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J. Hines and The Boys - A Funky Xmas To You (Nation-Wide 101)

11 months agoMusic / Blues : The B Side

A Funky Xmas To YouThe focus of Soul Detective's Case Three, our investigation into the life and times of J. Hines has been one of our most rewarding and comprehensive. Long the partner and collaborator of Roy C. Hammond, J. Hines and his guitar have left an indelible stamp on Southern Soul, and his influence on the music can still be heard today. Show More Summary

CHIPS MOMAN 1937-2016 - COMING HOME

last yearMusic / Blues : The B Side

ROY ORBISON Coming HomeProduced by Chips Moman in Memphis 1985 After I started writing The Chips Moman Story in early 2008, a controversial article appeared in The Commercial Appeal entitled Chips Moman: The Missing Man of Memphis Music. Show More Summary

Jeff Healey: ‘Lost’ Album – Heal My Soul – Celebrates Artist’s 50th Birthday With Previously Unheard Material

He was like another one of my sons… Jeff Healey…(exhales hard)… oh my God…... Read the whole entry... »         Comments Amazing. I've never heard him before but he wasn't just another... by Susan Risdal Related Stories Bonnie Raitt:...Show More Summary

Bonnie Raitt: Dig in Deep – 20th Solo Album Review

Death is a profound teacher, and music a great healer… This was the building blocks to this... Read the whole entry... »         Comments Glad you liked the review Jeff…Thank you so much for adding... by The Blues Blogger Very well said review, at one point we all have to come to... Show More Summary

Magic Sam: Remembering Blues Hall of Famer

On Sunday February 14th 2016, Magic Sam would have been 79 years old… The following article... Read the whole entry... »         Comments …. another great review with that personal touch only the... by Hermitbiker I listened to the “West Side Soul” album for the first time... Show More Summary

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Magnificent New Release – Let Me Get By

There’s a lot of sacrifice that goes into a band like this and the fact that everybody’s on... Read the whole entry... »         Related Stories Tedeschi Trucks Band: Magnificent New Release – Let Me Get By - Enclosure Two Days in Memphis: Part 2 of 2 Leslie West: Soundcheck – 16th Solo Album Release  

Two Days in Memphis: Part 2 of 2

In Part 1 of our adventure, I mentioned how my wife Dee and I spent this past Christmas in the... Read the whole entry... »         Related Stories Two Days in Memphis: Part 1 of 2 Mississippi Delta Road Trip: Clarksdale & Bridging the Blues Blues Highway 61 Journey: Vicksburg, Mississippi - Enclosure  

Two Days in Memphis: Part 1 of 2

To preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand worldwide awareness... Read the whole entry... »         Comments We had a holiday in the US a couple of years back, visiting... by Iain Cameron Related Stories...Show More Summary

Junior Wells: Hoodoo Man Blues

The following is an article I wrote back in the summer of 2009. Since December 9th, 2015 marks... Read the whole entry... »         Comments I love the Hoodoo Man Blues album, in particular the title song... by Bill Miller Hi there, yup this post is really nice and I have learned lot... Show More Summary

Mississippi Delta Road Trip: Clarksdale & Bridging the Blues

Clarksdale, MS After our tour of the Grammy Museum in Cleveland, we walked to our rental... Read the whole entry... »         Related Stories Blues Highway 61 Journey: Vicksburg, Mississippi - Enclosure Mississippi Delta – Blues Highway 61 Journey: Tunica, MS Mississippi Delta Road Trip: Bentonia, Indianola and Greenville, MS - Enclosure  

Called Home

2 years agoMusic / Blues : The B Side

As you may know, every December I try to write something up as a sort of tribute to those who have gone on before us in the preceding year... it is a grim task that has seemed to grow more difficult as time marches on. The sudden passing of Allen Toussaint in November took us all by surprise, and broke the heart of the Crescent City. Show More Summary

J. Hines and The Boys (Nation-Wide 101)

2 years agoMusic / Blues : The B Side

A Funky Xmas To YouThe focus of Soul Detective's Case Three, our investigation into the life and times of J. Hines has been one of our most rewarding and comprehensive. Long the partner and collaborator of Roy C. Hammond, J. Hines and his guitar have left an indelible stamp on Southern Soul, and his influence on the music can still be heard today. Show More Summary

Grammy Museum® Mississippi Tour: Cleveland, MS

Driving up from Greenville during my Mississippi Delta road trip last month, I made a brief stop... Read the whole entry... »         Comments Thanks for your comments Ken…The grand opening of the Grammy... by The Blues Blogger Thanks for the articles about your trip down the blues highway.... Show More Summary

Allen Toussaint 1938-2015

2 years agoMusic / Blues : The B Side

The quiet genius of Allen Toussaint flowed like a river through the city he loved. Enormously talented, he knew few equals as a songwriter, producer and arranger, yet he carried himself with humility and grace. "My music is homegrown from the garden of New Orleans," he said, preferring always to deflect the attention away from himself. Show More Summary

Mississippi Delta Road Trip: Bentonia, Indianola and Greenville, MS

The previous day on my Mississippi journey was a 16-hour marathon of road tripping, touring,... Read the whole entry... »         Related Stories Mississippi Delta Road Trip: Bentonia, Indianola and Greenville, MS - Enclosure Blues Highway 61 Journey: Vicksburg, Mississippi Blues Highway 61 Journey: Vicksburg, Mississippi - Enclosure  

Blues Highway 61 Journey: Vicksburg, Mississippi

Early Morning Before checking out of the Gold Strike Casino Hotel in Tunica, I took one last... Read the whole entry... »         Related Stories Blues Highway 61 Journey: Vicksburg, Mississippi - Enclosure Mississippi Delta – Blues Highway 61 Journey: Tunica, MS Willie Dixon: 100th Birthday of Blues Music Legend  

Bob Malone: Electrifying New Album Release – Mojo Deluxe

“John Fogerty’s five-man backup band was slouch-free — with the show-stealer trophy... Read the whole entry... »         Comments Awesome keyboarding. Wish the voice part was more in balance,... by Susan Related Stories Samantha Fish: Wild Heart | Album Review The Lewsh Project: CD Review & Giveaway The Lewsh Project: CD Review & Giveaway - Enclosure  

Samantha Fish: Wild Heart | Album Review

Before listening to ‘Wild Heart,’ the third album release for Samantha Fish I must... Read the whole entry... »         Related Stories Clarksdale, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 3) Clarksdale, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 3) - Enclosure Tunica, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 2)  

Willie Dixon: 100th Birthday of Blues Music Legend

“The blues will always be, because the blues are the roots of all American music. As long as... Read the whole entry... »         Related Stories Indianola, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 4) Clarksdale, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 3) Clarksdale, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 3) - Enclosure  

Greenwood, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 5)

If you missed the previous four parts in my Mississippi Delta Tour Series, you can click on the... Read the whole entry... »         Related Stories Indianola, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 4) Clarksdale, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 3) Clarksdale, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 3) - Enclosure  

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