Excellent blues from Fantastic Negrito on the album. Amazing guitarist and vocalist. Politically charged. RIYL: Gary Clark Jr., Leon Bridges, The Record Company, Robert Cray PLAY: *1, *2, 3, 4, *8 [* = three best] FCC: 5, 11 [which is a shame because both are good songs] Advertisements
As the title suggests, this solo piano work (almost an hour in length) explores slowly, repetitive harmony with changes in rhythm. The liner notes indicate it can be analyzed as a mix of minimalism and twelve tone language. Sample.
“Playing Rough” is singer/songwriter/guitarist, Mark Cameron’s fourth blues album. His powerful vocals and strings are backed by Bill Keyes on harmonica, Scott Lundberg on bass, Dan Schroeder on drums and Sheri Cameron on flute. The addition of flute throughout the album gives it a unique sound reminiscent blues and rock of the 60s, particularly in […]
If you’ve been out there searching for a new modern Jazz, R&B and Soul record that maintains a vintage quality feel, then look no further. Without a doubt, Dee Dee Bridgewater is a jazz vocal powerhouse, and her latest record, Memphis… Yes, I’m Ready, honors the legacies of many of our favorite jazz, blues and […]
Big band sound with horns, organ, electric guitar, mostly tunes by Bolden and his band, different styles. Play!
All originals, smokey vocals and excellent slide guitar! Play!
Harpist and frontman Neil Barnes and Hyde and Seek do a nice mix of covers and originals, a mix of blues styles, too.
Mostly originals, one cover, nice harp, slide and electric guitar. Play!
Mix of covers and originals, rocking to slow, some soul. Play!
2011 release of this great finger pickin’ story teller, wit, intelligence and sincerity. Play!
“The Last Shade Of Blue Before Black” is the 16th release in the Blues Brother’s catalog. Although many years have passed since their Saturday Night Live debut 39 years ago, and a few founding members (most famously John Belushi) are dead, some core members are still very much alive and deliver a smokey, power house […]
2006 release of originals, covers all in strong vocals and nice mix of instrumental styles. Play!
Released in 2011, originals from a strong vocalist and good mix of musical styles. Play!
Excellent female vocals–Lemon’s songs very good–mix of blues and Americana.
San Francisco based duo performing mostly their own compositions of R & B, American with electric guitar and blues. Play!
Strong vocals, excellent band and nice mix of traditionals and covers of classics.
Some good covers and mostly originals. Nice guitar! Play!
Blues harmonica, fun lyrics, roots rock and blues. Play!
A mix of electric and acoustic slide guitar, some horns for a bit of soul. Play!
Excellent soul from a man performing for 7 decades! Play!
A mix of hard blues with acoustic, some tunes more pop than blues.
Soul, gospel, blues –crossover. Play most!
Mix of folk, Asian or Indian elements, harmonica and string quartet. Fun! Play!
Excellent finger picking of slide acoustic guitar, blues, gospel, roots. Play!