Every song from Taj Mahal’s ‘Maestro,’ released on Sept. 30, 2008, was a change up. He’s a Swiss Army knife of the blues.
‘Back on the Streets,’ released on Sept. 30, 1978, underscores why Phil Lynott asked Gary Moore to join Thin Lizzy.
There’s no let up in Shemekia Copeland found on ‘Outskirts of Love’; her hold on the Queen of the Blues crown is as firm as ever.
On ‘Below The Belt,’ the music of the preacher from hell James Leg is satisfying to the soul – whether Leg is in his usual element or not.
Jimmie Vaughan’s ‘Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites,’ released five years ago this summer, shined a needed spotlight on some largely unheard covers.
In the period immediately after New Orleans’ levees failed under Hurricane Katrina’s onslaught beginning on Aug. 29, 2005, musicians began trying to make sense of things.
Tad Robinson has made a filler-free quality soul-blues record that faithfully follows in the stellar tradition of Hill, Bland and Little Milton.
Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Steve Winwood and members of the Rolling Stones took part in ‘The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions,’ released in August 1971.
Now that all of the Led Zeppelin reissues are in hand, here’s one last playlist featuring true finds from this Jimmy Page-curated series.
John Belushi actually met Stax legend Steve Cropper early into putting together the Blues Brothers band. But he assumed Cropper was someone else.