The stuff you gotta watch . . .

Posted: July 9, 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, a big bluesy welcome to another edition of The Blues Come Calling and the fine weather this week brought many temptations to distract from our preparations for this week’s show. There was the excellent Bures Music Festival with everything so well planned and organised to make it most memorable time, including great sets from Back Porch, Danny Bryant and King King . . . all of who get an honorable mention in this week’s playlist.

With the help of our regular guest, Arfa Pinetop, we pulled together a few very fine gems from the blues library, such as the December 1937 recording by Texas bluesman, Oscar Buddy Woods, plus BB King’s 1969 recording of ‘Heartbreaker’ . . . from his album ‘Blues On Top Of Blues’. There was Arfa’s pick ‘Fine Fine Fine’ by The Balham Aligators, featuring the great Geraint Watkins, then we dug out a 1966 gem from Steve Winwood with The Spencer Davis Group doing a great take on Bessie Smith’s ‘Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out’.

There were plenty of new releases too, including The Cash Box Cash Box KingsKings kicking off our hour of the blues with a track from their new album ‘Royal Mint’ . . .

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All Night Long – The Cash Box Kings (Royal Mint – 2017)
Can’t Slow Down – Clare Free (Be Who You Are – 2010)
Heartbreaker – BB King (Blues On Top Of Blues – 1968)
The Stuff You Gotta Watch – Shannon McNally (Black Irish – 2017)
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out – The Spencer Davis Group (Autumn ‘66 – 1966)
Come on Over To My House – Oscar Buddy Woods (Steel jonny-lang-signs-1Rustler – 2015)
Make It Move – Jonny Lang (Signs – 2017)
What The Cat Dragged In – Michele D’Amour & The Love Dealers (Lost Nights at the Leopard Lounge – 2017)

Pinetop’s Pick
Fine Fine Fine – The Balham Aligators (Bayou Degradable – 2014)

On The Rocks
Nothing But The Night – Kenny Wayne Shepherd (Lay It On Down – 2017)
(She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’ – King KIng (Exile & Grace – 2017)
Beer Shack – Back Porch (Live at the Dove Street Inn – 2016)
On The Rocks – Danny Bryant (Big Live – 2017)egidio-klein-300x262
Move To Kansas City – The Jelly Roll Men (Jelly Roll Shuffle – 2017)
Money Takin’ Mama – Egidio Ingala & The Jacknives (Switcharoo – 2017)
Anything Is Better Than Nothing – Joakim Tinderholt (Hold On – 2017)
Just Coastin’ – Dave Meniketti (On The Blue Side – 1998)

Well, we were spoiled for choice with all the new releases around now, which is definitely just an observation, not a complaint. Among those releases was an album, titled Black Irish’ by Shannon McNally, which brought us a high spirited version of the old Buddy Johnson song ‘The Stuff You Gotta Watch’. Then there was the preview track ‘Make It Move’ from the long awaited new album by Jonny Lang, titled ‘Signs’, scheduled for release in August, followed by another preview track from Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s forthcoming album ‘Lay It On Down’.

We doffed our caps to Rhythm Bomb Records for some great releases, including The Jelly Roll Men’s new album ‘Jelly Roll Shuffle’ with the excellent ‘Move To Kansas City’, which shares the spirit of the great 1950’s blues recordings with Northern Italy band, Egidio “Juke” Ingala and the Jacknives, with their latest album ‘Switcheroo’. Norway’s Joakim Tinderholt was back with his new album, ‘Hold On’, that’s had plenty of plays since it arrived here . . . and that just about briought us to the close of this week’s show . So, with a cheery wave and a big thank you for your good company, we played out with Californian guitarist, Dave Meniketti and his great little instrumental, ‘Just Coastin’. So, until the next time The Blues Come Calling . . . remember . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 9 July 2017

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