"Ghosts of the Riverside Hotel" is a sonic feast, full of delightful surprises. The bottom line? This is blues that's well written, deftly performed, and dripping with character.
I love the blues because of the fact that it is an outcast child. It is the source of everything, yet it is considered a complete outsider ...
Each track is better than the one that came before it, and the cumulative effect on listeners is staggering.
He was the King of the Jukebox. One of the first black artists to achieve crossover success. He was a band-leader. Songwriter. Multi-Instrumentalist. Killer dancer. He starred in shorts and feature films alike. He was a titan, and his name was Louis Jordan.
If you enjoy your "vintage," or if you prefer, "retro" jump blues, with some kick instead of a lame imitation, this album is for you.
The crowd assembled for this day's lineup was the biggest in the festival's history.
After a holiday hiatus, we're back with the latest weekly happenings in blues history... including Slim Harpo! Jimmy Page! The passing of a Howlin' titan, and even the Flying V. Check it all out...
the story of an opera singer-turned-bluesman who donned wild voodoo-inspired stage garb, became a major influence in shock rock and rap, and raised from coffins as part of his set is something out of the ordinary!