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Article: Album Review

The J. & F. Band: Me And The Devil

Read "Me And The Devil" reviewed by Mark Corroto


We are back to the whippin' post with Me And The Devil, the fourth Allman Brothers-inspired release from Long Song Records, and the third by The J&F Band; and while it is far from being a guilty pleasure, the music does beg to be heard at high volume. In 2016, drummer Tiziano Tononi, bassist ...

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Article: Profile

Cotton Pickin' Blues

Read "Cotton Pickin' Blues" reviewed by Martin McFie


Blues began with enslaved African peoples' work songs in the cotton fields of the Deep South of America. The Slave Narrative of Mr. Sam Polite, given at 93 years of age, chronicles that life. It was written on St. Helena, a cotton producing Sea Island in the Carolinas, where Mr. Polite was born into slavery. The ...

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Article: Interview

Susanna Risberg: Bold As Love

Read "Susanna Risberg: Bold As Love" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Listen to Susanna Risberg playing and it doesn't take long to realize that the twenty-eight-year-old Swedish guitarist is a bit special. Despite her relatively young years Risberg has been gigging for fifteen years already, turning more than a few heads along the way with a style that is unflashy yet exciting, technically impressive yet emotionally keen. ...

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Article: Book Review

The Gospel According to the Blues by Gary W. Burnett

Read "The Gospel According to the Blues by Gary W. Burnett" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


The Gospel According to the Blues Gary W. Burnett 161 Pages ISBN: #978-1620327258 Cascade Books 2014 Dr. Gary Burnett wears a lot of hats. He teaches courses in New Testament Greek, Paul's Epistle to the Romans, Pauline Epistles and Theology, and Introduction to Jesus and the Gospels at ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Robert Johnson: King of the Delta Blues Singers Vol I & II

Read "Robert Johnson: King of the Delta Blues Singers Vol I & II" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski


Without a doubt, when it comes to blues music and its legacy,guitarist Robert Johnson is its preeminent performer and a key figure. For many, he is the greatest blues man of all time, certainly the most well regarded by modern popular culture. As such, his place in the vanguard of that pantheon has been secured. But ...

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Article: Book Review

In Search of the Blues

Read "In Search of the Blues" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


In Search of the Blues Marybeth Hamilton Hardcover; 320 pages ISBN: 0465028586 Basic Books 2010 Blues scholarship and archive documentation has undergone an important and much needed evolution since the 1990s. Hints of this renewed but different emphasis appeared in Stephen Calt's I'd ...


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