Friday, November 07, 2014

PINK FLOYD - “The Endless River” on Deltamusic Handpicked

The Endless River is the fifteenth studio album by British progressive rock band Pink Floyd. Produced by David Gilmour, Youth, Andy Jackson and Phil Manzanera, the album was released by Parlophone and Columbia Records respectively in Friday-release countries on 7 November 2014 and will be released in the United Kingdom on 10 November 2014. It is Pink Floyd's first studio album since the death of keyboardist and founding member Richard Wright, who appears posthumously, and the third by the Gilmour-led Pink Floyd after Roger Waters' departure in 1985. It is the first Pink Floyd album distributed by Parlophone and Warner Bros. Records following the purchase of EMI and its assets by the Universal Music Group in 2012, their transfer to Parlophone and the purchase of Parlophone by Warner Bros. in 2013.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Fred is LIVE on Deltamusic Handpicked & JDX1029.COM – Tuesday @ 6:00pm CST

Join Fred tonight on JDX1029.COM and Deltamusic Handpicked starting @ 6:00pm CST


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Monday, September 29, 2014

Got to be Monday !! “Animal House-Music Therapy” JDX1029.com Live Simulcast on Deltamusic

The Animal is Rocking on The Mothership this Monday for Happy Hour Music Therapy  on JDX1029.com  &

Deltamusic Handpicked LIVE

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dr. John - "Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch," @ 11pm CDT on Deltamusic Handpicked

Tribute albums come and go, but it's a real rarity that can snap a listener to attention like Dr. John's new salute to jazz founding father'Ske-Dat-De-Dat- The Spirit of Satch,' Louis Armstrong.

From the opening notes of "Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch,"  it's obvious this is no Big Easy re-creation of the best-known recordings by Armstrong, who in the 1920s almost single-handedly changed the course of popular music with his revolutionary vocal style and trumpet playing.




 "He came to me in this dream and said, 'Do my stuff — your way,'" said the 73-year-old pianist and leading light of New Orleans funk and R&B born Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack Jr.

Leon Russell - “Life Journey” – on Deltamusic Handpicked Overnight

Legendary American singer and pianist Leon Russell has entertained the world for five decades, getting his start as an in-demand Wrecking Crew session player and playing on hundreds of hit records before he began releasing his own albums in 1967. Leon Russell's latest studio album, titled Life Journey, released on April 1, 2014. This 12-track album features newly-written, original songs and Russell's turns on classics that resonate with the two-time GRAMMY® winner as important to his musical trajectory. The album is produced by Tommy LiPuma and executive produced by Elton John, with whom Russell most recently collaborated for 2010's critically acclaimed album, The Union.


On Life Journey, Russell celebrates the songs of 10 other writers, infusing them with the vibrant bounce and spirit that has long been his signature. Russell opens the album with Robert Johnson's 'Come On In My Kitchen', leading a tour of his majestic musical house that continues with Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell's 'Georgia On My Mind', Haven Gillespie and Beasley Smith's 'That Lucky Old Sun', John Davenport and Eddie Cooley's 'Fever', Mike Reid's 'Think Of Me', Duke Ellington and Paul Francis Webster's 'I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good', Herb Magidson and Allie Wrubel's 'The Masquerade Is Over' (featuring a lush orchestral arrangement, a wistful glance back to Russell's own 'This Masquerade'), Paul Anka's 'I Really Miss You', Billy Joel's 'New York State Of Mind', and Johnny Fuller, Robert L. Geddins, and David Rosenbaum's 'Fool's Paradise'. With Life Journey, Leon Russell reminisces with some of the musical touchstones that have inspired him, while bringing forth new songs of his own, for an album that looks back with the love, loss, joy, and peace that's collected during a life well lived. How fortunate the world is for Leon Russell to share his life and time with us in song, all these years.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Monday, August 04, 2014

The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale – Deltamusic Overnight @ 11pm CDT

The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale is an album by Eric Clapton & Friends and it is dedicated to his former collaborator JJ Cale. It was named after his 1972 single "Call Me the Breeze". It was produced by Clapton and Simon Climie.

