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Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Dixon, Dr. John, Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper – A Celebration of Blues and Soul (2014)

A years-long labor of love helps save a key piece of musical, not political, history.

Something Else! sneak peek: Chuck E. Weiss, “Boston Blackie” from Red Beans and Weiss (2014)

You ever wonder what Tom Waits does with his spare time? I bet he gets up in the morning, has coffee and a plate of bacon and eggs with rye toast, and then heads out with the newspaper under his arm to make a pass through the local yard sales

Johnny Winter – True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story (2014)

Johnny Winter – True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story (2014)

You want to know the Johnny Winter story? Listen to the blues stuff, and there’s a heaping helping of it here.

Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues – Blues Shock (2014)

Billy Branch, a fire-kissed harp-playing protegé of blues great Willie Dixon, took some 15 years between studio recordings — and not because of some lack of creative impetus. Instead, Branch was waiting for a new sound to come together.

Darren Jay and the Delta Souls – Drink My Wine (2012)

There’s not much Memphis blues traveler Darren Jay can’t do, as his varied, deeply absorbing Drink My Wine makes abundantly clear.

Dion – Tank Full Of Blues (2012)

Once a celebrated pre-British Invasion teen idol, Dion Francis DiMucci certainly could have been forgiven for settling into the oldies circuit

Half Notes: George Thorogood and the Destroyers – 2120 South Michigan Ave. (2011)

On “Willie Dixon’s Gone,” one of two originals on George Thorogood & The Destroyers’ brand new 2120 South Michigan Ave. album, George sings, “rock is inside my head but blues is in my heart,” and that nicely sums up the music of his entire career. Here we are in 2011, thirty-four years his first album and little has changed. AndRead More

Koko Taylor (1928-2009): An Appreciation

Koko Taylor (1928-2009): An Appreciation

Koko Taylor, a sharecropper’s daughter, crafted a five-decade hall of fame career that eventually earned her the nickname “Queen of the Blues.”

Muddy Waters – Hoochie Coochie Man (1977)

Muddy Waters – Hoochie Coochie Man (1977)

NICK DERISO: Recorded live at Montreal’s Rising Sun Club in January 1977, and later reissued by Just a Memory Records in ’99, “Hoochie Coochie Man” stands as one of the last testaments to the Gospel of Muddy. He was the bridge between country and city cool, an urban griot with Mississippi Delta dust on his boots. Along the way, WatersRead More

Forgotten series: Magic Sam – The Late Great Magic Sam (1980)

Forgotten series: Magic Sam – The Late Great Magic Sam (1980)

They are, these odds and ends, the last great treasure left by one Sam Maghett — better known as Magic Sam. This god of the tremolo embodied (just as fully, but with far less fanfare) the same gritty and adventurous West Side Chicago swagger more commonly associated with Buddy Guy and Otis Rush. Yet, we have precious little to goRead More

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