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The soul man from Burundi, JP Bimeni plays his favourite blues records. He shares the story of his journey to the UK where he's remained since arriving as a refugee aged 15.

The soul man from Burundi, JP Bimeni joins Cerys to share some of his favourite blues including music from Howlin' Wolf, Albert King, B.B. King and more.

A descendant of the Burundian royal family, civil war caused Bimeni to flee Burundi for the UK where he found solace in music and has remained ever since.

Plus, Cerys digs into her collection to play blues of all hues.

From cutting edge contemporary sounds to scratchy old vinyl from the past, whether it’s from Memphis, Mali, or Manchester, no stone is left unturned in the search for the best of the blues.

57 minutes

Last on

Mon 5 Nov 2018 20:00

Music Played

  • Leyla McCalla

    The Capitalist Blues

    • The Capitalist Blues.
    • Jazz Village.
  • Peter Green & The Splinter Group


    • The Best Of Peter Green Splinter Group.
    • Snapper Music.
  • Link Wray

    Fire And Brimstone

    • Guitar Preacher: The Polydor Years CD1.
    • Polydor Limited.
    • 6.
  • Clarence Carter

    Light My Fire

    • Clarence Carter: This Is Clarence Carter / The Dynamic Clarence Carter.
    • Ace Records.
    • 17.
  • Albert King

    Born Under a Bad Sign

    • Stax Profiles: Albert King.
    • Concord Music Group.
  • Buddy Guy

    Damn Right, I've Got The Blues

    • Buddy's Baddest: The Best of Buddy Guy.
    • Silvertone Records.
  • J.P. Bimeni & The Black Belts

    Better Place

    • Free Me.
    • Tucxone Records.
  • Howlin’ Wolf

    Who's Been Talking (feat. Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Bill Wyman & Charlie Watts)

    • The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions.
    • Geffen Records.
  • Canned Heat

    Going Up The Country

    • Tehe Very Best Of Canned Heat.
    • Capitol Catalog.
  • Tommy Johnson

    Canned Heat Blues

  • Bryan Ferry

    Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

    • Dylanesque.
    • Virgin Records.
  • Larkin Poe


    • Venom & Faith.
    • Tricki - Woo Records.


  • Mon 5 Nov 2018 20:00