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Eden Brent: Ain't Got No Troubles

Read "Ain't Got No Troubles" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Fun. Plain, simple fun. That's Eden Brent in a nutshell. Whether she's in concert, at a festival or helping out fellow musicians, this vocalist and pianist thrills crowds wherever she plays. Ain't Got No Troubles, like her previous recordings, brings that same level of joy and energy.

A longtime protégé of Abie “Boogaloo" Ames, ...

Eden Brent: Mississippi Number One

Read "Mississippi Number One" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

To some, she's “Little Boogaloo," a nickname she earned through her long association with instructor, mentor and friend Abie “Boogaloo" Ames. But whether called by that or her own name, Eden Brent is a Mississippi Delta artist whose love for her home is as strong as her passion for singing.

Brent, a vocalist, pianist and ...

Calvin Newborn: New Born

Read "New Born" reviewed by Jim Santella

As the younger brother of gifted pianist Phineas Newborn, Jr., guitarist Calvin Newborn fell in love a long time ago with the same music and came to express it with his own voice. Jazz and blues run side by side in his interpretations.

A lyrical guitarist who takes the room by the force of ...

Calvin Newborn: New Born

Read "New Born" reviewed by Bridget A. Arnwine

The album may be titled New Born, but Calvin Newborn, famed Memphis-born guitarist and brother of the late jazz legend Phineas Newborn, has proven on his Yellow Dog Records release that a newborn can indeed have plenty of soul. The music on this album feels at some points like you should be listening while watching from ...