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“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.
“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.
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