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John Lee Hooker

The Boogie Man Born near Clarksdale, Mississippi to a sharecropping family, John Lee Hooker's earliest musical influence came from his stepfather, Will Moore. By the early 1940's Hooker had moved north to Detroit by way of Memphis and Cincinnati. Hooker found work as a janitor in the auto factories, and at night, like many other transplants from the rural Delta, he entertained friends and neighbors by playing at "house parties". He was "discovered" by record storeowner Elmer Barbee who took him to Bernard Besman, who was a producer, record distributor and owner of Sensation Records, Besman leased some of his early Hooker recordings to Modern Records


Jazz In Paris

Read "Jazz In Paris" reviewed by Martin McFie

Various VenuesParis, France March 11-15, 2020 jny:Paris is a timeless and beautiful city, uniform in its Hausmann architecture and relaxed in its easy, cool charm. Not all jazz clubs here have the same presentation. These are some of the clubs and the styles of music being presented live in the city. ...


ZZ Top and Cheap Trick with special guest Marquise Knox at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Read "ZZ Top and Cheap Trick with special guest Marquise Knox at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

ZZ Top and Cheap Trick with special guest Marquise Knox The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater 50th Anniversary Tour Wantagh, NY September 19, 2019 When the Little Ol' Band From Texas, Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Famers, ZZ Top tours, fans can expect a night of fun featuring blues, ...


Van Morrison: The Healing Game (Deluxe Edition)

Read "The Healing Game (Deluxe Edition)" reviewed by Doug Collette

As enigmatic as Van Morrison is, the archiving of his vault reveals some logic with the reissue of The Healing Game in expanded form. Following on the heels of It's Too Late to Stop Now... Volumes II, III, IV (Legacy Recordings, 2016) and The Authorized Bang Collection (Legacy Recordings, 2017), this three-CD package of one of ...


Jazz & Soundtracks

Read "Jazz & Soundtracks" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Jazz has had a very close relationship with cinema and TV. To be perfectly frank in this relationship cinema and TV have not as generous as jazz has been towards cinema. Jazz has been only sporadically covered by quality movies. When that has happened the quantity of stereotypies and clichés about jazz spoiled them ...


Tony Joe White: Bad Mouthin'

Read "Bad Mouthin'" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

You might not recognize Tony Joe White by name but chances are you recognize his songs. A musical lone wolf born and raised on a Louisiana cotton farm about twenty miles from the nearest town (Oak Grove), White's unique blend of country funk and blues proved fertile for soulful singers from Elvis Presley ("Poke ...


Tony Joe White: Bad Mouthin'

Read "Bad Mouthin'" reviewed by Doug Collette

If Tony Joe White's seventeenth album, Bad Mouthin', proves anything, it's how deeply evocative of his Southern heritage are his own songs, even as they stand next to--and sound of a piece with--those of Jimmy Reed, Lightnin' Hopkins, John Lee Hooker and Charlie Patton. Appropriately, virtually all twelve tracks on this LP find the author of ...


Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary

Read "Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

More than any other person, Leonardo Pavkovic has made me write some crazy shit. Pavkovic is the primal force behind the joyously eclectic MoonJune Records, which he established in 2001. “Established" may not be the right word: “I am truly an unusual and rules breaking call-it-record-company with a 'label' identity despite the fact that ...


John Mayall: In The Pocket at 84

Read "John Mayall: In The Pocket at 84" reviewed by Jim Worsley

For the past five and a half decades, John Mayall has written scores of both relevant and joyous music. It should come as no surprise that at the tender age of 84 he continues to do so. It soothingly, and ingeniously, seems to flow out of him like a calm, yet telling, river. Many ...

The Modern, Chess & Vee-Jay Singles And Collection 1949-1962

Label: Acrobat Music
Released: 2017
Track listing:
CD 1:
Sally May; Boogie Chillun; Hoggie Boogie; Hobo Blues; Whistlin' and Moanin' Blues; Weeping Willow Boogie; Crawlin' King Races; Drifting from Door to Door; I'm a Howlin' Wolf; Playin' the Phone Number; Roll and Roll; Let Your Daddy Ride; One More Time; John Lee's House Rent Boogie; Queen Bee; Tease Me Baby; Women in My Life; Mad Man Blues; Boogie Now; Leave My Wife Alone; Ramblin' by Myself; Louise.

CD 2:
High Priced Woman; Union Station Blues; I'm in the Mood; How Can You Do It; Anybody See My Baby; Turn Over a New Leaf; Ground Hog Blues; Rock Me Mama; Cold Chills All Over Me; I Got Eyers for You; Hurts Me So; Bluebird Blues; Key to the Highway; Walkin' The Boogie; Sugar Mama; It's My Own Fault; Women and Money; It's Been a Long Time Baby; Rock House Boogie; It's Stormin' and Rainin'; Ride 'Till I Die; Love Money Can't Buy; Please Take Me Back; Too Much Boogie.

CD 3:
Need Somebody; Down Child; Gonna Boogie; I Wonder Little Darling; Jump Me (One More Time); I Tried Hard; Let's Talk It Over;; Bad Boy; Cool Little Car; Shake Holler and Run; Half a Stranger; Taxi Driver; You Receive Me; Hug and Squeeze; The Syndicator; I'm Ready; Lookin' for a Woman; Mambo Chillin'; Time Is Marching; Every Night; Trouble Blues; Baby Lee; Dimples; I'm So Worried Baby; The Road Is So Rough.

CD 4:
I'm So Excited; I See When You're Weak; Rosie Mae; Little Wheel; Unfriendly Woman; You Can Lead Me Baby; I Love You Honey; You've Taken My Woman; Maudie; I'm in the Mood; Boogie Chillun' Tennessee Blues; Hobo Blues; Crawlin' Kingsnake; Solid Sender; No Shoes; Dusty Road; Tupelo (a.k.a. Backwater Blues); I'm Mad Again; I'm Going Upstairs; Take Me as I Am; Want Ad Blues; Boom Boom; Drug Store Woman; Let's Make It; She's Mine; A New Leaf.


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