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THE REVEREND SHAWN AMOS – Kitchen Table Blues Vol. 1 (Put Together Music)

Now this is a nice idea, and one that translates rather nicely to disc. Bluesman Reverend Shawn Amos manages to keep one foot firmly in the blues tradition whilst the other wanders… wherever. So it is that this five track CD EP contain material he recorded for his informal Sunday morning sessions on Youtube, with a never static aggregation of musicians. The good…See More
Mar 13
A blog post by Norman John Darwen was featured

THE REVEREND SHAWN AMOS – Kitchen Table Blues Vol. 1 (Put Together Music)

Now this is a nice idea, and one that translates rather nicely to disc. Bluesman Reverend Shawn Amos manages to keep one foot firmly in the blues tradition whilst the other wanders… wherever. So it is that this five track CD EP contain material he recorded for his informal Sunday morning sessions on Youtube, with a never static aggregation of musicians. The good…See More
Mar 13
Norman John Darwen posted a blog post

TIFFANY POLLACK & ERIC JOHANSEN – Blues In My Blood (Nola Blue NB 008)

This is a duo out of New Orleans, with Tiffany a noted jazz singer (though you might not guess that from some of the tough performances here) and Eric formerly lead guitarist for Cyrille Neville of The Neville Brothers and zydeco artist Terrance Simien, and they are backed by some top-notch musicians. “Southern Gothic” is how the duo’s music has been described, a…See More
Feb 26
A blog post by Norman John Darwen was featured

TIFFANY POLLACK & ERIC JOHANSEN – Blues In My Blood (Nola Blue NB 008)

This is a duo out of New Orleans, with Tiffany a noted jazz singer (though you might not guess that from some of the tough performances here) and Eric formerly lead guitarist for Cyrille Neville of The Neville Brothers and zydeco artist Terrance Simien, and they are backed by some top-notch musicians. “Southern Gothic” is how the duo’s music has been described, a…See More
Feb 26
4 blog posts by Norman John Darwen were featured
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Norman John Darwen posted a blog post

David Bromberg – The Player: A Retrospective (Floating World FLOATM6382)

 Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1945, David Bromberg took up the guitar at the age of 13 and quickly became enamoured of the folk and blues revival scene, taking lessons from no less than Reverend Gary Davis in Greenwich Village in the 60s. He eagerly soaked up blues (acoustic and electric), gospel, bluegrass, and country, and ended up working with some very well-known names…See More
Jan 21
A blog post by Norman John Darwen was featured

David Bromberg – The Player: A Retrospective (Floating World FLOATM6382)

 Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1945, David Bromberg took up the guitar at the age of 13 and quickly became enamoured of the folk and blues revival scene, taking lessons from no less than Reverend Gary Davis in Greenwich Village in the 60s. He eagerly soaked up blues (acoustic and electric), gospel, bluegrass, and country, and ended up working with some very well-known names…See More
Jan 21
Norman John Darwen posted a blog post

Paul Nelson – Over Under Through (Riverwide)

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Paul Nelson, from New Hampshire, has an eclectic approach on this often moody sounding CD, drawing in country, blues, Americana and roots-rock, as much JJ Cale as it is Tom Waits, and he even throws in a slow-tempo'ed cover of Johnny Cash’s ‘I Walk The Line’ for (very) good measure. He names Lyle Lovett, Ray Lamontagne, and Amos…See More
Jan 18
A blog post by Norman John Darwen was featured

Paul Nelson – Over Under Through (Riverwide)

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Paul Nelson, from New Hampshire, has an eclectic approach on this often moody sounding CD, drawing in country, blues, Americana and roots-rock, as much JJ Cale as it is Tom Waits, and he even throws in a slow-tempo'ed cover of Johnny Cash’s ‘I Walk The Line’ for (very) good measure. He names Lyle Lovett, Ray Lamontagne, and Amos…See More
Jan 18
Norman John Darwen posted a blog post

DIANE DURRETT & SOUL SUGA – Live (Independent –

www.dianedurrett.com)“Ain’t nobody gone blind looking at the bright side” sings Diane on the opening number here, a fine example of the positive nature of soul music, and there’s no doubt that’s what is on offer here. Recorded over two show s at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia in July 2017, this CD presents singer and guitarist Diane backed by a tight six piece band including two backing vocalists and supplemented by the funky trombone playing of Wes…See More
Dec 28, 2018
A blog post by Norman John Darwen was featured

DIANE DURRETT & SOUL SUGA – Live (Independent –

www.dianedurrett.com)“Ain’t nobody gone blind looking at the bright side” sings Diane on the opening number here, a fine example of the positive nature of soul music, and there’s no doubt that’s what is on offer here. Recorded over two show s at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia in July 2017, this CD presents singer and guitarist Diane backed by a tight six piece band including two backing vocalists and supplemented by the funky trombone playing of Wes…See More
Dec 28, 2018
Norman John Darwen posted a blog post

DAVID LUMSDEN AND FRIENDS – Hues Of Blues (Independent Release)

 David was the lead guitarist for vocalist Hurricane Ruth from 2011 to 2017, but here he steps out under his own name, though with the support of a memorable group of “friends”. His buddies include the excellent singer and pianist Wayne Carter (lend an ear to his rendition of Denise LaSalle’s ‘You’re Ruining My Bad Reputation’, with David’s top-notch electric slide guitar…See More
Dec 12, 2018
A blog post by Norman John Darwen was featured

