Janiva Magness traces her career and New Orleans inspirations in the Blues Center interview with Ric Stewart. She gets started as an engineer, then a background singer for soulman Herman Jones. Later she cuts three attention grabbing releases for Alligator. She talks country and blues sources Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Tex Ritter and Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell. With powerful stage performances of “Long As I Can See The Light” “Moth to a Flame” and more.
Finding some tasty Delta Blues at King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas. John Mayall closed out a great evening with Rebirth Brass Band and Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets (pictured). Looking forward to seeing Charlie Musselwhite this evening!
This VH-1 Duets concert from May 9th 1996, captures Clapton in his mid-nineties blues embrace and Dr. John belting New Orleans R&B vocals as only he can. Quite a pairing!
To commemorate a new DVD release of Dr. John and the late great Johnny Winter, Live in Sweden 1987, here is an earlier clip of their combo, grooving Dr. John’s “Right Place, Wrong Time”