This episode opens with a 1976 album by B.B. King, showing his experiments with stylistics during that pre-disco period; Curtis Salgado releases his best album of new blues and soul songs; and Swamp Cabbage features ironic/satiric lyrics sung in a voice reminiscent of Tom Waits and Captain Beefheart over rootsy electric guitar trio structures.
Hosted by Bluesman Microwave Dave Gallaher, this weekly show explores the latest tunes and the historic names in blues music.
For the past 20 years, Talkin' The Blues has highlighted the tradition, and little-known treasures that lie hidden amidst the Tennessee Valley's wealth of talent.
Talkin' The Blues airs Saturdays at 8pm.