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Corey Harris's life and music embrace the black experience in all its dimensions. He burst onto the scene in 1995 with his debut recording “Between Midnight and Day,” an acclaimed exploration of acoustic, rural blues styles. At the time, few really grasped the scope and range of Harris's musical persona. He had solid blues credentials. After street-busking and taking small gigs wherever he could drive to from his home outside New Orleans, it quickly became clear that pigeonholing Harris as a blues musician was never going to work. A native of Denver, Colorado, Corey Harris fell in love with music at an early age, and made his own music with a toy guitar he received at the age of three


Fulton Blues

Label: Music Avenue
Released: 2015
Track listing: Crying Blues; Underground; J. Gilly Blues; Black Woman Gates; Tallahatchie; Fulton Blues; Devil Got My Woman; House Negro Blues; Black Rag; Catfish Blues; That Will Never Happen No More; Lynch Blues; Maggie Walker Blues; Fat Duck's Groove; Better Way; Esta Loco.


Article: Album Review

Corey Harris: Fulton Blues

Read "Fulton Blues" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Sono trascorsi due decenni dal debutto di Corey Harris in Between Midnight and Day, che fece gridare al miracolo catapultando il bluesman sulla scena internazionale. Quelle torride esecuzioni di Delta Blues suscitarono alti consensi e grandi attese (confermate dal successivo Fish Ain't Bitin'), portando il New York Times a paragoni -certo eccessivi-con Robert Johnson, Lightnin' Hopkins ...


Fulton Blues

Featuring the music of Corey Harris
Duration: 3:30

Official video from his 2013 release "Fulton Blues"

Article: Live Review

Pennsylvania Blues Festival: Palmerton, PA, July 27-29, 2012

Read "Pennsylvania Blues Festival: Palmerton, PA, July 27-29, 2012" reviewed by Wade Luquet

Pennsylvania Blues FestivalBlue Mountain Ski AreaPalmerton, PAJuly 27-29, 2012For 21 years, the Pocono Mountains have been the epicenter of the blues, attracting thousands to the bottom of a ski slope for three days each summer. Blue Mountain Ski Resort lent itself well to the fifteen national acts that performed on two ...


News: Performance / Tour

Special Guests Join North Carolina Symphony for a Little "Blues in the Night," May 6-7

RALEIGH, N.C.—Bluesmen Corey Harris and Phil Wiggins, sopranos Tina Morris-Anderson and Rozlyn Sorrell and other special guests take center stage with the North Carolina Symphony next month for a fast-paced journey through the history of American blues and jazz. Led by Resident Conductor William Henry Curry, “Blues in the Night" takes place at Meymandi Concert Hall, ...


Recapturing the Banjo

Label: Telarc Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: 01. Ran So Hard the Sun Went Down; 02. Prophet’s Mission; 03. Absinthe; 04. Live Your Life; 05. Walk Right In; 06 Bow-Legged Charlie; 07. Hey; 08. Little Liza Jane; 09. Five Hundred Roses; 10. Les Ognons; 11. Deep Blue Sea; 12. Simple Mind; 13. Ten Million Slaves; 14. The Way It Goes.


Article: Album Review

Otis Taylor: Recapturing the Banjo

Read "Recapturing the Banjo" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

“Se chiedete a qualcuno dove pensa che sia nato il banjo a cinque corde, sicuramente vi risponderà che proviene dal Kentucky o dalla Carolina del Nord”. Dick Weissman, che di folk revival se ne intende, non ha dubbi nell’indicare le strade della verità storica del banjo. Poi c’è quella canzoncina, “Oh Susanna”, scritta da uno dei ...


Zion Crossroads

Label: Telarc Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: 01. Ark of the Covenant; 02. No Peace For the Wicked (featuring Ranking Joe); 03. Heathen Rage; 04. Sweatshop; 05. In the Morning; 06. Fire Go Come; 07. Walter Rodney Intro; 08. Walter Rodney; 09. Afrique (Chez Moi); 10. Cleanliness; 11. Plantation Town; 12. You Never Know ; 13. Keep Your Culture


Article: Album Review

Corey Harris: Zion Crossroads

Read "Zion Crossroads" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Di crocicchi, Corey Harris ne ha attraversati tanti. In nome della musica del diavolo è stato in Africa ad apprendere la lezione primordiale prima di suonare nei paraggi di New Orleans e registrare una manciata di album (Between Midnight and Day, Greens from the Garden) che hanno fatto impaurire e/o morire d’invidia i puristi del blues ...


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