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A modern tribute to the old "bluesmen"

Advantages: Pleasant voice, adept guitar, thought provoking songs
Disadvantages: Blues - not to all tastes

This album has an intriguing story behind it that is outlined in the sleeve notes. After a concert in the UK, a fan approached Eric Bibb as he was signing CDs. He offered to show Eric the guitar that had once belonged to the legendary 1930s bluesman Book ...

2mennycds 05.04.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Booker's Guitar - Eric Bibb

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"Spit me outta..."

Advantages: Minimal arrangements, upbeat and more plaintive songs, soulful guitar
Disadvantages: Minimal sleeve notes

Soon after seeing TV footage of Kelly Joe Phelps playing at the Cambridge Folk Festival years ago, I bought his debut album, the great “Lead Me On.” I’ve reviewed that album here. In my opinion that album hasn’t been beaten, which isn’t so much a critici ...

2mennycds 14.01.2017 · Read full review
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Review of Brother Sinner & the Whale - Kelly Joe Phelps

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"18 of the most important tracks in... country blues"

Advantages: Innovative, unique, haunting
Disadvantages: Falsetto singing and variable sound quality - less accessible

A big part of my fascination for acoustic steel-strung guitar is the range of sounds that a purely acoustic instrument can produce, and the techniques used to achieve them. There’s no denying that 1920s and 1930s America was a true golden era of the i ...

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Review of Complete 1931 Recordings in Chronological Order - Skip James

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Transformation the Lady Loves the Bass.

Advantages: Ground Breaking
Disadvantages: Seriously Addictive

...Right background first and yes you may ask just who Tal Wilkenfeld is? Okay I know the answer because I asked the same question and the answer I found wasn’t only an answer it was a musical awakening, a transformation just like the title of her debut al ...

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Review of Transformation - Tal Wilkenfeld

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