Festival International du Blues de Tremblant “25th Edition”
By BOB PUTIGNANO

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www.TremblantBlues.com MONT-TREMBLANT, QUÉBEC, CANADA:  The 2018 Festival International du Blues de Tremblant was their twenty-fifth edition; it’s also my tenth consecutive year covering this top-shelf Blues festival. This year’s headliners included International performers from around the globe, as well as regional artists/performers from Québec and Ontario. This year’s edition featured Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio, acoustic blues artist Eric Bibb, …

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Dennis Coffey – “One Night at Morey’s: 1968” – The CD Review By BOB PUTIGNANO

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Dennis Coffey “One Night at Morey’s 1968” www.OmnivoreRecordings.com   “One Night at Morey’s: 1968” is the performance by guitarist Dennis Coffey, organist Lyman Woodard, and drummer Melvin Davis.  The trio performed at Morey’s, in Detroit, Michigan, every week. There are no vocals; the performance is strictly instrumental, which is more than fine by me.  The Bobby Womack/Wilson Pickett “I’m a …

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Roy Buchanan “Live at Town Hall 1974” 2 CD’s Review
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Roy Buchanan “Live at Town Hall 1974” 2 CD’s Review  www.RealGoneMusic.com Though mass appeal eluded him, and that it has been nearly thirty years since Roy Buchanan’s passing, the superlative guitar hero is rarely forgotten. The two sets captured from these performances at Town Hall in New York City from around Thanksgiving of 1974 were recorded by the Record Plant’s …

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Grateful Dead “Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 5” Boston Music Hall 6-9-76 CD Review
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www.RealGoneMusic.com – 3CD’s Originally released at the end of 2011, this midyear 1976 performance documents the Dead’s return to steady touring; it was their third gig of 1976, the first pair were in Oregon. At that time they also decided to perform in concert theaters as opposed to larger arenas. After their supposed farewell (five-night) stand at San Fran’s Winterland …

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Larry Coryell – “At the Village Gate” – CD Review
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www.RealGoneMusic.com Larry Coryell flirted with initial fame touring as the guitarist with Jack Bruce (Cream,) drummer Mitch Mitchell (Hendrix,) and Mike Mandell’s organ in 1970. (*There are Internet tapes of this exact same band recorded at the Fillmore East from January 31st, 1970.)  The youthful Coryell had also previously toured and/or recorded with Chico Hamilton, Gary Burton, Herbie Mann, Coryell’s …

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The Rascals “The Complete Singles A’s & B’s” (2-CD’s)
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The Rascals “The Complete Singles A’s & B’s” (2-CD’s) www.RealGoneMusic.com In various configurations these “Young Rascals” and latter day “Rascals” have been often compiled. This two-disc set includes forty-seven tunes offered in (mostly) chronological order. As far as I know; this is the first time that any Rascals’ reissue commingles Atlantic Records sides with their concluding Columbia singles.  The unnumbered …

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SOUNDS OF BLUE: Bill Frisell “Guitar in the Space Age!” By BOB PUTIGNANO

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Okeh Records – Sony – www.BillFrisell.com Title this recording as (updated) memorabilia of the fifties and sixties; it plays like an AM radio jukebox from the same era, but radiates a current and unique vibe. No matter, set your way-back machine(s) and enjoy the modernized and respectful (all-instrumental) blasts from the past that additionally includes a pair of newly penned …

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The Westchester Guardian – September 18, 2014 Edition

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The Westchester Guardian – August 21, 2014 Edition

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The Westchester Guardian – August 21, 2014 Edition

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