EP 140 | Sam Pollard MLK / FBI


MLK/FBI is an essential expose of the surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 Rev King was called by the FBI  “the most dangerous” Black person in America” The expose was undertaken by J. Edgar Hoover and the U.S. government.  The film is based on newly discovered and declassified files, as well as revelatory restored footage. The documentary explores the government’s history of targeting Black activists. Directed by Emmy® Award-winner and Oscar®-nominee Sam Pollard, MLK/FBI recounts a tragic story with searing connections to our current moment.  Remarkably, this story from the mid-60’s civil rights conflict has relevance in our headlines today.

Mulligan Stew Jan 23rd 2021- The Piano Special


It started with a donor suggestion. Many shows do.


“Hey. How about a Piano Special. Outstanding keyboard artists over the years”


I immediately thought about Johnny Johnson, the pianist behind a lot of Chuck Berry hits. He usually got buried in the final mix, playing underneath Chucks vocals and guitar. But you could tell he was driving the bus. Chuck wrote Johnny B Goode for him.  I thought of Earl Van Dyke who lead the Motown Band, Champion Jack Dupree who was in the same  troubled boys school  in New Orleans as Louis Armstrong,  thought about the late great Richard Bell. Not only was he one of the very best players I have ever heard, he was just the nicest human being. Played with Ronnie Hawkins, Colin Linden, Janis Joplin and finally The Band. (Taking over from the late Richard Manuel) and he was proudly Canadian.

So that’s where this 2 hour piano special started.


Richard Bell (King Biscuit Boy)

Johnny Johnson (Chuck Berry)

Alan Price

Earl van Dyke (Years of Motown hits)

Champion Jack Dupree (New Orleans style)

Ike Turner (Howling Wolf)

Paul McCartney

Leon Russell (Joe Cocker)

Billy Preston (The Beatles)

Carole King

Aretha Franklin

Little Richard (doing Jerry Lee)

Jerry Lee Lewis (doing Little Richard)

Fats Domino

Booker T

Ray Charles

Stevie Wonder

Steve Winwood

Billy Joel

Elton John

Dr John

Roy Bittan (Bruce Springsteen)

Ian Stewart (the 6th Rolling Stone)

Bill Payne (Little Feat)

Richard Manuel/Garth Hudson  (The Band)

Brian Wilson

Randy Newman

Jon Batiste (Colbert Late Show)


There were so many others on the list, I’m thinking there’s  a Part Two forming.


Thanks to Michael Witt for his suggestion






The Stew Jan 23 2021 The Piano Special
Mulligan Stew Jan 23 2021 – Piano Special …………….Jan 23 2021
Done tore your playhouse down again King Biscuit Boy (Richard Bell) Badly Bent Best of King Biscuit Boy & Gooduns
I put a spell on you Alan Price The price to play
Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry ( Johnny Johnson) Rock and Roll Rarities
www.river-café.com Piano Special
Pride and Joy Marvin Gaye (Earl Van Dyke) Hitsville
How many more years Howling Wolf (Ike Turner) The Definitive Collection
Old time rock and roll Champion Jack Dupree Golden Selections
Our first ever piano special
Little woman love Paul McCartney RAM Coming UP – Leon Russell. Billy Preston. Carole King. Aretha
This is our first piano special Still to come Ray Charles.Little Richardf. Jerry Lee. Fats.Stevie. Billy. Elton
Cry me a river (live) Joe Cocker (Leon Russell) Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Get Back The Beatles (Billy Preston) 1 (One)
I feel the Earth move (live) Carole King Live at Montreaux 73
Dr Feelgood Aretha Franklin (Aretha and Spooner Oldham) I never loved a man
TDMulligan – Mulligan Stew. The Piano Special
Whole Lotta Shakin going on (live) Little Richard Cast a long shadow
Long Tall Sally (live) Jerry Lee Lewis Greatest Live show on Earth
The Fat Man (live) Fats Domino Sentimental Journey (University of New Orleans)
Green Onions Booker T and the MG’s Best of
Coming UP Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder. Steve Winwood
Mess around Ray Charles Rock and Roll
Superstitous Stevie Wonder Talking Book
Glad (live) Steve Winwood. Eric Clapton Live at MSG Coming UP – Billy Joel and Elton John
NY State of Mind (live) Billy Joel The Stranger Legacy Edition (Carnegie Hall)
Take me to the Pilot Elton John Elton John
Tipatina Dr John Gumbo Coming UP – Stones.Randy Newman. Brian Wilson.The Band.BRUUUUCE
Thunder Road Bruce Springsteen E St Band ( Roy Bittan) Born to Run
Hide your love The Rolling Stones (Ian Stewart) Goats Head Soup
Dixie Chicken Little Feat (Bill Payne) Dixie Chicken
TDMulligan – The Stew
Sleeping The Band (Rich Manuel and Garth Hudson) Stage Fright ReMix Last 3 pianists Brian Wilson.Randy Newman.Jon Batiste
Love and Mercy (live) Brian Wilson Love and Mercy
It’s money that I love Randy Newman Songbook
Thanks for checking in
It’s all right Jon Batiste Soul – soundtrack


