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Sunday, March 19, 2017

IBSC 42 Too Hot Tamales, and Frank Strong

Howdy!!!!   New showcase for you to listen to.  This is the 3-15-2003 Iowa Blues Showcase.  It features Too Hot Tamales, which had Sherry Chappell, Clover Buckingham, and Rick Shultz.  Frank Does Des Moines on $50 and then he is our second guest!!!!   Comedy and blues all for the price of free!!!!!!



IBSC 42 Too Hot Tamales, and Frank Strong



Sunday, March 12, 2017

IBSC 41 Local and Regional Blues

Tonights show is jammed pack with regional and local blues from the midwest.  The show features the Soul Searchers, The Bad Boys of the Blues, John Paul and the HellHounds, the Blue Band, Rob Lumbard, Big Daddy Dennis Kain, Fat Tuesday and the Grease Fire Horns featuring Jimmy Pryor, JC Anderson, John Lukehart, Jono Smith, and Madam Jules.  That's a lot of blues!!!  Remember to like, share, and subscribe!!!!



IBSC 41 Local and Regional Blues





Sunday, March 5, 2017

IBSC 40 Hull Ave Jam March/April 1999

Tonights show is from the Way, Wayback machine!    This is the original Hull Ave jam session from either late March, or early April of 1999!!!  The show features the Bad Boys of the Blues starring Jimmy Pryor, with Tom Gary, Scott Long, John Wood, Jim Farr, and their special guests Tony Rivera, Bryn Onmie, and Rick Shultz.



The show was produced and recorded by Tom Gary.

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IBSC 40 Hull Ave Jam March/April 1999

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Iowa Blues Showcase 39

tonights show is the second part of the 3-8-2003 showcase.  It stared Heather West, and Steve George, with a special appearance by Frank Strong!   The show was produced by Jay Taylor and Tom Gary.  Director of bands was Jono Smith, with John Lee Eagan, Dave Andrews, Rick Mosqueda, and Don Brown.

As always you can download on Itunes, Google Play, and podbean, plus many different podcast download sites!!!!

Enjoy!!!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Iowa Blues Showcase 38

THANK YOU!!!!  Everyone who has listen to the show while browsing the site!!!   Please download, share, and like!!!!  tonights show is from March 8 2003 and featured CC Stewart, and Gary Smith with an appearance by Frank Strong doing Des Moines on $50.

The show was produced by Jay Taylor, and Tom Gary.   Director of Bands Was Jono Smith with Frank Strong, John Lee Eagan, Dave Andrews, Rick Mosqueda, and Don Brown.  Thanks!!!!!!!



 Iowa Blues Showcase 38

Monday, February 13, 2017

IBSC 37 Best of Season 5 Part 2

We continue with the best of Season 5 of the Iowa Blues Showcase.  Tonights guest are Bridget Thompson, Tina Haas Finley, Sadona Cochrane, Matt Woods, Big Daddy Dennis Kain, Bob Dorr and Jeff Peterson (Blue Two) Brandon Dennis, Bob Pace, and the Bad Boys of the Blues.

Thanks to every one who made the show possible especially Grand View University, and the Viking Swing Club.



The show was produced by Doug Trammell, and Tom Gary.  Director of bands was Jono Smith, with Dave Andrews, John Kranz, Rick Mosqueda, on drums, and John Lee Eagan, Emeal Myles, the Border Cat, and Brian Peirson on Bass, and Johnny Moe on Trumpet.

RIP Jeff Stratton

IBSC 37 Best of Season 5 Part 2

Sunday, February 5, 2017

IBSC 36 Jimmy Pryor live at the PInes 1967

Tonights show was originally recorded by Jimmy Pryor on a open reel tape machine in 1967 live at the Pines.   It was a supper club located just north of the city limits of Des Moines.   In 2000 it was remastered to digital by Lee Bell, or Wolfer sound.  On tonights show are Jimmy Pryor on guitar and vocal, Walter Akiss on Saxophone, Carl Burse on Bass Guitar, and Robert Cox on Drums.  IBSC 36 Jimmy Pryor live at the PInes 1967

Sunday, January 29, 2017

IBSC 35 Best of Season 5

tonights show is the best of Season 5 part one.  it includes Steve George, Dewey Cantrell, Clarence Key Jr, Curry Harter, Big Al Daughtery, Tom Buckmiller, Harlan Thomas, John Lukehart, and the Backstage Boogie Band.



Next week is the 100th birthday of Jimmy Pryor!!!!!  Be sure to listen!!! part two will follow the week after.  Please download, subscribe, like, and share!!!!  thanks!!!



IBSC 35 Best of Season 5





Sunday, January 1, 2017

Iowa Blues Showcase 34

Iowa Blues Showcase 34
Tonights show stars Brandon Dennis with Jesse Moore, Dewey Cantrell, and Big Al Daughtery.  The show was produced by Doug Trammell, and Tom Gary. Director of bands was Jono Smith, with the Border Cat, and Brian Pierson on Bass, and John Krantz on Drums.   Please like, share, and subscribe!!!! Thanks and Happy New Year!!!

Friday, December 30, 2016

IBSC 33 Happy New Year!!!

IBSC 33 Happy New Year!!!

