Category: Album Reviews B

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BILL PHILLIPE Ghosts

BILL PHILLIPE Ghosts

BILL PHILLIPE Ghosts Arkansas Street Records Bill has been playing, recording and performing blues based music in one form or another for over thirty year’s now, mainly in and around the San Francisco Bay area. For the last ten year’s though he has focused mainly upon New Orleans Deep Funk; in which time he released three...

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BENNY TURNER Journey

BENNY TURNER Journey

BENNY TURNER Journey Nola Blue It’s a great title for a true blues CD, because that’s what the blues is – a journey. Texan Benny Turner’s journey has been a classic voyage through the blues. He was bass player with the late, great Freddie King and musical companion to Marva Wright. This impressive collection of ten...

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BRANDON ISAAK Here On Earth – Roots And Blues For A Modern World

BRANDON ISAAK Here On Earth – Roots And Blues For A Modern World

BRANDON ISAAK Here On Earth – Roots And Blues For A Modern World Independent With bassist Keith Picot his right hand man, Isaak’s latest classy album sees him transformed into itinerant troubadour Yukon Slim, recounting tales from his wandering through wildest Western Canada. Brandon/Slim’s vocal comes from classic smoky backwoods heritage, first heard here on...

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BIG JOE BONE Blues Grass Kicks Ass

BIG JOE BONE Blues Grass Kicks Ass

BIG JOE BONE Blues Grass Kicks Ass Recordiau Awen This is the debut set from Big Joe Bone, known to his mum as Danny Wilson, born in London and now based in central Wales. He calls what he plays “blues grass”, which combines Delta blues and bluegrass and throws in elements of old-timey music and...

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BARRELHOUSE Feels Like Home

BARRELHOUSE Feels Like Home

BARRELHOUSE Feels Like Home Independent Barrelhouse is Kevin Burke, an acoustic guitarist of no small talent and a singer with a pleasant if not remarkable voice. He sings songs that make sense – the title song is full of descriptions of his home and what makes him feel as though he is at home –...

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BAD BRAD & THE FAT CATS Take A Walk With Me

BAD BRAD & THE FAT CATS Take A Walk With Me

BAD BRAD & THE FAT CATS Take A Walk With Me Independent A Colorado based young band with their raw, powerful and energetic mix of Chicago blues, New Orleans Zydeco and West Coast surf music which was recorded live in the studio. Opener Take A Walk With Me is a raucous Elmore James rip with that...

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BB KING Wails / Easy Listening Blues

BB KING Wails / Easy Listening Blues

B.B. KING Wails plus Easy Listening Blues Soul Jam Records This is a collection of two of B.B. King’s early releases from 1959 and 1962 respectively. There are also seven bonus tracks giving you a total of just over 76 minutes of the great man at the top of his game. Any fan of B.B. will...

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THE BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND East-West

THE BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND East-West

THE BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND East-West Audio-Fidelity hybrid SACD Super SACD re-issue of one of the classics which features the American great white hope of Mike Bloomfield (for whom a terrific box set recently was released) with Paul Butterfield and company. A more experimental album with variety to it, my favourite would be the near eight...

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