Category Archives: Blues Reviews

Climax Blues Band: Live, Rare and Raw 1973-1979

An advert for touring bands, who learn their craft night after night, this superb batch of gigs shows how CBB moved from blues towards funk and excelled at each genre. 4 Stars 3CDs: 31 tracks, 3 hrs 40 mins (Repertoire) … Continue reading

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Mike Farris – Soul Survivor

As a former member of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble, he has his roots deep in the blues, but has re-invented himself as a Blues/Gospel artist, with more than half an ear to the classic arrangements of the ‘sixties. With … Continue reading

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Bryn Haworth – Time Out

When Bryn Haworth released Inside Out, his first collection of music for inmates, it was mainly a collection of his existing tracks that were prisoner-friendly. 4 Stars 12 Tracks / 45 minutes This time, he has virtually started from scratch … Continue reading

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Dion – Tank Full of Blues (Blue Horizon Records)

Powered by a fresh verve that permeates this collection, the veteran offers some solid electric blues and an inventive statement of faith 4 Stars 11 Tracks / 45 Minutes Dion DiMucci is a man with history. He could have perished … Continue reading

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Tim “Too Slim” Langford – Broken Halo (Underworld Records)

Unusually full of variety and stories for a blues album, Langford delivers a quality solo release 3.5 Stars 11 Tracks / 41 Minutes Tim ‘Too Slim’ Langford has made a strong impact on the blues scene with his band The … Continue reading

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