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Punkabilly   Boogie In The Shack (Rhythm Bomb Records, England), the riveting rockabilly-punk debut of The Nut Jumpers, is one wild ride. Recorded in France, self-produced, all-original, these three Euro...

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Georgia ‘Bone Man     There’s nothin’ like a good ‘bone man. My favorite TV show of all-time, Treme, had, at the heart and soul of its story about New Orleans post-Katrina working musicians, a ‘...

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The First Great Blues CD of 2018   Singer/songwriter/harmonicat Curtis Salgado, and guitarist/composer/producer Alan Hager, both from Oregon, do not need a band. Rough Cut (Alligator Records) has six orig...

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Dancing at the Hall     Jerry Granelli’s Dance Hall on Justin Time Records is a keeper. The 76-year-old drummer -- a veteran of the touring bands of The Platters (“The Great Pretender” rambles o...

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Zee Blues     It’s all in his voice:  that bubbling, gurgling phlegm-fest. Howling Wolf ain’t got nothin’ on this guy. Self-released, self-produced, What You See Is What You Get is a 10-...

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What Time Is It?     For 71 years the One O’Clock Lab Band from the University of North Texas has been raging, filling the air with well-muscled brassy charts by hungry students who are so damn ...