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Chicago’s Musical Memory

On a recent visit to Chicago I didn’t get the sense that Chicago memorializes their native (or adoptive) musical sons very diligently. This article confirms this impression: worth following the links in this article. This recently released collection by Rhino commemorates Curtis Mayfield’s 50 years as a solo artist and this year marks 20 years since Mayfield’s…

The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend

Born on this date. Any self-respecting funkster, acid or otherwise, should have this album in their collection — but this album is far more than just that. My copy is a Japanese import and though pricey, it was dosh very well spent. Here is a good  assessment of Baby Huey by Leo DeLuca. acid funkacid…

Deltaphonic on tour

Deltaphonic are on an extended tour. To my mind, they are one of the best things to have come out of NOLA of late (and that’s high praise indeed). The songwriting is incredibly mature and authentic and the musicianship compelling articulates that vibe. Don’t take my word for it: Kevin Quinet has warm words for them…