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Album Reviews

"They Call Me Big Llou" by Big Llou Johnson is Silky, Sultry Blues

They call him Big Llou, the well-known voice of the "Ten Commandments of the Blues" on B.B. King's Bluesville, because he weights 300 pounds -- and he wants the world to know it!

Studebaker John’s “That’s the Way You Do”— A Maxwell Street Revival

From the first track the listener knows this won’t be a bells and whistles experience.
Big James and the Chicago Playboys - The Big Payback

Horns & Funk — The Big Payback from Big James & the Chicago Playboys

The Big Payback, due out tomorrow through Blind Pig, is a full helping of horn-driven funk, soul and blues.
The Jimmys - Gimme

Gimme by The Jimmys — Jump Blues from America's Dairyland

You may not know where in the world Monticello, Wisconsin is, but if The Jimmys latest album is any representation, it's sure got great jump blues!
Leaflets Volume 2 Album Cover

Leaflets Vol. II Represents the best of Blues Leaf Records

Ten Blues stallions and a mare make up the corral represented in Blues Leaf Records, Leaflets, Volume II 2000-2006, issued this year for blues listeners.

Hellfire from Joe Louis Walker Raises Hell and Brings Fire

It's easy to see why Walker is collecting worldwide accolades, awards, fame, and recognition. It's only January and his new release, Hellfire, is almost certain to rank among the best albums of the year!
Brandon Isaak - Bluesmans Plea

Bluesman's Plea from Brandon Isaak –

Brandon Isaak is a roots-based Canadian artist with some strong things to say, and an old school blues way of saying it, floating from a country blues, "Mississippi Sheiks" style, to Gospel, Piedmont and...

Cash Box Kings' Holler and Stomp — Stompin' Country Blues For Everyone

Cash Box Kings has scored another hit with Holler and Stomp, a slight depart from their "50's cool" Chicago style, adding just a touch of Sun Records' style rockabilly. Holler and Stomp, released by the...

Do Not Miss Here I Am by Nick Moss

Nick Moss has the rare and treasured ability to be blues in a way that is progressive and exciting, lending optimism and depth to the genre. Here I Am is proof positive.
Kilborn Alley - Four

Four by Kilborn Alley; Darn Good Blues and Soul

Kilborn Alley's latest album Four is a diverse, professional, and most importantly, solidly blues album that is simply fun to listen to. The album is the band's fourth collaboration with Blue Bella Records, and...
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