(IF YOU WANT THE SHOW TO CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR WITH YOU MIDNIGHT HAPPENS AT 45MIN MARK)   Happy New Year from the Blues Historian and the Iowa Blues Showcase!!   This is a special NYE show from 2002-3.  It is the Iowa Blues Showcase Just before season 3.  We were part of Bob Dorr's Happy Blues Year celebration that took up two venues, both the Hotel Fort Des Moines and the Raccoon River Brewery.  The show starred Jimmy Pryor, Chicago Rick Lussie, Steve George and Gene Jackson.  With special guests Rob Lumbard on harmonica, Heath Pachshull and Gary King on Sax, and possibly Bob Dorr on drums, or harmonica, and Bryce Janey on guitar.   It was a three ring circus!!!   Hope all is well with you and that 2017 has to be better than 2016 right!!!?????!?!?!   YIKES!!!!!!!!!    ENJOY SHARE SUBSCRIBE THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas from the Iowa Blues Showcase

The old blues professor wants to wish you a Merry Christmas with our special Christmas podcast.  It features Bob Dorr, Rob Lumbard Max Wellman, Tina haas Finley, John Evans, Jono Smith, Tom Gary, and Brian Holtz.  It is a great show of awesome Christmas music!   You can listen here or go to Itunes, Google Play, or any fine podcast download sites.  Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at the Blues Historian!!!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

iowa Blues Showcase 31

Hi kids, regardless of Russian spammers slowing down the blog, we are still here and still pushing the blues.  Please listen to our latest show either here, or at Podbean, Itunes, Google Play, or any fine podcast downloading sites.  Tonights show stars Sadona Cochran, and Tom Buckmiller.  IT was produced by Doug Trammell, and Tom Gary.  Director of bands was Jono Smith, with the Boarder cat on bass, and John Krantz on Drums.   This was the first hour of our last live show recorded 12-11-2003 at the Speed Lyceum in Grand View University.   Please subscribe, like, and listen!!!



iowa Blues Showcase 31



Sunday, December 4, 2016

Iowa Blues Showcase 29

Our newest show!  Recorded November 27th 2016!!!  Stars Iowa blues hall of famer Harlan Thomas, and acoustic bluesman Matt Woods.  With a special guest appearance by Big Al Daughtery.  The show was produced by Doug Trammell, and Tom Gary.  Director of bands was Jono Smith, with Emeal Myles, and John Krantz.  Our next LIVE show is next Sunday at Grand View University at the Speed Lyceum in the Student Center.  This is the last live show of the season. don't miss it!!!!





As always listen here, or down load up above on ITunes.  Thanks!!!!



Iowa Blues Showcase 29

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Iowa Blues Showcase 28

Yup its early.  Happy Thanksgiving.  I have a busy weekend tomorrow night I will be at Eastside Eddies in Des Moines Iowa, and Sunday night is the big show where we are recording episodes 29 and 30 unless the gremlins return again:-)    Sunday live show is at Grand View University in the Speed Lyceum in the student center.  Tape runs at 7pm.  Our guest for that show are Bob Pace, Tina Haas Finley, Clarence Key Jr.  Mat Woods Harlan Thomas, and Kent Burnside.



Tonights show is Larry "Red" Stoltenburg, and Tom Gary and Don Brown. With a special guest appearance by Kyle Dean Patton.  The show was produced by Jay Taylor and Tom Gary,  With Jono Smith as director of bands.  Featured performers were John Lee Eagan,  Dave Andrews, Rick Mosqueda, Frank Strong, and Don Brown.



As always click the link below or at the right of the page.  for ITunes click the link at the top of the page.  Iowa Blues Showcase 28



Sunday, November 20, 2016

Iowa Blues Showcase 27

Tonights show Rocks!!!   Big Daddy Dennis Kain, and Des Moines Jazz and Blues Diva Tina Haas Finley star, with Frank Strong doing Des Moines on $50.  Just a reminder that next sunday is the Big Show with Bob Pace, Matt Woods, james Bein, Harlan Thomas, Tina Haas Finley, and Kent Burnside   Plus its FREE!!!!   you can catch our new show at 7pm at Grand View University in the Speed Lyceum in the Student Center.  This is in Des Moines Iowa!  Hope to see ya all there



As always you can listen on Podbean by clicking below or to the right ------------->  or you can listen on Itunes by going to the link at the top of the page.



Thanks

Iowa Blues Showcase 27

Saturday, November 5, 2016

podcast 25 Iowa Blues Showcase

Yup it really was Gremlins, wasn't joking in the open.  Tonights show stars the Bad Boys of the Blues, Curry Harter, Steven E George, and Dennis Kain.  The show was produced by Doug Trammell, and Tom Gary.  Director of bands Jono Smith with Emeal Myles, Johnny Luna, and John Kranz.

As always you can listen below on the podbean player, or check out the archive to the right on the big player.  You can also join us on Itunes by clicking the link at the top of the page.  Thanks

Saturday, October 29, 2016

IBSC 24 Raccoon River Delta Blues Boys

Tonights show features the Raccoon River Delta Blues Boys from around 2006.  Originally recorded in Otho Iowa at Juniors Motel, under the direction of Kurt Kaufmann.  The boys were Dennis Kain on guitar and vocal, Tom Gary on piano and vocal, and Jeff Baker on bass guitar.  As always click the link below to play the show on podbean, or the large player -------->   or you can click the link at the top of the blog to go to ITunes. Thanks!!!





IBSC 24 Raccoon River Delta Blues Boys

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Iowa Blues Showcase 23

Part two of the 2-22-2003 blues showcase.  Iowa Blues Showcase 23 stars Andy Coats, Gary Smith and Clover Buckingham.  engineered by Jay Taylor, produced by Jay Taylor and Tom Gary, director of bands Jono Smith, with John Lee Eagan, Dave Andrews, Rick Mosqueda, and Don Brown.



This show included an Update on Ronn Hill who passed away in 2008 in Chicago



click the link above or use the player over ----------->   Also for Itune click on the link above.