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Rochelle & the Sidewinders – Something Good | Album Review

Rochelle & the Sidewinders – Something Good Self-produced CD 19 songs – 74 minutes www.rochelleandthesidewinders.com Fronted by honey-voiced alto Rochelle Creone, Rochelle & the Sidewinders have been Texas’ big little secret for the past six years, building a huge regional following at festivals and clubs across the Lone Star State. But they should burst beyond …

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Little Richard – Five releases on Omnivore Recordings | Album Reviews

Little Richard – Five releases on Omnivore Recordings www.omnivorerecordings.com The Rill Thing 13 Tracks – 47 minutes King Of Rock And Roll 17 Tracks – 64 minutes The Second Coming 13 Tracks – 55 minutes Southern Child 14 Tracks – 52 minutes Lifetime Friend 12 Tracks – 50 Minutes In 1970, Reprise Records made some …

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Bad Temper Joe – One Can Wreck It All | Album Review

Bad Temper Joe – One Can Wreck It All Timezone www.badtemperjoe.com CD: 12 Songs, 49 Minutes Styles: Acoustic Blues, Roots, Ensemble Blues, All Original Songs Once in a pink super moon (which recently happened), an acoustic album from a foreign blues artist rises and shines super-bright. Not because of slick production values or household-name recognition …

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Shawn Pittman – Stompin’ Solo | Album Review

Shawn Pittman – Stompin’ Solo Must Have Music https://shawnpittman.com 15 songs time – 42:21 I’ve known the name Shawn Pittman but over the years never knowingly heard his mainly electric blues-rock, guitar playing, singer-song-writer music. Partly due to being confined by the pandemic and partly to strengthen his skills as a solo artist, he put …

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The Black Keys: Delta Kream review – stripped back simmering sounds

(Nonesuch Records)Returning to the simpler joys of their early records, the Ohio duo’s 10th album covers songs by the north Mississippi artists that continue to inspire them Over a 20-year trajectory from playing in bars with no audience to filling arenas, the Black Keys have never lost the blues. The Ohio duo of singer-guitarist Dan …

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St Vincent: Daddy’s Home review – master of reinvention warps the sounds of the 70s

(Loma Vista Recordings)Playing with identity and touching on family matters, Annie Clark’s sixth album with wilfully twisted musical backing is hugely impressive The backstory of Annie Clark’s sixth album as St Vincent already feels well-worn. We live in an age of prurient interest in – and boundless opinion-giving about – celebrities’ personal lives: announcing that …

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The Bush League – Here We Are…again | Album Review

The Bush League – Here We Are…again http://thebushleague.com self-released 13 songs, 53 minutes Electric musicians putting together acoustic concept albums has a long tradition, even before the birth of “Unplugged” in the 90’s. Muddy Waters set the Blues standard in 1964 with his essential Folk Singer. Richmond Virginia’s The Bush League’s 3rd full length album …

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Dodie: Build a Problem review – a sweet, candid debut

(The Orchard)Dodie Clark proves that she’s more than just a YouTube sensation on this promisingly ambitious first album Ten years ago, an Essex teenager called Dodie Clark started uploading cover songs and original tracks to her YouTube channel, often replete with ukulele. Though she remained unsigned, in the years that followed, EP releases saw the …

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