Bob Margolin, a long-time sideman with Blues and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Muddy Waters and a respected band leader in his own right, discusses his role in Waters’ final recording sessions, takes on an early side from musical hero Chuck Berry, and then disagrees on one of our favorite deep cuts from his solo career. … [SOMETHING ELSERead More
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This is a different kind of blues record, one with a joltingly modern menace. The Third International’s Beautiful Accident brilliantly updates a time-weathered genre by focusing on texture as much as lyrical content.
“Mississippi Mile,” a country-inflected blues, finds John Oates right up close, even as his band sets about making this rafter-rattling ruckus.
Netherlands-based Black And Tan Records has been doing its part to keep the blues alive since 1998, signing up artists from America and Europe like Boo Boo Davis, Big George Jackson, Billy Jones, Byther Smith,
Karl Grambo and the Roadhouse Redeemers have a rollicking, greasy good time on Bedrooms, Bars and Bibles. The only complaint is that the party, which clocks in at just eight songs, ends so quickly. Grambo opens with “I Was There,” featuring this grinding, grumpy riff and a gravelly, insistent voice that recalls Robbie Robertson. Then, after a blues-rocking verse, theRead More
by Derrick Lord This was just what Ike Turner fans had been waiting for. The Clarksdale, Mississippi native returned to his roots with a barrel-house style blues recording that brought him back as a force on the music scene, earning two W.C. Handy Awards from the Blues Foundation for best traditional blues album and comeback album of the year inRead More
There is a magic in the old songs, but not necessarily in performing them in the old ways.
by Mark Saleski It’s safe to say that when I was a kid, the idea of sitting down and listening to a blues record never entered my mind. Not very often anyway. Looking back on it now, this seems crazy.
by Nick DeRiso Maceo Parker — leader of the ferocious JB Horns, James Brown‘s band and musical backbone back in the day — once put it all in perspective, introducing a song from the stage: “We like to play two percent jazz … and 98 percent funky stuff.”
Pinetop Perkins, a rollicking piano player who performed with bluesman Muddy Waters for more than a decade, has passed at 97. Perkins, born in Honey Island near the Delta town of Belzoni, Mississippi, died on Monday at his home in Austin, Texas, reportedly after suffering cardiac arrest.