Today’s Music to keep me SSsSssaaAAAAnnNNnEEee in Isolation – Elmore James

I fancied a bit of searing slide guitar and gut-wrenching vocals! Elmore is red hot!!

Today’s Music to keep me SssssSAaaaaNNNnnnEEEe in Isolation – Buddy Guy – Buddy’s Baddest.

I first heard Buddy Guy on an impassioned number on the compilation album Festival of the Blues back in the mid-sixties. The man’s a genius!! Hendrix cited him as a major influence.

Today’s Music To keep me SsSssaAAaaANNnnnNEEeeee in Isolation – Snooks Eaglin -Country Boy Down In New Orleans

I discovered this album way back in 1965 when I was getting into the Blues. There was something great about it. It wasn’t really Blues but I didn’t know quite what it was! I just knew I loved that laid-back feel.

Today’s Music to keep me SsSsSsaaAaAaNNnnnNeEEe in Isolation – Pete Green’s Fleetwood Mac – Mr Wonderful.

I used to go and see these guys in the clubs, like Toby Jug at Tolworth. They were always brilliant. Today I’ll play some good old blistering Blues.

(13) Fleetwood Mac “Mr Wonderful” – Full Album – YouTube

Simon Cunliffe-Lister and Ben Beattie’s After Midnight Band at the Burton Agnes Jazz And Blues Festival.

Simon is the organiser of the event. I think that really he just puts on what bands he enjoys and gives himself an opportunity to play with them! He has a great time.

For the finale he took his place in Ben’s band wearing a shirt that Ben quipped should have had a soundcheck of its own.

He’s not a bad sax player!!

Thanks Simon – you’ve got good taste in music! Much appreciated.