Both of them are Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners who have been inducted into the Blues and Rock and Roll halls of fame, so perhaps it was inevitable that B.B. King and Bobby Bland would ... (Read More)
(Grammy Hall of Fame Song Included/"The Thrill Is Gone") Looking back on B.B. King's career—one of the longest and most successful in the history of the blues—this anthology features ten ... (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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Bonnie Raitt’s debut album signified and embodied all her future glories. It featured blues classics by Robert Johnson (“Walking Blues”) and Sippie Wallace (“Mighty Tight Woman”; “Woman Be Wise”), as ... (Read More)
Nearly five decades into one of contemporary blues' most consistently productive careers, Eric Bibb reveals his musical debt to folk music with 15 songs that tackle the physical and emotional ... (Read More)
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Performing together in various incarnations for more than 70 years, the Blind Boys of Alabama are a national musical treasure, and their six Grammys include the Lifetime Achievement Award. Creating a ... (Read More)
There's no doubt that Ray Charles had one of popular music's most illustrious careers, and few performers have so richly deserved the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. A snapshot of the man known as ... (Read More)
John Mayall, guitar, harmonica, piano & vocals. Larry Taylor, bass. Red Holloway, tenor saxophone, & others.
Label: Rock Beat Records. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 089353330026. Daedalus Item Code: 77003
By the time of these 1976 live recordings in two New York clubs, John Mayall had moved beyond the blues rock of his early years, performing instead as leader of a powerhouse seven-piece funk ... (Read More)
On this 1967 release, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers prove themselves masters at old-school blues, with guitarist Peter Green ably stepping in to replace the departing Eric Clapton; Mayall ... (Read More)
Many musicians have been called prodigies, but given that 17-year-old Jonny Lang had only been playing guitar for five years when this 1998 disc was released, he is unquestionably the real thing. ... (Read More)