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Category Archive for 'Blues'

True by Too Human

Emotionally charged, bluesy vocals in a contemporary folk style with strong shades of jazz and blues. Check Our Catalog

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Check Our Catalog “Having won enough awards to keep his mantelpiece groaning for years for his 2007 collaboration with Alison Krauss, Robert Plant resists the temptation to repeat the Americana formula and give us Raising More Sand. Instead he invokes the name of Band of Joy, the psychedelic blues group he originally fronted before the […]

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The Black Keys: Brothers

Check Our Catalog “Brothers bursts with gritty garage soul, resonating with retro grooves like “Tighten Up,” creeping with Screamin’ Jay Hawkins eeriness on the reverb-driven blues ballad “Ten Cent Pistol” and oozing old school from start to finish.” –Billboard

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Jack Rose: Luck in the Valley

Check Our Catalog “Americana with a thrillingly cosmopolitan flair, Jack Rose’s acoustic-guitar pickings encompass all manner of sounds not generally associated with that instrument: the elegant drone of ragas or jazz’s syncopated swing. This collection of 10 instrumentals…captures the late Rose’s limber, relaxed guitar style, and the charm of his low-key songs. Jack Rose suffered […]

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Check Our Catalog “Not interested in playing merely roadhouse blues, Earl has, since the 1990s, built a steady stream of diverse, ambitious recordings marked by consistency and growth. This one is no exception. Spread the Love is easily among Earl’s most satisfying and groundbreaking recordings.” –All Music Guide

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Eric Clapton: Clapton

Check Our Catalog “EC is no stranger to covers and the sound of the album is familiar, but there’s no record quite like Clapton in his catalog. The closest may be Unplugged, which also ambles along with an unhurried shuffle, but this boasts a greater musical range, mixing up Fats Waller and Robert Wilkins with […]

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Troy Andrews: Backatown

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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Guy Davis: Sweetheart Like You

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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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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.

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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

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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 […]

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Irma Thomas: Simply Grand

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 […]

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Buddy Guy: Skin Deep

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 […]

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B.B. King: One Kind Favor

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, […]

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Los Lonely Boys: Forgiven

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.

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