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Author: Cary Baker / Conqueroo
‘The Jimmie Vaughan Story’ is a unique collection of music, words, and images, the kind of release that can only come based on a life of belief in the blues.
Muddy Waters, Marianne Faithfull Among Montreux Jazz Festival and BMG’s New Live Albums
Marianne Faithfull: The Montreux Years and Muddy Waters: The Montreux Years available September 17 via BMG
This year also marks the 45th anniversary of Magness’ first live performances
“We’re back! Out of the house and in the groove again! I’ve had some precious time with my family and even got in some songwriting and recording during the pandemic. I’m excited to be coming to a town hopefully near you!” – Ruthie Foster
‘Little Girl Blue’ features Simone’s first big hit, “I Loves You, Porgy,” as well as her memorable renditions of “My Baby Just Cares for Me,” “Love Me or Leave Me,” and “Mood Indigo”
“Bob could usually be found behind the counter. And he took hours over the years to answer my ceaseless barrage of questions — about blues artists, blues bars (which I was too young to enter legally), record labels, record distribution, record collecting.” – Cary Baker
The Mighty Roots Music Festival is very much a reboot of Mighty Mississippi festival in a new location — Stovall Farms, the place where Muddy Waters grew up and was first recorded.
Nina Simone and Etta James Live Albums Coming From Montreux Jazz Festival and BMG
‘Nina Simone: The Montreux Years’ and Etta James: The Montreux Years’ uncover rare and previously unreleased performances by the musical icons
Collaboration of Harry Dean Stanton and members of the Kingbees, Stray Cats, the Doobie Brothers, and Iggy Pop/David Bowie to be available from Omnivore Recordings on February 12, 2021
Chicago Soul/Blues Artist Devin B. Thompson to Release ‘Tales of the Soul’
The recording of the album’s leadoff tracks — Bobby Blue Bland’s “Love to See You Smile,” Little Milton’s “I’m Gonna Cry a River,” and Joe Simon’s “Something You Can Do Today” — set the deep soul template for the eight original numbers that fill out the record.