Hold On Tight . . .

Posted: January 29, 2017 in Hear This . . . . !


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

Well, this week brought a timely reminder that the blues knows no frontiers and excludes no one from its company. So, we gave a very bluesy welcome to one and all for this edition of The Blues Come Calling and we kicked off in the UK with a great new album from Paul Lamb & The King Snakes, Live at The Royal Albert Hall, which will be well worth waiting., but for those who couldn’t wait, we played a taster track from the album.

There were some new names (at least ‘new’ to our playlist) and first up was Californian, Sammy Eubanks delivering some nice slide guitar on the classic ‘I Just Wanna Make Love To You’. There was Tweed Funk, who provided some soulful blues. Then there was Lew Jetton & 61 South with ‘Who’s Texting You’ from Lew’s very fine album ‘Rain’ and it seems Lew follows the show, so thanks for that! The Maple Blues Awards delivered some welcome new names to our playlist, including The Paul DesLauriers Band, Angela Forrest and Harpdog Brown, who all walked away with awards this year.

Who’s Texting Youlew-jetton-61-south
Jumping Little Judy – Paul Lamb & The King Snakes (Live at The Royal Albert Hall – 2017)
I Just Want To Make Love To You – Sammy Eubanks (Sugar Me – 2016)
Take My Hand – Mighty Mike Schermer (Blues In Good Hands – 2015)
Heaven’s Where You Dwell – Jimmy Bowskill and Carlos Del Junco (Blues Etc – 2016)
Who’s Texting You – Lew Jetton & 61 South (Rain – 2016)
It’s Best To Know Who You’re Talking To – Clifford ‘Grandpappy’ Gibson (Rural Blues Vol.2 1951-1962)
Pick ‘Em Early – Tweed Funk (Love Is – 2012)
Pinetop’s Pickthe-paul-deslauriers-band
Chicken & Gravy – Richard Johnston & Jessie Mae Hemphill

Slowly Burning
She Should Be Mine – The Paul DesLauriers Band (The Paul DesLauriers Band – 2014)
Hold On Tight . . . Mr I’m Alright – Angela Forrest (Angel’s 11 – 2016)
Fine Little Girl Rag – Harpdog Brown (Travelling With The Blues – 2016)
Slowly Burning – Erja Lyytinen ( Stolen Hearts – 2017)
House Of Blues Marcus Malone (Better Man – 2017)
Don’t Lie To Me – Gary Moore (After Hours – 1992)

There were some happy returns this week by Mighty 6417138644619_600Mike Schermer, who’s currently on tour with Marcia Ball, then there was Jimmy Bowskill and Carlos Del Junco providing one of the very nice choices on their latest album ‘Blues Etc’. Finnish lady of the blues, Erja Lyytinen, was back with a preview copy of her forthcoming album, ‘Stolen Hearts’, which is a more subtle and less bluesy collection of songs than previously, but it does include a bluesy number, called ‘Slowly Burning’. So, we played it! Marcus Malone appeared again on our playlist to confirm that I’m mighty impressed with the forthcoming album ‘Better Man’ and we played another track from it, this time ‘House Of Blues’.

The lovers of scratchy blues had ‘double bubble’ this week with Clifford ‘Grandpappy’ Gibson and his 1960 Bobbin release with its wise words, ‘It’s Best To Know Who You’re Talking To’. Our regular guest, Arfa Pinetop, also brought us some ‘Chicken & Gravy’ courtesy of Richard Johnston & Jessie Mae Hemphill

As time ran out on this week’s show, we decided to play out with the late Gary Moore and his version of Don’t Lie To Me. So, a big thanks for your company this week and, until the next time The Blues Come Calling . . . remember . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 29 January 2017

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