Archive for April, 2016

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Listen here to the latest edition of The Blues Come Calling:

Well, the blues are back and they’re in good company too, because they’re here again in another edition of The Blues
Come Calling. . . . and to prove it, we kicked off the show with something you might have heard on the soundtrack of the recent Billy Connolly TV special. He was crossing America by train and was accompanied for part of the way by a soundtrack that featured the great Paul Butterfield Blues Band and their take on ‘Mystery Train’.

This week’s playlist also included something suggested by an excellent show that was on our giglist recently. The show featured the music of Steve Marriott & The Small Faces and we found a rather fine track by Steve Marriott, along with The DTs, and the old Little Walter classic ‘My Babe’.

The playlist choices were also inspired by an excellent new Johnny Winter DVD called ‘Down & Dirty’, which includes references to various ‘seasoned’ bluesmen as well as Johnny’s first recording at the age of 15 in 1960 called ‘School Day Blues’ and credited to Johnny and the Jammers.

Tend To Your Business . . .
Mystery Train – Paul Butterfield Blues Band (The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – 1965)
Fine Seasoned Woman – Toronzo Cannon (The Chicago Way – 2016)
I’ve Got To Use My Imagination – The Rides (Pierced Arrow – 2016)
Never Drive A Stranger From Your Door – Adam Franklin (Outside Man – 2016)
School Day Blues – Johnny & The Jammers (Single – 1960)
Tend To Your Business – James ‘Wee Willie’ Wayne (Single – 1955)
Chukka Chukka – King Size Slim (Chukka Chukka – 2016)
If You Want To Play With My Heart – Ben Poole (Time Will Tell – 2016)

Pinetop’s Pick . . . . with Arfa Pinetop
Madison Blues – George Thorogood & The Destroyers (Single – 1977)

Sure Cure . . .
My Babe – Steve Marriott & The DTs (Sing The Blues: Live 1988)
You Stopped The Rain – King King (Reaching For The LIght – 2015)
If It Hadn’t Been For Love – ESOEBO (ESOEBO – 2010)
Rich Or Poor – Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band (Trouble With the Blues -2015)
Sure Cure – Mat Walklate & Paolo Fuschi (Kicking Up The Dust – 2016)

Well, our giglist is looking good for the weeks and months ahead and it encouraged a few choices from some of the artists that we’re expecting to see over the next few weeks and months. One of those is Alan Nimmo of King King and we wish him well for his forthcoming operation on his vocal chords.

We squeezed in all the blues we could, but all too soon our time was up and we closed our playlist with a track titled ‘Sure Cure’ by Mat Walklate & Paolo Fuschi. Then, it was all over, at least until the next time The Blues Come Calling.  
Until then, remember . . . have fun!