Author Archives: Tony

New Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes You Tube Clip For ‘Catfish Blues’

The official video for Catfish Blues by Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes, from his upcoming Easy Eye Sound release ‘Cypress Grove’, out October 18th

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60th Anniversary Reissue of John Lee Hooker’s 1959 Riverside Records Debut

Craft Recordings are to reissue (on vinyl) John Lee Hooker’s 1959 debut album ‘The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker’ for Riverside Records with all-analog mastering from the original stereo tapes will be available August 2nd on 180-gram vinyl. The … Continue reading

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The Day The Music Burned – The 2008 Universal Fire

A New York Times investigation has revealed that decades of Universal Music Group treasures burned in 2008. By Niraj Chokshi From The New York Times. June 12th 2019 Eleven years ago this month, a fire ripped through a part of … Continue reading

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Up Jumped The Devil – The Real Life Of Robert Johnson

Gayle Dean Wardlow and Bruce Conforth: Up Jumped The Devil – The Real Life of Robert Johnson (Chicago Review Press) Tony Burke, Published in the Morning Star, May 2019 Though he only made 40 recordings, US blues artist Robert Johnson’s legacy … Continue reading

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Me And Big Joe by Michael Bloomfield

In 1980 great white blues guitar player and session player Michael Bloomfield (1943 – 1981) –  ex-Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Electric Flag, Bob Dylan, Al Kooper, Taj Mahal, Janis Joplin and many others wrote a short 60 page book called … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry ‘Bout The Bear – The Music Memoirs of Jim Simpson

‘Don’t Worry ’Bout The Bear – From The Blues To Jazz, Rock & Roll and Black Sabbath’ is written by Jim Simpson and his brother Ron and is published by Brewin Books on June 22nd  Jim was the original manager … Continue reading

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Interview With Charlie Gillett From 2008

 The late Charlie Gillett was a renowned broadcaster, journalist and author. He wrote the acclaimed and influential ‘Sound Of The City’ (“the first serious and comprehensive history of rock & roll”) and the story of Atlantic Records ‘Making Tracks’. … Continue reading

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Down Home Blues: Chicago Volume 2: Sweet Home Chicago

‘Down Home Blues: Sweet Home Chicago’ is the second volume of Chicago Blues post war down home blues music from Wienerworld, recorded from the mid-1940s through the golden decade years of the 1950s up to the early 1960s Sweet Home … Continue reading

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Joe Louis Walker – Live In Las Vegas

 Joe Louis Walker – a Blues Hall of Fame guitarist and singer and songwriter and his band storm through ten 10 tracks live in concert at the Boulder Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This great live performance is … Continue reading

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