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.
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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.
Jimmie Vaughan’s ‘Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites,’ released five years ago this summer, shined a needed spotlight on some largely unheard covers.
Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Steve Winwood and members of the Rolling Stones took part in ‘The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions,’ released in August 1971.
John Belushi actually met Stax legend Steve Cropper early into putting together the Blues Brothers band. But he assumed Cropper was someone else.
This Mid-Year Best of 2015 list also includes Boz Scaggs, Pops Staples, Papa Mali, Wes Montgomery, Robben Ford, the Word, Steve Earle and Beth Hart.
This Mid-Year Best of 2015 list also includes Emerson Lake and Palmer, Gov’t Mule, Jeff Beck, Lead Belly, the Knack and the Staple Singers.
With ‘Back to Basics,’ Bill Wyman remains as unpretentious and small-scale as his long-lost friends in the Rolling Stones are outsized and cocksure.
The forthcoming centennial tribute ‘Muddy Waters 100’ finds a series of guest stars adding new dimension to his stirring blues legacy.
Released on June 15, 2010, Tom Petty’s ‘Mojo’ built off a rootsy foundation, extending their reign as the most sophisticated garage band in America.