Releases

Both of the current studio albums, 'Memphis Calling' and 'Wish Her Well', can be purchased here.
Signed album CDs and all other releases can be purchased here

2024

What Kind of Love (single)

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Cover art for What Kind of Love

Don Bryant, (the legendary singer, songwriter, composer of "I Can't Stand The Rain" with his wife Ann Peebles) co-wrote "What Kind Of Love" with 'Memphis Calling' producer Scott Bomar. This song was previously released by Don but he then gifted the song to Emma for 'Memphis Calling' and added featured vocals on the release. "What Kind Of Love" is charting internationally and receiving great reviews, its a really great track from two incredible singers.

2021

Loveheart (EP)

Cover of 'Loveheart' EP

Recorded remotely during lockdown of 2021, 'Loveheart' is a 4 track EP with just piano and Emma's vocal.

'Loveheart' reached no. 2 as 'Most Played Blues Album' (UK Independent Blues Broadcasters Association - IBBA)

Emma says : “LoveHeart” was made when I was able to go into the studio for a few short hours to record my vocals between Lockdown 1 & 2. Dean Stockdale recorded his beautiful piano parts from his home. I called the EP LoveHeart because that's what it is ..like a loveheart to everyone listening... The vocal takes are all one take, no edits, no reverb or effects, no cuts – like they would be performed live. It was essential to me that this album is very real, the global pandemic has higlighted our need to be more human. I can hear changes in my voice, emotion and feeling, they are all part of the story, part of the blues. The four songs I sing are all covers and have a theme in my heart. We are all so separated at the moment, the idea of meeting a lover from a train, calling your mother, needing love so bad & being misplaced are all themes running through these songs.

LOVEHEART - TRACK LISTING

  1. Won't Be Long (J.Leslie Mcfarland)
  2. I Needed Somebody (Ann Peebles/Don Bryant)
  3. Border Song ( Bernia Taupin/Elton John)
  4. Need Your Love So Bad ( Little Willie John/Mertis John Junior)
June 2020

Feelgood (EP)

Cover of 'Feelgood' EP

Recorded remotely during lockdown of 2020, 'Feelgood' is a 4 track EP with just piano and Emma's vocal.

'Feelgood' reached no. 1 as 'Most Played Blues Album' and 'Presenters Pick for July 2020' (UK Independent Blues Broadcasters Association - IBBA)

FEELGOOD - TRACK LISTING

  1. Dr. Feelgood (Aretha Franklin/Ted White)
  2. Today I Sing The Blues (Curtis Lewis)
  3. Sunday Kind Of Love ( B.Belle/A.Leonard/S.Rhodes/L/Prima)
  4. Nobody's Fault But Mine (Blind Willie Johnson)
  • Vocals : Emma Wilson
  • Piano : Dean Stockdale (1&2) George Hall (3&4)
March 2019

Live and Acoustic (EP)

Cover of 'Live and Acoustic'

This 5 track, guitars and vocal EP was recorded in 2019. It won the award for 'Best Live Album 2019' from 'Docs Blues Awards' and reached no.11 in the top 20 of "U.K Independent Blues Broadcasters (IBBA) Most Played Albums" for 2019.

Live and Acoustic EP - TRACK LISTING

  1. Wish Her Well (Emma Wilson)
  2. I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down (Earl Randle)
  3. I Put A Spell On You (J. Hawkins)
  4. Night Time Is The Right Time (Roosvelt Sykes)
  5. Hoochie Coochie Mama (Willie Dixon)
  • Vocals : Emma Wilson
  • Guitars: Al Harrington and Paul Donnelly

Memphis Calling

Sensational British Rhythm & Blues Singer releases New Album, "Memphis Calling" OCTOBER 2023

