Roosters and Steeldrivers

•March 19, 2012 • Leave a Comment

This week’s playlist is a real mix from Atomic Rooster to James Hunter (any guesses which modern pop superstar covered the Steeldriver’s ‘If it Hadn’t Been for Love’?).

  1. Atomic Rooster – Black Snake
  2. Irma Thomas – I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free
  3. Loudon Wainwright III – I’m Alright
  4. The Steeldrivers – If it Hadn’t Been for Love
  5. James Hunter – Don’t Do Me No Favours

Bridges and Hellhounds

•March 12, 2012 • Leave a Comment

From traditional hellhounds to bridges that float and burn, here’s another collection of awesome tracks to keep your week good and bluesy.

  1. Joe Bonamassa – Don’t Burn Down That Bridge
  2. Robert Johnson – Hellhound On My Trail
  3. Matt Schofield – Don’t Know What I’d Do
  4. Gregg Allman – Floating Bridge
  5. George Thorogood – Night Time

Masters of the Blues Harp

•February 13, 2012 • Leave a Comment

The first recordings of harmonicas were made in the USA in the 1920s. At this stage the instrument wasn’t taken very seriously and was deemed a ‘poor man’s’ tool. It took a couple of years before the harmonica truly came into its own, when techniques such as cross-harp became popular courtesy of artists like Sonny Boy Williamson. It has since gone on to become a recognisable and highly popular addition to any modern blues band.

This week we’re taking a look at some of the true masters of the blues harp – from Little Walter to Charlie Musselwhite.

  1. Little Walter – Blue Light
  2. Charlie Musselwhite – Blues Why do you Worry Me?
  3. Slim Harpo -I Got Love If You Want It
  4. Big Walter Horton – Now Tell Me Baby
  5. Sonny Boy Williamson – Don’t Start Me To Talkin’