All shades of blues . . .

Posted: July 24, 2016 in Hear This . . . . !

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

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Well, as summer arrived here with a flourish, it wasn’t just the plant-life that started to wilt in the heat. Despite life being taken at a slower pace, the blues continue resolutely, as ever. The new blues releases have been appearing with re-assuring regularity and revealing that there are some really excellent artists and writers out there. Of course, the blues come in many shades, as our choices this week demonstrate, with acoustic and electric blues, together with rocking shuffles and mellow ballads.

To emphasise the point, our playlist included a subtle and sensitive offering, culled from The Tedeschi Trucks Band’s, along with a sultry and sensuous number from Canadian songstress, Layla Zoe. Then, we feasted our ears on the title track of Gary Hoey’s new album ‘Dust & Bones’ (due out next week), but we will have to wait until September for the debut release, ‘A Force Of Nature’, by Sari Schorr & The Engine Room. But, thanks to Sari, we had a preview of ‘Ain’t Got No Money’.
.Golden State Lone Star Blues Review
We had some happy returns this week on The Blues Come Calling and it all kicked off with The Rides re-appearing with another gem on their latest album ‘Pierced Arrow’ and then, the promised return of the Golden State Lone Star Blues Review with their take on that Lee Allen classic ‘Walkin with Mr Lee’ . . . .

Blues Go Walking . . .
I Need Your Lovin’ – The Rides (Pierced Arrow – 2016)
Walking With Mr Lee – Golden State Lone Star Blues Review (Golden State Lone Star Blues Review – 2016)
The Mississippi Blues Child – Mr Sipp (Mississippi Blues Child – 2015)
Oreo Cookie Blues – Lonnie Mack (Lightning Strikes – 1985)Sari Schorr - A Force Of Nature
Ain’t Got No Money – Sari Schorr & The Engine Room (A Force Of Nature – 2016)
Ain’t That Just Like A Woman – Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five (King of The Jukebox – 2008)

Pinetop’s Pick
Harpoon Man – The Paul Delay Band

Watch Your Step . . .
Wild One – Layla Zoe (Breaking Free – 2016)
Rock Me Baby -Sloe Gin Gypsies (Hallowed Ground – 2016)
Dust & Bones – Gary Hoey (Dust & Bones – 2016)Gary Hoey
Enough Of That Stuff – The Marble Tones (Lucky 13 – 2010)
Hear Me – The Tedeschi Trucks Band (Let Me Get By – 2016)
Watch Your Step – Bobby Parker (V-Tone 45 – 1961)

We dipped back into the 40s for Louis Jordan’s much covered gem, ‘Ain’t That Just Like A Woman’, with its influential opening guitar riff and we played out with another shade of blues from Bobby Parker with his ‘riff rich’ V-Tone 45, ‘What Your Step’. Then, it was all over. Nothing left to do except collect up the records and CDs and head for the door, but not before thanking everyone for their very good company during the show and hoping we’ll all be back, same time same place next week. So, until the next time The Blues Come Calling . . . remember . . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 24 July 2016

 

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