Tag Archives: rhythm-and-blues

MIKE HARRISON – Late Starter

July 5, 2018

Halo 2006 Warm, if monochrome, return of Rainbow Rider who wore soul on his sleeve, from SPOOKY TOOTH and beyond. For Mike Harrison, who in March of 2018 leaving this album as his last ever, it was a case of … Continue reading

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JACK SPANN – Beautiful Man From Mars

April 11, 2017

Daystorm Music 2017 From Mississippi to Hudson and beyond, piano player takes a spanner out of works to pull all the stops and reach for outer space. With this album’s title allusion to John Gray’s book, one could sense certain … Continue reading

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GILLES SNOWCAT – Mardi Gras Station

February 28, 2017

Gilles Snowcat 2017 N’awlins parading from Belgian artist who traded pop-art swell for a hoodoo spell. To deliver unexpected goods is this artist’s modus operandi. Having moved from brightly lit jingle-like songs with AWAKEN to acoustic musings of that projected … Continue reading

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MUTTER SLATER BAND – The Champ

October 12, 2016

Angel Air 2016 Fire-and-brimstone rhythm-and-blues from the man in a bowler hat who takes it on the chin. A comedy corner occupant in , Mutter Slater’s smile is a rare sight when he’s left to his own devices, and the … Continue reading

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BLIND RAVAGE – Blind Ravage

August 14, 2015

Crescent Streel 1971 / Out-Sider 2015 Obscure, if brilliant, and naive, if wild, heavy prog from Montreal that offers a roar and a rave. Quebec isn’t famous for its rough rock, but this quartet, who formed in 1969 and banged … Continue reading

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