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Get Thee Hence, Sinner – Christine Santelli

EPs are proliferating these days, but few can match CHRSTINE SANTELLI's new one, LIMELIGHT '69, a collection of first-rate original songs and possibly a search for spiritual redemption, all at once.
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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The Common Language of the Heart

Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap are together again, now in a relaxed, refined, reflective and altogether classy survey of the songs of Jerome Kern, 'the angel at the top of the tree.'
by David McGee
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She Loves, But Does He Love?

BLOSSOM & BEE, Sara Gazarek: Our Album of the Week follows Connie Evingson's Sweet Happy Life in being a tour de force of classic pop-jazz vocalizing, with some original songs complementing aesthetic investigations of Great Ame...
by David McGee
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Steeldrivers: Regrouped, Renewed, Revitalized

Regrouped, renewed and revitalized, THE STEELDRIVERS are back with with Hammer Down, a new album comparable in every way to the group's two previous Grammy nominated long players.
by David McGee
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Engaging the Heart

Ace guitarist AMOS GARRETT gathers his Jazz Trio together for a scintillating outing on JazzBlues in which he channels his inner Maurice Chevalier.
by David McGee
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World Without End, Amen

GREAT BIG WORLD contains simply too many inspired performances to be anything but a blessing, apart from it being one of TONY TRISCHKA's showcase moments as a banjo titan and band leader without peer.
by David McGee
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If Ever There Were a Needed Time…

ERIC BIBB's powerful BLUES PEOPLE, inspired by the work and words of DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, espouses racial harmony in soulful tones, while underscoring how much work towards that ideal remains.
by David McGee
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Border Patrol

In a true border crossing event, GABRIEL ESPINOSA and TIERNEY SUTTON deliver a nuanced tribute to the songs of BURT BACHARACH and Mexican songwriting legend ARMANDO MANZANERO.
by David McGee
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From a Master, A Master Class in Blues

From a Master, A Master Class in Blues

There was a missing link in Louisiana Red’s recording odyssey, and it has been revealed on a new release from Labor Records, When My Mama Was Living, recorded in the early '70s in upstate New York and now seeing the light of ...
by David McGee
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Funk-tion At the Junction

At age 77, BOBBY RUSH is reinvigorated, as he proves in the potent performances he musters on his latest album, DOWN IN LOUISIANA, found at the junction where funk, soul and blues meet.
by David McGee
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They Only Come Out at Night

NOCTAMBULE (MARLA FIBISH and BRUCE VICTOR) have fashioned a number of poems by ROBERT SERVICE and others into an intriguing journey through the wee small hours
by David McGee
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