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Album review: Lonnie Mack, Strike Like Lightning (1985)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MAY 24, 1985

By Steve Newton

Strike Like Lightning–the newest release from blues innovator Lonnie Mack–packs a sizzling guitar-drenched punch. 176 more words

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The Goat

“The Goat” backed with “It’s Sad To Be Alone” by blues harpist Sonny Boy Williamson was issued around January 1960 as Checker 943.  And as late as this one was there would be a few more Checker 78s further into 1960.

Album review: Aerosmith, Honkin’ on Bobo (2004)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 8, 2004

By Steve Newton

The concept behind Honkin’ on Bobo—of Boston hard-rock legends Aerosmith recording an all-blues album—is enough to get any fan of ’70s guitar-boogie in a lather. 282 more words

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My Favourite Blues Tracks - Sonny Boy Williamson - Bring it on Home

Well Sony Boy was a real entertainer – dressed up in his city gent suit with top hat and spats and his goatee beard. He could sure play the harp. 203 more words

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Michel Sardaby reissue of holy grail deep jazz is first outing for World Seven

Heads up for this sublime album of rhodes and piano led jazz for new offshoot World Seven. The parent label Africa Seven has been providing supreme reissues of a French connection for a while. 137 more words

12 Early Influence Prospects for the Rock Hall

Here we are at the last of the three posts which highlight worthy candidates for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s auxiliary categories. I have for your consideration a dozen picks for the now seldom-used Early Influence category. 1,699 more words

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365 Days of Album Recommendations - June 1

The Original Sonny Boy Williamson

Next to Hammie Nixon’s performances with Sleepy John Estes, the original Sonny Boy Williamson’s work on the early Bluebird recordings may be some of my very favorite blues harmonica tracks ever. 85 more words

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