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Album review: Buddy Guy, Slippin’ In (1994)


By Steve Newton

I always felt that Buddy Guy’s two Grammy award–winning ’90s releases—Damn Right I’ve Got the Blues… 243 more words

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Working it

The past few weeks have been pretty busy, thanks to some wonderful wonderful work. I know everyone hates waking up in the morning to get ready for their jobs, but it’s so great to have a reason to hate waking up. 90 more words

Farmers Market Blues

The other day, Dad had the itch to do music at the Montavilla farmers market. Here’s one of the songs he played, a Jimmy Reed tune, “Going to New York.”


365 Days of Album Recommendations - June 8

Jimmy Reed – Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby – Singles As & Bs 1953-1961

8 years worth of Jimmy Reed singles, remastered on Jasmine? Oh hell yeah … 65 more words

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Billy Boy Arnold – Part 3: On John Lee Curtis "Sonny Boy" Williamson, the Importance of Originality, and Making Good Use of Studio Time

I recently interviewed Billy Boy Arnold following a show at New York City’s City Winery. This is the third and final part of that interview (see… 1,975 more words


Billy Boy Arnold - Part 1: “I Wish You Would,” “I Ain’t Got You,” and Billy Boy’s Relationship with Leonard Chess

A few weeks ago I was at the City Winery in New York City, watching Phil and Dave Alvin perform a set of acoustic blues, when they brought out Chicago harmonica player Billy Boy Arnold, harmonica player for Bo Diddley.  1,305 more words