Category Archives: Songs

Listen up: Alabama soul/bluesman Sam Frazier Jr. begs Take Me Back on long-lost album

Recently, we told you about the latest album from real-life blues brother Benny Turner, which you may recall featured a restored version of a song Turner recorded with piano great Charles Brown just before Brown’s death and that had for … Continue reading

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Opening a world of Hurt: a first listen to the new EP from The Hurt Project

Last winter, we featured a song from NY-based blues band The Hurt Project on our BluesPowR Radio Hour, a smoky, “At Last”-sounding gem of a number entitled, appropriately enough, “Up in Smoke”. Today, we’re pleased to bring you another track from … Continue reading

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Once Lost in a Crowd, Fantastic Negrito now well on his way to being found

Here’s a tune we thought might help get your weekend off to the right kind of start, from a contemporary West Coast blues artist who goes by the name of Fantastic Negrito. Fans of NPR’s All Songs Considered might recognize … Continue reading

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Baby You Got It: new single from funky ol’ soulman Ironing Board Sam

Last fall, we told you about a 20th anniversary multimedia collection from the Music Maker Relief Foundation, a North Carolina-based non-profit record label focused on supporting struggling traditional southern musicians by providing everything from instruments to performing and recording opportunities … Continue reading

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For your listening pleasure: Sugar Ray & the Bluetones’ Things Could Be Worse

Among the things we’ve got on tap for you over the coming weeks is the long-awaited next episode of our BluesPowR Radio Hour, but in the meantime, we thought you might enjoy a just-released track from one of the bands we’ll be featuring on that next … Continue reading

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