Buddy Guy / Heavy Love

Been playing this on and off for some weeks now. Still not bored with it. We did for a short while think of writing a review. However as usual, AMG do a better job than us. So here’s the link: via allmusic.com

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Essential Listening: Fleetwood Mac And The Christine Perfect Band – Hey Baby (Vinyl 180 LP)

180 gram vinyl LP featuring 4 studio tracks by The Christine Perfect Band from 1968 and featuring the Yardbirds original guitarist Top Tophem, plus 5 tracks by the fledgling Fleetwood Mac after Peter Green left featuring Christine Perfect, Danny Kirwan and Jeremy Spencer alongside Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. Tracks: Hey Baby / It’s You I Miss / […]

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

Question: The blues weren’t invented in Chicago, but they were certainly shaped here: urbanized, electrified, and set to a danceable beat. Suppose I want to hear the real stuff, some authentic Chicago blues, and I go to a local blues club. What will I find there? David Grazian: Nowadays a lot of Chicago blues clubs […]

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Playing here right now

Taking a rest between hassles. Tried a few CDs yesterday. Nothing grabbed me until this one. Terrific. Really fits the mood. Another bargain off eBay. Read the review from the ever-reliable AMG here

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MUDDY WATERS: At Newport 1960 (CD)

We are told: This release includes two of Waters’ finest and most celebrated albums: ‘At Newport’ and ‘Muddy Waters Sings “Big Bill”’, both originally released in 1960.•These two masterpieces have been packaged together in this very special collector’s edition, which also includes six bonus studio recordings from the same period.•Contained here is the cream of […]

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Essential Listening: The Record Plant ’73 (CD) by Nick Gravenites and Blue Gravy featuring Paul Butterfield

Nick “Gravy” Gravenites the acknowledged link and catylst between the sixties white blues boy scene of Chicago and the burgeoning acid/hippy happenings of San Francisco has a remarkable and imposing CV. Writing for the Quicksilver Messenger Service, Janis Joplin’s Kosmic Blues Band and the Butterfield Blues Band, he eventually formed the Electric Flag with Mike […]

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Essential Listening: Killing Floor – Killing Floor (Vinyl LP)

The South London-based Killing Floor was formed by lead guitarist Mick Clarke and vocalist/harmonica player Bill Thorndycraft. During the British blues boom of 1968-1969, they decided to form a blues band, recruiting prospective members from the classified pages of Melody Maker. Joining them were piano player Lou Martin, bassist Stuart MacDonald, and drummer Bazz Smith. Taking […]

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ERIC BIBB: The relationship between the blues and Los Angeles:

Brilliant blues artist Eric Bibb carries the experiences of performing with Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Tommy Sims (Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Clarkson, Eric Clapton), of touring with Ray Charles, John Mayal and Robert Cray. Bibb received honors twice for “Acoustic Album of the Year” at the Blues Music Awards (2006 & 2008). Best yet, he keeps growing and developing, as […]

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Essential Listening: Jimi Hendrix – Come On (Let the Good Times Roll) / Calling All the Devil’s Children (7” Vinyl Single)

Sundazed presents the second installment in its landmark Jimi Hendrix singles series, which honors the legendary guitar icon’s singular musical genius by presenting it in the same medium in which it was originally experienced by fans: vinyl. The series’ latest release once again pairs two vintage Hendrix tracks, combining his visionary reading of Earl King’s […]

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Wait For Me – Songs of Love, Lust & Discontent from the 1920s and 1930s (3CD) by Various Artists

“Wait For Me” is the long awaited follow-up 3-CD compilation to John Heneghan’s critically acclaimed comp for Dust-To-Digital 2010’s, “Baby, How Can It Be?”. Three CDs of 1920’s & 30’s 78 rpm records from the collections of John Heneghan, Robert Crumb, the late Don Kent, and Donovan Weaver.It includes never heard before records such as, […]

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MOSE ALLISON: An interview with Mose Allison:

The opportunity presented itself in November to attend a performance by blues artist Mose Allison at a jazz club in the Detroit area. This was my first time seeing him perform live, although I had been familiar with his music since youth. I have just recently become reanimated by his music, which has always made […]

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ETTA JAMES: ‘I was like a punker … I’d spit in a minute’ – a classic interview from the vaults

“In our latest visit to Rock’s Backpages – the world’s leading archive of vintage music journalism – we bring you an interview with the late Etta James, by Cliff White for NME in 1978” “Thanksgiving Day in November will be my silver anniversary: 25 years since I cut my first record and I haven’t become […]

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What is the Chicago Blues Style?

by Reverend Keith A. Gordon / Updated February 12, 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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