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Eric Bibb: Migration Blues

Read "Migration Blues" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Eric Bibb says in the sleeve note to Migration Blues, his most politicized album to date: “The way I see it, prejudice towards our brothers and sisters who are currently called 'refugees' is the problem. Fear and ignorance are the problems. Refugees are not 'problems'--they are courageous fellow human beings escaping dire circumstances."

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Neal Black & Larry Garner: Guilty Saints

Read "Guilty Saints" reviewed by Chris Mosey

They're calling him the new king of the Voodoo blues. Unlike the old king, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Neal Black is white. He's from Texas and plays high voltage boogie guitar but has also studied under jazz giants Herb Ellis and Barney Kessel. Perhaps his best known song to date is “Let Jesus or Johnny Walker take ...

Yana Bibb: Afternoon In Paris

Read "Afternoon In Paris" reviewed by Chris Mosey

In the beginning: Leon Bibb. Born 1922, he sang at the first ever Newport Folk Festival, was a friend of Paul Robeson and, like him, blacklisted in the McCarthy era for his left-wing sympathies. After fighting segregation in Mississippi in the 1960s, he went to live in Canada.

Next came his son, Eric ...