New things “Cook”ing on Time For The Blues this weekend
Henry Cook and I hope you will join us on Time For The Blues this Saturday night, November 18th, at 9:00 for what we know will be a special episode. We’ve got a lot of new material and a smidgen of classics to keep things interesting and all we need is you and all of your friends to join us and make this an epic party.
In our first special feature we’ve got some live music from a young man who is setting the blues world on fire, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram. He went across the pond with his band and took on the blues mad fans in London and we’ve got three sides for you from this amazing collection.
The only problem we had with this disc was deciding on just three songs to play and once you hear this new Alligator release you’re going to want a copy for yourself and you should definitely add this to your collection. It’s called “Live In London” and is available now.
Our second feature focuses on our pal Bob Corritore teaming up with some great blues artists (Thornetta Davis, Johnny Rawls, Barbara Lynn, and Oscar Wilson from the Cash Box Kings) to play some serious blues. Bob is a great harp player who likes to pair his playing with solid vocalists and here he’s done a great job.
He's been releasing a lot of compilations through the VizzTone label and we, as blues fans and friends of Bob’s, are grateful as we would otherwise never hear these great recordings. Keep ‘em coming, Bob!
You know there’s more in store for you. In our Classics Corner, we’ve got sides from John Mayall and Dave Edmunds. Mayall tackles a Freddie King classic and Edmunds takes a turn on pub rocker Mickey Jupp’s Standing At The Crossroads.
I was so impressed by the Mickey Jupp song that I bought his latest album and have played some of it on John’s Porch. See what you think and let me know how you like it.
In our Recent Releases set, we’ve got music from Ghalia Volt (be still my heart) and Ben Levin with Stella Heath. We think you’re going to enjoy both of them.
All that and a few surprises to boot! All in all, it’s a great show and we would love to have you join us for the fun if you care to join us at 9:00 this Saturday night. That’s November 18th, and you can find us on one of these great VPM Stations: 89.1 WCNV, Heathsville; 90.1 WMVE, Chase City; and the flagships, 93.1 and 107.3 VPM-Music and 88.9 HD2, Richmond, and online at VPM.org where it’s always Time For The Blues!