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Exploring the Chicago Blues of Lurrie Bell

  I have mentioned before that I often use a review of the birthdays listed at AllAboutJazz.com as a way to explore new music. Many times I write a post about whose music I have discovered. The following posts was written back in 2013, about Lurrie Bell..... Lurrie Bell carrying on the Chicago Blues tradition of his father Carey Last year 2013 was a great year for Chicago Blues artist Lurrie Bell. Bell, the son of the great blues harpist Carey Bell released one of his most successful solo albums, Blues in My Soul.  Blues in My Soul, released on...

Crossover Prog

Damanek – On Track  And that they are!

Damanek - On Track   The other day I was listening on Spotify to Sound Coloring the latest release from the Progressive Rock band The Adekaem. I had the music on in the background, while I was working on some projects around the house. So while I liked what I was hearing it wasn't a really good listen. Anyway, when the album was over the music continued with a soundtrack provided by related artists. One of the artists was the band Damanek. The album was their 2017 release On Track.  About Damanek and Crossover Prog  After hearing the band on that...

Music, New Age

Azul from Johannes Linstead Reflects the Colors of the Tropics

Azul - Johannes Linstead Azul, the latest release from World Fusion guitarist Johannes Linstead. It has also been in my music rotation for a month or two. I believe I like more and more every time I listen to it. And the New Age music world appears to agree. The album is now number two on the Zone Music Repoter’s Top 100 Radio AirPlay Chart. The  Creation of Azul When creating Azul Linstead wanted to create an album to, “whisk the listener away on a musical vacation to the sunny climes of the tropics.”  Azul an uptempo festive track starts the...

Blues, Music, Playlists

A Six Pack Playlist of New Blues – (Dec 3-9 2017)

Tommy Castro's Stompin' Ground Kicks off a  Playlist of New Blues  So last week after I made the John Gorka playlist I visited the Roots Music Report’’s Blues Chart. I scanned down the list. There were new releases from a few artists I know and like and several new artists. I decided to make a playlist to see which albums I would like to explore in more detail, I.e. listen to the full album. Here are the albums and artists, the playlist and my thoughts on the albums. Stompin’ Ground - Tommy Castro Tommy Castro has been a favorite of...

2017 Reads, Books, Thrillers

Assassin’s Code – Ward Larsen – Slaton v. Terrorists – in France

  Assassin’s Code -Ward Larsen (David Slaton #4) The other day Assassin’s Code by Ward Larsen became the 59th book I have read this year. That leaves only one more book to read before the end of the year to reach my goal of 60 books read!  It is also the third David Slaton novel I have read this year. Previously, I read Assassin’s Game and Assassin’s Silence in February and March respectively. All three have been terrific reads. About David Slaton and Assassin’s Code David Slaton is a retired kidon or an assassin. He worked for Mossad. After his...

About, Music, Playlists

Thoughts About Future Old Favorites Playlists

  Thoughts About Future Playlists and Music Favorites One of my goals, when I first started to blog, was to present the music that I have listened to over the last fifty years! Wow! Has it really been that long? Anyway,  over the course of my blogging I have written many about my favorite musicians like John Prine, Phil Ochs and Tim Paxton But there are so many more that I want to write about. The problem has been that I  took the blog in a totally different direction. I  started to write more and more about discovering new music and new...