It is Friday and time for the Friday Five Playlist. Each week we will be bringing you the best of what’s spinning on the turntables at NBR HQ.

1. Doin’ What You Were Doin’ by Vintage Trouble
We can’t get enough of the new Vintage Trouble album 1 Hopeful Rd. This the band’s first video to be released from their sophomore album which was released in August via Blue Note Records. The band have been out on the road with the mighty AC/DC throughout the summer and are also about to embark on a headline U.S. tour.

Vintage Trouble
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2. Mechanical Heart by Beth Hart
Carrying on with the soulful side of blues we move on to Beth Hart. Mechanical Heart is taken from Beth’s latest album Better Than Home which was released earlier this year via Provogue/Mascot Label Group.

Beth Hart
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3. Spinning by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
Southside Johnny is back with some soulful blues rock in the shape of Spinning from the band’s latest album Soultime.

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
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4. Mama Knows by Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
The first single from their latest album The Weather Below, Mama Knows is another soulful number with some wonderful bluesy undertones. The band’s latest album was produced by Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Vance Joy) and is well worth a listen.

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5. Rollin and Tumblin by R.L. Burnside
It’s been ten years this week since the passing of the great R.L. Burnside. His legacy lives on with his grandson (also featured on drums in this video) via the Cedric Burnside Project who we saw touring the UK earlier this summer.

R.L. Burnside

About The Author

Adam Kennedy is an experienced music photographer based in northeast England. He has been shooting concerts for several years, predominantly with the band Vintage Trouble. In 2013, he was one of their tour photographers, covering the UK and Ireland tour including the headline shows and as opening act for The Who. As an accomplished concert photographer, Adam's work has been featured in print such as, Classic Rock Blues Magazine, Guitarist Magazine, Blues in Britain magazine, broadcast on the MDA Telethon on ABC Television in the US, used in billboard advertising for Renaissance Hotels in the US, and featured online via music blogs such as Uber Rock and Guitar Planet. He is also the official photographer at Newcastle Rock and Blues Club.