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One Track Mind: Ruthie Foster, “Singing the Blues” from Promise of a Brand New Day (2014)

One Track Mind: Ruthie Foster, “Singing the Blues” from Promise of a Brand New Day (2014)

Ruthie Foster offers a song of encouragement in dark times.

One Track Mind: Mike Zito with Sonny Landreth, “Fortunate Son” from Blues Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival (2014)

One Track Mind: Mike Zito with Sonny Landreth, “Fortunate Son” from Blues Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival (2014)

Every bit of this song’s original impetus, that flinty anger, returns.

Mud Morganfield + Kim Wilson – For Pops [A Tribute to Muddy Waters] (2014)

Mud Morganfield + Kim Wilson – For Pops [A Tribute to Muddy Waters] (2014)

The late Muddy Waters is in the blood, soul and heart of Mud Morganfield.

One Track Mind: Greg ‘Stackhouse’ Prevost, “Mr. Charlie/Rolling Stone Blues” (2012)

One Track Mind: Greg ‘Stackhouse’ Prevost, “Mr. Charlie/Rolling Stone Blues” (2012)

Prevost is in a stripped-to-the-bone solo acoustic traditional blues mode.

Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers – Emergency Situation (2014)

Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers – Emergency Situation (2014)

Like Piazza himself, this restless delight never stays in one place for long.

One Track Mind: The Stooges’ James Williamson, “Open Up and Bleed” from Re-Licked (2014)

One Track Mind: The Stooges’ James Williamson, “Open Up and Bleed” from Re-Licked (2014)

Add a blues belter, and this little-heard early-1970s Stooges demo is reborn.

S. Victor Aaron’s Mid-Year Best of 2014  (Non-Jazz): Jack White, Me’Shell Ndegéocello, Drive-By Truckers, Lucinda Williams

S. Victor Aaron’s Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Non-Jazz): Jack White, Me’Shell Ndegéocello, Drive-By Truckers, Lucinda Williams

Here are the seven best albums outside of realm of jazz so far in 2014. So says me.

Tomas Doncker Band – Moaning At Midnight: The Howlin’ Wolf Project (2014)

Tomas Doncker Band – Moaning At Midnight: The Howlin’ Wolf Project (2014)

They pay tribute to a blues great, yet create an album that is very much their own.

Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters – Good News (2014)

Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters – Good News (2014)

‘Good News,’ like all Ronnie Earl & The Broadcaster records since their 1990 debut, is where intense soul and stylish exploits intersect.

Walter Trout – The Blues Came Callin’ (2014)

Walter Trout – The Blues Came Callin’ (2014)

Facing what seemed like a certain doom, Walter Trout pushed back – hard.