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Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Jazz, Blues + R&B): Gavin Harrison, Dave Douglas + others

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Jazz, Blues + R&B): Gavin Harrison, Dave Douglas + others

This Mid-Year Best of 2015 list also includes Boz Scaggs, Pops Staples, Papa Mali, Wes Montgomery, Robben Ford, the Word, Steve Earle and Beth Hart.

The Word [Robert Randolph, John Medeski + North Mississippi All-Stars], “When I See the Blood” from Soul Food (2015)

The Word [Robert Randolph, John Medeski + North Mississippi All-Stars], “When I See the Blood” from Soul Food (2015)

Robert Randolph helps set a new standard for improv gospel-jazz country blues supergroups. Because, yeah, they’re the only one.

Mavis Staples + North Mississippi All-Stars, “I’ve Been Buked” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

Mavis Staples + North Mississippi All-Stars, “I’ve Been Buked” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

“Mercy!” Staples crows. “Oooh boy, you’re banging on that guit-fiddle!”

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.

The Best of 2008, Part 5: Blues & Louisiana Music

The Best of 2008, Part 5: Blues & Louisiana Music

If whack jazz isn’t exactly your cup of tea, this fifth and final installment of “The Best of 2008” might suit you better. It’s all about the blues, here. I took a fairly broad view of what is called “the blues.” Some of these records may not have a single twelve-bar blues in them, but they will all have enoughRead More

Half Notes: North Mississippi Allstars – Hernando (2008)

This marked the North Mississippi Allstars’ first offering in three years and the first since mentor R.L. Burnside passed away in 2005. The NMA’s station in life has been to provide a heavily-amped version of Junior Kimbrough, and you have to wonder if success will cause them to stray from their straightforward but heavy-hitting mission. The name Hernando, their hometownRead More

One Track Mind: North Mississippi Allstars, "51 Phantom" (2001)

by Pico Much like jazz, most young people get introduced to the blues from artists who mix it with a more mainstream type of music, which usually means rock. Twenty years ago Stevie Ray Vaughan’s music was the gateway to the straight blues while the young Jonny Lang led the way there near the turn of the millennium. Today’s bluesRead More

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