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Monday, July 24, 2017

IBSC 60 Jimmy Pryor and the Bad Boys of the Blues, Woody Update!

Big show!   Jimmy Pryor with the Bad Boys of the Blues!!!   Live, at the Fred Maytag bowl in Newton Iowa, at the Bowlful of Blues put on by the South Skunk Blues Society.  Jimmy is joined by Tom Gary, Jon East, Scott Cochran, and Brian Connett.  Jeff Hart introduces the band, and Don Erickson is the closing announcer.  The show was originally produced by Phill Mass, and later made to podcast by Tom Gary.  Please like, share, subscribe, and  listen!!!!!  Thanks!!!


IBSC 60 Jimmy Pryor and the Bad Boys of the Blues, Woody Update!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Thanks for the emails

Thanks for the emails.  I obviously need to check my hotmail more often:-)   Just for promoters please read this!  I don't do reviews.  I haven't reviewed a band in years.  If you want to be on the show you can contact me at bluesman2001@hotmail.com   I prefer to talk to the artists and not third parties.  Thanks!
Tom Gary
Blues Historian

IBSC 59 Oliver Riley and the Blues Notions

Tonight its the amazing Oliver Riley and the Blues Notions from circa 1988.  Oliver was one of the best blues guitarist and vocals to come out of Kansas City, that unfortunately no one knows about.   Oliver played on the edge and legend has it that they actually won the international blues challenge in Memphis, but were penalized for going over the time limit!   The band was led by Oliver Riley and Wayne Smith, with Greg Mays, Billy Thomas and Dave Creighton.

Tonights show was originally recorded at Holly Hill, and produced for podcast by Tom Gary.



IBSC 59 Oliver Riley and the Blues Notions

Sunday, July 9, 2017

IBSC 58 John Wood, LIving Stones, John Lukehart, and Tina Hass Finley

Another cool show!  Starts off with Where in the World is Woody featuring John Woody Wood, then the Living Stones.  Followed by John Lukehart. Then the show ends with Tina Haas Finley and the worlds most dangerous blues jam.  The show was originally recorded in October of 2003.  It was produced by Jay Taylor and Tom Gary.  Director of bands was Jono Smith, with John Lee Eagan, Frank Strong, Rick Mosqueda, and Don Brown.  Please subscribe, like, listen, and share to as many people as you can.  You can find us on Podbean, ITunes, Google Play, Player FM, Blubrry, and Tunein Radio!!   Thanks!!!


IBSC 58 John Wood, LIving Stones, John Lukehart, and Tina Hass Finley

Sunday, July 2, 2017

IBSC 57 Jimmy Shieffer, Frank Strong, Roy Cashman, and Randy Burke

Tonight is a jam packed show from October of 2003 featuring Jimmy Shieffer, Frank Strong, Roy Cashman, and Randy Burke, with Jared Hall and Dave Andrews.

The show was produced by Jay Taylor and Tom Gary.  Jono Smith was director of bands, with John Lee Eagan, Frank Strong, Rick Mo and Don Brown.  Please subscribe to the Iowa Blues Showcase on Podbean, ITunes, or Google Play.  Thanks!!!!!




IBSC 57 Jimmy Shieffer, Frank Strong, Roy Cashman, and Randy Burke

Sunday, June 25, 2017

IBSC 56 Jimmy Pryor, John Woody Wood, Jon East, and Clarence Key. Hull Ave May-June 1999

Another great show tonight as we go back in time with the Doctor in his Tartus (yes a Doctor Who reference:-)  to the Hull Ave circa 1999 to listen to Jimmy Pryor and the Bad Boys of the Blues as they put on the Sunday Night Blues Showcase.  Tonights show stars John Woody Wood, Jimmy Pryor and John East with a guest performance by Clarence Key Jr.  The house band was Scott Long, Tom Gary, John Wood, and Jim Farr.  Also a special performance by Jeff Ward on Trumpet.





IBSC 56 Jimmy Pryor, John Woody Wood, Jon East, and Clarence Key. Hull Ave May-June 1999

Sunday, June 18, 2017

IBSC 55 Blue Notions, Big Bob Schnebelen, John Paul Drum. The Roxy on a Sunday Night 1991

Tonight is a cool show.  I recorded this on an open reel tape machine back in 1991, and at some point transferred part of it to cassette tape.  This was the Jam session at the Roxy Bar and Grill in Overland Park Kansas.  The best of KC blues came out and played that jam.  It was a lot of fun.  This show features the Blues Notions with Tom Trashmouth Baker on Vocal, Carl Angur on Guitar, Wayne Smith on Bass, not sure who was the drummer, and the Professor on Organ.  After the Blue Notions is an unidentified band, not sure who it is.  They are singing BlackJack blues, but I don't think it is Big Bob Schnebelen who I remember doing that song.  After that, it is Big Bob, with John Paul Drum on Harp, and yours truly on B3.  Great show!  Enjoy!!!




IBSC 55 Blue Notions, Big Bob Schnebelen, John Paul Drum. The Roxy on a Sunday Night 1991

Sunday, June 11, 2017

IBSC 54 Gary Smith, Clover Buckingham, And Steve Geroge

Tonights show from September of 2003,  stars Gary Smith, Clover Buckingham, and Steve George.  it was produced by Jay Taylor and Tom Gary.  Director of bands was Jono Smith, with John Lee Eagan, Don Brown and Rick Mosqueda.  Please support the blues by sharing the show with your friends and family!  Thanks!!!

