Category: CD Review

The Prime Movers Blues Band

  The Prime Movers Blues Band Modern Harmonic Review by Greg Johnson Much like their contemporaries The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Ann Arbor Michigan’s The Prime Movers Blues Band took a grasp on the classic sounds of Chicago and placed …

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Ghalia

Mississippi Blend Ruf Records Review by Greg Johnson Belgium-based vocalist Ghalia has long been infatuated with the blues. Mississippi Blend is her sophomore release on the European blues label Ruf, and she has returned to the American homeland of the …

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Charlie Parr

  Charlie Parr Red House Records Review by Greg Johnson Minnesota-based fingerpicking guitarist returns with his thirteenth recording following a skateboarding accident that injured his shoulder so severely it required several pins and a metal plate to repair. Parr then …

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Various Artists – Cadillac Baby’s Bea & Baby Records

The Definitive Collection Earwig Review by Greg Johnson When calling out the great blues labels of Chicago from the late 1950s into the ‘60s, you’re naturally going to name Chess, Cobra, Delmark and Vee Jay. But Bea & Baby Records, …

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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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