On this episode of Blues Dance World, Katie kicks us off covering Esther Phillips for our Monthly Blues Jam. Esther battled with addiction for years, but recorded tons of music throughout her career. The song this month is "Please Send Me Someone to Love" from the album "Burnin' (Live at Freddie Jett's Pied Piper Club, L.A.)"
As the spring season of events gets underway our main topic prepares dancers how to "do" a...
In this month's Blues Jam segment, Katie will be covering the origins of Robert Johnson's "Sweet Home Chicago."
After that, Clyde talks about his experience at Snowbound Blues, but kinda forgets who placed for finals in doing so :P
In our main topic we talk to Sara Cherny, the head director of BluesSHOUT!, and discuss how...
We have Damon Stone joining us as a guest for November's BDW Podcast.
During our monthly Blues Jam segment, we'll be covering Screamin Jay Hawkins, and we'll get to hear his famous blues song, "I put a Spell on You."
Screamin Jay Hawkins rising out of a coffin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5MR_e7HRIM
Live performance of "I Put a Spell on You": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kGPhpvqtOc
Constipation Blues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic3g8Xnf7LI
Willie Dixon is the subject of our Monthly Blues Jam for October. Katie goes over Willie's involvement with several other blues artists, and then we get to listen to one of his more interesting songs, "Nervous."
Reference Site: List of songs written by Willie Dixon
Then we briefly discuss Aaron's recent move to Chicago before Katie, Aaron, and Clyde tell us about their experience at North Star Blues.
In our main...
This month we have a special guest joining our podcast, national blues instructor Tim O'Neill.
Katie will present Big Mama Thornton in our Monthly Blues Jam and we'll play for you a sample of her song called "Since I fell for you."
Later, we'll answer a question from one of our listeners about the difference between Slow Dance and Blues Dance. After that Clyde will discuss his experience...
This month Katie's going to introduce a new topic called Blues Music Research, in it she discusses the history of the artist Slim Harpo and his song "I'm a King Bee."
After that we talk about Clydes experience at the Canadian Swing Championships.
We finish it up with our main discussion on sexiness within the blues dance culture, how others scenes perceive it, what...
Hey guys, we're starting the podcast up again with Season 2. This time instead of doing instructor interviews, we're changing the format to talk about blues dancing culture in its current form.
In this first episode of Blues Dance World Podcast we wanted to give an introduction to all of us, how we met, and how we got into blues dancing. Later we discuss our favorite moments of BluesSHOUT 2016 and Blues Experiment. We conclude with events that are happening this month in the...
BluesSHOUT! 2016 has been an amazing event, there were so many great moments that I have to honor them with GIF's.
#10 Humble Appreciation
#9 Badass Choreo
#8 Forrest's "If you want to keep me happy" moment
#7 Paul's "Whats Up?" turn
#6 Paul giving up the Solo Cutting Crown to Rachel Stirling
#5 Aaron and Youngdon's Bro Moment
#4 Nicole and Tim's consent Blarial
#3 Laura and Damon Dip X up Moment
#2 Jennifer Sowden and Dexter Santos' come hither...
Photo by Noah Nethero
This past weekend I had the privilege of attending Rose City Blues in Portland Oregon. It was a bit of a surprise since up until the Monday before the event I did not think I would be able to make it. My pass of choice was FOR DANCE S ONLY the dance only one. I like staying up late dancing, but being able to sleep in, so I have stopped attending many of the workshops during weekends such as this. I did however get to sit in on several of them and was very impressed with what I saw. The dynamic teaching duos of Amanda Gruhl and Chris Mayer and Ruby Red and Ted Maddry were not only engaging...