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Cyril Neville – Endangered Species: The Essential Recordings | Album Review

Cyril Neville – Endangered Species: The Essential Recordings https://www.facebook.com/CyrilNeville/ World Order Entertainment 11 songs – 53 minutes Cyril Neville needs no introduction to most blues fans. The youngest brother in New Orleans’ first family of music, a wonderful singer and percussionist with the Meters, the Neville Brothers, Royal Southern Brotherhood and a host of other …

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Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar – Run To Me | Album Review

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar – Run To Me Gypsy Soul Records – 2018 10 tracks; 35 minutes www.samanthamartinmusic.com Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar come from Toronto and represented their local blues society at the 2018 IBCs where they reached the semi-finals and got plenty of attention with their large band and soul-drenched material. Samantha …

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Rory Block – A Woman’s Soul – A Tribute To Bessie Smith | Album Review

Rory Block – A Woman’s Soul – A Tribute To Bessie Smith Stony Plain Records – 2018 10 tracks; 45 minutes www.roryblock.com After completing her Mentor Series of six CDs dedicated to six great founding fathers of the blues* Rory has now turned her attention to female artists and where better to start than with …

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Big Harp George – Uptown Cool | Album Review

Big Harp George – Uptown Cool www.bigharpgeorge.com Blues Mountain Records 12 songs – 57 minutes Singer, songwriter and harmonica player Big Harp George’s debut album, Chromaticism, was nominated as Best New Artist Debut Album in the 2015 Blues Blast Music Awards. His new album, Uptown Cool, continues the path blazed by Chromaticism and his sophomore …

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