Post Tagged with: "Blues"

Ike Turner – Here and Now (2001)

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

New Iberians Zydeco Blues Band – Bon Temps Rouge (2011)

There is a magic in the old songs, but not necessarily in performing them in the old ways.

The Kilborn Alley Blues Band – Tear Chicago Down (2007)

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.

Forgotten series: The JB Horns – Funky Good Time/Live (1993)

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 (1913-2011): An Appreciation

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.

Joe Bonamassa – Dust Bowl (2011)

by S. Victor Aaron It’s become a late winter tradition for three years running: covering a new release by the most successful electric blues artist of late, Joe Bonamassa. In ’09 it was The Ballad Of John Henry, then ’10 brought us Black Rock. The short story on the reviews I gave on those two is that we are witnessingRead More

The Friday Morning Listen: Peter Scherr – Son of August (2010)

by Mark Saleski Jazz fans have always been sort of coy with the word ‘fusion.’ We like to make jokes about it, even applying a nickname of sorts — The F-Word — because we’d hate to admit that we’re ever serious about the genre. Yeah, fusion seems to get the Playboy “I just read it for the articles” treatment. ThisRead More

Jimmy Reed – Black Blues Series: The Best of Jimmy Reed (1977)

Jimmy Reed – Black Blues Series: The Best of Jimmy Reed (1977)

Back then, you had to go to the record store, and look through this big catalog. I wanted to buy my father some of his music, something that would resonate, to show him I’d grown up to the point of buying a good gift. I ran my finger down the list of names, page after page after page of singersRead More

Big Head Blues Club – 100 Years Of Robert Johnson (2011)

Big Head Blues Club – 100 Years Of Robert Johnson (2011)

You could argue that Robert Johnson, the doomed 1920s-era Mississippi bluesman, was the first rock ‘n’ roll star. Johnson certainly played the role, with his flair for the dramatic, questionable lifestyle choices and early death. More particularly, he sounded the part: Tough and honest, full of vibrancy, danger and rhythm. Whether you’ve actually ever heard a Robert Johnson record —Read More

Robben Ford – The Inside Story (1979)

Robben Ford – The Inside Story (1979)

Two weeks from today the Yellowjackets are set to release their 20th or so proper album, Timeline, and we’ll gonna give you the lowdown on it soon. But as the ‘Jackets celebrate thirty years of making records, it might be a good time to cast a gaze back on the record where one of jazz fusion’s most successful and longestRead More