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Très engagé E una gioia di vivere (or, You Go, Girl)

Exploring the vagaries of love in French and Italian songs, CATARINA ZAPPONI delivers a seductive gem on ROMANTICA, her first album since 2001 and well worth the wait.
by David McGee
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‘Your Name’s Now Up in Lights’

From her 100 Videos in 100 Days project, Christine Santelli performs ‘Your Name’s Now Up in Lights’ from Deep Roots 2012 Album of the year, Dragonfly. Be sure to check out her 2013 EP, Limelight ’69, honored as one of D...
by David McGee
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Finding the Fountain of Youth

Chicago blues veteran BILLY BOY ARNOLD teams up with producer DUKE ROBILLARD and band for a powerhouse set on THE BLUES SOUL OF BILLY BOY ARNOLD, one of 2014's finest blues releases.
by David McGee
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Hurricane Warning

Almost a half-century into his career. BOBBY 'HURRICANE' SPENCER delivers big-time on 'HURRICANE UNLEASHED,' singing some hard-luck blues but also revealing himself as a true romantic, in spite of heartbreak.
by David McGee
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Full-Bodied Blues

COME BACK BABY, LINSEY ALEXANER's second Delmark release, exceeds his 2012 effort in all respects--singing, playing and writing. It's an album for those who love their blues full bodied.
by David McGee
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Keeping the Faith and Keeping It Well

Seasoned and undiminished soul and gospel veterans, JOHNNY RAWLS and OTIS CLAY, finally get together for a rousing outing on SOUL BROTHERS.
by David McGee
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The Title Tells the Tale

ROB STONE is back with his fourth album as a bandleader. GOTTA KEEP ROLLIN' is, says our ERIC STEINER, an album 'fans of post-war Chicago blues will want on their CD shelves.'
by David McGee
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Bob Marovich’s Gospel Picks

Gospel editor BOB MAROVICH's latest picks include new albums from LECRAE, DEBRA BLACK, NELSON LARKINS AND GOD'S POSSE, NATASHA GRAY and a vital retrospective of REVELATION RECORDS.
by David McGee
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Lara St. John and Friends Do Schubert Right

The talented eccentric, LARA ST. JOHN, is back with a group of formidable friends with a 'Schubertiade,' an exciting exploration of 15 tunes written by Schubert and scintillatingly rendered on disc.
by David McGee
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Singles Charts and the Battle for Bullets

In our continuing excerpts from MICHAEL SIGMAN's memoir Just Remember: Field Notes from a Music Biz Life, the author recounts the tumult that erupted when Record World dared to print charts reflecting actual record sales.
by David McGee
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Introducing Olivia Chin Mueller

This month JULES welcomes up-and-coming illustrator OLIVIA CHIN MUELLER, whose work is as dazzling as it is intriguing and complex--a real find!
by David McGee
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For Whom These Bells Toll

THREE BELLS, a collaboration between three great dobro masters--MIKE AULDRIDGE, JERRY DOUGLAS and ROB ICKES--is flat-out a beautiful, evocative album with virtuosity always in service to the heart. Is is also the great AULDRIDG...
by David McGee
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