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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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"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 ...

2mennycds 13.04.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Complete 1931 Recordings in Chronological Order - Skip James

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Thirteen "Mo'" shades of blues?

Advantages: Varied tempos and moods, catchy, great instrumentation and singing
Disadvantages: A couple of weaker tracks?

This album was “Keb Mo’s” debut album under that name. Lovers of the English language may unfortunately be alienated right away as I disclose that this is a “street-talk” version of his real name, Kevin Moore! Let’s not be too hasty, though... This album ...

2mennycds 03.02.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Keb' Mo' - Keb' Mo'

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Not B.B., but the other Blues King

Advantages: Some blues classics; Freddie's wonderful voice and guitar
Disadvantages: A few tracks aimed too much at a pop-rock audience

The artist Not to be confused with his namesake B.B. King, Freddie was one of the post-war American performers who began recording in the early 1950s and inspired many of those who came to fame in the blues boom of the subsequent decade. Nicknamed ...

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Review of King of the Blues - Freddie King

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - Trouble Is...

Advantages: Cracking bit of blues/rock
Disadvantages: A relative unknown

So, having done the Glitterati, it's time once again to whip up an album that the majority of you will have no idea about - Kenny Wayne Shepherd… The album "Trouble Is…" is the second studio album, released in 1997, by a young, up-and-coming blues guit ...

carl.mcqueen 19.12.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Trouble Is... - Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

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