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Archie Edwards: Jumpstartin' the Blues: Piedmont Bluesman Archie Edwards

Profile and Interview by Jerry Zolten, Living Blues, April 1996

Talks About Roots, Rights, and Rhythms ...

Bumble Bee Slim: A Rough Rugged Road: From Georgia to Chicago to Hollywood with Bumble Bee Slim

Retrospective by Jerry Zolten, Living Blues, September 1997

MY ENTREE into the world of bluesman Bumble Bee Slim came not by choice, but by chance. It happened a few years ago in the ...

Rudy Ray Moore: 'I Ain't Lyin'!'...The Unexpurgated Truth about Rudy Ray Moore

Retrospective and Interview by Jerry Zolten, Living Blues, May 2001

2008 Prologue: RUDY RAY MOORE, a.k.a. "Dolemite," the "Godfather of Rap," the "World's Greatest X-Rated Comedian," and "Blaxploitation" filmmaker, passed away at age 81 in ...

Odetta: Lookin’ For A Home

Review by Andria Lisle, Living Blues, November 2001

IN 1949, THE year that Leadbelly died, Odetta made her first appearance on stage – in a Los Angeles production of Finian’s Rainbow. ...

The Mighty Hannibal: Hannibalism! (Norton Records)

Review by Andria Lisle, Living Blues, November 2001

THESE 28 TRACKS, spanning 15 years of the Mighty Hannibal’s career, epitomize Southern soul at its finest – and most obscure. ...

North Mississippi Allstars: North Mississippi All Stars: 51 Phantom (Tone-Cool)

Review by Andria Lisle, Living Blues, January 2002

EARLIER THIS YEAR, the North Mississippi All Stars received a nomination for a Grammy (Best Contemporary Blues Album), the LB Critics' Awards for Best Debut ...

R.L. Burnside: R. L. Burnside: Burnside On Burnside (Fat Possum)

Review by Andria Lisle, Living Blues, January 2002

IN THE LAST decade R.L. Burnside, the best-known purveyor of Mississippi hill country blues, has become almost an anti-hero of the blues scene. His label, ...

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