June 19, 2019

Blue Snakes & Banjos: where the Cristal flows and there are no brown M&Ms.  As is should be for the radio show that is becoming the Cincinnati destination for rock stars.  Tonight, Angela Perley and Chris Connor are in the studio to talk about their new release, “4:30”, and perform a few songs.  Grab your flute of Cristal and join us.

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June 12, 2019

Such a night. After paying tribute to Dr. John and Leon Redbone, Bill kicked off the countdown to his 50th Piqua High School reunion on July 20 (also the anniversary of the first moon landing) with three tunes from that tumultuous year.

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June 5, 2019

It was a dark and stormy night with repeated interruptions, I mean warnings, from the National Weather Service. But Bob and Bill, with help from regular listeners Ernie and Ray, managed to play tunes from Big Mama Thornton, Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters, Todd Rundgren and Wayne “The Train” Hancock to help people stay safe and dry.

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May 29, 2019

What’s to be done when the studio equipment conspires against you and messes up the recording of your radio show?  You bust out GarageBand, find a few choice tutorials on Youtube, and piece it back together, that’s what. Because of that nimble-fingered editing, you’re be able to enjoy among others Nora Jane Struthers, Hayes Carll, and Karla Bonoff (whose highly anticipated show at the 20th Century exceeded all expectations).  As a counterpoint to the show’s inauspicious beginning, we end with Jonatha Brooke’s very excellent cover of Alan Parsons Project’s “Eye in the Sky”.

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May 22, 2019

On the night of our technological breakthrough (a telephone interview with Karla Bonoff), we suffered multiple technical breakdowns at inopportune times. However, we managed to celebrate Bob’s birthday week along with those of our friends Kyle Havens, Barbara Kelley, Barbara Schmidlapp and John Tarvardian.

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May 15, 2019

With Bill at the Nils Lofgren concert, Bob was left to his own devices–and muses. Breaking with tradition, he did not play Neal Black’s “Jesus and Johnny Walker” as is his habit in Bill’s absence. Instead, after a nod to Nils’ work on Springsteen and Neil Young, Bob dug into his roots (rhymes with foots) playing some early seventies Americana and some contemporary Americana.  There was also a soul set of Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Al Green and Tony Joe White. Yes, we said Tony Joe White.  Apologies to all whose phone calls and texts weren’t answered, but the number was so overwhelming, Bob couldn’t mash all the buttons and respond at the same time.

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May 8, 2019

It’s Nora Jane Struthers week!. She’s the first verified rock star to visit the show, so we kick-off this week’s edition with “Belief”, a single from her most recent release.  Also, as our devoted listeners know, Bob really likes birthdays — particularly his own.  Leading up to this year’s annual 10 day celebration of it, we tip our hats to today’s birthday buddies: Robert Johnson, Chris France, and Ricky Nelson.  See you at the garden party

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May 1, 2019

It was a dark and stormy night Wednesday, but Bob and Bill weathered the turbulence outside from inside the studio. Alas, dear listener, so did the gremlins. They played havoc with the gear, and we ended up with something pretty unlistenable.   If the recording had been up to our impossibly high standards, you would have heard us say happy birthday to Rita Coolidge, Little Walter and Judy Collins, who sang Bob’s mother’s favorite song.

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April 24, 2019

The “Motown 60” TV special sent Bill back to his misspent youth when he would drive aimlessly around Piqua listening to the Four Tops, the Supremes, and other soul stars of the 60s. Meanwhile, Bob seemed miffed by two Gerry Rafferty covers, including Waylon Jennings’ version of “Baker Street.”

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April 17, 2019

After a quick word about the delightful Maria Carelli’s visit the previous week, Bill and Bob look ahead to this weekend with tunes from the Way Down Wanderers and Dale Watson, both of whom visit the Southgate House Revival.

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Each week, Bob Hust and Bill Thompson feature the best songs – old and new – from artists they have loved for many years and others they have just discovered. The best songs transport people to a time and place. That’s the foundation of BS&B.

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