Colin James

Ep 48 | Colin James Podcast

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Mar 22, 2019

Colin James talks to Terry about his recent JUNO Award win for Blues Album of the Year for his latest record, ‘Miles To Go’. It’s the first time Colin has been recognized with the award in 20 years. Plus, the pair discuss Colin’s collaborations with Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, the early days of his career, and his top 3 favorite blues musicians of all time.

Songs included:
40 Light Years
National Steel
Freedom
Just Came Back

Mulligan Stew March 23rd 2019- Colin James

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Saturday’s special guest is Colin James.
He’s just pulled off the trifecta
Swept the Blues  Awards
Won best blues album at The Junos
Now touring across Canada
Colin released two blues albums back-to-back.
They were both over the top successes.
We talk about Now What?
Colin plays Calgary March 27 and Edmonton. March 28th

Also, The Colonel Steve Cropper played Vancouver Thursday.
I got to thinking about all he’s accomplished
Co-written
Green Onions Booker T
Knock on wood – Eddie Floyd
Sitting on the Dock. Otis Redding’
Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett

So we play them all.

And a lot more.

PLAYLIST:

mulligan stewMarch 23 2019 
welcome to The Stewterry david mulligan 
Breezingeorge bensonbreezin
sept fieldsfrazey fordindian ocean
deacon bluessteely danaja
www.deanehouse.comwww.mulliganstew.ca 
knock on woodeddie floydtop of the stax
green onionsbooker t and the mgstop of the stax
sitting on the dock of the bayotis reddingtop of the stax
Mulligan StewSpecial Guest Colin James 
old folks boogie (live)little featwaiting for columbus
summertimejanis joplinbest of
ceciliasimon and garfunklebridge over troubled water
hoo doo man bluescolin jamesblue highways
www.mulliganstew.caComplete Colin James Interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast 
how’s your day going?54.4keep on walking
holidayben rogerswildfire
don’t make them like they used toharp and axea real fine mess
www.mulliganstew.caComing UP Colin James 
I got a line on youspiritbest of
if yu love somebody (live)stingall this time
shut up and dance (live acoustic)walk the moonwalk the moon
beautiful to mealan doylea week at the warehouse
www.coyotesbanff.comSpecial guest – Colin James 
mercy (live)Lightnin HopkinsLightnin’s boogie
Jesus just left chiacgoZZ TopTres Hombres
Frankie Pleaserodney crowelltarpaper sky
TD Mulliganwww.mulliganstew.ca 
midnight hourwilson pickettHi Five (rhino)
Mulligan Stew Podcast on Spotify. Google Play . Apple Podcastsfeaturing the complete Colin james Interview 
Colin James Interview with tdm  
national steelcolin jamesnational steel
Colin James Interview with tdmcomplete interview on mulliganstew podcast 
ooh baby hold mecolin jamesmiles to go
Colin James Interview with tdm  
freedomcolin jamescolin james
Colin James Interview with tdmcomplete interview on mulliganstew podcast 
one more mile (acoustic)colin jamesmiles to go
   

 

Mulligan Stew Sept 22nd 2018-Colin James Interview

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Colin is releasing his 19th album called Miles to Go this Friday!

It’s part two of his return to blues tunes.

It started with the highly acclaimed  Blue Highways  in 2016 .

 This one is Miles to Go featuring two new songs  – and many,  blues standards.

He’s covering Muddy, Wolf, Blind Willie Johnson, Little Willie John, Arthur Crudup, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charles Brown etc.

In the studio with him are Steve Mariner from Monkey Junk, The Sojourners, Colleen Rennison, and piano/co-producer Jesse O’Brien and his great band.

And two originals?

I will remain – written by Colin and 40 light years co-written with Tom Wilson and Jesse O’Brien.

We’ll feature tracks from the album and Colin ‘s interview in Hour Two of The Stew.

 And the Mulligan Stew Podcast will have the complete interview.   (Subscribe at Spotify-Google Play Music-Apple Podcasts)

 


As The Stew hits air 5 Mtn,  its 7 PM in New York and Paul Simon is backstage getting ready to play his farewell concert at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

“Goodbye Rosie, The Queen of Corona”

He’s come full circle as this was where he started his career over 50 years ago.

At this point, only he knows how the night will play out but it will be memorable..you can bet on it.

