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Dave Keller- Searchin’ For A Sign, Dave Keller- I Wish We’d Kissed, Brandt Taylor- Out On A Ledge, Pete Scheips Band- Nassau County Blues, Brian MacDonald- Mid-Life Mambo, Southern Hospitality- Southern Livin’, Cash Box Kings- Tryin’ Really Hard, Eddie Shaw- Sack Full Of Blues, Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones- What’s It Gonna Take, Albert Castiglia- Freddie’s Boogie, Tas Cru- Tulsa Tornado, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez- Love And Tenderness, Jeff Pitchell- Saturday Night, Roxy Perry- Blues Comes To Call, Max Creek- Love Will Make You Lose Your Mind, Samantha Fish-Heartbreaker, Michael Cleary Band- When You Get Back, Erin & Neil Harpe- Kokomo Blues, Mojomatics- Soy Baby.
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The first story this week is about Led Zeppelin. If you think you’ve heard everything that Led Zeppelin have ever done, Robert Plant is here to tell you that you’re wrong. The blues-rock icon told reporters on BBC Radio that he had recently unearthed some old Led Zeppelin recordings that have yet to be heard by anyone but the band themselves. Plant said he discovered the tapes with Jimmy Page while the two were working on remastering the band’s catalog. Plant said that a few of these newly discovered recordings might make it on to the remastered Zeppelin albums, but he joked that Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones would give “two cars and a greenhouse” to make sure that some of the tapes that feature Jones on lead vocals never see the light of day.
In what may be the most unlikely collaboration ever, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones are teaming up for a duets album in tribute to the Everly Brothers. Titled Foreverly, the album consists of renditions of traditional folk songs that appeared on the Everlys’ 1958 album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us. The first song from their collaboration, “Long Time Gone,” can be heard on BillieJoeandNorah.com. The album comes out on November 25th.
With the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in the U.S. coming in February, expect a wonderful barrage of black-and-white clips from the height of Beatlemania, set to a soundtrack of piercing screams. Largely buried under the gleeful cries of teenagers now old enough to share tales of seeing John, Paul, George and Ringo with their grandchildren is the music that ignited the frenzy.
We'll get another kind of reminder of how powerful a live band the Beatles could be – sans the screams – with Monday’s release of “On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2.” The double CD, with 37 Beatles classics and covers, and lots of radio-show banter, comes 19 years after the first volume offered a fresh look – and listen – at the greatest pop band of them all.
The song list is largely familiar, drawing from tunes the Beatles recorded for studio albums, and, to an extent, the previous compilation of BBC radio appearances. But part of the magic of the group's enduring hold across generations rests in music that sounds as new as the day it was recorded. Every version marks another gem for fans, with something different to discover, even in songs we’ve heard countless times.
Speaking of the Beatles: Ringo's 'Photograph'
Throughout the Beatles years, Ringo Starr was often photographed toting a camera – but he thought the pictures he shot had been lost forever. "We finally found them in a basement in storage," he says. "I was shocked. We even found two books of negatives. Who thought I was that tidy?” Now a new book, Photograph (Genesis Publications), collects his photos, plus tons of unseen images of Starr and his bandmates. Many of the photos — stemming from his childhood to his earliest days in the Beatles to candid backstage and in studio shots — have never been seen anywhere. The book is out now
Blues In The Area:
The Christopher Dean Band - Theodores' - Springfield, MA
EasyBaby - The Stonehouse (9:15pm) - Baltic, CT
Dan Stevens - La Luna (5pm) - Mystic, CT
Brandt Taylor - Sherwood's (9pm) - Woodstock, CT
Delbert McClinton - Infinity Music Hall (8pm) - Norfolk, CT
The Tarbox Ramblers / Girls, Guns & Glory - Cafe Nine (8pm) - New Haven, CT
Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford
The Rich Badowski Blues Band - Gibson's Bar & Grill - East Windsor, CT
Dan Stevens - Guitar Workshop at Nightingale Cafe (9am) - Old Lyme, CT
Dan Stevens - The Crown & Hammer Pub (9pm) - Collinsville, CT
Brandt Taylor - CJ Sparrow's (9pm) - Cheshire, CT
Blue Devil Bluez - Theodores' (9pm) - Springfield, MA
Neal Vitullo & the Vipers w/Dave Howard - Chan's - Woonsocket, RI
Duke Robillard - Bridge Street Live (7:30pm) - Collinsville, CT
Black-Eyed Sally’s Weekly Rundown:
Wednesday Nov 13 Blues Open Mic hosted by
Friday Nov 15 Michael Cleary Band
Saturday Nov 16 Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers
Monday Nov 18 Monday Night Jazz featured artist
Tuesday Nov 19 Mike Palin’s Other Orchestra
I hope to see you out and about this week but if not please continue to support live music wherever you are.
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