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CD Release: Phil Gammage “Used Man For Sale”

This longtime American bluesman has been hard at work at one of his most ambitious projects yet, his eighth solo album, Used Man For Sale

Phil Gammage CD coverArtist: Phil Gammage
Title: Used Man For Sale
Label: World Wide Vibe
Genre: Blues/Americana
Release date: October 4, 2016

New York blues/americana musician Phil Gammage  returns with a new 10-song album Used Man for Sale featuring all original songs. In this collection, Phil explores blues, lounge, and countrypolitan, all to great success. The result is an album of unforgettable melodies and music.

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CD Review: “Big Apple Blues” – Tomás Doncker and Yusef Komunyakaa Join Forces to Extend the Blues Tradition

Tomas Doncker Band CD coverArtist: Tomás Doncker Band
Title: Big Apple Blues
Label: True Groove Records
Genre: Blues/nu blues

CD Review by Dawoud Kringle

Let’s face it; the blues have been done to death. Far from its African roots, its American tradition, during the 60s and beyond, the blues were looted by the (sometimes well meaning) British and Americans. With only a few exceptions, it seemed to have been squeezed for every drop of essence it had, and what was left was sustaining mostly unimaginative musicians who were seduced by its romance and deceptively simple musical structure, and die-hard traditionalists who struggle to preserve the tradition.

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