Bobby Rush

Bobby Rush: Damn, He’s Good! “I believe I’m the oldest black blues singer now living,” says Bobby Rush, calling from his Mississippi home. At 86 years old, he certainly could lay legitimate claim to that title. During his seven-decade career – in which he’s released almost three dozen full-length albums (and estimates he’s appeared on… Continue reading Bobby Rush

Black Oak Arkansas, Back to the Rescue

Somehow, Black Oak Arkansas still exists. Founding freaks Jim “Dandy” Mangrum (vocals) and Rickie Lee Reynolds (guitar) are still flyin’ that flag (twice the original members of Skynyrd at this point), and not only that, they’ve just released their first full-length album of all new recordings in over 30 years. It’s called Underdog Heroes, and… Continue reading Black Oak Arkansas, Back to the Rescue

R.I.P. Sonny Burgess, Primal Rockabilly Wildman

Albert “Sonny” Burgess recorded for the legendary Sun Records label in its mid ‘50s heyday. Although never achieving the iconic stature or popular success of labelmates such as Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, Burgess made unforgettable contributions to Sun’s legacy. His incendiary single “Red Headed Woman” b/w “We Wanna Boogie” (which stands proudly between… Continue reading R.I.P. Sonny Burgess, Primal Rockabilly Wildman