Author: Don Wilcock

Now into his second half century as the warrior music journalist, Don Wilcock began his career writing “Sounds from The World” in Vietnam, a weekly reader’s digest of pop music news for grunts in the field for the then largest official Army newspaper in the world, The Army Reporter. He’s edited BluesWax, FolkWax, The King Biscuit Times, Elmore Magazine, and also BluesPrint as founder of the Northeast Blues Society. Internationally, he’s written for The Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Awards program, Blues Matters and Blues World. He wrote the definitive Buddy Guy biography 'Damn Right I’ve Got The Blues,' and is currently writing copy for a coffee table book of watercolor paintings of blues artists by Clint Herring.

Linsey Alexander’s Live at Rosa’s is perfectly suited for the times we’re in. For post-war Chicago blues fans it’s a comfort blanket. No surprises, no attempts to push any envelopes. Just solid South Side Chicago blues beautifully recorded by the Windy City label that hasn’t wavered in its mission since Bob Koester founded it in 1953. While Chess, VeeJay, Cobra and other small indie labels beginning in the early 50s were tweaking the newly plugged in sound with heavily produced music that spiked the live nightclub sets by A&R guys — particularly Willie Dixon, to create recordings to generate record…

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