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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 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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Pat O’Bryan and Friends – Boomer’s Last Stand | Album Review

Pat O’Bryan and Friends – Boomer’s Last Stand www.patobryan.com self released 10 songs, 40 minutes What does it mean to be a “success” in music? It is easy to see the range of popular musicians from superstars like Taylor Swift or Beyonce to more niche acts like Old Crow Medicine Show or Tedeschi Trucks Band …

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