WPKN Archives: Radio Base Camp: Special Edition 'Blues in the Storm' | March '18

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Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

Original Aired:
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
4:00PM to 6:53PM

2 hours, 53 minutes

Thursday, March 8th, 2018 1:44PM

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Episode: Radio Base Camp: Special Edition 'Blues in the Storm' | March '18


In the Nor'Easter a special fill-in and a show dedicated to the blues and dedicated to vinyl from nmy record collection. 

 WPKN 89.5-FM Bridgeport

Independent Community Radio


Radio Base Camp (Music)



J.D. Short “Slidin' Delta”
from The Sonet Blues Story: J.D. Short (Universal Music AB)



Texas Prison Camp Work Gang “Go Down Old Hannah”
from Country Blues


Smokey Hogg “Penitentiary Blues - Part 2”
from Got the Blues (AP MUSIC LTD)



John Lee Hooker “Boogie Chillun”
from Hookered on Blues



John Lee Hooker “Tupleo”
from Hooked on Blues



Mississippi John Hurt “Talking Casey (Live)”
from The Best of Mississippi John Hurt (1998)



Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry “Motorcycle Blues”
from At the 2nd Fret (Live) [Remastered] (1962)



Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry “Hand In Hand”
from At the 2nd Fret (Live) [Remastered] (1962)



Chuck Berry “Wee Wee Hours (1955 Single Version)”
from Blues CD ALBUM (1955)


R.L. Burnside “Poor Black Mattie”
from 1st Recordings (Big Legal Mess Records)



Big Bill Broonzy “St. Louis Blues”
from Classic African-American Ballads COMP (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 2006)



Buddy Guy “Ten Years Ago”
from The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: Buddy's Blues (1992)



Otis Rush “So Many Roads”
from The Blues Volume 2



Jimmy Reed “I Ain't from Chicago”
from Chicago Jazz & Blues (1973)



Albert King “Blues Power”
from Live Wire / Blues Power (Remastered) (1968)



Christine Perfect (with Top Topham) “Crazy 'bout You Baby”
from History of British Blues


Key Largo “That Did It”
from Key Largo (CMP)


Climax Blues Band “Seventh son”
from A Lot of Bottle (Chrysalis Copyrights)



Rory Gallagher “Souped-Up Ford”
from Against the Grain (Remastered 2012) (1975)


Little Sonny “Sad Funk”
from New King of the Blues Harmonica (Stax)


Little Sonny “The Creeper Returns”
from New King of the Blues Harmonica (Stax)



Willie Dixon “You Shook Me”
from I Am the Blues (1970)



Howlin' Wolf “Wang Dang Doodle”
from All Blues, the Best of Howlin'Wolf SINGLE (1962)



The Sam Lay Blues Band “Maggies Farm”
from Sam Lay in Bluesland


Champion Jack Dupree & King Curtis “Poor Boy Blues (Live)”
from Blues at Montreux (Live) (Rhino Atlantic)


Matt "Guitar" Murphy “Matt's Guitar Boogie (Live)”
from American Folk Blues (Doxy Collection) [Live] (Doxy Records)


Sugar Pie DeSanto “Slip-In Mules”
from In the Basement: The Chess Recordings (Geffen)


Fleetwood Mac “World's In a Tangle”
from Blues Jam In Chicago, Vol. 2 (Blue Horizon Records)



BB King “Ain't Gonna Worry My Life Anymore”
from Indianola Mississippi Seeds



Buddy Guy, Junior Mance & Junior Wells “Talkin' 'Bout Women Obviously”
from Buddy and the Juniors (1970)

Show: Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo

  • Radio Base Camp hosted by Steve di Costanzo is NOW heard every Tuesday morning from 7am to 9am

 My friend Howard Thompson is doing his show 'pure' on 1st & 3rd  Fridays as I've shifted during the day to being the GM of WPKN. . Just bear in mind that the last Friday of the month is reserved for Chris Frantz and his show- "Chris Frantz the Talking Head"


  • I have given up my late night show Radio Base Camp-Late Night on the 2nd & 4th Monday nights from 11:00pm to 2:00am. Because of my new weekly morning music show.  See seperate related episodes


  • RADIO BASE CAMP focuses on the newest indie rock, 60s beat-punk,psych, garage-fuzz, surf, 70s punk, 60s greasy soul & r'n'b shakers, 50s R&R, exotica, afrobeat, jamaican ska/rocksteady and beyond We play deep tracks and unpolished gems, songs you may remember and ones you might not have heard, along with demos, rarities, alternative takes and all kinds of great music that doesn't get played that often.  We also feature new music by current bands, many of whom are influenced by the 60's (and beyond). We do live and telephone interviews with musicians, producers, and chroniclers of an era spanning from the 1950's to present day. We aim to highlight and focus on music with great song writing, sounds and production, having a lot of fun in the process...


  • a little history....RADIO BASE CAMP is a radio show that I started in 2007 on live365.com internet radio.  It became a weekly WPKN  "overnight" in early 2008  from Sunday into Monday for two years before moving to Friday afternoons  in September 2009 with my part-time co-host, Eric Cocks.  In early 2010,  I decided to focus on my own programming and me and Eric reconfigured our weekly radio show into two seperate and distinct shows: Radio Base Camp with hosted Steve di Costanzo and Connections ...With Eric Cocks.  Starting July 1, 2012 I became the paid GM of WPKN and phased out my "working hours" show.  I now can be heard every Tuesday morning from 7am to 9am.

 Radio Base Campt is hosted by Steve di Costanzo 

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Interviews/Special Shows on RADIO BASE CAMP available on archives:

  • Bill Lincoln from U.S. duo EUPHORIA whose sole album has been called "one of the most important ever"
  • Barry Tashian from The Remains with Fred Cantor producer of "America's Lost Band"
  • MELANIE the noted singer-songwriter  (Steve di Costanzo)
  • Andy Bracken from Fruits de Mer Records in London & Virginia  (Steve)
  • Ron Sanchez from Donovan's Brain, Career Records and KGLT in Bozeman, NT   (Steve)
  • Felix Cavaliere from The Rascals (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Tommy James from Tommy James and the Shondells
  • Carol Kaye (noted session player)   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Singer and songwriter Sam Phillips  (interviewd by Eric Cocks)
  • Andrew Sandoval from Rhino Records  (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Merrell Fankhauser from HMS Bounty and Farkopady   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Singer-Songwriter Don Cooper  (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Sky Saxon from The Seeds   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Peppy Castro from The Blues Magoos   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Johnny Echols from Love   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Richie Unterberger (noted Rock author and reviewer)   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)
  • Tom Moon (1,000 Recordings...) (Steve di Costanzo
  • Mark Naftalin (Butterfield Blues Band-special DJ Show)
  • Rusty Ford (Lothar and the Hand People)  (Steve)
  • Hilton Valentine from The Animals  (special program with Germaine)
  • James Lowe and Mark Tulin from The Electric Prunes   (Steve di Costanzo & Eric Cocks)

and many more....

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