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AL BLUESMAN PETERS & JOHN HODGSON The Chained Collective

AL BLUESMAN PETERS & JOHN HODGSON The Chained Collective

Album review for The Chained Collective, featuring Al 'Bluesman' Peters & Dillon Clearwater. The Chained Collective Album contains 10 blues-influenced tracks covering love, loss, war, politics & youthful exuberance!
Out now and available from Probe Records & News From Nowhere, Liverpool Literally Bookshops, New Brighton & Quirky Café, Hoylake.

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JEREMIAH JOHNSON BAND Blues Heart Attack

JEREMIAH JOHNSON BAND Blues Heart Attack

Blues Heart Attack reached #5 on the Billboard blues charts. Jeremiah Johnson boasts a six-album discography and performs with Benet Schaeffer (drums), and longtime band mate Jeff Girardier (bass), bringing the band to its rockin’ bluesy peak. Album review by David Osler.

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ALBERT KING The Big Blues

ALBERT KING The Big Blues

Born Under A Bad Sign may have been Albert King’s breakthrough album, but The Big Blues was his first long player, not so much an album as a collection of singles recorded between 1959 and 1962 and the sound is rather different. The set kicks off with the excellent, bouncing Let’s Have A Natural Ball,...

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ADAM KARCH Moving Forward

ADAM KARCH Moving Forward

Right from the start, the one word that sticks with me throughout is “pleasant”. Adam Karch is a singer/songwriter from Acadia, on the eastern seaboard of Canada, and this album has certainly grown on me since first playing. In fact, there is nothing here to dislike even though I describe it as primarily an acoustic...

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AARON KEYLOCK Cut Against The Grain

AARON KEYLOCK Cut Against The Grain

At last the debut album from the thin but lively blues-rock firebrand is available. Whilst the record has been coming together, Aaron has been touring with the likes of Wilko Johnson, Simo, Dan Patlansky, Cadillac Three. Supersonic BM’s Fabrizio Grossi produced the record. All The Right Moves opens the album with a fast tight groove....

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AARON BURTON Southern Swagger

AARON BURTON Southern Swagger

Aaron Burton is yet another of those Texan pickers who seems to creep in under the radar lodging himself in the mind and memory. With around half a dozen albums already to his credit, with Southern Swagger he brings more than a touch of Down South, low-down and dirty acoustic blues to this new mix....

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ARTHUR MIGLIAZZA Laying It Down

ARTHUR MIGLIAZZA Laying It Down

ARTHUR MIGLIAZZA Laying It Down Hobemian Records If you love piano to dominate and you are looking for something that is boogie with a twist then this is the album for you, it is thirteen live wired tracks that brighten any grey day when combined with Arthur Migliazza’s vocals. This is a talent that has been...

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ALEXIS KORNER Easy Rider

ALEXIS KORNER Easy Rider

ALEXIS KORNER Easy Rider NotNow Records From the comparatively new label dealing with re-issues we have “Easy Rider” – an excellent double CD set of re-mastered Alexis Korner. The first CD is a selection of his early recordings with Cyril Davis and others featured include Ken Colyer, Beryl Bryden, Mike Collins, Chris Capon (where are these...

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ALEX JENKINS & THE BOMBERS – Voodoo You

ALEX JENKINS & THE BOMBERS – Voodoo You

ALEX JENKINS & THE BOMBERS – Voodoo You DSP Records This is the follow-up album from Alex, Tim and Mike, this time they forsake any embellishments from any other instruments relying solely on guitar, bass and drums. In the intervening two years of these album releases I can safely assure you that the band as...

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ALEX JENKINS & THE BOMBERS – Creepin’ After Midnight

ALEX JENKINS & THE BOMBERS – Creepin’ After Midnight

ALEX JENKINS & THE BOMBERS – Creepin’ After Midnight DSP Records Alex “Wayne” Jenkins childhood home was only a few streets away from the now legendary Maxwell Street and as a result of this; he became surrounded by and eventually immersed in the atmosphere of the blues of the area. Merging this, with the natural curiosity...