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Johnny Winter - True To the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story (Album Review)

“This music proves that a white man with white hair can really play the blues,” Pete Townsend says in the booklet that accompanies True To the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story, the 4 CD box set retrospective of Winter's career just out on Columbia /Legacy. But age has nothing to do with Winter's look or sound. Due to his albinism, Winter's hair has always been white, and he's been playing like this ever since he first came on the scene in the late '60s.Mike Bloomfield  introduces him on Disc 1…See More
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Craig Young commented on big boy's blog post 'Selwyn Birchwood in Durham Central Park (Durham, N.C. - July 18, 2014)'
"My good buddy Regi Oliver plays sax in Selwyn's band.  I'm going to see the Selwyn Birchwood Band open for Big Sam's Funky Nation tomorrow night in south FL, great double bill!"
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Selwyn Birchwood in Durham Central Park (Durham, N.C. - July 18, 2014)

If you go to a Selwyn Birchwood show, the dance floor should be packed with enthusiastic hoofers. If not, the young Florida-based guitarist has a back-up plan: To ensure that there's at least one dancer gyrating to the beat, a mummified muppet voodoo doll dangles by his neck in front of the kick drum, hinged limbs jerking with every thump, paying silent homage to the exuberant, vibrant Birchwood blues soundtrack.Friday night's show at Durham, N.C.' s Central Park had few dancers, but that was…See More
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Dave Crotts commented on big boy's blog post 'The Levon Helm Band – The Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume 3 (Album Review)'
"As much as I like the 2008 Merfefest CD, this one is better in some ways.  I really like the thick full band sound, which is unusual for "Stagger Lee".  "Shake Your Moneymaker" with Chris Robinson of Black Crowes is…"
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Mary Gerdt commented on big boy's blog post 'The Levon Helm Band – The Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume 3 (Album Review)'
"This CD really gets into your head which Vol 3 was Levon's final Masterpiece.... these songs show how far a very talented, tight group can take it. Add an intimate, adoring audience, mix up in an all wooden barn, use great sound people, staff…"
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big boy commented on big boy's blog post 'Selwyn Birchwood – Durham Central Park (Durham, N.C. – July 18, 2014)'
"Selwyn's mummified muppet kick drum voodoo doll"
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Jimmy Carpenter - Walk Away (Album Review)

When Jimmy Carpenter was first starting out, the number of girls who flocked around him when he played prompted a jealous local promoter to bemoan the fact that Carpenter had too many girlfriends. Thirty years later, it appears that's still the case. Carpenter says that his sophomore effort, Walk Away, was inspired by past, present, and future women in his life, enough to fill thirteen cuts with odes to and bitches about his paramours. But Carpenter is a gentle soul, so the reviews and regrets…See More
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Selwyn Birchwood in Durham Central Park (Durham, N.C. - July 18, 2014)

If you go to a Selwyn Birchwood show, the dance floor should be packed with enthusiastic hoofers. If not, the young Florida-based guitarist has a back-up plan: To ensure that there's at least one dancer gyrating to the beat, a mummified muppet voodoo doll dangles by his neck in front of the kick drum, hinged limbs jerking with every thump, paying silent homage to the exuberant, vibrant Birchwood blues soundtrack.Friday night's show at Durham, N.C.' s Central Park had few dancers, but that was…See More
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Michael commented on big boy's blog post 'The Levon Helm Band – The Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume 3 (Album Review)'
"can't wait to get my hands on this-- that darn vinyl stuff just takes a little longer. :-) was fortunate enough to attend more than one ramble. they rank with the great musical experiences of my life, and not just for how amazing the music was."
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Dave Crotts commented on big boy's blog post 'The Levon Helm Band – The Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume 3 (Album Review)'
"Good review.  I was in the audience at the 2008 Merlefest performance.  Fortunately, there is a full CD of this performance.  Wished I could have gotten up to his Barn performances at his home base.  He also has a CD of Nashville…"
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Rick Wolfish commented on big boy's blog post 'The Levon Helm Band – The Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume 3 (Album Review)'
"Listening to the album right now.  No surprise here, it is terrific!  Wish I had attended one of the midnight rambles in person but at least I was lucky enough to see Levon many times.   In person you just wanted to hug the guy!"
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Jimmy Carpenter - Walk Away (Album Review)

When Jimmy Carpenter was first starting out, the number of girls who flocked around him when he played prompted a jealous local promoter to bemoan the fact that Carpenter had too many girlfriends. Thirty years later, it appears that's still the case. Carpenter says that his sophomore effort, Walk Away, was inspired by past, present, and future women in his life, enough to fill thirteen cuts with odes to and bitches about his paramours. But Carpenter is a gentle soul, so the reviews and regrets…See More
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Johnny Winter - True To the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story (Album Review)

“This music proves that a white man with white hair can really play the blues,” Pete Townsend says in the booklet that accompanies True To the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story, the 4 CD box set retrospective of Winter's career just out on Columbia /Legacy. But age has nothing to do with Winter's look or sound. Due to his albinism, Winter's hair has always been white, and he's been playing like this ever since he first…

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Posted on July 28, 2014 at 5:00am

Selwyn Birchwood in Durham Central Park (Durham, N.C. - July 18, 2014)

If you go to a Selwyn Birchwood show, the dance floor should be packed with enthusiastic hoofers. If not, the young Florida-based guitarist has a back-up plan: To ensure that there's at least one dancer gyrating to the beat, a mummified muppet voodoo doll dangles by his neck in front of the kick drum, hinged limbs jerking with every thump, paying silent homage to the exuberant, vibrant Birchwood blues soundtrack.

Friday night's show at Durham, N.C.' s Central Park had few…

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Posted on July 19, 2014 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Jimmy Carpenter - Walk Away (Album Review)

When Jimmy Carpenter was first starting out, the number of girls who flocked around him when he played prompted a jealous local promoter to bemoan the fact that Carpenter had too many girlfriends. Thirty years later, it appears that's still the case. Carpenter says that his sophomore effort, Walk Away, was inspired by past, present, and future women in his life, enough to fill thirteen cuts with odes to and bitches about his paramours. But Carpenter is a gentle soul, so…

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Posted on July 15, 2014 at 9:00am

ZZ Top Live At Montreux 2013 (DVD Review)

Rated ZZ, it says at the start of the video, with “all material suited for tone, taste and tenacity.” That's a fitting summation of Z Z Top's career, as well as a great introduction to their 2013 appearance at Montreaux. It's a career-spanning performance reaching all the way back to '73.

There's no chronological order here. The set kicks off with “Got Me Under Pressure” from '83's Eliminator, then jumps to the band's first top ten album, 1973's Tres Hombres,…

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Posted on July 10, 2014 at 1:00pm

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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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