Category: CD Review

Mike Zito and Friends ~ Rock ‘N’ Roll: A Tribute To Chuck Berry (Ruf Records)

Rock ‘N’ Roll: A Tribute To Chuck Berry Ruf Records By Greg Johnson Mike Zito brings together multiple friends to pay tribute to one of the crafters of modern music, Chuck Berry. Berry took his music from St Louis to …

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Mark Hummel

Wayback Machine Electro-Fi Records By Greg Johnson Harmonica ace Mark Hummel jumps into his “Wayback Machine” to take us on a trip back to the sounds of Bluebird Records, the noted blues label who produced some of the most acclaimed …

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Franck Goldwasser

Tyranny Is Rising Slim Byrd Records By Greg Johnson Franck L. Goldwasser sent me a copy of his latest EP, Tyranny Is Rising. This 3 track disc features the same song done in three different styles, swamp, traditional and lowdown. …

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Brody Buster’s One Man Band

Damn! I Spilled The Blues Booga Music / VizzTone By Greg Johnson The first time I saw Brody Buster perform he was playing in a jam during the WC Handy Award weekend in Memphis. He was still just a teenager …

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Rae Gordon Band – Wrong Kind Of Love – Self Released

Wrong Kind Of Love Self Released By Greg Johnson After the release of her last album, the incredible Better Than I Was, it was hard to think that the Rae Gordon Band could surpass the authenticity of heart-felt delivery in …

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Lucky Peterson

50: Just Getting Started! Jazz Village By Greg Johnson The term prodigy may be thrown out regarding many artists, but when it comes to Lucky Peterson it is clearly a fitting title. The son of bluesman James Peterson, Lucky scored …

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Bob Corritore and Friends

Do the Hip-Shake Baby! Vizztone By Randy Murphy Bob Corritore is a harmonica demon, and on his new release, “Do the Hip-Shake Baby!” he’s positively possessed. But his harmonica action is not the only attraction on this follow up to …

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Mitch Woods – A Tip Of The Hat To Fats (Blind Pig)

A Tip Of The Hat To Fats Blind Pig By Greg Johnson Every Mitch Woods performance is a date filled with excitement and energy. This live recording comes from the 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and is the …

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Christone Ingram

“Kingfish” Alligator Records      By Randy Murphy Is it fair to burden a mere lad of twenty with the suggestion that he already belongs on the short list of great blues guitarists? Probably, but whether it is or isn’t, …

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Johnny Burgin

Live Delmark Records By Greg Johnson Johnny Burgin was well-established as a premier guitarist on the Chicago blues scene before he decided to relocate to the West Coast, first to the Bay Area and now in Portland. He built his …

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