So.  in honour of the man and the artist we start with his “ gospel period.”

Loves me like a Rock with the Dixie Hummingbirds.  The President he had in mind was Nixon.

Gone at Last – with Phoebe Snow and the Hummingbirds. (was originally for Bette Midler)

Take me to the Mardi Gras – a song he wrote for the Rev Claude Jeter. Lead singer of the Swan Silvertones.

Recorded at Muscle Shoals.

Thank You Paul Simon.  For the music and the memories.

 


FYI – The last 30 minutes of The Stew will all be LIVE tracks.

  • The Ballad of Billy The Kid – Billy Joel
  • I’m a Man – Steve Winwood
  • Shakin’ all over/Gloria – Van Morrison, John Lee Hooker and Candy Dulfer.
  • Free Fallin’ – John Mayer

 PLAYLIST:

Mulligan Stew Sept 22 2018
Welcome to The Stew – Year 22 www.mulliganstew.ca Special Guest – Colin James
Loves me like a rock Paul Simon There goes Rhymin Simon
gone at last Paul Simon Still crazy after all these years
Take me to the Mardi Gras Paul Simon There goes Rhymin Simon
www.deanehouse.com Colin James New Music and Interview in 30 minutes
Evil ways Santana Santana
Out of the blue Blue Rodeo in our nature
Mulligan Stew with tdm
stop light kisses The cactus Blossoms you’re dreaming
Coming UP Colin James Interview www.mulliganstew.ca TDM
Inner city blues Molly Johnson Meaning to tell you
I know Im losing you The Temptations Hitsville
Done tore your playhouse down King Biscuit Boy Gooduns’
Look out Cleveland The Band The Band
TDMulligan Complete Colin James interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast
Do it now Paul McCartney Egypt Station
Maybe Im amazed Paul McCartney Wingspan
NEXT – Colin James Interview www.mulliganstew.ca
Colin James Interview Complete Interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast Spotify.Google Play.Apple Podcasts
I will remain Colin James Miles to Go
Colin James Interview Miles to Go
40 light years Colin James Miles to Go
Colin James Interview Complete Interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast
Tears kept rolling down Colin James Miles to Go
Colin James Interview Miles to Go
Soul of a man Colin James Miles to Go
Colin James Interview Miles to Go
Mulligan Stew – tdm Complete Colin James Interview on MulliganStew Podcast
The Ballad of Billy the Kid Billy Joel Songs from the Attic – Live
I’m a man Steve Winwood Greatest Hits Live
www.coyotesbanff.com Next – On The Stew – Van the Man Live
Shakin all over/Gloria Van Morrison with John Lee Hooker & Candy Dulfer a night in San Francisco
Free Fallin’ John Mayer Where the light is. Live in LA

 

Mulligan Stew November 5th 2016- Colin James Interview & Donovan Woods

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Colin recently signed with True North and he  released his 18th album on Oct 14th titled ‘Blue Highways’
Colin has basically gone back to his roots and is covering his favorite blues tracks, some he’s been playing since he was 15/16.
After his last tour he went straight in the studio and cut 36 songs in 24 hours.
Blue Highways pays tribute to some of the singer/ guitarist’s long time blues idols including Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Freddie KingJr. Wells & Buddy Guy, Peter GreenRobert Johnson and William Bell to name a few.  In the spring of 2015 Colin wrapped up his Hearts on Fire tour.  After a couple of months of straight touring, Colin was loving playing with the band and really happy with the sound they had created on stage.  What better time to make a record?  Especially the record Colin had been itching to make for years – a collection of some of his favourite blues tracks.  In less than a week Colin and his touring band went into The Warehouse Studios in Vancouver and in just 2 days, Blue Highways was born.

