Friday, April 23, 2010

The Mannish Boys: Shake For Me

The Mannish Boys proudly present Shake For Me, their fifth album release containing a rarefied collection of unearthed blues gems and classics with performances by a core trio of vocalists starring Bobby Jones, Finis Tasby and Johnny Dyer. Backed by a surprising and ever revolving unit of world class musicians this album also features an all-star cast that includes Kirk Fletcher, Frank Goldwasser, Kid Ramos, Nick Curran, Arthur Adams, Mike Zito, Rod Piazza, Mitch Kashmar, Lynwood Slim, Big Pete, Randy Chortkoff, Fred Kaplan, Andy Kaulkin, Rob Rio, Willie J. Campbell, Lou Castro and Jimi Bott. You won't find a larger gathering of blues royalty all in one place this year. The Mannish Boys' previous release Lowdown Feelin' was chosen #23 in Blues Revue's top 25 blues albums of the decade.
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Nick Moss: Privileged

Nick Moss: Privileged - After seven critically-acclaimed traditional blues releases (along with two Blues Blast Music Award wins and 16 Blues Music Award nominations under his band's collective belt), Nick Moss is taking a fresh approach and heading in an exciting new direction on Privileged. As Blogcritic Josh Hathaway writes in the liner notes, 'Privileged represents a change in direction but not inspiration. Before Nick met Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy Dawkins and Lurrie Bell, he met their musical offspring in the form of Led Zeppelin, The Allman Brothers, Free, Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top, Cream and other legends who drew their inspiration from Mississippi's Delta and the immortal treasures that sprang from his beloved nearby Chicago.' Moss has written some of the finest songs of his career, and by stretching beyond the traditional blues idiom, he has expanded his sound without losing his identity
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Rough Guide: Muddy Waters

Rough Guide: Muddy Waters: 2010 collection remastered & compiled by author of the "Rough Guide to the Blues" Nigel Williamson. CD1 features 21 tracks including: Burying Ground Blues, Mean Red Spider, Honey Bee, Rollin' Stone, Take A Walk with Me. CD2 titled "Contemporaries & Influences" features 13 tracks by Blues legends doing Waters' classic tunes like: Little Walter "My Babe", James Cotton "Cotton Crop Blues", Jr. Wells "Hoodoo Man Blues", Otis Rush "I Can't Quit You Baby", Earl Hooker "Sweet Angel", Buddy Guy "Sit & Cry the Blues". 34 tracks total
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Lady "A": Bluez in the Key of Me

Lady Lady "A": Bluez in the Key of Me - A Gumbo mix of Southern Blues with old school Funk. A mixture that is truly a Gumbo Mix
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William Clarke: Tip Of The Top

William Clarke: Tip Of The TopWilliam Clarke: Tip Of The Top - Great West Coast Blues Music
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KC Rain Dogs: Shake

KC Rain Dogs: Shake - Old time acoustic blues
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Monday, April 12, 2010

Guitar Shorty: Bare Knuckle

Legendary axeman Guitar Shorty is more popular now than at any time in his storied 50-year career. One of the best-known names in blues, his last album, 2007's We The People, won the Blues Music Award for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year. Bare Knuckle is another heavy dose of Guitar Shorty blues. An explosive guitarist and a dynamite blues showman, Guitar Shorty still performs over 100 dates per year at clubs and festivals across the U.S
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Jonny Lang: Live at the Ryman

Live at the Ryman from Jonny Lang is a compelling glimpse of a young guitarist at the height of his creative powers, but one who is still open to exploring the depth and range of his blues music and its relationship to R&B, soul, rock, gospel, funk and so many other emotionally riveting genres. This live album, recorded at the famed Nashville theatre, is not to be missed
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