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Mulligan Stew April 9th 2022- R&B Royalty in the House. Duke Robillard guests on The Stew

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He may have lost count but Duke “thinks” it’s his 37th album.

Judging from the reaction to They Called it Rhythm and Blues it may be his biggest hit yet.
Exec Produced by Holger Petersen. On Stony Plain Records
Right after the dark years of WW2 The World needed a spiritual lift. For 10 short years, It took the shape and sound of Jump Blues. It lead directly into mid-50s rock and roll. Spirits were lifted.
77 years later along comes to The Duke Robillard Band bringing joyous Jump Blues, again to lift spirits following two years of the pandemic.
For Duke – this music is exactly where he lives. Loves it, collects it, and brings the Joy of it.
Saturday night we’re going to Jump,  People!
Complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast after The Stew.

EP 201 | Valerie June

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“Call Me a Fool” is up for best American roots song because there’s no category for most transcendent modern soul ballad that feels like foundational gospel. For people who love Motown and the Alabama Shakes, Adele and Al Green, there’s Valerie June. For anyone who loves music, there’s Valerie June.

Boston Herald

There’s only one Valerie June.

 Vocally, emotionally, mentally and  creatively  Tennessee’s Valerie June completely stands out in an artistic world filled with stunning sameness.

In her career and creative decisions, she  shows a respect for those who came before her.  We talk about Mavis Staples who Valerie June calls Saint Mavis and Memphis legend Carla Thomas  her partner on the Grammy nominated Call me a Fool.

She’s on a busy tour now. Using everything from a 13 piece orchestra to herself and a bassist.

Valerie June’s latest album is The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers..

Also watch out for a new single Use Me.

Greatness.

 

 

Mulligan Stew April 2nd 2022- Special Guest Valerie June

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It’s the first Stew of April 2022.

Let’s set the table.

The very special interview guest to finish off the show is Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/visionary Valerie June.

A Tennessee singer who mixes blues, gospel, and very modern soul.

Her latest album release is The Moon and Stars.

She and Carla Thomas are nominated in Best American Roots Song category at the  Grammy Awards   Sunday night, for Call me a Fool.

We wish her good Karma.

 

I love this quote from the Boston Herald

Call Me a Fool” is up for best American roots song because there’s no category for most transcendent modern soul ballad that feels like foundational gospel. For people who love Motown and the Alabama Shakes, Adele and Al Green, there’s Valerie June. For anyone who loves music, there’s Valerie June.

Check out the Playlist!

  • Neville Brothers
  • Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Tower of Power
  • Ray Charles
  • Foo Fighters
  • Colin James
  • Mike Campbell and the dirty knobs

Live Tracks from

James Brown, Sheryl Crow and Joe Walsh, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, and David Lindley, The Eagles, The Rolling Stones at the El Mocambo. Steely Dan. Nathaniel Rateleff and the Night Sweats.

Have a great Saturday and an outstanding April –  Spring Fundraiser on Now!  donate as a family..or for the kids!

Thank You

-TDM

PLAYLIST:

Sister Rosa the neville bros yellow moon
black cow (live) steely dan NE corridor Live
love’s train bruno mars and anderson paak an evening with silk sonic
made up mind bonnie raitt just like that
www.coyotesbanff.com Coming UP – Live with Rateleff at Red Rocks and Stones at El Mo
having a party (live) nathaniel rateleff and the night sweats (Pres. Hall Jazz band) Live at red rocks
its only rock and roll (live) The rolling stones live at the el mocambo
the tulsa shuffle the tractors the tractors
mulligan stew – tdmulligan special guest Grammy nominee valerie june www.mulliganstew.ca
take it easy (live) jackson browne. david lindley. en vivo con tino love is strange
take it easy (live) the eagles eagles live
still the good old days (live) sheryl crow (joe walsh) live at the Ryman
steamroller blues (live) james taylor one man band
This is mulligan stew – ckua radio www.mulliganstew.ca
times like these (acoustic) foo fighters 20225
electric gypsy mike campbell and the dirty knobs single
have mercy colin james national steel
squib cakes tower of power back to oakland
what’d I say (parts 1 & 2) ray charles something to believe in
there was a time (live) james brown and the famous flames live at the apollo
mulligan stew – tdmulligan www.mulliganstew.ca
valerie june interview complete interview on mulligan stew podcast
Use me Valerie June The Moon and Stars = new single
valerie june interview complete interview on mulligan stew podcast
smile Valerie June the moon and stars – deluxe
valerie june interview www.mulliganstew.ca
why the bright stars glow (acoustic) valerie june and mavis staples the moon and stars – deluxe
valerie june interview complete interview on mulligan stew podcast
call me a fool valerie june and carla thomas the moon and stars – deluxe

