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Blues Legend Lurrie Bell ‘Can’t Shake This Feeling’

The Chicago blues are alive and well, and Lurrie Bell is the pulse.

Mississippi Heat’s ‘Cab Driving Man’ Sizzles

There are no wooden nickels here. This is the genuine article. This band is so tight, they could bind up a charging lion with the web of a spider.

Fans Go ‘Wild’ Over Joanne Shaw Taylor’s Latest Release!

This fine album is sure to be a hit with JST fans, and everyone else should pick up a copy too!

Carlos Elliot Jr.’s ‘Del Otún & El Mississippi’ Is Serious Juke Joint Music

Enjoy hanging in the few juke joints that are left? Listeners should pick this up, and they'll be at the juke joint every time they put this on!

Big Easy Blues – Five Must See Venues in New Orleans

Part of the adventure is finding your own golden musical nuggets in this great city.

Five Essential Delta Blues Albums You Must Own

Now, in the 21st century, these early players are recognized as founding fathers of the blues genre. These musicians are the pillars upon which the houses of folk, rock, and blues have been built.

TBT – Muddy Waters’ ‘The Complete Plantation Recordings’ is the Holy Grail

Interspersed along with the music are interview tracks. One gem from these is when Lomax asks Waters "Is [Son] House a better player than [Robert] Johnson is, ya think?" Waters answers, "I think they’re both about equal."

‘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.

TBT – ‘John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – Live in 1967’ Volumes 1 and 2

Taken together, these two albums are a remarkable representation of this incredible lineup of legendary musicians. They show just how advanced they were even before they went on to other groups including the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac.
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