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Radio 2's Blues Playlist

A birthday celebration of both vocal great Etta James, and slide guitar legend Elmore James. With music from the artists themselves, as well as the influences behind their music. Elmore would have been 100 years old this week and Etta would have been 80...

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Etta James

    Don't Pick Me For Your Fool

    • Call My Name.
  • Ruth Brown

    Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean

    • Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: 1947-1974 - Vol. 2.
    • Rhino.
    • 5.
  • Etta James & the Peaches

    The Wallflower (Roll With Me Henry)

    • The Sound of the City - Los Angeles.
    • EMI.
    • 7.
  • Memphis Minnie

    Me & My Chauffeur Blues

    • Simply Blues.
    • Union Square Music.
    • 10.
  • Esther Phillips

    I'll Be There

    • From Sacred To Secular - A Soul Awakening.
    • History Of Soul.
    • 27.
  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe

    Didn't It Rain

  • BeyoncĂ©

    At Last

    • Cadillac Records (Music From The Motion Picture).
    • Music World Music.
    • 2.
  • Etta James

    I'd Rather Go Blind

  • Elmore James

    The Sky Is Crying

    • King Of The Slide Guitar.
    • Capricorn Records.
    • 1.
  • The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

    Shake Your Money-Maker

    • The Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
    • Elektra.
    • 2.
  • Joel Fisk & The Breakdown

    Stranger Blues

    • The Well.
    • Hollytree Studios.
  • Robert Johnson

    I Believe I'll Dust My Broom

    • Robert Johnson & The Old School Blues.
    • Metro Doubles.
    • 3.
  • Jimi Hendrix

    Bleeding Heart

    • Blues.
    • Polydor.
    • 8.
  • The Allman Brothers Band

    One Way Out

    • Eat A Peach.
    • Capricorn Records.
    • 5.
  • Jazz Gillum

    Look On Yonder Wall

    • Jazz Gillum Vol. 4 1946-1949.
    • Document Records.
    • 4.
  • Elmore James

    Elmore's Contribution To Jazz

    • King Of The Slide Guitar - The Complete Trumpet, Chief & Fire Sessions.
    • Charly Records.
    • 6.
  • Elmore James

    Talk To Me Baby

    • King Of The Slide Guitar.
    • Capricorn Records.
    • 13.

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