30 January 2018

The Blues Cruise 28/01/18

  • Don’t Know What I’d Do by Matt Schofield
  • Born Under A Bad Sign by Gus Lambros & Electric Mud
  • Devil In A Dress by David Rotundo
  • Finger Swinging by Cliff Stevens
  • Poor Heart by Paul Camilleri
  • House Without A Home by Troy Turner
  • Mine For A Song by Matt O’Ree And The Blues Hounds
  • Shame, Shame, Shameby The Scotty Bratcher Band
  • Youngman’s Blues by Nobby Reed Project
  • The Thrill Is Gang by BB King
  • King Of Blues by BB King
  • Why I Sing The Blues by BB King
  • Baby’s Got Another Lover by Mick Kolassa
  • Forty Days And Forty Nights by Fabrizio Poggi
  • Owe You Everything by Rick Holmstrom (feat Mavis Staples)
  • Born In Chicago by Kansas City Blues Band
  • Preachin’ Blues by King Snakes
  • I’m A Blues Man by Eric Street Band
  • You Only Need Me When You’re Down by Danielle Nicole
bb-king-7-rawA Blues Man who needs no introduction – BB KING
After serving in World War II, Riley B. King, better known as B.B. King, became a disc jockey in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was dubbed “the Beale Street Blues Boy.” That nickname was shortened to “B.B.” and the guitarist cut his first record in 1949. He spent the next several decades recording and touring, playing more than 300 shows a year. An artist of international renown, King worked with other musicians from rock, pop and country backgrounds. He won his 15th Grammy Award in 2009. B.B. King died in 2015.
A singer and guitarist born into a sharecropping family on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bena, Mississippi, B.B. King—born Riley B. King—became one of the best-known blues performers, an important consolidator of blues styles, and a primary model for rock guitarists. Following his service in the U.S. Army, he began his career as a disc jockey in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was dubbed “the Beale Street Blues Boy.” That nickname was soon shortened to “B.B.”King made his first recording in 1949, and the next year began a 12-year-long association with Kent/RPM/Modern, for which he recorded a string of rhythm and blues hits, including “You Know I Love You,” “Woke Up This Morning” and “Three O’Clock Blues,” which reached No. 1 on the R&B charts and became his first national hit. He also toured the nightclub circuit continuously, averaging more than 300 shows annually for over 30 years. His style of music earned him the title “King of the Blues.”