Four new releases this year unearthed some of Art Pepper's final live recordings. Seems like a good excuse to re-post this piece.
The Great American Train Song, with Johnny Cash, The Johnny Burnette Trio, The J.B.'s, Asleep at the Wheel, Tom Waits, The Wood Brothers, Solomon Burke, etc.
Overlooked blues by J.B. Lenoir, Jimmy Rogers, Johnny Shines, Big Maybelle, Robert Nighthawk, Roosevelt Sykes, Guitar Slim, Earl Hooker, etc.
New (and nearly new) releases from The Polyversal Souls, Patrick Sweany, The Arcs, Spanglish Fly, Alabama Shakes, Lana Del Rey, Keith Richards and more.
Another criminally overlooked master of blues and soul... and he turned Lonnie Mack on to his first Magnatone amp.
Just a few things that have been yankin' my chain lately: from Donald Trump and skinny suits to Home Depot and hipsters.
Desert-island discs, featuring Miles Davis, Muddy Waters, The Rolling Stones, The Band, Lucinda Williams, Bo Diddley, Aretha Franklin, etc.
Blowin' the blues with Little Walter, Sonny Boy II, Lazy Lester, Big Walter Horton, Slim Harpo, Annie Raines, Rod Piazza, Kim Wilson, etc.