Voodoo working . . .

Posted: November 12, 2017 in Hear This . . . . !

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

Well, a big bluesy welcome indeed to a whole hour of the best of the blues, which is what you always get when The Blues Come Calling. This week, our selections from both new and past releases, featured plenty of ‘ladies of the blues’. Amongst those were Australian songstress, Andrea Marr with her timely warning, ‘Don’t Touch What You Can’t Afford’, which we followed with someone who was persuaded to sing the blues by Magic Slim . . . . this was Niecie with this is her latest release ‘Two Can Play That Game’. We also got to hear from Russian harmonica player Ilya Portnov, who’s debut album, ‘Strong Brew’ includes her take on the old American ragtime tune, recorded by Rev. Gary Davis, ‘Cincinnati Flow Rag.’

Later in the show, we also featured new releases from Pittsburgh, “Lady of the Blues”, Miss Freddye, Jo Harman was there with her new album called ‘Live In Camden’ and her live version of ‘Underneath The River’. Samantha Fish was back with another bluesy gem from her new ‘Belle of The West’ album and we got a promised cover of Luke Johnson’s 1927 number ‘Pick Poor Robin Clean’ from Karen Lovely. To top it all off, Pinetop’s Pick brought us Ana Popovic too.

Now, if you’ve been out and about on the blues scene this summer, there’s a chance you’ll have come across Gloucestshire band, The Achievers, on their latest tour. If you did, you may have found yourself in the company of our regular guest Arfa Pinetop . . . . who doubtless heard them play our choice from them, ‘It’s Your Voodoo Working’.

I Got Your NumberNiecie (Two Can Play That Game
Don’t Touch What You Can’t Afford – Andrea Marr (Little Sister Got Soul – 2009)
Two Can Play That Game – Niecie (Two Can Play That Game – 2017)
I Got Your Number – Jack J Hutchinson (Paint No Fiction – 2017)
Cincinnati Flow Rag – Ilya Portnov (Strong Brew – 2017)
2017 – The Reverend Shawn Amos (Breaks It Down – 2017)
That’s No Way To Do – Pink Anderson (Weeping Willow Blues – 2012)
It’s Your Voodoo Working – The Achievers

Pinetop’s Pick
Bring Your Fine Self Home – Ana Popovik & Bernard Allison (Slideshow – 2012)
.Jack J Hutchinson (Paint No Fiction
Blues Is My Business 
Underneath The River – Jo Harman (People We Become ‘Live In Camden’ – 2017)
Luv Ya Baby – Miss Freddye (Lady of The Blues – 2017)
Pick Poor Robin Clean – Karen Lovely (Prohibition Blues – 2014)
Weaker Man – The Della Grants (Live Room Sessions – 2017)
Gone For Good – Samantha Fish (Belle of The West – 2017)
Blues Is My Business – John Verity (Blue To My Soul – 2017)
You Don’t Know What Love Is – Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters (Luckiest Man – 2017)

Our dip into the scratchy blues box this week, pulled out The Della Grants - Live Room Sessions‘That’s No Way To Do’ by Pink Anderson, who made his first recordings for the Columbia label in 1928.

There were plenty more new releases from the ‘gentlemen of the blues’ too, including the new offering ‘Paint No Fiction’ from Jack J Hutchinson, a taster from the forthcoming album by The Reverend Shawn Amos and something from an album called ‘Time For Change’ from Leicester band The Della Grants.

John Verity turned up with his new album ‘Blue to my Soul’ where there’s plenty of bluesy numbers like ‘Blues Is My Business’ and we played out this week with the 25th album from Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, titled ‘Luckiest Man’. Then, with a big thanks for your good company this week, we said our farewells and, until the next time The Blues Come Calling . . . . remember . . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 12 November 2017

  1. Amigo says:

    25 albums from Ronnie Earl – amazing! I checked the collection and only have 3 but the new one sounds like No.4! I’m not very familiar with Diane Blue’s work but she sounds like a terrific addition to the band.

    Nice to hear the man who gave Pink Floyd half of their name even though, apparently, Syd Barrett had not heard his music at the time.

    I’m not sure if you have read my comments on the Nov 8 programme as they are still awaiting moderation. What is your limit for the no of Web links before moderation is needed?

    • I enjoyed Ronnie Earl’s new album and I’m pretty sure I haven’t got all 25 albums either!! Have read your other comments and will sort out the moderation a.s.a.p. Always a pleasure to have your comments

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