shows // Crossroads Blues
From the Beatles to the Stone Roses and from the Rolling Stones to Amy Winehouse, every evolution has its origin. Popmusic has only one: the blues! Crossroads Blues is all about the origins of the blues: from 30's ragtime, 60's BB King Boogie's and 80's Stevie Ray Vaughan.There is also room for the best blues of today incl. rare tracks from acts you wouldn't think they had the blues. If it has three chords and loads of passion, you'll hear it on Crossroads Blues!
howlin the blues, from britain back to the delta
It is the last episode of SubCity Radio’s Blues show ‘Crossroads Blues’ and it is gonna be a special one. The first half hour will be dedicated to the best Blues that the British Isles had to over when halfway through the sixties the British Blues Boom took over the world with the likes of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. And don’t forget those little bands like the Rolling Stones and Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac. Tune in and find out why Clapton was called God and hear him play like you have never heard him before…
After that there is no way back… cause you’ve passed the crossroads and chose the blues… The last part of the show is dedicated to the real blues men and women. I am talking pre-sixties blues before those young British lads thought they could play music from the heart. It is back to the Delta with the likes of Son House, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy ‘Mississippi’ Waters and Mr Robert Johnson himself…
Posted at 21:29, 3rd June 2010
swamp rock, memphis’ boogie & rory’s blues
The Subcity Boys and Girls are almost entering their summer break but the Blues will be around for another two shows. This week features the swampy, twangy and catchy roots music by John Fogarty and his men (CCR), Memphis Slim proves the Blues is not down to harmonicas and guitars and last but not least: a tribute to Ireland's legendary Rory Gallagher.
Posted at 14:05, 29th May 2010
boogie chillin, american dream & sweet slides
After a few weeks of Crossroads Blues being off air, your usual menu of Blues returns to SubCity Radio. This week a tribute to the master of the haunting boogie: John Lee Hooker. Also attention for American music from the early 1900s; a cultural mix of gospel, blues, country and folk played by black and white, native and immigrant, African and Irish. Towards the end of the show, songs from contemporary masters of the slide guitar awaits you
Posted at 13:03, 28th May 2010
subcity on the move, crossroads blues back 21-04!
Unfortunately, the shows planned for the 31st of March and the 7th of April are cancelled due to the SubCity Radio station moving to a different location. However, normal service resumes for Crossroads Blues on the 21th of April, 13.00 till 14.00!
Posted at 12:05, 8th April 2010
the rhythm and the blues: soul
Crossroads Blues' third edition is a special one. This week’s show is all about the Rhythm and the Blues, in other words: Soul music. From 60's Motown with the likes of Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke and electrifying live performances by Ike and Tina, to funky, soulful Blues crossovers by BB and Buddy Guy, Crossroads Blues covers it all. Also a listen to the next generation of contemporary soul and blues with the likes of James Hunter, Jesse Dee and Eli 'Paperboy' Reed
Posted at 13:47, 19th March 2010