Tag Archives: Blues

Album Review: Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin (1969)


When The Yardbirds finally fell apart in the summer of 1968 Jimmy Page, along with bassist Chris Dreja, was told to fulfill the bands commitments using other musicians. Page firstly approached vocalist Terry Reid but he declined and suggested a singer he … Continue reading

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Album Review: Led Zeppelin – Presence (1976)


In early August 1975 Robert Plant sustained serious injuries in a car crash on the Greek Island of Rhodes and subsequently the world tour which was due to start at the end of the month had to be cancelled. Plant went to Malibu to … Continue reading

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Album Review : Mumbo-Jumbo – Life of Riley (2011)


  “Life of Riley” is the debut album from the curiously monikered Mumbo-Jumbo, a three piece blues outfit based in the midlands of England. Although to describe them merely as a blues band is to do them considerable dis-service. There are elements … Continue reading

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Album Review: Back Street Crawler – Second Street (1976)


Such is the way with life that when you think things are on the up and you are finally heading into some clear water a huge great tidal wave comes along and turns your world upside down all over again. … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Joe Bonamassa – The Ballad of John Henry (2009)


Following the success of his “Sloe Gin” and “Live From Nowhere In Particular” albums Joe Bonamassa returned to the studio with producer Kevin Shirley and came up with another exciting quality mixture of originals and covers in the shape of … Continue reading

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Album Review: Joe Bonamassa – Sloe Gin (2007)


I have long admired the talent of Joe Bonamassa and his albums have nestled quite happily here amongst the others at Leedham Towers for a while now. And they have been getting the customary periodic airings that most good albums do. But I have … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Kev Moore – Blue Odyssey (2010)


Kev Moore is a Chesterfield born musician who, although being primarily known as a bass player and vocalist with bands such as Graham Oliver’s Saxon, BC Sweet, Tubeless Hearts, Christie and The Gonads, is a heavily talented multi instrumentalist with a … Continue reading

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