Catch the entire CD on Deltamusic Handpicked @ 11:00PM CDT


In the early Seventies, after the implosions of Cream and Blind Faith, Eric Clapton found profound influence in the California grooves of reclusive songwriter JJ Cale – who supplied Clapton with two of his biggest solo hits ("After Midnight" and "Cocaine"). Clapton repaid his debt to Cale once with their 2006 collaboration, The Road to Escondido, and he takes that idea a step further with this tribute album, conceived at Cale's funeral last year. Clapton's renditions can be a little too faithful: He nails Cale's throaty growl on "Cajun Moon," but the track fades out just as it might have opened up into a Dead-style jam; "Lies," sung with John Mayer, could have benefited from the charismatic delivery of a vet like Dr. John or Leon Russell. The best moments break free from the restraints of Cale's writing. Tom Petty delivers "Rock and Roll Records" with wry swagger, and Mark Knopfler puts his stamp on "Train to Nowhere" with gloomy Strat acrobatics. And just like one of Clapton's Crossroads fests, The Breeze heats up toward the end. Willie Nelson adds a spiritual intensity to "Starbound" – and, best of all, Don White, from Cale's native Tulsa, Oklahoma, howls the Burrito Brothers-style stomper "I'll Be There," grooving like a high-noon drive through the Baja desert.

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Saturday, August 02, 2014

“TRUE TO THE BLUES” -THE JOHNNY WINTER STORY - jdx1029 simulcast on Deltamusic

Tonight Deltamusic will simulcast  jdx1029’s “TRUE TO THE BLUES”

Starting @ 8:00 pm in HD Audio

This is  Mississippi born Johnny Winter at his best.  A true Blues master (and not too bad at Rock and Roll). A great collection and a must listen for Johnny Winter fans!


Disc One - Selections: 1. Bad Luck And Trouble (A) • 2. Mean Town Blues (A) • 3. Mike Bloomfield’s Introduction Of Johnny Winter (live, B) • 4. It’s My Own Fault (live, B) • 5. I’m Yours And I’m Hers (C) • 6. Mean Mistreater (C, with Willie Dixon and Walter “Shakey” Horton) • 7. Dallas (C) • 8. Be Careful With A Fool (C) • 9. Leland Mississippi Blues (live, D) • 10. Memory Pain (E) • 11. Highway 61 Revisited (E) • 12. Miss Ann (E) • 13. Hustled Down In Texas (E) • 14. Black Cat Bone (live, F) • 15. Johnny B. Goode (live, F).

Disc Two - Selections: 1. Eyesight To The Blind (previously unreleased, live at Atlanta Pop Festival, 1970) • 2.Johnny Winter’s Intro (live at Atlanta Pop Festival, 1970) • 3. Prodigal Son (previously unreleased, live at Atlanta Pop Festival, 1970) • 4. Mean Mistreater (live, G) • 5. Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo (H) • 6. Guess I’ll Go Away (H) • 7. On The Limb (H) • 8. It’s My Own Fault (live, I) • 9. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (live, I) • 10. Good Morning Little School Girl (live, J) • 11. Mean Town Blues (live,J).

Disc Three - Selections: 1. Still Alive And Well (K) • 2. Rock Me Baby (K) • 3. Rock & Roll (K) • 4. Rollin’ ’Cross The Country (L) • 5. Hurtin’ So Bad (L) • 6. Bad Luck Situation (L) • 7. Self Destructive Blues (M) • 8. Sweet Papa John (M) • 9. Rock & Roll People (M) • 10. Harlem Shuffle (live, with Edgar Winter, N) • 11. Bony Moronie (live, O) • 12. Roll With Me (live, O) • 13. Tired Of Tryin’ (P) • 14. TV Mama (P) • 15. Walkin’ Thru The Park (with Muddy Waters & James Cotton, P) • 16. I Done Got Over It (live, with Muddy Waters & James Cotton, Q).

Disc Four - Selections: 1. One Step At A Time (R) • 2. Honest I Do (R) • 3. Nickel Blues (R) • 4. Talk Is Cheap (S) • 5. Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing (S) • 6. Bon Ton Roulet (S) • 7. Don’t Take Advantage Of Me (T) • 8. Master Mechanic (U) • 9. Mojo Boogie (V) • 10. Stranger Blues (live, W) • 11. Illustrated Man (with Dr. John, X) • 12. Hard Way (Y) • 13. Highway 61 Revisited (live, Z) • 14. Maybelline (featuring Vince Gill, AA) • 15. Dust My Broom (featuring Derek Trucks, AA).

