Otis Taylor – Fantasizing About Being Black

Title: Fantasizing About Being Black Artist: Otis Taylor Label: Trance Blues Festival Records Formats: CD, LP, MP3 Release date: February 17, 2017   Building upon 20 years of recording and 15 albums, Otis Taylor presents his latest project, Fantasizing About … Continue reading

Alex Dixon – The Real McCoy

  Title: The Real McCoy Artist: Alex Dixon Label: Dixon Landing Music Formats: CD, LP, Digital Release date:  March 24, 2020    If electric Chicago blues is your bag, Alex Dixon’s The Real McCoy offers the real deal. The grandson of Willie Dixon, Alex represents the younger generation of Chicago blues royalty and carries on … Continue reading

Booker T. Jones – New Autobiography and Companion CD

  Title: Time is Tight: My Life, Note by Note Author: Booker T. Jones Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Formats: Hardcover, Kindle Release date: October 29, 2019   Anyone familiar with the history of Memphis music and Stax Records will … Continue reading

December 2017 Releases of Note

Following are additional albums released during December 2017—some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves. Blues, Folk, Country Doctor Ross: Memphis Breakdown (ORG Music) Robert Finley: Goin’ Platinum! (Easy Eye Sound) Vance Kelly: How Can I Miss You … Continue reading

Melissa Etheridge – Memphis Rock and Soul

Title: Memphis Rock and Soul Artist: Melissa Etheridge Label: Stax Formats: CD, LP, MP3 Release date: October 7, 2016   I love Stax Records. When I see that distinctive logo, you know, the one with the finger snapping, I never … Continue reading