Category: CD Review

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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Janiva Magness – Change In The Weather – Janiva Magness Sings John Fogerty (Blue Elan Records)

Change In The Weather – Janiva Magness Sings John Fogerty Blue Elan Records By Greg Johnson It is not too unusual to see musicians honoring those they appreciate or respect with recordings of music that crosses genres. It doesn’t always …

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Various Artists – Battle of the Blues Chicago vs Oakland

Various Artists – Battle of the Blues Chicago vs Oakland Delta Roots Records By Greg Johnson During the twentieth century, African Americans undertook a Great Migration from the Southern states to other areas of the nation to search for more …

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Melody Guy – Dry The Rivers – MFG Records

By Jamey Winchester “What kind of music do you play?” Native Oregon Singer and Songwriter Melody Guy fields that question often, and her new album, Dry the Rivers, answers that question nicely: “American music.” Very seldom do I experience a …

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Kathryn Grimm

Blues Tools Self Released By Greg Johnson Kathryn Grimm has put together a smart collection of twelve songs that exhibit directly her talents as a songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist. Everything comes across sensationally. Whether singing light-hearted about how “You Make …

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