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“An overnight success that’s taken 20 years...” That’s how James Hunter describes the outpouring of praise and acceptance for his 2006 album, People Gonna Talk. Issued in March 2006 on GO Records/Rounder, the Grammy-nominated People Gonna Talk was the singer/songwriter/guitarist’s first Stateside release after two decades of performing and recording in his native Britain. In support of his album, James and his skin-tight band performed everywhere from hole-in-the-wall clubs to the Hollywood Bowl; they headlined in smaller venues and supported the likes of Aretha Franklin, Los Lonely Boys, Boz Scaggs, and Van Morrison in larger ones

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Nigel Mooney: The Bohemian Mooney

Read "The Bohemian Mooney" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The island of Ireland has a long and impressive history of great blues singers--Van Morrison, Rory Gallagher, Phil Lynott all brought a raw, bluesy, intensity to their performances. Singer and guitarist Nigel Mooney has been on the Irish blues scene since the '80s and his jazz-inflected take on the genre is shown to enjoyable effect on ...

NEWS: RECORDING

James Hunter: "Minute by Minute"

James Hunter: "Minute by Minute"

James Hunter's new album Minute by Minute (Fantasy) is tremendously exciting. If you love R&B riffs and hooks and a raw soulful voice, this one has it all. As I write at WSJ.com today (go here), Hunter has faced his share of hardship. His soul survivor instincts owe much to his grandmother's R&B collection, particularly records ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Soul Singer / Songwriter / Guitarist Jesse Dee Celebrates New Release in Philadelphia

Boston-based soul singer/songwriter/guitarist Jesse Dee will celebrate the release of his Alligator Records debut CD, On My Mind / In My Heart, with a live performance at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on Thursday, February 28, 2013. With his warm and honest sound, his instantly memorable melodies and positive, slice-of-life lyrics (evoking the heyday of the ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Montreal Jazz Festival to Feature Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Wynton Marsalis & More

The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, presented by TD in collaboration with Rio Tinto Alcan, has announced some of the initial concerts scheduled for the 34th edition which runs from June 28 to July 7. With a program featuring artists ranging from the music legends to bright new stars, this year’s participants includes Aretha Franklin, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Gary Porter: Can't Keep Still

Read "Can't Keep Still" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

"Oh Mr. Porter, what can I do? I wanted to go to Birmingham and they've taken me on to Crewe." So went the refrain of an old Music Hall tune. Porter, a sextet from Essex in the south of England, doesn't take its name from that great old song, nor is it named for an equally ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2011: April 27-May 2, 2011

Read "Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2011: April 27-May 2, 2011" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Cheltenham Jazz FestivalCheltenham, EnglandApril 27-May 2, 2011 The Cheltenham Jazz Festival, now in its sixteenth year, is one of the more eclectic of British jazz festivals, this year featuring major jazz figures such as vocalist Dame Cleo Laine and singer/pianist Jamie Cullum, cutting-edge bands like Outhouse Quartet and Curios, and throwing in ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Antibes Jazz Festival 2011 - Full Line Up Has Arrived - Book Today

Full Lineup has arrived: Friday, July 15: Bitches Brew Beyond Herbie Hancock—Wayne Shorter—Marcus Miller: « Tribute To Miles » Produit Par Marcus Miller Sunday, July 17: James Hunter B.B. King Tuesday, July 19 Robert Randolph Carlos Santana Thursday, July 21 Raphael Saadiq Ben L?Oncle Soul & Imany Saturday, July 23 Harold Lopez Nussa Trio Manu Katche ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Various: Rhythm & Blues

Read "Rhythm & Blues" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Putumayo World Music has gone across a wide spectrum in picking songs for its look at Rhythm & Blues. The American presence is strongly manifested, but artists from England, including a band that has a singer from Panama, show the wide influence of the music. Vintage singers strut their stuff and new acolytes blend styles while ...

Don't Do Me Any Favours

Label: Warner Bros. Records
Released: 2008


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