"With the release of 'Memphis Calling', Emma Wilson has delivered a powerful message that she has arrived and is ready to claim her spot" PROFESSOR JOHNNY P
"Wilson brings quality writing and her best vocal work, skilfully blending her Northern English roots with Memphis character" LIVING BLUES
"Steeped in Memphis soul - a masterpiece" BLUES NEWS
"The sass and power of classic Aretha" HOT WAX
"A female Otis... pure class" MUSICNEWS.COM
"Une voix exceptionnelle qui s'inscrit tres bien dans la grande epoque de Stax et Hi-records" LE ZICAZINE
"A once in a generation voice" GONZO MAGAZINE
"A wicked voice, so inspired, so soulful" SOUND GUARDIAN
"Gloriously understated classic RnB" TALKIN’ THE BLUES
"Straight from the heart, a voice that could rival the great Dinah Washington" THE GROOVE
"This is about as good as it gets" BLUES IN THE SOUTH
"Oh my Emma, what have you done? Wow!" BLUES IN BRITAIN
 

Read full reviews of 'Memphis Calling' in the 'Read' section

THE RECORD HAS ACHIEVED (so far):

  • No 13 : Top 25 Blues Albums 2023 "Living Blues" Magazine (USA)
  • No 1 Blues Album of 2023 "Blues from the Ouse " radio show (UK)
  • Top 3 Blues Albums 2023 : "Blues In Britain" Magazine (UK)
  • Top 15 Blues Albums 2023 : "Digital Blues" Radio (France)
  • No 15 Blues And Roots Airplay Chart December 23 (Aus)
  • No 2 Best Contemporary Blues Album 23 "Roots Music Report (World)
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The story of Memphis Calling

In January 2023 Emma travelled to Memphis to visit her Distribution Company 'Select-O-Hits' and meet with company owner Johnny Phillips who was excited to share that the 'Sam Phillips Recording Studios' owned by Sam’s son Jerry Phillips, had recently acquired the original STAX recording console and she should go there and record a new album!

Emma Wilson - "This was an opportunity I couldn’t miss, so in June ’23 I returned to Memphis. I was incredibly blessed to have Emmy Award winning producer Scott Bomar agree to make the record with me and he brought in legendary Memphian musicians."

The album was produced by EMMY award winning and Grammy nominated producer Scott Bomar.

"The recording session was so soulful – drenched in rhythm & blues. Singing with the incredible band... in Sam Phillips Studio! It was a magical experience…”

“I want to represent a modern English woman, deeply influenced by the music of Memphis, bringing her own Britishness, making an album with a unique contemporary sound and I believe with "Memphis Calling" we have achieved this.”

As well as iconic Memphis studio musicians, the album has a guest vocalist in the form of Don Bryant, who co-wrote ‘I Can’t Stand the Rain' with one of Emma's favourite soul singers, Ann Peebles.

MEMPHIS CALLING - TRACK LISTING

  1. A Small Word (Emma Wilson/Gary Burr)
  2. Water (Steve Cropper/Eddie Floyd)
  3. Watching You Leave (Emma Wilson/Gary Burr)
  4. I Still Love You (Willie Mitchell)
  5. What Kind Of Love featuring Don Bryant (Scott Bomar/Don Bryant)
  6. I’ll See You In The Morning (Emma Wilson/Terry Reid)
  7. Drug (Emma Wilson/Scott Bomar)
  8. Hoochie Coochie Mama (Willie Dixon)
  9. Since I Fell For You (Buddy Johnson)
A collage of photographs taken during the Memphis Calling recording sessions

CREDITS

  • Vocals : Emma Wilson
  • Guest Vocals On “What Kind Of Love” : Don Bryant (Co-wrote ‘I Can’t Stand the Rain' with Ann Peebles)
  • Organs : Charles Hodges (Hammond B3 legend, Hi Rhythm Section)
  • Bass : Leroy Hodges (Hi Rhythm Section)
  • Drums : Steve Potts (Booker T & The MGs / Greg Allman Band)
  • Electric Piano / Acoustic Piano / Wurlitzer : Archie “Hubbie” Turner (Hi Rhythm Section)
  • Guitars : Joe Restivo (The Bo Keys)
  • Tenor & Baritone Saxophones : Kirk Smothers (The Bo Keys / Cyndi Lauper)
  • Trumpet : Marc Franklin (The Bo Keys / Cyndi Lauper)
  • Horn Arrangements : Marc Franklin
  • "A Small Word" : Horn Arrangement : Emma Wilson & Marc Franklin
  • Mixed & Produced By : Scott Bomar EMMY Award winning & Grammy Nominated Producer
  • Mastered By : True East Mastering, Nashville.TN
  • Recorded At "Sam Phillips Recording" Memphis, TN.
  • Released By : Emma Wilson Music (Independent)

