Time for the Blues – 39 years hard labour

I’m officially out of work – have I got the blues? Well, I have a blues show, but am quite chirpy really. I left Bradford Council today and (only partly as a result) the 22nd May show is all Blues, with a capital Blues. The main reason for this week’s programme is that I was contacted by Blues Boy John of Keighley Blues Club, and that made me think it was some time since I had an all Blues programme. He sent me some music by Cherry Lee Mewis (geddit) who is at the club on 10th June. I’ll play the tracks on the 29th May programme, next week. Very good they are too. www.keighleybluesclub.net

Water Melon Slim – Hard labour
Slim Harpo – Sittin’ here wondering
Taj Mahal –You’re gonna need somebody on your bond*
Elmore James – Dust my broom
Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials – You done me wrong for the last time
Captain Beefheart – Ah feel like ahcid
John Mayall – Ramblin’ on my mind
Jimmy Reed – Baby, what do you want me to do
John Lee Hooker – Dimples
Stevie Ray Vaughan – Dirty pool
Howlin’ Wolf – Riding in the moonlight
Billy Boy Arnold – Love me baby
The Black Keys – Meet me in the city

Hopefully a fine collection of old and new to suit everyone’s taste
* Just love the bit where the 4 tubas all come in together, Taj Mahal what a fine chap.
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