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Legendary soul singer Bobby Womack died Friday

Legendary soul singer Bobby Womack died Friday.

Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 .Womack, whose career spanned more than 50 years, wrote and performed hits such as "That's the Way I feel About Cha" and "Across 110th Street."  He also wrote The Rolling Stones' first UK No. 1 hit, "It's All Over Now."

Bobby Womack

In 2012, Womack began a career renaissance with the release of The Bravest Man in the Universe, his first album in more than 10 years. Produced by Damon Albarn and XL's Richard Russell, the album made Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2012 alongside numerous other critical accolades.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Deltamusic Handpicked presents - ELVIS at STAX – the Outtakes

Tonight by request I am featuring ELVIS  Outtakes from the STAX Studios recording

."The dissipation of the Stax recordings across three albums over 18 months provided little or no creative kudos for such deserving artistic accomplishment," wrote "Elvis at Stax" producer Roger Semon in notes accompanying the release. "The objective of `Elvis at Stax' is to reflect the true spontaneity and musicianship of Elvis' sessions."

Hear some sounds rarely heard out of the studio. The first set starts at 9:30 PM CDT

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Building the WJDX Music Library

Building the WJDX Music Library

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Hello Johnny,

My name is Fred Mitchell. Have been meaning to contact you for the last several years. This relates back some 40 years ago when I first started in broadcasting. I was working the 8pm to 1am slot for WRBC in Jackson, MS and having a ball as a Top 40 jock. The MD and I would go rounds when he heard me play songs that were not on the “playlist”. A friend of mine, Phil Seymour who was on air at WJDX-FM asked me if I would be interested in a “progressive rock” format show. Phil felt that if he was able to get a known Top-40 dj from the Jackson market he would have a better chance at selling the idea to management. Well I was young and crazy enough to say sure lets go for it and see what happens.

The fact that we were able to convince management to make the change is somewhat of a miracle and a fortunate "quirk"--consider that this was Jackson, Mississippi (of all places) during a politically and culturally repressive period (1968) and that the ownership of the station was, in a word, conservative. But regardless of all that, the new format was put in place, and WJDX-fm became one of the first stations of its kind, not only in the South, but in the entire country! It would continue as "WJDX-fm, 102.9, The Rock of Jackson" until sometime in 1973 when the calls were changed to WZZQ.

Our biggest problem was that we had no music library for the new format. The stations primary revenue was from the background music it provided to local business for 20 years. Their money maker was WLBT-TV and WJDX-AM. They gave me a plane ticket to LA (my first) and my first stop was Capitol Records. I cannot remember who I met there but I told him I needed music and wanted to check out a popular station in the LA market. That is when I met you, along with R. W. Morgan & Charlie Tuna. We all went to some restaurant there on Melrose and you guys hooked me up with some label contacts for music. I wish I had a picture of the boxes of albums that were delivered to the station when I came back to Jackson. It sure made an impression on the station manager and put a feather in my cap.

After the trip to LA and seeing some of the studios I decided my next step was to build a recording studio in Jackson. A girl named Porche from LA came by the station and introduced me to a gentleman named Gene Shiveley. I was all excited about this new group named “Touch”. I was impressed with the quality of the recording and was surprised that Gene was the engineer and producer. We ended up going into business together and worked as a team for over 20yrs. Our last business together was a company named CMS Digital in Pasadena, CA. This was the first full cd mastering house on the west coast. His latest project is the Malibu Performing Arts Center in Malibu, CA.

I am now in my hometown in Mississippi doing some consulting and net surfing. I still play the music I love, still take the request, and still make about the same as I did in 1968. I never could make a good living as a dj, but it is still a good feeling being able to communicate with listeners thru music. I added my name and stations I worked with hope you will add me to your Satisfaction database, and although I only worked on air for a few years full time I feel that I was there during some of the best years in radio anyone could have.

Thanks for a good show

Fred Mitchell (March 2008)

PS… Below is a picture of the original WJDX-FM air
staff in 1968
WJDX-FM c.1968 
Art Reed, Fred Mitchell, Terry Stenzel, Phil Seymour,

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day – A time to remember-

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the country's armed forces.

The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war.

