Monday, April 25, 2011

The Best Music Festival in the Southern Hemisphere: Bluesfest 2011

Byron Bay

Surf at BB

Groove with the dolphins
Tomorrow marks the end of the Bluesfest 2011, the best blues and roots musical festival in the southern hemisphere, if not in the world.   Held in Byron Bay, on the northern coast of the Australian state of New South Wales, the festival DEFINITELY gets the gong for Major International Festival Held In Closest Place To Paradise.
Ernest Ranglin

One of the Washerman’s Dog’s old school mates who lives in that amazing part of the world has requested a special mix of some of the acts that headlined this year’s event.  With great pleasure and in the hope of enticing all readers and followers of the Dog to save up their shekels for Bluesfest 2012, the following Selection Musicale  ala Carte is offered for your listening and grooving pleasure.

Enjoy MP!

            Track Listing:
1.    She’s Rare (Paul Kelly)
2.    Dignity [Unreleased, Oh Mercy] (Bob Dylan)
3.    Haayo (Ernest Ranglin)
4.    Neph (Trombone Shorty)
5.    Freedom Train (Toots Hibbert)
6.    La Grange (ZZ Top)
7.    La Pistola y el Corazon (Los Lobos)
8.    Black Diamond Bay (Bob Dylan)
9.    Oh, My God (Michael Franti and Spearhead)
10. Great Controversy (Luciano)
11. Every Day I Have the Blues (B.B. King)
12. Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician (Grace Jones)
13. You Send Me (Aaron Neville)
14. Motherless Child (Blind Boys of Alabama)
15. 99 ½ (Mavis Staples)
16. In Between Tears (Irma Thomas)
17. Sweetest Waste of Time (Kasey Chambers with Shane Nicholson)
18. Friar’s Point (Susan Tedeschi)
19. Cedar Grove (Jeff Lang)
20. (Doin’ the) Boom Boom (Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed and the True Loves)
21. Talkin’ Lion Blues (C.W. Stoneking)
22. Rich Woman Blues (Tony Joe White)
23. Quality of Mercy (Michelle Shocked)
24. Just Be Yourself (Ash Grunwald)
25. Wanted to Write a Love Song (Cat Empire)
26. Changing Partners (Elvis Costello)
27. Taught by Experts (Paul Kelly with Uncle Bill)
28. Love’s Recovery (Indigo Girls)
29. Green Spandex (Xavier Rudd)
30. I Get Off On It (Tony Joe White)
31. The Thrill is Gone (1969 Single Version) (B.B. King)
Listen here.

Ms G Jones

Le Bobster de la Minnesota

Honorary Aussie Tony Joe White

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