Skip to Content Skip to Navigation

Bob Long: Buy My CD

I Wonder To Myself

The new album, "I Wonder To Myself" by Bob Long and Keith Miller is now available!

“Originally inspired to take up playing the blues in our teens, we have both been playing ever since – in bands, jams, solos, duos – and sometimes just the two of us together. Living at opposite ends of the country, we don’t get to play together as often as we would like, but when we do, the result is the kind of thing you hear on this album – a mixture of old favourites and new discoveries. It’s also a homage to the men and women who first shaped the blues and a journey through the country blues, vaudeville and jug band music of the 1920s and 1930s, to the post World War 2 electric blues of Chicago. Recorded in a single session and mostly in single takes (with some overdubbing for additional vocals and jug),we set out to capture the spirit of one of our live sets, meeting the blues like an old friend – but one full of surprises.”



Track listing:

1. Stealin', Stealin'

2. Big Road Blues

3. Green River Blues

4. I Wonder To Myself

5. Rocking Chair Blues

6. Going To Germany

7. Me And The Devil Blues

8. Some Of These Days

9. Sportin' Life Blues

10. Black Eye Blues

11. Mother Earth

12. I Couldn't Help It

13. Maggie Campbell

14. Standing Around Crying

15. Police Dog Blues

BOB LONG AND KEITH MILLER: I Wonder To Myself
CDBaby

All By Myself

Bob’s first solo album was recorded in the second half of 2005, mostly in Hampshire, United Kingdom by Bob Lowndes but also includes one track, “They’re Red Hot” which was recorded in Clarksdale, Mississippi in July 2005 at the Delta Recording Studio.

Bob has recorded some of his favourite blues as solo performances, in which he plays several different guitars, sings, stamps his foot on a stomp board and adds harmonica in places. Hence the title of this album; “All By Myself”. The album embraces several distinct styles, ranging from his acoustic slide interpretations of Charley Patton and Robert Johnson to the distorted, raw sounds reminiscent of the early John Lee Hooker solo recordings.

This collection of songs is a tribute to the blues singers who have departed this world but remain with us through a rich legacy of music which continues to delight and inspire listeners today.



Track listing:

1. Dead Shrimp Blues (Robert Johnson)

2. All By Myself (Big Bill Broonzy)

3. Banty Rooster (Charley Patton)

4. Digging My Potatoes (Washboard Sam)

5. Travelling Riverside Blues (Robert Johnson)

6. Downhearted Blues (A Hunter L Austin)

7. Sugar Mama (John Lee Hooker)

8. Just A Dream (Big Bill Broonzy)

9. They’re Red Hot (Robert Johnson)

10. Hoodoo Lady (Memphis Minnie)

11. Little Queen Of Spades (Robert Johnson)

12. Little Red Rooster (Willie Dixon)

13. Screaming And Hollering The Blues (Charley Patton)

14. Crawlin’ Kingsnake (John Lee Hooker)

background-image: url(http://cdbaby.com/gif/buttons/buy_thumb/White-Buy_Now_100px_cover.gif);">BOB LONG: All By Myself
CDBaby