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Featuring both solo and collaborative tracks, latest record from blues master Taj Mahal is true Labor of Love

Last week, we gave you an early listen off blues legend Taj Mahal‘s newest album Labor of Love (Acoustic Sounds) in the form of a delightful “Shortnin’ Bread” that paired Mahal with the late one-armed harmonica player Neal Pattman, a … Continue reading

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First listen: Shortnin’ Bread from Taj Mahal’s Labor of Love

With blues master Taj Mahal‘s new vinyl-only release Labor of Love (Acoustic Sounds) hitting stores next week, we thought you might enjoy a little taste of “Shortnin’ Bread” that pairs some plucky banjo from Mahal with crisp, whooping vocals and … 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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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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Three cheers (on 20 years) for the Music Makers!

Few organizations have assisted as many blues men and women in need over the past two decades as the Music Maker Relief Foundation (MMRF), a North Carolina-based non-profit record label focused on supporting struggling traditional southern musicians by providing everything … Continue reading

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