“Coming off my last album I was productive, and I ended up with a great batch of songs. I ran one by Joe Bonamassa, who said right away he wanted to play on it. And that’s how this album came about. Joe inspired me to invite others. I had songs that were strong and told good stories.
I wanted the best musicians alive like Jeff Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Van Morrison and more to take them in unexpected directions. Wayne Hood, my producer, brought out the best of them. We have amazing songs and great guitars” – Dion
Lead singer of the famous doo-wop group, Dion and The Belmonts (Runaround Sue, The Wanderer) releases Blues With Friends in 2020 via KBTA RECORDS.
Liner notes written by Bob Dylan.
1. Blues Comin’ On feat. Joe Bonamassa
2. Kickin’ Child feat. Joe Menza
3. Uptown Number 7 feat. Brian Setzer
4. Can’t Start Over Again feat. Jeff Beck
5. My Baby Loves To Boogie feat. John Hammond
6. I Got Nothin’ feat. Van Morrison & Joe Louis Walker
7. Stumbling Blues feat. Jimmy & Jerry Vivino
8. Bam Bang Boom feat. Billy Gibbons
9. I Got The Cure feat. Sonny Landreth
10. Song For Sam Cooke (Here in America) feat. Paul Simon
11. What If I Told You feat. Samantha Fish
12. Told You Once In August feat. John Hammond & Rory Block
13. Way Down (I Won’t Cry No More) feat. Stevie Van Zandt
14. Hymn to Him feat. Patti Scialfa & Bruce Springsteen
Posted by Dom Hiney on 10th Jun 2020
Great raw bluesy album.
A legend joined by many other legends: it was always going to be good but it turns out to be great!
Posted by Sue on 8th Jun 2020
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from Dion an artist who I first enjoyed in the early Sixties, I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed this album recorded with a host of brilliant stars and I would highly recommend it.