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Latest Sirius Blues Interviews
Pictured is legendary,
Multi-Grammy winning artist Taj Mahal, who came by Sirius to visit
For over an hour they talked about the blues, and Taj performed many of his signiture
songs, and made up a few on the spot as well!
Bluesman, and 2005 Inductee into The Rock'N'Roll Hall of Fame: Buddy Guy.
has his famous guitar in hand, and performs" live in the studio" during
their nearly hour-long chat about Buddy's long, multi-award winning
career. Lots of "inside stories", lots of laughs, and
lots of great words from Buddy about his favorite radio station...Sirius
even makes up a song about his love of Sirius, of which he's been
a subscriber since the beginning.
Nov 4th, Dan Aykroyd visited Pat's
Blues Show on Sirius 29 to celebrate his new book "Elwood's
Blues - Interviews with The Blues Legends and Stars".
surprises were promised, and they sure were delivered, as Dan brought
with him a band consisting of some pretty legendary players themselves,
who proceeded to play live, for an hour that really turned into
a party. It kicked off with Mose Allison singing
a few of his signature tunes, Pat's visit with Dan, and a jam session
including Guitar Greats Hubert Sumlin (Howlin'
Wolf), Michael Hill (Michael Hill's Blues Mob),
Bass player Jerry Jemmott (Aretha Franklin), David
Maxwell (Freddie King) on Piano, and a Horn section which
included Calvin Owens (B.B. King'), "Blue" Lou
Marini (The Blues Brother's Band), Singer Bettye
LaVette, and many more, (including a special "bonus" performance
at the end)!
pictured here with Vinny Pastore (formerly "Big
The Sopranos), who aside from hosting "The
Wiseguy Show" on
Sirius 147 Wednesdays at 6PM Eastern - which
Pat has been a guest on numerous times, co-hosted
The Pat St.John Blues Show one
evening. Pat said "he really knows his
said "Pat, now you're a made man!
Pat with Mavis Staples
here with singer, songwriter and harmonica master Kim Wilson - solo artist
and still leader of the The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Pat & Kim
had the greatest time on Sirius Blues talking about his latest
CD "Lookin' For
Trouble" and the fact that over the past few years, Kim
has been up for numerous Grammy Awards and W.C. Handy Awards, yet
had never actually won
one. Three days after Kim's visit on Pat's show, the title track
won the W.C. Handy
Award in Memphis for Blues Song of The Year. Congratulations
many to be one of the greatest harmonica players in the world, Charlie
Musselwhite was a recent guest on Pat's blues show on
Sirius. Charlie brought his whole band up, and played several
his new CD "Sanctuary".
Pat reminded Charlie that he had introduced him on stage
at Madison Square
Garden back in 1990 at the John Lee Hooker Tribute Concert as
the night's emcee. Charlie said he remembered that night well, as it was
the first time he had ever played his guitar on stage. A wonderful gentleman,
a few weeks after the interview, Charlie sent Pat one of his harmonicas,
which his hand written note said he'd carried thousands of miles and played
around the world. It was engraved to Pat with Charlie's signature. A very
are three key members of Tower of Power, who came by Sirius for
a visit with Pat. Long known for their special brand of soul, funk and
blues, T.O.P. are always in demand to back up other bands, while for
over three decades have continued to crank out their own rockin' albums.
Pictured here (clockwise from top left) are drummer David Garibaldi,
leader, cofounder, singer & saxman Emilio Castillo, singer Larry
Braggs and Pat. The band who
gave us such classic songs as "What
Is Hip" (used prominently on The Drew Carey Show),
came by with their latest CD "Oakland Zone".
They are currently on tour filling rooms
across the USA. Not unlike The Grateful Dead,
Tower of Power have followers who travel long distances
to see their performances, so get
your tickets early, as T.O.P. shows are always "Souled Out"!
the first to be inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame,
legendary Bo Diddley came by Sirius for a February
19th interview on the Pat St.John Show. The two chatted
about the "Bo Diddley Beat", his long
career as one of the pioneers of Rock'n'Roll, as well as
of his music. There were some laughs along the way, as
Bo told Pat the story of his appearance on the Ed Sullivan
Show (predating Elvis Presley's) where Mr. Sullivan
asked that Mr. Diddley sing a version of Tennessee Ernie
Ford's "Sixteen Tons"! Bo sang "Bo Diddley".
At the conclusion of the interview
and a song, Pat ended the segment by simply stating "Ladies
and Gentlemen, Ellis has left the building." (Bo's
real name is Ellis McDaniel.)
Sting in October 2003 at the Sirius broadcast center in New York City
Pat with BB
King's guitar Lucille that was offered in a Sirius
Pat and The Delbert McClinton Band
Pat with Justin Hayward of
The Moody Blues