Chicago Blues

Title: Complete Chess Masters (1950-1957) Artist:  Little Walter Label:  Hip-O Select Format: CD Box Set Release date: March 10, 2009 – The king of Chicago blues harpists is celebrated in this five CD box set, featuring all of Little Walter’s … Continue reading

Great Debaters

Title: Great Debaters: Music From & Recorded for the Motion Picture Artists: Various Label: Atlantic Records Catalog No.: 396860 Date: 2007 Alvin Youngblood Hart, one of the key players on Otis Taylor’s recently released CD Recapturing the Banjo (reviewed in … Continue reading

Black Banjo Songsters of North Carolina and Virginia

Title: Black Banjo Songsters of North Carolina and Virginia Artists: Various Label: Smithsonian Folkways Catalog No.: 40079 Date: 1998 Editor’s note: Smithsonian Folkways has received many requests from radio stations for re-servicing Black Banjo Songsters so they can pair it … Continue reading


Title: Honeydripper (feature film) Writer, Director: John Sayles Producer: Maggie Renzi December traditionally brings a wave of new releases at the box office, and this year is no exception. One that I am particularly anxious to see is Honeydripper, a … Continue reading