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13th January 2015
Posted by Ashwyn Smyth

On this week’s edition of Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8, I remember two passings and then have loads of new & recent releases for you.

I remember ‘Popsy’ Dixon of the Holmes Brothers who dies last week and Big Pete Gale who left us 6 years ago with two tracks from the Holmes Brothers featuring ‘Popsy’ plus a classic from Hair of the Dog.

Then I have tracks from Eliana Cargnelutti,  Jack Roberts Harvey Band, George Shovlin & The Radars (IBBA Pick of the Month), Jack Bruce, Laurence Jones, Christina Skjolberg, &Albert Castiglia, Rebecca Downes, Wily Bo Walker & Karena K, Benny Turner (IBBA Pick of the Month), Donald Ray Johnson, Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson, Mighty Mo Rodgers, John Mayall, The Duke Robillard Band and Doghouse Sam and His Magnatones (IBBA Pick of the Month),

In a busy gig guide there are tracks from The Andy Drudy Disorder, Rollo Markee & the Tailshakers, Midnight Train, Chad Strentz and Trickbag (West Weston)

Listen in between 21.00 & 23.00 p.m. UK time by tuning your radio to 97.8fm in Basildon, East Thurrock and surrounds or by clicking on the Listen Live button in the web site header at and/or at

Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8 – Wednesday 14th January 2015 between 19.00 & 21.00 UK time repeated on Sunday between 20.00 & 22.00 UK time.

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