Keeping it alive . . .

Posted: November 27, 2016 in Hear This . . . . !


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

Well, we’re back with another hour packed with the best of the blues, which is just what you expect on The Blues Come Calling . . . and this week was no exception, because we had some great new releases from the wonderful Beth Hart, the debut solo album by Louisiana’s own, Keith Stone, Brooks Williams and Bristol’s most excellent band, Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Review. A big thanks goes out to Provogue records for sending us a preview copy of the forthcoming new release by Jeff Healey . . . .and exceptionally good it is too.

Especially for the scratchy blues lovers, we pulled out Cripple Clarence Lofton with something you can find of the second volume of his works issued by Document records and it’s an impressive collection, well worth checking out. But, before all that and more, we kicked off with one of the enduring bands on the UK club circuit . . . . Nine Below Zero with their take on Roy Head’s hit ‘Treat Her Right’ and still sounding great . . . .

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Treat Her Right – Nine Below Zero (Don’t Point Your Finger – 2014)
Keeping It All Alive – Lights Out By Nine (Make Your Own Luck – 2004)
Better Things To Do – Keith Stone (The Prodigal Returns – 2016)
Love Is A Lie – Beth Hart (Fire On The Floor – 2016)
The Fives – Cripple Clarence Lofton (Cripple Clarence Lofton Vol.2. – 1991)
Troubles On My Mind – Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Review (ft. Pete Gage) (Burn Out – 2016)
Howlin’ For My Baby – Redhouse (Play It Like You Mean It – 2016)
Your Mind’s On Vacation – Brooks Williams (My Turn Now – 2016)

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That’s My Baby – Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim (Willie’s Blues – 1959)

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In The Depth’s Of Love – Bobby Messano (Dominion Roads – 1998)
Just Your Fool – The Rolling Stones (Just Your Fool – 2016)
Blues For Two – Butch Thompson & Pat Donahue (Vicksburgh Blues – 2012)
How Blue Can You Get – Jeff Healey (Holding On – 2016)
You Can, You Can – Luther Allison (Songs From The Road – 2009)

Now, many moons ago I came across a cassette by jeffhealey_holdingon-940x940Bobby Messano and it was impressive enough to get me tracking down more material by Bobby, and I thought he was much overdue for a play, which is what he got with his ‘In The Depths Of Love’.

For those who like a little ragtime and some stylish down home blues, we featured Butch Thompson & Pat Donahue with their ‘Blues For Two’ and sounding not unlike Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell. We also took the opportunity to mark the sad passing of Mose Allison, with one of his songs, given a unique arrangement by Brooks Williams and another Allison, Luther, came along later to close the show. So, until the next time The Blues Come Calling . . . . remember . . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 27 November 2016

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