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‘Blues’n Around’ by Donald Ray Johnson and Gas Blues Band Is Great Blues

Blues’n Around is a welcome addition to any music library! Listeners will agree after spending time with it themselves.

‘Slip Into A Dream’ with Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames

This album provides varying snapshots of Chicago blues, leaving a listener hard pressed to decide on a single favorite! If Chicago blues is your scene, then 'Slip Into A Dream' is just the ticket.

Bobby Rush Serves Up a Heaping Helping of ‘Porcupine Meat’

This is one that every blues, funk, r&b, or soul lover will cherish.

Anni Piper Sizzles on 'More Guitars Than Friends'

Audition 'More Guitars Than Friends' soon, through a great set of headphones. This is an album that really cries out for that.

The Rolling Stones’ ‘Blue & Lonesome’ Takes Us Back to the Beginning

Yet, here are the Rolling Stones, telling us "School is in session, and here is how it's done." Not with malice. Not with a sense of being smug, or full of themselves. No: It is done with a sense of knowing.

"The Beautiful Bones" Is Kelley Hunt's Gospel Inspired Soul

If you enjoy a little gospel with your blues and soul, The Beautiful Bones is for you. This album will definitely lift your spirits and make you smile, on the inside.

Hunter and the Dirty Jacks “Single Barrel” is Roots and Blues at it’s Best

Single Barrel by Hunter and the Dirty Jacks sounds like it belongs on Sunset Boulevard under the sun...
James Cotton - Giant

After 66 years, JAMES COTTON'S still got it!

I've often heard the word timeless tossed around while describing the music of blues artists. I can't really think of a more fitting word to use that would sum up James Cotton's latest release on Alligator Records "Giant".

"This Time Another Year" Is A Brandon Santini Showcase

This Time Another Year is a Brandon Santini showcase, simmering in places, and smoking in others. The album is mixed very well, and lets the music speak in a spirited voice.

"Blues Enough" From The Hitman Blues Band Is A Good Time

Blues Enough, from the Hitman Blues Band is a really good time! Out on Nerus Records and clocking in at just under 49 minutes, this album is energetic and spunky.
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