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Have a safe Memorial Day and enjoy some music here on Deltamusic Handpicked

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tuesdays - “Handpicked Live” on The Mothership & Deltamusic

Music that makes you Feel Good tonight LIVE from The Mothership & Deltamusic Handpicked.

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Streaming from new servers at 192kbs for High Quality Sound. I will be LIVE from JDX1029.COM & Fred’s Place Starting at 6:30PM CDT

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

“Deltamusic Handpicked LIVE” – Tuesdays on JDX1029 @ 6:30 pm CDT

The storms have past and now its time for a night of Music “Handpicked” From Memphis to New Orleans – Southern Rock, Blues and More -

Fred will be hosting LIVE  here and on www.jdx1029.com at 6:30pm CDT today.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

“Love (Beatles album)” - Handpicked LIVE on Deltamusic – 12:00 Midnight

Love (Beatles album)

Love is a soundtrack remix album of music recorded by the Beatles, released in November 2006. It features music compiled and remixed as a mashup for the Cirque du Soleil show of the same name. The album was produced by George Martin and his son Giles Martin, who said, "What people will be hearing on the album is a new experience, a way of re-living the whole Beatles musical lifespan in a very condensed period.

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Giles Martin said in an interview that he was afraid they would not get the green light to do the project, so he started by making digital back-ups of the original multi-track recordings just to get started on the project. He also said that he and his father mixed more music than was eventually released, including "She's Leaving Home" and a version of "Girl" that he was particularly fond of which was eventually released in 2011 as a bonus track on the album on iTunes.

McCartney and Starr, the surviving members of the Beatles, responded very positively to the album. McCartney noted that "This album puts The Beatles back together again, because suddenly there's John and George with me and Ringo". Starr commended George and Giles Martin for the album and said that the album is "really powerful for me and I even heard things I'd forgotten we'd recorded.”

Deltamusic  chose to play the entire album uninterrupted to allow younger Beatle fans to experience an album premiere.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

“Muddy Waters the Johnny Winter Sessions 1976-1981”

Deltamusic Handpicked Presents “Muddy Waters”

Tonight at 9PM & 12AM CDT on DELTAMUSIC Handpicked

Muddy Waters - The Johnny Winter Sessions 1976-1981Muddy Waters left Chess only when the label folded upon its sale in the mid-'70s, but by that point he was in need of the kind of career revival that only comes with a new label and new set of collaborators. That's precisely what Muddy received in 1976, when he signed with Blue Sky Records and teamed up with the hotshot blues-rock guitarist Johnny Winter, who produced Waters' acclaimed 1977 comeback, Hard Again, and its sequels, 1978's I'm Ready and 1981's King Bee, along with supporting Muddy for the
979 concert set Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live. All four albums are
cherry-picked for Raven's 2009 compilation The Johnny Winter Sessions 1976-1981, which also adds a cut from the 2003 deluxe edition of Live and Muddy's duet "Walking Thru the Park" from Winter's 1977 album, Nothin' But the Blues. Although Hard Again is indisputably the best album of the batch, vibrating with Muddy's renewed vigor, the other records maintained a fairly
consistent high level of quality, with many of the best moments featured here among these 19 tracks. Winter placed Waters in a setting that recalled the loose, gritty intimacy of Chess but crackled with the electric energy and dirty rhythms of his disciples, something that revitalized Muddy and still gives these recordings a kick that resonates decades later

Friday, April 04, 2014

Delta’s Live Tonight on JDX1029.COM & Deltamusic Handpicked 8:30pm CDT

The year was 1968 and i was offered a slot on WJDX-FM. We called it "The Rock". To many this was the first progressive or alternative rock station on the air. There was no Top-40, News, and very few commercials. It was all about the Music!

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TGIF & The Animal is LIVE…. On Deltamusic & JDX1029.COM

It’s Friday and the master is flying The Mother Ship. The Animal has the therapy needed after a long week! Come join us for some great music and good times!

Catch it LIVE on JDX1029.COM & Deltamusic Handpicked

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Thursday, April 03, 2014

“Girls With Guitars” on Deltamusic Handpicked Late night

The name says it all. “Girls with Guitars” –  Well worth a listen on Deltamusic


This trio of young, passionate performers is backed by a top-flight band of road-tested professionals for more than two hours of live blues excellence.

Photo: Playing now on www.deltamusic.blogspot.com