If ever there were an essential blues record, it is ‘Hard Again’, by Muddy Waters. This classic blues recording represents the greatest blues musicians making only the finest pure unadulterated blues ever heard. It is a verified landmark that belongs in your library.
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Bob Dylan‘s second album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, was released fifty years ago this week, on May 27, 1963. It was a remarkable achievement that calls for continued appreciation.
The collaborative pairing resulting in a complete album by fabled alt-country superstars Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell has finally come to fruition, matching lofty expectations with the release of ‘Old Yellow Moon’.
Boz Scaggs’ new album, ‘Memphis’, is his most fully realized work, and it’s an album you should own. The verdict: if you buy only one album this year, make it ‘Memphis’.
More than 50 years ago in the fall of 1961Nina Simone performed at The Village Gate in New York City and delivered a show that arguably ranks as one of the best live recordings in all of history.
One of the most significant and underrated musical figures of the 20th century is finally getting the recognition he deserves. We’re talking Gil Scott-Heron, and with the remastered 3-CD compilation The Revolution Begins -The Flying Dutchman Masters music fans who have come to him lately via the 2010 album I’m New Here can immerse themselves in some of the most meaningful soul/jazz music ever recorded.