Play it like you mean it . . .

Posted: January 22, 2017 in Hear This . . . . !

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

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Well, if you were looking for a diversion from world events, or even an excuse to delay some unwelcome chore, then this week’s edition of The Blues Come Calling may have arrived just in time! Regular listeners will know this is where to come for a selection of the best of the blues around and to prove it, we kicked off our playlist with a great Checker 45 from Lowell Fulson. There was some great piano work from Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne with ‘Bankrupted Blues’, followed by another pair of hands on the keyboard and someone who we saw do a rip roaring set at Ronnie Scott’s this week, Marcia Ball.

To show our international choices, we had Canadian duo Jimmy Brownskill and Carlos Del Junco providing some nice guitar, harp and vocals ‘Beale Street Toodle-oo’ from their latest album ‘Blues Etc’. We also had a taster of the new album ‘Lovelight’ from Australian singer and keyboard ace, Lachy Doley. Then, to indulge those who, like me, enjoy a little slide guitar, we featured Finnish band, Honey B & T Bones with their version of Elmore James classic ‘Shake Your Moneymaker’.
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Who Was I Foolin’
Don’t Drive Me Baby – Lowell Fulson
Bankrupted Blues – Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne (Jumpin’ & Boppin’ – 2016)
Louella – Marcia Ball (Presumed Innocent – 2001)
Crossroads – Calli Malpas (Never Made The 27 Club – 2016)
Beale St. Toodle-oo – Jimmy Bowskill and Carlos Del Junco (Blues Etc – 2016)
Who Was I Foolin’ – Lachy Doley (Lovelight – 2017)
It Ain’t Your Business – Johnny Winter (The Alligator Years – 2013)
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Lonely No More – Vaneese Thomas (Long Journey Home – 2016)

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Dog Without A Bone – Ritchie Dave Porter (Single – 2017)
The Devil Must Be Laughing – John Mayall (Talk About That – 2017)
City Of Love – Thorbjorn Risager (Change My Game – 2017)
No Harm Done – Mighty Mike Schermer (First Set – 1999)
Lookin’ Back – Redhouse (Play It Like You Mean It – 2016)
Shake Your Moneymaker – Honey B & T Bones (EMI Years 1985-87 – 2012)
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There were plenty of other new releases, including the new single by Ritchie Dave Porter, ‘Dog Without A Bone’ and John Mayall with ‘The Devil Must Be Laughing’ from his new album, which is due for release in a few days time. Also, seeking a prime place among the up-coming releases on our playlist was an album by Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado. They’ve promised to return to the UK soon and the new album ‘Change My Game’ will surely confirm their good standing with UK blues fans.

Having mentioned Marcia Ball, we also dug out something from her guitarist, Mighty Mike Schermer, who, at London’s Ronnie Scott’s, fronted the band for a solo number and we featured ‘No Harm Done’ from his 1999 album ‘First Set’.

As time was getting tight, we managed to squeeze in a great track from our favourite Bristol band Redhouse and then played out with Honey B & T Bones. Then it was all over, except to thank you for your good company this week and invite you back again same time same place next week. So, until the next time The Blues Come Calling . . . remember . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 22 January 2017

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