John Idan, long before he joined the Yardbirds the first time, was into the harder-edged music of the day. Then, something happened.
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‘Close as You Get,’ released this week in May 2007, was your standard-issue Gary Moore blues record. Meaning, it was very, very good.
The Cash Box Kings’ ‘Holding Court’ isn’t music that builds off the post-war blues tradition. It advances that sound, reconstituted, into a new age.
Jeff Beck returns to one of the best songs from 1972’s ‘Jeff Beck Group’ album, and ups the ante for an forthcoming concert release ‘Jeff Beck Live+.’
Otis Taylor’s “Cold at Midnight,” a white-knuckle ride into the very heart of worry, advances the forthcoming ‘Hey Joe Opus / Red Meat.’
‘Some Change,’ released on April 5, 1994, reestablished everything that made Boz Scaggs the master of both lover-man ballads and roots rock.
“Hell to Pay” doesn’t represent the rootsy Bonnie Raitt pushing Boz Scaggs into a new direction, so much as reminding him from whence he came.
If you’re expecting another rootsy upbeat rocker from the BoDeans, the frankly scarifying blues of “Slave” likely comes as something of a shock.
The Blues Brothers fought their label to make sure early heroes like Floyd Dixon, Steve Cropper and Isaac Hayes received royalties.
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.