Category Archives: Albums

George Thorogood throws rootsy Party of One on debut solo album

George Thorogood certainly isn’t the first rocker to make an album of all blues and roots music (see, for example, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Gary Hoey, and this recent announcement from Black Stone Cherry), nor is he really … Continue reading

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Now on CD: Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones Live at Checkerboard Lounge

A few years back, we told you about the Live at the Checkerboard Lounge Chicago DVD that captured a historic 1981 performance from blues great Muddy Waters at Buddy Guy‘s Chicago club, during which Waters was joined onstage by the … Continue reading

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The Cash Box Kings hit the jackpot with Royal Mint

Recently, we told you about Chicago bluesman Linsey Alexander’s soulful latest album Two Cats. If you’re in the mood for something of the Chicago variety with a little more swing, you’ll want to check out Royal Mint, the Alligator Records debut … Continue reading

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Chicago bluesman Linsey Alexander sweetens the kitty with latest album Two Cats

If you’re seeking out some good modern Chicago blues, you still need look no further than two of Chicago’s oldest and most distinguished record labels. With all of the changes in the world, it’s great to see that the same … Continue reading

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Rising bluesman Selwyn Birchwood invites you to Pick Your Poison with latest release

It’s been some time now since we introduced you to Florida bluesman Selwyn Birchwood as both the band and Albert King Guitarist winner at the 2013 International Blues Challenge (IBC). Birchwood has of course been keeping quite busy in the … Continue reading

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Taj Mahal, Keb’ Mo’ take blues “All Around the World” with TajMo

We’ve been fortunate to be able to tell you about several pretty terrific blues collaborations in recent weeks: first, a project reuniting guitarist John Primer and harmonica player Bob Corritore, and then a soulful recording from new friends Monster Mike … Continue reading

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Michael Ledbetter, Monster Mike Welch in the right place with Right Place, Right Time

Last week, we told you about the latest collaboration between blues guitarist John Primer and harmonica player Bob Corritore, a splendid little project from Delta Groove Music called Ain’t Nothing You Can Do! While those two blues veterans have the … Continue reading

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Blues vets Primer, Corritore reunite for Ain’t Nothing You Can Do!

Despite the current political mood, this spring seems to be one of much collaboration in the blues music world, with new joint projects out or on the way from the likes of Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’, Charlie Musselwhite and … Continue reading

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Blues, Whiskey & Wimmen: John Lee Hooker centennial collection assembles some of bluesman’s finest

When it comes to music compilations, phrases like “finest” and “the very best of” tend to leave a good deal of room for debate: no matter how great a collection may be, there are always going to be at least … Continue reading

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Tedeschi Trucks Band keeps on growing with Live from the Fox Oakland

By now, we probably don’t need to tell you how terrific the Tedeschi Trucks Band is. If you’ve heard any of the band’s three studio albums, you’re already aware of just how nicely the sounds of this now-dozen member ensemble … Continue reading

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