First broadcast June 29, 2001

Mixed Bag & A Tribute To John Lee Hooker

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

A real mixed bag of a program: A wonderful 10-minute ballad from Atwater-Donnelly from nearby Rhode Island, music from outstanding performers from the Pacific Northwest and two wry monologues from Les Barker of England for the first hour.

In the second hour, I offered a final chorus for famous bluesman John Lee Hooker who died in California June 21 at age 83. Hooker, with his signature blues growl, enjoyed a 60-year career and was a major influence on countless musicians. He was a contemporary of post-World War II electric bluesmen Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon and Sonny Boy Williamson and during his career was accorded major awards and recognition for his contributions to American music.

The night finished with blues from new albums by Rick Fines of Ontario, Canada and Jon Shain of North Carolina.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Atwater-Donnelly, Two Sisters, And Then I'm Going Home, Rabbit Island Music

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  • Misty River, Little Sadie, If I Needed You, The Trees They Do Grow High, Rising, Misty River

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  • Stanley Greenthal, The Lament For Limerick, A Musical Doorway, Marriage Blessing, A Musical Doorway, Seattle Folklore Society

  • Linda Waterfall, Ponderosa Pine, A Musical Doorway, Seattle Folklore Society

  • Heidi Muller, Gypsy Wind, A Musical Doorway, Seattle Folklore Society

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  • Les Barker, Spot The Zebra, Arnold, Arovertherapy, Dog

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  • John Lee Hooker, Hobo Blues, I'm In The Mood, Best Of John Lee Hooker, VeeJay

  • John Lee Hooker, Boogie Chillun, America/Fantasy Blues Sampler, Fantasy

  • John Lee Hooker, My Baby Don't Love Me, Guitar Lovin' Man, Atlantic Blues, Atlantic

  • John Lee Hooker, Driftin' And Driftin', America/Fantasy Blues Sampler, Fantasy

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  • Rick Fines, I'm In The Mood, My Mistake, Live At The Harvest, Independent

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  • Jon Shain, Fine Ladies, Mountain Tune, Drunken Horses, Fools And Fine Ladies, Flyin' Records

How To Reach The Artists:

(Aubrey) Atwater-(Elwood) Donnelly: www.Atwater-Donnelly.com

Misty River: www.mistyriverband.com

Seattle Folklore Society: www.seafolklore.org

Les Barker: www.mrsackroyd.com

Rick Fines: www.rickfines.com

Jon Shain: www.jonshain.com