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Juraj Schweigert & The Groove Time – Spin-Off | Album Review

Juraj Schweigert & The Groove Time – Spin-Off www.jurajschweigert.com songs – 11 time – 51:31 Oh Divine creativity where hath thou been? In the hands of the Slovak harmonica player-singer Juraj Schweigert and his band…Duh! They blend elements of jazz, funk, reggae, bluegrass and who knows what else to deliver a enchanting musical journey. Juraj …

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Endrick and the Sandwiches – Green Room Rumble | Album Review

Endrick and the Sandwiches – Green Room Rumble https://endrickandthesandwiches.bandcamp.com/ Big in the Garden 10 songs, 37 minutes Live music is the life blood of the Blues. Distinct to the Blues the live commune between artist and audience, the physical and emotional dialogue of musical sound emanating from musicians cascading over the audience and being reflected …

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Various Artists – Alligator Records – 50 Years Of Genuine Houserockin’ Music

Various Artists – Alligator Records – 50 Years Of Genuine Houserockin’ Music Alligator Records 58 songs – 232 minutes It is difficult to overstate the importance of Alligator Records in the pantheon of the blues. Famously founded in 1971 purely to enable founder Bruce Iglauer to record his favourite artist, Hound Dog Taylor, Alligator has …

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Various Artists – Blues Alive in the Valley: Lockdown Sessions

Various Artists – Blues Alive in the Valley: Lockdown Sessions Hudson Valley Blues Society 23 songs – 101 minutes www.thehvbs.org Despite joining the ranks of the Blues Foundation a little more than a year ago, the Hudson Valley Blues Society — based an hour or so north of Manhattan –have been busy beavers during the …

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Eddie Kold Band – Chicago Alley Blues | Album Review

Eddie Kold Band – Chicago Alley Blues Bellaphon Records – 2020 www.eddiekold.com 12 Tracks; 53 minutes German guitarist and front man, Eddie Kold (whose real name is Jorg Fennekold) has traveled to Chicago frequently over the last thirty years and clearly has a love for Chicago blues. His regular band members include Benjamin Garcia on bass, …

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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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