The harmonica, truth be told, is a relatively easy instrument to play. To master it, however - to render it among the most humanly expressive of instruments - is another matter entirely. Bob Corritore is indeed a master, having honed his craft - craft being the operative word - while working as a club owner, producer, and often-impromptu sideman. In recent years he's stepped up to release a solo collection culled from various sessions, along with two recordings that saw him paired with Chicago stalwarts John Primer and Tail Dragger respectively. Taboo finds Corritore firmly out front, his finely nuanced
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An all-instrumental Harmonica disc? Corritore makes it work!
Let's hope it's a bridge to new horizons for Jimmie Vaughan...
Jimmie Vaughan Plays More Blues, Ballads & Favorites is the follow up to last year's Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites and represents a warp-speed return for the guitarist who previously took an eight-year break between recording projects. More is a flawed and but enjoyable album, beset by some predictable pitfalls for a project of its kind. The ice is thin for an artist when doing a "standards" collection. It's a challenge to balance fidelity to a classic, beloved song and infusing it with a creative fire that raises it above being another rehash. Vaughan falls into the trap of staying too close
It's time once again for our weekly look at the latest CDs to hit store shelves... Prior to the tragic passing of Amy Winehouse, the most shocking story in the music world was the lurid, chilling plot to kidnap and murder British vocalist Joss Stone. Stone is back in the news this week but for much happier reasons. She's been freed from her label and is releasing a brand new album called LP1. She's also part of Mick Jagger's supergroup Super Heavy (that album is due later this year). Jimmie Vaughan follows his Plays Blues, Ballads, & Favorites with
Sequel to Grammy-nominated 2010 release...
Jimmie Vaughan is releasing a sequel to his acclaimed, Grammy-nominated 2010 release Plays Blues, Ballads, & Favorites with Plays More Blues, Ballads, & Favorites on July 26 through Shout Factory. Vaughan, founder of the iconic Fabulous Thunderbirds and a successful solo artist, has put together a collection of 14 songs written or performed by luminaries like Ray Charles, Hank Williams Sr., Jimmy Reed, Lloyd Price, and more. He recorded the set in Austin, TX and is joined again by vocalist Lou Ann Barton on three tracks. Barton provided vocal on several tracks of the first volume. The first installment was