Monthly Archives: March 2002

Mick Ronson – Play Don’t Worry

I confess! When I was 15 years old, David Bowie and the Spiders From Mars seemed a little odd to me. When...

Arbiter Fuzz Face Reissue

If you're a fan of vintage '60s fat-bottomed fuzz, nothing sounds better than a vintage Arbiter/England Fuzz Face... when it's operating right. The...

Various Artists – The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers: A Tribute

The likes of Dylan, Mellencamp, Van Morrison, Dwight Yoakam, and many more cover the songs of one of country music's pioneers. The covers...

Janis Ian – Hunger

An album just short of brilliant from a name I had't heard in awhile. Killer songs, great delivery, and amazing use of an...

Mississippi John Hurt – Memorial Anthology

John Hurt played a different breed of blues from Delta stalwarts like Son House and Robert Johnson. Hurt was an all-around songster, and...

Vox AC-30 Amp

Electric guitarists often speak of the "Fender sound" or the "Marshall sound" when referring to amplifiers. And these amps certainly provide distinct coloration...

Roy Roberts – Deeper Shade of Blue

North Carolina bluesman Roy Roberts is an original, and there's no other blues singer or guitarist who can equal his blend of minor-key, soul-laced...

Jimi Hendrix Experience – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

This four-CD box set illustrates again how the seed planted by Hendrix's created a whole tree of rock guitar that still fourishes, although not...

Hipshot B-Bender

This month's guest reviewer is so good I asked him to stick around for two sessions so we could savor his down home humor...

Big Jack Johnson and the Oilers – We Got to Stop This Killin’

Big Jack "Oilman" Johnson lays down modern-day Mississippi Delta blues at their best. Hailing from Clarksdale, some of his songs come straight from...
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