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A sad week, our Blues Ambassador has passed on. Riley B. King has left us for another world. The time for healing and moving forward is upon us. I will no go to legnths here let the others do that, just saying thank you good sir, and you will live inour hearts and our childrens childrens hearts with the music you have created and shared with us.

My knee is done, healing nicely, and almost walking like a human, amazing what modern medicine can do. You can always keep track on facebook….

Our #1 release this week is from Eight O’ Five Jive, and their “Too Many Men’ release featuring Lee Shropshire and the all male revue ! LOL Great stuff that you should get your ears into.

One new addition – Ben Rice & Lucy Hammond – if you have been following us at al youy are familiar with them, check them out and see them live in your town or a near by spot that is hipper than where you live!

Yes, our Amuse Bouche features B.B. King and some of gthe many folks he has worked with over the years. I tried to keep it to the rock/blues world but the fact that he has worked woth Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, John Mayer Sheryl Crow and others just shows us how far reaching the blues can be.

Thank you B.B. For all that you gave and gave unendingly to us. Thank you Bill Wax for the conversations with B, on Bluesville. They were an intimate look into a great man and his life, I hope one day we can have these to access at will and share around.

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Baker’s Dozen: Current Chart & Playlist on Radio Show

CW LW CD TITLE Artist/ Web Site Track#/Title
1 2 Too Many Men Eight O’Five Jive 2. Have Mercy Baby*
2 3 Hard Road To Hoe Ghost Town Blues Band 6. Hate To See Her Go
3 4 Let It Rain Deb Ryder 3. You Won’t Be True
4 6 Love Spin Debbie Davies 7. I’m Not Cheatin’ Yet
5 5 Electric Field Holler Anthony Gomes 8. Junk In The Trunk*
6 7 Exactly Like This Doug MacLeod 1. Rock It TillThe Cows Come Home*
7 8 In The Mix Bernard Allison 1. Five Long Years
8 9 Heavy Breathing Mark Telesca 2.Paint It Blue
9 10 Shaman Lover Mary Hott 1. Possibilities
10 11 Low Down Delta Moon 8. Spark In The Dark
11 12 St. Amant Sessions Peter Novelli 10. I-10 Boogie
12 13 Where Evil Grows 24th Street Wailers 1.Just Wait*
13 ~ Destination Clarksdale Ben Rice & Lucy Hammond 3.Wants Me Back Again*

Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

Down By The Bayou JeConte 1. Down By The Bayou
Cakewalk Voodoo Walters 3. Girl On A Scooter
If You Think It’s Hot Here Mike Henderson Band 1. Wanta Know Why
You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down Low Society 9. No Money Down
Whisky, Wine & Water Stacy Jones 1. Can’t Do Nothin’ Right
True & Blues Hans Theessink & Terry Evans 2. Mother Earth
Seven Birds Spencer Bohren 2 Blues on The Ceiling
The Hang Ken Valdez 2. Far From Gone
Ian Siegal The Picnic Sessions 12. Hard Times
(Come Again No More)

Amuse Bouche: Ridin’ With The King
B.B. played with an amazing collection of other artists in his career, many were not blues artists, many were. What we meant to do here is hi light some of the artists he has worked with to show scope and influence he had had as the official ambassador of the Blues. Rest well our friend your job here is done.

Artist Song
B.B. King Why I Sing The Blues
Eric Clapton Ridin’ With The King
David Gilmour/Pauk Carrack Cryin’ Won’t Help You
Robert Cray Playin With My Friends
U2 When Loive Cines To Town
John Lee Hooker You Shook Me
Etta James There’s Something On Your Mind
Koko Taylor Something You Got
John Mayer Hummingbird
Van Morrison Early In The Morning
Bobby Blue Bland Let the Good Times Roll
Lowell Fulsom Little By Little
Buddy Guy I Pity The Fool

We have put together some of our favorite quotes from B.B., enjoy them for what they are….

  • “The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”
  •  “The blues was bleeding the same blood as me.”
  • “I liked blues from the time my mother used to take me to church. I started to listen to gospel music, so I liked that. But I had an aunt at that time, my mother’s aunt, who bought records by people like Lonnie Johnson, Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson and a few others.”
  • “I don’t have a favorite song that I’ve written. But I do have a favorite song: ‘Always on My Mind,’ the Willie Nelson version. If I could sing it like he do, I would sing I every night. I like the story it tells.”
  • “We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about, but try to be yourself while you’re doing it.”
  • “There are so many sounds I still want to make, so many things I haven’t yet done.”
  • “When I eventually drop, I pray to God that it’ll happen in one of three ways: Firstly, on stage or leaving the stage, then secondly in my sleep. And the third way? You’ll have to figure that out for yourself!”
  • “I don’t think it’s meant for man to know everything at once.”

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
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Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411

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