This month we’re talking about DJing for our blues community. To help guide us through our trek with her impressive blues music knowledge is Anna Washenko. She is one of the main competition DJs for BluesShout! and the headline DJ for many other national events.
For our Monthly Blues Jam, Katie’s doing something special. She will be tracking down the lineage of one of the most well known and covered blues songs, “St. James Infirmary.”
Reference Site: Smithsonian Folkways
Song #1: A.L. Lloyd & Alf Edwards – The Unfortunate Rake
Song #2: Alan Lomax – St. James Hospital
Song #3: Dave Van Ronk – Gambler’s Blues
Song #4: Louis Armstrong – St James Infirmary
After that, Katies tells us about her experience at Sweet Molasses, which involved Airbnb cats, American Idol style prelims, and awesome performances. Here are some of those performances if you’d like to check them out: http://bluesdanceworld.com/2016/07/29/sweet-molasses-2016-29th-videos/
We then dive into our main topic of what’s involved in Blues DJing, where we try to answer a number of the questions that you guys posted on facebook. (Thank you for posting, btw! We love getting questions.)
Finally, we discuss all the national events that are coming up in September:
Blues Dance World Podcast focuses on topics of blues dance culture. These podcasts will be posted once a month, so keep an eye out for them. If you like what you’re hearing, please leave a rating and comments on our itunes page.
Special Guest: Anna Washenko
Main Host: Clyde
Co-hosts: Katie and Aaron
Producer: Andy Lee
Photos: Devon Rowland, Ben Hejkal, http://www.metrolyrics.com/