Tag Archives: Al Cooper

Album review: JOE BONAMASSA – A New Day Now (20th Anniversary Edition)

Joe Bonamassa - A New Day Now

Provogue [Release date 07.08.20] While it’s hard not to be sceptical about a project like this –  Joe Bonamassa’s relentless marketing campaign has now come full circle with this special 20th anniversary release – this remixed and re-recorded version of … Continue reading

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Album review: KING SOLOMON HICKS – Harlem

King Solomon Hicks - Harlem

Provogue Records [Release date 13.03.20]   ‘Harlem’ is the classic example of how American roots music recycles itself by supporting up and coming talent. It surrounds them with experienced hands to revitalise blues covers and interpret related material in the … Continue reading

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Album review: GARY MOORE – Live From London

GARY MOORE – Live From London

Mascot Records [Release date 31.01.20] Before he re-discovered his blues credential in 1990, Gary Moore’s career encapsulated hard rock, fusion, prog, jazz-rock and always somewhere at the core blues. 30 years ago he took a career changing decision to throw … Continue reading

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Album review: OLI BROWN – Songs From the Road

Ruf [Release date 14.06.13] Anyone who has followed Oli Brown’s career so far, will hardly be surprised by the sense of adventure at the heart of this live DVD/CD. For though he was schooled in the blues at an early … Continue reading

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Album review: BLONDE BLUES – Envision Nu Blues

Self-released Blonde Blues hail from the  blues heartland of North Carolina and ‘Envision Nu Blues’ finds the band having a decent stab at honing their own style. It’s an album that has its moments, but for the most part flickers … Continue reading

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