Colin James – Going Down


For the majority of the record  the band is: 
Geoff Hicks – Drums
Steve Pelletier – Bass
Jesse O’Brien – Hammond & Piano
Craig Northey – Guitar
On 2 songs were: 
Pat Steward – Drums
Norm Fisher – Bass
Simon Kendall – Hammond & Piano
Craig Northey – Guitar
Here’s the Western Canada dates for the Blue Highways tour..
Starting March 1
03/01              Medicine Hat, AB / The Esplanade
03/02              Edmonton, AB / Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
03/03              Calgary, AB / Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
03/04              Kelowna, BC / Kelowna Community Theatre
03/06              Nanaimo, BC / The Port Theatre
03/07              Victoria, BC / The Royal Theatre
03/08              Vancouver, BC / The Orpheum

 Jeff Healey & Colin James – 1989 – Killing Jive & What Do You Want Me To Do

Donovan Woods

Fabulous singer/songwriter Donovan Woods – has just released an EP called
THEY ARE GOING AWAY
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “WHAT THEY MEAN” VIA POP MATTERS HERE
NOMINATED FOR TWO CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS
On tour now  with Joey Landreth   – Tonight in Canmore, Alberta
Donovan Woods
Donovan Woods has released  They Are Going Away, the follow up EP to his Polaris Music Prize long-listed album, Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled. And to celebrate, Woods is revealing the new lyric video for EP track “What They Mean” via Pop Matters. Woods wrote the song with Charles Kelley (Lady Antebellum) and songwriter Abe Stoklasa.
WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO FOR “WHAT THEY MEAN” VIA POP MATTERS
 
Donovan Woods’ acclaimed fourth album, Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled, was just recently nominated for two Canadian Folk Music Awards for Contemporary Album Of The Year and English Songwriter Of The Year. However, the songwriting sessions had a few tracks that didn’t make the full LP, but just couldn’t stay on the cutting room floor either. And as such, Woods is releasing those tracks They Are Going Away.
 
Donavan Woods, who is an exceptional acoustic guitarist in his own right, says these songs didn’t make the track listing for Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled because he didn’t want to rush the lyrics or force them to be finished. A fourth selection, “Empty Rooms” is about moving on from a relationship — when that’s not such a bad thing. Although it’s new, Woods felt it was a comfortable fit.
LISTEN TO AND SHARE “DROVE THROUGH TOWN” HERE
LISTEN TO AND SHARE “IT’LL WORK ITSELF OUT” HERE
With the release of Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled, the critics chimed in immediately. The Globe And Mail called it “a gentle, honest collection of melancholic observations and hushed tunefulness,” while NOW Magazine claimed the album was full of “wistful songs that tug at the heartstrings of anyone who’s had feelings about partners, ex-partners, where you’re from, where you shouldn’t have gone.”
After a cross-Canada tour earlier this year with Matt Andersen and festival and club appearances all over North America, Donovan Woods is preparing to head back out on the road for a run of Canadian headline dates. Joining him will be Joey Landreth from the JUNO-Award winning band The Bros. Landreth. The tour began October 13 and all dates are listed below.
WATCH “THEY DON’T MAKE ANYTHING IN THAT TOWN” HERE
Donovan Woods-tour

PLAYLIST:

Jonah and the Whale Mike ferris Shine for all the people
Turn around Jonny Lang Live at The Ryman
Angel of Fenway James Taylor Before the World
Feel menow The harpoonist and the Axe Murderer A real fine mess
Welcome to Mulligan Stew – Year 20 www.canadahouse.com
Further on down the road (live) Tay Mahal and Jack Johnson Kukua Festival
Gun Street girl Tom Waits Rain Dogs
Mulligan Stew – with TD Mulligan www.canadahouse.com
Playlist at www.mulliganstew.ca Coming UP – Interview with Colin James – Blue Highways
Colin James Interview Blue Highways Blue Highways
Killing Jive (live) Colin James and Jeff Healey at Much Music Studio Session
Colin James Interview Blue Highways
Watch Out Colin James Blue Highways
Colin James Interview and Going Down Blue Highways
Colin James Interview and You don’t miss your water Colin James Blue Highways
Fame David Bowie Best of 74-79
Rescue Me Amy Helm Didnt it rain
Ruler of my heart Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Norah Jones featuring Norah Jones
Corina Corina Bob Dylan Best of
Lionel Rault Interview www.mulliganstew.ca
Trenchtown Rock (live at the Roxy) Bob Marley Marley Soundtrack
Miss Ann Johnny Winter Second Winter
Rip it up Wanda jackson The party ain’t over
Coming Up on The Stew – Donovan Woods Interview www.coyotesbanff.com
SOB (live of Fallon) Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats Live of Fallon
Lost Together (live) Blue Rodeo Live at Massey Hall
Allison (live) Elvis Costello with Neil Young Bridge School Concerts
The great gig in the sky Pink Floyd Dark side of the Moon
Donovan Woods Interview and Drive through Town Tour dates at www.mulliganstew.ca They are going away EP
Sweet Jane Lou Reed Rock and Roll Animal

