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Joe Louis Walker - Live in Istanbul

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Joe Louis Walker
Live in Istanbul
MVD Visual
Valutazione: * * *
2015

Un Louis Walker energico e pimpante, più giovane di vent'anni (oggi ne ha 67), è il protagonista di questo DVD ripreso a Istanbul in uno dei periodi più felici della sua carriera.
Tra i protagonisti ...

ARTICLE: TOP TEN LIST

Top Ten Guitarists Who Left Us Too Soon

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Ranking musicians is a hopelessly flawed endeavor. It's about as meaningful as having a list of the top ten best tasting foods. Taste is highly individualized, influenced by mood, familiarity, and the way in which multiple variables interact. One person's escargot is someone else's slice of Chicago style pizza. I just took a break and searched ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Blood Sweat & Tears: Child Is Father To The Man

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Back in the 1960s, keyboardist, vocalist Al Kooper played a prominent role as a coordinator and innovator in the flourishing blues, pop and rock idioms. He played the Hammond organ part on Bob Dylan's “ perennial classic “Like a Rolling Stone," and recorded with wunderkind guitarist Mike Bloomfield, leading to the highly revered Super Session (Columbia, ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

John Kelman's Best Releases of 2014

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2014 was another challenging year, with a personal health matter that began in early summer (thankfully finally diagnosed, non-life threatening and now being treated, though still waiting for signs of improvement) slowing down both travel and the usual breakneck writing in a significant way. Since the rule of this list is that any titles on it ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Michael Bloomfield: From His Head to His Heart to His Hands

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Michael Bloomfield
From His Head to His Heart to His Hands
Sony Legacy Music
2014

Il ricordo dell'arte chitarristica sopraffina di Mike Bloomfield va adeguatamente tenuto vivo per i molti estimatori, ma anche per le giovani generazioni che non hanno avuto modo di conoscerlo direttamente. Questo è il compito importante ...

Mike Bloomfield: From His Head to His Heart to His Hands

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Michael Bloomfield was like a shooting star, a rolling stone who catapulted. Sorta like Hendrix, he lasted a little longer than the Purple Haze, until 1981, dying of a drug overdose at age 36. He suffered from insomnia as well as addiction. But for a time, if you were alive then (especially during the 1960s), and ...

Johnny Winter: True to the Blues - The Johnny Winter Story

Read "Johnny Winter: True to the Blues - The Johnny Winter Story" reviewed by John Kelman

With the release of From His Head to His Heart to His Hands earlier this year, Legacy Recordings proved it was possible to put together a career-spanning retrospective, even if the artist's discography--in this case, the late blues guitarist Mike Bloomfield--spanned several disconnected labels. Now, less than one month later, Legacy does it again with yet ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Mike Bloomfield: From His Head to His Heart to His Hands

Read "Mike Bloomfield: From His Head to His Heart to His Hands" reviewed by John Kelman

While a proliferation of box sets continue to entice with career-spanning retrospectives-- sometimes entire discographies, like Legacy Recordings' recent Paul Simon: The Complete Albums Collection (2013)--few serve as aural biographies with the same degree of success as Mike Bloomfield's aptly titled From His Head to His Heart to His Hands, a three-CD/one-DVD long box produced by ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Critically Acclaimed Blues Artist Tom Casino Gives Away Free Single

Critically acclaimed bluesman Tom Casino has seen the future—and it costs nothing. After receiving substantial airplay on NPR stations and blues programs during the past year, Casino has decided to offer his witty single, “Chopstick Blues," for free. All that needs to be done is to e-mail Casino at tcasinoblues@yahoo.com. Combine the bluesy swagger of Jim Morrison ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Blues/Roots Guitarist & Vocalist Tommy Castro to Perform in Sellersville

Blues/Roots Guitarist & Vocalist Tommy Castro to Perform in Sellersville

"Tommy Castro can do no wrong...soulful, heartfelt vocals, and exquisite, stellar guitar work. A seamless blend of blues, gospel-flavored R&B, soul and roadhouse rock." —Blues Revue Blues/roots guitarist and vocalist Tommy Castro will perform at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville on Wednesday, August 24, 2011. Castro will be performing songs from his Alligator Records debut, Hard Believer. ...


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