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DR PHIL OFF TO KANSAS CITY MAY 2013

As you know Dr Phil is now away to Kansas City in the US of A (please don’t mention Dorothy or a Wizard ) to collect his prestigious ARSC award regards his book -Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues . Phil will not be back in Sunny Dunoon until the 18th June until then we have some special programmes for you to listen to.

To start with we are to re-play a special day time programme Dr Phil recently broadcast live to introduce his programme to daytime DCR listeners who may not be able to tune in during the evening. We are going to repeat  this programme in two one hourly parts.

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Dr Phil is an aficionado of the sounds of the Deep South, particularly Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, The Piedmont, New Orleans and Chicago. He will take you on a musical journey around these States during his programme ‘Sounds of the South’ which is broadcast every alternate Tuesday.

To find out more about Dr Phil visit his website www.Dr-Phil.co.uk

Dr Phil has just written a book about Mississippi John Hurt detailing his life, his times and his blues. The book will be available in August you can pre-order a copy on Amazon. You can go direct to amazon by clicking on the carousel to the right of this page.   Below is a review of the book

The first biography of the blues revival’s most influential and authentic musician

When Mississippi John Hurt (1892/1893–1966) was “rediscovered” by blues revivalists in 1963, his musicianship and recordings transformed popular notions of prewar country blues. At seventy-one he moved to Washington, D.C., from Avalon, Mississippi, and became a live-wire connection to a powerful, authentic past. His intricate and lively style made him the most sought after musician among the many talents the revival brought to light.

Mississippi John Hurtprovides this legendary creator’s life story for the first time. Biographer Philip Ratcliffe traces Hurt’s roots to the moment his mother Mary Jane McCain and his father Isom Hurt were freed from slavery. Anecdotes from Hurt’s childhood and teenage years include the destiny-making moment when his mother purchased his first guitar for $1.50 when he was only nine years old. Stories from his neighbors and friends, from both of his wives, and from his extended family round out the community picture of Avalon. U.S. census records, Hurt’s draft certificate, and personal letters written in his own hand provide treasures for fans. Ratcliffe details Hurt’s musical influences and the origins of his style and repertoire. The author also relates numerous stories from the time of his success, drawing on published sources and many hours of interviews with people who knew Hurt well, including Jerry Ricks, Pat Sky, Stefan Grossman and Max Ochs, Dick Spottswood, and the late Mike Stewart. In addition, some of the last photographs taken of the legendary musician are featured for the first time in Mississippi John Hurt.

Dr Phil performing as part of the DCR97.4fm Revue Roadshow

128 Comments

  1. B.B. KING TRIBUTE FROM DR PHIL says:

    Hey folks, I hope you can join me for another ‘Sounds of the South’ on Tuesday night, 19th May 2015, 8:00 – 9:00 UK time, and the show is now being repeated on Monday’s from 4:00 – 5:00 pm UK time.
    With the sad demise of the great B. B. King last week, I’ll be paying tribute to him and the incredible contribution that he made to modern music and to putting blues on the map for very many people. Also, I’ll have the usual infusion of jazz, hillbilly, gospel and jazz. I’ll be playing both the first rock ‘n’ roll song (allegedly), and the song that first inspired the term rock ‘n’ roll (apparently), both of which have a connection to B. B. King!
    Last time , I played the well-known spiritual, ‘Where could I Go’ by the little known, Frank Hovington; this week, I’ll have a very different version of the tune by the greatest autoharp player ever (my opinion!). In addition, I’ll play what some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll from Bill Haley and the Comets, plus some great music from Skip James and one of my favourite tunes from Memphis Minnie. I’ll have an interesting take on the ballad of John Henry, some great New Orleans jazz and some Western Swing from the Modern Mountaineers.
    I’m looking forward to it. I hope you can join me; Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM and world-wide on the web.
    Tuesday night 8:00 – 9:00 UK time and remember that you can now hear the repeat on Monday’s from 4:00 – 5:00 pm UK time.
    Follow the link;
    Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM, and world-wide on the web following the link from,
    http://www.dunooncommunityradio.org,
    OR,
    via http://dunoon-relay.celticmusicradio.net:8000/dunoon.mp3,
    OR,
    USE THE LINK to: Tunein.com

  2. Dr-Phil says:

    Well folks, I hope you can join me for another ‘Sounds of the South’ on Tuesday night, 5th May 2015, 8:00 – 9:00 UK time, and the show is now being repeated on Monday’s from 4:00 – 5:00 pm UK time.
    I’ll be playing some classic early ragtime music from a fantastic modern band, the Sedalia Orchestra. I’ve got a great piano blues from Ottilie Patterson, spirituals from an early recording by Lonnie Donegan and from the great, but little known, Frank Hovington and some raw blues from Robert Johnson. The songster tradition will be represented by Mississippi John Hurt, Henry Thomas recorded in 1927 and the Memphis Sheiks with ‘He’s In The Jailhouse Now.’ I’m going to feature some Zydeco from Clifton Chenier and some jazz from the early days of New Orleans by Jelly Roll Morton & His Red Hot Peppers. I’m also hoping that I’ll have time to include a rather unsubtle double-entendre tune from Lillie Mae Kirkman back in 1939 and a contribution from Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three.
    I’m looking forward to it. I hope you can join me; Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM and world-wide.
    Tuesday night 8:00 – 9:00 UK time and remember that you can now hear the repeat on Monday’s from 4:00 – 5:00 pm UK time.
    Follow the link;
    Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM, and world-wide on the web following the link from,
    http://www.dunooncommunityradio.org,
    OR,
    via http://dunoon-relay.celticmusicradio.net:8000/dunoon.mp3,
    OR,
    USE THE LINK to: Tunein.com

