Post Tagged with: "Blues"

Eden Brent – Ain't Got No Troubles (2010)

Eden Brent – Ain't Got No Troubles (2010)

by Mark Saleski I wish I had a cool story about where I learned about the blues. I never had an older brother who gave me his Howlin’ Wolf records. There was no cousin who pointed out the line that runs backwards from Jimmy Page. Despite the early appearance of my inner music nerd, I doubt that I was curiousRead More

Hurricane Katrina’s musical journey

Hurricane Katrina’s musical journey

This site’s ties to Louisiana have provided a rich vein of musical delights over the years, but also a moment of staggering loss when Hurricane Katrina swept ashore near New Orleans five years ago today. A legacy of recovery for the city, and the wider Gulf Coast, subsequently found voice in songs from across the spectrum, and helped many sortRead More

Junior Wells/Buddy Guy – Southside Blues Jam (1970)

Junior Wells/Buddy Guy – Southside Blues Jam (1970)

by Nick DeRiso Several of Muddy Waters‘ great sidemen — Junior Wells, Buddy Guy and Otis Spann — appear on the loose and funky “Southside Blues Jam,” originally issued by Chicago’s Delmark Records. Funny, for all their marquee value, Wells and Guy — Buddy was born in Lettsworth, Louisiana — are very nearly overshadowed by the intricate, intelligent playing ofRead More

One Track Mind: Gary Moore, "Enough Of The Blues" (2001)

One Track Mind: Gary Moore, "Enough Of The Blues" (2001)

by Pico There’s plenty of blues rock guitar gunslingers out there who only understand the blues as filtered by the likes of Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. Irish six string specialist Gary Moore has gone much further back than those guys to get his knowledge of the blues form, and it comes out on his highly amplified Les Paul orRead More

Quickies: New Release Roundup 2010, Vol. 7 (blues and roots edition)

Quickies: New Release Roundup 2010, Vol. 7 (blues and roots edition)

Trombone Shorty’s sudden emergence on the national music scene from the streets of Treme is one of the big music stories of 2010. by S. Victor Aaron Sometimes when listening to music, neither jazz nor mainstream is right for the moment. Blues or something folky or rootsy is usually called upon to fill in that gap. And there’s been aRead More

Quickies: New Release Roundup 2010, Vol. 5

Quickies: New Release Roundup 2010, Vol. 5

Things could be looking up for Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. by Pico It’s been a whole three months since we last discussed a batch of sparkling new releases that are targeted for wider audiences. That’s such a long span that a few of the half dozen records yakked about below had been in circulation for several months, now. IfRead More

One Track Mind: Mose Allison "My Brain" (2010)

One Track Mind: Mose Allison "My Brain" (2010)

by Pico One of the most enduring singing piano players isn’t Billy Joel or even Elton John. Mose Allison has been at it since Nat King Cole was dominating the charts and although he’s slowed down a lot lately, the eighty-two year old was recently enticed back into the studio for the first time in a dozen years, the productRead More

James Blood Ulmer – In And Out (2010)

James Blood Ulmer – In And Out (2010)

by Pico Part Sonny Sharrock, part John Lee Hooker, James “Blood” Ulmer resides in his own unique space overlapping blues, whack jazz, straight jazz, rock, funk and a smattering of other forms. His ragged vocals and jagged guitar form a trademark weathered sound that’s sometimes calm, usually stormy and always unpredictable. We at SE tend to particularly like guitarists whoRead More

Quickies: New Release Roundup 2010, Vol. 1

Quickies: New Release Roundup 2010, Vol. 1

The hottest band in the land just might be the Drive-By Truckers by S. Victor Aaron Funny how it seems I have plenty of time to listen to new music and precious little to write about. There’s about 9GBs of albums in my iPod rotation and I’m familiar with a good majority of it. And I want to tell theRead More

Joe Bonamassa – Black Rock (2010)

Joe Bonamassa – Black Rock (2010)

A year ago, we drooled a little over a power blues record by an ascending star on the blues scene, Joe Bonamassa. Since then The Ballad Of John Henry rocketed to the #1 position on Billboard’s Blues Albums charts, #103 on its Top 200, #35 Rock chart and #1 Heatseekers, in addition to seeing other chart action. Last month thatRead More