Category: Album Reviews

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MARK HARRISON The World Outside

MARK HARRISON The World Outside

MARK HARRISON The World Outside Independent www.markharrisonrootmusic.com The World Outside, captures you from the first note with it’s fun rootsy beat, you know this is an album you are going to enjoy and listen to long after the review is written. This self-released album is full of confidence, with a dozen songs written by Mark....

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JOHNNY WINTER True To The Blues

JOHNNY WINTER True To The Blues

JOHNNY WINTER True To The Blues – The Johnny Winter Story Sony/Legacy Here we have a well-deserved career-spanning collection of high energy blues from one of the masters. Sony/Legacy just presented us with the marvellous Mike Bloomfield box set and here is another that simply MUST be added to our collections. The many live tracks...

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FIRST CLASS BLUES BAND Brand New!

FIRST CLASS BLUES BAND Brand New!

FIRST CLASS BLUES BAND Brand New! Acoustic Music The First Class Blues Band was a big name on the German blues scene in the 90s, a mixed group of German nationals and American ex-pats. The individual members eventually went their separate ways, though all were still closely involved with the blues – so it was no...

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ERJA LYYTINEN The Sky Is Crying

ERJA LYYTINEN The Sky Is Crying

ERJA LYYTINEN The Sky Is Crying Tuohi Records Tributes to American blues legends are risky especially when attempts are made to stick to the original versions of songs. Omar Dykes succeeded vocally with his heartfelt Howlin’ Wolf tribute, and Rory Block’s homage to Mississippi John Hurt was brilliant because she is an established authority on...

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DERRINGER Live In Cleveland

DERRINGER Live In Cleveland

DERRINGER – Live In Cleveland Floating World Records 2CD set It’s September 1978, and we’re in Cleveland’s premier rock venue, the smoky, boozy Agora Club. For those of you not au fait with the Derringer legend, you have to go back to the mid-1960s and a band called The McCoys, responsible for that perennial hit,...

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CHRISTINA SKJOLBERG Come And Get It

CHRISTINA SKJOLBERG Come And Get It

CHRISTINA SKJOLBERG – Come And Get It Ruf Records The cd case says it all, really, yet another young blonde Scandinavian dressed in leather, posing with a guitar. Christina Skjolberg hails from Norway, has a Jimi Hendrix tattoo on her shoulder, but by the end of the 40 minutes and 11 tracks, you might find yourself...

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ROADHOUSE Gods & Highways & Old Guitars

ROADHOUSE Gods & Highways & Old Guitars

Album Reviews: Roadhouse – Gods & Highways & Old Guitars That the sturdy blues/rock/Americana sound of London area band Roadhouse travels has been evidenced time and time again by the international airplay that the ensemble garners with each successive album release. Thus far this new set seems to be gathering traditional attention and then some....

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KATIE BRADLEY She’s Ready

KATIE BRADLEY She’s Ready

KATIE BRADLEY She’s Ready Katie Bradley’s Blues are served warm, smooth, and – often – languid. “She’s Ready” is the kind of CD to listen to in a reclining chair with your hands behind your head and a tall drink at your side. Katie’s voice, at times strong, at others mellow, does the original and...

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THE PROOF 100% The Proof

THE PROOF 100% The Proof

THE PROOF 100% The Proof Artist: THE PROOF Album: 100% THE PROOF Published by: Note-Music Welcome to the first online-only official Blues Matters album review. For many more reviews of the latest music, video and print, subscribe to the paper or electronic version of our magazine, Blues Matters here www.bluesmatters.com/subscriptions 100% THE PROOF is a...