Down Home Blues Detroit: Detroit Special (3CD)

We are told ….. Down Home Blues Detroit is THE definitive collection of blues music from Detroit-based musicians from the late 1940s to the early 1960s. Features over 20 artists who were influential in developing the Detroit blues scene, including John Lee Hooker, Bo Bo Jenkins, Sam Kelly, Eddie Kirkland, Little Sonny, Detroit Count, Eddie […]

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Track of the day: “Bad Luck Baby” off the CD Monkey Medicine by TheNick Gravenites / John Cipollina Band

Proper, tough electric blues played with taste and at a decent speed by true masters of the genre and yes, it’s the same Cipollina, the deceased guy out of QMS. Excellent ‘kick-arse’ take-no-prisoners Chicago Blues from white guys who know their stuff. Love it! As usual, I got this album off eBay for next to […]

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Stevie Ray Vaughan – Life without You: Live at The Nichols Arena, Denver, CO – November 29, 1989 (CD)

Recorded live on November 29, 1989 in Denver while Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble were on tour for their new album, In Step. However, that night Stevie Ray, along with guest guitarist Jeff Beck, did not focus strictly on playing songs from the album, but instead had fun rocking out on versions of Stevie […]

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TASTE: I’ll Remember (4CD Box Set)

We are told …..   I’ll Remember, an archival box set featuring the music of Taste, the Irish rock/blues band formed in the mid sixties that featured Rory Gallagher on guitar and vocals.   The four disc set will feature both studio albums (1969′s Taste and the 1970 follow-up On The Boards) expanded with many […]

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The Big Blues (Vinyl LP) by Albert King

    Standing well over six feet and weighing in at around 250 pounds, it’s no surprise that Albert King earned the nickname “The Velvet Bulldozer.” Standing on stage with his Gibson Flying V, named Lucy, King cut an imposing visual figure. After a few abortive recording attempts, King scored a #14 R&B single on King Records with “Don’t Throw […]

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Early Blues Interview Russell “Hitman” Alexander, singer / guitarist / songwriter:

    “For twenty years, The Hitman Blues Band has been rocking the New York area with their searing brand of blues/rock, drawing favourable comparisons to Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa, and Kenny Wayne Sheppard along the way. Led by founding member, guitarist/singer Russell “Hitman” Alexander, the band has made various personnel changes along the way, […]

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Mr. B.B. King (10CD) by B.B. King

We are informed …. This multi-format career retrospective is being released to celebrate his 50th Anniversary signing to ABC-Paramount Records in 1962. Leading the way with a 10 CD, 194 track collection chronicling his entire career from his first recordings in 1949 through to his most recent studio album. Housed in a beautiful deluxe box […]

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Live 1971 (CD) by Mississippi Fred McDowell

“I Don’t Play No Rock & Roll” Fred McDowell famously said, but many Rock &Rollers play Fred’s music. His bottleneck guitar playing is essential to the blues genre and has influenced countless players. Fred was an originator of a style called North Mississippi Blues or Hill Country Blues. The style has been carried on by […]

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JOHN MAYALL: California (live)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0QmS63op5U 62,021 views so far “J’apprécie cette vidéo d’autant plus que j’ai eu la chance de voir, John Mayall, sur scène à Metz en 1970. Inoubliable…..j’avais vint ans. Proud to be a John Mayall fan. He always surrounded himself with first class musicians & ‘inspired’ the best from them. This video is mighty !!! Thanks […]

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Interview / Upper Mississippi Blues Musician Crankshaft:

  From a long while ago …. Alex Larson has been performing under his alias “Crankshaft” for almost four years now. His stylized alter ego is a fascinating extension of his Midwest upbringing, which combines his love for primitive musical forms (blues, punk, surf rock), with his adoration for classic automobiles. Although he has devoted […]

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CHICAGO BLUES: An interview with David Grazian author of Blue Chicago: The Search for Authenticity in Urban Blues Clubs

“Blue Chicago offers a revealing look at an important part of Chicago life. David Grazian spent lots of time in blues clubs all over the city, schmoozing with musicians, bartenders, club owners, and audiences, sometimes even taking the stage himself. What he uncovers is how people involved with the Chicago blues scene define the blues experience […]

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ELMORE JAMES: Blues After Hours (Vinyl LP)

We are told ….. Compiling singles originally released on the Flair label (a subsidiary of the legendary Modern label, known for making a star out of B.B. King, among others), this 1960 LP was released only two years before the death of electric bluesman Elmore James. One of the most important and influential slide guitarists […]

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JOHN LEE HOOKER: Two Sides Of (Limited U.S. Black Friday RSD Vinyl LP)

A double-sided dose of blues from the foremost progenitor of the art form, Two Sides of John Lee Hooker features the original Vee-Jay sessions on one side, and the Point blank versions from JLH’s renaissance period in the 1990’s on the other. Housed in a single LP sleeve featuring period specific photographs, this limited edition […]

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Let Me Get By (Limited Deluxe 2CD) by Tedeschi Trucks Band

Let Me Get By is the third studio album from Tedeschi Trucks Band, featuring ten new, original songs that stand together as a testament to the spirit and commitment of the tightly-knit 12-member ensemble. Driven by Susan’s soaring, spiritually charged vocals and Derek’s masterfully lyrical slide-guitar, the band’s musical talents are on display in full […]

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Eddie Boyd – 7936 South Rhodes (Vinyl 180g LP)

  Blues pianist Eddie Boyd’s 7936 South Rhodes was recorded in London in January 1968 with three members of the early lineup of Fleetwood Mac: Peter Green (guitar), John McVie (bass), and Mick Fleetwood(drums). It’s a tantalizing setting for Boyd’s straight up Chicago piano Blues, going heavier on the slow-to-mid-tempo numbers than the high-spirited ones. […]

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An Interview with Blues/Roots/Americana artist Natasha James: Blues is more than just a style of music:

NATASHA JAMES is known for taking Roots music styles, turning them on their head, combining them, and coming out with tunes that are completely unique but totally familiar (Music Connection, Aug 2008) at the same time. On her debut album, BAD JUDGEMENTS, she had the pleasure of working and recording with old friend and monster […]

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