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ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans, 3rd Edition

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Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans, 3rd Edition
John Broven
360 Pages
ISBN: # 978-1455619511
Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
2016

Where Julian C. Piper's Blues From The Bayou: The Rhythms Of Baton Rouge (Pelican Publishing, 2018) represents a history told vertically, drilling deep into a small slice of time ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2018

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Yes, Virginia, there is jazz at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. From it's inception in 1970, George Wein, mastermind of the Newport Jazz Festival and the Newport Folk Festival, created a festival that was indigenous with New Orleans. Whether it was the music, food, arts and crafts everything was New Orleans. That first year ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival 2017

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Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival
Buenos Aires, Argentina
November 15-20, 2017

Mid November in Buenos Aires is a special time of the year. True to the meaning of the city's name, the air is crisp and fresh and blossoming jacaranda trees bathe the greater metropolitan area in a dazzling shower of purple ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jerry Granelli: Dance Hall

Read "Dance Hall" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini

L'arzillo Jerry Granelli, batterista sensibile e cazzuto, aveva centrato nel 1992, con l'album A Song I Thought I Heard Buddy Sing, uno dei picchi più importanti della sua lunghissima carriera. Un lavoro ormai mitico, dove metteva assieme due chitarristi illustri come Bill Frisell e Robben Ford per un modernissimo omaggio al Buddy Bolden immaginato dallo scrittore ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino Jr.: February 26, 1928-October 24, 2017

Read "Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino Jr.:  February 26, 1928-October 24, 2017" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

"A lot of people seem to think I started this business...But rock 'n' roll was here a long time before I came along. Nobody can sing that music like colored people. Let's face it: I can't sing it like Fats Domino can. I know that." --Elvis Presley, Jet Magazine, 1957

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Andy T Band: Double Strike

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It's hard enough to find a contemporary blues record with a decent vocalist, so it is quite special to encounter one with two. As the title boldly states, Double Strike by the Andy T Band, features a pair of veteran blues singers, Nick Nixon and Alabama Mike (Michael A. Benjamin), though the circumstances surrounding the production ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Fats Domino: Birthday Doc

Fats Domino: Birthday Doc

It's hard today to fully appreciate the innovation and influence of Fats Domino. Back in the spring of 1952, Domino already had three hits on the R&B chart and was about to have his first No. 1 with Going Home. Up until Fats, R&B in the post-war years was largely a “jump blues" affair, powered by ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Eric Burdon & the Animals at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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Eric Burdon & the Animals with special guest the Edgar Winter Group
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Westbury, NY
August 28, 2015

Eric Burdon is an iconic member of the '60s British Blues Invasion. Burdon's band, the Animals, along with the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Hollies, the Dave ...

ARTICLE: HIGHLY OPINIONATED

The New Orleans All-Star Brass Band: Do You Know What It Means?

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This article was originally published in October 2006.

It has been said that the truest expression of a people is in its music and dance. That being the case, then pianist {m: Herbie Hancock was right on the money when he described jny: New Orleans as “the soul of our country. The nation's soul ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Memphis Fire – Matt Isbell and the Cigar Box Guitar

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"The past is never dead. It's not even past." --William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun

Ghost Town Blues Band
Hard Road to Hoe
Self Produced
2015

Memphis, Tennessee: The American South's conflicted Mecca. For its size and location, Memphis should be much more than it ...