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Tangled Up In Blues is a weekly escape into blues music hosted by the legendary radio veteran Cornel Bogdan. The weekly show airs Sundays from 7p-10p ET, originating from the hallowed halls of 1480 WHBC in the HALL OF FAME city - Canton, Ohio. You can also listen to the show live from anywhere online at whbc.com, or by using the following apps: iheartradio, Audacy, Tune-in.
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Latest Album Reviews
Review of Tribute
Album Info: Tribute
Jack de Keyzer Album: Tribute Label: Blue Star Genre(s): Blues RockBlues
Posted By: Joe Ross
May 6, 2021
Born in London, guitarist Jack de Keyzer moved to Canada at an early age. Tribute features a dozen originals that reveal his blues, funk, and rock influences. Before leaving England, de Keyzer had been inspired by Cliff Richard, a musician kind of like an English Elvis. De Keyzer started playing rock ‘n’ roll, blues and R&B, and at age 18 turned pro when he started performing with blues harmonica player King Biscuit Boy. Surprisingly, Tribute doesn’t include any harmonica, but the guitarist and vocalist gets ample support from Nick Succi (piano, organ), Richard Thornton (sax, congas, percussion) Alan Duffy (bass) and Peter Grimmer (drums). De Keyzer’s intense vocals and stinging guitar fills and solos reveal a surprising variety of blues and rock inspirations such as Clapton, Hendrix, Bloomfield and Page.
De Keyzer’s twelfth album opens with
Tia Carroll Album: You Gotta Have It Label: Little Vilage Genre(s): Contemporary Blues, UnknownBlues
Posted By: Duane Verh
May 1, 2021
Veteran Bay Area blues and soul singer Tia Carroll masterfully struts and smolders her way through a set of most suitable sounding covers, dropping some respectable original fare as well. Assertiveness and vulnerability get equal treatment in Ms. C’s powerhouse delivery, meshing well with the content of songs such as Rick Estrin’s “Don’t Put Your Hands On Me” and Z.Z. Hill’s “I Need Someone”. Her own collaboration “Even When I’m Not Alone” is solid ballad fare and her just-below-the-boiling-point workup of Anthony Hamilton’s “Ain’t Nobody Worryin’” is most airplay-worthy. Old-school vocal backup from The Sons of Soul Revivers are an ear-grabbing facet of the solid studio backup present. A possible “Best Of Year” candidate.
I first heard Rebecca Gilgore about 1980 with a 5-piece jazz band called The Wholly Cats at a Portland, Or. restaurant called Brasserie Montmartre. After that group disbanded a few years later, Rebecca Gilgore started her own band. Since then, she’s been busy with performing, recording and teaching. Her first album, I Saw Stars, was released in 1996. After meeting saxophonist Harry Allen at The March of Jazz in Clearwater Beach, Fl., the pair became regular collaborators and recorded eight albums.
Now fronting her own trio with Randy Porter (piano) and Tom Wakeling (bass), Gilgore has found a nice body of material to present, in mostly relaxed, laid back settings. Gilgore takes a leisurely, espressive approach to interpreting lyrics and harmonizing with herself in “Azure-té / Azure” and telling stories in songs like Dave Frishberg’s “Dear Bix”
This album’s backstory began in 2016 when tenor saxophonist and composer Berta Moreno was invited by an organization called “Bilingual Birdies” to the Kawangware region of Kenya to work with kids at the Little Ray of Hope School. While volunteering in a poor, disadvantaged neighborhood fraught with poverty hunger and lack of water, she also encountered happiness and joy among the people who faced their challenges with music, dancing, hope and optimism. Moreno and this album’s producers then raised over $12K in a Kickstarter campaign to record and release this original fusion of jazz, soul and African music that’s guaranteed to make you smile and dance.
Born in Madrid but now based in New York, Berta Moreno composed all eight songs on Tumaini (meaning “hope” in Swahili), and she gets a nice groove going with her instrumental bandmates
Review of From an Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings
Album Info: From an Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings
Dave Alvin Album: From an Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings Label: Yep Roc Genre(s): Americana Country
Posted By: Joe Ross
Apr 29, 2021
After its release in late 2020, this album caught my attention after seeing it in the top ten of The Roots Music Report’s Americana Country Chart for over six months. These 16 songs had been tracked for Alvin’s own releases, tribute albums, and for his sheer joy of making music. The roots music variety includes blues, ballads, folk, country rock and rockabilly. The former guitarist/songwriter for The Blasters in the early 1980s plays a variety of acoustic and electric guitars, as well as National steel guitar on a couple instrumentals (“Perdido Street Blues” and “Krazy and Ignatz”) and even some piano on Chris Smither’s “Link of Chain.” Another instrumental, “Variations on Earl Hooker’s Guitar Rhumba,” reminds us that Alvin is one hell of a picker.
Alvin’s distinctive singing makes the album whole,