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Linda Lu Reisinger commented on big boy's blog post 'Joseph Arthur - Lou (Album Review)'
"Hi, great to read this post. our radio station is bringing Joseph Arthur to WMNF annual Tropical Heatave....May 10,2014....in Ybor City. thanks for the post. lindalu, wmnf radio"
Apr 1
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Bob Corritore – Taboo (Album Review)

On Taboo, Bob Corritore's latest, nobody has to say anything to get the message across. The Phoenix-based harpist's all instrumental effort for Delta Groove  shows him at the top of his powers.Corritore fits in as seamlessly with this cast as he has in previous releases. Last year's Knockin' 'Around These Blues teamed him up with with Junior Wells/Muddy Waters/Magic Slim/James Cotton bands alum John Primer, and 2010's BMA-winning Harmonica Blues (for Historical Album of the Year) featured…See More
Mar 28
Christopher Dell'Olio commented on big boy's blog post 'Bob Corritore – Taboo (Album Review)'
"Thank you for the review!  - Delta Groove Music"
Mar 27
Alan Harrison commented on big boy's blog post 'Bob Corritore – Taboo (Album Review)'
"Love it! This sounds right up my street - I will hunt it down tonight. Thanks; and your review was very well written btw."
Mar 26
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Bob Corritore – Taboo (Album Review)

On Taboo, Bob Corritore's latest, nobody has to say anything to get the message across. The Phoenix-based harpist's all instrumental effort for Delta Groove  shows him at the top of his powers.Corritore fits in as seamlessly with this cast as he has in previous releases. Last year's Knockin' 'Around These Blues teamed him up with with Junior Wells/Muddy Waters/Magic Slim/James Cotton bands alum John Primer, and 2010's BMA-winning Harmonica Blues (for Historical Album of the Year) featured…See More
Mar 25
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Joseph Arthur - Lou (Album Review)

If you ever wondered what Lou Reed would sound like done by Neil Diamond, this is as close as you'll ever get to it. Joseph Arthur got the call to do a tribute to Reed when Vanguard A&R man Bill Bentley read Arthur's eulogy for Reed in American Songwriter. Playing piano, bass and acoustic guitar and performing all the vocals, Arthur has restructured the songs in such a way that is seems you've never heard them before. It's not so much a makeover as it is a re-imagining of Reed…See More
Mar 18
Hal Bogerd commented on big boy's blog post 'Joseph Arthur - Lou (Album Review)'
"Thanks for putting this on my radar. Interesting. Here's a link to his version of  "Walk On The Wild Side". (Reminds me more of John Cale-maybe the piano?- doing Lou Reed than Neil Diamond to my ears)."
Mar 16
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Heart – Fanatic Live From Caesar's Coliseum (CD/DVD Review)

For nearly 4 decades, the Wilson sisters have remained the most dynamic duo in rock. As Heart, with Ann's lead vocals and Nancy on guitar as the core, the group has fifteen albums and over 35 million units sold. At last year's Kennedy Center honors program the ladies brought a tear to the eye of grizzled rock screecher Robert Plant when Heart did a version of “Stairway To Heaven” that breathed new life into the old rock chestnut and earned them a standing ovation from the Zeps as well.This…See More
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Joseph Arthur - Lou (Album Review)

If you ever wondered what Lou Reed would sound like done by Neil Diamond, this is as close as you'll ever get to it. Joseph Arthur got the call to do a tribute to Reed when Vanguard A&R man Bill Bentley read Arthur's eulogy for Reed in American Songwriter. Playing piano, bass and acoustic guitar and performing all the vocals, Arthur has restructured the songs in such a way that is seems you've never heard them before. It's not so much a makeover as it is a re-imagining of Reed…See More
Mar 13
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Heart – Fanatic Live From Caesar's Coliseum (CD/DVD Review)

For nearly 4 decades, the Wilson sisters have remained the most dynamic duo in rock. As Heart, with Ann's lead vocals and Nancy on guitar as the core, the group has fifteen albums and over 35 million units sold. At last year's Kennedy Center honors program the ladies brought a tear to the eye of grizzled rock screecher Robert Plant when Heart did a version of “Stairway To Heaven” that breathed new life into the old rock chestnut and earned them a standing ovation from the Zeps as well.This…See More
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You Are There (DVD Review)

