Huddie William Ledbetter was an American folk and blues musician notable for his strong vocals, virtuosity on the twelve-string guitar, and the songbook of folk standards he introduced. He is best known as Lead Belly. Though many releases list him as "Leadbelly", he himself wrote it as "Lead Belly". I'll be highlighting his music for the next few days.
Although not known as a bluesman, Elvis was certainly influenced by many great blues artists. I'll be highlighting his music today.
I've slapped together a few things and managed to get Dreamland Blues back on the 'air'.
Please choose one of the links on the 'Listen Now' menu to the right. There are links for WinAmp, iTunes (yuck), Windows Media Player (really? who still uses that hot mess?), Real Player (snicker) and QuickTime ( I dare you to use it. ).
I'm still working on a web page based player. Coming soon...
The increase in the rates paid by streaming services to copyright holders was just too much for Live365. They abruptly closed down recently leaving we broadcasters in a bit of a tizzy.
I'm working to find a replacement and should have something up in a day or so. Please stay tuned here for updates.
Thanks for your patience.
A long time ago... in a digital media file library far away... I was SURE that I had gone through my entire library and performed level 'normalization'.
You can now follow updates to the Dreamland Blues Radio blog on Twitter. Our twitter ID is 'dreamlandblues'.
I have other ideas about what to include in the Twitter stream but I'd love to hear your ideas. Drop a comment or an email to dreamlandblues at frontierdigital dot com.
C U on the bitstream.
I've change a few things about the site layout today.
- New site template - This one is called 'Music' and is available here.
- Added Live365 'now playing' badge. - I've done away with the 'now playing' widget I was using and replaced it with an o-fish-al badge widget from Live365. It includes cover art for the currently playing track, track title and artist as well as links to play the stream.
It has been far too long since I last posted -- Life gets in the way of your hobbies sometimes. ;-)
Lots to talk about so let's get to it.
I've added almost 200 Blues (and Blues-ish) Christmas tracks to the playlist. If my math is correct (that's a stretch, let me tell you) this translates to every 3rd or 4th track. Just because this is a Blues station doesn't mean we can celebrate the Holidays!