That Buddy Flett is recording at all, after an encephalitis-induced coma, is its own kind of miracle.
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James Booker’s tortured ingenuity was never given its due, partly because he mixed such a dizzying degree of elements into his sound and partly because of his legendary erraticisms.
Fronted by the incredibly powerful lungs of Eric Burdon, the Animals were one of the key players in the extremely influential British Invasion movement.
Beginning roughly with 2007′s Alison Krauss collaboration Raising Sand, Robert Plant began working in a quieter, more confidential manner that was completely alien to his Led Zeppelin style.
Roosevelt Sykes is due for a hipster reevaluation. Ever adaptable, there’s something for every fan of roots music to be found in this pianist’s incredibly varied repertoire.
This solo project underscores why Phil Lynott asked Gary Moore to join Thin Lizzy. In fact, the four collaborations with Lynott are the principal selling points for Back on the Streets.
This would have been the most variedly accessible, hit-worthy album of Gov’t Mule’s career — even if they hadn’t invited along a raft of famous folks to join them for a second-disc sing-along.
Tony Joe White boasts a uniformly comfortable approach, established with 1968′s “Poke Salad Annie” and repeated since with all the regularity of shotgun rows of Southern-grown cash crops.
Best known for his genre-shifting early collaborations with Dwight Yoakam, Pete Anderson has spent the last decade focusing on a solo career — and, with Birds Above Guitarland, the blues.
As one of the most highly regarded blues singer and guitar slingers in Canada today, British Columbia native David Gogo has long ago proved his mastery of this great American music form.