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A Celebration of Blues and Soul: The 1989 Presidential Inaugural Concert - Various Artists (Album Review)

You might not agree with his politics, but the man sure knew how to throw a party. For his '89 inauguration gala, G.W. Bush the first hosted a musical shindig worthy of a superstar arena tour.The backing band was almost as impressive as the front line. Led by Billy Preston's B-3, Booker T and the MG'S' Steve Cropper and Duck Dunn along with CBS Orchestra's Anton Figg on drums, that core band mingled with members of Delbert McClinton's Band and Stevie Ray Vaughan's Double Trouble, utilizing…See More
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John Nemeth - Memphis Grease (Album Review)

You could have just as well called John Nemeth's latest release Soul from Spudsville. No matter what the location, everything the Boise, Idaho native touches turns to soul. This one he calls Memphis Grease because it was recorded there in his new adopted homebase, slathered with boilin' Memphis guitar and punched up with Stax style fatback horns, but the spirit and sound of 50's r&b and soul is the backbone.His take on Otis Rush's “Three Times A Fool” sounds like an Al Green session with…See More
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John Nemeth - Memphis Grease (Album Review)

You could have just as well called John Nemeth's latest release Soul from Spudsville. No matter what the location, everything the Boise, Idaho native touches turns to soul. This one he calls Memphis Grease because it was recorded there in his new adopted homebase, slathered with boilin' Memphis guitar and punched up with Stax style fatback horns, but the spirit and sound of 50's r&b and soul is the backbone.His take on Otis Rush's “Three Times A Fool” sounds like an Al Green session with…See More
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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
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Christopher Dell'Olio commented on big boy's blog post 'Bob Corritore – Taboo (Album Review)'
"Thank you for the review!  - Delta Groove Music"
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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."
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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
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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
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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
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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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A Celebration of Blues and Soul: The 1989 Presidential Inaugural Concert - Various Artists (Album Review)

You might not agree with his politics, but the man sure knew how to throw a party. For his '89 inauguration gala, G.W. Bush the first hosted a musical shindig worthy of a superstar arena tour.

The backing band was almost as impressive as the front line. Led by Billy Preston's B-3, Booker T and the MG'S' Steve Cropper and Duck Dunn along with CBS Orchestra's Anton Figg on drums, that core band mingled with members of Delbert McClinton's Band and Stevie Ray Vaughan's Double…

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Posted on April 24, 2014 at 7:00pm

Turchi - Can't Bury Your Past (Album Review)

Growing up in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains, you'd think that bluegrass music would have seeped into your pores. But Asheville's Turchi ain't about that. The band calls its sound kudzu boogie, mixing hill country fuzz and swampy hoodoo fonk, blending Dr. John, the North Mississippi Allstars and R.L Burnside. “I think all over the place is a pretty fair description,” frontman/guitarist Reed Turchi says.

Their latest, Can't Bury Your Past, was recorded in Memphis,…

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Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:00am

John Howie Jr and the Rosewood Bluff - Everything But Goodbye (Album Review)

People who like to throw labels around once labeled his music alt country. ’”I don’t know what that means,” singer/ guitarist John Howie says. His sound is what country used to sound like and still oughta if it has that label. It's honky-tonk as all get out, full of twang and tension, peppered with pedal steel and hosted by a voice that sounds like it just unfurled itself from the toes of Ernest Tubb's muddy cowboy boots.

The Chapel Hill native…

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Posted on April 22, 2014 at 3:30pm

John Nemeth - Memphis Grease (Album Review)

You could have just as well called John Nemeth's latest release Soul from Spudsville. No matter what the location, everything the Boise, Idaho native touches turns to soul. This one he calls Memphis Grease because it was recorded there in his new adopted homebase, slathered with boilin' Memphis guitar and punched up with Stax style fatback horns, but the spirit and sound of 50's r&b and soul is the backbone.

His take on Otis Rush's “Three Times A Fool” sounds like…

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Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:00am

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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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