  3. Dr-Phil says:

    Dr Phil’s ‘Sounds of the South’
    Well folks, Have I got a great selection of music and stories for you this week? Well, I think so. I hope you can join me on Tuesday, 7th April, 8:00 – 9:00 pm UK time. I’ll be playing a few tunes that some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll including the original of Elvis’s great hit, ‘One Night With You’, which of course is far better than Elvis’s version (sorry, just my opinion!). I’ll be talking about the competition for advertising amongst 50s radio stations in the Deep South with Hank Williams introducing one of his greatest hits and advertising flour at the same time! I’ve got some great Western Swing from a guy who should have been one of the greatest had he not been hit by tragedy, Leon Chappelear. I’ll also be playing the very first jazz recording, curiously it was by a white band! More about that on the show. I’ve got a haunting and unusual tune from Mississippi John Hurt that originated back in the minstrel days around the turn of the last century, blues from Reverend Gary Davis with some fantastic fingerstyle guitar and bottleneck guitar from the likes of Curly Weaver and Ramblin’ Thomas. Not forgetting some great zydeco from Clifton Chenier.
    What a prospect. I’m looking forward to it. I hope you can join me for Tuesday’s Sounds of the South; Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM and world-wide.
    Follow the link;
    Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM, and world-wide on the web following the link from,
    http://www.dunooncommunityradio.org,
    OR,
    via http://dunoon-relay.celticmusicradio.net:8000/dunoon.mp3,
    OR,
    USE THE LINK to: Tunein.com

  4. Hello there, this is Dr-Phil introducing another chapter of my ‘Sounds of the South,’ my radio show about all manner of music and stories emanating from America’s Deep South; Tuesday 8:00 – 9:00pm (UK time).
    In Tuesday night’s show I’ll be featuring a couple of tunes from the greats Robert Johnson and Eric Clapton that demonstrate the evolutionary folk process working in blues and rock. As always, I’ll be chatting about the artists and their music and I’ll provide some interesting, perhaps surprising, little-known origins to a couple of very well-known popular tunes including one from Fiddlin’ John Carson. In addition, how about an actual recording of the great Scott Joplin from before the age of recording? Confused? Listen in and find out how this is possible and listen to Scott Joplin playing Maple Leaf Rag back in 1899! I’ll also be playing a little known track from Tom Hoskins, the man who rediscovered Mississippi John Hurt in 1963, a classic from Blind Boy Fuller and Bull City Red and a rare recording of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins at Sam Phillips’s Sun Studio back in 1956. For good measure there’ll be blues from Lewis Black, some classic country from Hank Williams and from the ‘Yodelling Cowboy,’ Jimmie Rodgers and jazz from the streets of New Orleans with my favourite band of the present, Tuba Skinny.
    I hope you can join me for Tuesday’s Sounds of the South; Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM and world-wide.
    Follow the link;
    Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM, and world-wide on the web following the link from,
    http://www.dunooncommunityradio.org, OR,
    via http://dunoon-relay.celticmusicradio.net:8000/dunoon.mp3, OR,
    USE THE LINK to: Tunein.com

  5. REQUESTED RE-RUN OF JAZZ & COUNTRY PROGRAMME says:

    Hello again. This is Dr-Phil welcoming you to my ‘Sounds of the South’ on Dunoon Community Radio on 97.4 FM, unfortunately I can’t be in the studio tonight so I would like to take this opportunity to replay a programme from last December 2014 as requested by Paul Quinn from South Wales. I celebrated 4 years of broadcasting last November and Paul has listened in to most of my programmes, he missed this one hence the request and I am only to happy to replay itfor him and the rest of Dunoon Community Radio listeners. Here is my original preview taken from my Presenters page were you will find all the previews of my past programmes and comments from the listeners right back to December 2010
    Hello again. This is Dr-Phil welcoming you to my ‘Sounds of the South’ on Dunoon Community Radio on 97.4 FM and world-wide on the web, and broadcasting live on Tuesday night, 16 December, 2014 from 8:00 – 9:00 UK time.
    This week my show will have a jazz and country theme, but, of course I always feel the need to infuse some vintage country blues and perhaps some of the stuff that some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll.
    There’ll be some great country music from the Carter Family along with an interesting ‘skiffle’ take on an early Carter Family tune from Lonnie Donegan. In fact, I’ll also be featuring a Carter Family tune that became a big hit for none other than Elvis Presley! And, I’ll include some more hillbilly sounds from the Delmore Brothers in 1933.
    Jazz is by courtesy of the great Bessie Smith, backed up by the great Fletcher Henderson, and King Oliver’s Jazz Band from 1923, which, of course, featured the young Louis Armstrong on second cornet. My featured country blues comes from Reverend Gary Davis, Mary Johnson, Memphis Minnie and Mississippi John Hurt along with Big Bill Broonzy during the time that he was favouring the Chicago blues sound.
    And, of course, the night wouldn’t be complete without an infusion of what some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll, which will come by way of the fantastic Big Mama Thornton! There’ll be the usual background chat about the artists and the origins, all of which should contribute to a good lively show. I hope you can join me.
    Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM,
    and world-wide following the link from: http://www.dunooncommunityradio.org