EP 139 | MLK / Art Bergmann


What a Time.

Covid19. Political Balance of Power

Friday was the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday is/was Martin Luther King Day in America.

At the same time, punk pioneer Art Bergmann discovers he’s an inductee for The Order of Canada.


This week on the Mulligan Stew Podcast we celebrate both.


Sam Pollard is a well-respected editor and film director. He’s been part of Spike Lee’s films having edited Mo Better Blues, Clockers, etc.

When he read that the FBI files on Martin Luther King Jr were being unsealed he realized he had the subject of his next documentary.

While Dr. King was talking and walking for civil rights in the USA the FBI, lead by J Edgar Hoover, was spying on Dr. King. They were looking for any information that would discredit his legacy. As Dr. King won the Nobel Peace Prize he was being labeled “the most dangerous negro in America” by the FBI.

It’s possible his verbal opposition to the Viet Nam War may have led directly to his assassination.

To recognize Dr. Kings Birthday and National Day we’ve included just a couple of minutes of Sam Pollard’s commentary. The complete interview will be posted next week.

Art Bergmann is a Canadian punk pioneer. His bands and songs were pointed, angry, and loud.

But what he was railing against were First Nations rights, aboriginal education, and health. Police misconduct. Politics. Organized Religion. Governments of all stripe.

As the Order of Canada press release noted “for his indelible contributions to the Canadian punk music scene and for his thought-provoking discourse on social, gender and racial inequalities”

Art hasn’t slowed down either.

His new album Late Stage Empire Dementia is about to be released. We’ll play two tracks plus Bound for Vegas.

Ladies and Gents, we are thrilled to present – Art Bergmann.  Order of Canada Inductee.

Mulligan Stew Jan 16th 2021-Requests, a bag of Beatles and a lotta LIVE


Another week of headlines and deadlines. What it needs is MUSIC


Last week I mentioned on-air if the audience wrote me some requests, 3 tracks, and why those choices, I’d do my best to include some in The Stew.

The response was immediate and great fun.

I think there’s 8 total this week and really good choices for Steve Earle, Tom Petty Live, The Band Live, Mike Plume Band, Aaron Neville, Black Keys, Dr. John, Janis Joplin Live.  More to come next week.  Did I mention this was fun?

Our donors asked for new Springsteen plus  Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks (stop dragging) and Fresh  Canadian voices.  So I played Ruby Waters, CoCo Love Alcorn, Bebe Buckskin, Mariel Buckley (with Bros Landreth)

Saturday night music from Jr Wells, Clapton Unplugged, and the last 7 tracks of Abbey Road/The Beatles.

And a heads up –  The Mulligan Stew Podcast is a spirited and warm exchange with Order of Canada inductee Art Bergmann and a short conversation with  The  Director of the film documentary MLK/FBI Sam Pollard.

Please consider celebrating the legacy of Dr.  Martin Luther King Jr.