 

EP 200 | Joni Mitchell From The Archives

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Episode #200 – it’s a blur but I think captures what the times were like during a pandemic. The role that music played in getting people through.

Joni and I shared a band house in Regina. For 10 days.  Maybe 1966.

Then we reconnected when I hosted the first Greenpeace concert that Joni headlined in Vancouver. We would cross paths much later at The Last Waltz.

Joni Mitchell – MuchMusic Interview from Nathan Delphini on Vimeo.

This is a video interview I can’t remember doing. I also had forgotten the Greenpeace concert for some bizarre reason.

She talks about  The Last Waltz, being incorrectly painted as a Canadian ex-pat in LA,  the effect her songs have on people, the changing of “the old guard” at the Last Waltz, and how she wasn’t ready to retire.

We cover a lot of subjects and her music history.

How she calls her songs “her babies” and that it’s part of female nurturing

She waxes about Dylan, Steely Dan and answers the question do we know her as well as we think we do? Joni speaks out strongly on Indian rights!!

Backstage at Los Angeles Fashion Week FW/19 Powered by Art Hearts Fashion at The Majestic Downtown on March 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Neither one of us mention an album or name a song.  So I’m not exactly sure when this was recorded. But I’m thinking 1982???

I mention she’s on a speaking tour and Joni talks about organizing a date with  Sting,  Peter Gabriel, Bryan Adams that speaks of The Human Rights Concerts (Live in New Jersey). That first concert was in 1986..so let’s call this interview mid-80s.

The time of

82’s Wild Things Run Fast

86’s Dog Eat Dog

88’s Chalk mark in a rainstorm

Being influenced by Steely Dan, Thomas Dolby, Willie Nelson, and Peter Gabriel.

It’s the perfect interview to celebrate Podcast 200.

(Thank You Elliott Garnier and Corey Wood for getting me there)

God Bless Joni Mitchell

Mulligan Stew March 26th 2022- Special Guest Joni Mitchell

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Hello all –

Made a move from Nanoose Bay to Mill Bay. Still Vancouver island. Much closer to Leeroy!

During packing, I discovered a Joni Mitchell video from my MuchWest days. It’s a combination of clips from an interview I can’t even remember.

Joni Mitchell – MuchMusic Interview from Nathan Delphini on Vimeo.

But it’s filled with great quotes from Joni. I sound like I’ve inhaled helium.

Joni and I shared a band house in Regina. For 10 days.  Maybe 1966.

Then I hosted the first Greenpeace concert that Joni headlined in Vancouver. We would cross paths later at The Last Waltz.

This Saturday we’ll feature about 5 minutes of Joni clips with three tracks. She talks about  The Last Waltz, being incorrectly painted as a Canadian ex-pat in LA and the effect her songs have on people, and what that means to her.

Joni is also the guest on the Mulligan Stew Podcast Episode #200

That is the complete 15:00 interview.

Backstage at Los Angeles Fashion Week FW/19 Powered by Art Hearts Fashion at The Majestic Downtown on March 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

We cover a lot of subjects and her music history.

Neither one of us mention an album or names a song.  So I’m not exactly sure when this was recorded. But I’m thinking 1982???

