Back up against the wall

Posted: August 14, 2016 in Hear This . . . . !

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

Well, if you were in any doubt, we we’re back at the appointed time with another edition of The Blues Come Calling and when there’s plenty happening, we have to be on our toes . . . and we certainly had to be this week. But, there was just enough time to review some of the new releases and search out some old favourites.

The new releases continue to be impressive and it’s a long time since we’ve played something by Davy Knowles on the show (which maybe our fault), but we were very pleased to remedy that this week with a preview track from his upcoming album, ‘Three Miles From Avalon’. The album is scheduled for release on 14 October and it includes the very fine gospel inspired number  called ‘Oxford MS’ which we slipped into our playlist. But, we kicked off the show with Gary Hoey and ‘Back Against the Wall’ . . . with plenty more to follow . . . enjoy!

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Back Up Against The Wall – Gary Hoey (Dust & Bones – 2016)
You Upset Me Baby – Joe Bonamassa (Blues Deluxe – 2003)
Say What – Stevie Ray Vaughan (Blues You Can Use – 2016)
You Made Me Laugh – Jimmy Vaughan & Omar Kent Dykes (On The Jimmy Reed Highway – 2007)
Santa Fe Steamer – David Vest (Roadhouse Revelation – 2014)
Oxford MS – Davy Knowles (Three Miles From Avalon – 2016)
I’ve Got To Use My Imagination – The Rides (Pierced Arrow – 2016) 

Pinetop’s Pick
Motherless Children – Blind Gussie Nesbit (Doctor Peter Clayton 1935-42 -1993)threemilesfromavalon-300x300

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Woman Loves A Woman – Michael Coleman (Modern Blues Classics – 2015)
I’m Not Ashamed To Sing The Blues – Salvo Rizzuto (Tempted – 2012)
Don’t Take Me Down – The Jordan Patterson Band (The Back On Track Recording Project -2016)
Got To Find My Baby – Doctor Peter Clayton (Doctor Peter Clayton (1935-43) – 1993)
Empty Arms – The Bad Pennies (Turned Up Again – 2016)
Pig’s Boogie – Nicky Hopkins (The Tin Man Was A Dreamer – 1972)the_bad_pennies
Got My Mojo Working – Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers (Got To Get You Into Our Life – 2004)

It was a joy to catch up with one of the Medway Delta blues bands . . . . The Bad Pennies. We chose a little something from their current album ‘Turned Up Again’ . . . and the excellent ‘Empty Arms’. By comparison Harlesden, North West London’s home of the blues, can boast a celebrated local son, in the form of piano man Nicky Hopkins . . . and if you’ve not heard him playing in his own right, we pulled out his excellent ‘Pig’s Boogie’.

It so happened that we closed the show this week with one of the bands that Nicky was a member of . . . . Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers, who were possibly not at the forefront of the UK blues scene, but cooked up a great version of ‘Got My Mojo Working’.

So, with a big thanks for your good company this week, and until the next time The Blues Come Calling . . . remember . . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 14 August 2016

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