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Pinetop Perkins

Pinetop Perkins was one of the last great Mississippi bluesmen still performing. He began playing blues around 1927 and is widely regarded as one of the best blues pianists. He created a style of playing that has influenced three generations of piano players and will continue to be the yardstick by which great blues pianists are measured. Born Willie Perkins, in Belzoni, MS, in 1913, Pinetop started out playing guitar and piano at house parties and honky- tonks but dropped the guitar in the 1940s after sustaining a serious injury in his left arm. Perkins worked primarily in the Mississippi Delta throughout the thirties and forties, spending three years with Sonny Boy Williamson on the King Biscuit Time radio show on KFFA, Helena, Arkansas. Pinetop also toured extensively with slide guitar player Robert Nighthawk and backed him on an early Chess session

Take Five with Ted Sirota

Read "Take Five with Ted Sirota" reviewed by Ted Sirota

Meet Ted Sirota: Veteran Chicago drummer, Ted Sirota, has been playing the drums since 1980. Ted has lead his own band, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls, since 1996. Rebel Souls have recorded five CD's for the Naim & Delmark labels. Ted has also played every Saturday night from 12:30-5:00am at Chicago's top jazz club, The Green Mill, ...

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Chris Barber: Memories of My Trip

Read "Memories of My Trip" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

You will find very few jazz retrospectives more thoroughly, warmly inviting than Memories of My Trip, which celebrates six decades of recording and performing by one of Britain's most enduring traditional jazz musicians--trombonist, bassist and bandleader Chris Barber. Presented across two CDs (one subtitled Blues, Jazz & Gospel and the other subtitled Blues & Jazz), Barber's ...

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From Britain to Boogaloo

Read "From Britain to Boogaloo" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Chris BarberMemories of My TripProper American Records2011 You will find very few jazz retrospectives more thoroughly, warmly inviting than Memories of My Trip, which celebrates six decades of recording and performing by one of Britain's most enduring traditional jazz musicians--trombonist, bassist and bandleader Chris Barber. ...

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Hamonica Master James Cotton to Perform in Galloway October 22

Grammy Award-winning harmonica master James “Mr. Superharp" Cotton and his band will perform at the Stockton Performing Arts Center in Galloway on Monday, October 22, 2012. Cotton's latest CD, the Grammy-nominated Giant, is his long-awaited return to Alligator Records. Cotton, who in 2012 is celebrating his 68th year as a professional musician (starting at the age ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Pianist / Vocalist Marcia Ball to Perform in Wilmington

Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist/vocalist/songwriter Marcia Ball, touring in support of her Grammy-nominated Alligator Records CD, Roadside Attractions, will perform live on Friday, February 17, 2012 at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington. Ball's groove-laden New Orleans R&B, heart-wrenching ballads and driving Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite of music fans everywhere. Her music mixes ...

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One Track Mind: Pinetop Perkins, with Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, "Grinding Man" (2010)

One Track Mind: Pinetop Perkins, with Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, "Grinding Man" (2010)

By Nick DeRiso With “Grinding Man," a rollicking rapscallion highlight from his Grammy nominated album with Willie “Big Eyes" Smith, we get a winking glimpse into how 97-year-old Pinetop Perkins has kept himself going all these years. Perkins, who like Smith made his bones playing with Muddy Waters, connects the dots between blues music's rustic era ...

Recent Releases For Running

Read "Recent Releases For Running" reviewed by Chris Lawhorn

[Editor's Note: Working Out to Jazz is a new All About Jazz column, devoted to providing jazz playlists for the purpose of working out. For his second installment, Chris Lawhorn's emphasis is on largely up-tempo tracks from a handful of recent releases. Check in with Working Out to Jazz regularly, for new workout music suggestions, as ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Live in Chicago Out September 28

Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records is excited to announce that latest signing Kenny Wayne Shepherd is releasing Live in Chicago, available on 9/28/10. Recorded in Chicago's House of Blues during the critically acclaimed 10 Days Out: Blues From The Backroads tour, Live in Chicago showcases Kenny and his band, Noah Hunt, Chris Layton, Scott Nelson and Riley ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Joined at the Hip/ Pinetop Perkins and Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith

Joined at the Hip/  Pinetop Perkins and Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith

“Walking Down the Highway" is one of the treasures from Pinetop Perkins and Willie “Big Eyes" Smith's new album Joined at the Hip. They have 170 years of living-legend status between them. Go Walking Down the Highway with Pinetop Perkins and Willie “Big Eyes" Smith. “Walking Down the Highway," Pinetop Perkins and Willie “Big Eyes" Smith ...


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