I mention she’s on a speaking tour and Joni talks about organizing a date with  Sting,  Peter Gabriel, Bryan Adams. That speaks of The Human Rights Concerts (Live in New Jersey). That first concert was in 1986..so let’s call this interview mid-80s.

82’s Wild Things Run Fast

86’s Dog Eat Dog

88’s Chalk mark in a rainstorm

Being influenced by Steely Dan, Thomas Dolby, Willie Nelson, and Peter Gabriel.

It’s the perfect interview to celebrate Podcast 200.

(Thank You Elliott Garnier and Corey Wood for getting me there)

 

 

PLAYLIST:

Mulligan Stew – 2022 Special Guest – Joni Mitchell
singing the blues ruthie foster and meshell andegeocello single
what in the world the bros. landreth single
no place to go duke robillard and john hammond they called it r&b
who’s foolin’ who ann vriend everybody matters
when I wrote the book rockpile seconds of pleasure
Special guest – Joni Mitchell www.mulliganstew.ca NEXT – The Stones
Living in a ghost town The Rolling Stones single
riding with the king john hiatt Y’all caught?
www.river-cafe.com www.deanehouse.com
heard it through the grapevine marvin gaye hitsville
it’s all over now the dirty dozen brass band & dr. john voodoo
mystery dance elvis costello less than zero
Coming up – Guest interview with Joni Mitchell www.mulliganstew.ca
use me valerie june the moon and stars
this is hip ry cooder and john lee hooker mr lucky
run through the jungle john fogerty long road home
everyday people sly and the family stone stand
www.mulliganstew.ca Joni Mitchell interview shortly
love and mercy brian wilson I wasn’t made for these times
www.mulliganstew.ca NEXT – JONI MITCHELL
The Joni Mitchell Interview with TDMulligan
shadows and light (live) The Band and Joni Mitchell The Last Waltz
The Joni Mitchell Interview complete interview on mulliganstew podcast
carey Joni Mitchell Blue
Joni Mitchell interview complete interview on mulliganstew podcast
number one (live) Joni Mitchell Releasaed – The human rights concerts
dear Prudence (live) The reconstruction and jerry garcia Very best
lunatic fringe tom cochrane songs of a circling spirit
senor blues taj mahal senor blues
Mulligan Stew – 2022 complete Joni interview on mulligan stew podcast
pony leon bridges single
you caint always get what you want (live) The rolling stones Live

 

Mulligan Stew March 19th 2022-Birthday and music history  tracks

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Two solid hours of handpicked Saturday night music

Birthday and music history  tracks from

Sam Lay

Jimmy Vaughn (twice)

The Temptations – first album released 64

Eric Clapton lost his son Conner 1991 writes Tears in Heaven

Janis Joplin #1 (finally) 1971 with Me and Bobby McGee (months after her death)

Also want to celebrate an album that’s been somewhat forgotten.  John Hammonds Wicked GrinProduced and co-written by Tom Waits.

Made through the power and leadership of their wives who held the boys feet to the fire. Glad they did. Huge tracks

NEW music from

Ann Vriend

Matt Anderson

Bonnie Raitt

William Prince and Serena Ryder

Plus

Aretha

Impressions

Led Zeppelin

Sting

Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell at The Last Waltz

Tom Cochrane from bare

Thunder Road – Live at Madison Square with Bruce and the E Street Band

We finish with Jimi…

If you have a music suggestion – let us know what song and why?

tmulligan@ckua.com

@tdmulligan

PLAYLIST:

