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James Blood Ulmer: Bad Blood in the City: The Piety Street Sessions

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"Blood wrote these songs that are the essence of the blues," suggests producer and guitarist Vernon Reid. “They're politically incorrect, they're sad and haunting, they're pissed off and on an existential level, they address the complicated concept that is America, which is something Blood's been dealing with since the beginning of his career."

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James Blood Ulmer: Bad Blood in the City: the Piety Street Sessions

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Se qualcuno aveva ancora qualche dubbio sul fatto che James “Blood” Ulmer fosse innanzitutto e prima di ogni altra cosa un chitarrista blues, Bad Blood in The City dovrebbe contribuire a sgombrare definitivamente il campo da qualsiasi fraintendimento. Ulmer era già blues quando accompagnava Ornette Coleman e tutti lo definivano pomposamente “harmolodic guitarist”; era blues quando al fianco di Ronald ...

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James "Blood" Ulmer: Bad Blood in the City: The Piety Street Sessions

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Almost two years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Bad Blood In The City arrives. During its chaotic aftermath, Harmolodic guitarist and futuristic bluesman James “Blood" Ulmer penned a number of tunes inspired by the events surrounding the disaster. Bolstered by a half dozen classic blues tunes, this concept record serves as a harrowing reminder of ...

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James Blood Ulmer: Bad Blood in the City: The Piety Street Sessions

Read "Bad Blood in the City: The Piety Street Sessions" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The Piety recording studio, where James Blood Ulmer recorded Bad Blood in the City: The Piety Street Sessions, stands on the corner of Piety and Dauphine Streets, the original route of the famous Desire streetcar line in New Orleans' ninth ward. In an early scene from Tennessee Williams' play, A Streetcar Named Desire, Stanley enters the ...