The father of modern Chicago blues, Muddy Waters is virtually unrivalled as an influence on the music scene, counting everyone from Chris Barber to Angus Young among his many disciples. His recording output is impressive and successful enough as it is, but it is interesting to consider how much sooner or greater his success might have been had his record label, Chess, allowed him to record the material he wanted rather than follow particular themes. One of those themes was a tribute album to Big Bill Broonzy, a bluesman Muddy Waters would surpass in popularity. There again, Muddy always acknowledged the assistance he had received from Big B...
~~The early sides that made Muddy the king of Chicago blues-1947-1953 classics like Gypsy Woman; Honey Bee; Walking Blues , and Rollin' and Tumblin' -plus 1955's Mannish Boy ; 1958's Walking in the Park ; 1964's The Same Thing and You Can't Lose What You Never Had , and 16 more.
1. Mannish Boy
2. Screamin' and Cryin'
3. Just to Be With You
4. Walking Thru the Park
5. Walkin' Blues
6. Canary Bird
7. The Same Thing
8. Gypsy Woman
9. Rollin' and Tumblin', Part One
10. Forty Days and Forty Nights
11. Little Geneva
12. You Can't L...
TajMo marks a timely convergence of the talents of two unique American artists who've already built iconoclastic individual legacies that have extended and expanded blues traditions into adventurous new territory. The collaboration brings out the best in both artists, with the pair merging their distinctive voices, personalities and guitar styles to create vibrant, immediate music that's firmly rooted in tradition yet ruled by a playful sense of adventure. The album features guest appearances by Sheila E., Joe Walsh, Lizz Wright and Bonnie Raitt, who lends her voice to a distinctive cover of John Mayer's anthemic &...
~~Guitar man David Rawlings leaves the Machine moniker behind for his third album, Poor Davids Almanack, a wry mixture of acoustic and electric performances rich in ageless American vernacular. Gloriously captured on analog tape by studio wizards Ken Scott and Matt Andrews, the ten new songs took shape in a rollicking weeklong session at Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, Tennessee where Rawlings and longtime compatriot Gillian Welch joined together with Willie Watson, Paul Kowert, Brittany Haas, Ketch Secor, and Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith to produce an album for all seasons.
1. Midnight Train
2. Money Is ...
~~SPORTS IMMORTALS Boxed Trading Card Set by Mike Barson.
Why is this obscure card set so ULTRA-RARE and Kitchen Sink's scarcest ever?
~~Kitchen Sink Press (KSP) and Barson were careful to use only historic images that had lapsed into public domain. This included the cover of a biography of Babe Ruth, just one of 36 different sports figure images in the set. But soon after publication of Sports Immortals, KSP and Barson were put on notice by the company that licensed Babe Ruth merchandise, that KSP must immediately "cease and desist" selling the cards, based on an obscure "right to privacy" law in pla...
~~Sonny Landreth’s unique spin on guitar playing has made him legendary. He combines the slide with fretted notes; this finger picking technique helps him create a complex, multi-layered sound onstage. Along the way Landreth has continued to develop his vision and his musical voice, growing increasingly original and diverse, expanding from blues, zydeco, folk, country and jazz into increasingly category- blurring musical excursions. The album Recorded Live in Lafayette is a perfect showcase of Landreth’s talents and skills; disc one contains a full acoustic set and disc two his full electric set.
~~2017 release from the blues rocker. Samantha Fish goes all in with her fourth Ruf Records release delivering a heavy dose of Chills & Fever. Recorded deep in America's Rust Belt in Detroit the city that has filled America's musical tapestry with it's legendary Motown Sound to it's embedded punk music scene spawning top acts from Iggy Pop to the White Stripes. On Chills & Fever Samantha makes musical history enlisting members of the punk blues band The Detroit Cobras along with producer Bobby Harlow (The GO/ Jack White) to record a futuristic set of songs and a chilling walk through memory lane. Samantha's soulf...