Lurrie Bell & The Bell Dynasty – Tribute to Carey Bell

Title: Tribute To Carey Bell Artist: Lurrie Bell & The Bell Dynasty Label: Delmark Formats: CD, Digital Release Date: May 18, 2018   Released before Father’s Day—that special time in June set aside for men we call dad, father or … Continue reading

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite – No Mercy In This Land

Title: No Mercy In This Land Artist: Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite Label: Anti Formats: CD, LP, Digital Release date: March 30 2018   Blues powerhouses Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite return with a new musical collaboration, No Mercy In … Continue reading

Mud Morganfield – They Call Me Mud

Title: They Call Me Mud Artist: Mud Morganfield Label: Severn Records Formats: CD, Digital Release date: March 9, 2018     They Call Me Mud, the newest release from Mud Morganfield, is one of those albums on which a musician … Continue reading

Jimi Hendrix – Both Sides of the Sky

  Title: Both Sides of the Sky Artist: Jimi Hendrix Label: Sony Legacy Formats: CD, LP, digital Release date: March 9, 2018   Both Sides of the Sky, a collection of previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix material, is the third in … Continue reading

The Rolling Stones – On Air

Title: On Air Artist: The Rolling Stones Label: Abkco/Polydor/BBC Formats: CD, LP, digital Release date: December 1, 2017     Like most British Invasion bands, The Rolling Stones started out covering American music. In the Stones case, there was an … Continue reading

The Isley Brothers and Santana – The Power of Peace

Title: The Power of Peace Artist: The Isley Brothers and Santana Label: Sony Legacy Formats: CD, LP, MP3 Release date: July 28, 2017   The Power of Peace blends the signature styles of powerhouse performers Carlos Santana and brothers Ron … Continue reading

Curtis Knight featuring Jimi Hendrix – Live at George’s Club 20

Title: Live at George’s Club 20 Artist: Curtis Knight featuring Jimi Hendrix Label: Dagger Format: CD, LP Release date: April 21, 2017   Just in time for Record Store Day on April 21st, Dagger Records has released Curtis Knight featuring … Continue reading

Corey Henry – Lapeitah

Title: Lapeitah Artist: Corey Henry Label: Louisiana Red Hot Records Formats: CD, MP3 Release date: September 6, 2016   Corey Henry was raised in the birthplace of jazz—New Orleans’s Treme neighborhood. Inspired by his environment and musical family, Henry started … Continue reading

November 2016 Releases of Note

Following are additional albums released during November 2016—some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves. Blues, Folk, Country Howlin’ Wolf: Shake For Me: The Lost FM Broadcast Tapes 1975 (Laser Media) Little Walter: Boom Boom (Black Knight) Muddy … Continue reading

Various Artists – God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson

Title: God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson Artist: Various Artists Label: Alligator Records Format: CD, LP, MP3 Release date: February 26, 2016     If you are aware of the history of Chicago Blues than you … Continue reading

Blues, Rock and Reggae Box Sets and Limited Editions

Title: Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History Artist: Bobby Rush Label: Omnivore Formats: 4-CD Box set, MP3 Release date: November 27, 2015     Legendary blues musician Bobby Rush recently celebrated his 82nd birthday, and his longevity in the industry is … Continue reading