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Elvin Bishop: Elvin Bishop’s Raisin’ Hell Revue

Read "Elvin Bishop’s Raisin’ Hell Revue" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Guitarist and singer Elvin Bishop enjoyed his greatest commercial success with the 1976 single “Fooled Around and Fell in Love" (from 1975's Struttin' My Stuff (Capricorn)). His importance to the development of classic rock, as a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in the 1960s, is often overshadowed by that AM/FM confection as are his other recordings, especially Rock My Soul (Epic, 1972) and Let it Flow (Capricorn, 1974). While perhaps not a mainstay, Bishop was a solid presence ...

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Elvin Bishop: The Skin I'm In

Read "The Skin I'm In" reviewed by Ed Kopp

Speaking of funny, Elvin Bishop delivers hilarious good-time blues on The Skin I'm In, his third release for Alligator. Flavored with Bishop's sizzling guitar, Randy Forrester's tinkling piano, and a raucous horn section, Skin will make you dance AND smile. My favorite tracks deal humorously with middle age, though at 56, Bishop is closing in on his senior citizenship. The former Paul Butterfield guitarist still wields a nasty ax, and his Oklahoma drawl reminds me of Levon Helm, one of ...


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