 

Jeff Healey & Colin James Interview – 1989

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Much Music in the 70’s and 80’s was a place of magic, where anything could happen and DID happen.
For Example…
I was able to convince my fellow West coaster Colin James to sit in with Jeff Healey to riff on a couple tunes.
BUT…if they worked my name into the lyrics they got 5 bucks EACH!
This is fine music with a great vibe. I treasure it.
Enjoy!
-TDM

Mulligan Stew February 14th 2015-Colin James Interview

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COLIN JAMES – HEARTS ON FIRE
 
colin james-hearts on fireFor his 16th studio album, Hearts On Fire, Colin James wanted to try something different.
“Making this record with my good friend Colin Linden and such a fantastic veteran rhythm section was an amazing experience,” “I loved working with the team that Colin Linden assembled for me in Nashville,” says James. “George Receli is the longtime drummer from Bob Dylan’s road band and Willie Weeks, the legendary bass player, who’s playing with Donny Hathaway I loved and Reese Wynans, the B3 and piano man of countless sessions.”
 
Colin and I talk about his long time friendship with Colin Linden.  (James was 13. Linden 16)
Colin also talks about why he wanted this release to have more down tempo/heartfelt songs..exactly the kind of song he loves live on stage.
Also reveals the lp should have perhaps been released before the 25 Live release.
Many of the songs co-written with Tom Wilson from Blackie and the Rodeo Kings
Colin James is an inductee in the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame. He has won six Juno Awards including “Male Vocalist of the Year” and the “Best Producer” award for his efforts with The Little Big Band.  He is the recipient of 17 Maple Blues Awards having most recently been honored in 2013 with “Entertainer of the Year”.
 
ColinJames.com

 PLAYLIST:

This is The Valentine’s Day Stew TD Mulligan at your audio service Playlist www.mulliganstew.ca
Is this Love? Bob Marley and the Wailers Legend (ReMastered)
Sailing on The Derek Trucks Band Songlines
Harvest Moon (live) Neil Young MTV Unplugged
The Wind Cries Mary Jimi Hendrix Rainy Day Dream Away
This is The Valentine’s Day Stew Playlist www.mulliganstew.ca Coming UP – Colin James Interview
She’s No Lady (live) Lyle Lovett Live in Texas
Joy Lucinda Williams Live at The Filmore
Coming UP on Mulligan Stew The Colin James Interview For Hearts on Fire
Playlist for Mulligan stew www.mulliganstew.ca Next Week Dave GoGo and Harry Manx
The Colin James Interview For Hearts on Fire
Hearts on Fire Colin James Hearts on Fire
The Colin James Interview For Hearts on Fire
Honey Bee Colin James Hearts on Fire
The Colin James Interview For Hearts on Fire
You were never Mine Colin James Hearts on Fire
The Colin James Interview For Hearts on Fire
I wanna Sing Colin James Hearts on Fire
I’m Tore Down Eric Clapton Live EP (Japan)
This is The Valentine’s Day Stew TDMulligan Playlist www.mulliganstew.ca
Heatwave Joan Osborne Standing in the Shadows of Motown
Cannonball Birds of Chicago Birds of Chicago
Mary’s Place Bruce Springsteen The Rising
Dancing in the Street David Bowie & Mick Jagger Nothing has changed
This is The Valentine’s Day Stew TDMulligan Next Week Dave GoGo and Harry Manx
My Valentine (live) Paul McCartney iTunes live from Capitol Studios
Desperado Diana Krall Wallflower
tdmulligan www.coyotesbanff.com 206 Cariboo st Banff
Blackjack Ray Charles Blues and Jazz
This is The Valentine’s Day Stew TDMulligan Next Week Dave GoGo and Harry Manx
The Weight (live) The Band Rock of Ages
When the World gets small Govt Mule/Steve Winwood Shout
Repo Man Ray Lamontagne & Pariah Dogs God Willin, and the creek don’t rise
This is The Valentine’s Day Stew TDMulligan Next Week Harry Manx and David GoGo
Three Women Jack White Lazaretto
tdmulligan www.mulliganstew.ca Happy Valentine’s Day

 