Emma is immensely proud to have all her music distributed by Select-o-Hits, Memphis, TN, USA and Proper Music UK and be represented by publicist: .

Wish Her Well

Emma Wilson's debut album released May 13th 2022.

"Wish Her Well is a remarkable debut CD. Wilson swaggers with all the style of a woman in command of her music, there’s an edge there, an artist to see live" MIKE WISTOW – FOLKING.COM
"A beautifully produced album with the perfect blend of musicianship to back one of the finest female blues rock voices I’ve heard in a long time" JOHN REED – FATEA MAGAZINE
"Wish Her Well takes you on a journey musically, lyrically & emotionally, and I look forward to taking that trip on a regular basis” - 5 STARS" JOHN KEREIFF “THE ROCK DOCTOR” - HOT WAX
"This is not a traditional blues album rather an individual take on the music by a lady who undoubtedly knows how to sing the blues" NORMAN DARWEN – TWOJ BLUES (Poland)
"An inspired approach to the blues, all the evidence you need to understand why Emma has already gained such a reputation on the contemporary blues scene" UN-HERD – RNR MAGAZINE
"An excellent record from start to finish" BLUES IN BRITAIN MAGAZINE
"10 Wonderfully crafted songs, Emma is gaining a fanbase on the blues scene and you can hear why, she’s soulful & powerful” 4 STARS BOB FREEMAN - ERB MAGAZINE
"Luscious vocals with beautiful clarity and an impressive range, ‘Wish Her Well’ is a lovely offering from the very talented Emma Wilson" STEVE BANKS - BLUES MATTERS MAGAZINE
"Very organic and real, great vocals" RICHARD DANIELSON – VINTAGE TROUBLE
"Excellent as expected" STEVE BEASTIE – HARD ROCK HELL RADIO
 

Read full reviews of 'Wish Her Well' in the 'Read' section

The story of 'Wish Her Well' will appear here very soon...

THE RECORD HAS ACHIEVED (so far):

  • No.1 “Roots Music Report Chart” For UK Releases
  • No.7 ‘Hottest Blues Albums June 2022’ - Amazon
  • Top Ten Blues Albums Of 2022 - WERU FM Radio
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WISH HER WELL - TRACK LISTING

  1. Wish Her Well (E.Wilson)
  2. Mary Lou (E.Wilson/M.Neary)
  3. Little Love Bite (E.Wilson/M.Neary)
  4. Rack Em Up (E.Wilson/M.Neary)
  5. Blossom Like Snow (E.Wilson/M.Neary)
  6. She Isn’t You (E.Wilson/M.Neary)
  7. Not Paying (E.Wilson/M.Neary)
  8. Nuthin I Won’t Do (E.Wilson/M.Neary/A.Chetwood/T.Reid)
  9. Back On the Road (E.Wilson/M.Neary/A.Chetwood)
  10. Then I’m Gone (E.Wilson/M.Neary/A.Chetwood)

CREDITS

  • Emma Wilson – Vocals/Backing Vocals
  • Mat Hector – Drums/Percussion/ Backing Vocals
  • Mark Neary – Bass/Organ
  • Adam Chetwood – Guitars
  • Alessandro Brunetta – Harmonica (‘Not Paying’)
  • Produced : Emma Wilson/Mat Hector/Mark Neary/Adam Chetwood
  • Mixed : Mark Neary
  • Mastered : Barry Grint (Air Studios, London)