In Cypress Grove, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes’ deep Bentonia guitar remains pure and present, while his vocals, which have never sounded better, are solid and vibrant throughout.
Collectors and serious blues fans will want to own this invaluable set.
Singer Bobby Rush is not just a world-class entertainer, but also one of the last masters of traditional blues.
Murray Talks Music shows how brilliant Albert Murray could be even when he didn’t have time to polish his prose.
Today, Buddy Guy’s vocals are as fresh and project as strongly as on any of his classic recordings.
Blues feeling remains as unpredictable as ever. Who would have guessed that its strongest incarnation this year so far would be Ironing Board Sam’s Super Spirit?
You could walk from Inman Square to Harvard, see Muddy Waters or John Lee Hooker play, and have your whole worldview changed.
A beloved figure to both the local gospel community and deep southern soul collectors, Bishop Lee Mitchell has passed following a long illness.
Violinist Regina Carter and her band drew the audience in with a sustained mood of intimacy, warmth, and unfailingly beautiful playing.
I like to believe that I’m not loony, that, unlike certain 78 collectors profiled by Amanda Petrusich, I have a perspective on all this.