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John Peel OBE, 1939 - 2004

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JIMíS ACOUSTIC BLUES CAFE
Sunday, 29th August 2004


1.00 - "McDOWELL"
Another new name and mo' womens' blues. Ruth plays a harp while Gary backs her on guitar. Includes Delta-style and songs by the great Ma Rainey -"Mother of the Blues". Have mercy!

1.30 - CHRIS
A welcome debut at Jim's, this guy is one mean guitar man who can back it up with similar vocals. Yeah!

2.00 - "JUMPIN' JUDY"
Yet more womens' blues and Judy does a ver' fine version of a Ma Rainey song plus other early blues backed up by the tricky but cool keyboard from Rob.

2.30 - REX & ROB
Guitar/Piano team will ease the Blues to your fine soul - "it's nice to be nice when you can be nice!"

3.30 - "DAWTY BUTTA"
More fresh faces and they insisted on the phonetic spelling of "Dirty Butter"; an old Minnie Wallace no. with the Memphis Jug Band. With guitar and a `bull fiddle' (stand-up string bass) these guys give you blues from the Piedmont area: Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller, etc.

4.00 - "SNAKEHIPS"
Richie on a solo kick. If you dig classic boogie and steaming blues a la Roosevelt Sykes, Leroy Carr, etc. then you is in for a treat, a real treat; good Blues-diggin' people. Yes, yes!

4.30 - "BARBECUE BREN"
Passionate vocals and some really incisive guitar which includes some shivery slide. Hey! Jim's gotta be THEE place.

5.00 - ALLAN JONES
Beautifully recreated guitar blues from the likes of Ramblin Thomas, Bo Carter, Charley Jordan, Blind Blake, etc. If you missed this it was a low-down dirty shame!

5.30 - "SNAKEHIPS & ALLAN"
Richie and Allan keep up their very high standard of early blues from ragtime to boogie, with great bottleneck a la Tampa Red etc., plus smokin' piano blues - excellent!!

6.00 "CAFE CLOSED"
With thanks from Rex, Max, Alan and Steve to Loz Arkle for the 'loan' of the Charlie Patton picture on a most exclusive t-shirt!

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