Mulligan Stew March 9th

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This Saturday Hour One
 
alan doyleAlan Doyle checks in about their compilation album XX. Celebrating 20 years of making music and representing the Maritimes and Canada.
They’ll be sliding though Calgary and Edmonton next week – March 12/13 The Jube Edmonton
And March 14/15 The Jube in Calgary.
In the second hour Colin James walks right into the Stewdio and speaks into the microphone.
He’s celebrating so many good things.
He releases is first ever LIVE LP called Twenty-Five Live on March 19.
He gets inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame during Canadian Music Week. March 21
He’s a 6 time Juno winner. Will attend the Junos in his hometown of Regina.
17 Maple Blues Awards, including this year’s Entertainer of the Year.
Colin talks openly about his partnership with Stevie Ray Vaughn, who gave him his first break.
And about his time he spend on the streets busking to make ends meet.
In two weeks we talk to
James Hunter
And
Hawksley Workman
 

So Beautiful Paul Simon so beautiful so what
River in Reverse E Costello Alan Toussaint River in reverse
Looking for a plan Harry manx Kevin Breit Strickly Whatever
Ice Age Dr John Locked Down
Joe Turner’s Blues W Marsalis Eric Clapton Play the Blues
Let my love open the door Great Big Sea XX
Good people Great Big Sea XX
Sitting on top of the World Taj Mahal Dancing the Blues
Johnny from the Mountain The Devon Cuddy Band Volume One
Host TDM
32-20 (live) Eric Clapton Tore Down EP
Steady Drivin Man Mink DeVille Return to Magenta
Honey. Where’s the money gone Soloman Burke Nashville
West LA Fadeaway Los Lobos Tin Can Trust
County Jail (live) Eric Clapton Tore Down EP
If I had a boat Lyle Lovett Pontiac
Bad Habit (live() Colin James Twenty-Five Live
Nothing you can do Colin James Twenty-Five Live
Into the Mystic Colin James Twenty five Live

Mulligan Stew June 16th

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We are slowly updating , inputting and reconciling our archives…please check back as we re-build our database of past playlists

This week on Mulligan Stew:


Colin James
 has worn many hats during his long and storied career. When Colin first hit the scene a quarter century ago, he became an instant rock guitar hero, mentored by the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan. Since then, this iconic Canadian has topped the charts as a pop vocalist, recorded an acclaimed blues album and led the swing revival with his Little Big Band, which he both fronted and produced. He has performed for the Queen, sold multi-platinum many times over and continues to sell out shows coast to coast.  Along the way, he’s written memorable hit songs and given us distinctive covers of timeless classics with his newest album teasing that the best is still yet to come.
This six-time Juno Award winner has come full circle with his latest album, aptly titled Fifteen.  On the verge of 25 years since the release of his debut, this is Colin’s 15th release and it takes this Saskatchewan artist back to his full-blooded rock roots.
Colin James talks with host Terry David Mulligan about working on Fifteen with Ron Sexsmith, Tom Wilson, and Alan Doyle on the next Mulligan Stew, Saturday, June 16 at 7pm.
 
 
 


 

Artist

Song

Album

Trombone Shorty Orleans and Claiborne Orleans and Claiborne
The Meters Cissy Strut On the good foot
Dion Ruby Baby The road Im on
The Band Look Out Cleveland The Band
Fleetwood Mac Lemon Squeeze (live) Shrine 69
Eric Clapton Cant find my way back home Live in the 70’s
Police Don’t stand so close Every breath you take
Bonnie Raitt Used to rule the world Slipstream
Brian Dunn Interview
Brian Dunn Tv’s and radios Tv’s and radios
Neil Young Get a job Americana
Serena Ryder All for love iTunes in Montreal
Chuck Leavell Wish me well Back to the Woods
Colin James Interview
Colin James Finally wrote a song for you Fifteen
Alan Doyle Testify Boy on Bridge
Colin James Sweets gone sour Fifteen
Colin James Oh Well Fifteen
Colin James No time to get there Fifteen
Joan Osborne Shake your hips Bring it on home
Rory Block Steady Freddy Shake em on down
Jon Cleary Occapella Occapella
Spencer Davis Gimme some lovin Best of Steve Winwood
Beatles Lady Madonna #1’s
Tower of Power I thank you 40th Anniversary
Righteous Bros My Babe ReUnion
Memphis town Back to the Woods