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Mike Bloomfield – From His Head to His Heart to His Hands (2014)

Mike Bloomfield – From His Head to His Heart to His Hands (2014)

Al Kooper’s task, in reminding us of the towering genius possessed by his late friend Mike Bloomfield, wasn’t in finding dusty unheard tracks for From His Head to His Heart to His Hands. When it comes to Bloomfield, who overdosed at just 37 in 1981, the likelihood is that almost everything on this new Kooper-curated triple-CD/single-DVD set comes as aRead More

Big Brother & the Holding Company, with Janis Joplin – Live at the Carousel Ballroom (2012)

Maybe this album, finally, will put to rest the wrong-headed notion that Janis Joplin was simply a blues-belting imitator, instead of one of rock music’s most interesting — albeit short-lived — voices.

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

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