Mulligan Stew Jan 16. 2021
Welcome to Mulligan Stew with tdmulligan It’s request time
Breakdown (live) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Plantation Live
red and white blues Mike Plume Band red and white blues
Ghosts Bruce Springsteen and the E St Band Letter for you Coming UP – Requewsrs for Aaron Neville & Black Keys
Tell it like it is Aaron Neville Best of
Eagle Birds Black Keys Let’s Rock
This is Mulligan Stew
Stop draggin my heart around Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty Bella Donna (on YouTube)
The Weight (live) The Band The Last Waltz
Someday Steve Earle Guitar Town
Walking Blues (live) Eric Clapton MTV Unplugged
Mulligan Stew Coming UP a request for Janis Joplin Live
Ball and Chain (live) Coming UP – Janis and The Beatles 7 Abbey Road tracks The Woodstock Experience
This is Mulligan Stew – Year 26 Podcast is – Art Bergmann spotify google play apple podcasts
sun king the Beatles Abbey Road
Mean Mr Mustard 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
Mulligan Stew Podcast Art Bergmann – Order of Canada Punk Pioneer
Quantum Physics Ruby Waters if it comes down to it
Trouble CoCo Love Alcorn Wonderland coming UP – A Double Dip of DooWop
Charlie Brown The Coasters Best of
Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight The Spaniels Best of
Art Bergmann is the MulliganStew Podcast
I walk on guilded splinters Dr John Gris Gris
Satisfaction Jr Wells All Blues’d up
Mulliganstew Podcast is with Art Bergmann – Order of Canada
Muskeg Blues BeBe Buckskin Muskeg Blues Send 3 requests to
When I call your name Mariel Buckley w Bros. Landreth Something new Something blue


Mulligan Stew Jan 9th 2021- Weeping in The Promised Land


All time is history. However…right now we appear to be living through a very historical time. For all the wrong reasons.

A Covid 19 pandemic systematically stealing lives.

Angry revolts in the streets of America. Divided friends and families.

Dark and lonely days my friends.

It’s a lot to ask music to heal these days but heal it can.  That’s asking a lot of artists who are going through their own hell.

But try we must. heal we must.

Let’s try on Saturday night…One tune at a time including one very special song from John Fogerty.

It’s called Weeping in the Promised land.

John wrote the title down 25 years ago and only now has it become a record.

John couldn’t figure what the song wanted to say until 2020.  Then it came to him.

Just John Fogerty at a piano and an unseen choir.  Powerful stuff friends…

(the video below is a slightly different version of the one I’m going to play)

Along the way we’re going to celebrate famous birthdays on this Day Jan 9

Dave Mathews  – 1967

Jimmy Page – 1944

Joan Baez – 1941

Roy Head – 1941

We’ll also play tunes by Lou Reed – who married a cocktail waitress named Betty in 1973. For a couple of days.

The Beatles whose album Beatles 65 went from #98 to #1 in a week in 1965

The Rolling Stones – because the heart and soul of that band Mr. Charlie Watts first sat down at the  Stones drum kit in 1963.

Throw in some Bob Dylan – Crossing the Rubicon

The Band and The Staple Singers

Leeroy Stagger

BB King and Van Morrison

BB King and Eric Clapton

Steve Earle

Ray Charles

Chrissie Hynde

Onward my friends – there’s a new day coming


Mulligan Stew Jan 9 2021 Onward
Albert’s Shuffle Kooper. Bloomfield.Stills Super Session
Stronger than that Bahamas Bahamas is Afie
Subterranean Homesick Blues Rickey Lee Jones The Village
Heatwave (live) Joan Osbourne Standing in the Shadow of Motown
early in the morning BBKIng and Van Morrison BB King and friends (80)
Riding with the King BBKing and Eric Clapton Riding with the King NEXT – Dave Mathews.Led Zep.Joan Baez.Roy Head
you and me Dave Mathews Band Big Whiskey
Going to California Led Zeppelin LZ 4
The night they drove old Dixie down Joan Baez Blessed are…
Treat her right Roy Head Still treat em right Coming UP – A Beatles Mix
I’ll be back The Beatles Beatles 65
Watching the wheels Chris Cornell No one sings like you anymore tdmulligan
Weeping in a Promised Land John Fogerty Single
This is Mulligan Stew www.mulliganstew.cxa
walking the dog The Rolling Stones Englands Newest Hitmakers
Dirty Blvd Lou Reed Dirty Blvd
Good News CoCo Love Alcorn Wonderland
Crossing the Rubicon Bob Dylan Rough and Rowdy Ways NEXT – The Band and The Staple Singers
The Last Waltz Suite – The Weight The Band and Staple Singers The Last Waltz
Caught in the Middle Leeroy Stagger Me and The Mountain Coming UP – Steve Earle. Dion. Ray Charles.Chrissie Hynde
Champagne Corolla Steve Earle JT
blues coming on Dion and Joe Bonamassa Blues with Friends
Mulligan Stew
Drown in my own tears (live) Ray Charles Live
How glad I am Chrissie Hynde and Valve Bone Woe Valve Bone Woe