The Stew for you – with TDMulligan www.mulliganstew.ca
got my mojo working Paul Butterfield Blues Band (Sam Lay) Paul Butterfield
Never loved a man (live) Aretha Franklin Aretha’s Blues
The way you do the things you do The Temptations Meet the Temptations
Talking about my baby The Impressions Greatest Hits
Every breath you take (Live) Sting Still be love in the World
Stop breakin down Jeff Healy Band Cover to Cover
www.mulliganstew.ca Coming up Wm Prince and Serena Ryder
sing me a song William Prince and Serena Ryder single
See this through Matt Anderson House to House
www.deanehouse.com www.river-café.com
Big black Mariah John Hammond (Tom Waits) Wicked Grin
The 219 John Hammond (Tom Waits) Wicked Grin
Who’s foolin who? Ann Vriend Everybody Matters
Caravan (live) The Band (Van Morrison) The Last Waltz
TDMulligan Mulligan Stew CKUA Radio Year 26
when will I be loved Everly Brothers Best of
Long time gone Bill Joe and Norah Jones Foreverly
This is Mulligan Stew Hour Two starts with Jimmy . Janis. Clapton..Led Zeppelin Joni
Don’t cha know Jimmy Vaughn Strange Pleasure
Me and Bobby McGee Janis Joplin Pearl
Six strings down Jimmy Vaughn Strange Pleasure
St Judy’s Comet Paul Simon Rhymin Simon
Tears in Heaven (live) Eric Clapton MTV Unplugged
www.mulliganstew.ca Podcast Number 200 next week – Joni Mitchell
Ten years gone Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
Life is a highway Tom Cochrane Bare
Made up mind Bonnie Raitt Just like that
Mulligan Stew Podcast Next Week #200 Joni Mitchill
Coyote (live) The Band ( Joni Mitchell) The Last Waltz
wth my own two hands Ben Harper Diamonds on the inside
Thunder Road (live) Bruce Springsteen & E Street band No Nukes – MS Garden NYC
Thank you all – www.mulliganstew.ca
Hey Joe Jimi Hendrix Are you experienced?

EP 199 | Shawn Edwards – 2022 Critics Choice Awards

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Shawn Edwards.

Film Critic. Entertainment Journalist. (WDAS Kansas City).  Creator. Producer. On the board of the Critics Choice Assn in LA.

Producer of A Celebration of Black Cinema. Currently shaping The Black Movie Hall of Fame in Kansas City.

Shawn returns to share a recap of the 2022 Critics Choice Awards last Sunday (in LA and London)

How those winning might affect The Oscars.

Plus The Super Awards winners.

We deep dive into

The Power of the Dog

King Richard

Tammy Faye

Jane Campion – Director

Halle Berry

Ted Lasso

We welcome back to the MulliganStew Podcast #199  Shawn Edwards.

NEXT WEEK – Joni Mitchell

EP 198 | Remembering Solomon Burke- Never before played interview

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Moving is never “fun” but along the way (if you’re lucky) you find little treasures.

During our latest move, I found boxes and cases with interviews.

It got me to thinking – where is that Solomon Burke Interview?

We had talked at the Edmonton Folk Festival several years earlier and in 2010 when he was releasing a new album Nothing’s Impossible.

Produced by Willie Mitchell in Memphis. Same Studio, producer, musicians as Rev Al Green!

We had a great chat and off he went – passing away weeks later as he passed through Amsterdam’s airport.

I simply couldn’t find the heart to go back and listen to the interview. Every time I heard the first words I started to tear up.

So. I walked away from the interview thinking the day will come when I can deal with it.

Well, today’s the day.

Solomon Burke was asked in an interview “are you a gospel/church singer or a blues singer?”..Solomon’s reply was “I’m a soul singer”

He was the first artist to use the phrase.

The man was a preacher, singer, writer, mortician!  When it came to the music business he was not to be messed with.

If you get a chance check out his life story. It’s a wild ride.

Solomon Burke by-the-numbers

Performed 55 years. 38 studio albums. 17 record labels. Grammy winner. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 17 million albums sold.  In 2008 was #89 of Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 greatest singers of all time.

AND Father 21 children and Grandfather of 90 Grandkids.

 

Mulligan Stew March 12th 2022- Moving songs!

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Except for one last trip up island, we’re now the Mulligans of Mill Bay.