DAVID LUMSDEN AND FRIENDS – Hues Of Blues (Independent Release)

 David was the lead guitarist for vocalist Hurricane Ruth from 2011 to 2017, but here he steps out under his own name, though with the support of a memorable group of “friends”. His buddies include the excellent singer and pianist Wayne Carter (lend an ear to his rendition of Denise LaSalle’s ‘You’re Ruining My Bad Reputation’, with David’s top-notch electric slide guitar…See More
Dec 12, 2018
Norman John Darwen posted a blog post

DAVE KELLER – Every Soul’s A Star (Catfood)

 This is the label debut for this talented singer/ guitarist/ songwriter, originally from New England. Dave thanks label mate and frequent touring companion Johnny Rawls on the sleeve, and that’s as it should be. Dave has obviously learned a lot from the older man, not least how to make very impressive soul-blues albums – for that’s just what this is.Backed by house-band…See More
Dec 6, 2018

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Freelance journalist/ reviewer for numerous magazines and websites - specialising in Blues, Caribbean music (esp. French Caribbean), music of La Reunion, African music - and anything else of interest!
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THE REVEREND SHAWN AMOS – Kitchen Table Blues Vol. 1 (Put Together Music)

Now this is a nice idea, and one that translates rather nicely to disc. Bluesman Reverend Shawn Amos manages to keep one foot firmly in the blues tradition whilst the other wanders… wherever. So it is that this five track CD EP contain material he recorded for his informal Sunday morning sessions on Youtube, with…

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Posted on March 11, 2019 at 17:09

TIFFANY POLLACK & ERIC JOHANSEN – Blues In My Blood (Nola Blue NB 008)

This is a duo out of New Orleans, with Tiffany a noted jazz singer (though you might not guess that from some of the tough performances here) and Eric formerly lead guitarist for Cyrille Neville of The Neville Brothers and zydeco artist Terrance Simien, and they are backed by some top-notch musicians.…

Continue

Posted on February 21, 2019 at 17:53

BENNY TURNER AND CASH McCALL – Going Back Home (Nola Blue NB 007)

 

Two blues veterans get together here; Benny, born in 1939, was bass player for his brother, the illustrious Freddy King, and these days he makes excellent blues albums himself. Singer and guitarist Cash McCall – aka Morris Dollison Jr. – had an R’n’B hit back in 1966 and worked…

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Posted on February 13, 2019 at 18:05

Vin Mott – Rogue Hunter (Independent)

 

Young Vin Mott plays a mean blues harp and sings with a warm and enthusiastic voice on this album, his follow-up to his 2017 debut set, “Quit The Women For The Blues”. He has some good material too, and, with an insight rare in the blues these days, he writes in the CD…

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Posted on February 13, 2019 at 18:01

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1 1 108
HAYES CARLL / What It Is / Dualtone *MM, *SZ
2 -- 66
DANNY SCHMIDT / Standard Deviation / Live Once Records *JJ, *HdB,
*TK, *AN, *GS, *MF, *SP
3 2 53
PHIL LEE / The Horse He Rode In On / Palookaville Records *MP,
*PvG, *ME
4 -- 49
MERCY JOHN / Let It Go Easy / Butler *LK, *JD
5 3 45
THE DELINES/ Imperial / El Cortez *FSch
6 4 44
VICKY EMERSON / Steady Heart / Independent
7 -- 42
RYAN BINGHAM / American Love Song / Thirty Tigers *HB
8 6 36
SUZANNE JARVIE / In The Clear / Wolfe Island *CRS
9 24 35
KALYN FAY / Good Company / Horton *JV, *JBo
11 35
MANDOLIN ORANGE / Tides of a Teardrop / Yep Roc Records
11 -- 34
VARIOUS / Songs of Our Native Daughters / Smithsonian Folkways
*FCe, *PJ, *PK
12 8 28
TINY LEGS TIM / Elsewhere Bound / Independent *FB
-- 28
J.S. ONDARA / Tales of America / Verve Records *AL, *WV
14 -- 28
MADELEINE ROGER / Cottonwood / Independent *LM
15 -- 24
KIM LENZ / Slowly Speeding / Blue Star *MvP
-- 24
LILY & MADELEINE / Canterbury Girls / New West *TJ
17 12 23
LEYLA McCALLA / Capitalist Blues / Jazz Village *DH, *BH
18 -- 22
ETHAN JOHNS with The Black Eyed Dogs, Anamnesis, Three
Crows/Proper *RK, *JB
-- 22
LONG RYDERS / Psychedelic Country Soul / Cherry Red Records *JS
20 5 19
LULA WILES / What Will We Do / Smithsonian Folkways
21 -- 18
YOUNG VALLEY / Young Valley / Dial Back Sound *DHo, *CvL
-- 18
KERRI POWERS / Starseeds / Continental
23 -- 17
THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS / Easy Way / Walkie Talkie *KG
24 -- 16
DALE WATSON / Call Me Lucky / Red House *PR
-- 16
MICHAEL McDERMOTT / Orphans / Pauper Sky *JDoel *

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