Chasing The Blues . . .

Posted: March 4, 2021 in Hear This . . . . !

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

As ever, the was a big bluesy welcome to this week’s edition of The Blues Come Calling, for which I arrived with a big smile and an armful of the best blues. It was a bumper week too, with a playlist bursting with great new releases and it all kicked off with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and a track from his new album ‘Live! In Chicago’. It’s been an eagerly awaited release here and I can tell you it doesn’t disappoint. . . which is why it was my album of the week.

Among the other new releases, I found those nice people at Alligator Records have just re-released the 1984 album ‘Guitar Slinger’ by Johnny Winter. It was Johnny’s first album for the label and heralded his return to the blues, which he delivered with some scorching guitar work and singing like a man possessed. Meanwhile, the countdown is on for the release of The Ju Jubes new album. It features Nikki on vocals, Sandy on guitar and Pete on harp and guitar and they sound like they had fun recording these tracks, especially my choice, their inspired version of ‘Chauffeur Blues’.

It’s My Life
Sell My Monkey – Kenny Wayne Shepherd (Live In Chicago – 2021)
It’s My Life Baby – Johnny Winter (Guitar Slinger -1989
IAKS Shuffle – Dustin Arbuckle & Matt Woods (Arbuckle & Woods – 2021)
Chauffeur Blues – The Jujubes (Where Are We Now – 2021)
Fever – Georgia Randall (Hound Dog – 2021)
Somehow, Somewhere, Someway – Kenny Wayne Shepherd (Live In Chicago – 2021)

Pinetop’s Pick
The Night Time Is The Right Time – The Animals (The Animals – 1964)

Lets Talk About It
Handsome Man – Bruce Maxwell-Smith (Burning Down The Blues – 2021)
Hip To Your Trip – Damon Fowler (Alafia Moon – 2021)
Chasin’ The Devils Blues – Rosedale Junction (Stompin’ On The Front Porch – 2021)
Need Your Love So Bad – Indagroove (Need Your Love So Bad – 2021)
How Many More Years – – Kenny Wayne Shepherd (Live In Chicago – 2021)
Lets Talk About It – Luca Giordana (Lets Talk About It – 2021)

For this week’s Pinetop’s Pick, my regular guest Arfa Pinetop reminded us of a previous pick by Big Bill Broonzy which came from an album that included Big Bill’s version of ‘The Night Time Is The Right Time’, but this time around it was the 1964 version by The Animals that was the pick.

Now, an album titled ‘Stompin’ On The Front Porch’ is sure to attract attention and encourage a listen. So, if you catch up with the latest album from Rosedale Junction, you’ll find some great performances, featuring that Boston based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Toby Soriero, who turned up with my choice . . . ‘Chasin’ The Devils Blues’.

I saved a very fine track to play out with. So, before our blues time together ran out, I brought you the title track from Luca Giordana’s new album ‘Lets Talk About It’. But before that, there was a big thanks for your good company for this week’s show and the hope that we’ll meet again the next time The Blues Come Calling. Until then . . . remember . . . have fun!

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