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TBT – “Can’t Find My Way Back Home” As Good As It Ever Was

  TBT – “Can’t Find My Way Back Home” As Good As It Ever Was

A song this good has immense staying power and will continue to be reinvented for generations to come. That friends, is the mark of a truly great work of art.

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“Blues for Big Walter” CD Release & Benefit

  “Blues for Big Walter” CD Release & Benefit

The album is a non-profit project with the artists performing on the album having donated their time, and all proceeds from sales of the album going to the Blues Foundation and HART Fund.

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Carlos Showers Beaten – Guitar Stolen

  Carlos Showers Beaten – Guitar Stolen

The offenders that beat Showers took his gold PRS guitar, pictured here. Note that Showers normally carried this guitar in a Fender Custom Shop gig bag.

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“Hawk Squat” Showcases the Gritty Blues of J.B. Hutto

Hawk Squat boasts 61 minutes of slide playing mayhem that is as instructional as it is inspirational.

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Make no mistake, these selections are gifts, from the heart and soul of these players, to us. The message they are sending is “Man, oh man! Are we having a blast, or what?”

TBT – B.B. King’s “Live in Cook County Jail” Still Inspires

Originally released in 1971, on the MCA Records label, B.B. King’s Live In Cook County Jail is still as relevant and vibrant a landmark today as it was then.

TBT – The Debt We Owe Charlie Christian

He left a body of work that is elegant, emotive, and groundbreaking.

Deja Vu All Over – “Sinner’s Prayer”

As with most blues standards, listeners are sure to find a version of “Sinner’s Prayer” that suits their own unique spirit; all they have to do is go looking for “the one.” It’s out there.

TBT – B.B. King’s “Live At The Regal” Is Still Hard To Beat

The influence Live At The Regal has had on subsequent generations of players is profound. John Mayer, Mark Knopfler, and Eric Clapton have used it to warm up before performances. It has been cited by numerous musicians of rock, jazz, and blues genres as one of the best albums to learn from.

Toronzo Cannon – “The Chicago Way” Marks New Beginning

Cannon’s new album on Alligator Records, “The Chicago Way,” is a gripping, no-holds-barred look at life in the sometimes unforgiving city of Chicago…

TBT – Jeff Beck’s “Truth” Is Golden

If this album resides in your collection, take it for a spin again. It will still capture and hold you, enthralled, and leave you deeply satisfied.

TBT – Buster Benton’s “Blues & Trouble” Sets a High Bar

Bring home “Blues & Trouble” now! We can not recommend this album highly enough! For all the aspiring blues artists out there, this is how soulful blues is done.

TBT – Robert Jr. Lockwood is a “Steady Rollin’ Man”

Steady Rollin’ Man is absolutely priceless on so many levels. As a snapshot of consummate blues musicianship, it sets a high bar against which other performances can be judged, even now, today.

TBT- The Jimmy Dawkins Urban Masterpiece “Feel The Blues”

On “Feel the Blues,” Dawkins leaves no doubt as to his ability, and his sincerity.

TBT – B.B. King’s “Singin’ the Blues” Is Elegant as Ever

Perhaps the the most striking aspect of Singin’ the Blues is the humble, quiet elegance of King’s guitar lines. Simple, lyrical, joyful blues at its best …

TBT- Luther Allison’s Scorching “Bad News Is Coming”

Right out of the gate Allison hits us with an earth shattering rendition of “Little Red Rooster” that stops us in our tracks.

Muddy Waters’ “Hard Again” is an Album for the Ages

This album is a shot of pure blues love that will grab your heart, caress your soul, and warm your spirit to the floorboards.

TBT – “T-Bone Blues” Is Luxurious

Enjoy T-Bone Blues on a listening device near you, soon; preferably on vinyl, through headphones. This is an album that will come alive.

TBT – Is Lou Reed’s “Rock N Roll Animal” the Best Live Rock Album Ever Made?

Lou Reed participates in a performance that so absolutely leverages the talent and ability of all the players, there is literally nothing left for them to offer up when it’s over!

TBT – Johnny B. Moore Is All The Way “Live At Blue Chicago”

There is an almost Delta feel to the music, yet at the same time, the music is electric Chicago blues all the way. This album is such a pleasure to listen to.

TBT – Etta James’ Spectacular “Blues to the Bone”

“Blues to the Bone” breathes new life into these time honored songs, and then some!

TBT – “Royal Albert Hall London May 2-3-5-6, 2005″ Was Worth Waiting For

Another equally valid viewpoint is that the quality of these shows benefited greatly exactly because these musicians were older.

Buddy Guy Is “Born To Play Guitar”

Buddy Guy doesn’t know how to not give his best effort every time he shows up, as a person, and a musician. If he wasn’t always trying harder, he would be lost.

Magic Sam’s “Black Magic Deluxe Edition” Reveals So Much

Sam himself is relaxed and in fine form, without a care in the world because as he puts it, “I got nothing but expert musicians. I don’t have to worry about it.”

TBT – Curtis Mayfield’s “Superfly” is an Inner City Manifesto

Here is a work that is as masterful as anything Shakespeare ever wrote, remaining as relevant today as when it was written.

TBT – Van Morrison’s “Moondance” Shines Brightly

Moondance deserves the reputation that has followed it all these many years. Visit this old friend through a set of quality headphones …

TBT – Robert Nighthawk “Bricks In My Pillow” Lifts You Up

The music on “Bricks In My Pillow,’ is some of the finest blues ever laid down on a disc. The quality of the playing by Nighthawk and company is sinfully good.

TBT – Homesick James’ Forgotten Masterpiece “Ain’t Sick No More”

“Ain’t Sick No More” is everything a blues album should be: moving, soul stirring, joyous, and exquisite in its execution.

TBT – T-Bone Walker Soars on “Fly Walker Airlines”

There is a reason that Walker is still setting the standard for guitarists today. Even here, later in his career, he still shines.

TBT – “Paul Butterfield’s Better Days” Is Lost Gem That Shines Brightly

“Paul Butterfield’s Better Days” grabs our attention effortlessly. Before we realize, we are enveloped by the music here as it cascades through us, leaving only warmth.

TBT – “Can’t Find My Way Back Home” As Good As It Ever Was

A song this good has immense staying power and will continue to be reinvented for generations to come. That friends, is the mark of a truly great work of art.

TBT – “Live In New York” Is Mississippi Fred McDowell’s Last Masterpiece

“I have a little opening piece. You know, I told you I play no rock ‘n’ roll, but it kinda sound like it.”

Eddie Taylor Jr.’s “Stop Breaking Down” Is Great Chicago Blues

As always, Taylor’s playing is impeccable; saucy in spots, soulful in other places, but always impressive in a humble, unassuming way. This is definitely an album to include in your collection.

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