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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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Blood Is Thicker Than The Mud | Book Review

Mar 04, 2015Comments off

Vet Stone – Blood Is Thicker Than The Mud Little Sister From The Inside Out Self-released – 144 pages www.vetstone.com This book chronicles the efforts of Vet Stone to lead her brother, the troubled musical genius

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EG Kight and Lisa Biales – Peach Pickin’ Mamas | Album Review

Mar 03, 2015Comments off

EG Kight and Lisa Biales – Peach Pickin’ Mamas Self-Released www.PeachPickinMamas.com 3 tracks Peach Pickin’ Mamas combines the fine vocals of Georgia’s peach of a blues diva with Ohio’s belle of the blues.  EG Kight has worked

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Lightnin’ Rod and the Thunderbolts – Guilty of the Blues | Album Review

Mar 02, 2015Comments off

Lightnin’ Rod and the Thunderbolts - Guilty of the Blues Memphis Blues Records  http://www.lightnin-rod.com   CD: 13 Songs; 45:02 Minutes Styles: Ensemble Blues, Mellow Blues, Blues Rock What kind of “blues electricity” might one expect to be

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Pass Over Blues Band – The | Album Review

Mar 02, 2015Comments off

Pass Over Blues Band – The Self-Release – 2014 www.harrohuebner.de 13 tracks; 47 minutes The Pass Over Blues Band is based in Germany.  Established in 1991 the band is guitarist Roland Beeg, vocalist, harp player and

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Old Gray Mule – Have Mercy | Album Review

Mar 01, 2015Comments off

Old Gray Mule – Have Mercy Cash Munkey Records – 2014 www.oldgraymule.com 11 tracks; 42 minutes Old Gray Mule may be based in Texas but their heart is in the Mississippi Hill Country, heavily influenced by

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Ricky Nye – Swingin’ Some Blues | Album Review

Mar 01, 2015Comments off

Ricky Nye – Swingin’ Some Blues www.rickynye.com Self-release 11 songs – 39 minutes The cover of Swingin’ Some Blues features a brightly-colored retro image of a young lady from the early 1950s, dressed in a bikini

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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