Articles tagged blues

David Bromberg Band: The Blues, the Whole Blues and Nothing But the Blues

On his 18th album, David Bromberg teaches a master-class not only in the history of blues-inflected Americana but also in how to keep that music alive and relevant.

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13 Oct 2016 // 11:36 AM

Joan Armatrading - “The Weakness in Me” (audio) (premiere)

British singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading returns with a new live release, as well as music for a Shakespeare production in London.

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Luke Winslow-King - “No More Crying Today” (video) (premiere)

New Orleans-based singer-songwriter Luke Winslow-King returns with a new album of heart-felt Americana songs.

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Bobby Rush: Porcupine Meat

A throwback for the ages, long live Bobby Rush and his funked up soul blues.

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Madeleine Peyroux: Secular Hymns

The acoustics of the place of worship allow the sparse instrumentation and vocals to sound pious, even when the lyrics promote the heavy consumption of alcohol and non-marital sexual relations.

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Lost (and Found) in Space: United Sounds of Joy Transmit From Another Universe

If beauty and horror were two parallaxes in the vast expanse of the galaxy, somewhere between those points you might hear these songs.

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Doyle Bramhall II: Rich Man

Bramhall does plenty of good things, but ultimately Rich Man lands as a solid but slightly frustrating release.

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Jimmy “Duck” Holmes: It Is What It Is

In blues, the music speaks for itself -- and this is good blues music.

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23 Aug 2016 // 9:32 AM

Eric Krasno - “Jezebel” (premiere)

On his latest single, "Jezebel", Soulive and Lettuce co-founder Eric Krasno lays out a mellow soul/blues vibe with some slinky, masterful guitar playing and a tale of love gone wrong.

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‘Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ All-Time Greatest Hits’ Is a Fun, But at Times Frustrating Read

Binelli has his finger on the pulse of pop culture in this era, but Jay himself, as presented here, lacks a pulse.

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Josh White: Josh at Midnight

One of music's most influential black voices shines just as well as it did 60 years prior.

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James Williamson and Petra Haden - “Blues Jumped the Rabbit” (audio) (premiere)

It’s a gloomy, slow song, but it’s one full of instrumental light, borne aloft by crystalline piano and echoing guitar.

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26 Jul 2016 // 3:00 AM

Is There More Hoodoo Than Blues to C.W. Stoneking?

An interview with Australia's Americana chameleon C.W. Stoneking as he embarks on a North American tour.

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22 Jul 2016 // 9:09 AM

Tony Joe White: Rain Crow

Tony Joe White is to swamp rock what the Beatles were to the British Invasion and the Sex Pistols were to punk.

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Various Artists: Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection

Alligator has always introduced listeners to incredible music, and this collection gives us more than 30 reminders of all the greats that have called the label home since 1971.

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Madeleine Peyroux - “Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)” (audio) (premiere)

No matter what disparate elements are thrown into the pot, the output is certainly, if counterintuitively, “funky".

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Ruby Friedman Orchestra: Gem

With Gem, Ruby Friedman's powerful voice has finally gotten a full-length release of its own.

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‘Janis: Little Girl Blue’ Avoids the Usual Rock Doc Clichés

Janis Joplin's life and career get the American Masters treatment in a doc that provides useful reminders about her titanic spirit and talent.

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31 May 2016 // 8:14 AM

Eric Clapton: I Still Do

For a potential end, Clapton brings it back to the start.

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Professor Longhair: Live In Chicago (take 2)

Archival live performance captured at the 1976 Chicago Folk Festival offers a fine reminder of the genius of Professor Longhair.

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Indie Horror Month 2016: Executing 'The Deed'

// Moving Pixels

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