EP 138 | Chef David Hawksworth


Chef David Hawksworth has released his first cookbook.  Hawksworth. The CookBook

Yes, it has incredible recipes but the stories of places and kitchens, victories, and defeats run throughout the pages.

It’s a great read. It was/is an amazing life.

David grew up on Canada’s West Coast but hit the road teaching himself how to cook (never a good move)

In London, David worked for the legendary Marco Pierre White (who trained Gordon Ramsay,   Mario Batali, and Shannon Bennett).  After nine years in London, Hawksworth decided if he wanted to see 40 and realize the dream of his own restaurant he would have to return to Vancouver.

Finally in 2011, after many many months of planning, David opened Hawksworth. It was an immediate hit and named restaurant of the year in 2012 by Maclean’s magazine, and consistently ranked as one of the best in the country. David and his team also opened  Nightingale in 2016 in Coal Harbour, and two Bel Café locations, plus a catering arm.

This podcast has a lot of his life story included but keep in mind, he’s still writing new chapters.

This interview and book are not really about that he’s doing all these amazing things, it’s about HOW he did it – WHY he did it – and answers the question – at what price?

He was very well served by adding Chef Stephanie Noel and Journalist Jacob Richler to his team. Well done you two.

At one point we talk about chefs and cookbooks that influenced him. Then we talk about all the future chefs who will be influenced by this book. We welcome  David Hawksworth and his first cookbook.  HAWKSWORTH. The Cookbook

EP 137 | A dozen interview guests who all made the CKUA Top 100


There are a few times over the path of a year that shows create themselves.

This is one of those shows and it was perfect for the podcast.

Our guests leave us with  comments about how their songs got written and how albums got made.  How they survived Covid19 lockdowns, the loss of stages and tour dates, the JOY of staying home and rediscovering family life.  Statements were taken from various interviews over a wild and dark 2020.

These were many of the albums that listeners repeatedly told us got them  through a lost and lonely year.

Every one of these artists made the CKUA Radio Top 100 album list and one of them – Frazey Ford – was the #1 album of the year. (most spins over the year)

Frazey Ford (Vancouver)

Margo Price (Nashville)

William Prince (Winnipeg)

Ron Sexsmith (outside Toronto)

Roy Forbes  (North Vancouver)

Andy Shauf (Toronto)

Mike Plume (Edmonton)

Corb Lund (rural Alberta)

Nathaniel Rateliff (Denver, I think)

Bahamas  (Halifax)

Elvis Costello (Vancouver Island)

Tami Neilson (Auckland NZ) 


Happy New Year – all of Y’ALL

Mulligan Stew Jan 2nd 2021- Top Albums of the Year featuring 12 guests!


 12 Interview Guests – One for Each Month

On New Year’s Day CKUA Radio revealed their Top 100 Albums of 2020.


(Music that got us through)

When I saw who was on the list – I saw friends who had agreed to guest on Mulligan Stew throughout the year.

So……I’m very happy to tell you that our  guests are

Frazey Ford

William Prince

Margo Price

Ron Sexsmith

Roy Forbes

Andy Shauf

Mike Plume

Corb Lund

Nathaniel Rateliff


Elvis Costello

Tami Neilson


It will be my pleasure to host the feature interview with Frazey Ford and tell her she was  #1 for 2020.

Plus we finish with tracks from

Bruce Springsteen (who did not make the list – um Hellooooo?)


The man who released the BEST album of 2020 – Rough and Rowdy Ways – Bob Dylan!!


