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Memphis Soul In Performance At The White House

"In Performance at the White House", which aired last night on PBS, celebrated Memphis Soul in grand fashion. An hour long concert paying tribute to some of the greatest music ever committed to disc, it had it's ups and downs.

Hellfire from Joe Louis Walker Raises Hell and Brings Fire

It's easy to see why Walker is collecting worldwide accolades, awards, fame, and recognition. It's only January and his new release, Hellfire, is almost certain to rank among the best albums of the year!

The Ori Naftaly Band Is "Happy For Good"

If this is what blues is like in Israel, we want more! This is a solid album that is full of texture, soul, and righteous blues. Bring this album home today, throw on a good set of headphones, and get lost in it. You won't regret it.

The Fabulous Thunderbirds Are "On The Verge"

Kim Wilson's singing has never been better! His harp playing is inspired, but brilliantly restrained, making it all the more poignant. Again, the band does a spectacular job, and the playing is impressive throughout. This is an excellent album, and definitely worth the long wait.

J.J. Cale Will Be Missed

An originator of the so-called Tulsa Sound, Cale's career spanned over 50 years, beginning in 1958. A multi-instrumentalist and song writer, Cale also worked as an engineer. He was renowned for his songwriting, writing a number of hit songs

Aykroyd To Recruit New Talent On Blues Brothers Records Label

Dan Aykroyd has just announced the establishment of Blues Brothers Records with Judy Belushi-Pisano, the widow of John Belushi.

Annika Chambers Is Making Her Mark

I guarantee every show. You're gonna have a good time. Thank you for supporting me, and come on out and shake it for me!
Stax Records

Blues Law: Atlantic Records vs. Stax Records

Stax Records signed a simple distribution agreement with independent giant Atlantic Records that, unknown to almost anyone at the time, would almost singlehandedly completely destroy the company...

Roomful Of Blues' "45 Live" Is Elegant

This entire album is a great listen; because the recording and mix is so well executed, the presentation of the performances is elegant, rich, clear, and has a lot of depth! Everyone is at the top of their game here.
Dana Fuchs at JazzBones in Tacoma, Washington (Photo: Carolyn Frye)

Dana Fuchs, the Force of Nature

American female Blues singer with a raw sexuality, ideally with unruly hair and, oh yes, a voice that erupts like the entire field of the Daytona 500 blowing past and nobody’s having engine trouble.
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