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The legendary guitarist, songwriter and former Smiths man joins Cerys to chat about the blues. Find out which Smiths track was inspired by the great bluesman Bo Diddley…

The legendary guitarist, songwriter and former Smiths man joins Cerys to chat about the blues. Find out which Smiths track was inspired by the great bluesman Bo Diddley…

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

Music Played

  • Mary Lane

    Leave That Wine Alone

    • Travelin' Woman.
    • Women of the Blues Records.
  • George Benson

    You Can't Catch Me

    • Walking to New Orleans.
    • Provogue Records.
  • Bo Diddley

    Pretty Thing

    • Single.
    • Checker Records.
  • The Everly Brothers

    Blues (Stay Away From Me) - Live

  • John Lee Hooker

    This Is Hip

    • Dimples.
    • Charly.
  • Long John Baldry

    Hoochie Coochie Man

    • Looking At Long John.
    • Parlophone Catalogue.
  • Rory Gallagher

    Crest of a Wave

    • Deuce.
    • Polydor.
  • Memphis Minnie

    Me and My Chauffeur Blues

    • Single.
    • Okeh.
  • Elvis Presley

    Clean Up Your Own Backyard

    • Single.
    • RCA Victor.
  • Muddy Waters

    My Dog Can't Bark

    • The Anthology (1947- 1972).
    • MCA Records.
  • The Smiths

    How Soon Is Now?

    • Meat Is Murder.
    • Sire Records.
  • Les Filles de Illighadad

    Inssegh Inssegh

    • Eghass Malan.
    • Sahel Sounds.

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