  6. Hi, this is Dr-Phil introducing another ‘Sounds of the South,’ the program of music and stories about all sorts of music and musicians emanating from America’s Deep South. I’ll be broadcasting live and worldwide on Tuesday, 10th February at 8:00 – 9:00 pm, UK time. My regular listeners will be well aware of my love of the great city of New Orleans, its people, its culture and its music. You can’t get more New Orleans than the Treme Brass Band and I’ll be kicking off the show with their take on ‘Canal Street Blues.’ I’ll recount the story of how Uncle Lionel Batiste, the band’s vocalist and drummer, escaped the ravages of Hurricane Katrina.
    There’ll be a strong representation of the early country blues from Blind Blake displaying some incredible finger style guitar work in a solo, in an accompanist role with his Kazoo Band and supporting the great Leola B. Wilson with ‘Back Biting Bee Blues.’ The Mississippi Sheiks are celebrating the return of African Americans from Chicago following the onset of the Great Depression. In a side that is difficult to characterize, I’ll be playing the ‘Washington Talkin’ Blues’ from the master of the talking blues, Woody Guthrie.
    I’ll play a couple of great numbers from the Carter Family, recorded in Atlanta, Georgia in November, 1929, both of which display the unique and captivating Mother Maybelle Carter’s signature style of picking.’ Still in hillbilly mode and following recent playings of the original Jimmy Rodgers and 1950s Lonnie Donegan versions, I’ll play a great modern version of the country classic, ‘Mule Skinner Blues.’
    There’ll be an early side from Muddy Waters and of course there’ll be a sprinkling of what some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll from some of the early pioneers, Fats Domino and Carl Perkins.
    What a prospect. I’m looking forward to it. I hope you can join me.
    Follow the link;
    Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM, and world-wide on the web following the link from,
    http://www.dunooncommunityradio.org, OR,
    via http://dunoon-relay.celticmusicradio.net:8000/dunoon.mp3, OR,
    USE THE LINK to: Tunein.com

  7. Dr-Phil says:

    Hello again. This is Dr-Phil welcoming you to my ‘Sounds of the South’. You can listen in to ‘Sounds of the South’ on Dunoon Community Radio, broadcasting in Dunoon and Cowal on 97.4 FM and world-wide on the web; Tuesday night, 27th January 2015 from 8:00 – 9:00 UK time.
    This week’s show is a little different to usual. I’ll be playing a wide variety of Southern sounds, but with a focus on commemorating the end of hostilities at the end of the American Civil War 150 years ago this month as well as featuring some very interesting and great sounding religious music from way back in the last century.
    The religious music will kick off with a tune from the little known Blind Arizona Dranes, who coupled barrel-house piano with sanctified singing and influenced generations of piano rockers to follow. There’ll be more joyous religious music from Mississippi John Hurt with a wonderful treatment of the old spiritual ‘Nearer my God to Thee,’ and more great spirituals, along with an interesting chat about an earlier controversy about the use of the dolceola versus the zither on a fantastic early spiritual from Washington Phillips, which was recorded In Dallas, Texas in 1927.
    The end of the Civil War will be reflected from some of the huge amount of music associated with the war including ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ and some other familiar and some possibly unfamiliar pieces.
    In addition, I’ll play some great music from Mance Lipscomb, Louis Lasky, Big Bill Broonzy, Lucille Bogan and my good friend Andy Cohen on the dolceola, and there’ll be what some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll from Big Mama Thornton and the Muddy Waters Blues band.
    What a show! I hope you can join me.
    Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM,
    and world-wide following the link from http://www.dunooncommunityradio.org,
    or via http://dunoon-relay.celticmusicradio.net:8000/dunoon.mp3

  8. Hello again. This is Dr-Phil welcoming you to my first ‘Sounds of the South’ of 2015. This week, I’ll be playing the usual wide ranging variety of Southern sounds in my ‘Sounds of the South,’ but with a focus on New Orleans jazz, early hillbilly and country blues. You can listen in to Sounds of the South on Dunoon Community Radio, broadcasting in Dunoon and Cowal on 97.4 FM and world-wide on the web; Tuesday night, 13th January from 8:00 – 9:00 UK time.
    I’ll start the show with a great treatment of a popular country blues tune by the great New Orleans band ‘Tuba Skinny.’ There’ll be classic early jazz from ‘Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five’ back in 1925 when Armstrong and his band were leaving behind the ragtime ensemble approach in favor of more innovative solo performances, with a fantastic side that will show you just what I mean. Sticking with jazz I’ll feature Eva Taylor accompanied by Clarence Williams on piano, little known New Orleans pianist, Oliver Brown recorded in 1935 and a great side from the Chris Barber Band with Ottilie Patterson from 1955.
    The country blues elements will feature the great Robert Johnson with a tune that the Rolling Stones later made their own, a great version of ‘Backwater Blues’ from Big Bill Broonzy and something special from the great John Lee Hooker.
    An input of religious music will come from Mississippi John Hurt, with a wonderful treatment of the old spiritual ‘Nearer my God to Thee’ and a tune from Texan, Blind Willie Johnson accompanied by his first wife, Willie Harris. There will be a spiritual with a distinctly country flavor from the Carter Family and some hard core hillbilly from the Maddox Brothers and Rose in 1947 with a tune called ‘Honky Tonkin’.’
    I’ll include an evocative work song from Lonnie Donegan back in 1957 and what some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll from Little Richard.
    I hope all this whets your appetite and that you can join me.
    Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM,
    and world-wide following the link from http://www.dunooncommunityradio.org,
    or via http://dunoon-relay.celticmusicradio.net:8000/dunoon.mp3

