Freddie King

Born 3rd September 1934 – Gilmer, TexasDied 28th December 1976 – Dallas, Texas Guitarist Freddie King like T Bone Walker hailed from the Lone Star State, Texas. A bluesman, but he had a few tunes that were decidedly soul like “Funkey”, and “Hideaway”. His singles were played by Roger Eagle and later by Dave & Dave at the Blue Note, … Read more

Janis Joplin

Carefree and wonderful free spirit, taken from us all too soon. A white woman with a soulful voice. A Soul singer, a blues singer, a great singer, a Soulful singer. A life of great promise cut short by an addiction to drugs, a lonely Soul, she just needed support and love. She started out as … Read more

Ivory Joe Hunter

Since I Met You Baby Ivory Joe Hunter – not to be confused with Motown song writer Ivy Joe. Probably not a politically correct first name in today’s climate…a real old fashioned crooner! Ivory Joe Hunter -Wikipedia

Johnny Winter – Talented Guitarist and Blues Man

Life Is Hard Johnny Winter – the great white blues man who produced albums for Muddy Waters. He was a singer and guitarist whose live concerts were electrifying. He was also noticed for his startling appearance, have long white hair. He also had a famous and talented brother, Edgar Winter and formed Edgar Winter’s White … Read more

Earl King

All My Love Deep beat Soul ballad with great orchestration by Earl King. Great Soul. One of my favourites. Most of his music was New Orleans style laid back Blues.

R L Burnside

Sweet Little Angel Atmospheric blues track by R L Burnside with a nice bit of slide guitar. A very clear, voice, showing how a single guy accompanying himself on his own can make good music.

Pee Wee Crayton

Telephone Is Ringing FANTASTIC guitar solo on this record by Pee Wee Crayton. LOVED at The Twisted Wheel in 1964!

Betty James Blues Singer

I’m A Little Mixed Up (1961) A fantastic blues track by Betty James played a lot at the first Twisted Wheel (Brazennose Street) by the DJ Roger Eagle; who helped introduce an entire generation in Manchester to the Blues, later doing the same Soul music. This record is a fine example of simple rhythmic blues that … Read more

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

Ain’t Gonna Grieve No More Railroad Bill Ramblin’ Jack An American A Legend: I went to a Blues & Folk Show at Manchester’s Free Trade Hall in 65′. Afterwards in the Mitre Hotel just across the road on Fountain Street (long since gone) I met Ramblin Jack. He had a broken leg, he told me and … Read more

Memphis Minnie

KEEP IT TO YOURSELF Memphis Minnie in 1963 Manchester England – The Twisted Wheel was going through a BLUES period alongside some pop music, lots of R&B and early SOUL but also due to a national BLUES’ REVIVAL lots of Blues records were played at the club including this one by Memphis Minnie. Memphis Minnie … Read more