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Ethan Margolis: Perfect Mission of Feeling

Read "Ethan Margolis: Perfect Mission of Feeling" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Describing guitarist, composer, bandleader, producer and conceptualist Ethan Margolis as a citizen of the world barely does him or his music justice. Born and raised in jny: Cleveland (OH), Margolis left the US when he was 21 to study the art of Gypsy flamenco guitar in Spain. He stayed there for more than a decade, living ...

Autumn in Augusta: Autumn in Augusta - Songs My Mama Would Like

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Autumn in August--Songs My Mama Would Like is a love letter in the form of a jazz combo. Vocalist Lucy Smith honors her mother with an extended-play disc, presented by the jazz trio plus singer.

Chiming in at just short of 19 minutes over five songs, the collection is a simplicity scrubbed repertoire of Public ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Scrapper Blackwell: Mr. Scrapper's Blues

Read "Mr. Scrapper's Blues" reviewed by Derek Taylor

As one half of what was the easily most popular blues team of the Pre-War era, Scrapper Blackwell tasted the fruits of fame and fortune early in his career. His partnership with pianist/vocalist Leroy Carr turned in more ‘race record’ hits for Vocalion than any other act in the label’s talent stable. Sadly the duo’s relationship, ...

Scrapper Blackwell: Bad Liquor Blues

Read "Bad Liquor Blues" reviewed by Derek Taylor

Scrapper Blackwell was a pioneering blues guitar genius possessing a technique that made most of his peers green with envy. Sadly, as if living the lyrics of one of his song, his career took a mortal blow with the passing of his musical partner Leroy Carr. Carr and Blackwell were the earliest and most successful blues ...