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14th May 2014
Posted by Ashwyn Smyth

On this week’s edition of the British Blues Awards nominated Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8 we salute the recipients of the 2014 Blues Music Awards announced in Memphis last week.

I have tracks from Trampled Under Foot, Billy Boy Arnold, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia, James Harman, Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotton, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Doug MacLeod, Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., Diunna Greenleaf, Irma Thomas, John Nemeth, Samuel L Jackson (with Cedric Burnside), Royal Southern Brotherhood and Victor Wainwright.

In the gig guide there are tracks from Mick Pini and the SPIKEdrivers Plus slices of birthday cake for Roscoe Levee and the Southern Slide and Micke Bjorkof & BlueStrip.

To round off a wonderfully varied show, there are tracks from IBBA Albums of the Month from Malaya Blue and Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey plus a great live track from Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers

Listen in between 21.00 & 23.00 p.m. UK time Wednesday 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 May 2014 between 21.00 & 23.00 UK time repeated on Sunday 18th May 2014 between 20.00 & 22.00 UK time.

A podcast of the show will be available from 22.00 Sunday on i-tunes  and on PodOmatic at

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