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.
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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.
John Idan, long before he joined the Yardbirds the first time, was into the harder-edged music of the day. Then, something happened.
‘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.