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Junior Parker was one of the premier singers of his time and had a considerable following on the black club circuit, but in working and recording almost exclusively for that market, he remained virtually invisible to the new blues audience of the ‘60’s. The versatile Parker may have been tagged as a blues artist, but was equally at home across the R&B spectrum, and even covered some early soul. Herman Parker Jr. was born in West Memphis, Arkansas on March 27, 1932, to a farming family situated near enough to West Memphis for Little Junior (who had started singing in church) to involve himself in the local music scene at an early age

Article: Book Review

Ted Gioia: Delta Blues

Read "Ted Gioia: Delta Blues" reviewed by Vic Albani


Delta Blues Ted Gioia 504 pagine ISBN: # 9788859266044 EDT 2020 Selezionato dal New York Times e da The Economist come uno dei cento migliori libri del 2008 vede la luce, grazie al sempre attento lavoro di Siena Jazz, una delle analisi più interessanti di sempre dedicate al mondo ...

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Article: Album Review

John Blues Boyd: The Real Deal

Read "The Real Deal" reviewed by James Nadal


For those who love the blues, the thrill of discovering a new artist is still special. Blues singer John “Blues" Boyd just released The Real Deal--at 71 years young--as a testament that the blues continues to be a vital American art form that will never die. Born in Greenwood, Mississippi, Boyd picked cotton as a youngster, ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Texas Eastside Kings: Texas Eastside Kings

Read "Texas Eastside Kings: Texas Eastside Kings" reviewed by Josep Pedro


Texas Eastside KingsTexas Eastside KingsDialtone2012 Texas Eastside Kings features a fine constellation of blues and jazz musicians from different generations, that offer an accomplished, heartfelt sound collage of East Austin's cultural legacy. The collective character of the record is double; on one hand, the music is played out ...

News: Performance / Tour

The Holmes Brothers to Perform in Schwenksville at Philly Folk Fest

The Holmes Brothers - bassist/vocalist Sherman Holmes, his brother, guitarist/vocalist Wendell Holmes, and drummer/vocalist Popsy Dixon - will give a live performance at the Philadelphia Folk Festival in Schwenksville on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 2012. The trio will play songs from their latest CD, Feed My Soul. Feed My Soul features the band's ...

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News: Festival

Kansas City's 2011 Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival is October 8th

Kansas City's 2011 Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival is October 8th

The American Jazz Museum at 18th & Vine in Kansas City, Missouri will present its annual Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, October 8, 2011. The one day event features headliners Christian McBride & Inside Straight (Artist-In-Resident); the legendary Bobby “Blue" Bland (Blues Headliner); and, the band WAR (Festival Headliner). The all-day event ...

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News: Recording

Roy Gaines & His Orchestra: ­"Tuxedo Blues" Streets November 1

Jazz, blues, R&B and soul—legendary guitarist/vocalist/composer Roy Gaines, who has made a name for himself as a versatile master craftsmen playing music beyond category in a career spanning over seven decades, brings his vast wealth of experience all together on Tuxedo Blues. Fronting a full size jazz orchestra, the likes of which is seldom heard these ...


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