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The Blues Rolls On


Download links and information about The Blues Rolls On by Elvin Bishop. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Blues, Rock, Blues Rock genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 45:48 minutes.

Artist: Elvin Bishop
Release date: 2008
Genre: Blues, Rock, Blues Rock
Tracks: 12
Duration: 45:48
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No. Title Length
1. The Blues Rolls On (feat. Warren Haynes & Kim Wilson) (featuring Kim Wilson, Warren Haynes) 4:23
2. Night Time Is the Right Time (feat. John Nemeth & Angela Strehli) (featuring Angela Strehli, John Nemeth) 3:09
3. Yonder's Wall (feat. Ronnie Baker Brooks & Tommy Castro) (featuring Tommy Castro, Ronnie Baker Brooks) 4:06
4. Struttin' My Stuff (feat. Derek Trucks & Warren Haynes) (featuring Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks) 4:00
5. Keep a Dollar In Your Pocket (feat. B.B. King) (featuring B. B. King) 4:53
6. Who's the Fool (feat. John Nemeth & Kid Andersen) (featuring Kid Andersen, John Nemeth) 3:47
7. Black Gal (feat. R.C. Carrier & Andre Thierry) (featuring Andre Thierry) 3:11
8. Oklahoma 5:21
9. Come On In This House (feat. Homemade Jamz Band) 3:39
10. I Found Out (feat. John Nemeth, James Cotton & Angela Strehli) (featuring James Cotton, Angela Strehli, John Nemeth) 3:17
11. Send You Back to Georgia (feat. George Thorogood) (featuring George Thorogood) 3:15
12. Honest I Do (feat. John Nemeth) (featuring John Nemeth) 2:47



Bishop hops labels once again, this time to the relatively young and scrappy Delta Groove imprint, while calling up some names in his obviously well-stocked Rolodex to assist on his first predominately studio album in three years. Like most guest studded affairs, this is an inconsistent but enjoyable romp. It also works as a career recap of sorts with Bishop revisiting "Yonder's Wall," a tune from his Butterfield Blues Band days (with Ronnie Baker Brooks and Tommy Castro), along with the Southern styled party sound that proved so commercially viable during his '70s Capricorn affiliation, in addition to other covers. He strips things down for a solo musical life history in "Oklahoma," an electric, educational traipse through his back pages from his early years in the titular state, set against stark, distorted boogie guitar. He taps the youngsters in the Homemade Jamz Blues Band, another Delta Groove signing, for a cool grooving version of Junior Wells' "Come On in This House," and features John Nemeth on vocals for three tracks and harp on the closing midtempo Jimmy Reed instrumental "Honest I Do," apparently the first blues song a young Bishop heard on his transistor radio as a child in Oklahoma. Fellow boogie man George Thorogood squares off with Bishop and takes lead vocals for a frolic through Hound Dog Taylor's "Send You Back to Georgia," and Bishop references his Capricorn days with current Allman Brothers Band guitarists Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes on a reworked "Struttin' My Stuff." B.B. King stops by for a short interview that leads into a jazzy, swinging cover of Roy Milton's "Keep a Dollar in Your Pocket," a song King was familiar with from his old Memphis DJ days. R.C. Carrier and Andre Thierry shift the proceedings to a bluesy, zippy zydeco on "Black Gal." As you can see, the album is pieced together from a variety of sessions in different locations, resulting in a patchwork set that, despite many excellent and above all enthusiastic performances, never quite gels. Like the collage of pictures on the back cover, this is more a scrapbook of Bishop playing with his pals and acquaintances than a focused project, but there is enough quality music here to attract established fans, even if this isn't the place to generate new ones.