Category: Book Review

Time Is Tight: My Life Note By Note ~ Booker T. Jones (Little, Brown 2019)

by Booker T. Jones Little, Brown 2019 Book Review by Greg Johnson Booker T. Jones made his mark in the music annals with his creative energy behind The MGs and working as the house band and songwriter at Stax throughout …

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Mississippi On The Blues Trail By Bob Gervais

Book Review by Greg Johnson “Mississippi, On The Blues Trail” is a new book of images taken by local photographer Bob Gervais, documenting the blues culture of the Mississippi Delta. With over 100 pages of stellar black & white photographs …

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Book Review – Weeds Like Us

Review by Greg Johnson They often say that you have to pay your dues if you want to sing the blues. Well, if that is the case then Janiva Magness has paid those dues tenfold over the course of her …

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Up Jumped The Devil – The Real Life of Robert Johnson, Bruce Conforth and Gayle Dean Wardlow

Review by Randy Murphy Bruce Conforth and Gayle Dean Wardlow, the authors of Up Jumped The Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson, are not shy about asserting their purpose for writing this biography. They admit that they’re “[hoping] to …

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Bitten By The Blues – The Alligator Records Story

The history of Chicago-based Alligator Records is not just the story of the most successful blues label of all time, it is also the story of modern blues itself. Alligator was the brainchild of Bruce Iglauer — the person whom …

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Who Is Blues Volume 1 – Doug MacLeod

The first volume of the Who Is Blues series presented by blues writer and biographer Vincent Abbate takes on the life of story-telling troubadour Doug MacLeod. Written in a compact fashion and easily read within a sitting or two, there …

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