Hugh Laurie’s Blues

Posted on: Tuesday, Apr 19, 2011


“I was not born in Alabama in the 1890s. I’ve never eaten grits, cropped a share, or ridden a boxcar. No gypsy woman said anything to my mother when I was born and there’s no hellhound on my trail, as far as I can judge. Let this record show that I am a white, middle-class Englishman, openly trespassing on the music and myth of the American south.”

Hugh Laurie’s blues album is out shortly; he will be on Jools this week promoting.  Here’s what the Irish Times had to say….

White guy Laurie’s debut album facing in to some mean dog blues – The Irish Times – Fri, Apr 08, 2011.

You could always check out what I believe to be his earliest blues performance on “Fry and Laurie”

Here’s the latest promo….



April 19th, 2011 at 23:05
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This was scheduled for later (geddit) so I decided to pull it forward to coincide with his appearance on Jools.



April 21st, 2011 at 20:47
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Wasn’t really too convinced by him on Jools . . . his playing was ok, but he sure ain’t no Jon Cleary . . . mind you, don’t suppose Jon acts that well, lol. Suppose he’s in a fairly privileged postion to get his album done, where as load of equally and more talented people don’t get the chance.



April 22nd, 2011 at 10:39
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One of the worlds favourite television programmes with millions of viewers worldwide. Which record company would have turned him down?

Haven’t seen the Jools spot nor listened to the CD so I’m reserving comment on the quality.

I do believe that he is a lifelong blues fan and all credit to him for that.

If only one person out of every million that buy his CD become true fans then that will be great.



April 23rd, 2011 at 09:59
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Watched it last night. His playing is OK but his voice is a bit weak live, don’t know how it will be on the cd after the studio has worked its magic.

I really enjoyed Vintage Trouble on the show though.