  9. Dr-Phil says:

    A message from Holly about my show;
    Bless your heart. Got much of it–enough to make it the best New Year greeting EVER. But please put it in the tape stash so I can hear the rest. Lately there’s an issue with buffering, so it plays and then suddenly stops to catch up with itself. Dunno why – equipment, weather or frequency. But I heard enough to cry like a baby. Happy New Year, my friend.

  10. Hello again. This is Dr-Phil welcoming you to my final ‘Sounds of the South’ of 2014. This week, I’ll be playing the usual wide ranging variety of Southern sounds in my ‘Sounds of the South’ and , as usual, we’ll be broadcasting on Dunoon Community Radio – 97.4 FM and world-wide on the web; Tuesday night, 30th December from 8:00 – 9:00 UK time.
    I’ll start the show with a classic from Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five back in 1926, the band that really began the breakaway from ragtime style ensemble playing towards innovative solo performances, with a fantastic side that will show you just what I mean. And, I’ll play you some more of the Hot Five in a rare performance of the band backing the popular duo, Butterbeans and Susie.
    The stuff that some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll comes from Jackie Brenston and Ike Turner, who were around in the early 1950s when rock ‘n’ roll began to emerge and from Fats Domino. I’ll also inject some great sounds from Louisiana from of my favourite zydeco artists, Clifton Chenier.
    I’ll play some early blues from the Mississippi Delta by Henry Sims, a fiddle player who spanned two generations of bluesmen by accompanying both Charlie Patton and Muddy Waters way back in their time on the Stovall plantation outside of Clarksdale, Mississippi. He accompanied Muddy Waters on the Library of Congress recordings made by Professor John Work and Alan Lomax in 1941 and 1942. But, Henry Sims was even more important than this; he provides a link between the later blues of Muddy Waters and the very earliest Delta blues of Charlie Patton. I’ll play one of only four sides, all recorded in 1929 under his own name Henry Sims, on which Charlie Patton provides guitar accompaniment. I’ll also play a couple of unusual and little played sides from Mississippi John Hurt, one recorded at the Ash Grove in Los Angeles and never widely released.
    And, as if that’s not enough, there’ll be western swing from Shelley Lee alley and His Alley Cats and from The Nite Owls recorded in San Antonio in 1937. In addition, if there’s time I’ll throw in a country Blues from Mary Johnson and some jug band music from the Birmingham Jug Band.
    I hope all this whets your appetite and that you can join me.
    Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM,
    and world-wide following the link from http://www.dunooncommunityradio.org,
    or via http://dunoon-relay.celticmusicradio.net:8000/dunoon.mp3

  11. Hello again. This is Dr-Phil welcoming you to my ‘Sounds of the South’ on Dunoon Community Radio on 97.4 FM and world-wide on the web, and broadcasting live on Tuesday night, 16 December, 2014 from 8:00 – 9:00 UK time.
    This week my show will have a jazz and country theme, but, of course I always feel the need to infuse some vintage country blues and perhaps some of the stuff that some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll.
    There’ll be some great country music from the Carter Family along with an interesting ‘skiffle’ take on an early Carter Family tune from Lonnie Donegan. In fact, I’ll also be featuring a Carter Family tune that became a big hit for none other than Elvis Presley! And, I’ll include some more hillbilly sounds from the Delmore Brothers in 1933.
    Jazz is by courtesy of the great Bessie Smith, backed up by the great Fletcher Henderson, and King Oliver’s Jazz Band from 1923, which, of course, featured the young Louis Armstrong on second cornet. My featured country blues comes from Reverend Gary Davis, Mary Johnson, Memphis Minnie and Mississippi John Hurt along with Big Bill Broonzy during the time that he was favouring the Chicago blues sound.
    And, of course, the night wouldn’t be complete without an infusion of what some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll, which will come by way of the fantastic Big Mama Thornton! There’ll be the usual background chat about the artists and the origins, all of which should contribute to a good lively show. I hope you can join me.
    Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM,
    and world-wide following the link from: http://www.dunooncommunityradio.org
    or, USE THE LINK: Tunein.com