Unless you're a sexagenarian, you probably weren't there when all these iconic country music performers were strutting their stuff on television in the early fifties. A lot of these images were taken from Grand Ole Opry shows which were shot on 35 mm color film even though they were originally broadcast in black and white because color television had yet to be invented. Shanachie project producer Richard Nevins dug up the color film and assembled the lineup here, and most of the footage looks…See More
Feb 26
Hal Bogerd commented on big boy's blog post 'Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes (Album Review)'
"Finally heard the album. Doesn't sound great to me but better than expected. I'd love to hear Bruce team up with Eric "Roscoe" Ambel and put out a real rock and roll album."
Feb 25
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You Are There (DVD Review)

Unless you're a sexagenarian, you probably weren't there when all these iconic country music performers were strutting their stuff on television in the early fifties. A lot of these images were taken from Grand Ole Opry shows which were shot on 35 mm color film even though they were originally broadcast in black and white because color television had yet to be invented. Shanachie project producer Richard Nevins dug up the color film and assembled the lineup here, and most of the footage looks…See More
Feb 24
Bart Moore commented on big boy's blog post 'Joe King Carrasco – Rucca (Album Review)'
"Saw Carrasco & the Crowns many times coming thru San Francisco in the late 70s-early 80s....can't believe he's still alive and kicking.  Watching him play, I couldn't believe anyone could jump around continuously for that…"
Feb 10
Alan Balfour commented on big boy's blog post 'John and Sylvia Embry – Troubles (Album Review)'
"Nice overview. Here's a discography http://www.wirz.de/music/embryfrm.htm"
Jan 28

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Bob Corritore – Taboo (Album Review)

On Taboo, Bob Corritore's latest, nobody has to say anything to get the message across. The Phoenix-based harpist's all instrumental effort for Delta Groove  shows him at the top of his powers.

Corritore fits in as seamlessly with this cast as he has in previous releases. Last year's Knockin' 'Around These Blues teamed him up with with Junior Wells/Muddy Waters/Magic Slim/James Cotton bands alum John Primer, and 2010's BMA-winning Harmonica Blues…

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Posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Joseph Arthur - Lou (Album Review)

If you ever wondered what Lou Reed would sound like done by Neil Diamond, this is as close as you'll ever get to it. Joseph Arthur got the call to do a tribute to Reed when Vanguard A&R man Bill Bentley read Arthur's eulogy for Reed in American Songwriter. Playing piano, bass and acoustic guitar and performing all the vocals, Arthur has restructured the songs in such a way that is seems you've never heard them before. It's not so much a makeover as it is a re-imagining of Reed…

Continue

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Heart – Fanatic Live From Caesar's Coliseum (CD/DVD Review)

For nearly 4 decades, the Wilson sisters have remained the most dynamic duo in rock. As Heart, with Ann's lead vocals and Nancy on guitar as the core, the group has fifteen albums and over 35 million units sold. At last year's Kennedy Center honors program the ladies brought a tear to the eye of grizzled rock screecher Robert Plant when Heart did a version of “Stairway To Heaven” that breathed new life into the old rock chestnut and earned them a standing ovation from the Zeps as…

Continue

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 8:30am

You Are There (DVD Review)

Unless you're a sexagenarian, you probably weren't there when all these iconic country music performers were strutting their stuff on television in the early fifties. A lot of these images were taken from Grand Ole Opry shows which were shot on 35 mm color film even though they were originally broadcast in black and white because color television had yet to be invented. Shanachie project producer Richard Nevins dug up the color film and assembled the lineup here, and most of the…

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Posted on February 24, 2014 at 8:00am

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At 6:11pm on March 17, 2012, Rick Cornell said…

Hi, Grant. Sure thing on the Ruthie Foster. I'm a big James Carr fan, so I spent some glorious minutes imagining what his take on "You Don't Miss Your Water" would have sounded like. Yeah, I hung it up at the Indy back at the beginning of 2011. It was starting to feel more like work and less like a hobby. I post stuff here every once in a while, but that's about it.

 

Always nice to see your reviews and other writings here and elsewhere....

 

Hope you're doing well.

 

Take Care,
Rick

 
 
 

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