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Blues Blast Publishing Presents …… Blues In Modern Days – 31 Artists In Their Own Words

Jan 22, 2015Comments off

Blues Blast Publishing presents…. Senior Blues Blast Writer Terry Mullins’ debut book! Featuring the stories of 31 modern blues masters including: Jody Williams, Billy Boy Arnold, Sugar Pie Desanto, Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy, James Cotton, Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie Baker

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Funky Butt Brass Band – Sugar Sugar Whomp Whomp | Album Review

Feb 28, 2015Comments off

Funky Butt Brass Band – Sugar Sugar Whomp Whomp Self-produced CD 12 songs – 48 minutes www.funkybuttbrassband.com The sounds of New Orleans are alive and well far north of the Crescent City. Several bands across the

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Donnie McCormick and the Fat City Wildcats – Live at the Northside Tavern, Atlanta GA | Album Review

Feb 28, 2015Comments off

Donnie McCormick and the Fat City Wildcats - Live at the Northside Tavern, Atlanta GA Fat City Records Info: https://www.facebook.com/fatcitywildcats Purchase CD: http://kunaki.com/Sales.asp?PID=PX00ZTKC5Z Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrtjImXmRQ4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0pquxNXH2w  8 tracks; 37:21 minutes; Suggested  Styles: Electric Blues, Male Artist Vocals, Americana The

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Various Artists – The Blues & Salvation|Album Review

Feb 27, 2015Comments off

Various Artists - The  Blues & Salvation Labor Records 38 Tracks-Running Time   1:39:49 This double cd set is a great primer for the uninitiated and a required addition to the collection of the connoisseurs of folk inflected

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Lead Belly – The Smithsonian Folkways Collection | Album Review

Feb 27, 2015Comments off

Lead Belly – The Smithsonian Folkways Collection Smithsonian Folkways Recordings - 2015 http://www.folkways.si.edu/leadbelly 5 CDs – 109 Songs Includes  140-page, large-format book We can perhaps forgive Moe Asch, who recorded Lead Belly extensively for his Asch, Disc, and

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Issue 9-9 February 26 2015

Feb 26, 2015Comments off

Cover photo by Bob Kieser © 2015 Blues Blast Magazine   In This Issue  Blues Blast Magazine Senior Writer Terry Mullins has our feature interview with Blues Blast Magazine’s Best New Artist winner, Shawn Holt. We welcome

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Did a clerical error change Muddy Waters history? – Evolution Of A Nickname

Feb 25, 2015Comments off

By James “Skyy Dobro” Walker “Name McKinley Morganfield, nickname Muddy Water, Stovall’s famous guitar picker,” Muddy clearly said in his first ever recording session, August 1941.  McKinley “Muddy Water” Morganfield, of course, is the most famous

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Breezy Rodio – So Close To It | Album Review

Feb 25, 2015Comments off

Breezy Rodio – So Close To It Windchill 2014 www.breezyrodio.com 15 tracks; 67 minutes Italian guitarist Fabrizio (‘Breezy’) Rodio started out in New York but relocated to Chicago where he has worked with Guy King and

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Robin Banks – Modern Classic | Album Review

Feb 25, 2015Comments off

Robin Banks – Modern Classic Self-Release 2014 www.facebook.com/missrobinbanks www.reverbnation.com/robinbanks 12 tracks; 48 minutes Robin Banks is a vocalist and songwriter who has lived in Texas and Jamaica but is now back in her native Canada though

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Doug Otto and Hurricane Harold – Blues at Barkin’ Jack’s | Album Review

Feb 24, 2015Comments off

Doug Otto and Hurricane Harold - Blues at Barkin’ Jack’s Self Release 10 tracks / 36:53 A lot of new blues music has to be described in terms of the other genres that have influenced its sound,

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Vance Kelly – Live At Kingston Mines | Album Review

Feb 24, 2015Comments off

Vance Kelly - Live At Kingston Mines Wolf Records www.wolfrec.com 13 tracks Vance Kelly has nine Wolf Record releases blending blues, soul and R&B. With this, his second live effort on CD, Vance lets it all hang