Category: Album Reviews B

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BIG JOE WILLIAMS Southside Blues, Recorded Live, July 1963

BIG JOE WILLIAMS Southside Blues, Recorded Live, July 1963

Album review for Big Joe Williams, Southside Blues which was recorded live in the Fickle Pickle in Chicago in 1963. Big Joe Williams was one of the great, legendary blues figures of the 20th century. Joe recorded steadily between the 1930's and 1970's, enjoying a great deal of success in the 1940's on the rhythm and blues charts.

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BOBBY G WITH CURTIS GRANT, JR. & THE MIDNIGHT ROCKERS Still Standing

BOBBY G WITH CURTIS GRANT, JR. & THE MIDNIGHT ROCKERS Still Standing

Album review for Bobby G with Curtis Grant Jr. and the Midnight Rockers. This is Bobby G's debut album at the ripe old age of 73 and is the first release from new label Third Street Cigar Records. Bobby G emerges on Still Standing as an authentic Mississippi blues man and has been a featured singer in many blues bands but never cut a record until now.

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BENJAMIN FOLKE THOMAS Copenhagen

BENJAMIN FOLKE THOMAS Copenhagen

Scandinavian born Benjamin Folke Thomas released his latest album Copenhagen, in March 2017. Copenhagen is Ben’s best work to date; an album full of Roots and rhythmic Blues, alongside the most beautiful descriptive storytelling, sung with his trademark baritone vocals and packed with anthemic choruses. Links included here for tour dates etc.

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BAD TOUCH Truth Be Told

BAD TOUCH Truth Be Told

Having seen Bad Touch supporting the Kentucky Headhunters earlier this year, it doesn’t surprise me that Truth Be Told comes hurtling out of the traps like a cheetah in need of its dinner. Energy and enthusiasm are their stock in trade. What’s surprising is the focus and quality that burst through in the first couple...

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BACKTRACK BLUES BAND Way Back Home

BACKTRACK BLUES BAND Way Back Home

This is blues par excellence, raw essential blues and quintessentially this type of music is what the term was designed for! When a group have been together for as long as these guys have in their third decade, then you know you’re on the right road to musical Shangri-La, if nothing else based on the...

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BLUE HWY Carpe Diem: Live At The Coach House

BLUE HWY Carpe Diem: Live At The Coach House

BLUE HWY Carpe Diem: Live At The Coach House. Far West Mississippi Recordings FMWR-3016. Formed in nineteen ninety-three, in California, B.H. played an attractive mixture of Southern Blues and Rock, they consisted of: John Harrelson; guitar, vocals, Rob Donofrio; bass, vocals, “King” Roger Ehrnman; tenor sax and Rob Campos; drums. Their vigorous and foot tapping style...

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BRIAN E COPE Old New Borrowed & Blue

BRIAN E COPE Old New Borrowed & Blue

BRIAN E COPE Old New Borrowed & Blue. Flagstop Records. Presented in a quirky cover pertaining to a wedding invitation this makes for engrossing listening. Well I suppose the title gives it away and the smart bow tied photograph of this acclaimed musician on the back. But no this is not a wedding album just...

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BOB MALONE Mojo EP

BOB MALONE Mojo EP

BOB MALONE Mojo EP. Delta Moon Records. This 6-track collection was recorded in Hollywood and Calabassas, California, written by Bob Malone and his guitar compadre Bob Demarco, with the tastefully chosen exception of Ray Charles’ Hard Times. Their version is respectful to Ray’s 1961 original but is, at the same time, a personalised interpretation of...

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BLUES ENGINE Dance Macabre

BLUES ENGINE Dance Macabre

BLUES ENGINE Dance Macabre. Independant. Blues Engine are well named. Raw Blues with most of the fripperies and modern affections removed they hit hard and run off chortling into the distance. The band are London based and since September 2013 they have amassed a pretty good set of gigs in their CV including Ronnie Scotts,...

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BLUE HEAT One Day Too Long

BLUE HEAT One Day Too Long

BLUE HEAT One Day Too Long. Smith Sound. Blue Heat is producing a sound that is full of rhythm and horns creating a sound that is as hot as the Australian sun they play under; it is no wonder they are winning awards since their debut gig way back in 1991 at Ballarat Blues Festival....

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