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Album review: NORMAN BEAKER – Running Down The Clock

Norman Beaker - Running Down The Clock

Pete Feenstra chatted to Norman Beaker about his music and the new album for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 5 July 2020. Clock Records [Release date 24.07.20] It’s almost a shock to realise that this album celebrates Norman’s … Continue reading

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Album review: THE HERBAL REMEDY – Land Of The Livin’

The Herbal Remedy - Land Of The Livin

1454875 Records DK [Release date 04.09.219] The Herbal Remedy is a roots rock band from the North East of England who play their music the way they feel it. ‘Land Of The Livin’ is a live album in all but … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE BONAMASSA – Live At The Sydney Opera House

Joe Bonamassa - Live at The Sydney Opera House

Provogue [Release date 25.10.19] ‘Live At The Sydney Opera House’ is staggeringly Joe Bonamassa’s 17th live album and while the geography may change and the material recycles recent studio material, the performance is consistently good. If his strategy is to … Continue reading

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Album review: SAVOY BROWN – City Night

SAVOY BROWN – City Night

Quarto Valley Records [Release date 07.06.19] ‘City Night’ is a milestone release for Kim Simmons. It’s his 40th album release and comes on the back of his relatively recent 50th anniversary and the chart topping ‘Witchy Feelin’ album. In recent … Continue reading

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Album review: ERIC CLAPTON AND THE YARDBIRDS Feat.SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON

 ERIC CLAPTON AND THE YARDBIRDS Feat.SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON

The Store For Music  [Release date: 09.11.18] And so to the endlessly recycled ‘Eric Clapton And The Yardbirds with Sonny Boy Williams’ (Williamson) and a few tracks from Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. This material will always hold some interest … Continue reading

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Album review: SHEMEKIA COPELAND – America’s Child

SHEMEKIA COPELAND – America

Alligator Records[Release date 03.08.18] Shemekia Copeland’s ‘America’s Child’ is very much an album of our times. The title is an all enveloping concept that leads into a bunch of related, philosophical and at times analytical songs that shift from the … Continue reading

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Album review: THE BETTERDAYS – Backlash

The Betterdays - Backlash

NTB Records [Release date 14.09.18] The Betterdays were the South West’s leading British r&b band in the mid-60′s. They paid their dues, did the mileage, filled the clubs and enthusiastically played a compelling mixture of rhythm and blues, all neatly … Continue reading

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Album review: JAMIE WILLIAMS & THE ROOTS COLLECTIVE – Diff’rent Gravy

JAMIE WILLIAMS & THE ROOTS COLLECTIVE - Diff

3Ms Music [Release date 20.04.18] What’s in a name?  Well, Jamie Williams & The Roots Collective is a suitably titled, all encompassing name for a band that is rooted in 60’s British R&B – minimalist production with evocative vocals – … Continue reading

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Album review: THE VOODOO SHEIKS – Unstoppable

THE VOODOO SHEIKS – Unstoppable

775402 Records DK [Release date 13.07.18] ‘Unstoppable’ is The Voodoo Sheiks’ 3rd album in 8 years and continues their quest to cement their unique style on the rhythm and blues circuit. It’s arguably their best album so far. It’s solid, … Continue reading

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Album review: THE PRETTY THINGS – Greatest Hits

THE PRETTY THINGS – Greatest Hits

Madfish [Release date 13.10.17] There are few bands who have make it to their 50th anniversary, let alone with such a welter of re-issues to mark the occasion. Indeed, The Pretty Things enthusiastic record company Madfish has already issued three … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE PRETTY THINGS & THE IMPERIAL CROWNS – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, SW France, 7 July 2017

Jimmie Wood – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, SW France, 7 July 2017

There’s a lot to be said for the art of performance. And tonight The Imperial Crowns front man Jimmie Wood works hard to preach the blues to a sun drenched crowd initially cowering on the edges of the festival square, … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BURNT OUT WRECK, CHESS ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

BURNT OUT WRECK Swallow

BURNT OUT WRECK Swallow Cherry Red Records [Release date 24.03.17] Gary Moat was the drummer with Scottish rockers Heavy Pettin’ and for his new band, Burnt Out Wreck, he leaves his drum kit behind to head for the mic stand. … Continue reading

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Album review: BACHMAN – Heavy Blues

BACHMAN – Heavy Blues

Linus Entertainment [Release date 13.04.15] There’s no better time than in the autumn of your career to go back to the musical roots that inspired you in the first place, and so it is that the former Guess Who and … Continue reading

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Album review: ERJA LYYTINEN – Live In London

ERJA LYYTINEN – Live In London

Tuohi [Release date 08.06.15] Erja Lyytinen matches her excellent guitar playing with wide ranging material that broadens the blues canvas to take in a much wider perspective. She’s a strong lyricst who imbues her songs with deep emotion and meaning, … Continue reading

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Album review: ELVIN BISHOP – Can’t Even Do Wrong Right

Elvin Bishop - Can

Alligator [Released 18.08.14] Elvin Bishop’s albums are like the welcome return of a long lost friend. Of course he’s never really been away, save for the 7 year recording gap in the 80’s, but his post-Alligator comeback years have been … Continue reading

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Album review: THE WILD MAGNOLIA MARIACHIS – Boogie Indians

The Wild Magnolia Mariachis - Boogie Indians

NotNowMom! [Released 13.06.14] With a name like The Wild Magnolia Mariachis, you suspect this isn’t going to be anything less than a stomping party record. And so it proves, as the 9 piece band rock their way through old school … Continue reading

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Album review: A BLUES TRIBUTE TO CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

A Blues Tribute To Creedence Clearwater Revival

Cleopatra [Release date 25.08.14] It’s a measure of the contemporary music scene’s fascination with introspection that three quarters of ‘A Blues Tribute To Creedence Clearwater Revival’ is given a stripped down feel. The result is an album that isn’t so … Continue reading

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CD review: MARCUS MALONE – Stand Or Fall

        Redline Music [Release date 21.04.14] ‘Stand Or Fall’ might easily have used the opening cut ‘Living The Blues’ as its title. For while his last album ‘Let The Sunshine In’ was a noticeably more song driven effort, … Continue reading

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Album review: ROSCO LEVEE AND THE SOUTHERN SLIDE – Get It While You Can

Rosco Levee And The Southern Slide

Red Train Records Records [Release date 27.01.14] ‘Get It While You Can’ wrestles with the common problem of a Brit band trying to sound authentic on material that evokes the deep south with some shit kicking roots rock. Rosco leads … Continue reading

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Album review: GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS– Live At Montreux 2013

Eagle Rock[Release date 18.11.13] Having paid his dues through relentless road work – including a 50 states in 50 nights tour – and his self titled debut album in 1976 – George Throrogood made his major label breakthrough on Capital … Continue reading

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