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10th October 2012
Posted by Ashwyn Smyth

This week on Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8 a wonderfully eclectic mix of very fine blues & real r’n’b!

Opening up with a great track from the late Jon Lord’s  Blues Project, we continue to rock with tracks from Blue on Black, Larry Miller, the late Michael ‘Iron Man’ Burks andJim Allchin.

Then it is harp heaven with tracks from Jay Gaunt, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, Li’l Ronnie and the Grand Dukes, RJ Mischo and Nathan James & the Rhythm Scratchers

In the gig guide there are tracks fromRag Mama Rag, Back Porch and Clive Mulcahy whilst there are new and recent releases from Ian Siegal & the Mississippi Mudbloods, The Blues Broads, Bonnie Raitt, Paula Harris, Whitney Shay and two tracks from the Scottish Blues compilation, Jock’s Juke Joint by The Jenson Interceptors and Albany Down.

Add tracks from Joel da Silva, Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials, Lincoln Durham, The Mannish Boys and Buddy Whittington and you have very tasty gumbo in prospect!

Listen in between 21.00 & 23.00 p.m. UKtime Wednesday by tuning your radio to 97.8fm in Basildon, East Thurrockand surrounds or by clicking on the Listen Live button in the web site header at

Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8 – Wednesday 10th October 2012 between 21.00 & 23.00 UK time repeated on Sunday 14th October 2012 between 20.00 & 22.00  UK time.

A podcast of the show will be available from 10.00 p.m. Sunday at i-tunes  and on PodOmatic at

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