A superb 42-cut reissue of gritty blues music where we find greats like John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf and Elmore James and more, with plenty of tracks from the Chicago-based Chess label.
A review of a few recent rootsy discs – most with their own distinctly regional flavor — starting with Yvette Landry & the Jukes’ “Louisiana Lovin’.”
A humongous 361-track package is Bear Family’s third Lefty extravaganza, following 14-LP “His Life, His Music” (1984) and 12-CD “Life’s like Poetry” (1992).
Among fall’s annual pleasures is the arrival of Blues Images’ 12×24” wall calendar/CD package. Each month’s 12×12” illustration is an original ad for a vintage country blues platter or a publicity portrait of its performers with an accompanying paragraph on the cut.
“Linda Thompson Presents ‘My Mother Doesn’t Know I’m on the Stage'” honors Britain’s music halls of bygone days.
A forthcoming Peter Holsapple/Alex Chilton 1978 collaboration is scheduled to be releases this fall.
On the 50th anniversary of their groundbreaking album, ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo,’ Byrds co-founders, Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman will perform the album in its entirety and tell the stories that brought the album to life.
Bear Family’s fascinating, far-reaching 121-track Battleground Korea: Songs and Sounds of America’s Forgotten War presents such songs on four topical CDs: “Going to War Again,” “Somewhere in Korea,” “On the Homefront” and “Peace and Its Legacies.”
By Bruce Sylvester A perfect disc to get us in the mood for summer fun, 24-year-old George Ezra’s new Staying at Tamara’s (Columbia) is an upbeat follow-up to his 2014 debut Wanted on Voyage, which went gold in the U.S. …
Miranda Lambert’s tour helps homeless dogs.