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Music Reviews

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

"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
Chans Eggrolls, Jazz and Blues FEATURED

Chan’s Eggrolls, Jazz & Blues – Unique Blues, Unique Club

Situated in historic downtown Woonsocket, Rhode Island is Chan's Eggrolls, Jazz and Blues, a Keeping The Blues Alive Award Recipient and one of the most inconspicuous & unique blues clubs in America.
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.
Southern Cross The Dog Novel - Allen Whitley

Allen Whitley's "Where Southern Cross The Dog"; An Excellent Novel

The novel is a blues gem, romping through the segregated 1938 Mississippi delta in a wild adventure through murder, dancing, cotton, Nazis, and Jim Crow. Yes, we said Nazis.
Davina and the Vagabonds

"Black Cloud" by Davina & the Vagabonds – Horns, Pianos, Vocals & Soul

"Black Cloud" sports an album cover showing a simple, nondescript cloud that hides a CD bursting at the seams with classic New Orleans and powerful vocals.
One Crow Murder

"One Crow Murder" by Ben Prestage; Many Roots, One Man Band

Roots musician Ben Prestage has recently come out with a diverse album that shows off his well-honed multi-instrument skills and broad southern roots influences

Grady Champion's Dreamin'

Grady Champion, 2010's International Blues Challenge winner, recently released "Dreamin'", an excellent album that showcases his unique harmonica prowess.
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