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
Hi, I don’t often get the chance to listen to the Keynote Club live so I always listen to the Podcast. But the podcasts are out of sync with the show. The one that I have just listened to – which is marked as 30th January appears to be either the 28th December of 4th January show as Bob was wishing listeners a happy New Year and played out the show with Huey Lewis and the News singing in the new year. The show is fantastic and I really enjoy listening to the podcast on my way into work but what’s the problem with the incorrectly dated podcasts – they are always 4 weeks behind – last week I was listening to Xmas Blues. Otherwise keep up the great work
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