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. Robert Cray – Bad Influence

The first live video to be released from the 5 time Grammy Award winning Robert Cray’s upcoming live album/DVD package 4 Nights Of 40 Years Live.

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2. Rainbreakers – Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ On

“Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ On” is taken from British blues rockers the Rainbreakers latest EP Blood Not Brass, which was released in May 2015 and has been getting airplay on Paul Jones’ BBC Radio 2 show.

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3. Black Pistol Fire – Alabama Cold Cock
Recently wowing audiences in Chicago with Gary Clark Jr and at Lollapalooza festival, we are loving the latest album Hush or Howl from Canadian group Black Pistol Fire.

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4. Red Butler – Jaywalker
With a nomination in the Emerging Artist category of this year’s British Blues awards, energetic Brighton based blues rockers Red Butler brings us Jaywalker from their debut album Freedom Bound.

Red Butler
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5.Elmore James – Dust My Broom
Rounding off the Friday Five we’ve got “Dust My Broom” from the ‘King of the Slide Guitar’, the late great Elmore James.

Elmore James

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.