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“I think of people like Cary and me as artists of the spoken word. We’re plying the same depths as the artists we’re privileged to get to know. Our job is represent them as real people, not product.”
Bobby Rush Releases 50th Anniversary Version of ‘Chicken Heads’ With Buddy Guy
“It means a lot that Buddy loves a record so much that he would do this record for me, and love me so much that he’d do this record.” – Bobby Rush
‘Forever On My Mind’ by Son House was recorded in the fall of 1964 (ahead of 1965 “rediscovery” album) and never released. Features first-time-on-record title track “Forever On My Mind,” plus never-heard recordings of “Death Letter” and “Preachin’ Blues”
On deluxe reissue of ‘Nina Simone and Her Friends,’ a brand-new stereo remaster showcases a legend on her ascension to stardom
“I always wanted to do the American Blues Songbook, like other people do the Great American Songbook.” – Jimmie Vaughan
In 2021-22 Rush and his compilation co-producer (and longtime manager) Jeff DeLia embarked on a project that would honor the legacy of his breakthrough composition/recording. They sought to create four new versions from the artist himself and a group of his high-profile friends.
Marcia Ball Pays Tribute to Walter Hyatt on Forthcoming ACL Tribute Album
“Looking at Walter’s lyrics in a book, on a sheet they read so wonderfully, many times they didn’t need music, they were poetry. Very few people write songs like that, that appeal to you on several levels.” – Marcia Ball
‘The Jimmie Vaughan Story’ is a unique collection of music, words, and images, the kind of release that can only come based on a life of belief in the blues.
Muddy Waters, Marianne Faithfull Among Montreux Jazz Festival and BMG’s New Live Albums
Marianne Faithfull: The Montreux Years and Muddy Waters: The Montreux Years available September 17 via BMG
This year also marks the 45th anniversary of Magness’ first live performances