Blues Show 167 playlist & stream

Alvin Lee – Album Of The Week

Deep Purple – When A Blind Man Cries
Big Caffeine Fix – Summertime
Alvin Lee – Listen To Your Radio Station from Album Of The Week
Gary Clark Jr. – When My Train Pulls In
Marc O’Reilly – Tell Old Joe
Jo Harman & Company – Sweet Man Moses
Jerry Garcia Band – Might As Well
Michael Littlefield – Hard Time Killing Floor Blues
Gov’t Mule – When the Blue Comes Knockin’
Alvin Lee – Midnight Creeper
Idle Hands – When I First Met Chicago
Foy Vance – Be With Me
Big Caffeine Fix – Crawl Into Midnight
The Phantom Blues Band – Boogah Man
Alvin Lee – Blues Got Me So Bad
Little Feat – Mellow Down Easy
Guy Davis – Ramblin’ All Over
Billy Boy Arnold – Key To The Highway
Erja Lyttinen – The Road Leading Home
Erja Lyttinen – Voracious Love
Alvin Lee – Save My Stuff
Alvin Lee – Love Like A Man 2
Tab Benoit – Mother Earth
Chris Murphy – Hotwired

Unexpected coffee in Darlington

I’m always on the look out for a surprise coffee, maybe somewhere out of the ordinary. My wife told me of this little place which sits inside a handbag shop in Queen’s Arcade in Darlington. Now, Darlington has all of the usual suspects in the coffee world – Starbucks, Costa Coffee, Caffe Nero – as well as many local, independent coffee shops – and I must have frequented them all many times over. So imagine my pleasure when we went to this handbag store today and the 3 small tables were empty. I sampled a wonderful espresso – really superb – with a lovely flavour and a nice crema on the top. My wife’s cappuccino was “one of the best I’ve ever had” and she doesn’t like coffee any where near as much as I do. I’ll certainly return and sample a cappuccino – and another espresso – and an Americano and….

Alvin Lee’s Guitars

Here is the link to Alvin lee’s gear page. Alvin, formerly of Ten Years After is most well known for playing a red Gibson 335, of course, Big Red. Alvin featured the guitar in Ten Year’s After’s performance at Woodstock – captured for posterity in Woodstock the Movie. He no longer takes Big Red out in the road but Gibson built him a replica. Alvin talks about the extra pickup he has fitted, as well as amps and so on, on his webpage.

Blues Show 166 playlist & stream

How Askew Band – Studio Session Guests

Lucy Zirins – Feelin’ Good
Bobby Dirninger – Mississippi
Royal Southern Brotherhood – Left My Heart In Memphis
Samantha Fish – Push Comes To Shove
Mike Zito – Pearl River
Terry Quiett Band – The Woodsman
How Askew Band Live In The Studio:
          Train Can’t Turn On The Tracks
          Cold Wind
          Law Dog
Will Scott – You Said You’d Take Me To Spain
Billy D & The Hoodoos – Love Makes You Cry
Lonnie Johnson – Too Late To Cry Baby
Mulebone – Tupelo Honey
Markus James – In The Shadows
Sonny Landreth – Blue Tarp Blues
Eric Sardinas – Worried Blues
Derek Trucks Band – Chevrolet
How Askew Band Live In The Studio:
          Certain Something
          All Alone
          Only Leaves Me MyBlues To Drink
The Sugar Bs – House Of The Rising Sun
Muddy Waters & Rolling Stones – Hoochie Coochie Man
Woody Guthrie & Sonny Terry – Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad
Bonnie Raitt – Used To Rule The World