Tag: soul

The Blasters

Fun on Saturday Night

Rip Cat

A new Blasters album is nothing to sneeze at.

The roots rockers’ first four studio albums were released from 1980 to 1985, before singer Phil Alvin and lead guitarist Dave Alvin no longer saw eye to eye and Dave told his brother goodbye.

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James Luther Dickinson

I’m Just Dead, I’m Not Gone

Memphis International

Jim Dickinson shuffled off to that great gig in the sky almost three years ago, but he’s back again on disc in this 2006 concert with musical support from the North Mississippi Allstars and Jimmy Davis.

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Ana Popovic


Eclecto Groove

For her sixth studio album (counting her 1998 debut as a member of Hush), Yugoslavian singer-songwriter-guitarist Popovic left her Amsterdam base for three months to descend on the Crescent City and craft her finest release.

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The New Mastersounds

Breaks From the Border

Tallest Man

British retro-soul group The New Mastersounds have been around since they rose like a Phoenix in 1999 from the ashes of the original Mastersounds (not to be confused with America’s late ’50s/early ’60s easy-listening bop combo of the same name).

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Devon Allman’s Honeytribe

Space Age Blues


The press release advertises “guitar licks that explode into whistling comet trails,” but such effects are hard if not impossible to find. This sophomore release is simply a solid blues-rock album showing impressive songwriting growth from 2006’s “Torch.”

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