Blues come a knocking . . .

Posted: June 5, 2016 in Hear This . . . . !

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

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Well, a sunny June day arrived before we did this week . . . . and, tempting as it was, we were in the studio at the appointed time to bring you another edition of The Blues Come Calling. Fortunately, since we last met, our cheery postman has dropped a few little musical treats through the letterbox and I’ve been into the dark dusty corners of the blues library again to rustle up some forgotten gems, all of which has ensured we have some of the best of the blues for this week’s show.

One of the many joys of the week, was hearing the latest album from a band whose first gig in London was a great night and remembered well here. The band was No Sinner and their latest album ‘Old Habits Die Hard’ has plenty to show how they’ve matured in the meantime, including the very fine number we chose, called ‘Hollow’.No Sinner - Old Habits

Another new release this week came from Wily Bo Walker. It was a preview track from his forthcoming album, ‘Tales of The Mescal Canyon Troubadours’, which sounds good to me. The track was ‘Fool For You’ and also featured Danny Flam & friends.

Big thanks to Robin Bibi for an advance copy of his new album ‘No More A Secret’ and we provided a taster from the album called . . . . Play! But, before that, we kicked off with a classic from Albert Collins and one of his signature numbers, ‘Frosty’, followed by another dusty treat from Lazy Lester with ‘Sugar Coated Love’.Otis Rush

Blues come a knocking . . .
Frosty – Albert Collins (Single – 1962)
Sugar Coated Love – Lazy Lester (Harpbeat of The Swamp -1997)
Hollow – No Sinner (Old Habits Die Hard – 2016)
Who Are You Listening To – Matt Anderson (Honest Man – 2016)
Double Trouble – Chris Antonik (Chris Antonik – 2010)
That Will Never Do – Otis Rush (Ain’t Enough Coming In – 1994)
Blues Come A Knocking – Billy Walton Band (Wish for What Your Want – 2014)

Pinetop’s Pick . . . . with Arfa PinetopWily Bo Walker Fool For You
Confessin’ The Blues – The Rolling Stones

Keep on trucking . . .
I Loved The Woman – Paul Wood (Bridgeburner – 2000)
Fool For You – Wily Bo Walker (Single – 2016)
Play! – Robin Bibi (No More A Secret – 2016)
Woman Down In Arkansas – Moreland & Arbuckle (Promised Land Or Bust – 2016)
Boogie Baby – Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee (Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Sing – 1990)
Keep On Trucking Mama- Hot Tuna (2006)
Next Time You See Me – Eva Cassidy (Nightbird – 2014)
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Now, for fans of acoustic blues, our playlist was graced by Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee as well as something inspired by a good friend of this show, Neil Nixon. He’s been playing Hot Tuna just lately on his ‘Strange Fruit’ show and his enthusiasm is infectious. So, I dug out their ‘Very Best Of’ album, which coincidentally is also named after our song choice ‘Keep On Trucking Mama’.

Now, there are plenty of folks out on tour currently and we caught up with several in this week’s playlist, including Matt Andersen, Chris Antonik, The Billy Walton Band and Moreland & Arbuckle. But, with so much good stuff, we were soon running out of time and I was aware that we had not played much from the ladies, so we closed with the wonderful Eva Cassidy and her take on the Junior Parker number ‘Next Time You See Me’. Indeed, I’m hoping that the next time we meet, will be back here, the next time The Blues Come Calling. Until then . . . remember . . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 5 June 2016

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