Monthly Archives: May 2015

TRIX 3311 – V.A.: “Detroit After Hours”

3311: Various Artists – “Detroit After Hours”              This album of piano blues from Detroit is truly “underground music”. Even by the time that demolition for the Chrysler freeway had inflicted wounds of a mortal nature in Detroit’s Black Bottom, … Continue reading

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TRIX 3310 – Tarheel Slim: “No Time At All”

3310: Tarheel Slim – “No Time at All” Original LP and CD re-release Success for a black musician is very often a fleeting thing, though a single hit can often carry an artist for some period of time. In 1959 there was … Continue reading

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TRIX 3309 – Pernell Charity: “The Virginian”

 3309: Pernell Charity – “The Virginian” Original LP and CD re-release The phonograph record has had an important effect in shaping the song repertoire of many blues musicians and this is especially true of those who reside in a community with no … Continue reading

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TRIX 3308 – Eddie Kirkland: “The Devil… and other blues demons”

3308: Eddie Kirkland – “The Devil (and other blues demons)”     * Original LP and CD re-release Eddie Kirkland . . . the Hawg man… Eddie Kirkland . . . with John Lee Hooker five years . . . Eddie Kirkland . . … Continue reading

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TRIX 3307 – Robert Jr. Lockwood: “Contrasts”

3307: Robert Jr. Lockwood – “Contrasts” Original LP and CD re-release       One of the happiest events in recent blues history is the emergence of Robert Jr. Lockwood from semi-retirement. He returns not as a man whose marvelous talent has seen better … Continue reading

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TRIX 3306 – Guitar Shorty: “Alone in His Field”

3306: Guitar Shorty – “Alone in his Field”               * Original LP and CD re-release Guitar Shorty is an unique indivldual, both from a musical and personal standpoint. In the former, he is a total musical animal, often spontaneously creating material on the … Continue reading

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TRIX 3305 – Willie Trice: “Blue & Rag’d”

3305: WILLIE TRICE – “Blue & Rag’d”            Original LP and CD re-release             Born February 10, 1910, Willie Agusta Trice has lived all his life within a mile or two of his birthplace, a quiet rural section of wooded … Continue reading

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