Monday, March 28, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pinetop Perkins RIP

Mr. Perkins was 97. He played the hell out of the piano.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Same Old Story BB King

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Muddy Waters - Honey Bee

So Good

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

staff benda bilili


Staff Benda Bilili are a group of street musicians in Congo-Kinshasa. They live around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa, and play music which is rooted in rumba, with elements of old-school rhythm'n'blues and reggae. The core of the band consists of four senior singers/guitarist, who are all disabled (they suffered from poliomyelitis when they were young) and move around in spectacularly customized tricycles. They are backed by a younger rhythm section consisting of ex-sheges, abandoned street kids who were taken under the protection of the older members of the band.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Big Head Blues Club — 100 Years of Robert Johnson

(special guests in parentheses):
01. Come On In My Kitchen (Charlie Musselwhite)
02. Ramblin’ On My Mind (Lightnin’ Malcolm, Cedric Burnside)
03. When You Got A Good Friend (Hubert Sumlin, Ruthie Foster, Lightnin’ Malcolm)
04. Cross Road Blues (B.B. King)
05. Preachin’ Blues (Lightnin’ Malcolm, Cedric Burnside)
06. Kind Hearted Woman (Ruthie Foster, Lightnin’ Malcolm)
07. If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day (Lightnin’ Malcolm, Honeyboy Edwards,
Cedric Burnside)
08. Last Fair Deal Gone Down (Charlie Musselwhite)
09. All My Love Is Love In Vain
10. Sweet Home Chicago (Honeyboy Edwards, Charlie Musselwhite)
Web site

Friday, March 04, 2011

Eden Brent — Let’s Boogie-Woogie

I do like personalities with big voices and this lady has both.


Eden Brent is an award-winning American musician on the independent Yellow Dog Records label. A blues pianist and vocalist, she combines boogie-woogie with elements of blues, jazz, soul, gospel and pop. Her vocal style has been compared to Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie and Aretha Franklin.

Along with other awards, Brent garnered two 2009 Blues Music Awards - one for Acoustic Artist of the Year, the other for Acoustic Album of the Year (Mississippi Number One). In 2006, she won the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Iness Mezel: Beyond the Trance

Iness Mezel has perfect credentials for a fusion artist. Her mother is French-Italian, her father is Algerian and she was brought up in Algeria and France, where she listened to disco and funk, and studied piano, singing and jazz improv. Perhaps more importantly, she came to the attention of Justin Adams, our finest exponent of African-blues fusion styles ....

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Justin Adams


Justin Adams is a guitarist and composer who works in blues and African styles.

Adams co-wrote the 2005 Robert Plant album "Mighty Rearranger", and is a renowned producer. He has worked with Saharan desert blues group Tinariwen, whose first and third albums he produced, Robert Plant's Strange Sensations band, and has collaborated with Brian Eno, Juldeh Camara, Jah Wobble, Lo'Jo and musicians from African, Arabic and Irish traditions.