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Roots of Rhythm: Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Artist | Track/Song Name | Album Title | Label/Distributor | Comments

The Hornets | Billy's Boogaloo | Dangerous Dancing | 2014 Indie releaseist by Black Market Music

The North Mississippi Allstars | It's backfiring now | A tribute to the music of The Mississippi Sheiks | 2009 Black Hen Records Compilation

Bo Weavil | Boogie Blues | Midnight Rumble | 2001 Lenox Records

Wily Bo Walker | Did I forget | Almost transparant Blues | To be released on 29th June on Mescal Canyon records

Buddy guy | Blues No More | The Blues is alive and well | New Release 15/6 Silvertone/RCA Records

Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim | Move me | with Harold Ashby (ts), Wally Richardson (g), Gus Johnson (drums), Recorded 1959

1st Track from Jackey Coyle's "Wordy Gurdy"

Harry James Angus | The Lotus Tree | Struggle with Glory | 2018 OP Records

Marcia Ball | What would I do without you | Shine Bright | 2018 Alligator Records

Moonee Valley Drifters | If you've got the time, I've got the money | From the beginning | 2001 Indie release

Jimmy Bryant & Speedy West | Bluebonnet Rag | Two Guitars Country Style | BNF Collection 1954

Barb Waters | Lover Girl | Belmar Records Top 10 Vol 5 2017

Harry James Angus | He took the fire | See Track 1 (Wordy Gurdy)

That was the last track in Jackey Coyle's "Wordy Gurdy"

Nora Jean Bruso | Broken Heart | Going back to mississippi | 2004 severn Records release

Otis Taylor | Jump Jelly belly | Fantasizing about being black | 2015 Inakustik release

Wily Bo Walker feat The Brown Sisters of Chicago Gospel Choir | Long way to heaven | See track4 |

Wily Bo Walker | Moon over Indigo | See track 4

Jim & Bob - The Genial Hawaiins | St Louis Blues | Recorded 1933

1st Track in this week's Birthday List:
Helen Humes | Cross-eyed Blues |Okeh Single 1928 Anniversary of her birthdate, 20/6/1913

Lazy Lester | I'm so glad | I'm a lover not a fighter | 1996 Ace Records Excello reissue Anniversary of his birthdate 20/6/1933
That was the last Birthday track for this week

Dean Haitani | Gotta find my way | 47 Stones | Recent Indie release

Andrew Swan & Simon Croft | Five Long years | Big City Blues | recent Indie release

Tom Waits | Dean & Lovely | Real Gone | 2004 Anti Records

Roots of Rhythm for Wednesday, 20 June 2018

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Congratulations Helen Jennings!

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PBS 106.7FM is very pleased to announce that Helen Jennings has received the Medal of the Order of Australia for her service to music, particularly through community radio. Helen has been on air at PBS for over 31 years, and we couldn’t be happier to see her work, dedication and skill recognised!

"I’m very honoured to receive this award, both on a personal level and as a community radio volunteer. It’s very gratifying to know that my peers thought enough of my commitment and achievements to nominate me for this highest honour.

My mother was a highly dedicated volunteer, working and fundraising for several charity organisations for most of her life, including the RVIB (now Vision Australia), for which she received a Life Governor Award. I realised at an early age that I had inherited her passion for getting involved with community work. I’ve always had a love of music, and I soon discovered avenues to get more involved in order to promote the genres of music I love, jazz, blues, and roots music. I joined several music club committees, and I co-founded the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society in 1990. I became aware of PBS in its early days, becoming a member in 1984, an active volunteer the following year, and finally a volunteer announcer in 1987.

The growth of PBS and community radio is driven by small groups of passionate volunteers, whose enthusiastic infectious love of music has developed a much wider listener base. It’s this passion to keep sharing the music we love that drives myself and my fellow announcers to broadcast week after week, year after year.

I am very proud to be part of such a strong community, and very grateful for the opportunity to do what I love.” Helen Jennings OAM

“Helen is such a loved presenter at PBS, by listeners, musicians and other PBS folk within the station. I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving to receive such an honour, for both her contribution to the music community, but also to community radio. Helen Jennings OAM – we all think you’re great, and now it’s official.”
Adrian Basso – PBS General Manager

Helen Jennings presents Roots of Rhythm – Wednesdays 9am-11am on PBS 106.7 FM

A huge congratulations from the entire PBS community.

Michele Bennett, Helen Jennings, Jeanette Polat, Amanda Dweck at Government House

Blues & Roots

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