Chicago’s Alligator Records has billed itself as “Genuine House Rockin’ Music Since 1971.” And founder Bruce Iglauer says “the best is yet to come.”
On “Texas Easy Street Blues,” the itinerant hobo Thomas wants to head back to his native Texas and just sit and watch the world go by.
With the soul of a Leonard Cohen and the husky voice of a seasoned bluesman, Kail Baxley and his album “A Light That Never Dies” come to be a pleasant surprise.
This year’s gonna be a big year for Huddie Ledbetter (aka Lead Belly) and it starts with a 5-CD box set, the first comprehensive overview of his life.
The 2015 package features Tommy Johnson’s rare 1929 “Ridin’ Horse”/”Alcohol and Jake Blues” (Paramount 12950), taken from a rare 78 a sharp-eyed buyer found at an estate sale — only one other copy was known to exist — and sold on eBay for $37,100.
“The far wall is lined with crates of records. I bit down on my lower lip. It looked almost exactly like I hoped it would.” Thus does author Amanda Petrusich describe her response to seeing, for the first time, a …
As ever, the blues calendar comes with a CD with the songs advertised in the art – this time with 12 bonus tracks, three being B-sides of songs in the ads.
“Return of the Stuff That Dreams of” presents two CDs of rustic American music from the 1920s and ’30s.
Blues Images’ 2013 wall calendar offers vintage illustrated ads for 1920s-30s blues recordings plus as CD of the songs whose ads on the calendar.
We’ve turned our Market Watch countdown all the way up to 11 — but for a good cause. We’ve got Hank Mobley two-fer, and we wanted to give another artist a chance to shine in the spotlight, too. What else made the cut?