The Rolling Stones – Out Of Our Heads

Soul, blues and R&B, British style In 1965, The Rolling Stones were on the cusp of true rock ‘n’ roll greatness, and Out Of Our Heads, released on the Decca label, would further entrench their reputation. Having returned from an American tour, the band were cocked and primed with a collection of soul material, much… Read More The Rolling Stones – Out Of Our Heads

Mick Taylor Band – Little Red Rooster

Ex-Stones guitarist proves he’s still got the blues Apart from the occasional reunion with The Rolling Stones, Mick Taylor has been suspiciously quiet these past few decades. His solo output has been sporadic to the say the least, releasing just a smattering of live and studio albums since the late 1970’s. Recorded in Hungary in 2001,… Read More Mick Taylor Band – Little Red Rooster

Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band – The Legendary A&M Sessions

Before Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart) embarked on a career of mind altering avant-garde expressionism, he was singing blues and playing music that was practically about as straight forward as they come. This 11 minute EP showcases the singer, and multi-instrumentalist on the verge of something significant, even if he and The Magic Band… Read More Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band – The Legendary A&M Sessions

The Black Crowes – Warpaint

Accomplished comeback by one of the finest blues-rock bands around When in 2005 guitarist Marc Ford was convinced to rejoin his old band mates for a reunion tour it was certainly cause for celebration, because at last, the finest line-up of The Black Crowes was back finally, fully prepared to blow everyone away like they… Read More The Black Crowes – Warpaint

Carla Olson & Mick Taylor – Too Hot For Snakes

Mick Taylor is a name that will forever remain synonymous with The Rolling Stones, a guitarist whose contribution, at least instrumentally, cannot be underestimated much less ignored. And while Mick Jagger and Keith Richards’ song writing credit was practically bullet proof, to the extent of being almost Machiavellian when it came to copyright, for many… Read More Carla Olson & Mick Taylor – Too Hot For Snakes

Robert Johnson – The Complete Recordings

Whether Robert Johnson really did sell his soul to the Devil in exchange for fame and fortune, the fact remains that the guitarist is deemed to be one of the most important and influential musicians of the 20th Century. And although he died in 1938, under what can only be described as mysterious circumstances, it wasn’t… Read More Robert Johnson – The Complete Recordings