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Why we love the Blues
  I often wondered why I love the 'Roots of the Blues' so much - Years ago in Louisiana my partner and I found ourselves in what is called in the states a 'Low place' ... It was like travelling back in time. dusty, rickety tables and chairs, bare wooden floor.
Sat on the little platform was a lady and a guy with what looked like a homemade guitar and then the lady began to sing the blues .. Respectfully, I've been listening to the Blues before and ever since and no white person can sing the blues like that .. Encouraged by the other people there, we joined in with 'Tell the story boy' and the 'oh yeah, we know(s)'

We were staying in Baton Rouge at the time, about 100 miles away .. the intention was to get a drink and stay for an hour or so .. 6 hours later we left with an experience that will never be repeated ... and that is why we do the 'Backtracking' production

As the 'Doc' once said, no one can experience, play or sing the 'Blues' unless you can feel them in your heart and soul ..

We love the blues don't we, some people like the up to date stuff while others prefer to remember, with us, the 'Roots of the Blues'- If that's you, you've come to the right place. Join us week in week out as we ride the 'Blue Time Machine' back to where it all began. This music and the legendary artists who left us this legacy must never be allowed to disappear into the mists of time, at PD Productions they never will.
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  • We love the blues don't we, some people like the up to date stuff while others prefer to remember the 'Roots of the Blues' .. If that's you, you've come to the right place. Join us week in week out as we ride the blue time machine back to where it all began
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The Doc's got the Blues  
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New 'Blues' Showcase
  Come join us at the First Note as we take a trip back in time to listen to the origins of some of your favorite songs. Your hosts the Cozmik Messenger,  Billy Bob Bob and Vinnie Bagadnouts will guide you as we travel through history  on the Laid Back Way Back Time Machine for some fun adventures. Buckle up and enjoy the ride—there’s never a dull moment!
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Still got the Blues
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About PD Productions
Years ago my dear friend, 'The Doc' taught me how to 'feel' the blues. In his words, you can't play or sing the blues unless you can feel them .. the chords and lyrics mean nothing, unless they touch your soul and down to your fingers.

For around 8 years now we've been producing shows for radio stations around the world, and we simply love what we do. We have a 'thing' about keeping the spirit, if you will, the roots of the blues alive. Fully licensed, we invite you to enjoy, and where we make them so available, download all or any of these productions.

Irrespective of size or location of your radio station, all of our productions are available to be uploaded to your station weekly, completely Free.
Backtracking - to the roots of the Blues
    Back as far as the 1920's and beyond.
    Ride the Gospel Blues Train.
    The Delta lady sings the blues.
    Featured artist of the week.
    Prison songs feature, back as far as 1920's.
    Get it on your radio station - Let's get started.
    Every Friday, we go deep ..
The Blues shack - The legends
Check out our featured legendary artist of the week, a track from deep down to the roots of the blues. back to where it all began, and while you're here, what's your choice from back then? ... Your choice / Click here
This week: ..Blind Willie McTell - Drive Away Blues
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Listen as the Lady sings the Blues
Featuring those legendary artists .. Just listen to the emotion and the bluest, blue in these tracks ... Ride the 'Blue Time Machine' with us . Just soak up the tracks that take you way back in time. Indeed, Back to where it all began .... The ladies, back as far and the early 1900's ..
Syndicating the Blues - Worldwide
Irrespective of size or location of your radio station around the world, all of our productions are available to be uploaded to your station weekly, completely Free.. Join our worldwide community, don't miss out, talk to PD Productions soon and Let's get started.
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The 4th Day Special Production ....
Each Wednesday we release a 'Special' production we call The '4th Day Special', ... 4th day, because our week begins on a Sunday. These specials feature a selected specific artist or genre of Delta or the earliest Blues music ... This week ...
Tommy Johnson.
Your critique / your review ....
It's all very well us publishing our review / opinion regarding the tracks / productions we receive, but we and these artists would like to hear from you as well. Get in touch, listen, write a critique / review. Click here, get involved.
Acoustic Blues ...
Acoustic Blues is a catch-all term describing virtually every type of blues that can be played on a non-electric musical instrument. It embraces a wide range of guitar and musical styles including folk, slide, fingerpicking, ragtime, and the regional strains, Chicago, Delta, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Piedmont, etc. So of course, it has to be included.

Etta Baker - Railroad Bill
This weeks featured artist
Nelson Wilborn (August 31, 1907 – March 1970), better known as Red Nelson or Dirty Red, was a blues singer and occasional guitarist. Born in Sumner, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. He relocated to Chicago, in the early 1930s, where he regularly performed in their nightclubs. His recording career lasted well over a decade. Two of his standout songs are "Crying Mother Blues" and "Streamline Train.
Nelson's recording career began in 1935 and lasted until 1947. He was noted as "a fine vocalist with a telling falsetto", and was fortunate to be accompanied in his recordings with some of the best musicians available at that time. These included the pianist Cripple Clarence Lofton. Red was described in 1979 by more than one source as "an amiable alcoholic ... His whereabouts thereafter are shrouded in mystery, and, rather oddly, there appears to only one surviving photograph of him and even that seems doubtful
Prison work gang songs
As part of our 'Backtracking production we're featuring these songs (Field holler and work songs) Just 'feel' the deprivation, the pain and despair. These songs take us back as far as the 1920's. If these songs are not the 'Blues' we have no idea what the blues are. They cry out to us, and we listen. They cry, hear our voices from the past and we hear. An introduction to Prison Work Songs Blues - Click here.
The Gospel Blues Train
Gospel blues are a form of blues-based gospel music that has been around since the inception of blues music. It combines evangelistic lyrics with blues instrumentation, often with a blues guitar accompaniment. Possibly fair to say, led by The Reverend Gary Davis. Listen out for the 'Gospel Blues' Track' each week on the 'Backtracking' production, join the early 20th century gospel revival to the glory of God.
Listen to the Blues Talking
Every Thursday we have the blues .. We specialise in the 'Roots of the Blues'. This is our weekly excursion into the more up to date stuff .. The Doc and I thought to ourselves. As the song goes:  ‘Seemed like a good idea at the time’ and you know what... it was!
With no plans to retire, unless the electricity runs out and we go back to gas and candles, we'll keep listening to and producing 'Backtracking' and 'Listen to the Blues Talking' with you, our very good friends right around the world.
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