  12. Dr-Phil says:

    Hello again. This is Dr-Phil welcoming you to my ‘Sounds of the South’ on Dunoon Community Radio on 97.4 FM and world-wide on the web, and broadcasting live on Tuesday night, 2nd December, 2014 from 8:00 – 9:00 UK time.
    I have been a little busy of late travelling away from home and I apologise that you’ve been listening to some recorded programmes from our archives over the past couple of weeks. But, I’m back in business and this week it will be me live in the studio.
    I’ll be especially featuring Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers on the show. Some of my local audience here will remember the amazing concert that my friend Erin and husband Jim Countryman played at The Brewery here in Dunoon and their appearance on ‘Sounds of the South’ earlier in the year. Of course in the U.S. their fame is spreading and the full band has just recorded their first CD and it is amazing.
    As well as The Delta Swingers I’ll be playing hill country fiddle music from Mississippi, early country blues from Blind Blake and some amazing slide guitar from the little known Oscar Woods. I’ve chosen some Western Swing from the great Leon Chappelear and zydeco from the King of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier.
    In addition there’ll be some great New Orleans jazz from my great favourites, Tuba Skinny, and some piano blues from Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell. And, of course, the night wouldn’t be complete without an infusion of what some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll! There’ll be the usual background chat about the artists and the origins, all of which should contribute to a good lively show. I hope you can join me.
    Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM,
    and world-wide following the link from: http://www.dunooncommunityradio.org
    or, USE THE LINK: Tunein.com

  13. Hello again. This is Dr-Phil welcoming you to my ‘Sounds of the South’ on Dunoon Community Radio on 97.4 FM and world-wide on the web; Tuesday night, 7th October, 2014 from 8:00 – 9:00 UK time.
    I have a great show lined up with some old and some new from the realms of traditional jazz. Yes, I’ll be featuring King Oliver from 1923 and Tuba Skinny from 2009. Over 80 years apart, but you wouldn’t know it! In the country blues genre there will be contributions from Blind Willie McTell, Memphis Minnie and from Minnie’s first husband slide man, Casey Bill Weldon.
    I’ve got some fine holy music from virtuoso and friend, Andy Cohen playing the rare and incredible Dolceola, and Jack Pearson from Tennessee, who once backed the Allman Brothers Band with a Reverend Gary Davis classic. I also have a very early contribution from the famous Fisk Jubilee Singers in 1909 when the recording business was in its infancy.
    In addition there’ll be some western swing from Bob Wills and some great country sounds from the Carter Family. And, I’ll round it all off with something that some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll! There’ll be the usual background chat about the artists and the origins, all of which should contribute to a good lively show. I hope you can join me.
    Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM,
    and world-wide following the link from: http://www.dunooncommunityradio.org
    or, USE THE LINK: Tunein.com

  14. Dr-Phil says:

    Hello again. This is Dr-Phil welcoming you to my 104th edition of ‘Sounds of the South’ on Dunoon Community Radio on 97.4 FM and world-wide on the web; Tuesday night, 23rd September, 2014 from 8:00 – 9:00 UK time.
    My apologies for the postponement of last week’s show – it was due to a technical problem, but here I am again. What a show I have lined up here. I’ll be playing piano blues from Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell in 1932 especially for my friends in Hawaii, and a great version of an early Lizzie Miles classic by the great Ottilie Patterson with the Chris Barber Jazz Band for my pal Lulu in Fife. There’ll be some authentic New Orleans jazz from the great Jelly Roll Morton and the Red Hot Peppers, some western swing from Hartman’s Heartbreakers and Betty Lou and some country blues from Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James and Dock Boggs. In contrast to all that I’ll feature some rather more contemporary musicians including my great friend Neil Harpe, father of Erin Harpe, who toured Scotland recently and appeared at Dunoon’s Brewery. Add to all that a classic piano rag from Scott Joplin and more than a smattering of what some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll! There’ll be the usual background chat about the artists and the origins, all of which should contribute to a good lively show. I hope you can join me.
    Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM,
    and world-wide following the link from: http://www.dunooncommunityradio.org
    or, USE THE LINK: Tunein.com

  15. Dr-Phil says:

    Sorry to all my regular listeners and to any new ones. I arrived at the studio tonight to find everything under lock and key and a recorded programme playing on the radio.
    Watch this space for news. I hope to back in two weeks time.

  16. Dr-Phil says:

    Hello again. This is Dr-Phil welcoming you to my 103rd edition of ‘Sounds of the South’ on Dunoon Community Radio on 97.4 FM and world-wide on the web; Tuesday night, 9th September, 2014 from 8:00 – 9:00 UK time.
    What a show I have lined up here. I’ll be playing piano blues from Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell in 1932 especially for my friends in Hawaii, and a great version of an early Lizzie Miles classic by the great Ottilie Patterson with the Chris Barber Jazz Band for my pal Lulu in Fife. There’ll be some authentic New Orleans jazz from the great Jelly Roll Morton and the Red Hot Peppers, some western swing from Hartman’s Heartbreakers and Betty Lou and some country blues from Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James and Dock Boggs. In contrast to all that I’ll feature some rather more contemporary musicians including my great friend Neil Harpe, father of Erin Harpe, who toured Scotland recently and appeared at Dunoon’s Brewery. Add to all that a classic piano rag from Scott Joplin and more than a smattering of what some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll! There’ll be the usual background chat about the artists and the origins, all of which should contribute to a good lively show. I hope you can join me.
    Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM,
    and world-wide following the link from: http://www.dunooncommunityradio.org
    or, USE THE LINK: Tunein.com