HAVE A GREAT 2021 – Onward My Friends


The Stew Jan 2 – Interview Guests who made the Top 100
Frazey Ford Interview #1 on CKUA Top 100
U and Me Frazey Ford U Kin B the Sun
Frazey Ford Interview #1 on CKUA Top 100
Azad Frazey Ford U Kin B the Sun
Frazey Ford Interview SURPRISE!!!! NEXT – Ron Sexsmith And Rockin Roy
Ron Sexsmith #70 – Top 100/2020
Spring of the Following Year Ron Sexsmith Meritage
Roy Forbes Interview #46 – Top 100 / 2020
Don’t let go Roy Forbes Edge of Blue
The Stew Jan 2 – Top 100 Hits of 2020 NEXT – William Prince. Margo Price.Tami Neilson. Mike Plume
William Prince Interview #5 Top 100/2020
The Spark William Prince Reliever
Mulligan Stew Jan 2
Margo Price Interview #26 – Top 100/2020
When I’m gone Margo Price That’s how rumours get started
Mulligan Stew Jan 2
Tami Neilson Interview #16 – Top 100
Queenie Queenie Tami Neilson Chicka Boom
Mike Plume Interview #53 – Top 100
Perfume and Gasoline Mike Plume Lonesome Stretch of Highway Still to come Corb . Nathaniel. Afie Elvis
Andy Shauf Interview #18 – Top 100
Neon Skyline Andy Shauf Neon Skyline
Mulligan Stew Jan 2 Interview Guests who made the Top 100
Corb Lund Interview #4 – Top 100 of 2020
90 seconds of your time Corb Lund Agricultural Tragic
Nathaniel Rateliff Interview #38 – Top 100
But it’s alright Nathaniel Rateliff But it’s alright
Bahamas Interview (Afie Jurvanen) #36
Less than love Bahamas Sad Hunk Coming Up Kathleen Edwards
Hard on everyone #13 Kathleen Edwards Total Freedom
Strong Enough Ray Lamontagne Monovision
Mulligan Stew Jan 2 Still to come Elvis Costello. Bruce Springsteen and Dylan
Elvis Costello Interview #39 – Top 100
Hey Clockface Elvis Costello Hey Clockface
The Power of Prayer Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band A Letter to you Have a GREAT 2021 – Onward Friends
Murder most Fowl #27 Bob Dylan Rough and Rowdy Ways

Mulligan Stew Dec 26th 2020- Boxing Day Blowout!


What does one do with a Boxing Day on radio.?


Unlike Christmas, there are very few Boxing Day songs, films, there’s no Boxing Day freakin Elves.

The party is OVER.

Throw another log on the fire.

Sleep. Nap. Repeat!

And listen to the BOXING DAY STEW ON CKUA Radio.


We are one week away from announcing the CKUA Top 100 albums of 2020.

( Jan 1st pretty much all day – the #1 artist will be announced around 5:50 PM on New Years Day.)


Then next Saturday, Jan 2 I will have that artist on Mulligan Stew for a surprise interview.


So this week I was thinking about memorable interviews and albums that should be considered..

We’ll go back and hear short comments from…

Colin Linden about Blackie and the Rodeo Kings King of this town.

The War and Treaty and their album Hearts Town.

Kurt Vile – singing with John Prine on Speed Sound Lonely KV (ep)

Eric Burton – Writer/Singer/Busker for Black Pumas

Check out the playlist below – IT’S A BOXING DAY BLOWOUT!!

From Albert King to Springsteen Live and  Ry Cooder. Mavis/Buddy Miller/New McCartney/Charlie Hunter and Electric Butter.

Hozier. New Bros. Landreth. Margo Price. Bahamas.

And classics from

Led Zeppelin


Van Morrison

Otis Redding

Sam Cooke

Wilson Pickett

Howling Wolf with Clapton and The Stones.

