Considering his nickname and near-anonymity at the time, it is surprising to realize that Wild Child Butler was already 55 when he made this CD. Although he had recorded very few released sessions before this album, Butler had been active most of the time since settling in Ontario, Canada…..
JSP's Shake That Thing: East Coast Blues compiles four CD's of performances by country blues pickers Gabriel Brown, Dan Pickett, and Ralph Willis. It's hard to go wrong with these 105 obscure recordings cut between 1935 and 1953. The tracks have been remastered, making the majority of this material sound great. Unlike other packages of this type, the liner notes are informative; listing personnel, dates, and concise history without going on ad nauseam. As an extra bonus this is a budget-priced set making it highly recommended, for both the collector and the blues novice
The Title Artist Was One OF The Founders Of Both Mott The Hoople and Bad Company. In His Second Solo CD He Is Surrounded By Four Top Musicians From The UK. Adam Barron vocals, Jim Maving Guitar, Vocals , Dicky Baldwin Bass, and Damon Sawyer Drums
The music has the unforced feel of (Chicago's) blues of the late 30s and 40s without once sounding anachronistic. The five musicians (playing as a quintet) share the vocal duties, providing striking contrasts…All the material is original in the true sense, not just old blues with reshuffled lyrics and new titles, and the quintet interprets it with real conviction. Horton is featured on seven of the seventeen numbers. ~ Manchester, England Evening News
Recorded on October 23 and November 6, 1968 Black Magic was released only days before Magic Sam's untimely passing on December 1, 1969. He was only 32! The album went on to win a W.C. Handy Award in the classic blues album category. This Digipak Deluxe Edition contains more than an hour of west side Chicago blues at its finest, re-mastered from the original analog tapes. The 16-page booklet contains never before seen photos at the recording session, additional color photos from the Ann Arbor Music Festival, the original liner note from the LP and a new note by producer Bob Koester.
Brad Wilson is widely recognized as one of the best new bluesrock guitarists of our time! Power Blues Guitar LIVE is the follow up CD to the critically acclaimed 2015 studio release Blues Thunder by California guitar slinger Brad Wilson. Power Blues Guitar LIVE is a raw, unpolished live track CD featuring nine famous blues songs paying homage to some of the old blues greats like Willie Dixon, Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. Brad takes each song and with loving care transforms them into his own with smokin' hot guitar licks and a superb rhythm section making this CD a complete tribute to the masters of the blues…
Since the early '90s Belfast guitar whiz Gary Moore has returned again and again to the blues, leaving his metal phase far behind. Old New Ballads Blues is exactly what the title says it is, a mix of old blues (covers of songs by Elmore James, Willie Dixon, and Otis Rush), new blues (five Moore originals), ballads (half the album) and, well, blues (by one definition or another, everything here passes for blues)…