Anybody listening . . .

Posted: January 16, 2016 in The Blues Come Calling

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Listen here to this week’s edition of The Blues Come Calling:

Well, a big bluesy welcome to this week’s edition of The Blues Come Calling and it’s been a great week for re-discovering some old favourites and listening to some excellent new releases. We pulled out some 50s blues from the great Tampa Red and stumbled across a great blues track tucked away on an album by a band called Boukou Groove  that really fits into another genre. Our regular guest, Arfa Pinetop, brought along some Chicago blues from Fleetwood Mac, who were contemporaries of UK blues band Savoy Brown. By some quirky coincidence,  this week’s playlist includes a new album by the much revered bluesmen, Kim Simmons along with Savoy Brown titled ‘The Devil To Pay’ and we kicked off the show with their track ‘Snakin’’ . . .

I’m done . . .cecile doo kingue - anyone
Snakin’ Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown (The Devil To Pay – 2015)
I’m Done – Jay Stollman (Room For One More – 2015)
Evalina – Tampa Red (Tampa Red Vol.15 – 2005)
Can’t Come Back – Boukou Groove (Let The Groove Ride – 2015)
The Killing Line – Mike Brookfield (Love Breaks The Fall – 2015)
I Don’t Want To Leave You – Nikki James (The Album – 2015)
Years Of Tears – Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat (Tijuana Bible – 2009)

Pinetop’s Pick
Red Hot Jam – Fleetwood Mac (Blues Jam In Chicago – 1969)David Bowie 65

Come back home . . .
I Can’t Be Satisfied – Michael Messer’s Mitra (Call Of The Blues – 2016)
Anybody Listening – Cecile Doo-Kingue (Anyone Listening Part 2 – 2016)
Roll ‘Em Pete – Neville Dickie (Back To Boogie – 1975)
I Pity The Fool – The Mannish Boys (Bowie 1965 – 2006)
Come Back Home – Lance Lopez (Handmade Music – 2011)

I was more than a little surprised to hear it played by Neville Dickie on a blues radio show from New Orleans last week, but as I’m a sucker for some boogie woogie, I included it in the playlist. I also included a tribute to David Bowie which may have been a shock to some folks to find out that he started out singing blues and R&B. So, I dug out a track of his from his time with The Mannish Boys . . . Bobby Bland’s hit ‘I Pity The Fool’. But we closed the show with some head nodding, foot tapping blues from Lance Lopez and track, appropriately titled, ‘Come Back Home’.

Then it was time to tidy up the records and CDs, put the smiling picture of the station boss back on the wall and wave everyone a cheery farewell . . . at least until next week. Because, we’ll be back, same time, same place when once again The Blues Come Calling. Until then . . . have fun!

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