Happy New Year from The Stew CREW


The Boxing Day Stew Year 2020 Dec 26 2020 What a Year
The Boxing Day Stew Year – Dec 26 2020 Highlights of the Year
Breaking up somebody’s home Albert King I’ll play the blues
Fever (live) Bruce Springsteen and the E St Band The Live Series. Winterland 78
Down in Mississippi (remastered) Ry Cooder Crossroads Soundtrack Coming UP – The War and Treaty
The War and Treaty comment on 5 more minutes Michael Trotter Jr – Tanya Blount
5 more minutes The War and Treaty Hearts Town Coming UP – Mavis Live
No time for crying (live) Mavis Staples Live in London
Cripple Creek (live) Buddy Miller.Larry Campbell.Teresa Williams Cripple Creek
Women and Wives Paul McCartney McCartney Three The Boxing Day Stew – 2020
Colin Linden Comment From Feb 2020
King of this Town Blackie and the Rodeo Kings King of this Town
Peace Train The Bros. Landreth and Murray Pulver Single
Stronger than that Bahamas Bahamas is Afie The Boxing Day Stew – 2020
I Ain’t Superstitious Howling Wolf The London Sessions
Pain in my heart Otis Redding Pain in my heart
Ain’t that good news Sam Cooke Ain’t that good news Thank you for your 2020
Eric Burton Comments Black Pumas Busking
Colors (Acoustic) Black Pumas Black Pumas
634-5789 Wilson Pickett Best of
Electric Butter Charlie Hunter. Chris Lujan & Electric Butter
Work Song Hozier Hozier Coming UP – Kurt Vile
Going to California Led Zeppelin How the West was won
I just want to make love to you The Rolling Stones Rarities
4 years of chances Margo Price Mid West Farmers Daughter
mulligan stew – Year 26
Kurt Vile comments
Lucky Man Kurt Vile Spped. Sound. Lonely. KV (EP) HaPPY New Year ALL – Come ON 2021
Caravan (live) Van Morrison It’s too late to stop now

Mulligan Stew Dec 19th 2020- Christmas in the Round-The Home Cooked Sessions!


Christmas in the Round began in the late ’70s in an old CBC  radio studio – How Old? It was above the lobby of the Hotel Vancouver.

Back then it was called Christmas Jam.

Through the guidance of Producer Susan Englebert, Shari Ulrich, Roy Forbes, Terry Frewer, Claire Lawrence and myself told Christmas stories and sang Christmas songs. Guests over those years included Valdy, Colleen Peterson and many more.

We lost our dear friend Susan Englebert to Cancer and we dedicate these shows to her memory. Her best guidance on the day was to hide the wine between songs.)

The whole idea disappeared with losing Susan and getting on with our lives and careers.

When Don Shafer created Roundhouse Radio in Vancouver Shari and I started talking about bringing back the concept as  Christmas in the Round.  Here we are at Year 4.  Guests have included  Barney Bentall, Bill Henderson, Jim Byrnes, Roy Forbes, Craig Northey, Shawn Verreault, and more.

This year we gathered on Side Door Access to raise funds for Food Banks in Toronto, Salt Spring island, and Potluck Café Society – East End of Vancouver.

The music and stories you hear came from that Web Broadcast. We thank  Shari Ulrich Mark Busse and  all involved.

Plus  Duke Paetz at CKUA for the huge assist and Corey Wood for online creative and hand-holding.



This years Guests and their songs




Sending out a message to you –


(co-write with Murray)

From Murray’s  Gilliver’s Taxi.  1996    Produced by Barney

Song also appears on BTU – Bentall-Taylor-Ulrich album Tightrope Walk (2016)

No Good time to go

Barney’s Band  – THE CARIBOO EXPRESS – traditionally have toured this time of year raising funds for Foodbanks wherever you played.

Over 15 Years Barney and the ever-changing artists have raised over $1 Million Dollars








BILL HENDERSON  on Salt Spring Island

Up above my head

There must be some way

Dusty Old Guitar


A Thompson Day

Love can’t tell time

Old Tin Star

We have all gathered here on Mulligan Stew to bring Joy to your home and awareness to and appreciation of – Alberta’s Food Banks.

They were truly challenged in 2020.

Please consider donating to your local or provincial food banks

All of the details can be found at

Merry Christmas ALL – you are not alone. We are right here with you..

Thanks to Barney. Shari. Bill and Murray – with a Duke Chaser.