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December 29, 2013


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SUGARAY RAYFORD DANGEROUS Delta Groove Productions – B00DSAUJ4G Review by The Bluebird   “Good Morning Mr. Blues, give me your right hand … ” Solo record, “Dangerous” by Mannish Boys’ Sugaray Raymond, is chock full of standard blues tones, Muddy Waters vocal style and reliable harp wailing, alongside expertly bent notes. A mix of classic […]

May 28, 2013


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Chris Duarte Group My Soul Alone Blues Bureau Int’L – (B00AX5HGWW) Chris Duarte- Guitar and Vocals Steve Evans- Bass Aaron Haggerty- Drums Produced by- Mike Varney Released on Shrapnelrecords 2013 (Blues Bureau International) Readers should read The Chris Duarte Group’s biography as a guide before buying this album. It was (very well) written by Robert […]

September 9, 2012

Second Installment – The Bluebird sits down with Kevin Bowe

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    Editor’s Note – this is the second installment of The Bluebird sitting down with Kevin Bowe on his work with Etta James, Blues and songwriting.. Bluebird: When you settle down to write a song, how do you start? Kevin Bowe: All different ways because I like to mix it up, habit is the […]

June 21, 2012

OMAR AND THE HOWLERS – Essential Collection – Review by The Bluebird

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OMAR AND THE HOWLERS Essential Collection Ruf Records (B005VQRU9C) From Austin Texas, Kent “Omar” Dykes grew up in McComb, Mississippi, which is local to Bo Didley. “The Essential Collection,” includes two CD’s, with thirty songs total, for a blues education and in depth reflection.  The first of which is a “best of” set of tracks […]

May 25, 2012

Tail Dragger and Bob Corritore – Longtime Friends In the Blues – review by The Bluebird

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Tail Dragger and Bob Corritore Delta Groove Music review by The Bluebird With Henry Gray, Kirk Fletcher, Chris James, Patrick Rynn and Brian Fahey.   Tail Dragger (James Yancy Jones) – Vocals Bob Corritore – Harmonica Henry Gray – Piano, Vocals on 2, Comments on 9 & 10 Kirk Fletcher – Guitar Chris James – […]

February 24, 2012

The Jonny Monster Band, The Jonny Monster Band – review by The Bluebird

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THE JONNY MONSTER BAND The Jonny Monster Band Self Release review by Bluebird This album shows up without much fanfare. In good blues, less is more. Ten tracks, three musician credits and a sleek, bold presentation makes for a record that slips right into blues history as if it’s been there all along. There isn’t even […]

April 25, 2013


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KEVIN BOWE & THE OKEMAH PROPHETS March 25, 2013 LIVE AT Club Passim, Cambridge, MA REVIEW BY BLUEBIRD   Kevin Bowe is a busy man – always has been. Driven by independence and creativity, he blazes his own paths, and there are many. With a full career of songwriting for great artists including; Jonny Lang, Etta James, […]

November 22, 2012

Albert Cummings – LIVE at the Iron Horse – review by Bluebird

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Albert Cummings LIVE at the Iron Horse, Northampton, MA. November 3, 2012. Review by Bluebird It was a full house at the Iron Horse that night. Serious blues fans set out early, and had a lot to say about Mr. Cummings’ upcoming performance. Many of them had traveled a long way from Connecticut, Pittsfield, MA, […]

August 24, 2012

An Interview With Kevin Bowe on Songwriting, Blues and His Experiences with Etta James – By Bluebird

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Bluebird: In addition to the recent solo album, Natchez Trace, which includes your band the Okemah Prophets, supported by a long list of talented guest musicians, you have written songs for a wide range of blues masters, one of them Etta James. Can you tell us, here at the Boston Blues Society, about your experiences […]

January 24, 2012

Etta James – The Dreamer – Verve Forecast – Review by Bluebird of Bluebird Reviews

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ETTA JAMES The Dreamer Verve Forecast Review by Bluebird of Bluebird Reviews The voice is an instrument. And if we are going to talk about blues, the blue note is the “flatted unexpected note.” When you approach this collection of works, keep in mind that Etta’s voice always had a wide range of tones. This […]