Rock Candy Funk Party (ft. Joe Bonamassa) – Takes New York – Live At The Iridium (2CD+DVD)

A live DVD/Blu-ray package which includes a 30-minute documentary and an exclusive live companion double CD featuring over 100 minutes of music  all filmed and recorded at the legendary Iridium Jazz Club in New York City. The sound of Rock Candy Funk Party (RCFP) is as celebratory as the band name suggests.  Spinning a fresh […]

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Steve Miller Band – Live At The Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, April 28th 1968 (2CD)

‘One of the top San Francisco bluesrockers during the late 60s’ – www.allmusic.com Awesome San Francisco psych / blues Finally available on CD Two-disc set Includes background notes / rare photos The Steve Miller Band are one of themost legendary of all the acts thatflourished in late 1960s San Francisco.Recorded at the city’s legendaryCarousel Ballroom at the […]

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Blues in London: Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir Interview by Will Bray

Mix plenty of traditional, deep south, old country blues, a sprinkling of cajun spice and a dollop of bluegrass will only result in an Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir cake. Following the release of the brilliant Ten Thousand, AMGC have been extremely busy and in high demand. The Canadian four piece have just completed a very […]

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Wilko Johnson interviewed by Siane Daley 2009

Wilko Johnson is famous for two things; firstly his contributions to one of Britain’s most respected band’s R&B bands of the early 70s the celebrated Doctor Feelgood, they did more than anyone to establish pub-rock/R& B and to put life back into a jade rock scene just before the emergence of punk. The liaison was […]

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Music Man Like Nobody Ever Saw (5CD Box Set) by Arthur Big Boy Crudup

5-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 68-page hardcover book, 124 tracks. Total playing time approx. 6 hrs. The first box set devoted to this blues giant! His complete recordings 1941-1962! Songs include the original versions of Rock Me Mamma, That’s All Right, My Baby Left Me, Mean Ol’ Frisco, So Glad You’re Mine, and many more! […]

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MOSE ALLISON: The Complete Recordings 1957 – 1962 (5CD Box Set)

Eleven Complete Mose Allison Albums Over Five Discs Born just outside Tippo, Mississippi on his grandfather’s farm (known as The Island because Tippo Bayou encircles it , Mose Allison was already taking piano lessons by the age of five. He picked cotton at home, played piano in grammar school and trumpet in high school, and […]

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Rory Gallagher: Album Buying Guide

by Reverend Keith A. Gordon Updated February 12, 2017 Irish-born guitarist Rory Gallagher first came to our attention as the frontman of the power trio Taste, a well-regarded band that rode the second wave of the 1960s-era British blues-rock boom to a modicum of success and fame. Gallagher launched his solo career with a self-titled […]

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Blues Styles: Mississippi Delta Blues

by Reverend Keith A. Gordon Updated July 23, 2017 Perhaps the most influential of the many styles of blues music, Mississippi Delta blues, also called Delta blues, rose out of the fertile agricultural triangle located between Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the south and Memphis, Tennessee, to the north, and bordered by the Mississippi River to the […]

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The Great Modern Blues Artists

by Reverend Keith A. Gordon Updated March 08, 2017 As rich in talent as the early blues era was, artists like Charley Patton, Robert Johnson and Son House set the stage for bluesmen in the 1940s and ’50s to succeed commercially, thus bringing the blues to a mass audience. It’s tough narrowing any list of […]

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A Short, Sad History of the Blues

by Bob Strauss Updated September 13, 2017 The musical genre known as the blues is difficult to define, but you know it when you hear it: a simple chord progression, a deep bass line, and lyrics that evoke wisdom, sadness, and resignation. A “standard” blues is twelve bars long: lyrics are repeated twice in the opening […]

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What is the Chicago Blues Style?

by Reverend Keith A. Gordon Updated March 08, 2017 When American became embroiled in World War II, it served to increase the exodus of African-Americans from the Southern states northward to cities like St. Louis, Detroit, and Chicago. Former sharecroppers were moving out of the rural areas of Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia to find jobs […]

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