Check Our Catalog “Shorty calls his music “supafunkrock,” and it’s an accurate term for the aural gumbo on this fingerpopping, butt-shakin’ mix set. It crackles and burns with an unburdened, unfettered, passionate live feel. Backatown is everything popular American music should be; yet it’s also what sets Andrews and Orleans Avenue, and New Orleans music [...]
Category Archive for 'Blues'
Check Our Catalog “On Tribal he digs hard into the New Orleans rhythm and blues on which he cut his teeth. His sinewy band, the Lower 911, manages to riff on a classic sound without ever going retro.”–The New York Times
Check Our Catalog “A solid collection of Nina Simone’s recordings for RCA, covering the years 1966-1974.This is representative of a period in which Simone was riding the charts, and making an impact on audiences all over the world not only for her jazz and blues material — which included many originals as well as covers [...]
Check Our Catalog “This is hardcore, raw, unvarnished music that aims straight for the pelvis. Throw James Brown, Sam & Dave, and Wilson Pickett into a deep fryer and you’re close to Lewis’ knockout vocal attack. Fun, frisky, lascivious, and impossible to stay seated to, Black Joe Lewis has successfully tapped into a hip-shaking old-school [...]
Check Our Catalog “Guy Davis continues to explore the almost forgotten territory of acoustic African-American folk music, field hollers, shouts, rags, and gospel songs in a style that predates the blues and has much in common with the white Appalachian music that existed until the record companies separated it into race and hillbilly music.”–All Music [...]
Check Our Catalog “Buckwheat Zydeco has always been fun, a zydeco dance band guaranteed to get your feet moving, and Dural’s live shows are sweaty, funky dance-a-thons, but with Lay Your Burden Down, he has given us something else again, an album that works both at the dance party and still rings clear the next [...]
Check Our Catalog “Taylor’s tunes build and build like good dramas; he tells stories through song, and the music does the talking as much as the lyrics do.”–Boston Globe
Check Our Catalog “Johns makes his post-Idol debut with Hold Back My Heart, a surprisingly strong album that finds him doing what he does best: soul, Southern rock, and contemporary blues.
Check Our Catalog “Cape Blues is a top-notch release that should please any blues fan. Ms. Wallace’s voice is on a par with most blues singers and the back-up performances are excellent. The album is casual but has a smoldering intensity.”–New Bedford Standard-Times
Check Our Catalog “It only takes pianist Bruce Ward’s first few notes of the opening track of Jumpin’ Juba’s debut CD Bumpity Bump to know you’re in for a good time. “Funny Farm” pretty much guarantees that anytime you put the disc in your CD player or you catch the group featuring frontman and guitarist [...]
Check Our Catalog “True to its punny title, Simply Grand features Thomas in the company of 13 piano players laying down accompaniment on the acoustic grand. The tunes are old and new, borrowed and blue, but Thomas makes them all her own. The most powerful tracks here showcase Thomas and a solo pianist, bringing the [...]
Check Our Catalog “Touted as his first album of original material, Skin Deep does work as an effective showcase for Buddy’s most original voice: his wild, gnarly guitar. The production may be crisp and clean but Buddy refuses to play polite, messing up the pristine surfaces with big, nasty, ugly smears of guitar…Elsewhere, the music [...]
Check Our Catalog “It’s been so long since B.B. King stepped outside of his comfort zone that One Kind Favor comes as a bit of a shock. Unlike so many albums he’s cut in the wake of the crossover success of The Thrill Is Gone way back in 1970, the sound is stripped-back, not splashy, [...]
The third album from Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum artist Los Lonely Boys, a rock band from San Angelo, Texas. They play a style of music which they dub as Texican Rock n’ Roll, combining elements of Rock’N’Roll, Blues, Soul, Country, and Tejano.
Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Ani Difranco and Terence Blanchard join Dr. John and the Lower 911 in this musical paean to Dr. John’s beloved New Orleans. This powerful new recording features stirring and thought-provoking songs about the post-Katrina crises in the ravaged jewel of the American South, including “City That Care Forgot,” “Time for a [...]
“Two Men with the Blues is no more a jazz album than a blues album. It’s neither jazz returning home, nor blues wandering out. What Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis have created is a compilation of jump-blues standards with arrangements that compliment both genres. Both Nelson and Marsalis are notorious for collaborating with other artists. [...]