If you have been following AI, you may have come across the ‘Rock Roundup I’ post (here). Then you will probably know that this roundup thinggie happens when I haven’t been posting for a while, although I have been searching the web and listening to new music all the while and then suddenly one day I have too many bands to feature and I combine all of them and do a single post! Welcome to Rock Roundup II!
(To be fair, this time I was also experiencing a lot of performance issues on the website and it took me the better part of the month to completely redo the site from scratch and make it faster!)
I am calling this The Roots Edition chiefly because I wanted to give it a fancy name so that you will think that this post is a big deal! The other reason is that all the tracks here are steeped in roots music – the roots of modern day Rock music – Blues, Rock N’ Roll, Soul, Country.
(Picture credit: © Todd Berman)
This guy is actually quite famous – he was reportedly the inspiration for Dan Aykroyd’s Blues Brothers! But this track might not be for everyone – but love the distorted harmonica sound.
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Charlie Musselwhite – The Well
A racy African anthem with a flute solo. The song is about a Muhammad Ali fight in Zaire. The original version of this song was a modest hit in the 70s.
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Johnny Wakelin – In Zaire 21 Ct.Version
They have got ‘Blues Band’ in their name – what more do I have to say?! This has a lady singing the Blues and the guitar solo work is noteworthy.
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Muleskinner Blues Band – Love Me Like a Man