Aaron Neville, vocals. Eric Krasno, guitar & bass. Peter Levin, organ. David Guy, trumpet. Adam Deitch, drums, & others.
Label: Tell It Records. Format: CD.
UPC: 5060454943501. Daedalus Item Code: 69475
Following on the success of 2013's My True Story and celebrating his 75th birthday, Aaron Neville returns with 11 new songs. Backed by a superb band consisting of members of the Dap-Kings, ... (Read More)
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Axel Zwingenberger, piano. Ben Waters, piano & vocals. Charlie Watts, drums. Dave Green, bass.
Label: Eagle Records. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 826992027029. Daedalus Item Code: 67425
Perhaps the most astonishing boogie-woogie pianist we've heard in a long time, Hamburg-born Axel Zwingenberger is joined on this 2010 live date in Paris by fellow pianist/vocalist Ben Waters, bassist ... (Read More)
Alberta Hunter, vocals. Jimmy Lewis, bass. Gerald Cook, piano.
Label: Rock Beat Records. Format: 2 cutout vinyl LPs.
UPC: 089353302528. Daedalus Item Code: 67408
Having quit the music business in order to work in the medical industry, Alberta Hunter staged a triumphant comeback in 1976 when she was in her 80s, becoming a fixture at the Greenwich Village club, ... (Read More)
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Allen Toussaint, piano & vocals. Bill Frisell, guitar. Rhiannon Giddens, vocals. Charles Lloyd, tenor saxophone, & others.
Label: Nonesuch. Format: CD.
UPC: 075597946772. Daedalus Item Code: 69296
On these final recordings, the late Allen Toussaint performs songs by some of his favorite songwriters; the sessions feature the New Orleans legend both solo and backed by a band that includes ... (Read More)
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Queen Latifah, Carmen Twillie, Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven, Fats Waller & His Rhythm & others.
Label: Legacy. Format: CD.
UPC: 888750997029. Daedalus Item Code: 59442
Queen Latifah portrays Bessie Smith in the 2015 HBO biopic Bessie, and on this soundtrack to the film, Latifah pays tribute to the Empress of the Blues on "Young Woman's Blues," "Work House ... (Read More)
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In the 1950s, blues legend B.B. King began his long and successful career with recordings on the RPM and Kent labels. To be sure, the future winner of 15 Grammys was never an amateur, and in fact he ... (Read More)
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From 1942 to 1951, Louis Jordan had 18 number one hits on the R&B charts, with music that reflected his African American roots while appealing strongly to mixed audiences. Drawing on small-group ... (Read More)
Betty Wright and the Roots with Robert Bozeman, Snoop Dogg, Joss Stone & others.
Label: S-Curve Records. Format: CD.
UPC: 807315190125. Daedalus Item Code: 29022
Betty Wright has been busy coaching neo-soul singers like Beyoncé and Joss Stone because (as she told NPR), she wants to hear what's on the radio sung right. This is her first solo album in a decade, ... (Read More)
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Big Joe Turner, vocals. Gene Taylor, piano. Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, vocals & saxophone. Lee Allen, saxophone & bandleader, & others.
Label: Rock Beat Records. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 089353319823. Daedalus Item Code: 67380
Sometimes considered a "blues shouter," Big Joe Turner (1911–85) was also a consummate jazz vocalist; by mid-career, he had become a rock 'n' roll singer on the strength of "Shake, Rattle and Roll." ... (Read More)
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Learning his blues chops on Memphis's Beale Street alongside B.B. King, Bobby Bland would likewise be honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... (Read More)
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