I thought I didn’t need another take on “Come On In My Kitchen.” Eric Clapton’s ‘Me and Mr. Johnson,’ released March 23, 2004, proved me wrong.
There’s a blessedly long list of food-based blues. Add Dallas-based Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King’s “Cornbread” to that lip-smacking list.
Here is a review of ‘In The Mix,’ the first album in almost five years by the multi-talented contemporary bluesman Bernard Allison.
Top Topham was, until his recent return, the forgotten founding guitarist of the Yardbirds. He heaps praise now on one of those who followed.
After a series of solo records that tended toward blues- and R&B-soaked fun, Levon Helm’s ‘Dirt Farmer’ goes deeper, experiences more.
Presented from the start as a next-gen Janis Joplin, Beth Hart has a well-earned reputation as a whiskey barrel-busting belter. This isn’t that.
There was no small amount of violence in Blind Willie Johnson’s original take, and that’s boldly recaptured in this unheard version by the Staple Singers.
Robben Ford’s new song is loose, truly collaborative — the opposite of those emailed digital confections so often dubbed “duets” these days.
Robben Ford brings his usual canny sense of craft to this collaboration with Warren Haynes, even as he — once again — more than holds his own.
Remembering lesser-known sides from Muddy Waters harpist Little Walter, who hurtled his instrument forward before dying today in 1968.