Free – Mr. Big (live)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT1F0AN9-PE 214,814 views so far “1000% more soul here – guitar playing very simple but impossible to emulate – so much emotion without trickery. Awesome Free were around in the seventies and were a fantastic blues/rock band with great vocals and guitar solos.  Andy Fraser’s bass guitar playing on this track sounds like another lead […]

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Muddy Waters blues band featuring BB King – Live at Ebbets Field

Classic live radio broadcast from 30th May 1973 Includes the entire broadcast Digitally remastered for enhanced sound quality Background liners Muddy Waters had only recently completed his Australasia tour that had started in late April and finished in Perth on 11th May 1973. He arrived just two days later in Vancouver before performing five dates […]

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Channa Vithana / “Regardless of genre, what really turns me on ……….

Music continues to be within the very structure of my life. Consequently, I use it as non-background direct stimulus when I work, or equally as engrossing and positively mind-massaging pharmaceuticals when I am not. Even an atrocity like a Cliff Richard record must never be in the background – like dinner-party fodder. Dinner-party ‘classics’ sucked […]

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Roger Chapman – Peaceology (CD)

  “Peaceology” contains 13 tracks from Blues to Rock to Soul – an amazingly updated masterpiece of work by Roger Chapman. A great mix of different genres Roger used to create his very own and unforgettable sound.The former singer/songwriter and front man of famous UK rock bands like Family and Streetwalkers started his very successful solo career in […]

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JOHN MAYALL: Crusade

Terrific. A very strong album. Needs no further comment from us. However AMG said: “Crusade is most notable for the appearance of a very young, pre- Rolling Stones Mick Taylor on lead guitar. Taylor’s performance is indeed the highlight, just as Eric Clapton, Peter Green’s playing was on the previous album. The centerpiece of the […]

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NINA SIMONE: In the spotlight at Sundance Film Festival

What Happened, Miss Simone?, documentary about the jazz singer, opens the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Please click HERE to continue Epilogue Hi. I’m Tony Andrews and I am Contributing Editor / Jazz here. I hope you found the above interesting. If you want anything jazz-related published here (free of charge) then please email me at […]

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Walter Trout – Battle Scars (CD)

Deluxe edition digipack with extended booklet and 2 bonus tracks. Joyful, energized guitar-and-vocal performances frame the dozen original songs that narrate his hard-won, life-or-death struggle waiting for, and ultimately receiving, a life-saving liver transplant. With bristling energy, unflagging virtuosity and lyrics that cut to the core of human hope and willpower, Walter Trout’s new album, […]

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Lightnin’s Boogie – Live at The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club (Vinyl 2LP) by Lightnin’ Hopkins

On June 23, 1977, Sam ‘Lightnin’ Hopkins walked onto a small stage in a smoke & whisky filled club in Montreal and proceeded to lay down arguably his last great performance before his death 5 years later. “Lightnin’s Boogie – Live at The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club” – remastered and available on vinyl for […]

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Johnny Winter – Live Bootleg Series Vol. 8 (CD)

“Legendary rocker and blues statesman Johnny Winter enthralled audiences the world over. With his unique brand of blues/rock guitar and vocal prowess, Winter’s style was truly unmatched in purity and in star power longevity. While he toured non-stop, it’s no secret that his live performances were legendary. Fortunately for his huge fan base, Johnny had […]

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