Archive for July 25th, 2011

Demetria Taylor – Bad Girl (2011)

Demetria Taylor comes by her love of mid-century Chicago blues honestly: She’s the daughter of Eddie Taylor, who rose to fame as a rhythm guitarist with Jimmy Reed

Forgotten series: David Sylvian – Gone To Earth (1986)

by Tom Johnson I have a sort of extra-sensory perception relegated solely to picking up the faint signals thrown off by the arrival of music I want in a music store at a specific location.

Half Notes: Jimmie Vaughan – Jimmie Vaughan Plays More Blues, Ballads & Favorites (2011)

Vaughan dishes a second helping of obscure blues covers with Jimmie Vaughan Plays More Blues, Ballads & Favorites. Fast on the heels of the well-received Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites from last year, everything great about that record is present on this one: Vaughan’s cropped, cool guitar picking, his smooth, drawling croon, the old school mono live-in-the-studio recording and someRead More

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "Mary Queen Of Arkansas" (1973)

Because I’ve been steeping myself in rock and folk music all of these years, people are genuinely surprised when I admit that I’m not a lyrics person. I suppose it puts me in the minority of listeners.