Category Archives: Albums

Love Light Orchestra, Blues Music Award winner John Nemeth shine on debut recording

Here’s one we’ve been meaning to tell you about for a while now, a soulful, swinging recording that harkens back to the Memphis big band sound of B.B. King and Bobby “Blue” Bland, with the band, in fact, taking their … Continue reading

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Mayall, Trout producer Eric Corne offers some Happy Songs for the Apocalypse on own latest album

We’ve mentioned the name Eric Corne on these pages quite a bit in recent years, with Corne having produced many of the latest recordings from blues masters John Mayall and Walter Trout. The founder and president of Forty Below Records, … Continue reading

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Nick Moss Band pays up — in blues — on The High Cost of Low Living

We’d be lying if we said we haven’t enjoyed the last few albums from Chicago’s Nick Moss Band, with Lead Belly descendant Michael Ledbetter helping to bring some additional soulfulness to the band’s sound. But it was Moss’ earlier, more … Continue reading

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John Mayall delivers one for the money on live Three for the Road

We’ve been fortunate to hear quite a bit from John Mayall in the past four to five years, between several new studio albums (A Special Life, Find a Way to Care and Talk About That) and two volumes that captured … Continue reading

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Blues GRAMMY Award-winning duo Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite return with No Mercy in This Land

We weren’t the only ones who really liked Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite‘s 2013 collaboration Get Up!, judging by the GRAMMY Award it received for best blues album. Now the duo is back with another real kicker in No Mercy … Continue reading

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Tune into the Weekend: Deva Mahal, daughter of legendary Taj Mahal, shows blues Run Deep on debut album

Last week, we told you about new albums from two real-life sons of the blues, Mud Morganfield and Bernard Allison, also promising to visit upon one from an offspring of Grammy Award-winning musician Taj Mahal soon. We’ve had the chance … Continue reading

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Second-generation bluesmen Mud Morganfield, Bernard Allison help keep genre groovin’ with stellar new releases

There are few artists we look as forward to hearing new music from as those literal sons and daughters of the blues who have devoted their lives to helping to carry on the music — and thus the legacies — … Continue reading

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Mojo Risin’: Mike Ross explodes onto blues/roots scene with help of Dark Powder

We haven’t had the chance to check out UK roots musician Mike Ross‘ solo debut album Spindrift, but we certainly like what we hear on the follow-up to it in Jenny’s Place (Taller Records), out tomorrow. While the slow blistering … Continue reading

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Keb’ Mo’, Bettye LaVette, Warren Haynes and others pay tribute to King of the Slide Guitar on Strange Angels: In Flight with Elmore James

Recently, we told you about a 100th birthday set celebrating blues singer and guitarist John Lee Hooker. While that extensive collection consisted of Hooker’s own recordings from throughout his career, this centennial tribute to blues slide guitarist extraordinaire Elmore James … Continue reading

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The Original Blues Brothers Band hits on Last Shade of Blue Before Black with latest recording

Although it’s been decades now since the Blues Brothers Band played together in its original and most popular form (with the death of John Belushi, a.k.a. “Joliet Jake” Blues, in 1982), the Blues Brothers legacy has carried on through a … Continue reading

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