  17. Dr-Phil says:

    Hello again. This is Dr-Phil welcoming you to my 102nd edition of ‘Sounds of the South’ on Dunoon Community Radio on 97.4 FM and world-wide on the web; Tuesday night, 26th August, 2014 from 8:00 – 9:00 UK time.
    What a show I have lined up here. I’ll be playing piano blues from Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell in 1934, rhythm and blues from Muddy Waters in 1954 and some really great music from Blind Willie McTell in 1925. Of course, there’s some early hillbilly sounds as well. This will come from David McCarn from North Carolina, from the Mississippi Possum Hunters from the hills of Mississippi, and from the Three Baccer Tags. From the contemporary country blues, I’ll play a wonderful track from the great Keb Mo and a fantastic version of an old Memphis Minnie number from my good friends Larkin Bryant accompanied by husband Andy Cohen. Surprise! Surprise! I’ll also feature a wonderful side from Mississippi John Hurt’s Oberlin College concert in 1964 in which you can really appreciate John’s closeness with his audience, and I’ll be infusing just a touch of what some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll! There’ll be the usual background chat about the artists and the origins, all of which should contribute to a good lively show. I hope you can join me.
    Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM,
    and world-wide following the link from: http://www.dunooncommunityradio.org
    or, USE THE LINK: Tunein.com

  18. 100TH SOUNDS OF THE SOUTH says:

    100TH SOUNDS OF THE SOUTH
    Dr Phil can’t make it tonight so it’s off to the vaults well just inside the door really.
    This is Dr Phil’s 100th anniversary edition of Sounds of the South from Tuesday 29th July 2014—this is what he had to say about it.
    In this anniversary edition, I’ll be playing a typical great mix of old time country blues, hillbilly and New Orleans jazz and of course a hint of what some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll! I’ll be featuring some of my favourite tunes from previous shows along with some rather rare titles that I have not featured before. It will be a lively show and I’ll kick off with a fantastic tune from Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three. I’ve got some great bluegrass from Flatt & Scruggs and some early country blues featuring the six string banjo from Papa Charlie Jackson. There is a great live performance from Mississippi John Hurt and a classic echo of Woody Guthrie from Bob Dylan.
    There is a strong New Orleans influence, given that this is my favourite city world wide! Jazz comes from the great Fritzells New Orleans Jazz Band and of course my absolute favourite New Orleans Band, Tuba Skinny with some incredible vocals from Erika Lewis. Throw in some vaudeville blues from the great Ma Rainey, a tune from the great Fats Domino and an urban blues from Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell and the usual background chat about the artists and the origins and we should have a good lively show. I hope you can join me for this anniversary show.
    Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM,
    and world-wide following the link from: http://www.dunooncommunityradio.org
    or, USE THE LINK: Tunein.com

  19. Dr-Phil says:

    Hello again. This is Dr-Phil welcoming you to my 100th edition of ‘Sounds of the South’ on Dunoon Community Radio on 97.4 FM and world-wide on the web; Tuesday night, 29th July, 2014 from 8:00 – 9:00 UK time.
    In this anniversary edition, I’ll be playing a typical great mix of old time country blues, hillbilly and New Orleans jazz and of course a hint of what some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll! I’ll be featuring some of my favourite tunes from previous shows along with some rather rare titles that I have not featured before. It will be a lively show and I’ll kick off with a fantastic tune from Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three. I’ve got some great bluegrass from Flatt & Scruggs and some early country blues featuring the six string banjo from Papa Charlie Jackson. There is a great live performance from Mississippi John Hurt and a classic echo of Woody Guthrie from Bob Dylan.
    There is a strong New Orleans influence, given that this is my favourite city world wide! Jazz comes from the great Fritzells New Orleans Jazz Band and of course my absolute favourite New Orleans Band, Tuba Skinny with some incredible vocals from Erika Lewis. Throw in some vaudeville blues from the great Ma Rainey, a tune from the great Fats Domino and an urban blues from Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell and the usual background chat about the artists and the origins and we should have a good lively show. I hope you can join me for this anniversary show.
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  20. Dr-Phil says:

    Hello again. This is Dr-Phil welcoming you to another ‘Sounds of the South’ on Dunoon Community Radio on 97.4 FM and world-wide on the web; Tuesday night, 15th July, 2014 from 8:00 – 9:00 UK time.
    In Tuesdays show, I’ll be playing a great mix of old time country blues, hillbilly and traditional New Orleans jazz. That’s not to say there won’t be a hint of what some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll! I’ll kick off the show with a fantastic tune from 1924 by Whistler and His Jug Band. I’ve got some great fiddle music from Kentucky that sounds like it has a lot of Celtic influence in it. The country blues comes from Mississippi John Hurt and Leadbelly with a couple of true classics. By contrast I’ve selected a side from the Old Regular Baptists from the Appalachian Mountains who sing in a style that is very similar to that used in the Western Isles of Scotland.
    The jazz infusion comes from the great Bunk Johnson, following his rediscovery in 1945. Rediscovery, you say! Well Johnson led one of the very earliest of New Orleans bands and was at the forefront of the development of jazz in the Crescent City around 1910. I’ve also got a great number from the Louis Armstrong Hot Five and some vaudeville jazz by the great Sara Martin and her jug band.
    All this, plus some unusual music from Mississippi played on the hammered dulcimer, some country and western from Hank Williams and a great bluesy country ballad from Bob Dylan.
    There’ll be the usual background chat about the artists and the origins of the music. I hope you can join me.
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  21. Dr-Phil says:

    Hello again. This is Dr-Phil welcoming you to another ‘Sounds of the South’ on Dunoon Community Radio on 97.4 FM and world-wide on the web; Tuesday night, 1st July, 2014 from 8:00 – 9:00 UK time.
    In Tuesdays show, I’ll be overindulging in the old time country blues. That’s not to say there won’t be the usual infusion of jazz and hillbilly. I’ll kick off the show with a tune that all the old hippie’s will remember, but may not necessarily recognise this great version from Gus Cannon’s Jug Band Stompers. There’ll be virtuoso performances from Big Bill Broonzy, Reverend Gary Davis and Blind Blake, three of the greatest of all the country blues musicians. I’ll play another track from my newly discovered band, Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three, who hail from St Louis, Missouri. Jazz will come from Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Hot Peppers with the classic ‘Smoke House Blues’ and I’ll play, ‘Going Crazy with the Blues’ from Mamie Smith and her Jazzhounds from 1927.
    In addition to this, I’ll be playing Leadbelly’s ‘Rock Island Line,’ which he recorded in 1942, and from the Mississippi hill country, Mississippi John Hurt with his unique tale of the murder of ‘Louis Collins.’ I’ll also have contributions from the fantastic Memphis Minnie, one of the greatest ever women blues musicians, and one of my favourite contemporary musicians who took a great deal of her inspiration from Memphis Minnie, Erin Harpe. Erin will be dueting with her father Neil Harpe who taught Erin the country blues from an early age. Some of my local listeners will have seen Erin live at The Brewery here in Dunoon about a month ago.
    There’ll be the usual chat including a fascinating tale of civil rights and nature conservation, which inspired a great tune about the closure of a logging town in the Oregon forests. I hope you can join me.
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  22. Dr-Phil says:

    Following from my post yesterday about tonight’s Sounds of the South, I thought I would let ya’ll know that I will be including a dedication to Erin Harpe and her dad, Neil Harpe and playing a couple of their delta blues duets on the show tonight.Hope you can join me. Follow the link;

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  23. NEW ORLEANS TO COUNTRY BLUES says:

    In this week’s ‘Sounds of the South’ (Dunoon Community Radio on 97.4 FM and world-wide on the web; Tuesday night, 20th May at 8:00 – 9:00 UK time), I’ll be showcasing New Orleans, and remembering the passing in 2012 of Uncle Lionel Batiste, the octogenarian bass drummer of the famous Treme Brass Band. I’ve got some great stories to tell about Uncle Lionel’s music and the incredible event of his wake in New Orleans, and I’ll be recreating the atmosphere of a New Orleans funeral.

    In addition, I’ll be playing some little known, but outstanding hillbilly music from Clark Kessinger with Ragtime Annie and from David McCarn, who exhorts the virtues of Bay Rum, a highly alcoholic tonic, hair restorer and aftershave that was drunk in profusion during prohibition. There’ll be music from Mississippi John Hurt when he faced his first big audience of around 18,000 people at the 1963 Newport Folk Festival and haunting Mississippi Blues from Skip James and Son House. Add to this some early New Orleans jazz from Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five in 1928 and recent New Orleans jazz from Tuba Skinny, who I met in New Orleans last year, plus some of the very earliest ragtime from Scott Joplin in 1906.

    In addition to all this there’ll be country blues from the great Irene Scruggs in 1930, what some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll from Jerry Lee Lewis in 1957, zydeco from Clifton Chenier in 1975 and hokum from the Hokum High Rollers in 2012. Wow! I’m really excited at the prospect of sharing all of this great music and the fascinating stories to go along with it. I hope you can join me, Tuesday 20 May; 8:00 – 9:00 pm UK time

  24. SOUNDS OF THE SOUTH FROM ONE YEAR AGO says:

    Sorry Dr Phil can’t be with us this week so for Tuesday night it’s deep into the vaults and back to 26th March 2013 for this classic replay –this is what Dr Phil said about it at the time …………… In Tuesdays show, I’m going to introduce a great new band that I’ve discovered that goes by the name of Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three. They hail from St Louis, Missouri and although Pokey writes a lot of their material, it’s played in the style of the old string bands and excellent they are too. I’ll include the usual helping of stuff that some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll with Chuck Berry playing as a session musician to one of the early Chess vocal groups and Little Richard doing an old time pop song that was written in 1909. As I’ll be heading for Kansas City next month, I thought I’d include Kansas City Blues, a great side from Leon Chappelear and Leon’s Lone Star Cowboys, a great Western Swing Band from the 1930s. I’ve got a great side from Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five recorded way back in 1925, as hot jazz was replacing the rather fixed ensemble ragtime sounds. There are some great solos from the band members, who Louis introduces by name. In terms of the country blues, they are well represented by Mississippi John Hurt, Charley Patton and more recently by Reverend Peytons’s Big Damn Band; you’re going to love them! And, I’m going to play a track that I played last time and that I can’t get out of my head; it’s a great tribute to Mississippi John Hurt by my new friends from the Isle of Man, Blue John and Papa Cass. And I’m also hoping to include one of my favourite religious recordings by one of the greatest names I’ve come across; it’s the Reverend ‘Sin-Killer’ Griffin with his story of the great Galveston flood of 1900.
    There’ll be the usual chat about the artists and their music. I hope you can join me.
    Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM,
    and world-wide following the link from: http://www.dunooncommunityradio.org

