Shake your hips . . .

Posted: June 20, 2016 in Hear This . . . . !

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Well, welcome indeed to another edition of The Blues Come Calling and blues fans will know, only too well, that the festival season is in full swing now and one of the much anticipated events here is upon us now . . . . Blues On The Farm. Now, whether you had it in your diary or not, I thought we might showcase some of the artists appearing there, because it’s a cracking line up. So, ‘poised’ and ‘purposeful’  we kicked off with Lawrence Jones and ‘Foolin’ Me’ from his 2014 album, ‘Temptation’ and there was plenty more in store, including a little gem from the excellent Mike Sanchez, from his time with The Big Town Playboys and his take on that old favourite, ‘Shake Your Hips’. We also slipped in a track from New York’s Hitman Blues Band, who are currently on their UK tour and  promoting their new album ‘The World Moves On’, including my choice, ‘Hammer Down’ . . . . possibly not a phrase you want to hear from the weather forcasters during a music festival. Another overseas visitor was American blues singer, and guitarist, Debbie Bond, who’s sounding so good lately, as you can hear on her latest album,‘Enjoy The Ride’. . . .

Shake your hips . . .Hitman Blues Band
Foolin’ Me – Lawrence Jones (Temptation – 2014)
Shake Your Hips – Mike Sanchez & The Big Town Playboys (Hip Joint -1996)
Hammer Down – The Hitman Blues Band (The World Moves On – 2016)
They’re Crazy About Me – The Blues Band (Wireless Live – 2015)
Bayou Country – Ian Siegal (Candy Store Kid – 2012)
Work Song – Brilleaux (Brilleauvator – 2012)
Wishbone – Debbie Bond (Enjoy The Ride – 2016)

Pinetop’s Pick . . .
Junko Partner – Dr John (Dr John’s Gumbo – 1972)
House rocking . . .
Hot Little Mama – Mike Vernon & Los Garcia (Just A Little Bit – 2016)
‘Til Tomorrow – The Billy Walton Band (Wish For What You Want – 2016)
Ain’t No Love In The City – The Bushman Brothers (Live recording -2014)
Demolition Man – Sari & the Engine Room (Live recording – 2016)
I’ll Be Back Someday – The Nimmo Brothers (Coming Your Way – 2001)
House Rocking Band – Thorbjorn Risager (Dust & Scratches -2012)

Now, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen Paul Jones andBilly Walton Band-WishForWhatYouWant-small-2 the rest of the Blues Band on stage, but they’re still doing good business and, for a little contrast, I played something from their unplugged album called ‘Wireless Live’ and this is a rather nice, good time piece titled ‘They’re Crazy About Me’. Another familiar face on the UK blues scene is Ian Siegal and he was on the bill, down in Chichester this weekend and I dug back into his catalogue for his 2012 recording of ‘Bayou Country’. New Zealand band Brilleaux, are currently on their UK tour promoting their latest album (and very good it is too). Since, we’ve played that album on the show recently, I found a real gem among their past releases . . . their take on the classic ‘Work Song’.

Other joys included the excellent Bushman Brothers, Sari & the Engine Room, and the Nimmo Brothers, each with their respective bands. As a reminder of what the Nimmos sounded like together, I pulled out their very appropriately titled ‘I’ll Be Back Someday’.

But, all good things have to come to an end and, too soon, it was time to wrap things up. So, with a big thumbs up to all those organising and appearing on stage at this year’s Blues On The Farm, we closed the show with Thorbjorn Risager and his band with another suitably titled number, ‘House Rocking Band’ and they certainly are! So, until the next time The Blues Come Calling remember . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 19 June 2016

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