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Glen Clark – You Tell Me | Album Review

Glen Clark – You Tell Me GlenCo Records/Blind Raccoon Promotions www.glenclarkmusic.com CD: 10 Songs, 35:00 Minutes   Styles:  Piano Blues, Ensemble Blues, Contemporary Electric Blues Rock “Sing us a song – you’re the piano man.” Eight words from Billy Joel, so simple yet so haunting, have etched themselves into our collective memory. From Pinetop Perkins …

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Laurie Jane & The 45s – Late Last Night – Elixir Of Sara Martin | Album Review

Laurie Jane & The 45s – Late Last Night – Elixir Of Sara Martin Down In The Alley Records – 2018 12 tracks; 42 minutes www.lauriejaneandthe45s.com Sara Martin was from Louisville, Kentucky, a blues singer who was extensively recorded in the 1920’s (including for the Okeh label) and wrote many of her own songs. Sadly, …

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John Clifton – In The Middle Of Nowhere | Album Review

John Clifton – In The Middle Of Nowhere Rip Cat Records RIC 1901 11 songs – 53 minutes www.johncliftonmusic.com Harp player/vocalist has been a fixture in the Central California music scene since the late ‘80s, and shows why with this collection of straight-ahead Chicago- and West Coast-style blues and R&B that’s both powerful and cliché-free. …

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Meg Williams – Take Me As I Am – The Muscle Shoals Sessions | Album Review

Meg Williams – Take Me As I Am – The Muscle Shoals Sessions NOLA Blues Records – 2019 12 tracks; 46 minutes www.megwilliamsmusic.com Nashville-based singer/songwriter Meg Williams made a good impression with her 2017 EP Maybe Someday and now follows that up with a full-length album recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Meg …

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Magic Slim & The Teardrops – I’m Gonna Play The Blues | Album Review

Magic Slim & The Teardrops – I’m Gonna Play The Blues Wolf Records – 2019 14 tracks; 79 minutes Wolf Records clearly thought that they had exhausted the supply of Magic Slim & The Teardrops material with their release of Pure Magic in 2014 but then the recordings of this live concert from 2010 in …

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