Steve Daniels says that Maria Muldaur’s “First Came Memphis Minnie” is a fine tribute to one of the greatest blues musicians. Having guests like Rory Block, Bonnie Raitt, Ruther Foster, Phoebe Snow, Koko Taylor, and many others certainly doesn’t hurt! Read all about it!
Bob Putignano says that the long wait for guitarist Drew Zingg’s debut recording was worth it. Read about all the great guest artists and why Bob says that it is “a first-class recording.”
Bob Putignano says that the new DVD “Ike & Tina On The Road: 1971-72″ has lots of behind-the-scenes stuff, including from the Turner home, but that it might really be just for Ike & Tina fanatics. Read all about it.
Bob Putignano says that Larry Carlton’s three-CD set “Now & Then Featuring Four hand & a Heart Volume One” is a real gem with many facets. Read why.
Mark Thompson says that “Testify” by the Lee Boys may not be for everyone, but with guests like Warren Haynes and Jimmy Herring, maybe it should be.
Phillip Smith says that the UK’s Mokats pack a nice dose of bluesy rock into their new EP, “Crossover Blues.” Read more.
Kim O’Brien says that “The Return of the Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of” isn’t really for him, but it might be for you.
Steve Daniels says that “Always Played The Blues” will remind us of how much we will miss Louisiana Red. Read about this great recording featuring Jon Cleary.
The blues are alive and well in Scotland. Last week David Scott reviewed Volume Two of “Jock’s Juke Joint: Contemporary Blues From Scotland.” Based on the feedback from our Scottish readers, this week David reviews Volume One. It seems that there is more than whiskey going on in the clubs of Scotland!
Bob Putignano reviews a DVD of a 1988 Gregg Allman concert called “I’m No Angel – Live On Stage.” While Bob really likes the DVD, he especially liked being reminding of how great a guitarist “Dangerous” Dan Toler is. Read all about it.