Riding in the moonlight . . .

Posted: October 8, 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 hour of the best of the blues, here at The Blues Come Calling and we came ready with a armful of new releases, as well as a couple of ‘seasoned’ favorites. We kicked off this week with ‘Enough Is Enough’ a track from the excellent new album ‘Stompin’ Ground’ by Tommy Castro & The Painkillers and followed up with Chattanooga native Corey Dennison and his Band with ‘Strange Things Are Happening’ from their new self-titled Delmark album.

If your taste in blues includes classic blues with a blues/rock flavor, then Kentucky band Black Stone Cherry are well worth a listen. We played their take on Muddy Waters’ ‘Champagne & Reefer’ off of their latest album, titled ‘Black To Blues’. Meanwhile, Dave Hunt made a welcome return with his new 6 track EP, titled ‘Shades Of Grey’ and a track that caught my ear . . . this is ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’.

Now, if you’re a Howlin’ Wolf fan, we gave you a couple of tracks from the compilation ‘Howlin’ At Greaseland’ on West Tone Records created by some contemporary West Coast blues players, who are clearly fans of the Wolf too. They’ve recorded 10 of Wolf’s most famous cuts for this album and we chose two.

Well, there’s great voice and it belongs to Brigitte Rios Purdy, who released that track back in 2015 and I’m grateful to DJ Suzy and her Tuesday Indie Blues Show here for pointing me to that one. . . .  a little self penned song by Brigitte about B.B. King’s guitar, Lucille . . . . and there’s more good stuff by Brigitte which we’ll save for another show

It’s Not Me, It’s YouCorey Dennison Band
Enough Is Enough – Tommy Castro & The Painkillers (Stompin’ Ground – 2017)
Strange Things Are Happening – Corey Dennison Band (Corey Dennison Band – 2017)
Howlin’ For My Darlin’ – Terry Hanck (Howlin’ At Greaseland – 2017)
I’m A Bluesman – Juke Boy Bonner (Top 40 Blues – 2014)
Lucille Don’t Weep – Brigitte Purdy (Lucille Don’t Weep – 2015)
It’s Not Me, It’s You – Dave Hunt (Shade Of Grey – 2017)
Champagne & Reefer – Black Stone Cherry (Black To Blues – 2017)

Pinetop’s Pick
Seminole Blues – Tampa Red (Anna Lou Blues – 2017)Howlin_ At Greaseland

All That’s Good
All That’s Good – Kings & Associates (Tales Of A Rich Girl -2017)
The Devil’s Daughter – Eric Burdon & The Animals (1983)
Never Good Enough – Laurence Jones (The Truth – 2017)
Riding In The Moonlight – John Blues Boyd (Howlin’ At Greaseland – 2017)
Suranne Suranne – Ten Years After (Ten Years After 1967-1974 – 2017)
El Medio Stomp – Kirk Fletcher (My Turn – 2010)

For the fans of scratchy blues we dipped back into the Laurence Jones (The Truthcatalogue of one man band Juke Boy Bonner for his aptly titled number ‘I’m A Bluesman’. Then, our regular guest brought us a gem from Tampa Red. We also took the opportunity to pick a track from the new collection titled Eric Burdon & The Animals, which includes Eric at his bluesy best with ‘Devil’s Daughter’.

To cheer us, the new blues releases keep coming and something that caught my ear this past week was Australian band, Kings & Associates with their new album, “Tales From A Rich Girl”. It’s not all blues, but we played ‘All That’s Good’, a good example of what they can do with a bluesy number. Now, Laurence Jones has been on our giglist a few times, so we were keen to bring you something from his new album ‘ The Truth’ . . . and we did! Another promise met was to return to the new box set from Ten Years After for ‘Suranne Suranne’. Then, a glance at the clock confirmed it was time to collect up the records and CDs and get ready to head for the door, but we found time to play out this week with Kirk Fletcher’s ‘El Medio Stomp’. So, until the next time The Blues Come Calling . . . . remember . . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 8 October 2017

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