One Night Only . . . .

Posted: June 12, 2018 in Hear This . . . . !

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

Well a big bluesy welcome to one and all . . . and it comes with an invitation to sit awhile and enjoy a selection of some the best blues around . . . . which is what you always get when The Blues Come Calling. This week they came calling with the welcome return to the UK of Larry Garner. He’s been touring with the Norman Beaker Band and if you didn’t catch them on stage, you got a taste of what you missed with ‘Option On You Baby’ from Larry’s latest album, ‘Live at The Tivoli’. Another blues talent who was on a UK tour earlier in the year was Kara Grainger who gave a tantalising glimpse of her up coming album and after a little waiting, it arrived, titled ‘Living With Your Ghost’ and including ‘Working My Way Back Home’.

We dipped back for three great blues names of the 50s and 60s, Hubert Sumlin, Willie Dixon and Sunnyland Slim, who all appeared on a live version of ‘We Gonna Jump’. We dipped back even further to November of 1951, which is when Melvin “Lil’ Son” Jackson was in Dallas to recorded ‘Upstairs Boogie’ for Imperial records.

There’s been plenty of pre-release publicity for Buddy Guy’s new album ‘The Blues Is Kara Grainger - Living With Your GhostAlive & Well’, with it appearances by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck and James Bay. Our choice was Buddy’s take on the blues classic, ‘Nine Below Zero’. There were echoes of some other classic blues too from Texas band, Kathy & the Kilowatts, who are getting plenty of good reviews for their new album, so as a taster, we featured the title track of the album, ‘Premonition Of Love’.

Upstairs Boogie
Option On You Baby – Larry Garner (Live at The Tivoli – 2018)
We Gonna Jump – Willie Dixon, Hubert Sumlin & Sunnyland Slim (One Night Only – 2012)
Working My Way Back Home – Kara Grainger (Living With Your Ghost – 2018)Buddy Guy - The Blues Is Alive And Well
Upstairs Boogie – Lil Son Jackson (The Complete Imperial Recordings – 1995)
Nine Below Zero – Buddy Guy (The Blues Is Alive & Well – 2018)
Premonition Of Love – Kathy & the Kilowatts (Premonition Of Love – 2018)

Pinetop’s Pick
I Can’t Hold Out – Fleetwood Mac (Blues Jam in Chicago – 1969)

Supernatural Blues
Boogie with Stu – Joe Bonamassa (British Blues Explosion – 2018)
Supernatural Blues – The Lucky Losers (Blind Spot – 2018)6PAN1T-C PSD
Walking On Water – Rita Coolidge & Keb Mo (Safe In the Arms Of Time – 2018)
Can’t Help Falling Apart – Walter Trout (Full Circle – 2006)
Love Is Strong – Errol Linton (Packing My Bags – 2018)
Bobby’s Rock – Dave Hole (Goin’ Back Down – 2018)

We went back there to the new ‘British Blues Explosion’ album by Joe Bonamassa for his take on the Led Zepplin number ‘Boogie With Stu’ and followed on with San Francisco blues outfit, The Lucky Losers, whose third album release, ‘Blind Spot’,  boasts 11 cuts that have a mix of blues, R & B and jazz. They are joined by Laura Chavez, guesting on guitar, on our choice . . . the very Santana-esque ‘Supernatural Blues’.

Rita Coolidge’s new release, ‘Safe In the Arms Of Time’, nearly got passed by, because its tracks are pretty mainstream, but the little bluesy duet with Keb Mo, ‘Walking On Water’,  is definitely worth a listen.

Walter Trout was on our giglist when we were in New Orleans recently and he returned to our playlist with ‘Can’t Help Falling Apart’ from his ‘Full Circle’ album, (which will bring back some great memories for John Reeny). Too soon, it was time to say our goodbyes, with a big thanks for your good company for this week’s show and the hope that we will meet again the next time The Blues Come Calling. Then, we played out with Dave Hole’s fine cover of ‘Bobby’s Rock’ and until the next time . . . remember . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Miskin Radio
on 12 June 2018

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