Category Archives: Albums

Lurrie Bell just Can’t Shake This Feeling on latest release

If the title of this post were a Jeopardy! clue, the question would of course be “What is the blues?”, not only because Lurrie Bell is one of the best-known of those second-generation blues players about whom we frequently talk … Continue reading

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Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters take sentimental stroll down Maxwell Street

Guitarist Ronnie Earl and his band The Broadcasters deliver another superb offering in this latest release, dedicated to the memory of their longtime friend and former Broadcaster, keyboardist David Maxwell, who died in February 2015. Like previous albums from The … Continue reading

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Armed with arsenal of axes, Joe Bonamassa conquers monster tribute to “three Kings of the blues” on Live at the Greek Theatre

Although we’d of course heard of him by then, it wasn’t until quite a few years into blues-rocker Joe Bonamassa‘s career that he really caught our ear for the first time, when, in June 2010, we were fortunate enough to … Continue reading

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Mojo Risin’: Robert Finley evokes old soul on debut Age Don’t Mean a Thing

It doesn’t matter what other soul-blues albums you’ve heard this year; chances are, Robert Finley‘s debut Age Don’t Mean a Thing (Big Legal Mess Records) will have most, if not every single one of them, beat, with the 62-year-old Louisianan … Continue reading

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Big Head Blues Club returns with tribute to another blues great on Way Down Inside

Recently, we told you about the upcoming release from Big Head Todd & the Monsters’ bluesy side project – what you might call the Dr. Jekyll to their Monster persona – the Big Head Blues Club, a follow-up to the … Continue reading

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Mighty Sam McClain explores Time and Change on soulful posthumous release

Recently, we told you about a new CD/DVD featuring the late David “Honeyboy” Edwards. Here’s another terrific posthumous release, this from soul blues master Mighty Sam McClain, who you may recall passed away last summer at age 72. We really … Continue reading

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Harmonica player Bob Corritore, rising singer/guitarist Big Jon Atkinson host House Party at Big Jon’s

We’ve told you here before about some of the terrific collaborations Chicago-born harmonica player Bob Corritore has recorded in recent years, teaming with industry veterans such as Tail Dragger, Henry Gray, and John Primer, to name just a few. Though … Continue reading

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Final recording of David “Honeyboy” Edwards, new CD/DVD presents Mississippi bluesman tellin’ what he knew about the blues and some of its biggest legends

It’s hard to believe that next week already marks five years since the passing of Delta bluesman David “Honeyboy” Edwards. But a new CD/DVD package of a 2010 show from Honeyboy, joined by longtime manager and harmonica player Michael Frank … Continue reading

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Video: Joe Bonamassa not just Pretending on this cover of Clapton hit

While we’re on the subject of tributes to blues greats, you may have heard that blues-rocker Joe Bonamassa has done a few of his own recently, following up last spring’s spectacular Muddy Waters/Howlin’ Wolf recording from Red Rocks with first … Continue reading

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Go Way Down Inside the blues with new tribute album from Big Head Blues Club, honoring blues legend Willie Dixon

It’s been five years now since we told you about a Robert Johnson tribute album from an outfit calling itself the Big Head Blues Club, consisting of rock/jam band Big Head Todd & the Monsters joined by a rotating roster … Continue reading

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