Bright Lights, Big City by Neil Young

“Bright Lights, Big City” is a classic blues song which was written and first recorded by American bluesman Jimmy Reed in 1961. Besides being “an integral part of the standard blues repertoire”, “Bright Lights, Big City” has appealed to a variety of artists, including country and rock musicians, who have recorded their interpretations of the […]

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STORMY WEATHER | Etta James

James’s deep and earthy voice bridged the gap between rhythm and blues and rock and roll. She won six Grammy Awards and 17 Blues Music Awards. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999, and the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001. James’s […]

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Elise LeGrow “Who Do You Love”?

As concepts for debut albums go, LeGrow’s is certainly intriguing. Rather than creating an album of original work, she has instead taken on one of the most formidable back catalogues in music history – Chicago’s Chess Records – re-imagining songs by some of the greatest blues, soul and R&B singers in history. “Etta James was one […]

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