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PLAYLIST – Songs Of Protest: Blues, Booze & Broads

Playlist for debut / pilot show 10th October, 2013

 What you would have heard if you had joined ‘Songs of Protest: Blues, Booze & Broads’ on our first regular fortnightly slot 10pm-Midnight THURSDAY 10th.
Songs about love, songs about tears, songs about work, songs about rocking and rolling.
Songs about drinking, whiskey, wine and alleys, songs about hardness and madness. Songs about trouble – love trouble, money trouble, songs about bad luck, good luck and no luck.Songs about choices, last chances and second chances, songs about storms and high-water and catfish.

Songs about what’s Mine and what’s Yours, songs about dogs, songs about bones, songs about Doin’ Right and Doin’ Wrong …


 Artist / Song Title / Album / Label

Janis Joplin (and Big Brother & the Holding Company)  / Turtle Blues / ‘Cheap Thrills’ / Mainstream Records (1967)
Janis Joplin (with Mike Bloomfield) / One Good Man / ‘I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama !’ / Columbia Records (1969)
Janis Joplin / Little Girl Blues /   ‘I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama !’ / Columbia Records (1969)



Bessie Smith / Young Woman Blues / ‘Empress of the Blues – Volume 2 (1926 – 1933)’ / JSP Label (2008)
(Originally recorded in 1926 for Columbia Records)
Memphis Minnie / It’s Hard to be Mistreated / ‘Memphis Minnie: Hot Stuff (1930 – 1941)’ / Magpie Records (UK)
Lil’ Greene / Why Don’t You Do Right / (Chicago, April 23, 1941) ?
Memphis Minnie / Where’s My Good Man At ? / ‘ The Red Hot Blues (1925 – 1945)’
Sippie Wallace / I’m a Mighty Tight Woman / ‘Complete Recorded Works, Vol 1: 1923 – 1925 / Victor Records (1929)
Koko Taylor / I’m A Woman / ‘The Earthshaker’ / Alligator Records (1978)
Shirley Brown / Sleep With One Eye Open / ‘Woman Enough’ / Malaco Records (2004)
Nina Simone / I’ve Got It Bad (and that’s no good) / ‘Nina Simone Sings Ellington’ / Colpix Records (1962)


Etta James / It’s a Man’s, Man’s World
Etta James / Crawlin’ King Snake / ‘It’s A Blues Thing’ / Sony Entertainment (2012)
*** Interview with Moira Bennett, Producer, ‘At Last: The Etta James Story’ (20 mins) ***


Big Mama Thornton / Rock Me
Alberta Hunter (with Gerald Cook & Jimmy Lewis) / My Castle’s Rockin’ / From the documentary film ‘Alberta Hunter: My Castle’s Rockin’ (1998)
Trixie Smith / My Daddy Rocks Me (with one steady roll)
Shamekia Copeland / It’s My Own Tears / ‘Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection’ / Alligator Records (2011)


Close : 12:00am


It’s only a radio show, I know, but small things make a difference. And my aim is to create an experience that does, in some small way, add something special to your day.

I would love to hear about your ‘Songs of Protest: Blues, Booze & Broads’ experience and will respond personally. Mail me at: [email protected]

Yours Truly,
Kansas Kitty xo
(aka Frances Fairhall) 

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