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Eddie Kirkland: The Complete Trix Recordings

Read "The Complete Trix Recordings" reviewed by Ed Kopp

The Complete Trix Recordings is a reasonably priced two-CD collection consisting of two separate albums Eddie Kirkland recorded during the early ‘70s for the Trix label. These two discs are so dissimilar one might reasonably conclude that different artists recorded them, but such is the versatility of Jamaica-born bluesman Kirkland. Front and Center is a solo set of electric and acoustic country blues, while The Devil and Other Blues Demons finds the turban-headed Kirkland combining fiery electric blues ...

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Eddie Kirkland: Lonely Street

Read "Lonely Street" reviewed by Ed Kopp

The 69-year-old bluesman Eddie Kirkland obviously absorbed a lot during his stints with John Lee Hooker and Otis Redding. Kirkland is one soulful singer, guitarist and harmonica player. Lonely Street is a raw and lively collection of guitar-based blues featuring Richard Bell, Tab Benoit, Jaimoe, Cub Koda, Sonny Landreth, Kenny Neal, Christine Ohlman and G.E. Smith. When Kirkland sings the blues you really believe he has the blues. The man is a great emoter, and this diverse blues offering is ...


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