Blues is in air . . .

Posted: August 21, 2016 in Hear This . . . . !

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

Well, here we are in the midst of the holiday season and with unusually good weather too. So, if you were in any doubt about whether we would be back with another edition of The Blues Come Calling, those doubts disappeared quickly at the appointed time, when we came bursting back across the airwaves this week.

There were plenty of new releases to enjoy this week, along with some very welcome revisits from recent artists on our playlist, including Medway band, The Bad Pennies, and Davy Knowles. Indeed, it was Davy’s very fine gospel inspired number “Oxford, MS” that became a bit of an earworm and I was hoping that playing it again would be the remedy. The Boom Guitars got a play along with US blues trio Slim Jr., but, if you like a no-nonsense blend of acoustic blues plus a little humour, then we introduced the new album by South West England duo, The Sons Of The Delta, ‘Red Hot At Peppers’ which delivers just that. Before all that, it all kicked off with the much revered Johnny Mars with a track called Mighty Mars’ . . . . 
Red Hot & Blue . . .
Mighty Mars – Johnny Mars (Chicago Blues 2 – 1998)
Please Baby – The Bad Pennies (Turned Up Again – 2016)
My Special Friend – Baby Boy Warren (Stormy Weather Blues 1949 – 2015)
Bad Penny – Haymarket Squared (Preview track – 2016)
Oxford MS – Davy Knowles (Three Miles From Avalon – 2016)
Skinnybone – Sons Of The Delta (Red Hot At Peppers – 2016)
2.00 AM – Bob Tognoni (Birra for Lira – 2015)

Pinetop’s Pick
Wiggle Waggle Woo – Stick McGhee (Classics 1951-59 – 2006)Sons of The Delta2

Looking Back . . .
Looking Back – Johnny Guitar Watson (Escort 45 – 1962)
Hoodoo Moon – The Kingbees (Hoodoo Moon – 2013)
Rooster Blues – Boom Guitars (The Fortress Session – 2016)
Act Like You Love Me – Slim Jr (Further Up the Road – 2016)
Hook Line & Sinker – Shonn Hinton & Shotgun (Long Live Shotgun – 2016)
J.B.’s Stomp – J.B. Hutto & The New Hawks (Live at The Shaboo Inn 1979 – 2007)
Motherless Children – Eric Clapton (461 Ocean Boulevard – 1974)
.Further Up The Road
Well, no one can say your feedback goes unheeded here, because J.B. Hutto was there this week, because he was one of the artists suggested for our playlist . . . and duly delivered! Meanwhile, last week’s Pinetop’s Pick, ‘Motherless Children’ by Blind Gussie Nesbit must have been a delight for lovers of scratchy blues, but it inspired me to dig out the more modern version. So, we closed this week’s edition of The Blues Come Calling with Eric Clapton’s 1974 version from his 461 Ocean Boulevard album.

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

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 21 August 2016

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