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‘We cherish you’: Carlos Santana’s emotional reunion with homeless former bandmate

‘We cherish you’: Carlos Santana’s emotional reunion with homeless former bandmate

Carlos Santana has reunited with the original congo player from the Santana Blues Band, after discovering that Marcus “The Magnificent” Malone had fallen on hard times.

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Jazz and Blues): Boz Scaggs, Preservation Hall, Gov’t Mule, Robben Ford

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Jazz and Blues): Boz Scaggs, Preservation Hall, Gov’t Mule, Robben Ford

Old lions — namely Wayne Shorter, Boz Scaggs and James Cotton — certainly roared in 2013, putting out some of the most vital, present music of their careers.

‘It’s very much a human story’: Mick Fleetwood says emotion ties together Fleetwood Mac eras

‘It’s very much a human story’: Mick Fleetwood says emotion ties together Fleetwood Mac eras

On the outside looking in, the two most famous editions of Fleetwood Mac — Peter Green’s blues-based era, and the Buckingham-Nicks pop period — couldn’t be more different. Not to Mick Fleetwood.

Hamilton Loomis  – Give It Back (2013)

Hamilton Loomis – Give It Back (2013)

I guess Houston-born Hamilton Loomis is compared a lot to Gary Clark Jr. but that’s not quite fair to Loomis. Sure, like Clark, he has formitable guitar chops.

Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind (2013)

Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind (2013)

Cassie Taylor brings the same sort of hard-bitten focus on truth telling, and the same frisky sense of experimentation, that’s surrounded her father Otis’ work.

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2013  (Part 1 of 4, Non-Jazz): Harper/ Musselwhite, Robert Randoph, Steven Wilson

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2013 (Part 1 of 4, Non-Jazz): Harper/ Musselwhite, Robert Randoph, Steven Wilson

With so many major releases typically timed go on sale to take advantage of the holiday shopping season, you’d think that most of the choicest music of any given year are records issued during the September-November timeframe.

I Heard The Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel from the Nashboro Label (1951-83)

I Heard The Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel from the Nashboro Label (1951-83)

The story of the Nashboro record label shines a light at the intersection of music, commerce and faith.

‘We always thought he was a genius’: Christine McVie is still awestruck by Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green

‘We always thought he was a genius’: Christine McVie is still awestruck by Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green

Christine McVie, a member of Fleetwood Mac from 1970-98, came in with a healthy appreciation for the group in its original blues-focused Peter Green-led incarnation. In fact, she could have almost been described as a groupie.

Books: Eric Clapton, Day by Day: The Later Years, 1983-2013, by Marc Roberty

Books: Eric Clapton, Day by Day: The Later Years, 1983-2013, by Marc Roberty

By the time Eric Clapton gathered a working band in support 1983′s Money and Cigarettes (home to the Top 10 U.S. hit “I’ve Got a Rock ‘n’ Roll Heart”), the guitarist was clean and sober.

Boz Scaggs – The Essential Boz Scaggs (2013)

Boz Scaggs – The Essential Boz Scaggs (2013)

Join Boz Scaggs as he discusses a few key cuts on the forthcoming two-disc Essential collection from Columbia Legacy — a 32-song set showcasing his timeless alchemy with soul, blues, rock and R&B.