DJ Hairy Larry Presents Pansy Hall
From The Archives Of Something Blue February 5, 2023
Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear some southern soul recorded at Soundworks, right here in Jonesboro.
I played with Aaron Love at Blues Fest 91 but we never performed together on a regular basis until I had my juke house at Old Town Nettleton. In 1997 I put together a band featuring Aaron and a female vocalist, Pansy Hall. We had a tight Memphis sound with harmony vocals. We sang Blues and R&B cover songs as well as a few originals.
When we were promoting Blues Fest we would play live on Scene Midday at KAIT. That’s how we came up with the band name, Aaron Love and His TV Band. In 1997 we recorded an album at Soundworks, Sonny Hunt’s studio. Eric Crewes was the engineer at the sessions and we successfully captured the band’s sound.
The song I’m playing today, “Misty Blue”, features Pansy Hall on lead vocals and Aaron Love on background vocals. Pansy graduated from ASU and went to work at KAIT as a news producer. The other musicians in the band were all Blues Alley regulars, holding down the jams night after night. I don’t have song by song musician credits but featured on the album were.
Aaron Love – vocals, drums
Pansy Hall – vocals, percussion
Hairy Larry – vocals, guitar, percussion
Uldis Heyl – vocals, guitar
Richard Stevens – bass, flute, mandolin, piano
Donald Deloach – keyboards, drums
Kier Heyl – keyboards, drums, percussion
Richard Murray – saxophone
Aaron passed on a few years ago. Pansy and some of the other musicians have moved. But, at the time, all of these musician’s were living in Jonesboro.
So now, recorded in 1997, here’s Aaron Love and His TV Band featuring Pansy Hall on vocals singing “Misty Blue”.
And that’s Pansy Hall singing “Misty Blue” with Aaron Love and His TV Band. Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00, to hear more female vocalists singing R&B with Charlie Huntere and The A-Beez.