The show was dedicated to the community currently living on the streets, particularly in Cambridge, Ely and in our area. Our daytime presenter Ryan Taylor will spend Thursday night on the street armed only with a tape recorder and the clothes he stands in, the results will surely prove eye-opening.
By way of the two-for-one offer in the STAR schedules, I played a couple of tracks by Muddy Waters and two from B. B. King - one of which was a rare version of the classic song "Why I Sing The Blues". We wished Patrick Swayze well with his current health troubles and included something from his good friend Jeff Healey to recall their collaboration on the "Roadhouse" movie. There was also some gospel from an unlikely source: Janis Ian - and some vintage piano blues from Lloyd Glenn and Jimmy Yancey.
Further to some enquiries about the show of 4th January, last night I was able to confirm the superb 1992 collection of Walter Horton's seminal Memphis recording is still available from Ace. His most celebrated performance is found on the track "Walkin By Myself" by Jimmy Rogers and I'll play that one on next week's show ...
Don't forget the show is live on FM and live through the star107.co.uk web-site; I'll post the full playlist on garyblue.co.uk this evening (Monday) and god willing I'll be back with more blues, news and reviews at ten next Sunday night. Until then take care of yourselves and take care of those that take care of you.