Big River with DJ Butter-Maiden Voyage

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Big River with DJ Butter–Maiden Voyage–One-hour podcast.

Premiere episode aired on Radio Free Joshua Tree in 2013.

Podcast theme: A musical trip down the mighty Mississippi River, up Highway 61, Minneapolis to New Orleans. Jazz, blues, r&b, country, folk, rock n roll, boogie, cajun, zydeco, pop, funk,–all roots, routes, bayous, trains, hopped up hot rods, cities, hamlets, and mud, the essence of great American music. Host, DJ Butter, spins mostly vinyl and a few historical yarns between classic tracks and stuff you probably never heard before. Picking up followers like hitch hikers on Highway 61. Take a cruise on the riverboat.

Big River with DJ Butter         Show #1– Maiden Voyage                

Big River- INTRO   Johnny Cash

West End Blues      Louis Armstrong

Memphis                  Chuck Berry

That’s All Right   Elvis/ Dewey Phillips WHBQ

Last Night                MarKeys

Memphis Blues   Phineas Newborn Jr

I’m Your Puppet-OUTRO          Dan Penn

Respect                          Otis Redding

Breakfast in Bed         Dusty in Memphis

September Gurls        Big Star #1 Record

Baby Scratch My Back   Slim Harpo

Who will the Next Fool Be     Jerry Lee Lewis

Louisiana Man     Rusty & Doug Kershaw

Ya Ya                       Lee Dorsey

Parchman Farm            Mose Allison Sings

Third Rate Romance   Amazing Rhythm Aces

Mardi Gras in NOLA     Prof. Longhair

Time is on my side        Irma Thomas

Lazy River/OUTRO        Armstrong

Swanee River Hop        Fats Domino

Big River with DJ Butter-The Sun Records Story

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Big River with DJ Butter–The Sun Records Story–One Hour Podcast

Sam Phillips has been receiving much deserved appreciation and attention since the publication of Peter Guralnick’s  Sam Phillips, the man who invented Rock n Roll. This episode of Big River first aired on Radio Free Joshua Tree in 2013.

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Big River with DJ Butter ‘The SUN Records Story’

BB Blues                                                      BB King                                                                               Rocket 88           Jackie Brenston and Delta Cats-Ike Turner                                                               How Many More Years                           Howlin Wolf                                                               Easy                                                             Jimmy and Walter                                                                 Just Walkin in the Rain                          Prisonaires                                                                             Feelin Good                               Little Junior’s Blue Flames                                                                 Good Rockin Tonight                        Elvis, Scotty and Bill                                                                    Turn Around                                             Carl Perkins                                                                                Hey Porter               Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two                                                            Mystery Train                                      Elvis, Scotty and Bill                                                                   Blue Suede Shoes                                     Carl Perkins                                                                     Folsom Prison Blues                               Johnny Cash                                                                       Boppin’ the Blues                                    Carl Perkins                                                                                Get Rhythm                                               Johnny Cash                                                                           End of the Road                                        Jerry Lee Lewis                                                Claudette                                                    Roy Orbison                                                    Breathless                                                   Jerry Lee                                                          Raunchy                                                      Bill Justis                                                                                    You Win Again                                           Jerry Lee                                                                                     Who Will the Next Fool Be                    Charlie Rich                                                                        Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On                Jerry Lee Lewis

Claudia Bucher’s Event HerEyeZone at Taylor Junction in Joshua Tree.


Claudia Bucher                                         butterphoto©2016

This is a trap designed to get the viewer to go NEXT SUNDAY, May 1 to Taylor Junction on Hiway 62 in Joshua Tree. Claudia Bucher’s  Event HerEyeZone is a must experience, so like I said…May 1 at Taylor Junction (open only on Sundays).

I went back yesterday with my reading glasses for a second, closer look at Event HerEyeZone, Claudia’s major work done in 2014. Her goal: to do one drawing a day that described that day. Boy are these drawings descriptive! Deeply personal, dreamy, hilarious, bizarre, dazzlingly rendered and a wonderful glimpse of a person’s year, all brilliantly compacted on 5×7 inch journal pages.

No, Butter isn’t going to pretend to be an art critic. I just want YOU to check out something special. Nor do I make any photographer’s apology about leaving a blemish on Claudia’s cheek (remains of a dermatology freeze-treatment). During the photo shoot, Claudia mentioned it as being representative of Event HerEyeZone depicting physical reality, back pain, several other kinds of pain–as humor– and a wholelotta other interesting, surreal, hysterical stuff—that you would miss if you didn’t truck on down to Taylor Junction THIS SUNDAY.

Rimrock Rhythm Pushers, Nena Anderson, Sarah Petite, Jim Lauderdale at Pappy and Harriet’s


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Swingin Nena Anderson with Rimrock Rhythm Pushers- Bob Furgo, TK Smith, George Sluppick, Jim Austin.


Jim Lauderdale, Sarah Petite, Nena Anderson channeling George Jones at Pappy and Harriet’s.

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