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Denise LaSalle, Soul-Blues Belter (1939-2018): An Appreciation

Denise LaSalle, Soul-Blues Belter (1939-2018): An Appreciation

We loved the sexy, hard-as-nails Denise LaSalle for creating a series of titanic grooves, and also because we were never certain that she couldn’t have kicked our ass.

Chris Carver, “Ghost in the Machine” (2015): One Track Mind

Chris Carver, “Ghost in the Machine” (2015): One Track Mind

Chris Carver displays his formidable chops as band leader, producer, songwriter and keyboardist on ‘Ghost in the Machine.’

Legendary blues guitarist Bo Diddley is shown in this undated publicity photograph. Diddley has died in Florida on June 2, 2008 after being ill for several months.  REUTERS/Courtesy Universal Music Group/Handout (UNITED STATES).  NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

Bo Diddley used a canny sense of PR to open the door for modern rock and hip hop

The famous “shave-and-a-haircut, two-bits” beat didn’t start with Bo Diddley, who died on June 3, 2008. Through sheer force of will, he made it his own.

Paul Thorn – Too Blessed to Be Stressed (2014)

Paul Thorn – Too Blessed to Be Stressed (2014)

A reminder from Thorn to be thankful, in bad times – and good.

‘It’s a possibility’: Yardbirds discussed recording new album during upcoming U.S. tour

‘It’s a possibility’: Yardbirds discussed recording new album during upcoming U.S. tour

“We were thinking at one point,” drummer Jim McCarty says, “of going down to Mississippi.”

Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition – Dark Night of the Soul (2014)

Rattling out like a loose-mufflered muscle car, Dark Night of the Soul is a more raw-boned version of Jimbo Mathus’ typical roots rock — darker and harder, like a grittier, more visceral take on the mythical parables of the Band.

Leo Welch – Sabougla Voices (2014)

Leo Welch’s music comes from that place where down-home gospel meets up with jukey blues (would that be the church’s backporch?), filling your heart even as it gets your toe to tapping.

Forgotten series: The Gants – Roadrunner!: The Best Of The Gants (2000)

Forgotten series: The Gants – Roadrunner!: The Best Of The Gants (2000)

A band teetering on the brink of stardom, the Gants not only produced cherished memories for those lucky enough to witness them firsthand, but went on to win approval from “Pebbles” and “Nuggets” groupies.

North Mississippi Allstars – World Boogie is Coming (2013)

Named after one of their dad’s favorite sayings, and featuring found-object recordings of R.L. Burnside and Otha Turner, you’d expect the Dickinson Brothers’ new North Mississippi Allstars album to be riven with nostalgia.

James Cotton – Cotton Mouth Man (2013)

James Cotton – Cotton Mouth Man (2013)

James Cotton has long referred to his regular working band as “my family,” so close is their sense of musical symbiosis, so long is their history. Still, to my ear, he’s never put out a more personal album than the forthcoming Cotton Mouth Man.

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