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Mill Block Blues - Ruff Kutt Blues Band

"Mill Block Blues" by Ruff Kutt Blues Band, an Instant Classic

Not only is Mill Block Blues generating thousands of dollars for the Handy Artist Relief Trust to help blues musicians in need, it is an excellent album with an all-star Texas cast. Fun to listen to and expertly made, it's got the magic!
Brighter Days - JJ Grey and Mofro Album FEATURED

JJ Grey and Mofro Deliver on "Brighter Days" Live Album

JJ Grey and Mofro's new album is deeply impressive Though not necessarily traditional blues, their unique gumbo of roots strains, from blues to soul, to rock n' roll, is appealing to fans of great music on any level.
I Feel So Good - Big Bill Broonzy FEATURED

I Feel So Good Chronicles Rare Facts of Big Bill Broonzy's Life

The new biography pieces together a satisfying factual look at Broonzy's life; a rare accomplishment considering the man never cared about the facts of his life stories, as long as they conveyed a greater truth.
Pickin In High Cotton

Memphis Gold's Pickin' In High Cotton

After the album opens with Howlin’ Wolf talking about what gives somebody the blues, it’s clear pretty quickly that Memphis Gold shares a background with many of the all-time greats.

"Unconditional" From Ana Popovic Is Blues At It's Finest

We all know Ana can play. We all know she can sing. As if she has something to prove, she absolutely tortures the fretboard several times on "Unconditional" and  she belts out tune after tune. A seasoned...

"Soul Bender" by David Gogo — Blues, Meet Soulful Rock

David Gogo's latest album has it all -- southern rock, Stax soul, rollicking blues and even a little bit of Michael Jackson for good measure!

Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection

This shining ensemble album is a proud celebration of Alligator's many towering accomplishments over 40 years, and is possibly the best valued album of the year.

The Cooper Brothers' "In From The Cold"

The Cooper Brothers return for a fantastic new album, with production wizard Colin Linden
Bad Influence - Tastes Like Chicken

Bad Influence's "Tastes Like Chicken" from Badblues Records

Washingtonian Magazine hails Bad Influence as "a part of a long and worthy Washington blues tradition." With an award for best blues band, 2003, by the Washington Area Music Association, Bad Influence has garnered...
Tommy Castro

Tommy Castro's The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue — Live!

Alligator's new album, spearheaded by Tommy Castro, is a commanding live album that is packed to the brim with shockingly large talents such as Trampled Under Foot, Janiva Magness & Joe Louis Walker.
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