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Billy Gibson Band: Southern Livin'

Read "Southern Livin'" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins


A surefire way to annoy, insult, upset or even anger a Mississippian is for some Northerner to spell the state's name in a silly chant: “Em, eye, crooked-letter, crooked-letter, eye, crooked-letter, crooked-letter, eye, humpback-humpback, eye--Mississippi. Billy Gibson and his band get away with it, partly because he's a Southerner who knows, all too well, how the chant can infuriate the locals. It doesn't hurt that he put it into a delightful song on Southern Livin'.Gibson, a fixture on ...

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Billy Gibson: The Billy Gibson Band

Read "The Billy Gibson Band" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins


If anyone thinks the blues is a dead genre, they're badly mistaken. The Billy Gibson Band rocks from the first note of its new self-titled album. The first song, “Down Home, sets the tone early, with the bandleader on harmonica and lead vocals, singing, “Let's go down, down home, where I play the blues... on my Mississippi saxophone. Sidemen David Bowen (guitar), James Jackson (bass), and Cedric Keel (drums) lay down an impressive background rhythm. While prominent in support without ...


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