What’s inside . . .

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


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

Well here we are again with a big bluesy welcome to our weekly gathering of the best of the blues, which we call The Blues Come Calling. We arrived just in time with a pile of CDs and records, which (in reality) we had very little prospect of fitting into our hour together. But, we were undaunted and kicked off with a topical title from Billy Walton & his band, ‘It Ain’t True’. Billy & his band were on our giglist this week, playing that one and Red Butler were there too, playing tracks from their forthcoming new album with a setlist that also included the crowd pleaser, ‘Show Me The Money’.

There were some welcome returns to our playlist this week, like Scandinavian band, the Jelly Roll Men, who changed their name from ‘Nine Fingers’ for their new album ‘Jelly Roll Shuffle’ and still sounding good with ‘Pontiac Blues’. Katie Bradley & Chris Corcoran also made a welcome return with another something from their current album ‘C’est La Vie’ and the girls were also represented by Carolyn Wonderland with ‘To Be Free’ from her new album ‘Moon Goes Missing’. Dave Arcari waved the flag for Scotland with his new single, ‘Givers & Takers’, from his latest album,’Live at the Memorial Hall’.

There were some new names, to surprise and delight, including the Jake Leg Jug Band, who may sound like something from the Southern States of America around the 30s, except that they hail from the UK’s Stoke on Trent and may have raised a few smiles with ‘I Had To Give Up Gym’ from their latest release ‘Break A Leg’. Another of the new releases we’ve been enjoying here this week, came from The John Pagano Band with their new album ‘ One More Round’ which we may be returning to soon, but for the moment we featured ‘Trouble On Heels’.

It Ain’t TrueBilly walton CD
It Ain’t True – The Billy Walton Band (Soul of A Man – 2017)
Show Me The Money – Red Butler (Live – 2017)
Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City – Walter Wolfman Washington (Sada – 1991)
Givers & Takers – Dave Arcari (Live at Memorial Hall – 2017)
Pontiac Blues – Jelly Roll Men (Jelly Roll Shuffle – 2017)
Crawling Up A Hill – Beverley Skeete (Unchained – 2008)
Sugar Baby – Hamilton Loomis (Basics – 2017)
How Blue Can You Get – John Campbelljohn (Under The Blue Covers – 2003)

Pinetop’s PickLucky Peterson
When The Levee Breaks – Magic Slim & James Cotton (All Blues’d Up – Songs of Led Zepplin – 2011)

Give Up Gym
Never Coming Back – Lucky Peterson (Long Nights – 2016)
What’s Inside – Haymarket Riot (The Healing Blues Vol 1 – 2016)
Baby In The Corner – Katie Bradley and Chris Corcoran (C’est La Vie – 2017)
To Be Free – Carolyn Wonderland (Moon Goes Missing – 2017)
Had To Give Up Gym – The Jake Leg Jug Band (Break A Leg – 2017)
Trouble On Heels – John Pagano Band (One More Round – 2017)Jake Leg Jub Band
Dream About You – Andy T Band (featuring Alabama Mike) – (Double Strike – 2017)

We got news of the new album expected August from Hamilton Loomis. . . . and for those of an impatient disposition, we played the new single from that album ‘Sugar Baby’. But, if you happen to catch one of Hamilton’s UK gigs during July & August, you can pick up a pre-release copy of the whole new album, ‘Basics’.

Multi-instrumentalist, Lucky Peterson, is playing some live dates next month in the UK, which inspired us to dig out something of his, which happened to be his acoustic flavoured ‘Never Coming Back’. We also found a favourite track, ‘What’s Inside’, by North Carolina band Haymarket Riot, which had a sad tale to go with it . . . . but we won’t dwell on that here. New Orleans’ own Walter Wolfman Washington was back with his excellent take on ‘Ain’t No Love In The Heart of The City’. But, time was soon running out and we had leave quite a few choices in the pending tray for next week.

We barely any time to say a big thank you for the good company on this week’s show, before we were playing out with The Andy T Band and their ‘Dream About You’, from  their latest album ‘Double Strike’. So, until the next time The Blues Come Calling . . . . remember . . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 16 July 2017

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