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CD/DVD/Stuff Reviews

November 2009
Indian Reservation Blues, Henry's Funeral Shoe, Allen Toussaint, Cyril Neville, J.J. Cale, Levon Helm, Sonny Boy Williamson I

Sept 2009
Sister Mary & The Choirboys, Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir, Sean Taylor, Black Diamond Heavies, Chris Barber Presents The Blues Legacy, Left lane Cruiser

May 2009
Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Albert Cummings, Robin Rogers, Robin Rogers, Hans Theessink & Terry Evans, Doug MacLeod, Omar Kent Dykes, Charles 'Big Daddy' Stallings

February 2009
Jim Jones Review, Felice Brothers, Watermelon Slim, Alabam Gravy Soppers, Jake Lear, Keef Hartley, Skip James

June 2008
Honkey Finger, The Juke Joint Pimps, Reverend Beatman, Moreland & Arbuckle, Blind Boys of Alabama, Beverly ‘Guitar’ Watkins, Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Mannish Boys, Little G. Weevil

May 2008
The Experimental Tropic Blues Band, The Black Keys, Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs, KC McKanzie, Mama Rosin, 2007 Blues Music Awards DVD

April 2008
Son of Dave, Naughty Jack, Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers, John 'Juke' Logan, Tom Shaka, Paul Reddick, Marie Knight

March 2008
Ali Farke Touré, Tinariwen, Mitch Kashmar, The Great Debaters - Original Soundtrack, Hellounds, John - Alex Mason, Fiona Boyes & The Fortune Tellers, Watermelon Slim, Stuart Turner

Mavis Staples - We'll Never Turn Back
CD review by Mark Harrison

January 2008
White Stripes, James Hunter, Fathead, Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whitele, Fruteland Jackson

Hand Me My Travelling Shoes: In Search of Blind Willie McTell
by Michael Gray

Book review by Mark Harrison

Sept 2007:
Ian Seigal, James Blood Ulmer, Mighty Mo Rodgers, John Schooley & His One Man Band, Chris Whitley & Jeff Lang, Jay Gipson, D. Mulligan, James Blood Ulmer

July 2007:
Brownbird Rudy Relic, Grinderman, Hazmat Modine, John Hammond, William Clarke, Muleskinner Jones

June 2007:
Duke Garwood, Matt Schofield, Nathan Maxwell, The Freemonts feat. Mighty Joe Milsap, Underground Ballroom, Michael Powers, Willie King

Antones: Home of The Blues
"If the people 'aint dancing, you 'aint playing music"
- Clifford Antone

DVD review

Seasick Steve - Dog House Music
"Seasick Steve is a member of a very exclusive club."
CD - Jan 2007

Bishop Perry Tillis - Too Close
"You don’t get much more authentic than this!"
CD - Dec 2006

Tom Waits - Orphans
"I felt inclined to leave out Bone Machine from my Top Five Blues Records but it very nearly made it. "CD Review
CD - Dec 2006

Dogbreath - Taste it!
"It's been a trying week here at Blues in London Towers..."
CD - Dec 2006

Hucklebuck - Last Train to the Running Horse
"Filmed at Nottingham's basic but hearty Running Horse..."

Lynwood Slim - Last Call
"Jazz and blues are just different fleas on the same dog"

Creech Holler - With Signs Following
Some time ago I sent an e-mail to an accuaintance asking about blues artists and what not in the area...

Dave Arcari - Something Old, Something Borrowed...

Jimmy "Duck" Holmes - Back To Bentonia
There I was, thinking they didn't make that stuff no more, but the CD kept on spinning & my jaw kept on dropping...

Jimbo Mathus - Old School Hot Wings
Mathus' recipe for Old School Hot Wings is spot on: a mix of originals and traditional blues...

Hollywood Blue Flames - The Road To Rio
A deluxe package indeed from Delta Groove...

Hard Times - Big George Brock DVD
In a nutshell: A documentary film containing interviews and live footage...

The Search For Robert Johsnon CoverThe Search For Robert Johnson DVD
You all know the story in one form or another; poor soul sells his soul at the crossroads...

Big George Brock
The blurb with this CD acknowledges that there are plenty of excellent blues players these days...

Bullfrog Brown - Snakes & Devils
I'm not entirely sure where to start... I'll say this... This record is great, buy it...

Charlei Musselwhite blues harmonica legendCharlie Musselwhite - Delta Hardware
It's rare for a contemporary blues musician to ride success all the way through the 1980’s... more >>

Maxwell RussellMaxwell D. Russell - Alabama Moon
Ahh. The sweet sounds of country. Bless Maxwell D Russell...
more >>

The Black Keys Chulahoma a tribute to junior Kimborough contemporaty blues musicBo Ramsey - Stranger Blues Ramsey is, apparently, a leading proponant of the 'Iowa Sound' - "A unique blues/folk/rock hybrid"... more >>

The Black Keys Chulahoma a tribute to junior Kimborough contemporaty blues musicThe Black Keys - Chulahoma – The Songs Of Junior Kimbrough This is an EP with a difference! Straight from the heart of singer Dan Auberch... more >>

William Clarke - Live in Germany CD Blues harmonica playerWilliam Clarke - Live in Germany
I’ve always felt that a live album should make you wish you were at the gig... more >>

Bob Meyer contemporary blues musicBob Meyer - All This is That Local boy Bob Meyer makes a great introduction into our rank of fine CD's this month... more >>

Jimbo Mathus blues music mississippiJimbo Mathus - Knockdown South Damn, this is good... Seems like this feller Mathus is on to something... more >>


Afrissippi - Fulani Journey

Black Keys - Rubber Factory
Nov 2005
Big George Brock - Club Caravan
Nov 2005


Paul Garner - Love Vs. Blues
Jan 2006
Eric Gebhardt - Blues $1.49
Oct 2005
Buddy Guy - Bring 'Em In
Jan 2006

Honeyboy - DVD
Oct 2005
John Lee Hooker Jr. - Blues With A Vengeance
Nov 2005

The Immortal Lee County Killers - These Bones...
Jan 2006

Paul Lamb - I'm On A Roll
Nov 2005
John Long - Lost & Found
Feb 2006

The Mannish Boys - Live & In Demand
Jan 2006
Eddie Martin - Play The Blues With Feeling
Jan 2006

Michael Messer - Lucky Charms 2006
Mississippi Hippies - Mississippi Hippies June 200

John O'Leary Band - Sins
Nov 2005
Omar & The Howlers - Boogie Man
June 2005

Various - This is Punk Rock Blues June 2005

Terry Wisbey - A Bolt From the Blues
June 2005