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Ronnie Earl And The Broadcasters – Hope Radio 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published on Sep 25, 2012

” Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters – Hope Radio 2007

1.Intro
2.Bobby’s Bop
3.Blues for the Homeless
4.Eddie’s Gospel Groove
5.I Am with You
6.Kay My Dear
7.New Gospel Tune
8.Blues for Otis Rush
9.Blues for the West Side
10.Lightnin’ Hopkins Thing
11.Interview
12.I Shall Not Be Moved

Ronnie Earl: Guitars
Lorne Entress: Drums
Dave Limina: Piano, Hammond Organ
Jimmy Mouradian: Bass
Special Guests: Nick Adams: Guitar, Michael “Mudcat” Ward: Upright Bass, Electric Bass and Piano
Filmed and Recorded Live At: Wellspring Sound Acton, Massachusetts April 21 and 22, 2007 “

 

 

 

 

” One of the finest blues guitarists to emerge during the ’80s, Ronnie Earl often straddled the line between blues and jazz, throwing in touches of soul and rock as well. His versatility made him one of the few blues guitarists capable of leading an almost entirely instrumental outfit, and his backing band the Broadcasters became one of the more respected working units in contemporary blues over the course of the ’90s, following Earl‘s departure from Roomful of Blues.

  Ronnie Earl was born Ronald Horvath in Queens, NY, on March 10, 1953. He didn’t start playing guitar until after he entered college at Boston University in the early ’70s and became fascinated with the local blues scene. Developing his craft quickly, he landed a job in the house band of the Speakeasy Club in Cambridge, MA, and changed his last name to the bluesier-sounding Earl in tribute to Earl Hooker, one of his favorite influences. Prior to the name switch, he’d made some recordings for the small Baron label under his original moniker beginning in 1977, first backing Guitar Johnny & the Rhythm Rockers, then as a founding member of Sugar Ray & the Bluetones with harmonica player/singer Sugar Ray Norcia. In 1979, Earl was invited to replace Duke Robillard in the prominent Rhode Island band Roomful of Blues, whose swinging jump blues revivalist sound demanded a jazz sensibility as well as ample blues feeling. Earl spent the next eight years with Roomful of Blues and watched their national profile grow steadily larger.

  Meanwhile, Earl also made a few recordings on his own for Black Top Records, forming the first versions of the Broadcasters in the early ’80s. He released his first solo album, Smokin’, in 1983 and followed it with They Call Me Mr. Earl in 1984 (both of those albums were later compiled on the CD Deep Blues). Still, they were a sidelight to his main gig with Roomful of Blues — that is, until he left the band in 1987 to make a go of it as a solo artist and bandleader in his own right. A new version of the Broadcasters debuted in 1988 on Soul Searchin’, which featured vocalist Darrell Nulisch, harmonica player Jerry Portnoy (ex-Muddy Waters), bassist Steve Gomes, and drummer Per Hanson. Peace of Mind followed in 1990, as did I Like It When It Rains, a live album on Antone’s that actually dated from 1986. Released in 1991,Surrounded by Love reunited Earl with Sugar Ray Norcia and also proved the last in his long string of Black Top releases. “

 

 

 

 

Albums Compilations DVDs & Videos All

    Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings  
  Smokin' 1983 Smokin’ Black Top  
(1)
 
 
Deep Blues
1985 Deep Blues Hep-Cat / Hepcat Records  
(4)
 
 
Hubert Sumlin's Blues Party
1987 Hubert Sumlin’s Blues Party album review Shout! Factory  
(6)
 
 
Soul Searchin'
1988 Soul Searchin’ Black Top  
(4)
 
 
Peace of Mind
1990 Peace of Mind album review    
(3)
 
 
I Like It When It Rains
1990 I Like It When It Rains Antone’s  
(3)
 
 
Healing Feeling
1990 Healing Feeling album review Shout! Factory  
(4)
 
 
Surrounded by Love
1991 Surrounded by Love album review Black Top  
(2)
 
 
Still River
1994 Still River album review Audioquest Records  
(5)
 
 
Language of the Soul
1994 Language of the Soul album review Bullseye Blues  
(4)
 
 
Blues Guitar Virtuoso Live in Europe
1995 Blues Guitar Virtuoso Live in Europe album review Bullseye Blues  
(11)
 
 
Blues and Forgiveness
1995 Blues and Forgiveness CCR Records  
(3)
 
 
Grateful Heart: Blues and Ballads
1996 Grateful Heart: Blues and Ballads album review Rounder Select / Bullseye Blues  
(11)
 
 
Eye to Eye
1996 Eye to Eye album review Audioquest Records  
(5)
 
 
Blues Union
1996 Blues Union album review Audioquest Records  
(3)
 
 
The Colour of Love
1997 The Colour of Love album review Verve / Polygram  
(19)
 
 
Healing Time
2000 Healing Time album review Telarc Distribution  
(9)
 
 
Ronnie Earl and Friends
2001 Ronnie Earl and Friendsalbum review Telarc Blues / Telarc Distribution  
(3)
 
 
I Feel Like Goin' On
2003 I Feel Like Goin’ On album review Stony Plain  
(2)
 
 
Now My Soul
2004 Now My Soul album review Stony Plain  
(8)
 
 
The Duke Meets the Earl
2005 The Duke Meets the Earlalbum review Stony Plain  
(31)
 
 
Hope Radio
2007 Hope Radio album review Stony Plain  
(15)
 
 
Living in the Light
2009 Living in the Light album review Stony Plain  
(10)
 
 
Spread the Love
2010 Spread the Love album review Stony Plain  
(27)
 
 
Just for Today
2013 Just for Today album review Stony Plain  
(47)
 
 
Good News
2014 Good News album review Stony Plain  
(22)

 

 

 

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Ronnie Earl And The Broadcasters – Hope Radio 2007

 

 

 

 

Published on Sep 25, 2012

” Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters – Hope Radio 2007

1.Intro
2.Bobby’s Bop
3.Blues for the Homeless
4.Eddie’s Gospel Groove
5.I Am with You
6.Kay My Dear
7.New Gospel Tune
8.Blues for Otis Rush
9.Blues for the West Side
10.Lightnin’ Hopkins Thing
11.Interview
12.I Shall Not Be Moved

Ronnie Earl: Guitars
Lorne Entress: Drums
Dave Limina: Piano, Hammond Organ
Jimmy Mouradian: Bass
Special Guests: Nick Adams: Guitar, Michael “Mudcat” Ward: Upright Bass, Electric Bass and Piano
Filmed and Recorded Live At: Wellspring Sound Acton, Massachusetts April 21 and 22, 2007 “