Jump in my Cadillac . . .

Posted: May 16, 2017 in Hear This . . . . !


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

Well, a few more summer-like days have brighten this week, as well as the arrival of some excellent new blues releases to keep our ears happy. There have been a few distractions this past week, but we still managed a little fruitful rummaging in the archives for some of those forgotten gems . . . several of which found their way into the playlist for this edition of The Blues Come Calling.

One of the welcome arrivals this week was the new album by The Bridget Kelly Band, which a 22 track, double album for release this month and impressive stuff it is too. We also revisited one of those preview albums that’s now due for release. It came from Birmingham’s Big Wolf Band who’s debut album, “A Rebel’s Story”, is being released on Monday 15th May.

Now there’s plenty of electric blues among the new releases, so it’s good to see that acoustic blues is still thriving too. To make the point, Dave Arcari was back with a collection of live performances recorded at Scotland’s Buchanan Memorial Hall and it’s due for release on 1 September. We also found something for those who like a little scratchy blues and it came from one of the first to play bottleneck blues guitar, of Furry Lewis. . . his 1927 Vocalion recording of ‘Falling Down Blues’.

Into The Wild BlueBridget Kelly Band
Ain’t Missing You – The Bridget Kelly Band (Rattlin’ Bones – 2017)
I Don’t Love You – Big Wolf Band (A Rebel’s Story – 2017)
Stagolee – Dave Acari (Live at the Buchanan Memorial Hall – 2017)
She Knows How To Rock Me – Taj Mahal & Keb Mo (TajMo – 2017)
Dark Angels – Roy Rogers (Into The Wild Blue – 2015)
Falling Down Blues – Furry Lewis (Furry Lewis (1927-1929) – 2003)
Maydell – The Allman Brothers Band (Hittin’ The Note – 2003)
Pretty Mama – Steve Mayone (Sideways Rain – 2017)

Pinetop’s Pick
Basehead – Corey Harris (Greens From The Garden – 1999)Allman Brothers Band (Hittin_ The Note

Carry Me Down
I’m A King Bee – Moreland & Arbuckle (Promise Land Or Bust – 2016)
Carry Me Down – Mark Flanagan (The Chosen Few – 2001)
Hoodoo Lounge – The Hoodoo Loungers (Hoodoo Lounge – 2013)
Big Road Blues – Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated (Kornerstoned – 2006)
Whole Lotta Gravy- Blues Patrol (Man On Fire – 2017)
Buck Dance – Terry Robb Acoustic Trio (Acoustic Blues Trio – 2008)
Jump In My Cadillac – Roy Gaines (Blues For Life – 2014)

Blues duo Moreland & Arbuckle popped up with Slim Boogie_Patrol_-_Man_On_Fire_2017Harpo’s classic ‘I’m A King Bee’ and it brought a little sadness, because the news is that guitarist Aaron Moreland is leaving the duo to spend more time at home with his family, so we wished him well.

Now, our recent giglist included a thoroughly enjoyable evening with Jools Holland & His R&B Orchestra, and opening the evening was the band’s guitarist Mark Flanagan doing a solo spot with some very nice slide guitar. So, we pulled out his solo album ‘The Chosen Few’ to provide an example of what he sounds like. Sadly, I never got to see Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated live, but we did celebrated his influence on the UK blues scene with his take on Big Road Blues and I’m pretty sure that had Duffy Power on harp.

Canadian was well represented this week by Canadian band ‘Boogie Patrol’ with a track from their newly released studio album called ‘Man On Fire’ and Canadian born guitarist Terry Robb also made an appearance with a little ragtime piece called Buck Dance. Then we were heading home with Roy Gaines and a suitably uptempo number called ‘Jump In My Cadillac’ . . . . but not before saying our thanks for taking a listen to this week’s show and hoping that we’ll meet again the next time The Blues Come Calling. Until then . . . remember . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 14 May 2017 

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