"Violins were made to be taken apart. Guitars are not made to be taken apart."
'Confessin’ The Blues' collects the greatest bluesmen ever and provides a perfect study of the genre. The tracks on the various formats of the release have been chosen by the Rolling Stones in collaboration with BMG and Universal.
Rev. Jimmie Smith lives comfortably in the worlds of blues and gospel. As more artists are combining the two genres than ever before, Smith adds the classic Hammond B-3 ensemble sound to the performance.
'Voodoo Woman' is the first blues album by Crystal Shawanda to be released in the United States. If you're a fan of those hard-hitting female blues stars of the past, you'll be a fan of hers too. In a word, this album is exceptional.
All in all, 'Sometimes the Blues Got Me' is a substantial album. No one can ever say Bob Koester doesn't know his stuff when it comes to blues and jazz. Picking Breezy Rodio for the Delmark label was another genius move.
“I was inspired by the challenge to take Rolling Stones songs and turn them into Chicago blues grooves, while at the same time maintaining both the Chicago blues tradition and sound and doing the same for the Rolling Stones songs..."