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Saturday April 4th, 2020 with Jas Nasty
Jas has the Broadcasting Blues

A feature on women in the blues
All The Way Down
Etta James -
Down Home blues
Little Esther -
Whisky Selling Woman
Lucille Bogan -
Ida Cox was a singer and vaudeville performer from Georgia, best known for her blues performances and recordings. She was billed as "The Uncrowned Queen of the Blues."
After the success of Mamie Smith's recording of "Crazy Blues", the classic female blues era had begun and would extend through the 1920s. Cox caught the attention of talent scouts and secured a contract with Paramount Records, the same company for which her idol Ma Rainey recorded.
Ida Cox -
Rosetta Blues
Rosetta Howard -
Broadcasting Blues
Ida Cox -
My personal favourite, Bessie Smith.... she was nicknamed the Empress of the Blues, as she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s & 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and was a major influence on fellow blues singers, as well as jazz vocalists. Amidst rumours of a bisexual relationship between them, Ma Rainey was said to have helped her develop a stage presence, and Smith began forming her own act in 1913, at Atlanta's "81" Theater. By 1920, she had established a reputation in the South and along the East Coast.
Backwater Blues
Bessie Smith -
I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle
Bessie Smith -
Memphis Minnie was a blues guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter whose recording career lasted 1920-1950 and she recorded over 200 songs. In 1910, at the age of 13, she ran away from home to live on Beale Street, in Memphis. She played on street corners for most of her teenage years, and her sidewalk performances led to a tour of the South with the Ringling Brothers Circus from 1916 to 1920. She then went back to Beale Street, with its thriving blues scene, and made her living by playing guitar and singing, supplementing her income by prostitution (at that time, it was not uncommon for female performers to work as prostitutes out of financial need)
The inscription on the back of her gravestone reads:
"The hundreds of sides Minnie recorded are the perfect material to teach us about the blues. For the blues are at once general, and particular, speaking for millions, but in a highly singular, individual voice. Listening to Minnie's songs we hear her fantasies, her dreams, her desires, but we will hear them as if they were our own."
Doctor, Doctor
Memphis Minnie -
Caught Me Wrong Again
Memphis Minnie -
R.B Blues
Ruth Brown -
Jessie Mae Hemphill was included on a blues compilation called, "Been Here All My Days: Selections from the George Mitchell Archive"
"...any of the women Mitchell recorded... could all push a song to a crawl, kneading the groove in a way that all the men missed. Mitchell was the only person recording black female guitar players in the South in the 1960s, and the performances show that the few he found played with more presence and style than most of the half-baked bluesmen that were put on record at the time."
Home Going
Jessie Mae Hemphill -
Some Canadian Blues- Victoria Moon Joyce from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories ! Neat compilation record from 1984, "The Yellowknife Album"
Yellowknife Blues
Moon Joyce - Canadian
Buffy Sainte-Marie 's version of Rolling Log Blues was adapted from Lottie Kimbrough's original version.
Rolling Log Blues
Lottie Kimbrough -
Rolling Log Blues
Buffy Sainte-Marie - Canadian
I've Really Got The Blues
Jackie Shane -
Billie Holiday's birthday is coming up on April 7
Billie's Blues
Billie Holiday -
Am I Blue?
Billie Holiday -
Blues Oh Blues
Ma Rainey -
Strugglin' Woman Blues
Clara Smith -
Lonesome Day Blues
Ruby Glaze -
Atlanta Blues
Sara Martin -
Be My Kid Blues
Elizabeth Johnson -
Dirty TB Blues
Victoria Spivey -
Rain Down Blues
Big Maybelle -
Willie Mae's Blues
Big Mama Thornton -
I Ain't Givin' Nobody None
Mae Glover -
Ain't No Use
Nina Simone -
More Than you know
Billie Holiday -
Trouble In Mind
Sister Rosetta Thorpe -
Trouble In Mind
Janis Jopin -
just try and keep your heart from getting stolen by local musician and superstar Catriona Sturton !! or check out her music at
She is doing almost daily live events on instagram and facebook so look her up :)
Heavy Weather
Catriona Sturton - Canadian
Bumble Bee
Catriona Sturton - Canadian
Mongoose Moan
Catriona Sturton - Canadian
Interactive CKCU
Jas Nasty (host)
Hey Heavy listeners! Is anyone listening live from their radio right now? Hope everyone is having a nice night :)

8:13 PM, April 4th, 2020
Heavy Ben
FM in effect! nice to get HF back in action

8:23 PM, April 4th, 2020
Jas Nasty (host)
HEY Heavy Ben!! :)

8:24 PM, April 4th, 2020

8:30 PM, April 4th, 2020
Jas Nasty (host)
Candace! Hi :) Hope things are well in your jungle

8:32 PM, April 4th, 2020
Jas Nasty (host)
Guess some technical issues seems to be restarting on air. Hope we can sort it....thanks for your patience

9:09 PM, April 4th, 2020
Jas Nasty (host)
ok back on track! phew! thank you Dave!

9:31 PM, April 4th, 2020
COOL! YerNastyness! Just great to hear a human voice, with FANTASTIC tunage, as always! i assume you are not actually physically in CKCU Pangalactic HQ, so this is come from virtual land. Good on ya!! Peace & Beats

9:39 PM, April 4th, 2020
Jas Nasty (host)
Peter B!! Yeah man! Live from my living room turntables...recorded...and emailed...and broadcast! Like magic (Media touch magic...) :) Hope you are well

9:45 PM, April 4th, 2020
Jas Nasty (host)
Catriona Sturton is no stranger to CKCU and has been a guest on Heavy Friends before if you want to check that -

10:03 PM, April 4th, 2020