Party Blues & Oldies
Tail Dragger "Live At Rooster's Lounge"
The personable but controversial blues singer Tail Dragger has new album out — his second live album in a row, "Live At Rooster's Lounge." Tail Dragger is strongly influenced by Howlin' Wolf, and sings as convincingly as some of the greats of the...
Eric Bibb "Booker's Guitar"
Folk bluesman Eric Bibb was inspired after coming into possession of a guitar owned by blues great Bukka White to write a song about it and develop an album around it. Bibb is a consummate singing storyteller.
Super Chikan "Chikadelic"
Super Chikan (James Johnson) is one of the most entertaining blues artists around. He offers humor, social commentary, and high energy on his latest album "Chikadelic" recorded in Norway, where he has performed annually for seven years.
Johnnie Bassett - The Gentleman Is Back
Detroit bluesman Johnnie Bassett's latest album "The Gentleman Is Back" is a high-class blues album with a lot of smarts and soul.
Johnny Jones - A Remembrance
Nashville bluesman Johnny Jones has died at age seventy-three. Jones was a mentor to Jimi Hendrix and a major figure on Nashville's often overlooked blues scene.
Zora Young "The French Connection"
Blues singer Zora Young's new album "The French Connection" was recorded in France, a country she has toured more than twenty times. It features Young accompanied by French musicians, and a number of surprise selections.
Samuel James "For Rosa, Maeve, And Noreen"
Samuel James is a thoroughly contemporary traditional blues artist. At first he may sound like a folk-blues revivalist, but his sensibility is fully 21st century. His songs require some degree of attention for full appreciation, but they are well...
Marie Knight 1925-2009
A remembrance of singer Marie Knight, who worked for years with the great Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and relaunched her own career at age 82 with her 2007 album "Let Us Get Together" a tribute album to Reverend Gary Davis.
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