Articles tagged blues

John Lee Hooker: Whiskey & Wimmen - John Lee Hooker’s Finest

Adding to an already voluminous catalog of John Lee Hooker compilations, Whiskey & Wimmen offers up still more of the same without anything new to say.

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Luther Dickinson - “Moanin’ at Midnight” (audio) (premiere)

North Mississippi Allstars' Luther Dickinson co-produced a tribute to Sun Records and here is his take on the Howlin' Wolf classic, "Moanin' at Midnight.

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Contrary to Popular Belief, the Blues Were Not Born on the Mississippi Delta

Historians Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff debunk myths about the origins of blues music, locating them not in the Mississippi Delta but in southern black vaudeville.

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‘American Epic’ on PBS Explores Radio’s Effect on the Record Business in Mid-1920s

“Radio did ruin the record business at that time [mid-1920s], because people could now get music for free,” says producer T Bone Burnett.

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Jake La Botz - “Hobo on a Passenger Train” (audio) (premiere)

Jake La Botz offers up his latest single from one of the year's best Americana albums, Sunnyside.

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Gary Clark Jr.: Live/North America 2016

Gary Clark Jr. continually sharpens the core of what he does without losing the musical curiosity that makes him an engaging artist.

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Person You’d Be Proud of: An Interview With Cataldo

Time to put away the Ben Gibbard comparisons, even as Gibbard himself ended up DJ'ing the record release party for Cataldo's fifth indie-pop opus.

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Tamikrest: Kidal

Desert struggles make for purposeful rock and roll on Tamikrest's latest album of Saharan desert blues.

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The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band: Front Porch Sessions

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band's new LP features songs that are rough and rootsy with no concessions to modern technology.

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Samantha Fish: Chills & Fever

Chills & Fever finds Samantha Fish injecting a dose of Detroit-bred garage rock into her paradigm of Memphis soul, Delta blues, and Motown R&B.

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Ruthie Foster: Joy Comes Back

Like all of Foster’s albums, this one contains a diverse selection of bluesy material with a folk-rock edge and a gospel bottom.

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Steve Hackett on His New World Music-Influenced Album and Leaving Genesis 40 Years Ago

The progressive rock guitar legend offers a message of unity on his latest The Night Siren.

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Hot Tuna Sizzles Back at Hallowed Ground in San Francisco

The melodic syncopation ideas are a big part of what made Jefferson Airplane stand out from the pack in the ‘60s and have continued to power Hot Tuna through the decades.

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David Duchovny Hits the Road to Seek the Musical Truth That’s Out There

The concept of witnessing the man who plays Mulder live on stage in a rock band seems like it’s what’s providing the buzz here for one of the more unique pop culture moments of recent years.

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Ruthie Foster - “War Pigs” (video) (premiere)

Blues/folk/soul singer Ruthie Foster releases a stunning blues cover of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs", previewing her new album coming 24 March.

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Mark Porkchop Holder: Let It Slide

Gritty bluesman Mark Porkchop Holder impresses on Let It Slide.

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Scott H. Biram: The Bad Testament

Scott H. Biram is a filthy-ass peacock in full bloom on this record, kicking arse and not even bothering to take names.

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Hayes McMullan: Everyday Seem Like Murder Here

A window into an earlier time. Plain and simple: any serious fan of the Delta blues will want this record.

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‘The Art of the Blues’ Captures the Music’s Visuals to Sublime Standards

Author Bill Dahl and art consultant Chris James' work celebrates the visual swagger of the blues simply for the sheer joy of those visuals.

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John Mayall: Talk About That

British blues father returns with further evidence that he is a truly singular figure in the musical world.

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