Stuff from the last show - Saturday 25 th January 2020

Show number 117 "2020 Vision"

I would love to put your favourite blues songs on next week's show
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Here are the songs I shared with you on this show...

Song Artist Year Album
St Louis Blues Mike Zero 2019 Rock 'n' Roll: A Tribute to Chuck Berry
Rollin' and tumblin' Elmore James 2001 Shake your money maker: The best of the fire sessions
Over my head The Lewis Hamilton Band 2019 On the Radio
Luck Could Strike Twice The Lewis Hamilton Band 2019 On the Radio
Preaching Blues Peter Orr 2019 Tension City
Get out of your life Pierce Dipner & Shades Of Blues 2019 Get out of your life
Poison ivy Eddie Clearwater 1995 Black night
Milk and Cookies Andy Taylor Group 2019 Drifting Days
Shine Ghost Town Blues Band 2019 Shine
Anticipation Blues Georgia Randall 2020 Help Wanted
Say Goodbye To The Blues (Like You Mean It) Val Starr & The Blues Rocket 2019 Lighter side of the Blues
Ride 'em on down Eddie Taylor 1993 Bad boy
Green Light Betty Fox 2020 Peace in Pieces
Winter's Cold Betty Fox 2020 Peace in Pieces
All my dues are paid Frank Bey 2020 All my dues are paid
Never no more Frank Bey 2020 All my dues are paid
Left Alone Blues (Remastered) Ishnmon Bracey 2014 Canned Heat Blues
Don't get no sleep Pierce Dipner & Shades Of Blues 2019 Get Out Of Your Life


Blues News

Birthdays in July

Eddy Clearwater was born 10th January 1935
Sam Chatmon was born 10th Janaury 1897
Ishmon Bracey was born 9th January 1901
Leadbelly was born 20th January 1889
Etta James was born 25th January 1939
Elmore Jame was born 27th January 1918
Eddie Tayolor was born 29th 1923


2020 International Blues Challenge 28th January 2020 - 2st February 2020
See: 2020 International Blues Challenge

The Lee Hedley Blues Band Lee's playing The Tap Room at The Donard 7 Main Street, BT33 0AD Newcastle
4:30pm 26th January
See: more details

Beth Hart Plays Ulster Hall, Belfast Sunday 2nd February 2020 4:00PM
Tickets £85
See: Tickets

My thoughts and feelings on this show

My thoughts

Christmas was a busy ime for me and with family stuff, I had little time for researching new music and new stories to share but now that we are well into a brand new year I am getting back to working on the show and brand new 2020 Blues is heading my way. I thought I would share some new tunes with you and I am settling down to doing what I love; Blues Hunting.

My feelings

I was excited to share some new 2020 Blues with you and after a break over Christmas, I was itching to to do a show. The show went well andit felt like coming home. Some amazing artists on the show from Georgia Randall, Val Starr, Peter Orr and many more. Thanks to DJ JP's friends at Tyson Foods and a bunch of others, I had over 200 listeners and since I didn't advertise the show, that is pretty good going for me and I am deeply grateful to all of them.

I really hope you enjoyed the show.
- Blues Hunter

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featured on the show

Elmore James

Elmore James was born January 27, 1918 on a farm in Richland, Mississippi and passed away on May 24, 1963 in Chicago from a heart attack. Elmore was known "King of the Slide Guitar" and was noted for his use of loud amplification and his stirring voice and was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1992.
James was strongly influenced by Robert Johnson, Kokomo Arnold and Tampa Red. He recorded several of Tampa Red's songs. There is a dispute about whether Johnson or James wrote James's signature song, "Dust My Broom".

Eddie Taylor


orn Edward Taylor January 29, 1923 in Benoit, Mississippi and passed away on Christmas Day in 1985 in Chicago at the age of 62. Eddie was posthumously inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1987. Eddie witnessed Delta immortals Robert Johnson and Charley Patton as a lad, taking up the guitar himself in 1936 and teaching the basics of the instrument to his childhood pal Jimmy Reed. He spent his early years playing at venues around Leland, Mississippi.He never achieved the stardom of some of his compatriots but was a main accompanist for Jimmy Reed.
Always in demand for studio sessions and nightclub dates, Eddie recorded and performed with John Lee Hooker, Elmore James and his Broomdusters, Carey Bell, Sunnyland Slim, Homesick James, Big Walter Horton, Johnny Littlejohn, Snooky Pryor, Floyd Jones, and the Aces, among many others.