One hour of the best and the rarest in blues and rhythm ‘n’ blues, interspersed with quirky humour. Bob Hall plays and discusses outstanding recordings from his vast personal collection.
Acknowledged as Britain’s finest blues and boogie pianist, Bob’s award-winning, elegant piano style and song-writing have influenced generations of piano players. As a respected authority on blues and boogie woogie, Bob has contributed to many blues magazines and books and is the sleeve-note writer for Yazoo Records Piano Blues series. He recently worked on extensive sections of The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Blues.
A lifetime of music, and a passion for the minutiae of blues history, has left Bob with a host of stories, some true and some apocryphal, which make for an entertaining series (if you like that sort of thing).
Bob’s latest critically-acclaimed CD (which he is far too modest to play on the programme) is titled “What Goes Round” and is available on the SPV Blue label No 42572.
“A master of the austere arts of blues and boogie woogie piano”. The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings
“Surely the finest of the British blues and boogie pianists – with a flair for imaginative lyrics.” Blues and Rhythm