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

  TBT – “Can’t Find My Way 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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TBT – “Royal Albert Hall London May 2-3-5-6, 2005″ Was Worth Waiting For

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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 …

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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 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.

TBT – A Treasure Trove of T-Bone Walker on “The Complete Imperial Recordings 1950-1954″

When we put this album on, we are quickly swept up in its beauty, elegance, and pure blues brilliance. The finesse and nimble fretboard work is simply breathtaking throughout.

TBT – Why We Celebrate Lead Belly

If anyone thinks his work is powerful when interpreted by Dylan, Nirvana, or The Animals, go back and experience his original recordings.

TBT – Willie Dixon’s “I Am the Blues” Is Blues Heaven

As we celebrate Willie Dixon and his accomplishments this year, experiencing “I Am the Blues” is yet one more way to pay homage to his immense talent, and his innate understanding of the blues.

Omar Coleman Arrives with “Born & Raised”

Coleman’s vocals are spot on, even playful at times, and his harp lends just right touch everywhere it joins this righteous party.

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As a listening experience, these recordings will touch you deeply, and awaken your soul.

TBT – “Beggars Banquet” Launched the Second Coming of The Rolling Stones

From one song to the next and the next, all the way through, doesn’t allow us to come up for air, as though we are caught up in a whirlwind.

New HBO Drama “Vinyl” Explores Record Industry In the ’70s

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TBT – Jimmy Dawkins and His “Fast Fingers” Simmer

There is a reason this album has stood the test of time, and inspired so many great players. What greater gift could anyone possibly give to the blues?

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In an instant, we are whisked away and enticed into the various settings painted for us with Knopfler’s storytelling.

TBT – “The Duke Meets the Earl” is a Showcase, Not a Showdown

“The Duke Meets the Earl” would seem to be fertile ground for a showdown between these two blues giants. Instead, they thrive together playing off and drawing inspiration from one another.

TBT – A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan

To those who do not yet own a copy of this incredible concert experience, we can only ask, “What are you waiting for?”

TBT- Santana’s “Blues for Salvador” Is Fluid and Captivating

In places Carlos’ guitar roars like a beast, and in others, it purrs like a kitten, but it always has our attention.

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This is as real as it gets. There is nowhere to hide here, and everyone contributes their energy and spiritual input, and adding to the overall loose feeling that pervades these proceedings.

TBT – Magic Sam’s “West Side Soul” Is Soulful Blues Magic

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Johnny Rawls Delivers with “Tiger In A Cage”

Bring “Tiger In A Cage” home. Invite friends. Share liberally.

The Cash Box Kings Are “Holding Court” Indeed

There’s a reason CBK couldn’t sell enough of these during a recent tour of Europe; this album is bursting at the seams with righteous blues.

TBT – Dave Mason’s “Alone Together”

The sonic palette brought to life by these musicians is remarkable. No tricks, no slight of hand, just honest passion and solid execution carry the day.

John and Sylvia Embry Take No Prisoners With “Troubles”

This album is a total stunner. Once you put it on, be prepared not to move for the entire 66 minutes it plays. Add this to your collection now!

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