Alligator Albums Dominate MOJO's Top 10 Blues CDs Of 2018
[11/29/2018] MOJO says:
#1 America's Child: "Shemekia Copeland’s voice is rich, soulful and totally commanding. Authoritative, passionate Stax-styled stirrers, raw Chicago blues and countryish folk rockers."
#2 Journeys To The Heart Of The Blues: "Joe Louis Walker, Bruce Katz and Giles Robson are three master instrumentalists taking a stroll through old Bluesville. But this is no studious re-creation: Walker's rich, flexible voice remains his own invention, while Katz (piano) and Robson (harmonica) always play themselves rather than ghosts."
#4 The High Cost Of Low Living: "Guitarist and singer Nick Moss shows the world his fearsome guitar chops and his complete familiarity with the great tradition of Chicago bar-blues-band- music. Partnered with harmonica-player Dennis Gruenling, Moss creates a two-headed monster that takes the band thundering through a program of pieces from the past and crisp originals."
#7 Rough Cut" "This is almost as stripped-down as you can get, just voice and harmonica with acoustic guitar and a few drop-ins on drums, bass or piano. But Salgado and Hager have the skill and taste to play exactly what’s required by a programme of old songs and quirky originals."
*Journeys To The Heart Of The Blues was released in North America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand by Alligator, and in all other territories by Munich Records, a division of V2 Records Benelux.
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