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Jimbo Mathus

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Vol. 2

Label: Stony Plain Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Blues for Yesterday; She’s About a Mover; Searchlight; Oh Lord, Don’t Let Them Drop That Atom Bomb on Me; Greens and Ham; Messin’ with the Kid; Black Water; Millionaire Blues; Can’t Stand to See You Go; Blue Guitar; Blues Is a Mighty Bad Feeling.

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Article: Album Review

New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers: Vol. 2

Read "Vol. 2" reviewed by Doug Collette


The New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers Volume 2 is replete with the same instinctual camaraderie and musicianly savvy as its predecessor. Likewise culled from sessions recorded in 2007, this sequel is decidedly not comprised of mere leftovers or otherwise sub-par tracks originally left unreleased. On the contrary, the alternately upbeat and reflective atmosphere reaffirms the ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Blues Masters: Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite and New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers

Read "Blues Masters: Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite and New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers" reviewed by Doug Collette


The tradition of the blues remains tried but true over generations of musicians and fans, the devotion of the latter mirroring and complementing the loyalty of the former. And the twisting, turning geography of the music's evolution, from Africa to the Southern delta (and its adjacent hill country) up the Mississippi River to Chicago, is itself ...

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Article: Album Review

Leo Welch: Sebougla Voices

Read "Sebougla Voices" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


For decades, singer, guitarist, fiddler and harmonica player Leo Welch has played and sung fertile, deep South country blues and gospel at smalltown picnics and parties in and around his hometown of Sabougla in north central Mississippi, where he also leads the local gospel group Leo Welch & The Rising Souls, and belongs to the Skuna ...

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Article: From the Inside Out

Raising Vision and Voice

Read "Raising Vision and Voice" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Decades ago, Archie Shepp and Sun Ra were among the first musicians to expand their vision for the human voice beyond the traditional verse-chorus-verse song structure. Today, through digital sampling and other technology, musicians incorporate and manipulate the human voice in ways that even these two iconoclasts might not recognize. At the same time, the profound ...

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News: Recording

Jimbo Mathus to Release "Blue Light," a Six-Song Ep on Fat Possum's Big Legal Mess Records July 20

Jimbo Mathus to Release "Blue Light," a Six-Song Ep on Fat Possum's Big Legal Mess Records July 20

Mississippi musician, veteran of Squrrel Nut Zippers and South Memphis String Band, will tour in May OXFORD, MS: The late Memphis producer Jim Dickinson once called Jimbo Mathus “the singing voice of Huck Finn." Outside the South, Mathus is likely best known as the ringleader of the defunct hyper-ragtime outfit Squirrel Nut Zippers, or as the ...

Album

Knockdown South

Label: Knockdown South Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: 1. Crazy Bout You; 2. Hypmotized; 3. Let Me Be Your Rocker; 4. Boogie Music; 5. Skateland Baby; 6. Mule Plow Line; 7. Loose Diamonds; 8. Be That Way; 9. State Line Women; 10. Rolling Like a Log; 11. Loving Arms; 12. Asked My Captain

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Article: Album Review

Jimbo Mathus: Knockdown South

Read "Knockdown South" reviewed by Charlie B. Dahan


Jimbo Mathus has an important job to do and he has done it impeccably this far. Mathus restores music from America's past and brings it to America's present, offering it in an entertaining and passionate palette to an audience that includes America's youth. You might remember his last endeavor, a traditional jazz revival band from the ...


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