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Music Reviews

This is the all-encompassing section to review anything music-related.

Eric Gales is Reborn with ‘Middle of the Road’

But now, we have the new album, which is an auspicious new beginning indeed: mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Memphis Music Documentary, ‘Take Me to the River,’ Now On Netflix

"There are special places on this earth. Places of origin. The Mississippi Delta is one of those places."

Southern Avenue’s Debut Album is the Beginning of a Legacy

There's a new sound coming from Memphis, but it's as familiar as mom's cooking.

New Release From Beth Hart Lights a ‘Fire on the Floor’

If you aren't already a devotee, this album will not only convert you, but will baptize you in the fire that is Beth Hart.

Samantha Fish Gives Us ‘Chills & Fever’

Her restate of the vintage soul, rock 'n' roll, and blues sounds on which we grew up is as comfortable as our favorite jeans.

John Mayall Scores Again with ‘Talk About That’

In our opinion, this is the some of the best music that Mayall has laid down in years. 'Talk About That' is exciting, varied, and satisfying, and will be viewed as a milestone work...

TBT – Joe Cocker’s Thrown Together Epiphany, ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’

In 1970 Cocker was given only nine days to put together a band for his upcoming tour. Up against the wall and without a band, he turned to his friend Leon Russell for help.

Delbert McClinton’s ‘Prick of the Litter’ is an Easy Going Southern Brunch

'Prick of the Litter' features lounge-style originals by a career blues and rock musician with a casual elegance and a sense of humor.

Todd Albright Takes Us Back and Brings Us Home

Albright plays with heart, daring, and conviction. For us, these interpretations really brought home just how well these songs have stood the test of time.

‘Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train’ a Loving Tribute

This release isn't for the Saturday night, boogie-woogie crowd. It's for those of us who still enjoy a glass of sweet tea on a Sunday afternoon. If you fit that category, you'll be doing yourself a disservice by not immediately purchasing this first-rate record.
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