featuring the blues:

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Bob Dorr taken by Russ Richardson
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Cover by Russ Richardson

Opening - Iowa Music Showcase theme by Dylan Boyle

Song 1 - "Arc Welded" by Bob Dorr and The Blue Band

Song 2 - "One Man's Ceiling is Another Man's Floor" by Philbo King

Song 3 - "Broken" by Laura McDonald

Extra - "Tennessee Whiskey" by Blue Scratch

Song 4 - "A Man Who Loves You" by The Other Brothers

Song 5 - "Plight (of the Working Man)" by Soul Phlegm

Song 6 - "Sidetrack Lounge" by Bo Ramsey and The Backsliders

Closing - Iowa Music Showcase theme by Dylan Boyle

All song are copyrighted by the performers and composers, and used by their kind permission.

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Next episode: A celebration of 40 years of Star Wars featuring Iowa artists!

One year ago...
Episode 28 - Guest Producer Craig Hlas of The Iowa Made Network, Part 1 of 2 -

Two years ago...
Episode 8: Iowa City Children's Album -

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