Helen Oakley Dance

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January/February 1998    Books

Really the Blues
Photographs by Stephen Green, Interviews by Mindy Giles

The startling photographs featured here are by Stephen Green, whose fine Going to Chicago, (in the same large format), was a big success in 1990 and is still available from Woodford Press. Interviews by Mindy Giles are with bluesmen located in the Delta...


September 1997    Albums

Blues Men
Various Artists

On the first set's first disc, Chicago Blues Band, John Lee Hooker delivers a superior performance. It clearly dates back a few years, for he sounds powerful and, as always, committed to an irresistible and unrelenting beat. Sunnyland Slim, Willie Dixon...

January/February 1997    Albums

I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So
Jay McShann

This is not, as might be expected, a blues collection. Rather, the selections are those habitually favored by singers and musicians with a penchant for songs that lend themselves to quiet, unassuming tempos, that lead in turn without exception to an effortless...

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