Listen: Episode 1411 – Solo Blues

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Think about Robert Johnson recording some of the greatest Blues songs in history unaccompanied. Now, think about Son House and his amazing acapella version of “John the Revelator.” Some of the greatest examples of Blues music have been by individuals performing alone, whether with simply their voice, or as they play an instrument. That tradition continues today, with a new crop of standout solo performances.

This week on Full-Time Blues Radio, we’ll spend the hour enjoying solo Blues from a variety of artists. There’s solo instrumentals, individuals playing and singing, and even one man bands!

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The featured selection from inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” is “Canada.” The track comes off Eddie Martin’s upcoming album Blues Toof ME By The Hand Vol. 1: Acoustic Sessions. The album is a perfect fit for this edition of Full-Time Blues Radio, because it is a compilation of Eddie Martin’s best solo acoustic material from throughout his career. This album comes out April 7, 2014 on digital platforms, and a limited number of autographed hard copies are available directly through Eddie Martin’s official website.
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1. Little G Weevil – Let’s Talk It Over (Come Back Baby) – Moving
2. Mighty Orq – Me and the Devil – Soulful City
3. Pinetop Perkins – Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie – Heaven
4. Kirsten Thien – Hold Onto Me – Solo Live At The Meisenfrei Blues Club
5. Rory Block – Everybody Loves John – Avalon: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt
6. Poplar Jake – Pretty Peggy – From The Delta To The Docks
7. Blind Dog Gatewood – Frustration Blues – High Water
8. Tommy Keys – That’s What I Love About The Blues – Devil’s Den
9. Claude Hay – Don’t Forget – Deep Fried Satisfied
10. Ben Prestage – The Ballad of Ray and Ruby – One Crow Murder
11. Dani Dorchin – Build A Home – One Man Band
12. Eddie Martin – Canada – Blues Took Me By The Hand Vol. 1: Acoustic Sessions

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