Post Tagged with: "Blues"

Steve Earle, “The Tennessee Kid” from Terraplane (2015): One Track Mind

Steve Earle, “The Tennessee Kid” from Terraplane (2015): One Track Mind

You can’t dig too deeply into blues, as Steve Earle is doing these days, without a teeth-splintering clang of your shovel against Robert Johnson’s legend.

Joe Bonamassa, “Tiger in Your Tank” (2015): One Track Mind

Joe Bonamassa, “Tiger in Your Tank” (2015): One Track Mind

This lead song from ‘Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks’ makes clear the difficulty Joe Bonamassa — really, anybody — has in taking on Muddy Waters.

Alabama Shakes, “Don’t Wanna Fight” from Sound and Color (2015): One Track Mind

Alabama Shakes, “Don’t Wanna Fight” from Sound and Color (2015): One Track Mind

Lean and hurtful, anthemic and damaged, Alabama Shakes’ “Don’t Wanna Fight” pulls no punches — not musically, not emotionally.

Steve Earle, “Baby Baby Baby (Baby)” from Terraplane (2015): One Track Mind

Steve Earle, “Baby Baby Baby (Baby)” from Terraplane (2015): One Track Mind

The opening track from Steve Earle’s upcoming ‘Terraplane,’ a chugging Howlin’ Wolf-esque electric blues, works on two levels.

JJ Grey + Mofro, “Every Minute” from Ol’ Glory (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

JJ Grey + Mofro, “Every Minute” from Ol’ Glory (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

The Florida-based JJ Grey and Mofro return to make an absolutely heavenly, cross-pollinated racket — like a bourbon tabernacle hootenanny.

‘Stack O’ Lee’ didn’t come easy on John Oates’ new live set: ‘I literally couldn’t play it’

‘Stack O’ Lee’ didn’t come easy on John Oates’ new live set: ‘I literally couldn’t play it’

Eleven hours into work on ‘Another Good Road,’ John Oates decided to cover his old favorite ‘Stack O’ Lee.’ It proved more difficult than he’d imagined.

Muddy Waters – Hard Again (1977): On Second Thought

Muddy Waters – Hard Again (1977): On Second Thought

Released on on January 10, 1977, Muddy Waters’ ‘Hard Again’ marked the kind of comeback you expect from the great ones.

Lead Belly, “Princess Elizabeth” from Lead Belly: Smithsonian-Folkways Collection (2015)

Lead Belly, “Princess Elizabeth” from Lead Belly: Smithsonian-Folkways Collection (2015)

A previously unheard song finds Lead Belly singing about an event both literally and figuratively a world away from his life in the piney woods.

Jeff Golub (1955-2015): An Appreciation

Jeff Golub (1955-2015): An Appreciation

Something Else! remembers multi-faceted guitarist Jeff Golub, who succumbed to progressive supranuclear palsy today at just 59 years old.

S. Victor Aaron’s Top Unreviewed Records of 2014: Markus James, Deerhoof, Don Pullen

S. Victor Aaron’s Top Unreviewed Records of 2014: Markus James, Deerhoof, Don Pullen

Markus James, Deerhoof, Dave Liebman, Don Pullen and Arild Anderson are included in S. Victor Aaron’s Top Unreviewed Records of 2014.