New Blues Show 9 Playlist

The Mississippi Sheiks

Leon Redbone – Diddy Wa Diddy
Ndidi Onukwulu – Things About To Come My Way from Album of the Week of the same title – A Tribute to The Mississippi Sheiks
A.C. Reed – These Blues Is Killing Me
Charlie Musselwhite – Blues Got Me Again
Kenny Neal – Starlight Diamond
Christian Beshore – Blind Man Blues
Danny Barnes – Too Long (from Album of the Week)
Mississippi Sheiks – Sitting On Top Of The World
Son House – Pearline
Sonny Boy Williamson – Polly Put The Kettle On
Canned Heat – Going Up The Country
Susan Tedeschi – You Need To Be With Me
Geoff Muldaur and  The Texas Sheiks – The World Is Going Wrong (from Album of the Week)
Alvin Youngblood Hart – Will I Ever Get Home?
Johnny Winter – I Love Everybody

Gordon Smith – before and after

Local musician Sinky (Dave) has had a total makeover done on his Gordon Smith guitar by local specialist Alan Brason, who I’ve blogged about before. (Alan doesn’t have a website) The work done?
New ebony fingerboard,16inch radius,jumbo frets, thinned the neck down,quilted top,gold hardware,swineshead pickups,new Gordon smith logo,re-sprayed. The original fingerboard was rosewood but when Alan ripped it off it was maple with rosewood veneer over the top.
The Swineshead pickups have been replaced with Motherbuckers and are, apprently, awesome. I haven’t seen the guitar in person, yet, but I’ve always had a thing for Gordon Smith guitars and for quilted maple top guitars. 

Blues Show 8 Playlist

Memphis Minnie – Bumble Bee
Janiva Magness – Freedom is Just Beyond The Door
Afrissippi – Dono
Duke Robillard – Give Me All The Love You Got
Todd Wolfe – Oh Well
Jason Ricci – Done With The Devil
Billy Boy Arnold – Come Back Baby
Rick Estrin and The Nightcats – Back From The Dead
Larry Carlton &; Robben Ford – Talk To Your Daughter (live)
Reverend Horton Heat – Drinkin’ and Smokin’ Cigarettes
Anni Piper – Texas Hold Em
Guitar Shorty – We The People
Marcus Bonfanti – Christmans Just Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues
Jeff Grant – Peavey Blues

Epiphone Masterbilt 500RCCE

Epiphone Masterbilt Image

When I saw Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett the other week, Fred was playing his new Epiphone guitar (they have an edorsement deal). It sounded pretty good to me and when I spoke to Fred at the end of the gig he said he was very happy with it so far – he’d only had it for a few weeks. They seem to get good reviews and there’s some video of the whole range on the Epiphone website. I’d certainly give a good home to one!

Masterbilt Collection