Now that the studio is put together, here’s the first 30 minutes…

All moving songs.   Dedicated to the crew who lugged and those who helped put the studio back together

Gone Gone Gone  Robert Plant/Alison Krauss

Got to move – Fleetwood Mac

She’s about a mover – Doug Sahm

Movin’ – Howlin’ Wolf

Move it on over – Willie Nelson

Moving Day – John Mann

Might have made your move too soon – Ry Cooder

 

What would you have played?

 

New tracks from

Bonnie Raitt – doing a Landreth Bros song

Dominique Fils-Aime

The Tulsa Shuffle from The Tractors – a burner

Mike Campbell – solo album from The Heartbreaker

Corb Lund – Tom Russell’s Blue Wing

Duke Robillard

Matt Anderson

And most of side two of Abbey Road. From Sun King to The End.  Da Beatles!!

 

Anyone need some boxes??

 

-TDM

 

PLAYLIST:

The Stew March 12 2022 The Stew On the Move
Gone Gone Gone Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Raise the roof
Got to move Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac
She’s about a mover Doug Sahm Doug Sahm
www.mulliganstew.ca coming UP Howlin Wolf. Willie Nelson. Ry Cooder
Movin’ Howling Wolf The Backdoor Wolf
Move it on over Willie Nelson Best of
Moving Day John Mann The Waiting Room
Might have made your move too soon Ry Cooder Borderline
This is The Stew – mulliganstew.ca with TDMulligan
Go get it Dominique Fils – Aime single
Made up mind Bonnie Raitt single
Sun King The Beatles Abbey Road
Mean Mr Mustard The Beatles Abbey Road
Polythene Pam The Beatles Abbey Road
she came in through the bathroom window The Beatles Abbey Road
Golden Slumbers The Beatles Abbey Road
Carry that weight The Beatles Abbey Road
The End The Beatles Abbey Road
The Tulsa Shufffle The Tractors The Tractors
Let your light shine through Keb Mo Keep it simple
Welcome to Mulligan Stew www.mulliganstew.ca
Electric Gypsy Mike Campbell Electric Gypsy
Blue Wing Corb Lund single
Space Captain (live) Joe Cocker Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Otta Here The Duke Robillard Band They called it Rhythm and Blues
Rebel Rebel Rickie Lee Jones Traffic from Paradise
www.mulliganstew.ca Coming UP – Matt Anderson. Police. Dylan.Van. Nevilles
People get ready Matt Anderson House to House
Every little thing she does is magic The Police Every breath you take
She’s no Lady Lyle Lovett Pontiac
Faslse Prophet Bob Dylan Rough and rowdy ways
Bright side of the road Van Morrison Into the music
TDMulligan Thank you for listening
Brother John.Iko Iko The Neville Brothers Fiyo on the Bayou
Mulligan Stew write – trmulligan@ckua.com
Don’t worry baby (live) Billy Joel at Madison Square
Looking for a love Bobby Womack and the Valentinos Best of

EP 197 | Kevin Hearn-There And Then

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Kevin Hearn has released a stark album called There and Then:  Solo Piano Improvisations.  3 distinct rooms, 3 pianos, and 3 days of playing, each only for 3 hours.
No demos. No rehearsal. No real conversation between himself and producer Mark Howard.
Yes. The same Kevin Hearn who was a member of the Corky and the Juice Pigs Band, bandleader for Lou Reed, and a star member of Bare Naked Ladies.
Kevin worked for years with Gord Downie. Right up until Gord was lost to Cancer.
There and Then honors Gord (Among the Stars) and  Lou (Lou) and Garth Hudson (The Garth Hudson Institute) and the basic elements of great music.

The album cover was painted by Gord’s daughter Willo. Lou Video was directed by Mike Downie.
Rather than paint a word picture I’ve decided to let Kevin tell the tale of how all this came to be.
THIS is an album that will become a balm for the World we all live in.
Well done Kevin and Mark.