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Rev’s Rhythm & Blues Radio Revue

This podcast was recorded in the form of a radio show – there’s probably no finer way to spend 90 minutes or so than tuning in and turning on to Rev’s selections of top class R&B tracks. As well as digging the music we’re sure you’ll enjoy his intros, insights and irregular enthusiastic ramblings about the sounds and the performers.

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Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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Rev’s Rhythm & Blues Radio Revue: Episode Sixteen

EPISODE 16 includes blues greats Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson, Blind Willie McTell, Jimmy Reed and some classic live recordings from The Allman Brothers and Cream.

1hr 32mins

17 Jul 2020

Rank #1

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Rev’s Rhythm & Blues Radio Revue: Episode Seventeen

EPISODE 17 includes Aretha, Little Eva, Ray Charles, Howlin’ Wolf, Millie Jackson, Mississippi John Hurt and Liverpool’s finest.

1hr 31mins

24 Jul 2020

Rank #2

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Rev’s Rhythm & Blues Radio Revue: Episode Eighteen

EPISODE 18 includes Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers featuring Peter Green, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Captain Beefheart, Nina Simone, Etta James and Stevie Wonder.

1hr 31mins

31 Jul 2020

Rank #3

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Rev’s Rhythm & Blues Radio Revue: Episode Nineteen

EPISODE 19 includes The Supremes, Jr Walker & The All Stars,  The Velvelettes, Herbie Mann, Arthur Alexander, Buddy Guy and Otis Rush.

1hr 32mins

28 Aug 2020

Rank #4

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Rev’s Rhythm & Blues Radio Revue: Episode Twenty

EPISODE 20 includes Chuck Berry, Dusty Springfield, Billy Preston, The Rolling Stones, Roberta Flack, David Bowie, The Small Faces and many more great R&B tracks requested by the fans of Rev’s Rhythm & Blues Radio Revue.

1hr 46mins

4 Sep 2020

Rank #5

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Rev’s Rhythm & Blues Radio Revue: Episode Twenty One

EPISODE 21 tells the story of Chess Records – one of the most innovative and influential blues and soul record labels of all time.

1hr 48mins

11 Sep 2020

Rank #6

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Rev’s Rhythm & Blues Radio Revue: Episode Twenty Two

EPISODE 22 tells the story of the legacy and influence of Chess Records – featuring The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Canned Heat, Van Morrison, Dr Feelgood and many more.

2hr 1min

18 Sep 2020

Rank #7

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Rev’s Rhythm & Blues Radio Revue: Episode Twenty Three

Episode TWENTY THREE . An appreciation of Atlantic Records – Part One with Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, The Drifters, Ruth Brown, Wilson Picket, Solomon Burke and many other R&B greats.

1hr 5mins

9 Oct 2020

Rank #8

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Rev’s Rhythm & Blues Radio Revue: Episode Twenty Four

Episode TWENTY FOUR. An appreciation of Atlantic Records – Part Two with Aretha Franklin, Booker T & the MGs, Betty Wright, Isaac Hayes, King Curtis, Eddie Floyd, Dust Springfield and many other R&B greats.

1hr 17mins

16 Oct 2020

Rank #9

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Rev’s Rhythm & Blues Radio Revue: Episode Twenty Five

Episode TWENTY-FIVE. In this last ever episode of Rev’s Rhythm & Blues Radio Revue, Rev will be playing twenty-five tracks from twenty-five of his favourite R&B albums from the wonderful world of soul and blues. Happy Trails.

1hr 44mins

6 Nov 2020

Rank #10