Having a real good time . . .

Posted: August 13, 2017 in Hear This . . . . !

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

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Well the bluesiest of welcome to another edition of The Blues Come Calling . . . and don’t think we haven’t been busy since we met last, because there have been plenty of new blues releases heading our way and some past favourites we’ve pulled out of the blues library. Wasting no time, we got off to a good start with the much respected, Don Preston, with his take on ‘Boogie Woogie Woman’.

Now this week, the joy of getting a preview copy of the new album by King King was tempered by the news of Alan Nimmo’s ill health. So we wished him well and enjoyed ‘I Don’t Wanna Lie’, a favorite from their new album, ‘Exile & Grace’. Also among the new blues albums, the latest by The Altered Five Blues Band has been heard a lot around here this past week and we shared one the tracks that has been a particular joy here, ‘Mint Condition’. The new album by Antry, ‘Devil Don’t Care’, gave us another great track this week, ‘Sending Me Angels’ and for those who know George Thorogood’s new acoustic George Thorogoodblues album, ‘Party Of One’ may come as a surprise to some, as with our choice of his acoustic version of ‘Born With The Blues’.

Thanks go out to Neil Pelligrin for pointing us to the title track of Wallace Johnson’s very fine 1996 album ‘Whoever’s Thrilling You (Is Killing Me)’. More thanks are due to our regular guest here Arfa Pinetop, who heard Joshua Jacobson’s version of ‘Good Little Thing’ and suggested we might take a listen to by Blind Willie McTell’s earlier recording, which just happens to have popped up again on a very recent compilation called ‘Campus Blues’.

Born With The BluesAltered Five Blues Band
Boogie Woogie Woman – Don Preston (Sacre Blues – 1997)
Mint Condition – Altered Five Blues Band (Charmed & Dangerous – 2017)
Whoever’s Thrilling You (Is Killing Me ) – Wallace Johnson
I Don’t Wanna Lie – King King (Exile & Grace – 2017)
Good Little Thing – Blind Willie McTell (Campus Blues – 2017)
Sending Me Angels – Antry (Devil Don’t Care – 2017)
Born With The Blues – George Thorogood (Party Of One – 2017)

Pinetop’s Pick
Eloise – George Bongo Joe Coleman (Bongo Joe – 1991)Exile & Grace

Hit Twice
All Around The World – The Jackson Four (Kool Kats – 2017)
Let Me Hear You Scream – Elles Bailey (Wildfire – 2017)
V8 Ford – Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges (Hold On A Little Bit Longer – 2015)
Having A Real Good Time – JFK Blue (Rough Round The Edges – 2017)
Hit Twice – Halley DeVestern Band (Keep On Playin’ – 2017)
Pontiac Blues – The Jelly Roll Men (Jelly Roll Shuffle -2017)
The Stumble – Bob Gallarza (With Pride & Passion – 2003)

Well, we’ve never played anything here by The Jackson Five, but we have played The The Jackson Four - Kool KatsJackson Four and we did again this week with their take on ‘All Around The World’ from their new release ‘Kool Kats’, which has a mix of the sounds and rhythms of New Orleans together with some swingin’ blues/jazz. If you haven’t yet caught up with the latest album ‘Rough Around The Edges’ by five piece London band JFK Blue, we remedied that with their ‘Having A Real Good Time’ . . . and we did!

Now we got a good response to the track by Elles Bailey on last week’s show, so it seemed like a good idea to play another from her latest ‘Wildfire’ album . . . this time it was ‘Let Me Hear You Scream’. We also featured another of the ‘ladies of the blues’, with the welcome return of The Halley DeVestern Band with something from their latest album ‘Keep On Playin’ . . . ‘Hit Twice’.

We had a little ‘car fest’ with Eugene Hideaway Bridges’ self penned number ‘V8 Ford’ and The Jelly Roll Men with ‘Pontiac Blues’ from their current album ‘Jelly Roll Shuffle’. Then it was time to say our farewells and we played out with Bob Gallarza’s fine take on that Freddy King favorite ‘The Stumble’. So, until the next time The Blues Come Calling . . . remember . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 13 August 2017

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