Infected with the blues . . .

Posted: May 23, 2016 in Hear This . . . . !

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

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Well, it’s been another bumper week for new blues releases and it’s getting to be a race to keep up here. But, that’s how I like it and it’s reassuring to know that the blues are thriving. So, there were, indeed, many shades of blues for this edition of The Blues Come Calling with new albums by The Kaz Hawkins Band, Philipp Fankhauser and Margie Evans, Amanda St John, Corey Dennison  and Spencer MacKenzie, along with a taster track from Sari & The Engine Room. There were also some more ‘seasoned’ blues from the likes of Howlin’ Wolf and John Brim, together with a very scratchy choice from our regular guest Arfa Pinetop.

We kicked off the show with something by Torenzo Cannon, someone who’s no stranger to our playlists, with another first class number from his current album ‘The Chicago Way’. Then came a choice from the latest album by Belfast’s own Kaz Hawkins, ‘Belfast Town’, after which there was no difficulty in filling our hour of the blues.

Let it be . . .Philipp Fankhauser & Margie Evans (Unplugged
Mrs From Mississippi – Torenzo Cannon (The Chicago Way – 2016)
Belfast Town – Kaz Hawkins Band (Feelin’ Good – 2016)
Wang Dang Doodle – Howlin’ Wolf (Chess single – 1961)
Finally In Love – Albert Cummings (Someone Like You – 2015)
She’s My Girl – Brilleaux (Pictures Of The Queen – 2015)
Let It Be – Supersonic Blues Machine (West Of Flushing, South Of Frisco – 2016)
Drowning In A Sea Of Love – Philipp Fankhauser & Margie Evans (Unplugged – 2016)
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Pinetop’s Pick . . . . with Arfa Pinetop
Davidson County Blues – Deford Bailey (Gob Iron – )spencermackenzie_large
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Show me . . .
Infected With The Blues – Spencer MacKenzie (Infected With The Blues – 2016)
Damn The Reason – Sari & The Engine Room (Promo – 2016)
Show Me – Amanda St John (Grow – 2016)
Ice Cream Man – John Brim (The Chess Blues Rock Songbook – 1997)
She’s No Good – Corey Dennison (Corey Dennison -2016)
I Am The Train – Ian Seigal (One Night In Amsterdam – 2016)

The new album by 16 year-old guitarist/singer Spencer Amanda St John (GrowMacKenzie was a welcome sign that the blues is still attracting young musicians and singers getting into blues music and getting signed by record labels. In that connection, full marks to Manhattan Records for signing Sari & The Engine Room and, like others, I’m looking forward to seeing her at Blues on The Farm soon and waiting patiently to hear the album that’s promised soon.

Then, with a track from the new, self-titled Delmark album, by Corey Dennison, time was running out, but there was just enough to play out with Ian Seigal’s full-tilt, live version of ‘I Am The Train’. So, until the next time The Blues Come Calling this is yours truly, The Commissioner, saying …. have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 22 May 2016

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