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Music Reviews

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

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.

Franc Robert's "Why Do I Never Win" is Rock Solid Blues

Franc Robert's "Why Do I Never Win" is a wild mix of rockin' delta blues-influenced music, with a little intricate finger picking mixed in for good measure!
Trombone Shorty - Backatown FEATURED

"Backatown" by Trombone Shorty — Supafunkrockadellic!

Recent Grammy nominee and New Orleans native Troy Andrews, better known as Trombone Shorty, has been exploding in popularity. His album Backatown is a rockin', funky, horn-heavy good time.
Tab Benoit - Medicine

"Medicine" by Tab Benoit Is Powerful Cajun-Man Blues

Tab Benoit, one of the blues' most successful artists in decades, is set to release his latest studio album, and it may well be his best to date.
Mistakes Were Made - Broke and Hungry Records

"Mistakes Were Made", Broke and Hungry Records' Towering Delta Blues Achievement

"Mistakes Were Made" might be the best captured congregation of mind-blowing delta artists since Alan Lomax!
Big Joe and the Dynaflows - Can't Keep A Big Man Down

Big Joe and the Dynaflows Deliver Jumping Rhythm, Blues, Rock

Big Joe and the Dynaflows new album "You Can't Keep A Big Man Down" is a jumping blues anthem with unique flavors of classic R&B, swing, wicked drumming, power guitar, and heavy horns!

Johnny Rawls Proves Memphis DOES Still Got Soul

The title of Johnny Rawls' new CD "Memphis Still Got Soul" is as descriptive as an album title can get. Johnny's perfect soul voice, horn section, B3, and sultry female backup singers are the perfect soul music combination.
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