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A 1990-1991 Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award winner, Jimmy McCracklin will forever be known as one of the architects of the West Coast blues sound, and among certain audiences, one of its biggest stars. One of the most prolific R&B songwriters with over 40 albums to his credit, a fine pianist, and deeply moving vocalist, McCracklin is a consummate showman who still dazzles crowds with his huge revue band in the great tradition of classic Rhythm 'n' Blues. Jimmy was born in Helena, Arkansas in 1921, he moved to St. Louis where he learned piano from blues legend Walter Davis

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Blues Spotlight: Robert Finley / Donald Jay Johnson And Gas Blues Band / The King Brothers

Read "Blues Spotlight: Robert Finley / Donald Jay Johnson And Gas Blues Band / The King Brothers" reviewed by James Nadal


The blues is an essential element in American music, and continues to thrive, with new releases and artists coming out on a regular basis. The three artists spotlighted here are all experienced musicians, and have a genuine affinity for the blues, as it is their inherent music. While one makes his stunning recording debut, the other ...

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Article: Album Review

Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue: Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue

Read "Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue" reviewed by James Nadal


The road from Texas to California runs right through T-Bone Walker, no detours about it. Since Walker packed his guitar and moved there in the 1940's, what is termed as West Coast Blues revolves around a style he defined. Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue is a blues ensemble founded by harmonica player and singer Mark ...

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Roomful of Blues to Perform in Sellersville March 9

The horn-fueled, jumping, swinging, award-winning band, Roomful of Blues, touring in support of their latest Alligator CD Hook, Line & Sinker, will perform live at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, “are in a class by themselves." Since 1967, the group's deeply rooted blend of ...

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Article: Hardly Strictly Jazz

Los Lobos: Kiko - 20th Anniversary Edition

Read "Los Lobos: Kiko - 20th Anniversary Edition" reviewed by Skip Heller


Los Lobos Kiko: 20th Anniversary Edition Shout! Factory 2012 Looking over the punk-era rise of Los Angeles roots rock, reveals an embarrassment of musical riches. The prototypical outfit was The Blasters, a literate working class rockabilly-tinged barband whose songs (written by Dave Alvin) were knowing, compassionate stories of real American life, ...

News: Performance / Tour

Roomful of Blues to Perform in Monroeville, NJ

The horn-fueled, jumping, swinging, award-winning band, Roomful of Blues, touring in support of their latest Alligator CD, Hook, Line & Sinker, will perform live at Camp Jam in the Pines in Monroeville on Saturday, September 15, 2012. Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, “are in a class by themselves." Since 1967, the group's deeply rooted ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Roomful of Blues to Perform in Sellersville March 9

The horn-fueled, jumping, swinging, award-winning band, Roomful of Blues, touring in support of their latest Alligator CD, Hook, Line & Sinker, will perform live at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville on Friday, March 9, 2012. Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, “are in a class by themselves." Since 1967, the group's deeply rooted blend of ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Roomful of Blues Celebrates New Release in Sellersville

"Excellent...marvelous wall-to-wall grooves—between the wicked guitar work and the brassy horn section, things never stop swinging."—USA TODAY The horn-fueled, jumping, swinging, award-winning band Roomful of Blues, touring in support of their new Alligator CD Hook, Line & Sinker, will perform live at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville on Friday, January 21, 2011. Roomful of Blues, according ...

Album

All Shucks

Label: HighNote
Released: 1984

Album

High On The Blues

Label: Stax Records
Released: 1971


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