  25. Dr-Phil says:

    Hello again. This is Dr-Phil welcoming you to my ‘Sounds of the South,’ the program covering all genre’s of music emanating from America’s Deep South. I hope you can listen in on Dunoon Community Radio on 97.4 FM and world-wide on the web; Tuesday night, 11th March, 2014 from 8:00 – 9:00 UK time.

    I’m overdosing on the country blues tonight and its transition into the Urban blues of Chicago with contributions from Blind Boy Fuller, Big Bill Broonzy, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Leroy Carr and Big Joe Williams. There’ll also be a touch of old timey music from Henry ‘Ragtime Texas’ Thomas and a couple of tracks from Woody Guthrie. Wow! What a collection of truly great music. I’ll also include the customary infusion of New Orleans Jazz and a touch of what some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll. I hope you’ll tune in.

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  26. Dr-Phil says:

    Hello again. This is Dr-Phil welcoming you to my ‘Sounds of the South,’ the program covering all genre’s of music emanating from America’s Deep South. I hope you can listen in on Dunoon Community Radio on 97.4 FM and world-wide on the web; Tuesday night, 24th February, 2014 from 8:00 – 9:00 UK time.

    In tonight’s show I am paying tribute to the great Pete Seeger who died January 27th. Although he was not from the Deep South, he devoted his life to collecting and performing songs and music, much of which emanated from the Southern States. He was of course a champion for the struggle for Civil Rights and regularly supported and campaigned for the recipients of the ravages of discrimination, many of whom were African Americans suffering the injustices of Jim Crow and many who were victims of the intolerable working conditions thrust upon them by unscrupulous businesses. As well as a few tunes by Pete Seeger himself, I’ll be including contributions from his half-sister, Peggy Seeger and Woody Guthrie, with whom he often performed and campaigned.

    There’ll also be a scattering of old timey music, blues and gospel from Henry ‘Ragtime Texas’ Thomas, Minnie Wallace, Big Joe Williams and Blind Willie Johnson, and the very first recorded Cajun song from back in 1928. I’ll play another fabulous track from Tuba Skinny’s new CD, Pyramid Strut and I’ll kick off the show with a tune that some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll. I hope you’ll tune in.

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  27. DR PHILL IS SORRY TO INFO............. says:

    Well folks, Sorry to inform you but I am unable to get into the Studio tonight to present the next saga of my Sounds Of The South. I hope you don’t mind but instead of digging deep into the vaults for a past programme I would like to re-run a recent programme that we have received a few good comments on here in the DCR Studio, From the 14th January when I played a few tunes that some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll including the original of Elvis’s great hit, ‘One Night With You’, which of course is in my view is far better than Elvis’s version (sorry, just my opinion!). I talked about the competition for advertising amongst 50s radio stations in the Deep South with Hank Williams introducing one of his greatest hits and advertising flour at the same time! There is great Western Swing from a guy who should have been one of the greatest had he not been hit by tragedy, Leon Chappelear. I also be played the very first jazz recording, curiously it was by a white band, but more about that during the show. I’ve got a haunting and unusual tune from Mississippi John Hurt that originated back in the minstrel days around the turn of the last century, blues from Reverend Gary Davis with some fantastic finger style guitar and bottleneck guitar from the likes of Curly Weaver and Ramblin’ Thomas. Not forgetting some great zydeco from Clifton Chenier.
    I look forward to talking to you all live again in two week time for the best from the Sounds Of The South and maybe a tune or two that some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll .

  28. Dr-Phil says:

    Hello again. This is Dr-Phil welcoming you to my ‘Sounds of the South,’ the program covering all genre’s of music emanating from America’s Deep South. I hope you can listen in on Dunoon Community Radio on 97.4 FM and world-wide on the web; Tuesday night, 28th January, 2014 from 8:00 – 9:00 UK time.

    I have a great show lined up with a variety of jazz, blues, zydeco, Cajun and a touch of what some folks might call rock ‘n’ roll. Tonight I will be featuring the newly released CD from Tuba Skinny, my favourite band from New Orleans; there are some truly outstanding tracks on this CD as you would expect from this excellent bunch of musicians. Staying in New Orleans, I’ll play some zydeco from Clifton Chenier and Boozoo Chavis and Cajun from Joe Werner and the Ramblers. Along with a sprinkling of Leadbelly, Henry Thomas and Papa Charlie Jackson, there’ll be the usual stories surrounding the music and the artists. I hope you’ll tune in.

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