Category Archives: Albums

Reigning Queen of Beale Street Barbara Blue makes big splash with Fish in Dirty H20

It’s been a few years now since we’ve had a chance to talk about smoky-voiced Pittsburgh native Barbara Blue, who has been holding down a five-nights-a-week gig at Silky O’Sullivan’s on Memphis’ Beale Street for the past 21 years, a … Continue reading

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Delmark Records celebrates 65th anniversary with album paying Tribute to label’s past artists

Recently, we told you about the latest album from Lurrie Bell, on which he and brothers Steve, James and Tyson (dubbing themselves The Bell Dynasty) paid tribute to their late, harmonica-blowing father Carey Bell. Now that same record label celebrates … Continue reading

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Matt Andersen & The Mellotones team for Live at Olympic Hall

Early last year, we told you how good Canadian guitarist and singer Matt Andersen can be live. If you still haven’t gotten the chance to experience that for yourself, you no longer have to take our word for it, with … Continue reading

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Lurrie Bell and brothers celebrate harpmaster father on Tribute to Carey Bell

Nearly 30 years after playing together with their father, harmonica ace Carey Bell, on the 1990 Dynasty! album, brothers Lurrie, James, Steve, and Tyson Bell are continuing to carry on their dad’s legacy as Lurrie Bell & The Bell Dynasty. … Continue reading

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Harp ace Bob Corritore & friends blow through the crossroads with Don’t Let the Devil Ride!

We’ve talked here before about some of the terrific collaborations of which harmonica master Bob Corritore has been a part over the years, including recordings with the likes of piano great Henry Gray, guitarist John Primer, and Chicago bluesman Tail … Continue reading

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Blues supergroup The Proven Ones proves its mettle on Wild Again debut

With each person having already distinguished himself as an individual performer, sideman, or member of such accomplished blues bands as The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, The Mannish Boys, and Sugar Ray & the Bluetones, it should come … Continue reading

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Buddy Guy proves The Blues is Alive and Well on latest album

With mentors like Memphis Slim and Muddy Waters and contemporaries like B.B. King all having moved on to a better place, blues legend Buddy Guy is fully aware of the role he plays in music today, having been charged by … Continue reading

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Award-winning bassist-singer Danielle Nicole gives much to smile about with Cry No More

We can’t recall why exactly we never got around to telling you about Danielle Nicole‘s 2015 debut solo album Wolf Den, but it’s certainly one worth checking out if you haven’t done so. Whether you like what you heard there … Continue reading

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Tune into the Weekend: NJ duo Dharmasoul sounds like Chosen Ones on versatile debut recording

Here’s one to help take you into the weekend from a new, New Jersey-based duo that goes by the name of Dharmasoul. Featuring Jonah Tolchin on guitar and Kevin Clifford on drums (with the two trading off on lead and … Continue reading

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New recording from Steve Hill captures One-Man Blues Rock Band live

We’ve marveled several times before at Canadian blues-rocker Steve Hill‘s one-man act, as heard, for example, on Hill’s Solo Recordings volumes II and III. And while we’ve not yet had the opportunity to witness Hill onstage with our own eyes … Continue reading

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