 IBSC 54 Gary Smith, Clover Buckingham, And Steve Geroge

Monday, June 5, 2017

Blues Beatles - A Hard Days Night (Live) 2017



I have talked a lot about the Blues Beatles on the podcast.  While I can't play them on the podcast, I can post their video here!   You would think that blues and Beatles wouldn't work, but obviously it does!  Of course, if you think about it how much the Beatles were influenced by R&B and early rock and roll, it makes sense that you can bluesify the Beatles:-)

Sunday, June 4, 2017

UPDATE

  I hope to start adding more content to the blog.  I have made this promise so many times, but this time perhaps I mean it!  :-)   Granted the podcasts are a lot of content themselves, and many people like the history of Iowa blues, and the players, so it is in the podcast.  However, I also know people like reading and seeing videos too.  So I will try to be more up to date with stuff.  I Hope:-)

IBSC 53 James Bein, and Tina Haas Finley.

tonights show is the September 2003 Iowa Blues showcase.  It was the first show of season four.  It stars James Beihn, and Tina Haas Finley.  It also features the segment where in the world is Woody.  The show was produced by Jay Taylor and Tom Gary.  Director of bands was Jono Smith with guest announcer Ben Williams.  The worlds most dangerous house band was John Lee Eagan, Rick Mosqueda and Don Brown.

IBSC 53 James Bein, and Tina Haas Finley.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

IBSC 52 Memorial Day Podcast. Remembering past blues performers.

Tonights show is dedicated to the memory of regional and local blues performers who have passed on.  John Woody Wood, Dan Doran, Jimmy Pryor, Ron Hill, Jeff Stratton, Gary Smith, Rick Shultz, Clover Buckingham, Louis McTizic, Frenchy Campbell, Ethaline Wright,  and Chicago Rick Lussie



The show was produced by Lee Bell, Jay Taylor, Phill Maas, and Tom Gary.

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IBSC 52 Memorial Day Podcast. Remembering past blues performers.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

IBSC 51 Alien Corn Middle of Nowhere

Tonights show is Alien Corn and their CD The Middle of Nowhere.  It is a great mix of rock and blues.  It features director of bands of the IBSC, Jono Smith,  the former director of bands John Woody Wood, the amazing John Dale, and the former drummer of IBSC Dave Andrews.  Make sure to check the description for all the great players who played on this CD from 1998. (including me! on Des Moines Iowa Blues part 1!!)   Make sure to like, subscribe and share!!!!




IBSC 51 Alien Corn Middle of Nowhere

Sunday, May 14, 2017

IBSC 50 Brandon Dennis, Andy Coats, Tom Gary Blues Band

Sunday Funday,  Brandon Dennis returns!!!  Well, actually this was the second time he showed up by in 2003:-)  Brandon was a Sophomore at Ankeny High School, and he brought his friend Skyler who was  a Freshman drummer, and the rest is history.  For a couple of high school students they did outstanding.  Also on the show is delta bluesman Andy Coats from North Carolina.  Plus Frank Strong and Des Moines on $50.   Was a great show!



The show was produced by Jay Taylor, and Tom Gary.  Director of Bands Jono Smith, with John Lee Eagan, Frank Strong, Dave Andrews, Rick Mosqueda, and Don Brown.  This is the last show of Season 3.  Now all of Season three is available for download on Podbean.  Thanks!

IBSC 50 Brandon Dennis, Andy Coats, Tom Gary Blues Band

Sunday, May 7, 2017

IBSC 49 Jody Bodley, Dewey Cantrell, and Trouble in Mind

Another great show.  From 3-29-2003 featuring Jodi Bodley, Dewey Cantrell, and Trouble in Mind.  The show was produced by Jay Taylor and Tom Gary.  Director of bands was Jono Smith with John Lee Eagan, Dave Andrews, Rick Mosqueda,  Don Brown, and Frank Strong.  Please subscribe, like, and share.

IBSC 49 Jody Bodley, Dewey Cantrell, and Trouble in Mind

Sunday, April 30, 2017

IBSC 48 Curry Harter, Rob Lumbard, and Lightning Red.

Newest podcast.  all technical issues solved!   Tonights show features Curry Harter, Rob Lumbard, and Lightning Red.  Cool acoustic blues for you!

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IBSC 48 Curry Harter, Rob Lumbard, and Lightning Red.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

IBSC 47 Roy Cashman, John Lukehart, and Sherry Lueders

Tonights show was originally aired March 3-22-2003.  It is the second part of the show.  It stars Roy Cashman, John Lukehart, and Sherry Lueders.  The show was produced by Jay Taylor, and Tom Gary.  Director of bands was Jono Smith, with John Lee Eagan, Dave Andrews, Rick Mosqueda, Frank Strong, and Don Brown.



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IBSC 47 Roy Cashman, John Lukehart, and Sherry Lueders

Sunday, April 16, 2017

IBSC 46 Tina Haas Finley, James Bein, 3-22-2003 IBSC

Tonights show was originally recorded on March 22 2003.  It featured Tina Haas Finley, and James Bein, It was produced by Jay Taylor, and Tom Gary.  Director of bands was Jono Smith, with Frank Strong, John Lee Eagan, Dave Andrews, Rick Mo, and Don Brown.   Please like, share, and subscribe.



IBSC 46 Tina Haas Finley, James Bein, 3-22-2003 IBSC