Dry your eyes, and put on your dancing shoes. The Bluesmobile is dancing its way out the door. For your dancing pleasure, Elwood offers Taj Mahal, the Allman Brothers, the Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Big Maybelle, Bobby Charles, Junior Walker and the Allstars, Sam and Dave and…. Steam. You’ll recognize the song when you hear it. And the entire program will end as it once began. Listen, and hear for yourself. Let the toe-tapping finale begin.
Musical icon B.B. King passed away on May 14, 2015.
R.I.P. B.B. King
Riding with the King:
In 2005 BB King had just turned 80 years old. BMPAudio (the folks who bring you "Elwood's Bluesmobile") teamed with Keb' Mo' and PRI to craft a one hour birthday salute. BB was in rare form - coming off his first extended vacation ever. BB talks about life, music, picking cotton, playing for a white audience, and what it was like to meet the president.
Hear Corey Harris play his rendition of "The Blues Came to Texas" - recorded live in the BluesMobile studio!
And don't forget to catch Corey Harris on this week's episode of the BluesMobile, airing March 8-9, 2013!
Albert King is being inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame on April 18, 2013.
Hear the voices of Keb' Mo', Ronnie Baker Brooks, Booker T. Jones, and William Bell talk about Albert King, his guitar playing, and the creation of "Born Under A Bad Sign".
Read more at www.TheBluesMobile.com
Elwood approaches Zero Hour with the third in his Best of the BluesMobile countdown to Farewell. Jack White, Robert Johnson, Fantastic Negrito, and the North Mississippi Allstars. It is a fantastic mix of old and new. Add in Mississippi John Hurt, Pokey La Farge, Valerie June, roots star Jessie Mae Hemphill, and R&B newcomers Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. Elwood wraps it up with live music, recorded exclusively for the Bluesmobile, from the eclectic and wonderful jazz infused folk rock harmonies of the Wood Brothers.