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Willie King and the Liberators: Living in a New World

Read "Living in a New World" reviewed by Charlie B. Dahan


Willie King follows his critically acclaimed album “Freedom Creek,” with an equally masterful recording of conscious blues that while highly entertaining, packs the punch of a Bob Marley song. On “Living in a New World,” King turns his insightful observation from statements on social injustice and prejudice to thoughts of redemption and optimism that despite everything going on around him, hope lies in the future. King has mastered the bridge between conveying a meaningful message to the ...

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Various: And This Is Maxwell Street

Read "And This Is Maxwell Street" reviewed by Derek Taylor


Somewhere along the road running from its gnarled roots in the Delta to its current modern incarnations the Blues lost a lot of it’s bite. And in an age where wet-behind-the-ears pubescents like Shannon Curfman and Johnny Lang monopolize the Blues charts this set is a Bantam rooster’s wake up call crowing out a universal message from a certain Windy City street that seems to have been forgotten by many in the music. Taped in 1964 in conjunction with documentarian ...


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